Over the weekend, sources informed me that Patricia Eaves, a control board candidate who I already profiled, is married to Efren Pagan of ARCO Publicity. For those who do not now, ARCO is the publicity firm of record for the PPD. Additionally, Efren’s brother (and Patricia’s brother in law) Jose Pagan is a senior advisor to outgoing GDB president Melba Acosta.
In my initial profile I gave Eaves a green flag, but her deep family ties to the PPD show deep conflicts of interest since the Board can alter this government’s decisions and laws. Given the vital importance of Board members being independent, I am changing my verdict to red.
You can see my conversation with Patricia on Twitter regarding this new information here.
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