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Interview with Morris Overstreet

Morris Overstreet

Morris Overstreet

And just like that, we’re on to the 2016 primary elections. I know it feels like we’ve just barely finished with 2015 – the filing deadline for the 2016 primaries was two days after the 2015 runoff. Believe me, I know it feels like there was no break between the two. But that’s not for me to worry about, as we’ve got a long slate of contested primary races here in Harris County. One high profile primary race on the Democratic side is the one for District Attorney, where we have two strong candidates plus the one won’t-he-please-just-go-away perennial candidate. First up among the two candidates that should merit consideration for your vote is Morris Overstreet, who has a long and distinguished record of service. A former Court of Criminal Appeals justice and the first African American elected statewide, Overstreet served for five years as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office in Amarillo, and presided over the Potter County Court at Law Number 1 in Amarillo for four years. More recently, he was a candidate for Chief Justice, 1st Court of Appeals in 2010, and he served on a review committee for the Sheriff of Waller County to evaluate jail conditions following the death of Sandra Bland. Here’s the interview:

You can see all of my interviews as well as finance reports and other information on candidates on my 2016 Election page.

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