Supporter of pro-toll Sheila McNeil tries to buy votes

Link to article here. McNeil “Those people can afford the tolls” McNeil, who’s trying to oust Good Guy Tommy Adkisson from office (more how McNeil stole the MPO chairmanship from Adkisson here), has a supporter offering to “buy” votes to reward people for voting for McNeil. It’s highly illegal, but do you think anyone will pay the price?

McNeil voters were to be rewarded
By Gilbert Garcia
Express-News

A Sheila McNeil supporter who runs a youth football program sent a text message last week urging parents to vote for the Commissioners Court hopeful in exchange for a $125 credit on their children’s football enrollment fees, according to multiple sources.

Fred Davis, 35, founder of Youth Advancement Initiative, a nonprofit organization with five youth football leagues and a cheerleading program, sent the offer Friday, according to three former East Side City Council members: Mario Salas, John Sanders and McNeil, the hopeful whom Davis sought to help.

In the text message, Davis told parents with children enrolled in his program that if they went to the Claude Black Center over the weekend and cast their vote for McNeil, one of two hopefuls challenging incumbent Commissioner Tommy Adkisson in the Democratic primary, he would reward them with a $125 enrollment credit. It’s unclear how he would’ve determined whether the parents voted for McNeil.

Early Saturday, Davis sent a follow-up text message rescinding his offer, according to sources. But by then, the initial text had generated a buzz on the East Side.

Davis declined to comment.

Read the rest of the story here.

One Reply to “Supporter of pro-toll Sheila McNeil tries to buy votes”

  1. Alex Deimel

    Well what did you expect. This is business as usual in Washington just with more 0’s at the end. ms.McNeil must be practicing for her new job as U.S. Congressmen or perhaps one of those really cushy jobs as a Senator. Lets face it, wouldn’t you rather have “we the people” pay your check with all those great bennies and be able to take legal bribes from lobbiests. Whats even better is that after you pass some really stupid legislation you can then exempt yourself from it.
    Let’s be honest. most of these people could care less about the common working person,they just want to get elected so they can ride the gravy train. I do like Mr.Adkisson because several times he has gone to bat on our behalf and stood up for what is right. Ms.McNeil on the other hand is already starting out as a business as usual politician.
    Mr.Adkisson you have my vote because you are a person of integrity.

Leave a Reply