A reminder here:
A funeral mass for Tony Campos will occur at 10:30 AM, today, Monday, February 27, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1907 Carolina Ave, Baytown, TX 77520. Committal service will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX 77023.
Afterwards, the family and friends will gather at Morales Radio Hall in Segundo Barrio.
Nice job to my niece and god daughter Rachel Estes Campos, State Senator Carol Alvarado, and The Dean, State Senator John Whitmire, for remarks after my Dad’s rosary yesterday evening.
Here is from today’s Trib:
House and Senate bills filed by Republican lawmakers in response to Harris County’s mismanagement of its recent elections could give the Texas secretary of state the authority to step in, suspend county election administrators when a complaint is filed and appoint a replacement administrator.
Election administration experts told Votebeat the legislation was an overreaction to the desire to hold Harris County accountable for years of election mismanagement, and would disrupt the state’s ability to help county election offices improve and address systemic problems.
If passed, the secretary of state’s office would change from being a guide and resource for election workers to being an auditor that can investigate and fire them. Some election officials are concerned this change could prevent local election workers from asking questions or seeking help from the office for fear of being reprimanded.
“Currently we work hand-in-hand. [The secretary of state’s staff] are our No. 1 resource, and that benefits all voters,” said Jennifer Doinoff, Hays County elections administrator. “Putting them in the position of oversight would definitely change the dynamic.”
Authored by state Rep. Tom Oliverson and state Sen. Paul Bettencourt, both Harris County Republicans, the bills are among several already filed this legislative session in reaction to the long lines, late openings and reports of shortages of ballot paper on Election Day in Harris County. More than 20 lawsuits from losing Republican candidates have also been filed against the county, citing those problems and seeking a redo of the election. Harris County Elections Administrator Cliff Tatum did not respond to Votebeat’s request for his comment about the legislation.
House Bill 2020 and Senate Bill 823 would allow the secretary of state’s office to take action in a county if a complaint is filed by one of several officials and organizations involved in elections, and if there’s “good cause to believe that a recurring pattern of problems with election administration exists.”
Here is the entire Trib read: Texas bill would allow the state to replace local elections administrators | The Texas Tribune.
These guys are dumbarses and morons. They want to overturn elections and replace an official who is selected by elected officials.
In the case of Harris County, the Elections Administrator is selected by the Harris County Judge, Harris County Clerk, Harris County Tax-Assessor Collector and Chairs of the Harris County Democratic and Republican Parties. All are elected by the voters.
Dumbarses for sure.
The featured photo is from some family after dinner at Xochi Saturday night.
Spring training is on!