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Dishonest politics refuted again by Burnet County voters

Just as with the 2014 Republican primary that saw the big city machine style dishonest politics put down, Burnet County voters spoke up and spoke out again in the resounding defeat of J.P. Wilson by Calvin Boyd in the County Sheriff’s race. 

The almost 2:1 margin (Boyd, 5,968; JP Wilson, 3,242)1 sends a message. If you tout qualifications that you don’t have, and if you take credit for things that other components of your city accomplished, the truth will come out and you will pay a price. If you wear a class ring from a college you never even attended, it offends the people who did attend and did the work — plus all the people who went to ANY college. If you go to a training that happens to be hosted at a university and then advertise it as if you attended that university, people figure that out and there is a backlash.

That’s dirty politics and now, two primaries in a row, Burnet County voters have soundly rejected that kind of race. So, anyone with local political aspirations should pay attention.

  1. Unofficial results

4 thoughts on “Dishonest politics refuted again by Burnet County voters

  1. Jake

    This is embarrassing to the author. I can imagine why the poster remained annyonomous- the facts are wrong. If you have enough credits from a certain university, you’ll be awarded a class ring. I’ll get mine in a few semesters, and will wear it before graduating. And so will every other junior in high school and college. The author obviously prefers a boss type of individual, one that points their people in a certain direction. I’m tired of real leaders being pushed to the dirt and bosses being set atop the pedestal for saying what to do. If people would research instead of take word from a “respected” individual, things might be brighter in Texas Politics.

    1. Gil Jones Post author

      The person who investigated the Texas State matter determined that Wilson had never attended, at all.

  2. Peggy Simon

    I sure hope voters ” investigate ” the candidates in this upcoming run-off election. The issues are important. Who is the most qualified really matters. Hopefully, voters will not make it a popularity contest. The winning candidate should be knowledgeable of the job. Should be an honest person ..not try to get elected by being dishonest about their credentials or being dishonest about how they got to where they are. Voters, please ask questions…be informed. for experience, honesty, openness, integrity. ..not popularity.

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