The Chron today has candidate profiles of GOP County Judge hopefuls Ed Emmett and Charles Bacarisse. They had a similar set of stories last Sunday for the GOP candidates for DA. I certainly hope this means that at the very least we'll also get such stories for the candidates in the three contested Democratic countywide non-judicial offices - if they're doing these one Sunday at a time, there's not a lot of these left before March 4. I suppose it's too much to hope for profiles in the judicial races, the State Rep races, CD10 (I seem to recall there's been one for the CD22 GOP jumble), the various constable and JP races, and of course the Senate, Railroad Commissioner, Supreme Court, and Court of Criminal Appeals races as well. Lots of decisions need to be made, and there's not nearly enough information out there.
Be that as it may, one thing caught my eye in these stories, from the piece on Bacarisse:
For Bacarisse, the future of county government should involve cutting property taxes, reforming juvenile justice, forcing Metro to alter its mass transit plans and looking for ways to lessen the financial burden of health care and other services provided to immigrants, legal and illegal.
As county judge, I pledge to use every tool at my disposal to demand that METRO either (1) adhere to the clear terms of the 2003 Referendum, or (2) take a revised plan to the voters for their consent.