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Endorsement for Mayor by Eddie Janek and Albert Choate

These two men have been important coaches and mentors in my life and I am honored to have their endorsement as your next Galveston Mayor. Albert Choate was my baseball coach at Ball High and Eddie Janek set the wheels in motion for me to be considered for baseball by the University of Texas

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Promotions and Awards within the Galveston Police Department

I extend heartfelt appreciation to all who serve and protect Galveston through the Galveston Police Department. Thank you for your service to our community. Congratulations to newly promoted Captain Alcocer and Lieutenant Sims and those of you who received awards this week – they are well deserved!

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Endorsement by Johnny Smecca

Endorsement by Johnny Smecca

I am honored to call this man my friend and to have his endorsement as Galveston Mayor. Johnny A Smecca, you are a true treasure to this Island and to our lives

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Bringing Our City Back into Solvency

During my time as Galveston Mayor, Kroger moved into its current location on the Seawall, adding convenience, beauty and infrastructure improvements to what was a trailer park. Academy Sports and Outdoors now occupies the former Kroger location.

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City Raises Tax Rate Almost 2 Cents, Citing Costs

When I began my term as Mayor of Galveston in the late ’90s, Galveston was nearly bankrupt, we could not afford police cars so we leased them, and our bond rating was so bad that Bern Ewert — the interim manager at the time — referred to our rating like that of a third-world country.

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Revitalization of the Old Galvez Mall

Revitalization of the Old Galvez Mall

While Roger “Bo” Quiroga was Galveston Mayor, he spearheaded the demolition and revitalization of the old Galvez Mall, which sat vacant for 13 years and not providing jobs or revenues.

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The $2 Billion Economic Renaissance

The former Eckerd Drug at 2425 Broadway, which is now CVS, was the beginning of the $2 billion renaissance in economic development the City of Galveston experienced during my tenure as Galveston Mayor from 1998 to 2004.

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