The list is full of surprises and many familiar names.
Former County Judge Robert Eckels, who led the county for 12 years before he resigned in 2007, is on the list.
So are former Port Commissioner Ned Holmes, Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill and current city council members Mike Sullivan and Oliver Pennington.
Former council members Gabe Vasquez, Toni Lawrence and Martha Wong are also on the list. Someone named Joseph Emmett is on the list.
Judge Emmett has a son named Joseph Emmett who lives in Harris County, but it’s not the same person.
Emmett’s spokesman, Joe Stinebaker, tells KUHF that the people on the list were either self-nominated, nominated by someone else, or put on the list by Judge Emmett himself. Stinebaker says Emmett hasn’t actually made a final decision yet, but will before Monday morning.
66 names that were under consideration at some point for new commissioner of Precinct 4
|1. Maurice Amidei||34. I.T. ‘Buddy’ May|
|2. Jason Baldwin||35. Allan Meyer|
|3. Thomas Bazan||36. Brian Mount|
|4. Dwayne Bohac||37. Jeff Nielsen|
|5. James Buchanan||38. Rafael Ortega|
|6. Mike Byers||39. Sandra Pelmore|
|7. Robert Cadena||40. Oliver Pennington|
|8. Jack Cagle||41. Michael Pollak|
|9. Charles Cunningham||
42. Dave Riddle
|10. Suzanne Davis||43. Debbie Riddle|
|11. Craig Day||44. Mike Riddle|
|12. Robert Eckels||45. Frank Rush|
|13. George Edwards||46. Mark Sappington|
|14. Joseph Emmett||47. Ashley Smith|
|15. Josh Flynn||48. Mary Spinks|
|16. Sylvia Garcia||49. Jeff Stauber|
|17. Elisa Gonzales||50. Fred Stockton|
|18. Gil Gushin||51. Pat Stovall|
|19. Peggy Hamric||52. Ben Streusand|
|20. Patricia Harless||53. Mike Sullivan|
|21. Mickey Herskowitz||54. Joe Turner|
|22. Ron Hickman||55. Chase Untermeyer|
|23. Ned Holmes||56. Gabriel Vasquez|
|24. Dan Huberty||57. Len Waterworth|
|25. Betty Kaechler||58. Allen Watson|
|26. Sam Kannappan||59. Robert Westover|
|27. Vernon Kemp||60. Addie Wiseman|
|28. Court Koenning||61. Martha Wong|
|29. Toni Lawrence||62. Jared Woodfill|
|30. Charles Lusk||63. Kerry Wright|
|31. Vidal Martinez||64. Robert Ybanez|
|32. Tom Matthews||65. Larry Youngblood|
|33. Rob Maxwell||66. Victor Zigmont|