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More on the lineups

Here’s the Chron story about the final filings to be on the ballot for city elections. As noted before, not a whole lot of surprises, but there are a couple of things worth mentioning:

Otis Jordan, president of the Houston Black Firefighters Association, who has been a frequent critic of the Houston Fire Department’s handling of allegations of racism and sexism among firefighters in recent months, filed to run against District D Councilwoman Wanda Adams, who also will face Larry McKinzie.

Interesting. I’m not sure if this is because HBFA has a beef against CM Adams, or if it’s just because that’s the district he lives in. More on Otis Jordan here and here.

In the Houston Community College System board, only one seat is contested: District 3, where incumbent Diane Olmos Guzman will face a challenge from Mary Ann Perez.

In District 6, the only candidate to file was Sandra Meyers. The lone candidate for District 8 is Arturo Aguilar.

As I said before, District 8 is currently held by Abel Davila, who apparently decided not to run for re-election. I hope there will be some kind of followup to give us more information about Arturo Aguilar (a Google search didn’t tell me anything), especially given how his name appeared on the last day for a seat for which it looked like Davila was going to run for re-election. I reported last night that I’d heard that Aguilar (whose name I hadn’t heard) was Davila’s brother-in-law. If that’s true, and he basically inherited this seat for free, that stinks. Does anyone know any more about this?

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  1. JJMB says:

    Re Aguilar-Davila, I seem to recall that how Scott Hochberg got elected. He worked for Rep Paul Colbert, who kept his “retirement” quiet and didn’t file on that last day, leaving Hochberg as the only one who knew it would be an empty seat. Am I mis-remembering something?

  2. Greg Wythe says:

    There was a state law that extended the filing deadlines in situations such as these (IIRC, done in response to Colbert’s exit, perhaps). Not sure if that applies to this situation or not, but it would seem worthwhile to ask about.

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  4. trowaman says:

    So, I guess this has been answered before but could someone please answer this for me.

    Why are there two strong Democrats challenging each other in Noel Freeman vs CO Bradford while position 5’s weak incumbent Jolanda Jones is getting a pass in her first campaign for a full term?