Though Bryant Mayor Republican Dabbs explicitly admitted ethics violations in the agreed settlement with the state Ethics Commission, she all but repudiated it in a press release.
She explained away her various troubles as mostly minor matters instigated by a political opponent. She didn't mention her $100 fine. Her press release said: "Mayor Dabbs stated she will be filing amended reports; however, these are only minor corrections and the net amounts on her reports will not change and that no new donations or expenses are being added. She is simply moving items previously reported from one line to another."
Mayor Dabbs had these final comments to make concerning this matter: "I want to say through all these circumstances, I acted openly and relied on the information I had at the time. I am not perfect but I am honest. My focus as Mayor has not and will not change." Wonder if that means she hasn't given up on getting herself and Kizer fat pay increases and special treatment at the city pool for her daughter's swim team, to name two of her early priorities in office?