Duncanville City Councilmember Values

Integrity
Means we will abide by high moral and ethical principles, which we will not compromise. We will be consistent, and do the same thing that we would do behind closed doors that we would do if all citizens were watching.

Honesty
Means that we will do what is right all the time and that we will truthfully explain our actions. It means we will speak the truth and not stray from the truth. We will not withhold information in order to take advantage of others.

Fairness
Means we will practice the Golden Rule, treating others with equity and not showing partiality even when it’s inconvenient. When rules are broken, we will apply just and reasonable penalties.

Accountability
Means we will hold ourselves accountable to adhere to the expectations of responsible behavior. We will take responsibility for our actions, and we will admit it when we’ve done something wrong.

Transparency
Means we will operate in the open without hidden agendas so that citizens can easily see what we have done. It means that we will keep things from being covered up and that we will do as much as possible on camera so that every citizen can see that we have no secrets.

Service Above Self
Means that we will engage the City’s business with the determination to leave things better than they were. We are committed to doing what’s best for the citizens,, by putting the citizens before ourselves or our own personal or political agendas.

My Comment:
Over the next few weeks, you may be approached by individuals running from Duncanville City Council. If you get approached just ask the question “Got Values?”

On Leadership in Duncanville-Special Edition: My Response to the Surburban Newspaper Lie

“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.”
― Cesar Millan

Fresh From the Local Propaganda Tabloid, Published by the Crescent Realty Group(Suburban)
“Patrick Harvey in a recent ethics complaint accused Mayor Deborah Hodge of sexually harassing him”.

Here is my response:
During the 2008 Presidential election campaign between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, the cameras of CNN (Cable News Network) captured an extraordinary conversation at a McClain for President campaign rally. A woman stood up to speak at the rally, and said the following: “I do not trust Barack Obama. I’ve been reading about him. He is an Arab”…
Sen. McCain tactfully pulled the microphone away from his supporter and responded: “Ma’am, I disagree…he is not an Arab. He is a decent, hard working man.” The point that the Senator was making was that just because something is written does not make it true. It took great courage and integrity for Sen. McCain to say that at his own campaign rally.
Integrity has been a frequently discussed word in Duncanville the past few weeks: who has it and who does not. In the Duncanville City Council meeting last night, I demonstrated my integrity by offering to resign if it were proven that I accused the Mayor of sexual harassment in an ethics complaint. I stated that I believed that the Mayor is not capable of sexually harassing anyone, and I invited her to join with me in publicly denouncing this terrible lie.

The Mayor did not take advantage of the opportunity presented to her.

Integrity?

Think about it.

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series) May 6

Anger is one letter short of danger. ~Author Unknown

The Hodge/Jones/Dotson campaign has dedicated itself to making you angry….at Councilmembers, at “the good old boys, at the interim City Manager, at the City Attorney, at “special interests”, etc.,etc., etc.

In my opinion, a vote cast in anger is a vote that places our community in danger of losing its relevance. I believe that a year ago, you were disappointed in the performance of the Mayor and City Council and you responded by providing three new faces on the Council while sending a serious message to the long time District 5 representative (which unfortunately is being ignored). Because of what you did last year, the Mayor and the Crescent Realty organization has repeatedly lashed out in anger against the tide of change. Now in this election I urge you to continue and complete the change you started last year.

Don’t allow someone to make you angry….stay resolute in your desire to move Duncanville forward as we strive to be the “City of Champions”.

Today is the last day of early voting. If you have voted already (as the kids would say “holler at your boy!), thank you.

If not,

Go Vote!

Thank you kindly.

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series) May 2

 

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Fresh From the Local Propaganda Tabloid, Published by the Crescent Realty Group(Suburban)

“Patrick Harvey in a recent ethics complaint accused Mayor Deborah Hodge of sexually harassing him”.

Previous Lie From the Local Propaganda Tabloid, Published by the Crescent Realty Group(Suburban)

“City Attorney At Center of Controversy”

Neither one of these statements are true.

Deborah Hodge, a so called candidate of “integrity” and Ann Hubener are so desperate to win this election that they have become serial liars. 

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”
Albert Einstein

DUNCANVILLE VOTERS:  Vote for integrity.  Vote against Deborah Hodge, Stephen Jones and Ron Dotson.

Why them, too?

Birds of a feather flock together.

Go Vote!

If you have already, thank you kindly.

Now go get 5 other people to vote.