We move on this week to the two top of the ticket races for Harris County, DA and Sheriff, starting today with Zack Fertitta, who is running for the Democratic nomination for District Attorney. Fertitta spent several years in the DA’s office as a prosecutor, and since then he has had his own practice as a criminal defense attorney, so he has seen the courtroom from both sides of the aisle. Though he has an opponent in this primary, the person he’s running against is a perennial candidate with a questionable history. The choice in this race is very clear.
I have been asked by a number of people to do interviews with Republican candidates for the primaries as well. Generally speaking, I don’t have the time or the inclination for that, but if there’s one office on the ballot this year for which I’d make an exception it’s District Attorney. I’m pleased to say that I have been able to line up interviews with both of the Republican candidates for this office as well, incumbent DA Pat Lykos and challenger Mike Anderson. Look for them to run in the near future. In the meantime, here’s my conversation with Zack Fertitta: