Note: This entry is part of a series of recorded interviews with non-judicial candidates in contested Democratic primaries. I am also doing written Q&As with judicial candidates.
The 10th Congressional District has come a long way since it was first redrawn for the 2004 elections, when it was perceived as so hopelessly Republican that no Democrat filed for the race. This year, after 2006 candidate Ted Ankrum held incumbent Rep. Mike McCaul to an unimpressive 55% showing, two strong yet strongly contrasting candidates have stepped up to take a crack at McCaul.
First up is Dan Grant, who spent over a year in Iraq as deputy director of its largest out-of-country voting program. He's impressed a lot of people with the knowledge and experience he gained from that tenure, and he's very passionate about it, as you'll hear in the interview. Among his supporters are 2006 candidate Ankrum, and 2004 write-in candidate Lorenzo Sadun. We had quite a spirited chat, which you can find here.
I will be publishing an interview with Grant's primary opponent Larry Joe Doherty next week. This is a very important race, without an obvious frontrunner, so if you live in CD10 I hope you'll learn as much as you can about each candidate.
Jim Wrotenbery, candidate for 125th District Court (Civil).
Diane Trautman, candidate for Harris County Tax Assessor.
Judge Susan Criss, candidate for the Texas Supreme Court, Position 8.
Joe Jaworski, candidate for State Senate, District 11.
Baltasar D. Cruz, candidate for Texas Supreme Court, Position 7.
State Rep. Garnet Coleman, District 147.
Armando Walle, candidate for State Representative, District 140.
Carol Alvarado, candidate for State Representative, District 145.
Andres Pereira, candidate for 190th District Court (Civil).
Ron Reynolds, candidate for State Representative, District 27.
Sam Houston, candidate for the Texas Supreme Court, Position 7.
State Rep. Jessica Farrar, District 148.
Fred Cook, candidate for 215th District Court (Civil).
Adrian Garcia, candidate for Harris County Sheriff.
Steve Kirkland, candidate for 215th District Court (Civil).
David Mincberg, candidate for Harris County Judge.
Kyle Carter, candidate for 125th District Court (Civil).Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 06, 2008 to Election 2008