The 2009 Election Speculation Season is officially in full swing.
Former Harris County Democratic Party Chief Sue Schechter confirmed Tuesday night (Jan. 6) that she is considering a run for Houston's At-Large Position 1 City Council seat this year.
The seat has been held for two terms by Peter Brown, who has had a support committee operating for a year to raise money and garner endorsements in a possible bid to become Houston's mayor.
"We don't even know if Peter Brown is going to run," said Schechter, "so it's not clear whether there's even a seat available."
Schechter is an attorney by profession and served as state representative in southwest Houston's District 134 for two terms, 1991-'95, before stepping down and taking on the party chair position.
More recently, she managed Democrat Rick Noriega's U.S. Senate primary campaign and briefly served as interim president of the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce. She left that position when Hurricane Ike dealt serious damage both to the Chamber office and to her home in the Hermann Park/Medical Center area.
The residence is repaired now, and she said she's been "looking for the right challenge."