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5/13/05-Longview

Political Shots Taken At Longview Council Meeting

It was an animated session of the Longview City Council last night, with comments coming from both Dr. Andy Mack and Jay Dean, soon to be in a runoff election for mayor. First, council member Tommy Finklea raised questions about pledged funds raised for the Lear Park Sports Complex, with ties to fellow councilman Dr. Andy Mack.

Mack fired back with his accounting of funds, but the exchange took its toll on the public who began to fire political shots of their own.

"Mr Finklea you are my representative and I was so disappointed to see that you had put this on the agenda for today," said concerned resident Jenny Glass.

"The reason this is on the agenda is because its politically motivated by Mr. Dean's whipping boy." said Reverend Herb Spady.

Many in the audience pointed out that Mr. Finklea is supporting Dean in his bid for mayor. Dean and Dr. Mack strongly agreed that campaign politics need to be kept out of council business.

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