Veronica Escobar, Corruption and Election Meddling

[Author’s note: The name of Michael Pleters was corrected on December 19, 2017 @ 09:31ET] Any talk of the 2016 election will likely touch on the Russians meddling in the election. Whether on the right or the left, most, if not all voters, would agree that the vote is sacrosanct to any election. Thus, any… Read More Veronica Escobar, Corruption and Election Meddling

Jim Tolbert and the Art of Hypocrisy About Transparency

During city council’s discussion (item 33.1) last week about Cortney Niland asking that the city rescind its prohibition of electronic devices at the city dais during city council meetings, there was another elected official whose government transparency notions need to be scrutinized. As you know, Niland has told you that she will not follow the… Read More Jim Tolbert and the Art of Hypocrisy About Transparency

Candidate Dossier: Jim Hudson Tolbert

Name: Jim Hudson Tolbert Date of Birth: 12/16/1952 (63) Education: BS.Ed from Texas Tech University, 1975 Occupation: Sales representative Home address: 2701 Frankfort Ave. El Paso, Texas 79930 Length of time in district: 9 years and 6 months Email address: diegotolbert@gmail.com Telephone: +1 915 525 7364 Campaign Information: Treasurer: Richard C. Bonart Campaign address: Campaign… Read More Candidate Dossier: Jim Hudson Tolbert

Candidate Dossier: David Nevarez

Name: David Nevarez Date of Birth: 05/15/1965 (50) Education: Unknown Occupation: disabled combat veteran Home address: 3424 Fillmore Avenue El Paso, Texas 79930 Length of time in district: 18 years Email address: rregalado_98@yahoo.com Telephone: +1 915 772 7583 Campaign Information: Treasurer: Sandra Nevarez Campaign address: Campaign telephone: Campaign facsimile: Campaign website: http://www.davidforelpaso.com/ Campaign social media: https://www.facebook.com/david.nevarez0431… Read More Candidate Dossier: David Nevarez

Candidate Dossier: Gordon Ray Thatcher

Name: Gordon Ray Thatcher Date of Birth: 12/10/1967 (48) Education: Unknown Occupation: retired from US Army Home address: 3311 Garnet Drive El Paso, Texas 79904 Length of time in district: 7 months Email address: gordon.thatcher@gmail.com Telephone: +1 915 234 8739 Campaign Information: Treasurer: Austin L Thatcher Campaign address: Campaign telephone: Campaign facsimile: Campaign website: Campaign social media: Criminal… Read More Candidate Dossier: Gordon Ray Thatcher

Candidate Dossier: Abraham Moises Monteros

Name: Abraham Moises Monteros Date of Birth: 04/15/1988 (27) Education: Senior year at UTEP majoring in Philosophy and French with a minor in Women and Gender studies. Occupation: Student/Research Assistant Home address: 2435 McKinley B54 El Paso, Texas 79930 Length of time in district: 4 years and 8 months Email address: ammonteros@miners.utep.edu Telephone: +1 915 355 0518 Campaign… Read More Candidate Dossier: Abraham Moises Monteros

Candidate Dossier: Cemellí de Aztlán

Name: Cemellí de Aztlán Date of Birth: 12/27/1980 (35) Education: Master in Divinity, Indigenous Religious Studies and Women in Religious Studies; Harvard University, 2009 Occupation: Network Weaver & Adjunct Professor Home address: 3317 Nashville El Paso, Texas 79930 Length of time in district: 1 year Email address: cdeaztlan@gmail.com Telephone: +1 915 799 2890 Campaign Information:… Read More Candidate Dossier: Cemellí de Aztlán

Candidate Dossier: Dolores Garcia Baca

Name: Dolores Garcia Baca Date of Birth: 03/01/1957 (59) Education: BA in Psychology Occupation: retired Home address: 1601 Weightman Circle El Paso, Texas 79903 Length of time in district: 19 years and 11 months Email address: rregalado_98@yahoo.com Telephone: +1 915 772 7583 Campaign Information: Treasurer: Roberto R. Regalado Campaign address: Campaign telephone: Campaign facsimile: Campaign… Read More Candidate Dossier: Dolores Garcia Baca

Someone is Clearly Lying

As you likely know by now, Larry Romero submitted written responses to the Ross Fisher questionnaire on March 15, 2016. As with all controversies, it comes down to who is telling the truth. After reviewing Romero’s answers I looked to see what information, if any, I could independently verify. Official business should generate supporting documentation… Read More Someone is Clearly Lying

Larry Romero Should Still Be Subject to Ethics Commission

As I wrote previously, whether Larry Romero resigns or not is immaterial to whether he committed an ethics violations while a city representative. Just like someone cannot avoid criminal prosecution for stealing from a previous job because they no longer work there, neither should Romero avoid having to answer to the Ethics Commission. Contrary to… Read More Larry Romero Should Still Be Subject to Ethics Commission

Ethics Commission Must Continue Investigation Into Larry Romero

As you know by now, Larry Romero apparently resigned last Friday. The El Paso Times reported the resignation via Oscar Leeser’s office. According to the newspaper, the resignation is effective last Sunday, February 7, 2016. KFOX and KTSM quoted unnamed sources at the city as the source of the resignation. KVIA was unable to confirm… Read More Ethics Commission Must Continue Investigation Into Larry Romero

Outside Investigator Ross Fischer Looking Into Joyce Wilson

As most of you know, late last year, the El Paso city council contracted Ross Fischer to report on the various issues surrounding the aborted attempt to replace the financial advisors for the city. You also likely know that city council discussed Tommy Gonzalez in executive session yesterday. With all of the controversies surrounding Larry… Read More Outside Investigator Ross Fischer Looking Into Joyce Wilson

The 2015 Cover Up

As I wrote yesterday, if you are not looking closely you might be missing the ongoing cover up being perpetuated against you by some city officials. The most important scandal, the $22 million, is cleverly being hidden behind the “Luther Jonesing” of Larry Romero and of Tommy Gonzalez. “Luther Jonesing,” as I am using it… Read More The 2015 Cover Up