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Interview with Chris Watt

Chris Watt

We continue with the HD148 special election, where the field is big and deep. As you have already seen and will keep seeing, there’s a lot of quality in the lineup. Chris Watt is an attorney and resident of the Heights, making his first run for office. Watt has served for the past five years on the Houston Leadership Committee for Lambda Legal, a non-profit that litigates in favor of LGBTQ rights and protections, and he is a longtime member of the Board of Directors for Children at Risk, currently serving as Board Chair. Here’s what we talked about:

The Erik Manning spreadsheet now has all of the Democrats who are running for HD148 listed. I have a list of all 15 candidates here. I’ll be publishing many more HD148 candidate interviews over the next two weeks.

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  1. Mainstream says:

    You might want to interview Luis LaRotta in addition to all these Democrats running. Today he picked up the endorsement of a large business PAC, the Houston Realty Breakfast Coalition, and previously was endorsed by the Harris County Republican Party.

  2. Tom in Lazybrook says:

    He actually has a chance to win in 2019, but only if the Democrat vote is split so unevenly among 12 Democratic candidates that he faces another Republican in the runoff. That being said, even in the unlikely that he manages that, he would likely lose that seat before taking any votes in the Texas House (next scheduled session is in 2021) as he would have to run for reelection in 2020 in a heavily Democratic district, in a Presidential year, against only one Democratic candidate, with Trump or Pence leading the ticket, AND in the face of a concerted effort by the Dems to retake the state House. But sure, lets hear about his stances on Guns, equality, medicare expansion/healthcare access, sanctuary cities, border policy, Trump and Dan Patrick.