Candidates trade jabs at debate

October 19, 2011, Candidates trade jabs at debate, By David Short, Staff Reporter

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“Your financial reports are often late,” Lisa Coppoletta said.

Thomaides responded saying, “mine are timely, accurate and clear.”

But one of his opponents in the Nov. 8 race, Terry Nichols, disagreed, saying Thomaides’ July 15 report was not filed until Aug. 31.

“We need to be ethical and responsible. The Texas Ethics Commission has specific rules and John is not paying attention to details,” Nichols said.

Nicholas Cubides told the audience that transparency was important while Hooper responded saying his job entails working “everyday on ethics. I stay clean and conflict free.”