One more set of District Council interviews before we move on to the At Large races. District F covers a stretch of fast-growing, very diverse southwest Houston. It was the location of the biggest political upset of the 2013 election, when a little known and lightly funded candidate knocked off a two-term incumbent. That candidate was CM Richard Nguyen, an employee of the city’s Solid Waste department who was recruited to run by constituents who were unhappy with the prior incumbent and beat him with an old-fashioned shoe leather campaign. CM Nguyen made a bigger name for himself last year when he made a moving speech in favor of the Equal Rights Ordinance. He is now running for his first re-election, and I was happy to have a chance to talk to him:
(Note: This interview took place before the Supreme Court ruling that required a repeal or referendum on HERO.)
You can see all of my interviews as well as finance reports and other information on candidates on my 2015 Election page.