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Some Quick Thoughts On Yesterday’s Houston City Elections

Just a few quick thoughts on Houston’s city elections yesterday.

1. I’m glad Annise Parker has made the runoff for Mayor. I hope that Ms. Parker uses this new round of elections to more sharply define herself from her opposition than she did in the general election.

80% of voters yesterday chose a Democrat to serve as Mayor of Houston. Ms Parker has a new chance to articulate a vision of Houston that is not just racially and socially inclusive, but fully economically inclusive as well.

2. I’m not going to vote for a City Controller who has not paid all his taxes. I won’t vote the Republican in the race. But nor will I vote for Ronald Green.

If my not voting for Mr. Green helps elect the Republican—So be it.

A Democrat running to watch over our city finances should pay his taxes.

3. I wish the Harris County Democratic Party would do something to generate turnout in the runoff. Let’s begin to set the stage for Democratic victories in Harris County in 2010.

November 4, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. Here in Cincinnati we’ve managed to elect an exorcist to City Council, a place from which he himself was exorcised by these same voters a few years ago. Hard to believe he’s back – or is it? Divisiveness is definitely on the upswing.

    Comment by Newton | November 4, 2009

  2. While disagreement is natural, Mr. Winburns’s return is indeed depressing.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 5, 2009

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