As was the case in 2012, there is a three-way primary for the nomination in SBOE District 6, the one electoral entity that is subject to redistricting containing a Republican who represents me. I didn’t intend to do interviews for it, as there were plenty of other races of interest and only so much time to do them and run them, but candidate Dakota Carter reached out to me, and as is the case when that happens, I went ahead and scheduled a conversation with him. A native of the Panhandle, Carter attended the University of North Texas and served as student body President while there, and came to Houston after graduating to attend medical school. He is now a resident at UTHealth who specializes in both adult and child/adolescent mental health, with an emphasis in learning disorders, autism-spectrum disorders, and intellectual/pervasive developmental disorders. He has written curriculum for both UTHealth and Baylor College of Medicine specifically related to LGBTQ mental health and diversity in medical education, and is now pursuing a Doctorate of Education from UH. Here’s what we talked about:
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