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Texas State Senator Eduardo Lucio - Ethical Lepercon Par Excellence

State Senator Eddy Lucio of Brownsivlle is another ethically deprived politican that is unwilling to comply with finance campaign expense rules.

Eduaro's Violations of Title 15 – Election Code – Sec. 253.035
 
Ethics Advisory Opinion No. 241 – “Whether a legislator may use political contributions to pay various expenses.” This EAO defines “personal use” as one that “primarily furthers individual or family purposes not connected with the performance of duties or activities as a candidate for or holder of a public office.”

 

It goes on to state: Personal use” does not, however, include: payments made to defray ordinary and necessary expenses incurred, including rent, utility and other reasonable housing or household expenses incurred in maintaining a residence in Travis County. Under the subheading “Meals” it states: “We do not interpret the ‘household expense’ exception to extend to the cost of meals in Austin. We think the exception is meant to cover costs associated with the necessity of maintaining a second residence in the Austin area. In contrast, the legislator would incur meal costs whether or not he was required to reside in Austin.”
 
Eddie takes the cake so to speak for serial violations of the Texas Ethics Laws that prohibit the use of campaign funds for personal use. On forty-three (43) occasions he violates the law by failing to provide any detail (explanation) other than “Supplies for Austin Campaign Residence.”
 
His repeated purchases of cleaning supplies (17 occasions) clearly violates Texas law as does his purchase of (a) rat poison, rat traps and bug spray unless its was intended for two-legged varmints rather than four-legged ones. From 2001 to 2007 Eddie spent $11,501.99 on furniture and a TV. In addition, he spent at least $1,526.98 on bedding and as much as $2,000.00 from April 2001 to Jan 2007. How much bedding and sheets can one guy use?

 

Furniture and Bedding Supplies for Austin Digs
  1. R & R Discount Furniture,20070130,313.91,Furniture for Senator's Austin Apartment
  2. R & R Discount Furniture ,20040902,191.59,Furniture for campaign Austin residence
  3. R & R Discount Furniture,20030106,584.54, furniture Austin residence
  4. R & R Discount Furniture,20030219,1606.38,Furnishings Austin residence
  5. Parra Furniture,20020214,205.54,payment on account on furniture Austin residence
  6. Parra Furniture,20020306,205.00,payment on account on furniture Austin residence
  7. EXPN,F,2266, Parra Furniture,20010316,2264.61,Furniture Austin Residence
  8. EXPN,F,2288, Parra Furniture,20010322,2264.61,furniture Austin Residence
  9. WalMart,20010121,364.82,New curtains Austin Residence
  10. Sam's Wholesale -,20070109,2017.33,Bedding/furniture for Senator's Austin Apt.
  11. Dillards - BRO,20041227,1113.10,Furniture and bedding for Austin apartment
  12. Tuesday Morning,,,, ,20050204,507.49,Bedding for campaign residence in Austin
  13. Tuesday Morning,20050207,189.42,Bedding for campaign residence in Austin
  14. Tuesday Morning,20050205,390.56,Bedding for campaign residence in Austin
  15. WalMart,20030205,300.94,Supplies/sheets/kitchen items Austin home
  16. WalMart,,20001227,98.42,Bedding Austin home
  17. WalMart,20001227,60.19,Bedding Austin home
  18. WalMart,20001227,177.48,Bedding Austin home
  19. WalMart,20010408,139.42,Bedspread for bedroom - Austin Home
  20. WalMart,20010121,364.82,New curtains Austin Residence
  21. WalMart,20030106,370.56,TV Austin residence
2007 - Supplies for Austin Apt.
  1. Central Market, 20070108,234.83,Supplies for Austin Residence
  2. Central Market, 20070316,67.81,Supplies for Austin Residence
  3. R & R Discount Furniture, 20070130,313.91,Furniture for Senator's Austin Apartment
  4. Sam's Wholesale, 20070109, 2017.33, Bedding/furniture for Senator's Austin Apt.
  5. Target Stores, 20070215,48.70,Cleaning supplies for Senator's Austin Apt
  6. WalMart, 20070102,78.74,Supplies for Austin Campaign residence
  7. WalMart, 20070107,481.83,Supplies for Austin Campaign residence
  8. WalMart, 20070121,238.04,Supplies for Austin Campaign residence
  9. WalMart, 20070204,166.35,Supplies for Austin Campaign residence
  10. WalMart, 20070223,118.07,Supplies for Austin Campaign residence
  11. WalMart, 20070308,204.59,Supplies for Austin Campaign residence
  12. WalMart, 20070317,84.11,Supplies for Austin Campaign residence
  13. WalMart, 20070405,142.94,Supplies for Austin Campaign residenceWalMart, 20070416,77.51,Supplies for Austin Campaign residence
  14. Walgreen’s, 20070306,72.92,Supplies for campaign residence in Austin
  15. Walgreens,20070515,51.86,Supplies for campaign residence in Austin
2005 - Supplies for Austin Apt.
 
1.            Wal - Mart -,20050112,338.87,Household furnishings for senator's residence in Austin
2.            Wal - Mart -,20050124,804.76,Household furnishings for senator's residence in Austin
3.            H.E. Butt -,20050127,133.58,Supplies for campaign residence in Austin
4.            CVS Pharmacy,20050131,46.46,Supplies for Austin office
5.            Home Depot,20050224,29.13,Household supplies for Austin campaign residence
6.            Prima Dora,20050506,107.17,Household supplies for campaign residence in Austin
7.            Walgreen’s -,20050509,15.11,Supplies for campaign residence in Austin
8.            Tuesday Morning,,,, ,20050204,507.49,Bedding for campaign residence in Austin
9.            Tuesday Morning,20050207,189.42,Bedding for campaign residence in Austin
10.        Tuesday Morning,20050205,390.56,Bedding for campaign residence in Austin

 

2003 - Supplies for Austin Apt.
  1. Home Depot,20030204,45.31,Supplies campaign residence
  2. R & R Discount Furniture,20030106,584.54, furniture Austin residence
  3. R & R Discount Furniture,20030219,1606.38,Furnishings Austin residence
  4. Randall’s Food,20030515,44.77,Supplies Austin residence
  5. Target Stores,20030106,400.47,Supplies Austin residence
  6. U Haul - BRO,20030125,194.37,Rental trailer move furniture to Austin residence
  7. U Haul - BRO,20030128,100.81,Rental trailer move furniture and items to district
  8. WalMart,20030308,38.29,General supplies Austin residence
  9. WalMart,20030106,370.56,TV Austin residence
  10. WalMart,20030126,405.43,Supplies and accessories Austin residence
  11. WalMart,20030202,27.74,Supplies Austin residence
  12. WalMart, 20030203,91.46,Supplies for Senator's Austin residence
  13. WalMart,20030205,300.94,Supplies/sheets/kitchen items Austin home
  14. WalMart,20030212,44.49,Supplies campaign residence
  15. Wal - Mart,20030219,247.54,Supplies for Senator's Austin residence
  16. Butt,20031001,33.79,Supplies campaign residence in Austin
  17. H.E. Butt,20031204,38.41,Cleaning Supplies need for Austin campaign residence
  18. WalMart,20031204,171.86,Cleaning Supplies needed Austin residence

 

 
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