Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mark Vaught, Conway Politician and Rec Tennis Player, Caught Dumpster Diving

Mark Vaught, Conway Politician and Recreational Tennis Player, was caught dumpster diving. City Alderman Vaught along with other city officials misappropriated city revenues causing a huge budget shortfall. Desperately needing cash reserve funds, Vaught and his cohorts raided Conway Corp's Sanitation reserves in order to balance the city's checkbook. Mark Vaught is now seeking a Faulkner County position. The county offices have always acted responsibly and efficiently and don't need Vaught bouncing checks in their departments......Political Ad Paid For By: Citizens For Lower Taxes

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guys,
I played in a mixed doubles league with this Vaught character. We played indoors at the hendrix mabee center. The fee was only $4 plus tennis balls. Vaught never paid and slipped out before all the matches finished. Not only that but Vaught never brought a new can of balls for his matches. Vaught was not only loser in his matches but Vaught is JUST A LOSER PERIOD!

Anonymous said...

Vaught is from Perryville in Perry County. I hope Faulkner County residents show him at election time that he is not welcome at county level by giving him a defeat!!

Anonymous said...

Who is Vaught running against?

Anonymous said...

He is running against a sweet, honest lady named Melinda Reynolds for the county clerk position. This position is usually held by a woman. Kind of weird that Vaught is seeking a girl's job. Won't be long and Vaught will be doing nails and pedicures at some salon in Conway.

Anonymous said...

The cover of Women's Inc magazine in Conway is the next place that you will be seeing Mark Vaught!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mark Vaught acts like a conservative but is really a big pending liberal!!! ...According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "Conservative" means "preservative", the power to preserve, protect, keep safe. By Vaught's failure to preserve, protect, keep safe the city finances and causing financial ruin with the city's finances, Vaught is clearly No Conservative. Vaught just tries to mooch votes from that voting segment.

Anonymous said...

Is this the Vaught guy that is known as the Vaught who robbed the city's Vault. I heard that he bashed the hardworking school teachers of Conway Public School System. How Stupid is That!!!.... "Stupid is as Stupid does!!!!

Anonymous said...

dudes, I heard that vaught and crew severely screwed up the city finances that their bond ratings were jeopardized to the point that if the city cash reserves weren't elevated immediately then bad consequences were following. Thus, the cash heist from sanitation funds!!!!

UCAemployee said...

$4???? Oh I'm afraid Mark Vaught and a man he played tennis with owe far more than $4!!! They owe HNDREDS of dollars! I work at UCA and am sure you all are familiar with the many problems we have had. I happen to be in charge of collecting for those who use the courts at UCA. It's been just a few years now since Mark refused to pay one red cent for the use of the courts.. He claimed they were for city use as well and he informed me in the most brash and ugly way he was NOT paying one penny and that while others may have to pay HE didn't have to! What makes him so high and mighty??? Mark Vaught and his buddy got extremely angry and came in our offices ranting and raving numerous times. My job is simply to collect. There was going to be NO collecting from Mark Vaught, et al! He and his cohorts got so ugly many of the women were left in tears. He is the most malicious and evil spirited person I've ever had to deal with!!

Anonymous said...

Vaught bashed all the public school teachers in Faulkner County- Vilonia, Greenbrier, Mayflower in such a way that his only choice to place his kids in school was a private school. He probably thinks his kids are too good for public schools!!! Time will tell...

Anonymous said...

Chums,
I played across the net from Vaught and he always had the worst disposition more so than anyone that I have ever played against. He would cuss under his breath when he lost a point and make a bad linecall every once in a while. Wasn't a pleasant experience being on the court with him!

Anonymous said...

this vaught dude is running for a girlie job as county clerk. sorta makes since why he is playn mxd dbls tho. he thinks of himself as if he is playn as a woman. to him it is not mxd dbls.

Anonymous said...

Vaught hates women. The only reason he is in the court with them is because the women are the only ones that he can compete with. Go figure!

Anonymous said...

Rumors are swirling that Vaught has been verbally abusive to women and severely hard on innocent little children. When you around him, you feel like there is a bomb ready to explode!!!

Anonymous said...

Guys,
Coach John l. Smith said that he wasn't taking anymore advice from Mark Vaught when calling Arkansas Razorback football offensive/defensive plays.The fans and John L believed Vaught's story that he was an expert and found out differently against LA-Monroe. The citizens of Conway are also finding out that Vaught didn't know what he was talking about when Vaught presented himself as a guru in city management. great playcalling Vaught-city finances upside down,RazorbackNation upside down!

Anonymous said...

during Vaught's term as alderman conway suffered severe job losses, plant closures, and layoffs.ward bus/amtran/ic corp closed its plant, sas shoe plant closed its doors, virco mfg laid off workers, for-mor distributing closed. People wonder if Vaught could have done more to rescue some of these jobs.

Anonymous said...

Go Jason Rapert Go!!!

Anonymous said...

go mitt romney!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We hope the voters let everyone know that Mark Vaught is a lousy party candidate for this position and people are not going to vote along party lines on this ballot. Candidates job performance and character are important on all ballots regardless of parties.

Anonymous said...

i agree on this issue- regardless of party affiliation if a thief is running for office, the voters should toss him out of office no matter what party he is involved with.

Anonymous said...

yep, toss vaught out! big phony here!

Anonymous said...

I've been on the court with Vaught. He smashes racquets!!! Anger management is where he needs to be. I can see why he could easily have verbally abused women and innocent children. John McEnroe might could coax him into anger mgmt.

Faulknervoter said...

The Republicans should have checked into his record and character more and come up with a better candidate. Not like better would've been hard to find. I'm a Republican all the way but in this race I will definitely be opting for Melinda Reynolds.

Ex-GF from Perryville said...

Vaught always awkward and had small dreams in high school. No wonder that he is seeking the lil girlie position at the county level. Vaught was small in other areas too!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's any coincidence that Vaught made a post on his Facebook about 9/11. It doesn't take much digging to find a connection between him and Osama bin Laden. We don't need an Al Qaeda in our county government! Especially one who wants to do women's work! Women should do women's work!

Anonymous said...

I was watching Huckabee's show and the interviewee was talking about phonies who put on a certain front in public and on Facebook but in reality are pretty pathetic. The interview reminds me about some political candidates like Vaught who pretend to be the exact opposite of what they actually do in reality.

Anonymous said...

Tim Griffin, All the Way!!!

Anonymous said...

Vaught and the city are being sued by Employees of the Conway Police Department and the Conway Fire Department. Richard Shumate and Damon Reed initiated the suit because Vaught etal unlawly used and allocated voluntary salary improvement tax from a 1/4 sales tax. Check out the article in the Log Cabin Democrat dated Wednesday, September 19th, 2012.

Anonymous said...

When Mark Vaught was looking at schools for his kids, Vaught looked at the Conway public schools and decided against the Conway Wampus Cat tradition and its hardworking teachers. Mark Vaught chose private schools. Vaught obviously bashed the whole public school system in the process. If he thought poorly of Conway Schools, then you know that he must have disdain for all of Faulkner County Public Schools-the Vilonia Eagles, Mayflower Mustangs, and Greenbrier Panthers school systems, traditions, teachers, etc.

Anonymous said...

Here is the list of Conway City Council Members- Andy Hawkins, David Grimes, Shelley Mehl , Jim Rhodes , Mary Smith, Theodore Jones, Jr., Shelia Whitmore, and Tab Townsell-Mayor. These people have been dealing with Vaught's ignorance for a number of years. Ask them about his low IQ. They will verify it.

Anonymous said...

. A new financial debaucle facing the city of Conway involves the new airport funding. Mark Vaught and the other city councilmen have to come up with twice the funding on the airport than originally budgeted. Another disaster to the city finances on the horizon. Poor financial planning by Vaught on the new airport is going to stress the budget even worse. The stupidest forecasting in the airport financing that Vaught approved is the item where new hangars are paid for by the sale of the old hangars. $$$ of New Hangars DOES NOT EQUAL $$$ of Old Hangars!!!! No wonder the budget is screwed up by Vaught!!!

Anonymous said...

MARK VAUGHT IS SO IGNORANT!!!! THE NEW CONSTRUCTION COST OF HANGARS WILL FAR OUTWEIGH THE SALE OF OLD HANGARS!!! No wonder the city finances have gone backwards while Vaught has been in office.

Anonymous said...

Mark Vaught drew the biggest laughter at a tea party event and made an "a$$" of himself proposing more absurd spending measures- Quote the Log Cabin, "The loudest laughter came when Conway Alderman Mark Vaught asked how the city and county could work together better, perhaps combining to build a city-county administration building, and JP Steve Goode said “Yeah, with the county paying 100 percent.” No wonder the city is upside down!!!!

Anonymous said...

. Vaught's budget crisis has caused job losses and salary freezes at the city level. Ask any policeman or fireman around town! They will vehemently tell you that this is true

Anonymous said...

i can't believe this guy is seeking another office. He is leaving the city finances in shambles and covered up in lawsuits by not fulfilling its obligations to its employees. Not a very good record to run on!!!!

Anonymous said...

MARK VAUGHT'S RECORD AS A PUBLIC SERVANT

1. LEAVES CITY FINANCES IN SHAMBLES

2. LEAVES CITY EMPLOYEES WITH NO PAY RAISES

3. LEAVES CITY WITH LAWSUITS BY EMPLOYEES SEEKING PAY RAISES

4. LEAVES CITY WITH DOUBLE THE ORIGINAL FUNDING EXPENSES FOR NEW AIRPORT

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME BECAUSE OF MY STELLAR RECORD IN OFFICE

Anonymous said...

The article by the Log Cabin reporter Becky Harris could be the smoking gun that derails Vaught's campaign. What an idiotic statement to make at a tea party meeting!!! If you give an individual time to talk long enough, you give them time to show their ignorance. I can't believe that Vaught would be proposing another expenditure such as a new administration building knowing that the city is upside down right now, especially in front of the tea party group! The whole crowd laughed at his stupidity.

Anonymous said...

you are right about the log cabin democrat being the albatross that weights down Vaught's reputation. I think that the ark business journal article by Kate Knable about the class action lawsuit of the city workers suing the city of Conway could hurt vaught's campaign even worse. The lawsuit shows the true character of Vaught and other councilmen about how they treat and care about their employees and their families!

Anonymous said...

Mark Vaught was a poor city alderman. As a recreational tennis player, he was poor also.

Local League Results- Mark Vaught at 4.0 level
4/23/2011
John C. Hoffmann / Brian J. Cahalan Defeated William Taylor /Mark Vaught 6-1, 6-2 #2 Doubles

4/23/2011 Brent Birch/John C. Hoffmann defeated Ken Berry/Mark Vaught 6-2, 6-0 #2 Doubles

Anonymous said...

Dudes,
Check the scores against real men tennis players. Vaught can't compete with them. Kinda makes sense why he sticks to competing against women not only in tennis but politics too!

Anonymous said...

it really gripes me about conway's finances being upside down. whenever i am outdoors enjoying our fine walking trails or simply enjoying the frontyard, occasionally some dookie mess comes in my path. this dookie mess reminds me of the same mess that mark vaught has created at his city position by severely overspending the city budgets to the point of its present financial crisis. this mark vaught character is now seeking a faulkner county position. vaught left a huge dookie mess for the citizens to clean up at the city offices. now he is trying to wiggle his tail in a county job. soon we will have another huge dookie pile at the county level! his incompetency at any public office position creates financial disasters wherever he is at. i hope never gets a public position anywhere!!!

Anonymous said...

It's a great day in Arkansas!!! The State's legislature is in the hands of the Grand Ole Party. Rockefeller would be proud, and his son could have been the next governor had he not lost his life to cancer while he was our Lt. Governor. Great job posters in helping to protect our local governments by electing QUALITY people for the job! True integrity is voting along party lines except in the case such as this Vaught character where you vote for the best candidate for the job and not just along party lines. True Republicans vote along party lines except in cases where the best candidate for the job might not be of the same party. Our govt should be entrusted into the hands of capable people and not in the hands of an inept Republican who shows poor character and poor job performance at their present positions. The Republican Party needs to screen its candidates better instead letting anyone pay the registration fees and filing fees. We can do BETTER!!! Let's look for a BETTER tomorrow!!!

Anonymous said...

You guys need to post the final score.......

Anonymous said...

Vaught lost the race by around 4,000 votes. Faulkner County is safe for years to come. The city of Conway should be posting better financial numbers too since Vaught is gone from there.

Anonymous said...

i am a tea party supporter in Faulkner County and am really disappointed in the candidates that they are supporting. David Crow and Janet Crow recently moved into Faulkner Couhty with good intentions in helping the Republican cause but are not familiar with the quality of character that the individuals in the area represent. David and Janet Crow will support any candidate that claims they are conservative or Republican when their character displays otherwise. We might need to replace David and Janet Crow as head of the Faulkner County Tea Party with someone more attuned to our area!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with your comment about David and Janet Crow. They say that they support tea party causes of government fiscal responsibility and candidates that uphold these values. But in some cases they support candidates that do not hold tea party values. Case in Point- Mark Vaught does not hold tea party values and fiscal responsibility in that he was supporting huge spending measures such as a new administration building project when the city's budget was upside down. Janet Crow as a tea party spokesperson was promoting Vaught as a qualified candidate for a county position. Vaught was running as a Republican but did not uphold tea party values. Crow wanted to see Vaught in office just because he ran as a Republican. Vaught lost by a landslide. Rumors were circulating that Janet Crow was unfriending conservative voting people left and right on her Facebook page who would disagree with her choice of a lousy candidate such as Vaught. Did anyone else that was Conservative or Republican experience such treatment by Janet or David Crow?

Anonymous said...

I experienced the same rude treatment by Janet Crow. I supported all the Republican candidates except the candidates running for county positions. The Republican candidates that Janet Crow promoted at the county level were either not qualified or had character issues or both. The Republicans should have vetted their candidates better or recruited better qualified candidates. Neither was done!!! After offering my opinion to Crow, she wouldn't listen with an open mind and hear my views that differed from her own. She immediately blocked or removed me frpm her Facebook page, too!!! She didn't come across as a kind Christian woman to me....very immature and catty acting!!!!

Anonymous said...

I read these comments about the last election in Faulkner a County and experienced the same "Unfriending" on Facebook when I disagreed with some of the Republican Party candidates. I asked several other conservatives if they received some of the same treatment. They said that they were "Unfriended" by Janet Crow and even Gilbert Baker's wife, Susan Chatham Baker. These ladies were not furthering the conservative cause by being unprofessional and down right rude to other conservatives. After asking around the community about this very rude treatment, prominent citizens told me that Gilbert Baker got so fed up with Susan one time that he moved out on her for a period of time and had a temporary separation from Susan. So it sort makes sense that if Susan treated Gilbert with disrespect that she would treat others!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just found this on the web and recognized some of these names here, mostly some Faulkner County politicos. LMAO...The big news that is hitting the local TV and radio stations is the $130,000 Christmas tree in Conway. It seems that the mayor, Tab Townsell, refused to shop this expensive purchase in which he could have saved the taxpayers $50,000 had he shopped this around a little.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Townsell has done a few good things for the city. But as other mayors do he attends workshops and events to gather ideas and brings them back to Conway. Townsell will act like these ideas were his own.

Anonymous said...

What these politicians need is more workshops in public service- Class 101-HOW TO BE A SERVANT TO THE PUBLIC, Class 102- BEING A STEWARD OF THE TAXPAYER'S MONEY, Class 103- GOVERNMENT ETHICS, Class 104- TRANSPARENCY, etc.

Anonymous said...

i think ur mayor townsell has more problems on his plate than he lets on. his deceptiveness in city business carried over to his personal life. rumors are swirling that he had be cheating on his wife, not with another woman but another man. pretty juice gossip by arkansas standard!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you think Tab Townsell will run as an openly gay candidate in his next election?

Anonymous said...

Probably not... his last election was a very slim margin for him considering that he had two opponents that split the Anti-Tab vote against him. If Townsell had just one opponent, it would have been a closer race and his positives and negatives in his image could been evaluated better.

Anonymous said...

Ditto on the openly gay issue. Townsell has too many negatives besides adding a coming out of the closet issue. This is not a San Fransisco voting district or a Barney Frank area.

Anonymous said...

These comments kinda make sense after typing in Tab Townsell in the goggle search engine. When I type in his name, immediately comes up Tab Townsell divorce or Tab Townsell gay. A lot of people have been doing a search on him.

Anonymous said...

Townsell has said that this mayoral term is his last. So he probably won't be running for any office soon. The Democrats might be desperate for a candidate to run for some position and call on him. The Dems will have to throw some money in his direction to get him to run. However, a rout to a Republican will label him as a loser and his political career will be over!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, the $130,000 Christmas tree story made it to the Dave Elswick Show on KARN. The program guests were Nic Horton of the Arkansas Project and some Tea Party reps. The guests mentioned that even your own Conway resident and Alderman Wesley Pruitt basically was proud of his wasteful spending of taxpayer's monies. Pruitt told taxpayers that if they didn't like his stupid tax and spend measures of the Hamburger tax then don't eat at McDonalds, Wendy's , Arby's, or any restaurant that collect our taxes for the city. I'm NOT GOING TO LET PRUITT PREVENT ME FROM EATING OUT .....I'm GOING TO THROW THAT WESLEY PRUITT OUT OF OFFICE!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Alderman Wes Pruitt is too ignorant to realize that he represents the taxpayer that provides the money to cut the check. For Wes to tell a taxpayer that he doesn't care what he thinks when it comes to spending the taxpayer's money is totally idiotic and clueless.

Anonymous said...

JUST NOSY says ......that Conway citizens have been contacting their alderman on their lack of careful spending of taxpayer's monies. Almost every alderman has responded to the taxpayer's concerns by stating that they are not interested in their opinion about how the A&P funds were misspent. They say that if they had the chance to make the decision on the lack of bidding on the Christmas tree all over again, they would make the same decision.

Anonymous said...

The Christmas tree fiasco was created by the same councilmen that caused the budget woes for the city of Conway. The mayor and alderman acted remorseful before election time and got reelected. This recent boondoggle with the tree purchase should show the taxpayers that the council wasn't truly sincere with changing their reckless spending ways.

Anonymous said...

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee says....Does anyone know who is Mayor Tab Townsell's boyfriend?

Anonymous said...

Some mentioned that Tab Townsell's boyfriend works for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

Anonymous said...

Alderman Wes Pruitt worked for the chamber. Could he be the homewrecker?

Anonymous said...

pretty sure that pruitt isn't

Anonymous said...

Wes Pruitt has a wife and kids. I don't think he is Tab's boyfriend. But there are a few guys that are freaky in that they have a wife and kids plus a boyfriend on the side!!!

Anonymous said...

FROM WHAT RUMORS THAT I HAVE BEEN HEARING, TAB TOWNSELL'S BOYFRIEND IS A TOP OFFICIAL WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Anonymous said...

Conway City Alderman Ward 2 Pos 1

Aaron Knight (I)(39.98%)1,575

Wesley Pruitt (I)(32.04%)1,262

James Quinn (I)(27.98%)1,102

Alderman Wes Pruitt is irrelevant in the mix of politics in Conway. He lost the general election but eked out a runoff election .

Anonymous said...

Nice post on the election results.....what was the runoff numbers?

Anonymous said...

From the Log Cabin Democrat-Pruitt received 130 votes to Knight’s 120 votes. The final race, which was originally among three candidates, is for Ward 2, Position 1.

Only 250 people cared to vote in the runoff with only 130 people caring about Pruitt!

Anonymous said...

dudes, ur totally irrelevant if u muster up 130 votes in a runoff

Anonymous said...

Do you guys think there was a kickback on this expensive Xmas tree?
There could have been some cash hidden in a pie box delivered to the mayor similar to State Treasurer Martha Shoffner's kickback scheme.

Anonymous said...

Won't be long until we see Mayor Tab leading the gay parade marching in the lead with his rainbow flag.

Anonymous said...

What does anyone think of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and his comments to GQ Magazine about homosexuality?

Anonymous said...

Way to go Phil!!! A lot of church ministers are afraid to preach what the Bible says about homosexuality! Limp-wristed preachers are becoming prevalent in our society and ought to be expelled from their leadership position!

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin is out defending Phil....She still looks great, too!

Anonymous said...

Louisiana Gov. Jindal is publicly supporting Phil. He and Palin aren't afraid to take on the liberal media.

Anonymous said...

Did you guys see where Cracker Barrel put the Duck Dynasty products back on their shelf? Social Media and Bloggers have strengthened oonservative causes!!!

Anonymous said...

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has a tape out that has Obama calling a marriage between a man and a woman. Obama believes the same as Phil Robertson and is not being bashed by the liberals. Looks like a double standard exists with the media!

Anonymous said...

I vote for Phil on this issue....If your faith is based on biblical teachings, then Phil is correct because every wedding in the Bible consisted of a bridegroom & bride with the bridegroom being a man and the bride being a woman.

Anonymous said...

The brand new $133,000 Christmas tree in downtown Conway has some lights out again. Pretty simple construction (Metal Frame, Artificial Greenery, and Lights) to be so costly!!! You can tell that the mayor and council-Mayor Tab Townsell,Andy Hawkins, David Grimes,Wesley Pruitt, Shelley Mehl, Mary Smith, Mark Ledbetter, Theodore Jones Jr., and Shelia Whitmore didn't treat the taxpayer's monies carefully with this stupid purchase! No wonder the city budget is screwed up with these poor city managers!