It’s time for the real Michael Bob Starr to stand up and let us know who he is and what his record is.
Every other candidate in the Congressional District 19 race is from Texas. They have spent all or most of their lives in this district. Their footprints are easy to find. One owns a bank whose books are published in the public record. At least three hold professional licenses from the state. Any discipline meted out against them is in the public domain. Others are business people with lengthy history in the district.
It’s time we were allowed to look beyond the spit and polish.
But Michael Bob Starr is a stranger. He’s only recently become a Texas resident. We’ve found no record that he even owns property in Texas. Never has.
Of all the candidates, Michael Bob Starr is a mystery. Who recruited him to run? Who is supporting him? Even that last question is a secret for Michael Bob Starr. Starr is the beneficiary of dark money by way of a Super PAC organized to funnel money from unknown donors into a campaign to support him.
We call on Michael Bob Starr to release his military personnel record.
Starr is the classic carpetbagger. No one really knows who he is. He hopes to take advantage of a short election cycle and the cumbersome federal laws regarding the disclosure of contributors to do an end run on West Texas before voters wake up and start asking questions.
It’s time we were allowed to look beyond the spit and polish. Stop hiding behind the flag and the men and women of Dyess Air Force Base and show us who you are.
We call on Michael Bob Starr to release his military personnel record unredacted except where national security is compromised. The former colonel should release all military performance reviews, fitness reports, disciplinary actions, reprimands and commendations. In addition, Colonel Starr should ask that the Super PAC “Conservative Texans” immediately release the names and amounts of all donors. Enough secrecy.
We’d like to know why Starr wasn’t going to get his star.
There’s one thing you can be reasonably certain about an officer who retires at the rank of Colonel: he was never going to get a general’s star or he’d have stayed in. Generals in the Air Force are rarer and much better paid than congressmen.
We’d like to know why Michael Bob Starr wasn’t going to get his star.
The voters have a right to know Michael Bob Starr as well as they know Jason Corley, Jodey Arrington and the rest of the candidates. It is within Starr’s power to make that happen.