December 04, 2007
Amber Moon in HD144

At the bottom of Clay Robison's column yesterday is a mention about what should be another one of the high profile State House races for next year:

Amber Moon, communications director for the Texas Democratic Party, is thinking about returning home to Pasadena to run for the legislative seat being vacated by Republican Robert Talton, who is running for Congress.

Moon, 28, still has a lot of personal ties in the district and worked for two years for former U.S. Rep. Ken Bentsen, when he represented the area in Washington.

Businessman Ken Legler already is running for the Republican nomination, and Fred Roberts, a member of the Pasadena school board, also has been eying a GOP primary race.

Although the district has been in Republican hands for several years, Moon believes a Democrat could be competitive.

It's been trending blue, that's for sure. I've mentioned it before, but though it's not listed on the electoral analysis for HD144, Jim Sharp got 46% of the vote there. As an open seat, and without something like HD134 to dominate everyone's attention locally, this one should be near the forefront. I've heard rumors for weeks about whether Amber or someone else (at least two other names have been floated) will jump in. It looks now like it'll be Amber, but nothing is certain until filing is finished. Stay tuned.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 04, 2007 to Election 2008

Amber's a classy young woman and already a great spokesperson for Democrats in Texas. She was invaluable to a lot of people in tough fights during 2006. Go Amber!

Posted by: Austin B on December 4, 2007 9:24 AM