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Interview with Amanda Edwards

Amanda Edwards

Amanda Edwards

We continue in At Large #4, where multiple candidates compete to succeed the term-limited Council Member C. O. Bradford. Today’s interview is with Amanda Edwards, a native Houstonian and Eisenhower High graduate now practicing law with Bracewell & Giuliani. Edwards worked in community development corporations as a Community Building and Social Change Fellow and in the Georgia State Legislature while at Emory University, and served as a Criminal Justice Institute student attorney at Harvard Law School. She relocated to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and served as a law clerk for a federal district court judge, and more recently returned to Houston where she serves on numerous boards and committees. As you can imagine, we had a lot to talk about:

(Note: This interview took place before the Supreme Court ruling that required a repeal or referendum on HERO.)

You can see all of my interviews as well as finance reports and other information on candidates on my 2015 Election page.

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One Comment

  1. joshua ben bullard says:

    For me, Amanda K Edwards for Houston city council at large #4 continues to draw a number of questions ,the first being =I haven’t ever seen Amanda K Edwards in the community doing any community work until she filed for office about a year ago and i dont think my council member Dwight Boykins has either,,and not taking anything away from her educational achievements from Harvard Law school,but how grounded can one be with Houston citizens day to day needs ,when you have always been on the board and never on the implementation side of real city services,broken sidewalks,bad roads,Amanda K Edwards for Houston at large #4 simply doesnt have the on the ground experience to hit the ground running on day one ,if elected.I can not in good faith,endorse Amanda k Edwards for at large #4 Houston city council,when i wrote city code 2005-245 at a coffee shop on praire and Texas ave in 2004,to prevent people from being able to subject others to harmful secondhand smoke at all metro bus stops and metro rails ,that was my biggest accomplishment to date,and so many of you have come with me on voting in and voting out these elected officials because of my single contribution and i thank you,just as i thank Gilbert Garcia with metro with including 2005 -245 on everysingle metro rail station threw out the city,Amanda is a good candidate but she is not ready for city hall ,just yet.

    taking these candidates to the streets,

    playground rules,Joshua Ben Bullard

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