If they mayoral runoff leaves you cold, there will be other races to settle in December as well. The Comptroller's race is down to Annise Parker versus Bruce Tatro. Parker had 42%, Tatro 21%, and three other candidates had between 10 and 15% each. Two items of interest: One, even though this article has a 1:57 AM time stamp and the one on the Mayor's race is from 6:51 AM, this one specifically names December 6 for the runoff, while the more recent article says nothing. Make of that what you will.
Two is about the candidate who came in fourth and was running fifth early on.
[Gabriel] Vasquez, who changed his political affiliation to the Republican Party earlier this year, is still trying to establish his conservative credentials. He has been threatened with censure by the local GOP, however, after he voted in October against a tax cut the party supported.
Vasquez, who has served two terms on City Council and could have run again under city term limits, risked his virtually guaranteed district council position to run for controller.
Although Vasquez said he had no intention of running for higher office, Tatro contended that it was "no small secret" that Vasquez was running for Congress and was using the controller campaign to test his viability as a Republican candidate.
Speaking of the At Large races, there appear to be two more runoffs. Unfortunately, the article has very little hard data, so we go instead to the County Clerk and scroll to Page Four, where we see that Mark Ellis, Gordon Quan, and (sigh) Boy Wonder Berry have won, while Shelley Sekula Rodriguez Joyner Kersee Cougar Mellencamp Gibbs and Bert "Love Potion #9" Keller have to do it again, against Peter Brown and Ronald Green, respectively.
Finally, there will be more runoffs in the Council district races. The one I care about most is District H, where for once there will be an election where I can't possibly lose as Hector Longoria failed to make the cut, leaving Adrian Garcia and Diana Davila Martinez to face off. I can't tell you how happy it makes me that whoever spent all that money mailing out hit pieces against Garcia (and I got another one on Monday) spent it in vain.Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 05, 2003 to Election 2003 | TrackBack