I regret to inform you that Dave Wilson will be back on the HCC Board of Trustees

From Campos:

Commentary was scrolling through the November 2 ballot for races in Harris County. I got to the HCC Trustee races and bam, I saw a Dave Wilson running in District 6. Running unopposed. The district is on the westside. Surely it had to be another Dave Wilson.

I texted my friend, HCC Trustee Adrianna Tamez and she confirmed it was the same Dave Wilson. How does this happen?

Adrianna also said there was a write-in candidate also in that race. It really doesn’t matter.

How does this happen?

You can see the candidates list here. None of the non-incumbents had filed a finance report for July, so they were below the radar. District 6 is currently held by John Hansen, who did not file for re-election. The write-in candidate is Jim Noteware, last seen as the losing plaintiff in a lawsuit over ballot language for the 2017 pension bond referendum. As I understand it, he didn’t fill out his candidate application correctly, and apparently there wasn’t time for him to fix it. You’ve heard me rant about that before, so just assume I did it again.

Noteware did manage to file for status as a write-in candidate, which just simply means that any write-in votes cast for him will be officially counted, as opposed to a write-in vote for “Mickey Mouse” or “Shelley Sekula-Gibbs”. The odds that he can win as a write-in, even against a sack of pestilence like Dave Wilson, are not good. Yes, I know, incumbent Trustee Eva Loredo won as a write-in back in 2009. The difference is that there were no other candidates in the race, so all she needed was literally one vote. (She got 532 votes, including one from me, out of nearly 11K ballots cast in the district.) Wilson will get a bunch of votes for being the only listed candidate. It’s possible that Noteware could beat him, but it would take a massive campaign to inform voters of why not to vote for Wilson as well as why and how to vote for Noteware. That ain’t happening, and so we will be stuck with the repulsive menace that is Dave Wilson for another six years. I’m sorry to have to ruin your Monday like this, but here we are.

PS – Yes, I know, this is a different district than the one Wilson won back in 2013. It’s also different than the one he ran for in 2019, having resigned from the office he held so he could establish residency in the other district. Our residency laws are meaningless, and Wilson doesn’t represent anyone but himself, so what does it matter what district he runs for? One warehouse is as good as the next. It’s all the same to him.

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14 Responses to I regret to inform you that Dave Wilson will be back on the HCC Board of Trustees

  1. David Fagan says:

    16 days and counting………

  2. Manny says:

    Before being so harsh on Dave consider what the ACLU has stated in support of Dave Wilson.

    One small excerpt from the ACLU brief, followed by a link to the brief.

    “Over that same period, the Board faced many
    public accusations—some from local reporters, others
    via lawsuits—of significant mismanagement and
    corruption. In 2018, one now-former trustee, who had
    served on the Board for more than 20 years, was
    convicted on federal bribery charges for accepting
    hundreds of thousands of dollars in exchange for
    influence over HCC’s contract work.2 The judge in that
    case was so troubled by the allegations of misconduct
    that she asked the defendant whether the college was
    a “cesspool” where such conduct was “standard
    procedure.”3 ”


  3. C.L. says:

    Dave Wilson is the Jared Woodfill of HCC…

  4. Manny says:

    I will assume, you are referring to lawsuits. Dave sues Republicans also and pokes fun at them. It is not about the money as he does not ask for any.

    Joel, do you believe people who speak up should be punished? Dave is not an employee.

    Corruption is corruption no matter whether D or R. Dave has not been accused of corruption.

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  6. Robert says:

    Typical, only support the civil rights of those with whom you more generally agree.

  7. Joel says:

    Manny: “Joel, do you believe people who speak up should be punished? Dave is not an employee.”

    Joel: ??

  8. C.L. says:

    Google up: does dave wilson even live in the houston district hcc he represents ?

  9. Manny says:

    C.L. why is it a problem as to where he lives, others get a bye?

    He is the only one the county attorney sued about residence.

    Here in District J at least 2 who ran in 2019 didn’t live here. There are numerous elected officials that don’t live where they claim.

    Hundreds Iriver in PO boxes in Harris County.

  10. PC says:

    Is this a Joke? Why does this crazy old man keep running for this office? Why did he pretend to be black??? W

    Hiw was he allowed to swear himself in?

  11. Manny says:

    Hundreds if not thousands live in PO Boxes

  12. John Hansen says:

    Manny: Dave Wilson was not censured twice by the HCC Board for expression of his views. He was censured for his actions. Dave harassed his fellow Trustees to try to coerce them into letting him do what he wanted. His primary goal in returning to the HCC Board is to fire the current Chancellor, Cesar Maldanado. He has no positive vision for the College, only an obsession for self-promotion. This offers no benefit for the students who depend on HCC.

    No one defended the actions of Chris Oliver and he paid the price in Federal prison for those actions. The procurement rules at HCC have been rewritten to keep trustees from interfering with the professional staff in the selection of vendors. It doesn’t require a Dave Wilson to enforce that. The current trustees are doing that themselves.

  13. Manny says:

    Jason writes on different topics, one thing remains consistent, his ability to take his opinion and present it as fact. Some people refer to that type of behavior as lying.

    What was Wilson trying to force the HCC Board to do, Jason? Not spend money building a building outside the district? Not buying or selling the same property with the buyers always making money?

    What exactly was he trying to force them to do?

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