November 12, 2007
Trautman announces for 2008

Diane Trautman will take another shot at HD127 next year.

Dr. Diane Trautman, former candidate for District 127 State Representative in 2006, hosted a town hall meeting at Homewood Suites in Kingwood on Saturday, November 10, and announced her intention to run again in 2008. Trautman vowed to "continue my fight to make a positive difference for our children, our schools, and our communities...and yes, I will continue my campaign to be your state representative."

When asked why she decided on the topic for this meeting, Trautman replied, "We hear too much about what is wrong with our public schools today or how to fix them, and sometimes it even seems that public schools and teachers are under attack by the very people in Austin who should be going to bat for us. I want to get the good news out about our schools and our students."

Trautman is one of three repeat candidates for State House in Harris County next year; the others are Sherrie Matula in HD129 and Kristi Thibaut in HD133. Trautman ran one of the strongest campaigns among Democrats in Harris County last year, in one of its reddest districts. It'll be very interesting to see how things are the second time around for her and the others, especially in a year when Dems will be putting real money into the countywide effort. The apparent lack of a high-profile race in HD134, where Ellen Cohen has seemingly been given a pass by the GOP, will also be a factor. Stay tuned.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 12, 2007 to Election 2008

I met a young guy - probably in his 20's - who told me he was going to run against Ellen. Seemed more like a practice run for running for office, to me. He's someone who wants to serve in public office and for some reason, he thinks he wants to run against Ellen.

Posted by: martha on November 12, 2007 8:19 AM

Getting 40 percent ain't that impressive.

Posted by: BC on November 12, 2007 2:42 PM

BC says he can do better

Posted by: Charles Hixon on November 12, 2007 9:20 PM