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July 9, 2013

Aledo VFD volunteer chosen for ESD No. 1 board

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Causey is a Director in the Finance and Program Management organization at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, but has no experience in emergency services or fire protection, according to a letter accompanying his application for the board position.

“Every business needs multiple skill sets,” he wrote, “and I would bring a significant wealth of business acumen to the table.”

Causey also pledged fair represesentation for all those in ESD No. 1.

“I have experienced the pain of questionable representation of a public interest through the Deer Creek Water Works saga of ownership transfer between the original owner, the City of Willow Park and now the City of Annetta,” he wrote. “I don’t want this to happen with the ESD No. 1 annexation.”

Renfro’s office received six letters in support of Causey, according to Renfro’s office staff, and none in support of Stelzer, according to Renfro. All the letters were initially addressed to Judge Mark Riley and/or commissioners. 

Annetta Mayor Bruce Pinckard and Annetta North Mayor Rob Watson signed two of the letters. Others came from attorney Robert Carter, Kathryn Thompson, Dennis Thompson, and James and Cynthia Harrison.

Pinckard wrote that Causey’s knowledge of accounting principles and finance would benefit the ESD No. 1 board and bring credibility in the eyes of voters.

“New equipment must be purchased and existing debt paid off,” he wrote. “As you know, I have had many concerns as to how this will take place, and the residents of Annetta and the surrounding area have expressed confusion, since the vote on May 11, 2013, was to not accept responsibility for the existing indebtedness of ESD No. 1.”

Renfro later said that he was surprised that other members of the court, who often endorse the same candidate as the commissioner of the involved precinct, did not support his choice.

Conley, who made the motion to appoint Stelzer, said Stelzer was an impressive candidate who interviewed well and has a dream for the Aledo area.

“To me Causey just wanted to keep an eye on ESD No. 1, not to make things better,” he said, pointing out that voters approved the annexation without the acceptance of ESD No. 1’s debt. “He may not be quite as good as the other guy with the numbers, but he’s a smart guy who can do whatever the others can do.”

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