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Stanley Raises Fundraising As Issue in City Council Race

Maurice Stanley claimed that large donations and special interest groups ultimately lead to lower property values in District 3.
LUBBOCK, TX -- District 3 City Council candidate Maurice Stanley announced Monday that he raised $8,660.89 through PUC’s or private unsolicited contributions.

“Though special interests checks come with lots of zeros, they will inevitably come at the cost of addressing the highest priority of central Lubbock property owners,” Stanley said in a written statement.

Stanley said he plans a new conference for Tuesday and did not mention opponents Jeff Griffith or Deanne Clark. Clark is pretty sure Stanley’s comments are not directed at her because her campaign does not solicit money, she said.

“That’s good actually, I think,” said Clark. “I think it keeps him from getting with groups who expect something from him.”

“I like it. I really do,” Clark added. “I understand his concern with special interest groups and his desire to avoid them.”

Stanley said the two pressing issues for District 3 are public trust and infrastructure maintenance.

“Neither issue is helped if District 3’s representative is committed to competing interests before they even sit behind the dais,” Stanley said.

He also claimed that large donations and special interest groups ultimately lead to lower property values in District 3.

According to City Secretary Becky Garza candidates must file their campaign reports by April 10 at 5:00 pm. There is another filing deadline on May 2 and another one after the municipal election is over.

Jeff Griffith did not yet respond to an invitation for comment.

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