In the wake of a new conflict-of-interest law, Rudy Durham chooses his job as Denton County’s chief appraiser over serving as mayor of Lewisville.
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Lewisville Mayor Rudy Durham, who is also Denton County’s chief appraiser, claims conflict-of-interest legislation targets him and harms voters. Denton’s appraisal district is in the midst of a public integrity investigation.
Lewisville’s mayor is also Denton County’s chief appraiser. State Sen. Paul Bettencourt says he will file legislation to ban this conflict of interest.
Two members of the appraisal district’s board of directors are local government officials, and they hired the mayor of Lewisville as chief appraiser.
Rudy Durham should not work at DCAD and be in locally elected office simultaneously. Although it’s legal, it’s a direct conflict of interest.