There are three contested Democratic primaries for statewide office. One of them involves Wendy Davis, which no one expects to be competitive, and one involves Kinky Friedman, which likely will be about how people feel about Kinky Friedman more than anything else. The third primary is for Railroad Commissioner, which is a low profile and unsexy race, but the choice in this one matters at least as much as those other races. Steve Brown was the first announced candidate in the race, with multiple-time candidate Dale Henry filing a few days before the deadline. Brown is the former chair of the Fort Bend County Democratic Party and has been involved with government and Democratic politics for many years. He’s not an oil and gas person but has a strong background with regulatory agencies, and would bring a perspective to the office that it really needs but currently lacks. Brown is also young and well-versed in modern campaigning and communications, which stands in stark contrast to Dale Henry, who while a well-qualified candidate lacks even a basic online presence. Nothing against Dale, but that’s not going to cut it. I’ll be voting for Steve, and I hope after listening to the interview that you will be as well.
You can see all of my interviews as well as finance reports and other information on candidates on my 2014 Election page.