Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Non-Profit Nepotism Used to Promote Charlie Tygard for Council

V-Squared has the scoop on Charlie Tygard's latest patronage peccadillo with a non-profit organization to aid his campaign for one of five empty at-Large council seats. This time, Mr. Tygard's brother, who is President of West Nashville Sport League Inc., sent out an e-mail to dues-paying league parents encouraging them to vote for Mr. Tygard on August 2. He also promised to provide recommendations in the future for voting for specific Mayoral candidates. Some league parents are steaming mad about the e-mail.

As V-Squared's AC Kleinheider points out, the Sport League is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Hence, it is not allowed to endorse specific candidates as was done by Mr. Tygard's brother. ACK has the brother's interesting response when he asked him to comment on that violation.

Mr. Tygard has already been airing a commercial that suggests that a Habitat for Humanity (also a not-for-profit) beneficiary of Metro Funds that he procured is endorsing him.

1 comment:

  1. Every day now I visit the blogs, looking for the latest on Charlie Tygard. He is being reported on these days, almost by the minute, all of it bad, all of it highlighting his characteristic of being Ethically-Challenged ... Now we see that the challenge spreads throughout the Tygard family. He should do us all a favor and drop out of the race.