When Jack Morman ran for Harris County Commissioner of Precinct 2 in 2010, I had never heard of him. And I’ll bet almost all Republicans had never heard of him either. Morman was an attorney who had never held any public office before. He easily won the Republican primary but no one really believed that longtime Democratic Commissioner Sylvia Garcia could be unseated. After all, Garcia represented the east side of the county which has a large Mexican-American population.
As it turned out, Morman was swept into office by a red wave. Since then, Harris County has been inundated by a blue wave and the waters have not receded. With such a large Mexican-American population, Morman is in for the fight of his life. His opponent’s last name is Garcia.
For years, I have been a volunteer with the facilities crew at the Armand Bayou Nature Center. Sylvia Garcia did little to help maintain the nature center’s facilities. In contrast, not long after he took office, Jack Morman had his precinct workers help look after the ABNC facilities and they are still doing so to date.
My only beef with Morman is that he supported the restoration of that rusting Astrodome, which in my opinion should have been razed to the ground years ago. Other than that, he has done an outstanding job as Commissioner of Precinct 2.
I’m afraid the Mexican-American community will vote for Adrian Garcia just because he is one of their own, not because he is deserving of the office. And then there is the straight-party option which swept Morman into office, but which now would favor the Democrats.
Morman has served all of the residents in Precinct 2, not just Republicans, but Democrats, whites, blacks, Latinos and Asians as well. Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or Mexican-American, Jack Morman deserves to retain his seat as County Commissioner.
So, I urge all of you who reside in Precinct 2, to please get out and cast your vote for Jack Morman. And I urge you Republicans to also collar your Democratic and Mexican-American friends and ask them to vote for Morman too.