Harris County Treasurer Jack Cato passed away earlier today.
Cato, 70, has been county treasurer since 1999. From 1995 to 1998 he was the spokesman for the Houston Police Department. Cato also spent 25 years with KPRC-TV working as a photographer and reporter. Cato is married and is survived by two children and seven grandchildren.
In March, Cato beat Houston former city councilman and mayoral candidate Orlando Sanchez to remain the Republican nominee for Harris County treasurer. Cato was to face Democrat Richard Garcia for the job.
Harris County Commissioners Court will move the assistant treasurer, Linda Langlois, to fill the treasurer position until the November election.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
UPDATE: More here.Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 22, 2006 to Local politics | TrackBack