Diane Trautman was the Democratic nominee for Harris County Tax Assessor in 2008 against then-incumbent Paul Bettencourt. With Bettencourt announcing his resignation approximately five minutes after he won re-election, the office is on the ballot again this year, and Trautman is back to run again. Trautman worked as a trust asset manager and energy lender in the banking industry before changing careers to education, where she has been a teacher, principal, and professor of education at Stephen F. Austin. You all know what’s been going on in the Tax Assessor’s office, not just this year but going back to 2008 and before, so let’s just say we had a lot to talk about for this race, and get on with it:
You can find a list of all interviews for this cycle on the 2010 Elections page.