State rep candidate opposes DISDs 13-cent tax hike
DUNCANVILLE – Republican state representative candidate Homer Fincannon has come out against the Duncanville Independent School District’s 13-cent tax hike in the Oct. 7 election.
Fincannon, a former Duncanville councilman and frequent candidate and critic of taxing and spending, is running against Democrat incumbent Yvonne Davis, D-DeSoto, in the Nov. 4 general election for the District 111 seat.
“Surviving the depression gave me a knack for saving most everything I have come into possession of on this earth,” Fincannon said. “So by cutting the bottom [quarter] of those old ‘Vote No to [liquor] signs, I`m recycling them. They were at the library, Duncanville & Mountain Creek [libraries] for early voting on Main Street in Duncanville and will be at all polling places. The Texas Ethics Commission told me if expenses are below $150, no paperwork so trash or recycle to defeat this tax increase.”
Since the Legislature changed the laws allowing for voters to approve school district tax increases, DISD and neighboring Cedar Hill ISD have elections for 13-cent tax increases.
If approved, the tax rate would be increased to the maximum total tax rate allowed at $1.17 per $100 of property valuation.