Converting Campaign Money into Stock-Sid Miller (TX House District 59) Rundown Again Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

Converting Campaign Money into Stock-Sid Miller (TX House District 59) Rundown Again
 


8 February 2009 at 11:18:09 AM
salon

A couple of weeks ago, I posted the Jan 15 Texas Ethics Commission campaign filings for Sid Miller of our Texas Legislature District. Who Contributed here- Expenditures Here. Have gotten a flurry of email the last few days about whether Miller was legally correct to take campaign money and buy stock. I believe that the TEC, which is largely a toothless office, doesn't have a rule or law that forbids conversion of monies into stock. And, if you look, for each expenditure, the particular stock is listed. Were that not so, then THAT would be violation of campaign law.

Here, pulled out from my previous posting are the stocks. The question, to me, is whether any of these stocks he purchased were from contributors to his campaign or whether there's any chance any of them hope to have a lobbying *in* with Miller.

Another, more general question I have about all this is: When you look at the personal financial statement that Miller has to file each year, he lists stocks, etc. If he left office tomorrow, would all that money that people had contributed to him that he turned into stocks go with him? In other words, is this an easy way for a politician to enrich him or herself by a campaign-to-stock conversion into personal finances? If not, then what mechanisms are in place for those who are contributors to keep track of when the stock is cashed and used again to finance a campaign?

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081125, 4601.49, 75 SHARES - TRANSOCEAN INC

Transocean is the largest off shore drilling company. Here's their board of directors and management personnel. Includes Robert E Rose, W Richard Anderson, Thomas W Cason, Richard L George, Victor E Grjalva, Robert L Long, Martin B McNamara, Edward R Muller, Robert M Sprague, Ian C Strachan, J Michael Talbert, John L Whitmire.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081125, 5231.99, 200 SHARES - COPART INC

Company auctions used and salvage vehicles to auto parts dismantlers, etc. Remember that Kip Averitt also got a law passed to get rid of junker cars on the road.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081126, 4179.99, 300 SHARES - BANK OF AMERICA

I'm not even going to look at this one. We bail out banks. Then people go buy stock in those failing banks? What happens to the taxpayer?

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081128, 200.39, 2380 SHARES - PARTICLE DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES

Oilfield drilling service company. Jim B Terry is President and CEO.-also Jason Davis, Gordon Tibbitts, Greg Galloway, management. Board of directors- Ken R Lesuer, Jim B Terry, John D Schiller, Michael S Mathews, Hugh A Menown, Byron Dunn, Kevin Flannery

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081128, 4049.99, 400 SHARES - ALCOA INC

Leading producer of aluminum. Here's link to directors.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081128, 4580.49, 110 SHARES - RESEARCH IN MOTION

Wireless communications. Executive team includes Jim Balsillie, Mike Lazaridis, Dennis Kavelman, Don Morrison, Larry Conlee, Robin Beinfait, Brian Bidulka, and David Yach

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081128, 3631.99, 200 SHARES - ATWOOD OCEANICS INC

Offshore drilling. (Houston) Management team  John R Irwin, James M Holland, Glen P Kelley, Alan Quintero, Ronnie L Hall, Barry M Smith, Randal F Presley, Michael A Campbell,

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081201, 3167.99, 200 SHARES - JUNIPER NETWORKS

Network security company  . Comparny profile Kevin Johnson (who used to work for Microsoft), Scott Kriens, Pradeep Sindhu, Robyn Denholm, Michel Goins, Lauren Flaherty, John Morris, Mike Rose, Kim Perdikou, Mark Bauhaus, Hitesh Sheth, David Yen, R K Anand, Steven Rice, Spencer Greene, Bard Kashani, Luis Avila-Marco

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081201, 4329.99, 1200 SHARES - USEC INC.

Supplier of low enriched uranium for commercial nuclear plants worldwide. In fact they have the oNLY US operation. (We might guess by this that Miller would now have a vested interest in what position he takes for nuclear plants, including Luminant/Mitsubishi's Joint Venture for Comanche Peak in Glen Rose. Board of directors- James R Mellor, Michael H Aramcost, Joyce F Brown, Joseph T Doyle, H William Habermeyer, John R Hall, William J Madia, W Henson Moore, Joseph F Paquette, Jr. John K Welch.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081201, 3029.99, 200 SHARES - HALLIBURTON CO

Oilfield technologies. Board of directors  Alan M Bennett, James R Boyd, Milton Carroll, Kenneth T Derr, S Malcolm Gillis, James T Hackett, David J Lesar, J Landis Martin, Jay A Precourt, Debra L Reed

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081201, 4519.99, 1000 SHARES - GENERAL MOTORS CORP

There's just somethign unsavory being a politician investing in a company that is going to the American stockholder at the same time for a bailout.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081201, 5490.99, 700 SHARES - CITIGROUP INC

Another bank.. I hate seeing this.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081201, 5769.99, 3000 SHARES - AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC

Oh.... AIG. The insurance company that somehow, despite not being from America, got bailout.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081201, 1709.99, 1000 SHARES - AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC

and more. Remember that AIG is not only the company that got $40 billion bucks of TARP money but also had all the nice spa retreats, etc on that moolah.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081201, 5225.99, 400 SHARES - ABIOMED INC

Cardiac Assist devices.  here's the board of directors. Michael R. Minogue, CEO, President & Chairman of the Board
Dr. W. Gerald Austen, Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts ; General Hospital ; Ronald W. Dollens, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Guidant Corporation ; Louis E. Lataif, Dean of the Boston University School of Management ; Desmond H. O'Connell, Jr., Chairman, Serologicals Corporation; Management Consultant ; Dorothy E. Puhy, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Dr. Eric A. Rose, Chief Executive Officer, SIGA Technologies and former Chairman of Columbia University’s Department of Surgery ; Martin P. Sutter, Managing Director, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures ; Henri A. Termeer, Chairman, CEO, and President, Genzyme

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081201, 3989.99, 200 SHARES - GAMESTOP CORP

games.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081202, 2425.81, 1728 SHARES - PACIFIC SUNWEAR OF CALIFORNIA INC

as it says. But this NY Times article shows it tanking.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081203, 3159.99, 3500 SHARES - WELWIND ENERGY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

wind energy  Board of directors. Patrick Higgins, Tammy-Lynn McNabb, Mr. Shannon De Delley, Baldwin Kam Tao Cheng, Pan Huifang, Juni Feng, Zeng Zhigao-managed by Tammy-Lynn and Larry McNabb.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081204, 5091.99, 2200 SHARES - SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081204, 1746.36, 19293 SHARES - PARTICLE DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES

More per above.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081205, 3089.99, 2000 SHARES - NEUBERGER BARMAN REAL ESTATE

should be BERMAN. some kind of capital investment company. Did this company get bailed out by TARP? It sure fits the profile.

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081208, 689.76, 7553 SHARES - PARTICLE DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES INC

and more

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081209, 4347.51, 88 SHARES - TRANSOCEAN INC

and more

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081211, 4959.99, 1500 SHARES - LTX CREDENCE CORPORATION

automatic semiconductor test equipment. Board: Roger W Blethen, David G Tacelli, Mark S Ain, Stephen M Jennings, Roger J Maggs, Robert E Moore, Samuel Rubinovitz, Patrick J Spratt

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081215, 2184.99, 300 SHARES - CITIGROUP INC
  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081219, 1059.99, 150 SHARES - CITIGROUP INC

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081223, 1299.99, 100 SHARES - BANK OF AMERICA CORP

  • E TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , P O BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081223, 939.99, 300 SHARES - GENERAL MOTORS CORP

  • E-TRADE SECURITIES LLC, , PO BOX 1542, MERRIFIELD, VA, 22116, 20081125, 2920.99, Cross Timbers Royalty Trust 100 shares

XTO Energy involvement. Oil and gas well?


Permalink Tags:          
     Views: 4532 
Latest Blog Post by salon -Last Show Tonight on SLAPP Suits
More Posts You Might Enjoy
Sid Miller's Irresponsible Touting of Warfarin to Kill Feral Hogs
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/19/2016
More Corruption by Sid Miller's Texas Agriculture Commission
Nutty Sid Miller O Day-Who Cares About Obesity? It's Fried Foods and Soda Back in School!

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting



Click Here for Main Page



Guest
Today Is  
Wednesday, November 13, 2019






Latest Posts

Last Show Tonight on SLAPP Suits
salon 11/11/2019

Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Calls Trump a Total Joke (Keene, Texas)
salon 10/22/2019

Here's Creep Trump Giving the Finger to Female Astronauts
salon 10/22/2019

Impeaching Trump- Is it acceptable for a president to pressure a foreign.....
salon 10/22/2019

Why are Paul Manafort's defense attorneys helping Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman today?
salon 10/10/2019

Money Laundering 101- Trump seeks to get rid of regulations on offshore money
salon 10/10/2019


More Blog Headlines
 



Comments

salon > Quick update on this, via Pacer-Click on pic to see larger (Turk Case Update- Telephone Conference Hearing Set for March 8 2019 )

salon > Lance Been awhile. Send me an email at salon@glenrose.net with the names of who you're talking about, above. Also, the newspaper editor is no longer local, ie officed here, but the paper is run.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I'd love to see the Hotel Guest books and see if Jacene's name shows up long before he officially *found* the tracks.  I'd like to know if the Visitor's Bureau has emails wit.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I see the land or that part of it is now in the hands of Glen Rose's own Corky Underwood. Is Jacene still involved?   I had already informed the Visitor Bureau manager (who's.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )








Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS

 

%>