HPD chief, METRO chairman like mayoral candidate Gene Locke
A few days ago, Chron reporter Bradley Olson posted the news that HPD Chief Harold Hurtt and his wife had donated to mayoral candidate Gene Locke.
Blogger David Ortez has since posted a compilation of donors who gave the maximum ($5,000) to candidates, and that list has turned up another interesting name.
It seems that David Wolff, chairman of METRO, gave Gene Locke $5,000.
Certainly, there is no law against high-profile unelected community leaders donating to political candidates.
But is it a good idea?
We'd rather our high-profile unelected officials maintain at least some degree of political impartiality while they are supposedly serving the public.