When Harris County Democrats broke through in 2008 to win their first countywide races in over a decade, the standard bearer was Adrian Garcia in the Sheriff’s race. Garcia won re-election in 2012, but stepped down in 2015 to run for Mayor, and Commissioners Court appointed Republican Ron Hickman to replace him. Winning that office back is a priority, and four candidates filed in the primary to do that. One of the candidates to attempt that has followed in Garcia’s footsteps before: Ed Gonzalez. He succeeded Garcia as Council Member in District H, where he just finished his third and final term. He served as Mayor Pro Tem under Mayor Parker, and as the Chair of the Public Safety committee. He is also retired from HPD, where he served as a detective. Gonzalez was my Council member, and I have interviewed him before, most recently in 2013. Here’s what we talked about this time, with a warning that we did the interview in a pub, with some occasionally loud music in the background:
You can see all of my interviews as well as finance reports and other information on candidates on my 2016 Election page.