Council incumbents tossed out
we have examples of every vote counting. The one in yesterday's city council
runoff was in District 8: if only
Two incumbents were given the boot. The indicted John Sanders lost the District 2 seat. Joel Williams had a landslide 70% there. And Toni Morehouse, least subtle of all politicians with their hands out, was run off by Ron Segovia, with 62%.
In District 5, it was Saint Patti's day. Hard-working do-gooder Patti Radle edged Tom Lopez 53 to 47 percent. It is my suspicion that Radle cannot be bought. A lot of her contributions were four, five and ten dollars, and she wouldn't accept more than $500 from any individual.
Who gave how much to whom in the city elections? Don't look for the info on a city website. Council members until now have ignored the need for a searchable campaign-finanance database.
Our new council members will consider a smoking ban, tax abatements for land developers, aquifer protection, term limits, and continuing to make looking up campaign donations as difficult as possible.
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.
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