Political Perspectives

Political Perspectives: A Closer Look At Harris County Precinct One

On this webisode, we discuss Harris County Precinct One and interim Commissioner Gene Locke.

Earlier this year Harris County Judge Ed Emmett appointed attorney, Gene Locke as interim commissioner to replace the late El Franco Lee for Harris County Precinct 1.

Commissioner Locke has a history of public service, serving as Houston city attorney between 1995 through 1998, special counsel to Metro and general counsel to Harris County Houston Sports Authority.

Since taking office in January, one of the many issues on the commissioners “to do” list was to put forth an aggressive plan to help improve streets throughout the precinct. As of last week, the Commissioners Court passed a measure that adds $1 million to an existing contract to make concrete repairs. Also, this week Commissioner Locke threw his hat into the race to seek the Democratic nomination for the Precinct 1 seat.  

We look at Precinct 1 and the interim Commissioner Gene Locke. 

 

Produced by Houston Public Media, Political Perspectives is a weekly web-series continuing the political discussion from its companion TV program, Red, White and Blue.  Host/commentators, Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus with moderator, Laurie Johnson will further the political conversation with their perspectives on political topics. 

The web-series will air online at 8 p.m. at www.houstonpublicmedia.org/perspectives following the 7:30 p.m. TV 8 broadcast of Red, White and Blue.

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Laura Lucas

Laura Lucas

Senior Producer

As senior producer Laura works on arts & culture features for radio, television and digital.  Laura serves as the Arts & Culture reporter for 88.7 and produces segments for the weekly television program, Arts InSight.  In addition, Laura produces the weekly political series, Red, White and Blue and the podcast,...

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