January 20, 2006
Q&A with Jim Henley and David Murff
There is a contested Democratic primary in Houston's CD07 for the right to take on Rep. John Culberson. The candidates are Lanier Middle School history and debate teacher Jim Henley, and attorney David Murff. In the interest of helping CD07 voters get to know their choices in March, I have asked both candidates to answer a few questions via email. They received the same questions, and I am printing their answers in consecutive posts so everyone can see where they stand on the same issues.
Both candidates will take part in a debate sponsored by the West Houston Democratic Club on Saturday, January 21, at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter Dr at 10AM. If you can, please take the opportunity to get to know these gentlemen better and to ask them a few questions.
I solicited questions from several people in preparation of this interview. My thanks to the following people who helped provide them: Perry Dorrell, Jim Dallas, and Catherine Santamaria. The interviews can be found here:
Q&A with Jim Henley
Q&A with David Murff
Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 20, 2006 to Election 2006
Point of Error regarding Jim's Comment about my not living or having ever lived in the District.
I have both lived and worked in the District off and on for many years of my life. Having even attended grade school at St. Cecilia Catholic School.
Our home in Friendswood is currently on the market and we will be returing to the district after the primary, whether it sells or not.
I wish not to speak FOR Mr. Henley, but I am with the campaign and have been around him much; this post is based off of my experience and what I have observed... So, I would also like to make a point of error. The Jim Henley campaign believes this is a very winnable campaign as well. I know Mr. Henley himself believes this; and with the discussions I have had with him this is very evident. We realize this is an uphill climb; but we are a group of climbers.
I am a student of Mr. Henley's and as far as I know he is a tough candidate. I believe he has far better views than murff. I am in his class and he is confident. Murff has attcked him negativly but the mature man that Henley is, he didn't fight back.