Since I posted over the weekend about Karen Derr's intended candidacy for the soon-to-be-vacant District H City Council seat, I have heard of a couple more people who are expressing interest as well. They are:
- Ed Gonzalez, the current chief of staff to Sheriff-elect Adrian Garcia. I'd heard Gonzalez' name in connection with this seat previously but was reminded of it yesterday. Gonzalez, not surprisingly, will have Garcia's support for this election.
- Diana Davila, HISD trustee for District VIII. I had not heard her name before, but apparently she's been looking at this for awhile. She will be making an announcement soon and has several people in her corner, including Sen. John Whitmire,
Constable Victor Trevino, and fellow HISD Trustee and former City Council Member Carol Mims Galloway.
- Francisco Sanchez, former Harris County Democratic Party Secretary and Chair of SD15, about whom I know nothing else.
I am sure there will be more. What are you hearing?
UPDATE: And a fourth name, via Carl Whitmarsh: Hugo Mojica, who describes himself as a "lifelong resident" of District H and who has worked for Congressman Gene Green and former Council members Gabriel Vasquez and Michael Berry. I also know a bit more about Francisco Sanchez - he is the current Public Information Director of the Office of Emergency Management of Harris County.
UPDATE: When I was first told about these candidates, I was told about who is supposedly supporting them as well. I have since been informed by Constable Victor Trevino's office that he is not at this time supporting anyone for District H. I apologize for the confusion.Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 10, 2008 to Election 2009