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Maquila Matt Writes Back

Nov
19
2003

Here’s a note from the Gonzalez campaign in regard to yesterday’s posting. It speaks for itself, but, a “correction” isn’t really necessary.
“Regarding your story on Matt Gonzalez’s parents. A correction needs to be made referring to Matt’s parents as running a maquila. I learned that they do not run it, nor are they investors, nor do they own it or even parts of it, nor are they employees. They are a semi-retired couple with experience in shipping and customs, and they lend that shipping experience to the company on an as needed basis. Matt’s father has been in the medical and dental sales field for over twenty years and has an import-export business called McAllen Imports, located in McAllen, Texas. Both of Matt’s parents do shipping and customs work for the maquila on an as needed basis. The most they make collectively from this work is approximately $18k per year.
“This story apparently originated with the McAllen Monitor newspaper which incorrectly reported that Matt’s parents “run a fishing lure maquila”. The McAllen Monitor got this fact wrong and Matt’s parents would be more than happy to request a correction.
“Please correct the story you published. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
“Regards,
“Ross Mirkarimi
Gonzalez for Mayor”

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