El Paso Inc.: Tripper Goodman is 2012 El Pasoan of the Year
Leonard "Tripper" Goodman III, El Paso Inc.'s El Pasoan of the Year for 2012, heads the Goodman Financial Group and has been active in civic affairs for three decades.
Most recently, he headed up the El Paso Tomorrow PAC that financed the campaign in support of the two bond propositions and the ballpark that voters approved last month.
By Election Day, Goodman said, the political action committee raised and spent close to $400,000 on TV, radio and newspaper ads and mailers to people's homes.
The extent to which the well-funded campaign influenced the final outcome of the election is impossible to tell. But more than 70 percent of voters supported two bond propositions totaling $473 million to pay for quality-of-life projects, and 60 percent backed the controversial Proposition 3 to finance a ballpark Downtown.
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