Health Fair Postponed After District Two Candidate Complained - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/29/08

Health Fair Postponed After District Two Candidate Complained

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There was a men's health fair scheduled on June 7th, the same day as the City Council Run-off election. It was scheduled at the Mae Simmons Community Center which is also a polling location.

In a statement released Thursday morning, Lubbock City Council District Two candidate Armando Gonzales says that he believes there was a blatant attempt by the city officials to impact the outcome of the run-off election. Gonzales says the event would have given his opponent an unfair advantage in a predominantly African American precinct.

His opponent Floyd Price disagrees. "That is just another ploy and I simply believe that my opponent will use any ploy to disrupt or distract from the main issue and that is District Two and the candidates of District Two," said Price.

"It's not about Floyd Price. There he goes again with his arrogance. He thinks it's about him that it's a personal thing, but it's not a personal thing. It's about who can best represent the district and who can provide for the issues that are important to the district," said Gonzales.

City officials say that the health fair was scheduled before the run-off election. Right now the health fair is postponed, and there is no word yet if it will be rescheduled or cancelled.   

  

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