Noel Freeman, who had previously run in the 2007 special election for Houston City Council At Large #3 race, sent out a press release announcing his intent to seek another At Large Council seat in 2009. Right now, there's one seat that will be open for sure - Council Member Ron Green in At Large #4 is term-limited - and one seat that most people expect to be open, as Council Member Peter Brown in At Large #1 is expected to run for Mayor. I've got Freeman's release beneath the fold. Though I was a big supporter of Council Member Melissa Noriega in that special election, I came away from the race with a very positive impression of Freeman, who I thought knew his stuff well. You can check out the interview I did with him back then and judge for yourself if you'd like. He also lives in the Heights, which certainly doesn't hurt from my perspective. I know he's been working on another Council bid since that race, so I'm glad to see him get an early jump. Stace has more. Click on for the release.
Houston, TX - City of Houston Public Works employee and small business owner Noel Freeman declared his intent to seek an at-large seat on Houston's City Council in the November 2009 general election. Freeman, who previously ran to fill a vacant Council seat in 2007 believes his many years of public service will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to City Council that will make a positive difference for Houstonians.Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 03, 2008 to Election 2009
"Houston is a tremendous city with a rich history and a bright future." Freeman said. "As Houstonians, we can all play a part in protecting what makes Houston great, and I believe I have the right experience to make a real difference for my fellow citizens."
Freeman's public service began at the age of 19 and includes four years as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force, as well as work for the National Archives and Record Administration and Congressman John Culberson's local Houston office. He has worked for Houston's Public Works and Engineering Department since 2004.
Freeman is also the owner of a consulting and commercial photography business and is actively involved in numerous causes and organizations throughout Houston. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Texas A&M University and will receive his Master of Public Administration from Norwich University in 2009.