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EXCLUSIVE: ECISD Board Member Under Fire Speaks Out

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By Devin Sanchez
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An ECISD board member is under fire, and while he's refused to talk to other media, he sat down only with NewsWest 9, to give his side of the story.

The scandal began when a local newspaper obtained and released photos of what appeared to be Luis Galvan with several baggies of marijuana. NewsWest 9 asked Galvan if that was him in the pictures.

"It looks like me, honestly, yeah," he said.

Galvan told NewsWest 9, he believes the pictures were altered and that he could be the victim of a setup. 

"Anything's possible when you have Photoshop and you don't know where the source comes from," he said. "I'm just concerned that someone will try to frame me in a worse way, to where I don't even know about it, just to try to really get me."

He claims he now is afraid, especially after his truck was broken into. 

"It's very alarming. There's been other things that have happened, yesterday (Tuesday) there was a break-in in my vehicle. There's been some odd stuff going on, it's troubling," Galvan said.

At Tuesday's school board meeting, some people encouraged the district to ask for an immediate resignation.

"Everybody's entitled to their own opinion, they're welcome to it, this is America," he said.

Galvan told NewsWest 9, he has no plans to voluntarily give up his seat.

"No plans on resigning," he said.

NewsWest 9 did ask Galvan if he has ever done drugs.

"I mentioned earlier I can either be an honest representative or a lying politician, and yes, I have experimented in the past. Do I do it now? No I do not," he said. He also added, "talk to your kids early, talk to them about the dangers of drug use, about how it affects people's life. Show them what it's like to be a responsible individual."