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Old 08-26-2008, 10:19 PM  
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Election Selection

Does anyone know anything about Dave Newman, Saul Gonzales or Lisa Marie? Party, politics, agenda? The Daily Wreckord never does much to disclose useful information about local candidates.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:09 AM  
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David Newman will oppose the mayor, not Jane
Yeah. I'm kind of surprised. I really thought I had decoded the rumors and then I remembered the last time I saw Jane and the Mayor go at it and thought of her stake in some of the issues being sorted out right now and was sure I was right.

Just goes to show you...
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:41 AM  
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Unfortunately, I don't know much about any of them, yet. I overheard Newman opposing any host responsibility for out of control parties at a recent Council meeting. Not cool.

I can't remember if he has a website or not, but I read somewhere recently that he wants us to attract better jobs and wants us to do so with tax incentives, not cash and wants us to use the cash for infrastructure issues (I think). I'm all for that.

Other than that, nothing.

I was here when Lisa Marie ran the last time (according to her site) but I can't remember her. She does not seem to have a very substantive platform.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:20 PM  
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Diving Dave ? Hero ?

Is this the same Dave Newman who was arrested three years ago after he saved a drowning man at the falls by the old ice house (Joe's) because he didn't swim to where the University police had "ordered" him to go? While they did nothing but watch. I believe the charges were dropped.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:28 PM  
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That's the one. I just don't know much else about him or his positions.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:16 PM  
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David Newman

Well at least we know two things about him; he has cajones and he'll act when necessary. We've had a lot of city council members about whom neither is true.
Re. Lisa Marie - yes, she appears a little lefty, but eco-tourism (however limited that may be), a no kill animal shelter and more/full funding for at risk youth and the youth shelter aren't bad things. We need diversity on the council. Mr. Jones has been a body on the council of no measurable consequence. As she is the only alternative to him she'll probably get my vote unless she does something really absurd.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:03 PM  
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she'll probably get my vote unless she does something really absurd.
Like being a complete socialist?? That is not what Texas is about!
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:10 PM  
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eco-tourism (however limited that may be), a no kill animal shelter and more/full funding for at risk youth and the youth shelter aren't bad things.

No, they're not bad things, but they are not at the top of my list and things like the no-kill shelter and no-chain law could have been pushed through by a citizen. I don't recall seeing her at City Council pushing for either. There was a couple asking for an ordinance against chaining up dogs, but she wasn't one of them and they didn't present a very compelling case (which is unfortunate, because there is tons of data out there to support an ordinance like that).

The last time the people of San Marcos were asked, bike and pedestrian improvements were at the tip-top of their list. I'd like to see someone pushing for those.

I'd also like some real jobs in San Marcos. Eco-tourism is nice, but I don't think it will pay for my house, my kids' college and my retirement.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:38 PM  
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Lisa Marie Coppoletta

Seems to me bike and pedestrian improvements would be right up her alley considering what little else I know about her at this point.
Given that the choice is her or Chris Jones, what has he done while on the council that meets your expectations?
Eco-tourism isn't going to pay for much, but I think the point is that it won't do much damage either.

Nothing she has publically advocated is pure socialism, mesquitedude. Is not killing animals offensive to you? Should we pay nothing now for at risk youth so that we can pay a lot more later when they're on welfare or in prison? You're going to pay either way.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:57 PM  
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I don't know that he has done a lot, but he has supported some road issues that were important to me and he has expressed support for finding a solution to the Sagewood problem, which for me, as an individual voter, is the one issue that keeps me up at night - literally and figuratively.
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