Name: Bill Spillar
Occupation: Retired Educator
Campaign website or social media site: Bill Spillar for Bayou Vista Alderman on Facebook
Elected offices held (with years of service): Board of Trustees, LaMarque Independent School District, 18 years:1990-2008.
Q: Are you a legal resident of the district you are seeking to represent?
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Q: Have you ever been charged or convicted of a felony crime? If you answer yes please explain.
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Q: Have you ever sued a public entity or been sued by one? If you answer yes, please explain. Yes _____ No __x____
Q: Do you have any other debts (including unpaid taxes) to a public entity? If yes please explain.
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Q: Will you have your home phone number listed in the phone book or your mobile number listed for the public to contact you directly?
Q: Why should voters choose you?
A: I will act openly and keep a balance between the needs of the city and the tax-payers/residents. I will address issues with no pre-conceived decisions about the ways things should be.
Q: What are your specific qualifications for the position?
A: I have forty-plus years of administrative experience in the public sector. I also have eighteen years as an elected official as a Trustee on La Marque ISD’s Board of Trustees so I have been on both sides of management and governance. While I believe that everyone has a right to be heard on issues I believe in following the rules, whether in policies, ordinances or laws.
Q: What are the issues in this campaign?
A: Equal application of the existing ordinances and consideration to changing or clarifying some of the rules and procedures. Consistency is viewed as a problem by many Bayou Vista citizens.
Q: What is your platform on those issues?
A: I pledge to study those issues and receive input from everyone involved before voting on them. We have a representative form of government that depends on receiving input and making decisions as a body politic.