Is There a Link Between Domingo Montalvo’s Position in City Government & the Population of Wharton?
I read Mayor Montalvo’s submission to the Voters Guide in the Wharton Journal-Spectator and then remembered some analysis I’d done of the changes in Wharton’s population. According to the Voters Guide, he was elected to City Council in 1999 and elected Mayor in 2010. There seems to be a negative correlation between Domingo Montalvo’s position in City government and Wharton’s population. In other words, the higher Domingo Montalvo rises in government, the more people seem to leave Wharton!
“Look around, Wharton is thriving.” Mayor Domingo Montalvo, Jr., Wharton Journal-Spectator, April 27, 2016.
Fact Check — False
Wharton Is Shrinking While Other Wharton County Cities Are Growing
In fact, Wharton’s population is declining while the cities around Wharton are growing — El Campo is growing even though it’s 13 miles farther from Houston. Wharton’s population reached an all-time high in 1999, the year Domingo Montalvo was elected to Wharton City Council. The next year it started to decline and it declined steadily until 2010. In that year, Mr. Montalvo was elected Mayor, and there was a very large drop in population. Even more people have left Wharton since 2010! Does Mayor Montalvo have a negative impact on Wharton’s population? Look at the numbers and decide for yourself.
We Need a New Mayor to Return Growth to Wharton!
I support Tim Barker for Mayor because Tim gives us a chance to turn the situation around and get Wharton growing again. Looking at these numbers gives me no reason to believe that Domingo Montalvo can do any better in the next couple of years than he’s done over the last sixteen years in Wharton City Government.
What do you think? Is there a Domingo Montalvo impact on Wharton’s population?