Dave Wilson is the white Houston politician who purposely camouflaged his ethnicity in a bid to win election in a largely Black district.
"There was a plan and the plan was to keep race out of it," said Dave Wilson
In January he'll be sworn in as a Houston Community College Trustee. Critics say he bordered on fraud by pulling a "fast one" on voters.
"I don't really think it was a fast one. I kind of say its target marketing," he added.
Aside from direct mail featuring pictures of African Americans, but lacking his own Wilson's tactics extended to a sleight of hand endorsement from Ron Wilson.
While voters might assume the support came the from the well known local lawmaker, the small print says this Ron is really Dave's cousin, who happens to live in Iowa.
"I've seen a lot, but never seen someone take someone's name and abuse it the way this man has,"said longtime legislator Ron Wilson who thinks HCC'S soon-to-be trustee made fools of the folks he will soon represent.
"I think of the poor woman who sat in her living room who thought she voted for an African American male and thought he was endorsed by Ron Wilson. She's got to be very disheartened because of that," said the former State Representative.
While Dave Wilson's fast and loose tactics have become late night comedy fare, the trustee elect says he'll earn the respect of detractors.
"Give me one year on that board and let's see whose taking care of the constituents better," said Dave Wilson.
But Ron Wilson of Texas says Dave Wilson doesn't deserve that chance.
"They should not trust him. They should not even think about trusting him," said Ron Wilson.