The Chron picks their second choice for Mayor of Pasadena.
The second-largest city in Harris County could use a good shake-up.
That’s why voters should elect John “J.R.” Moon Jr. for mayor in the city’s runoff election.
Moon, 58, would bring the outsider perspective that Pasadena needs. He has spent the past decade as a trustee for the top-rated San Jacinto College. In addition to his public service, Moon also has the business credentials to make for a fine mayor of a growing city – he is a certified CPA and former chief financial officer at Moody Bank. Moon currently works as a commercial real estate agent.
While scandal has dominated the headlines, Moon kept his focus on the core issues of education, economic growth and quality of life when he met with the editorial board. He specifically recommended updating the city’s infrastructure plans into a modern capital improvement system that’s the hallmark of transparent governance.
“It does not appear that we have had an effective plan over the last five years and you need to renew that plan on an annual basis,” Moon said.
Pasadena needs a mayor who can enter this office with eyes wide open if the city hopes to avoid further scandal.
Moon is Pasadena’s best choice to make these issues a thing of the past.
The Chron had previously endorsed Pat Van Houte, but she didn’t make the runoff. They remain steadfast in their desire to see as big a change from the Isbell era as possible. Early voting for the runoff is going on now through June 6 – you can see times and locations here. Felipe Villarreal is a Project LIFT candidate in the runoff for Pasadena City Council in District A, so if you live there please don’t forget about him, and don’t forget about Pearland if you live there. The runoff is June 10, so make a plan to make your voice heard.