Monday, August 13, 2007

Insiders say Gabe Rivas has 4 votes already

Prove me wrong, I dare ya. or will he re gain his Board President Position as well? He sure did run a meeting far better than the current Brd Prez ...

Who Dat?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

This is a quasi-lateral concurrence, well at least we can agree on that, "At least Gabe Rivas knew how to run a meeting "

Del Mar sets regent deadline

Garcia resigned from the board last week.
Garcia resigned from the board last week.

— The Del Mar College Board of Regents has set an Aug. 22 deadline for those interested in applying for the District 1 seat vacated by Linda Garcia last week.

Garcia, whose eligibility to run for the seat last November was under investigation, resigned Aug. 1, stating in a resignation letter that she had accepted a job outside of the city. Del Mar regents at Tuesday's called meeting accepted the resignation.

The applicant must be a District 1 resident and a registered voter. Board President Chris Adler said no timeline has been set for when regents seek to fill the seat.

"We'll go over the resumes, interview candidates and select someone," Adler said.

Adler said Tuesday no one yet was in the running for the seat, but former District 1 regent and board president Gabriel Rivas -- who was unseated by Garcia and spurred District Attorney Carlos Valdez's investigation -- said Tuesday he planned to apply.

"I'm definitely interested in returning," Rivas said.

Rivas submitted Garcia's application to run for the seat and her March statement of residency to Valdez's office in January. The documents, Valdez said, contained contradictory information on her stated home address.

While the candidacy application contained a District 1 address, the statement of residency showed a Kingsville address.

Valdez did not return phone calls Tuesday. The regent who replaces Garcia will fill the seat until 2012, the next time it is up for election.

The board's last vacancy came when District 5 Regent Bill Chriss resigned in July 2006 to pursue a fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin.

Regents called for that seat to be filled by a special election, held last November.

Contact Israel Saenz at 886-3767 or

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Posted by torontomail on August 8, 2007 at 10:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I smell something fishy here, Rivas definitely SHOULD NOT be appointed to fill this position. If he is, the electoral system in Nueces County is a kangaroo court.

Posted by iwabazan on August 8, 2007 at 12:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I believe the voters spoke when they voted Rivas out. Take the hint. The voters did not have confidence in him and he should move on.

Posted by kingalonzoalvarezdepineda13 on August 10, 2007 at 1:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Insiders say Gabe Rivas has 4 votes already.

Prove me wrong, I dare ya

Will the regents disrespect the voters of district 1 again?

Notice how the Regents, Valdez and In House Counsel want to follow the election code when it suits them and then revert back to by laws to appoint whomever they please?

Also did you guys know 4 of our regents recieve DMC Group hEALTH INSURANCE @ $360 per month? We will be posting the documentation.

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Anonymous said...

I followed that race and Gabe got beat fair and square. It's obvious District 1 wanted change. This is an example of Gabe's sour grapes rotting in the hot Corpus sun. He should respect the voters wishes and move on with his life and business. However...

Linda's mistake was signing a voter registration card stating she voted in Kingsville and have it dated AFTER her application for candidacy (which is monumentally stupid!) You HAVE to reside in the county you vote in, that's the law. I doubt Texas recognizes 'dual' residency.

Perhaps District 1 needs a completely NEW person for that seat. The voters deserve way more than sour grapes and stupidity.

Posted by intheknow on July 18, 2007 at 9:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

To be fair Gabe was on the ballot and he was voted down. It was the will of the people. Someone new should be picked and Gabe can try to run again when the special election is called.

Posted by dannoynted1 on July 23, 2007 at 3:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Obviously there were enough people angry at Gabe Rivas and more than enough to vote him out.

Posted by dvillarreal1981 on August 2, 2007 at 8:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There's no way people should support Gabe Rivas now. He needs to go just as much as she does.

Posted by jenbarcor on July 26, 2007 at 4:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Is Gabe just a sore loser?

The Secretary of State cleared her to run.

I think these guys are going to learn a lesson or two....

from the attorney general down. The Secretary of State cleared Ms Garcia to run. If you read the AG opinion you will know what a crook this guy is when it comes to the little people. Carlos Valdez, I cant see how he would obtain Jurisdiction given there is no criminal act. This matter should be processed through existing administrative law.

A Voter Registration in Kleberg While Residing in Nueces?

The question is, which home was her domicile. I have been to her Apartment here in Corpus Christi, it sure looks like it is her primary residence.

I cannot imagine Carlos Valdez even having anything to do with this case, given his history with Mike Westergren and I am told with Joe Alaniz as well.

If Carlos Valdez prosecutes this lady, he is a fool.

I stand behind her.