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October 24, 2014

Runoff in District 1 on island

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  • mytoby3113 posted at 4:52 pm on Mon, May 12, 2014.

    mytoby3113 Posts: 422

    I was so happy to see the others Mrs. B and Mr. Mc lose. I thought the way they


    campaing against JY , it seems like they were married. (SMILE) Ijust wish we had a

    council all around. The last Mayor and council was good for nothing. JUST SAYING

    [sad] [sad] [sad]

     
  • gecroix posted at 11:53 am on Mon, May 12, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Funny how victory turns the calls for civility about 180 degrees....[wink][wink][wink]

     
  • npappous posted at 8:08 am on Mon, May 12, 2014.

    npappous Posts: 311

    "A good portion of those in his precinct weren't happy by his performance so he's not representing them all."

    Ron, by definition I represent District 4. If what you say is correct then no politician that lacks 100% of the vote truly represents their constituents. That's just silly. I may not like President Obama but realize he represents this country.

     
  • npappous posted at 8:05 am on Mon, May 12, 2014.

    npappous Posts: 311

    Ron public housing was never going in District 4. As for inappropriate - it is a simple observation. Island Runner was negative for months on my candidacy and never once asked me for help with anything in my two years on council. I responded to every request and communication from my constituents. I know who Island Runner is and his issue is a personal one - has nothing to do with what is best for District 4.

     
  • Island Runner posted at 6:55 am on Mon, May 12, 2014.

    Island Runner Posts: 401

    Norm,
    Four out of seven ain't bad. If I had really got behind Hoover it could have easily been five out of seven. However at this point it is time to do what's best for Galveston and that is to get Cornelia Harris Banks re-elected.

     
  • Jake Buckner posted at 9:40 pm on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1681

    Oh. It seemed like you were confirming that Island Runner is Mr Pappous's opponent, Mr Hoover. That's the only way the response would be inappropriate. Is that what you were confirming? Forgive me if I'm slow.


    Not being an Island insider like you, I didn't know that Island Runner was Mr Hoover. In fact, I've been wondering who Island Runner was for weeks, as he spouted his silly one-liners on these boards.

    So, I guess I've gone back to school. Thanks, Mr Shelby.

    Just to be clear, is Island Runner one-and-the-same as Mr Hoover? Or is Island Runner someone else? The world wonders...[whistling]

     
  • IslandResident posted at 8:26 pm on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    IslandResident Posts: 145

    Cornelia is an advocate of small business and growth. Her opponent is an advocate for his own pocket. From someone who lives in District 1, for 10 years, Cornelia is the ONLY City Council member I have ever met in my district. None of the others gave the time of day to their constituents.

     
  • RonShelby posted at 8:23 pm on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 559

    Then you need to go back to school Jake. Norman knows what I'm saying. Not cool though. He didn't win by some absolute number with no competition. It was actually a good race. A good portion of those in his precinct weren't happy by his performance so he's not representing them all. Just the ones supporting him. The rest he's left on their own,...and worse, not good for Galveston as a whole.

     
  • Jake Buckner posted at 5:21 pm on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1681

    Ron, I can't tell what Councilman Pappous is talking about in his post. What do you think he's talking about? Why is it inappropriate?

     
  • RonShelby posted at 2:54 pm on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 559

    It seems like, for years, its been one or the other on council. Not casting any judgements, just wondering why.

     
  • RonShelby posted at 2:53 pm on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 559

    Uncool and inappropriate councilman Pappous. Not sure how great you are for Galveston, only for keeping public housing from your district. That attitude won't take you much farther.

     
  • gecroix posted at 10:07 am on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Remember, you're supposed to be working on that sarcasm...[wink][smile]
    Besides, trying to train a weasel is like trying to hold a handful of helium...

     
  • npappous posted at 9:16 am on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    npappous Posts: 311

    If your performance in the District 4 race is any prognosticator, Cornelia should avoid your support like the plague. [whistling]

     
  • Don233 posted at 7:31 am on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    Don233 Posts: 302

    Her voting block tells me it's time for a change.

     
  • Don233 posted at 7:30 am on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    Don233 Posts: 302

    Cornelia's last alignment with the "failing four" says that Tarris deserves a shot. She was definitely part of the problem on the last council. Her voting bl

     
  • TXDoula posted at 7:15 am on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    TXDoula Posts: 43

    Amen! Cornelia has well served our city. Woods would be a disaster.

     
  • Island Runner posted at 6:45 am on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    Island Runner Posts: 401

    Now we need to get busy and make sure Woods does not get elected.

     
  • smfennew posted at 4:38 am on Sun, May 11, 2014.

    smfennew Posts: 125

    Congratulations to all the winners - and especially to Craig Brown, my opponent in district 2. After this campaign season, I'm just glad runoffs were avoided in the mayor's race and most of the council districts. It makes it easier to just move on - as smoothly and quickly as possible.
    Once again, congratulations and good luck to the new council.