Norma Chavez is feeling good about her chances in a race against Naomi Gonzalez, but perhaps a little too good.
Chavez is convinced Naomi's legal troubles will sink her, and that leaves Chavez looking pretty...or at least...pretty enough after 5 beers.
Chavez is thinking that she gets a clean slate or a pass from the media and voters since she was last fired.
That's it right there. Why was Norma fired? And no, I am talking about her electoral firing.
Norma has bounced around El Paso radio. And of particular interest was her time at Entravision, which has been a bit of a mystery.
Was Norma Chavez an employee at Entravision?
Or was she a contractor at Entravision?
Or was her radio show a paid advertisement program? If so, who paid for it? And why was it never disclosed?
Some of these questions could be resolved by requesting Norma Chavez's personal financial statement from the Texas Ethics Commission. Norma does still file campaign finance reports with Texas Ethics Commission, so presumably she probably also files personal financial statements. It should show how she was compensated during her time at Entravision...assuming she actually reported it.
That would not be the only thing interesting on her personal financial statement.
The other interesting tidbit will be seeing Norma's pension. Norma collects a pension from her stint in the Texas Legislature, and there is no reason to think Norma is going to suspend pension payments should she return. This of course would be double-dipping. Between her pension and her per diem that she will probably max out, she will live a very comfortable life off of taxpayers.
This lead us to wonder why Norma Chavez, an ex-officeholder who was never gainfully employed since her loss, who will be double-dipping off of taxpayers should she return to office, thinks she has a better chance than a drunk?