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November 27, 2014

Marx is wrong about McMorris

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Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:00 am

Daily News readers sound off about the May election.

I just read the following on Kate Marx’s Facebook page and had to gasp. Of Ralph McMorris, Marx said; “Truth is, under his (McMorris) leadership, the GAIN organization went from 20 member neighborhoods down to eight. Is this the testament to his ability to lead? I hope that the citizens of District 3 will look for truth in everything with respect to this election. I have preferred to take the high road.”

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Under McMorris’ leadership and tireless work, the Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods flourished, reached 19 neighborhoods and was the highest membership in the history of GAIN.

Membership data is public information and can be verified. I was vice president when McMorris was president of GAIN. He went to neighborhood meetings, never missed a city manager meeting, was thorough in his preparation of neighborhood concerns and handled very difficult citywide issues, such as housing, diplomatically and with a focus on everyone having a voice. GAIN flourished under him.

I know the air is rare on the 22nd floor of Palisade Palms, but it might also be thin.

How else could you explain an accountant who cautions against lying in the campaign lying on Facebook?