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Candidate knows when to say 'yes' and 'no'

By BY EMETT ALVAREZ
May 4, 2012 at 12:04 a.m.

Emett Alvarez

Hello Victorians.

My name is Emett Alvarez and I am running for city council because I want to work for the citizens of District 1.

I received my business degree from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from Stroman High School.

I have 30 years of business experience. I worked for Victoria Economic Development Corporation, the Boy Scouts, Pedernales Electric Co-op, and a U.S. Congressman, ran the economic development corporation for City of Bay, and worked for Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.

I own a small business in Victoria; I currently serve on the Food Bank board of directors and I am the Grand Knight of Our Lady of Sorrows Knights of Columbus.

I am a former chairman of the board of the Victoria Chamber and was a member of the University of Houston Victoria President's Advisory Council.

I am asking the voters of District 1 to hire me on May 12, so I can work for you.

Unlike Ms. Rangel, who stated she cannot say no, well - I can say no to raising taxes and no to higher water bills. I can say no to wasting taxpayers' money.

I will say yes to fixing our streets and drainage problems. Yes to moving the new sewer plant to another non-populated site. Yes to preventing crime. Yes to closing the Willow Street sewer plant now. And I will say Yes to listening to Victorians and solving their city concerns and issues.

When district 1 voters elect Emett Alvarez on Saturday, May 12, I am ready to go to work for you.

I humbly ask for your vote and support, so I can be your voice on city council. Your vote will allow me to work for you.

You can always reach me at 571-9561 or 578-9686. God bless you, your family and this great community we all call home.

Emett Alvarez is a candidate for the Victoria City Council District 1 seat.

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