State Sen. Don Huffines (R–Dallas) is on the air with his first television ad of the cycle, highlighting his work to take down corruption in local politics.
Specifically, the spot focuses on former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, who recently pleaded guilty in the corruption scandals surrounding “Dallas County Schools,” a now defunct “intermediate educational agency” that Huffines refers to as the “bus bureaucracy.” In total, four individuals, including two public servants, involved with the former bureaucracy have pleaded guilty to bribery and corruption charges.
“Dallas taxpayers have suffered long enough from politicians getting rich at their expense,” stated Huffines. “Since taking office in 2014, I’ve worked hard every day to be a watchdog for taxpayers and uproot corruption at every turn. I was proud to lead the bipartisan fight to shut down the corrupt bus bureaucracy, but there’s so much more to do.”
“I look forward to working with Governor Greg Abbott and my Senate colleagues next session to shine a spotlight on government, stand for transparency, strengthen ethics law, and enact pro-taxpayer policies.”
Huffines represents Senate District 16, which includes portions of Dallas County. He will face Democrat Nathan Johnson in the November general election.