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Interview with Graci Garces

Graci Garces

Graci Garces

The final open District Council seat is in District I, where CM James Rodriguez is termed out. Four candidates vie to succeed him, including one from 2011. The first candidate for review here is Graci Garces. Garces is the Chief of Staff to CM Rodriguez, having previously worked for then-CM Carol Alvarado. Prior to that, she was a legislative staffer in Austin, working for the late Rep. Irma Rangel, Rep. Juan Escobar, and Rep. Dora Olivo. The nature of the city’s relationship with the state legislature was among the things we talked about in the interview:

Graci Garces interview

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  1. […] Start off your Diez y Seis by listening to the Graci Garces interview with Off the Kuff here. […]

  2. SUSAN DELGADO says:

    WARNING!! DON’T LET THESE PEOPLE CONTROL DISTRICT I
    WARNING!! READ BETWEEN THE LINES!! The GRACI GARCES CAMPAIGN is based on these behind the scenes past SCANDALS! Diana Davila Martinez is the Campaign Treasurer to the GRACI GARCES Campaign. These Political People ARE X-POLITICIANS and have LOST their elections and have been out of politics for years and are now trying to make GRACI GARCES their PUPPET!!! Please Read the past information on these BEHIND THE SCENES X-POLITICIANS WHO ARE THE BACKERS OF THE GRACI GRACES CAMPAIGN.
    • 1994-DIANA DAVILA- Was the Legislative Aide and the Mistress to then State Representative ROMAN MARTINEZ, who ran AGAINST MARIO GALLEGOS for the TEXAS SENATE RACE and LOST. IT WAS A BITTER ELECTION! A FLYER was sent out during the GALLEGOS-MARTINEZ Election about the fact that ROMAN MARTINEZ was married at the time and had left his Wife and 2 children for the younger DIANA DAVILA. They have since married.
    • 1994-ROMAN MARTINEZ LOST THE TEXAS SENATE RACE TO MARIO GALLEGOS.
    • 1992-ROMAN MARTINEZ LOST THE TEXAS SENATE RACE TO JOHN WHITMIRE.
    • 2004-DIANA DAVILA MARTINEZ LOST IN A RUN-OFF FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT H RACE TO ADRIAN GARCIA.
    • 2006-CAROL ALVARADO-had a CITY WIDE Scandal involving $130,000 of Felony Fraud within her Office under her SUPERVISION as City Council District I. She later stepped down as Mayor Pro Tem. Her office was raided and she had hired Defense attorney Rusty Hardin. PLEASE READ BELOW:
    City Hall shakeup over payroll scandal
    Alvarado temporarily steps down over payroll scandal
    Tuesday hearing will consider whether to fire involved employees
    MATT STILES, Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle | March 6, 2006
    *BONUS SCANDAL-The scandal at City Hall is heating up reports Houston News. On February 15, Mayor Pro Tem CAROL ALVARADO’s office was RAIDED, the LOCKS CHANGED, and four workers in her office were suspended accused of taking improper bonuses. DECEMBER 16, 2006-posted by HOUSTON_NEWS.

    City Hall shakeup over payroll scandal
    Bonus Scandal
    The scandal at city hall is heating up reports Houston News. On February 15, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Alvarado’s office was raided, the locks changed, and four workers in her office were suspended, accused of taking improper bonuses. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2006posted – by

  3. SUSAN DELGADO says:

    WARNING!! DON’T LET THESE PEOPLE CONTROL DISTRICT I
    WARNING!! READ BETWEEN THE LINES!! The GRACI GARCES CAMPAIGN is based on these behind the scenes past SCANDALS! Diana Davila Martinez is the Campaign Treasurer to the GRACI GARCES Campaign. These Political People ARE X-POLITICIANS and have LOST their elections and have been out of politics for years and are now trying to make GRACI GARCES their PUPPET!!! Please Read the past information on these BEHIND THE SCENES X-POLITICIANS WHO ARE THE BACKERS OF THE GRACI GRACES CAMPAIGN.
    • 1994-DIANA DAVILA- Was the Legislative Aide and the Mistress to then State Representative ROMAN MARTINEZ, who ran AGAINST MARIO GALLEGOS for the TEXAS SENATE RACE and LOST. IT WAS A BITTER ELECTION! A FLYER was sent out during the GALLEGOS-MARTINEZ Election about the fact that ROMAN MARTINEZ was married at the time and had left his Wife and 2 children for the younger DIANA DAVILA. They have since married.
    • 1994-ROMAN MARTINEZ LOST THE TEXAS SENATE RACE TO MARIO GALLEGOS.
    • 1992-ROMAN MARTINEZ LOST THE TEXAS SENATE RACE TO JOHN WHITMIRE.
    • 2004-DIANA DAVILA MARTINEZ LOST IN A RUN-OFF FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT H RACE TO ADRIAN GARCIA.
    • 2006-CAROL ALVARADO-had a CITY WIDE Scandal involving $130,000 of Felony Fraud within her Office under her SUPERVISION as City Council District I. She later stepped down as Mayor Pro Tem. Her office was raided and she had hired Defense attorney Rusty Hardin. HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Carol Alvarado City Hall shakeup over payroll scandal-Alvarado temporarily steps down over payroll scandal.
    Tuesday hearing will consider whether to fire involved employees MATT STILES, Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle | March 6, 2006 *BONUS CITY HALL SHAKEUP OVER BONUS SCANDAL-The scandal at City Hall is heating up reports Houston News. On February 15, Mayor Pro Tem CAROL ALVARADO’s office was RAIDED, the LOCKS CHANGED, and four workers in her office were suspended accused of taking improper bonuses. DECEMBER 16, 2006-posted by HOUSTON_NEWS.RDAY

  4. Hobby Lobby says:

    Susan, you need to check your meds.

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