Open Council seats always draw a crowd, and when there’s only one of them for the At Large positions, it’s usually a big crowd. There were already several entrants in the At Large #2 sweepstakes, and as of today there are a couple more.
First, over the weekend Montrose activist David Robinson jumped in. From his press release:
David W. Robinson is a longtime community leader who has served as president of several civic organizations including: the Park Civic Association, Neartown/Montrose Super Neighborhood #24, the Super Neighborhood Alliance, and as a member of the Houston Planning Commission.
Robinson is a small business owner who has run his own architectural firm for the past twelve years. He is an active father, jointly raising his 11-year old daughter, Elissa with his ex-wife.
As a council member Robinson wants to focus on public safety, infrastructure, neighborhood resources and city finances.
A website is coming very soon as well as details about David W. Robinson’s Campaign Launch Party. Stay tuned!
You can see his Facebook page here. I don’t recall having met Robinson, so that’s all I know about him.
Today, former State Rep. Kristi Thibaut joined him in that race. From Hair Balls:
“The city of Houston, like virtually all government entities today, faces challenging financial circumstances,” she said in her announcement. “If elected, I will work constructively with Mayor Parker and my City Council colleagues to meet our current fiscal challenges without sacrificing core services, and to continue moving Houston forward as a great city to work, live and raise a family.”
Rumors that she would be entering the race began to surface recently when a prominent fund-raising group announced it was dropping Jenifer Rene Pool as its candidate in the at-large District 2 race.
Thibaut is someone I do know; you can listen to the interview I did with her for her campaign last year here. If you want to see who else is out there, Noel Freeman has a very helpful spreadsheet of municipal treasurer appointments, which are required in order to raise money for a city office, and a discussion of who’s in and who’s rumored to be in on Facebook. Nothing is final until the filing deadline, of course, but there’s already a lot of names out there.