I’m glad to see that our family friend Ann Harris Bennett has filed to seek the Democratic nomination for Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar in 2016.
“I am honored to announce my candidacy for Harris County Tax Assessor Collector & Voter Registrar on the March 2016 Democratic Primary ballot. I am dedicated to serving all citizens of Harris County with the integrity, transparency, and efficiency they deserve from this office. My focus is to make the necessary changes to upgrade the office and bring it into the 21st century. I intend to serve the people free of political cronyism and dysfunction.”
Bennett has been a strong candidate over three countywide races, but in 2012, she came less than 2400 votes short against Mike Sullivan in the race for Tax Assessor-Collector, despite being largely outspent by the well-funded Republican. That’s .2%, folks.
No doubt, Bennett has built up some name recognition and strong connections with Democrats, as well as voters, in general.