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Filing news: Adrian Garcia is in for County Commissioner

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Former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his candidacy for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct Two, citing his experience in bringing people together around smart government, transparency, and delivering results for taxpayers.

“We all know that sometimes government can come up short, so it’s up to leaders who love what we do to roll our sleeves up and find better solutions,” said former Sheriff Garcia. “Since the day my mother encouraged me to become a Houston Police officer and with the advice that my late father gave me, which was to work hard, be honest, and never forget where I come from, I found I loved being a public servant!”

“As a police officer, City Council member, Mayor Pro Tem, and as your Sheriff, I have always worked to find better ways to save you money, deliver transparency, and improve our quality of life,” continued Garcia. “With the impact of Hurricane Harvey, we now need leaders who are willing to get in the community and work with everyone to find solutions to keep our families and our property safe.”

“There is a better way forward for everyone,” concluded Garcia. “I look forward to speaking with the residents of East Harris County, and earning your support for our campaign to make our communities a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

The campaign also released an internal poll memo (below and attached) showing Garcia with a strong favorable rating and ratio, and a six point lead over the incumbent commissioner, Jack Morman.

You can see the aforementioned memo here. The poll was done by PPP and seems reasonable enough, so let’s just insert the standard disclaimers about how far in advance of the election it is and move along. Garcia will have to make it through the primary first, with one of his opponents being Pasadena City Council member Sammy Casados. It’s at times like this that I wonder about how much of a factor timing is. I don’t know exactly when Garcia decided to jump into this race, but the poll in question was conducted November 29-30, so he had to at least have been thinking about it before then. Anyway, you can now add this race to the ever-longer list of interesting Democratic primaries for next year. The Chron has more.

Beyond that, not a whole lot of interest yesterday. Dems now have a candidate for Commissioners Court in Precinct 4, Penny Shaw, about whom I currently know nothing. Precinct 4 is the most Republican of the four, so keep expectations in check. CD10 is up to three candidates, as Michael Siegel, the assistant city attorney in Austin, puts in his filing. And on the Republican side, State Rep. Lance Gooden threw his hat in for CD05, the seat vacated by Rep. Jeb Hensarling. By the way, if you want to get a view of how different this primary looks right now from each party’s perspective, go to the SOS candidate filing page, filter on Harris County, then compare the Ds to the Rs. Quite the eye-opener, no?

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21 Comments

  1. I had to correct him on simple municipal finance when he ran for mayor.

    Hopefully he’ll hire smarter campaign staff that will uinderstand basic math and propose real solutions for working families

  2. C.L. says:

    Apparently Mr. Garcia is taking a page out of the “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” playbook, instead running for every HC office that comes up for election. I guess sooner or later, playing the odds, the voters will elect him to something.

  3. neither here nor there says:

    He needs a job, he is unemployed, I think. Regardless a Democrat winning starts sending a message to the party of Russian loving Trump supporters; or is it pedophile supporters?

  4. Bill Daniels says:

    If you don’t vote for Adrian, you are a racist who hates Mexican Americans. That was his campaign message against YT Gene Green. Might as well recycle it this go-round, too.

    You go with your bad identity politics self, Adrian. Better hope someone with more identity politics points doesn’t run, too, though.

    Also, surprisingly, I agree with C.L. AND Neither. This has to be some kind of record.

  5. Bill Daniels says:

    Edit: Only the first part of Neither’s post about needing a job. What are the Trump supporters more fond of? Cheese pizza or pasta? Walnut sauce? Tell us, Neither.

  6. C.L. says:

    @Bill… Fear not – it’s highly unlikely to happen very often. 🙂

  7. neither here nor there says:

    Only because you are a Trump supporter Bill, ten to one you would vote for Moore if you lived in Alabama. Already indicated you voted for Trump.

    https://www.snopes.com/2016/06/23/donald-trump-rape-lawsuit/

  8. mollusk says:

    As one of his former constituents, I was always favorably impressed by how he performed as a city councilman. His office was very good at constituent services. For sure, staff had a lot to do with that – so if he’s successful, let’s hope he makes the same quality of hires as a county commissioner.

  9. Bill Daniels says:

    Neither:

    I absolutely would vote for Moore if I could. Youbetcha!

    The other thing you are just totally missing about this current “metoo” business is, while I am sure there are some legitimate victims, it’s turned into an all out War on Men. Any man in the US can get got, or at least, can be gone after. ANY man. Even you. Are you considering running for office? Ever worked with a woman who didn’t like you for some reason? Ever beat out a woman for a promotion? Ever have a bad relationship? A divorce? You can be got. You better start supporting the home team, and that means Franken, Conyers, et al.

    All I have to say is, men need to grow a pair and start standing up to this, need to start fighting back. And guess who is leading the way? Yup, Trump, and now Moore. You better hope men start standing up and fighting back on this, or our whole country will be cucked.

  10. Julian Deleon says:

    Jack Morman will most likely be ushered out in the same way he was ushered in; lots of folks will be heading to the polls to vote straight ticket. Adrian will benefit as a result.

  11. neither here nor there says:

    Bill I have never forced myself on a woman, but I guess that you may have.

  12. neither here nor there says:

    I guess it was the upbringing, I was taught to respect women and to never raise your hands at them or hit them.

  13. Bill Daniels says:

    Neither,

    You just aren’t getting it. It doesn’t matter what you have not done. You can be ACCUSED, and that seems like all it takes these days to be destroyed. If there is money to be made, or if you are a political target, or maybe if you just made somebody mad years ago and that person just never got over it and wants a little payback…..you can be a target. No guilt of anything required.

  14. neither here nor there says:

    I get it Bill, you don’t. Of course one can be accused but 7 women, how many women have accused you Bill?

    I think a little bit more about women and believe them to be more honest than men.

  15. neither here nor there says:

    More respect for women.

  16. Bill Daniels says:

    Neither, I promise you that if I was properly motivated, I could find 7 women who would be willing to accuse you of anything I wanted. All it takes is money, or an appeal to a woman who wants her 15 minutes, or wants revenge, or who hates people who aren’t down with the GBLT agenda, or who dislike Americans of Mexican heritage, or any reason, really.

    I could find Russians who would accuse you of hiring hookers to pee on Russian hotel beds, for example. Now, speaking of, anyone have the number for FusionGPS? 🙂

  17. C.L. says:

    Can’t breathe… am agreeing with Bill on this one… Yes, Trump is the village idiot and Moore has his issues with the separation ‘tween church and State in Alabama, but until someone actually files charges on Conyers, Franken, Farenthold, Trump, Moore, etc., and wins their court case, these are just allegations from folks that may well be motivated by cash or political ambition or a desire to be on TMZ for 15 minutes.

  18. Bill Daniels says:

    C.L.:

    Farenthold paid off a woman. Worse yet, he paid her off with YOUR tax dollars. Dude needs to go, pronto. If he was innocent, he wouldn’t have paid anyone off.

  19. neither here nor there says:

    C.L. go back to sleep you do better. So all women are liars unless they file suit. No wonder many women don’t report rapes with people like you two calling them liars. Yes some women lie, but then both of you supported a person who lies all the time, a person who worked with the Russians who is in debt to them, who if he does die of natural causes may spend the rest of his life trying to stay out of prison.

  20. C.L. says:

    @Neither… On multiple occasions, your outrage has amused me, and this is no exception.

    First, I never said all women were liars, in fact I never said the most recent accusers in the press were liars. I don’t know if they’re lying or if they’re telling the truth. THEY know, and their accusers know, but you and I don’t. I can tell you that I tend to follow the ‘presumption of innocence’ model. Obviously, when someone admits to the offense, like the p***y-grabbing President has…

    Second, you have no idea who I’ve supported in the past, who I currently support, or who I’ll support in the future… nor should you, honestly, care.

    Third, you tend to rant in massive generalities, painting everyone you seemingly disagree with, with a super-sized paintbrush. As such a move hasn’t proven to be a winning form for me, as I’ve gotten older, I tend not to do that anymore. There’s something to be said for varying shades of gray, and subtle nuance.

    @Bill… Farenthold’s been a clown for a long time, yet his constituents keep/kept electing him. Either they didn’t know of his indiscretions or didn’t care. Maybe he’ll do the right thing…

  21. neither here nor there says:

    C.L. what is this presumption of innocence, it is not criminal case. It is a preponderance that you should be considering.

    Rant, and what are you engaging in?

    Everyone paints with a wide brush, let me state that again, everyone. To do otherwise would be engage in the preposterous. I.e., that is a cow over there, well the side we are looking at looks like a cow but we don’t know what the other side looks like.

    But only when certain actions seem to indicate that a person follows such a pattern do I tend to paint them with a brush. You quack like a Trump, you walk like a Trump, you must be a Trump.

    Good I am glad that I can keep amusing you, hope you enjoy it.

    for KUFF; By the way, Casados withdrew as a candidate today.

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