In Galveston, 19 candidates have filed for seven seats on the City Council. The election is May 10.
I have known Jim Yarbrough for 17 years. I have always been amazed that a man I consider to be affable and easy going is able to accomplish all he has as a public servant.
Under his direction, the Galveston County Justice Center was built, the Emergency Planning Service was developed, the consolidated dispatch was put into place, which put first responders on the same radio frequency for better communication. He helped develop the evacuation plan for the Texas Gulf Coast and worked for our community during the recovery from Hurricane Ike.
He took steps to ensure the University of Texas Medical Branch would rebuild after Ike. Yarbrough is a BOI that has served his community well. For some reason he holds the Texas Longhorns in high esteem — I guess that is because he received a business degree there on scholarship while blocking for Earl Campbell.
Yarbrough will always be remembered as the best judge Galveston County has ever had. His integrity, vision and ability to bring people together for the greater good has earned him that. I urge you to join with me in making Jim Yarbrough our next mayor.