The Houston Chronicle picks up on Tax assessor’s shady shenanigans and has an op-ed in today’s paper.
One of the company’s more valuable assets is a paid director, Ed Johnson, who doubles as the associate voter registrar for the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office. The firm sells county and state voter data to customers. Johnson is paid with taxpayer dollars to supervise voter registration in a nonpartisan manner.
“We’re the business behind winning campaigns,” declares the CDS Web site. “Allow us to partner with you and put our expertise to work!”
And a quote from my good friend Dr. Diane Trautman:
Democrat Diane Trautman, who narrowly lost to Bettencourt, called for Johnson’s removal before next November’s elections. “Vasquez should be responsible for background checks on second forms of employment for his people,” noted Trautman. “I just wonder how many other employees there are in the tax office who have the same conflict of interest as Johnson.”
You know, no matter how they try to paint it, saying “he’s honorable man”…it’s still a conflict of interest and it still smells to high heaven!aying