Interview with CM Dave Martin

CM Dave Martin

We are entering the home stretch here as we meet the Controller candidates. Dave Martin is the term-limited incumbent Council member in District E, and he also serves as the Mayor Pro Tem, which is like being the Vice Mayor. In his time on Council, Martin has served as Chair of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee and Chair of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee on Debt Financing and Pensions, and he has been on multiple other committees. He recently retired from a long career in finance, working for Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Ernst & Young along the way. He has served as a Trustee on the Humble ISD Board, and served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Harris County Houston Sports Authority (HCHSA) where he was also Chairman of the Board Finance Committee. He can also tell you the difference between a “Controller” and a “Comptroller”, but you’ll have to listen to the interview to hear that:

Kathy Blueford-Daniels
Dani Hernandez
Judith Cruz
Plácido Gómez
Mario Castillo
Cynthia Reyes-Revilla
Joaquin Martinez
Tarsha Jackson
Leah Wolfthal
Melanie Miles
Abbie Kamin
Sallie Alcorn
Letitia Plummer
Nick Hellyar
Obes Nwabara
Danielle Bess
Holly Vilaseca
Marina Coryat
Donnell Cooper
Twila Carter
Casey Curry
James Joseph
Mary Nan Huffman
Richard Cantu
Fair For Houston/Yes On Prop B
Lesley Briones on the Harris Health System bond referendum

This week is for Controller candidates plus a bonus interview. I know I said it would be Mayor candidates after that, but for various reasons I have decided to wait for the runoff on that one. I’ll have more to say about that later, but for now barring any latecomers, this week will be the wrap on interviews. The Erik Manning spreadsheet is here. My previous posts about the 2023 HISD election are here and here. My posts about the July campaign finance reports for City Council candidates are here and here, and my post about the July campaign finance reports for Controller candidates is here.

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2 Responses to Interview with CM Dave Martin

  1. David Fagan says:

    I don’t understand how someone who served through the entire firefighter upheaval still gets collective bargaining, which is still ongoing and is affected by the binding arbitration bill and ruled constitutional, confused with Proposition B, which doesn’t exist anymore because the Supreme Court ruled against it.

    A support of the revenue cap directly supports TIRZ. There should be a public safety component required of every TIRZ boundary, or bylaws. Since the business communities say they bring in so much tax revenue, there should be a responsibility to the entire city, because they use the services, and at times put undue strain on the services, everyone depends on and is, often touted, the largest budget expense.

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