August 27, 2005
Ellis announces in SD7

City Council member Mark Ellis, who is term-limited as of this year, has announced his intention to run for the open SD7 seat.

"I'm extremely irritated at what's going on in Austin. There are two issues that are important, school reform and property tax relief. We (Republicans) have a majority, and we still can't get things done," Ellis said. "Two distinguishing factors of my candidacy are my success at City Hall and the fact that I have not been a part of the last regular session."

Yes, but will he run on a platform of pushing the serially-failed Perry/Craddick plans harder, or on a platform of considering better alternatives? And will Harris County GOP Chair Jared Woodfill make good on his earlier threats by taking sides in the primary? Stay tuned.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 27, 2005 to Election 2006 | TrackBack

what about joe nixon? is he running or staying put?

Posted by: lonestar liberal on August 27, 2005 12:10 PM

Nixon is in.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on August 27, 2005 1:28 PM

We (Republicans) have a majority, and we still can't get things done," Ellis said.


Posted by: Michael Croft on August 27, 2005 8:32 PM

Ellis is definitely a neocon, but he seems to be sensible in his actions. He doesn't seem to be afraid of going against the neocon mindset when it is obvious that the truth is not in the De Lay mindset. Nixon, on the other hand, is a complete Rush hannabee puppet. No original ideas, just someone who follows the party marching orders. We're going to have a conservative in the seat, I think Ellis would be someone who would hopefully vote his heart instead of his pocket book.

Vernon Guy - Houston, TX

Posted by: Vernon Guy on August 27, 2005 9:18 PM