County attorney-elect promotes watchdog role
Many of us are weary of both pre-election and post-election commentary, but here's a snippet on Harris County Attorney-elect Vince Ryan that's worth posting:
Ryan, a lawyer, said he is the right person to be coming into government now. The County Attorney's Office, he said, can play the role of watchdog and try to insist that county officials and employees take the ethical high road.
"What county government needs is a group of watchdogs, not lapdogs," Ryan said. "The County Attorney's Office is an absolute key to the checks and balances on county government."
We hope the new county attorney is serious about playing the role of watchdog, and will do so in an impartial and nonpartisan manner. County government would be better for it.