GOP picks Sanchez as candidate for Harris County Treasurer
The Chronicle's Robert Crowe reports that Harris County Republican precinct chairs have chosen Orlando Sanchez as their candidate for the Harris County Treasurer post:
Harris County Republicans nominated Orlando Sanchez Monday to represent their party on the November ballot in the race for county treasurer.
The winner of the fall race will replace Jack Cato, who died May 22, but the office is somewhat uncertain since Harris County Commissioner's Court voted last week to abolish it.
Sanchez won 66 percent of 321 votes. Precinct chairs selected Sanchez during a special meeting at a Houston Community College campus, said Jared Woodfill, Harris County Republican Party Chair. "He has a lot of support among precinct chairmen and Republicans in general," Woodfill said.
Fine, but the office really should be abolished. Sanchez does not favor abolishing it (heaven forbid he might have to make his way in the private sector). His Democratic opponent Richard Garcia does.
As David Benzion puts it,
If 212 Harris County Republican precinct chairs want to spend $96,000 dollars a year to perform existential CPR on Orlando Sanchezís political career, they ought to pass the damn hat and pay for it themselves.
Disgusting. Blech. Boo.
To echo one well-known blogger, heh, indeed.