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Holm announces for Controller

I can’t say authoritatively if it’s the first of its kind anywhere, but this is the first announcement for public office via Twitter that I’ve seen.

Announcing the launch of my Houston City Controller campaign web site, pamholm.com! Visit often, bookmark, send to your friends. Thank you!

Now for all I know, Holm sent out releases, held press conferences, all that traditionalist stuff; I didn’t get any of that if she did, so I can’t say. But this is how I found out about her official announcement. Thanks to Nick Hellyar for the catch.

That makes Holm the first candidate for Controller among the local Twitterati. Ronald Green, MJ Khan – what say you?

UPDATE: Got the traditional press release today. It’s beneath the fold. Miya has more.

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Green to announce for City Controller

I think everybody knew that term-limited City Council Member Ron Green, who currently serves on At Large #4, was planning to run for the to-be-open position of City Controller. But if you didn’t, or if you were wondering what was up with that, here’s a link to the invitation (PDF) for his campaign kickoff party, which will be on March 17. No word yet from any potential opponents, which at last report included at least two of his term-limited colleagues, Council Member MJ Khan in District F, and CM Pam Holm in District G. Green hasn’t had an opponent since he defeated former Council Member Bert Keller in 2003. Since I doubt he’ll be as fortunate this time around, it’ll be interesting to see how this campaign plays out. In any event, the Controller’s race is now officially underway.