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Interview with Laurie Robinson

Laurie Robinson

Laurie Robinson

Next up in my series of interviews with candidates seeking to succeed the term-limited Council Member C. O. Bradford in At Large #4 is Laurie Robinson. Robinson is the only repeat candidate in this group, having run for At Large #5 in 2011. An MBA with an extensive background in compliance, audit, government affairs, and more, Robinson has worked for several large firms as well as at the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. She has managed disaster rebuild funds for UTMB-Galveston following Hurricane Ike, and worked with the city of Houston to get reimbursements for the city following Ike and Katrina. Robinson has served on numerous committees, including the Houston chapter of the NAACP and with the Greater Houston Partnership. Here’s what we talked about:

(Note: This interview took place after the Supreme Court ruling that required a repeal or referendum on HERO. I mean like less than an hour after the news hit. We were both still trying to process what it meant as we did the interview.)

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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3 Comments

  1. Eastender says:

    She has since flip-flopped on her position on HERO, calling for it to be repealed and watered down. That revelation came on the league of women voters interview recently.

  2. Mainstream says:

    She reportedly told west side conservatives she is against HERO at a recent Super Neighborhood meeting. In another recent screening, she took a more fuzzy position, stating she opposes discrimination, but has qualms about the wording. But she sought the lgbt Caucus backing, speaking to the group and asserting that she had been fired from a prior job because she refused to fire an employee who was being fired only because he was gay, and the employee came and spoke in her behalf as well. I am confused about what she really thinks.

  3. Burt Levine says:

    Mainstream you weren’t voting if she did or did not confuse you.

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