Tuesday, March 03, 2009
The SCDP Chair race tightens
An email was sent to me a while ago originating from Lee Harris, noting that he had decided NOT to seek the Chairmanship of the SCDP. He indicated that he thought it should be a two-person race (Commissioner JW Gibson and Vice-Chair Cherry Davis have also dropped out) and that, while both Jay Bailey and Van Turner would be good candidates, he would back Van Turner.
Both Turner and Bailey and working hard to turn out people for Saturday's Ward & Precinct Caucuses at Airways Middle School. Bailey, who earlier had co-sponsored (with supporter David Upton) a reception for House Speaker Kent Williams, House Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Turner, and House Democratic Floor Leader Gary Odom, is having a meet-and-greet this Thursday at Quetzal Restaurant at 668 Union (just west of Marshall, parking on Marshall) from 5-7 PM. If you have questions for him, go ask him then. I would, but I'll be packing for Dallas.
I am NOT making an endorsement at this time; hell, I'm going to miss the W&P Caucuses AGAIN because they scheduled it opposite the North Texas Irish Festival. However, I want those of you voting for ExecCom members to ask LOTS of questions, not just WHAT but HOW each candidate intends to accomplish their stated missions. It's great to have plans, but we need to know HOW they plan to pull them off.
Be diligent, and, as Brad Watkins likes to say, DEMAND CHANGE.