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.

G.W. Cornelius

Galveston

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Robert Young


So that's how Earl got all those yards,, Team player I would say. It would be nice to have a mayor that everyone respects. Jim Yarbrough for mayor.

Bill Quiroga

Have you seen the ad in Saturdays GDN (April 19, 2014) paper about Yarbrough vs. Mafrige, you got to be a joker, just look at his record, a great leader!

Miss Priss

I saw that ad too and laughed that Mafrige would assume this race would be between himself and Yarbrough. The reality of the situation is the race will most likely be between Beeton and Yarbrough. Also, if you place a full page ad listing the opposing candidate cons vs. your pros, it might be best to do a better job of filling in your pros instead of leaving so many holes and space under what you should be displaying under your own qualifications as you continue to bash the other.

Mafrige really wasted his money paying Ken Clark Services to develop that full ad...... They should have at least used a more flattering photo of Mafrige too. I'd also question a candidate who uses an elected official for paid political services that has allowed his former secretary and former campaign treasurer go down (trial and reputation) for actions related to his selfishness.

Robert Young

you are right about hitman clark

David Collins

GW, since when did you become a supporter of public housing?

George Croix

Politics is sure an oddity.
Where else does one spend more money to get a job than they will make in salary on that job.

Robert Young

If you believe the scarecrow,,like Yarbrough said if 200 or 500 units of government
housing defeats Galveston's progress? Then we need to put a fork in the place. We are done. We had nothing to offer in the first place and weren't ever going anywhere,This island is about so much more than that. and BTW, what kind of Mayor would want to bully a few poor off the island . Public housing is NOT our problem.. Our problem is, no plan,, no leadership.. JY fixes all that. He is a realistic compassionate leader with vision.

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