July 26, 2005
Crabb to retire?
It's not in the news as far as I can tell, but I've heard from a source that State Rep. Joe Crabb (R, Kingswood) is planning to call it a career after this session. Crabb was one of the architects of the 2003 redistricting, and a nasty piece of work, so it'll be nice to see him go. Charlotte Coffelt took a run at him in 2004, the first time he'd been opposed in a decade, and though she didn't come close, she gets credit for taking the fight to a normally ignored area. As with SD7, this is a strongly Republican area, and as with SD7, it still deserves a Democratic candidate. Let's see if someone decides to make a go of it.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 26, 2005 to Election 2006
Crabb, your readers will recall, is the redistricting chairman who didn't want to hold public hearings in South Texas because "I don't speak Spanish." He will not be missed.
As for Democratic chances, John Sharp won more than 47 percent of the vote in HD127. It's a winnable race for a good candidate... especially if he or she is on a ticket led by Sharp.
As for Democratic chances, John Sharp won more than 47 percent of the vote in HD127.
I'm afraid your math is a bit off, Soledad. Sharp win 30% of the vote in HD127, which still puts him ahead of the average for this district. The 47% figure you cite is his statewide total.
Step Up Texas has no one listed as a potential candidate.
Hopefully that will change.