Around six weeks ago, I was honored to get a call from my friend David Rosen. Actually, speaking to him is usually an honor because he usually has something good to say, and this time, it was about his decision to seek the Democratic nomination for County Treasurer. What made me more excited is that he started early (again) making the phone calls, gathering the signatures, and putting in the legwork. By the end of the phone call, I was energized for 2014.
I won’t lie, I support Rosen. I supported him in 2012 when he ran for the Dem nod for HCDE Trustee, too. David is one of those young leaders who is impressive and can provide a good dose of energy to the local portion of the 2014 ballot. We need it from top-to-bottom of the ballot (
hint-hint: Wendy Davis!) . And David will represent the Blue team well. (Read latest on Wendy Davis).
Here’s something David sent out today:
Six weeks ago, I filed the first round of paperwork required to run for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the office of Harris County Treasurer. If successful, I’ll become the youngest countywide elected Democrat we’ve had here in more than 40 years.
I’m honored to begin this campaign with the support of Billy Briscoe, our party’s 2010 nominee for County Treasurer. My friend Jamaal Smith, the former executive director of the Harris County Democratic Party and himself once a young candidate, has agreed to serve as my campaign treasurer.
The Democratic Primary is scheduled for March 2, 2014, and the general election will be in November of next year. Until then, we’ve got about 14 months to get to know each other better.
I’m going to be running on a platform that reflects the values of my generation — open government, new technology, and respect and tolerance for all groups of people. You can read more on my campaign website about my background, the Treasurer’s office and my stances on the issues.
I’m flattered to begin this campaign with the support of a dozen current and former Democratic elected officials and more than 50 current and former Democratic party precinct chairs from around Harris County.
Last month, I started appearing at local Democratic club events, and my family and I are working to gather the 500 signatures to qualify for the ballot.
In this early stage, here’s what you could do to help:
Go David Go!
More to come!