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Interview with Michael Kubosh

Michael Kubosh

Michael Kubosh

We circle back one last time to At Large #3, with Michael Kubosh. Kubosh is a bail bondsman and political activist. He ran for the State Senate as a Democrat against Dan Patrick in 2006, but is best known for his campaign to get the red light cameras taken down, funding and leading the petition drive to get an anti-camera referendum on the 2010 ballot. Kubosh also fought against the homeless feeding ordinance and mounted another petition drive in that effort, but did not get the needed signatures in time for the 2012 ballot. This interview was also conducted in a restaurant, but it was basically empty and there wasn’t much background noise, so I don’t think you’ll have any problems hearing it. Here’s the interview:

Michael Kubosh interview

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9 Comments

  1. Steven Houston says:

    His comparison of himself to the pioneers of the Alamo when the residency issue was raised was troublesome. At least if he simply came out and said how he and his brother just rented an apartment downtown to run, he’d come across as honest. Will he at least promise to live in the city limits for the entire term if elected?

    Then the pension issue, Kubosh running as a fiscal conservative is fine yet he proposes taking over all three pension systems under city control. This governmental grab would result in HFD’s pension being raided like the other two were, regardless of being over 90% funded. That he relies on the city sponsored Long Range report, a highly biased report, by the way, rather than even acknowledge the minority report by experts with far more information speaks volumes too. Is there anyone out there that would trust the city to do the right thing by employees over political expediency? The city did not do so when cutting police and municipal employees.

    There are other issues why he seemed way over his head, his generalities aside, but the bulk of his comments left him wanting…

  2. Paul Kubosh says:

    Steven….hmmmm do I know you? Were you a municipal Judge at one time?

  3. Bill Daniels says:

    Mr. Kubosh is a hero in the finest tradition of those Alamo defenders for leading the charge to rid the city of the red light bandits. Kudos, sir, for doing what needed to be done.

  4. Steven Houston says:

    Paul, you’ve known me for a very long time but I was never a municipal court judge (I avoid courts altogether whenever possible). On a personal level, I like both you and your brother. That doesn’t mean either of you get a free pass when it comes to politics. I think we agree that the city needs some changes in priorities even if we don’t agree what those priorities might be, likely disagreeing with how to handle said changes as well.

  5. Paul kubosh says:

    I don’t want a pass I just don’t know why you are so afraid if telling us who you are. If you did it would be liberating for you.

  6. Steven Houston says:

    Judge my comments by what I say rather than who I am. There are too many retaliatory folks out there to have to concern myself with. In other words, if you think my arguments or comments lack merit, by all means step up and address said comments.

  7. Paul kubosh says:

    I think they lack merit and are not on point. Just like your comments about the merits of the Houston court system that you so zealously defended. I still think you used to be a judge at the municipal court. Have a good evening.

  8. Steven Houston says:

    Rather than provide a blanket dismissal of the comments, by all means address them one by one. If it makes you feel better, I’m not Steven Kirkland (I think that was the one you were publicly feuding with), but the city has a longstanding tradition of retaliation as you might remember so providing you with the information you request could put me in harms way. If Kuff wants to know, I’ll get with him at the next meet & greet in person; same for you.

    And to be on point: Michael is not a whit like the pioneers fighting with their lives at the Alamo, his public stances on employee pensions would adversely impact many thousands of people who were promised better, he STILL doesn’t truly like inside the city limits so the residency scam is worth noting, and the other issues touched upon in the interview show he is barely as qualified as your hero Helena Brown.

  9. alicia says:

    I THINK HES NOT THE ONE FOR THE JOB HE DID TAKE DOWN THE RED LIGHTS BUT…. WHY UMMM BECAUSE IT WOULD HELP HIS BUSSINESS IF THERES NO CAMERAS THEN THERES NO PROOF FOR HIS CLIENTS TO LOOSE HE DID IT FOR HIMSELF NOT TO HELP PEOPLE . HE WAS A PASTOR RIGHT ? WHY ISNT HE THERE ANYMORE ? HES A JOKE PLEASE I WOULDN’T EVER VOTE FOR HIM HE CANT EVEN CONTROL HIS OWN SON HIS SON ROBBED SOMEONE W A GUN HERES THE LINK Office of Harris County District Clerk – Chris Daniel | Case (Cause) Details 103307801010-3
    http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/edocs/public/CaseDetails.aspx?Get=bEnXqrQHciQKWcao5SLYJZn1grV9YF+4RzbQvOydeLW4u/mP/tkaRtU/mS8G7RzoKV+DrpZ5Nh7BjSatghCVDLL/RD5pXd9Q9+v6wgzDT+8=

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