Taxpayer group calls for Durbin to resign
By 08/30/2007 00:00:00
WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County's main taxpayer group, the Taxpayers Alliance for Good Government, which has a strong membership in the Ennis area, today called for Ennis Commissioner Stephen Durbin to resign his seat amid allegations that he improperly videotaped his employees in a changing room.
Durbin was arrested last week on the allegations and has since hired criminal defense attorney Mark Griffith to defend him.
Durbin reportedly admitted to videotaping the employees changing, but Griffith reiterated the stance who it was a disgruntled ex-employee that came forward with the allegations.
'The Taxpayers Alliance for Good Government calls on Commissioner Durbin to do the right thing,' TAGG stated in a press release signed by its executive committee.
'Our members in Ennis are tired of it and our group as a whole thinks it would be the proper thing, based off of the allegations and the ensuing drama that a trial would bring.
'Commissioner Durbin, thank you for your service, but it's time to face the consequences and do the right thing and resigning would be the first step.'
Durbin was released on bail pending the outcome of the case and has not made any public statements besides saying he would not be resigning his position as an Ennis City Commissioner.
Griffith was quoted by local media as saying Durbin was innocent of all charges and if they were not dropped he was willing to go to court and have a Ellis County jury decide his fate.