You know how I've said that I'm not wasting too much brainpower on any potential 2008 election matchup because I want to get through this season first? That goes double for any stories about 2009 elections.
Meet Bill King.
If the name sounds familiar but you can't quite place it, here are some reminders: He has made dire predictions of hurricane devastation and has become a top advocate of preparedness. And he's weathered political storms as part of the Texas Southern University board that ousted President Priscilla Slade.
He was mayor of Kemah for four years.
Now he wants to be mayor of Houston.
No, he doesn't plan to challenge Mayor Bill White - who can run one more time under city term limits. King is looking past White to the 2009 election.
I'm going to do a lot of agreeing with Greg here. Any discussion of the post-Bill White mayoral field needs to include names like Michael Berry and Adrian Garcia. I'd add Carol Alvarado to that list as well. Sure, we don't know how the current unpleasantness will affect her future prospects. That's kind of the point - 2009 is a long way away, and often uncertain the future is. Ask me again in September of 2008 and maybe I'll have a better answer for you, bearing in mind that at this point in 2002 most people were wondering who the heck this Bill White guy was. And last but not least, I am so not ready to configure an Election 2009 category. 'Nuff said.Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 05, 2006 to Local politics | TrackBack