Commentary isn’t involved in the State Rep. 144 Dem Party Primary. I do like Pasadena City Council Member Ornaldo Ybarra – heck, he’s the only candidate in that race that has ever talked to me. CM Ybarra worked with me on an issue last year on behalf of a client and that’s how I got to know him. I consider him one of the young leaders of the Democratic Party. If he’s not successful this go around, he certainly will be successful the next go around.
My parents drop by my shop once or twice a week these days and we talk politics, family, ‘Stros, and issues. We also catch up on the latest gossip. A part of Baytown that includes my parents’ precinct is now a part of Dist. 144. My parents have asked me about the candidates in 144 and I’ve told them that I know CM Ybarra, I’ve never met Kevin Risner, and I really don’t know HCC Trustee Mary Ann Perez.
This past Saturday Ybarra shot me an email that included the following:
“Your father (Tony Campos) called me the other day and had a good talk, he said to use his name as endorsement.”
Knowing my Dad and knowing that he likes to back up his endorsement, he’s going to spend the next couple of weeks calling or visiting all of his friends and family asking them to vote for CM Ybarra. My Dad’s retired and he doesn’t have anything better to do. Every little bit helps in a low turnout election.
Hey, my Dad’s the fella that sued the City of Baytown and won, so now Baytown has single member council districts. He knows a little bit about politics and getting folks to the polls.
This MLBer has won two Cy Young Awards, has been on eight All Star teams, has won 20 or more games three different seasons, is on track to the Hall of Fame, and was picked in the First Round (17th overall) of the 1995 MLB Amateur Player. Who am I talking about?
Roll call! Here are the mail pieces that have hit here at my place this primary season: DA candidate Zack Fertitta (2), SBOE 6 candidate Traci Jensen, Pct. 1 Constable candidate Jaime Tellez, Jr., 215th Court Judge Steve Kirkland (2), Pct. 1 Constable candidate Alan Rosen (2), Pct. 1 Constable candidate Quincy Whitaker, and Pct. 1 constable candidate Cindy Vara-Leija.
Early Voting begins today and are you ready? I’m thinking the campaign activity in some constable and state rep races will probably mean the Latino vote turnout will increase some over its 2010 Dem Primary turnout in Harris County. We will see.
Future Hall of Famer Roy Halladay of course has won two Cy Young Awards, has been on eight All Star teams, has won 20 games in three different seasons, and was picked by Toronto in the first round of the 1995 MLB Draft. Halladay is celebrating his 35th BD today.
We should have won yesterday as we now play two in Philly before coming home.