(the experiment was successful)
Dave Wilson is well known in Houston Politics. In 2001, Wilson successfully pushed a city charter amendment barring benefits for the same-sex partners of Houston. The Anti -Gay electrician unsuccessfully ran for mayor ,during the election he mailed 35,000 campaign fliers that attacked Annise Parker an openly gay candidate in the race for mayor.
In the flier, Wilson says “I have nothing but compassion, respect, and sensitivity towards those trapped in homosexual behavior. I have family members and friends who have been ensnarled in this behavior, and I know something of the incredible pain and sorrow it has brought to them and their families.” He said, Parker should not be mayor because “homosexual behavior leads to extinction.”
Last week Parker successfully won her third term as mayor of Americas fourth largest city. Last week, Wilson defeated 24-year incumbent Bruce Austin for a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. The Republican won in predominantly African American district.
Dave Wilson printed direct mail pieces strongly implying that he’s black. His fliers were decorated with photographs of smiling African-American faces — which he readily admits he just lifted off websites — and captioned with the words “Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson.”
One of his mailers said he was “Endorsed by Ron Wilson,” which longtime Houston voters might easily interpret as a statement of support from a former state representative of the same name who’s also African-American. Fine print beneath the headline says “Ron Wilson and Dave Wilson are cousins,” a reference to one of Wilson’s relatives living in Iowa. Mr Wilson’s picture wasn’t in the picture was not in the League of Voters,
There are some who believe because the election was the Board of Trustees,Mr Wilson candidacy fell under the radar.
There are others who blame the incumbent Bruce Austin. People in his district may not have known about Wilson’s notorious background but he or someone on his staff should .
This story has gone global Europe, Japan and South American. As this story grows, the anger and embarrassment follows. Cries of foul is echoing in Houston, people want another vote. Despite his deception, Wilson did not break any laws, he won by 26 votes.
Hope lies in the re-count.
Forever and a day, Dave Wilson will be known for misleading an African-American community.