Omar Rachid is right choice for future of Victoria

April 29, 2013 at 4:04 p.m.
Updated April 28, 2013 at 11:29 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

After watching the debates between the candidates for mayor of Victoria, I am writing to give my support to Omar Rachid. I was thoroughly impressed by his knowledge of the issues facing Victoria and his ideas for the future, especially the quality of life. His website has some great ideas for bringing in more entertainment venues, like a rodeo and ice hockey facility and even a water park (Google "omar rachid mayor victoria tx"). A few years back, I worked with him on a Red Cross fundraiser, and he impressed me with his get-it-done attitude, organizational skills and his boundless energy - all qualities a good mayor needs. Omar also has a remarkable record of service to Victoria with business, service, charity, arts and education organizations: He has been chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, United Way, Adult Literacy Counsel and Theatre Victoria, and he sits on advisory boards at VISD and UHV. After the last few years of strife concerning UHV and whether it should leave the UH system, it is good to see that Omar is working with UHV, not against it. Omar has earned my vote because I think he is right for Victoria's future.

Janice Hill, Victoria



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