Sunday, July 28, 2019

Raising Campaign Cash: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Picture from the Houston Chronicle
There are so many politicians who talk the talk. That is easy. And there are those who actually walk the walk. Case in point Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. From the Houston Chronicle:

New Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has announced that she will refuse political donations from county contractors, a stark departure from the past in which firms seeking business from the county showered Commissioners Court candidates and incumbents with cash.

Republican Commissioners Cagle and Raddick will not do the same, neither will the Democrats Garcia and Ellis. The republicans will never stop taking corporate money or money from the vendors doing business with their office. That is who they are. That is who they represent. The Democrats are moving in the right direction. No corporate PAC money is a great start. 
Judge Hidalgo is leading the way in Harris County. It's time everyone on the Commission follows her lead.

1 comment:

bluedog said...

Cheers to ANY elected official that refuses campaign contributions from contractors. The argument made at my table, that we should take the money because 'raising money is hard', doesn't hold water with me.