We have the wrong system to elect the next mayor of Galveston. Under either a strong mayor or a 4-2-1 system, we would have the ideal race — one with real choices.
Elizabeth Beeton is a quality person with Galveston in her heart. She analyzes each situation and makes formulates her opinion with or without council approval.
Jim Yarbrough is a good man and strong public figure. His statement, “If you like the city like it is, I’m is not your guy,” is ironic since he accepts endorsements by the three most recent mayors.
Don Mafrige is a man who objectively evaluates circumstances in order to act on what is best for Galveston. By listening to opposing views and incorporating them when appropriate, he will move our city forward.
Under his leadership, the city manager will have a clear path for implementing the policies passed by city council. Therefore, under the current system, the most-qualified candidate for mayor is Mafrige. There is no other choice.