Is State Senator Jose Rodriguez as shady as Luther Jones?
Jose Rodriguez does not have to hide his corruption when he can get away with it in broad daylight.
Last month - November 27th, to be exact - your Senator, publicly lobbied the Commissioners Court on behalf of the Gallagher Law Firm.
Your Senator kindly informed Commissioners Court that if the Gallagher Law Firm were to be hired, that Jose himself would be hired by the law firm to work on these lawsuits.
And guess what happened next?
The Gallagher Law Firm was hired by your County to represent it in potential lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies.
Did any other law firm have the chance to publicly address the commissioners, let alone buddy-up with a local area elected official to secure this bid?
This bid was rigged.
Jose Rodriguez's mere presence sent a message to Commissioners Court.
"Hire these guys, and they hire me!"
And that message was probably particular well-received by one commissioner.
His former staffer, and commissioner-for-now David Stout.
If David Stout were ethical he would have asked if whether or not Rodriguez was registered to lobby the county.
And if not, at the very least, Stout should have recused himself.
Stout is not ethical. He's just an overpaid piece of shit trying to use the County to help his friend get rich.
The irony of this that Jose Rodriguez went of his way to help create the County Ethics Commission "with teeth".
And there he is...that miserable piece of shit making a mockery of it.