PLEASE CHECK OUT THE LATEST VIDEO TO THE LEFT OF THIS COLUMN. JOYCE CLARK INVITED SAM CHAVIRA TO A DEBATE. HE REFUSED. IMAGINE IF IT HAD HAPPENED…
My opponent, Sam Chavira and his big money, outside-of-Glendale special interests, went negative against me. He needed to keep the public’s focus off of his record and the only way to do so was to attack me. He lied. He has a record that he cannot defend. On July 5, 2016, I invited Sammy to a debate. He refused. He said, “My record speaks for itself.” Here are the facts that make up his record.
FACT: Sam Chavira abused taxpayer trust by spending nearly $25,000 on trips, like to Washington, D.C. to see the Pope or hosting a $420 seafood dinner for his Phoenix fire department bosses.
FACT: Sam Chavira has been an invisible councilmember. He does not return constituent calls, often cannot be reached and hosted only one district meeting (May of 2013) during his term.
FACT: Sam Chavira has 2 full time jobs, as a Phoenix firefighter and Glendale councilmember. He has failed to do his job as your councilmember. He missed 12 city council meetings (Minutes of city council meetings). That is more than any other Glendale councilmember in history.
FACT: In March of 2016 Sam Chavira received a speeding ticket in Glendale. His court date was scheduled for April 20, 2016. He failed to appear in court. His driver’s license was suspended. He only paid his fines when the media questioned him.
Sam Chavira’s ethical compass is broken.
He can’t do the job he was elected to do.
He used taxpayers’ money as if it was his personal checkbook.
He thinks he’s above the law and failed to appear in court.
My ethical compass is not broken.
I will do the full-time councilmember’s job full-time.
I will publicize every taxpayer dollar I spend from my councilmember’s budget.
I am not above the law. Glendale’s elected officials have a duty to be role models for our community.
© Joyce Clark, 2016
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