I have just a couple of Harris County Democratic races left to deal with, and I will return to them in two weeks. In the meantime, we now have a sorta-kinda primary date of May 29, but we still don’t have US or State House maps. I’m hoping that we’ll have a bit more certainty about what those maps will look like before I have to begin those interviews, but needless to say I have no control over that. Anyway, there are still a few races that are unaffected by the map-wrangling, and first among them is the race to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. There are four Democratic candidates for this seat, and I have interviews with two of them to present this week. First up is Paul Sadler, who was a State Representative from 1991 to 2003, serving in an East Texas district. Sadler’s expertise in the Lege was in public education – he chaired the Public Education Committee for eight years, during which he co-authored a bill to re-write of the entire Education Code. More recently, he has served as the Executive Director of The Wind Coalition, a non-profit association designed to promote the responsible development of wind energy. Here’s our conversation:
See also this BOR profile of Sadler.