From Former Police Chief to Houston City Council?


He was narrowly defeated in the race for Harris County District Attorney, and now former Houston Police Chief  C.O. Brad Bradford has decided to run for Houston City Council.

2 on the Beat received the email notice this morning, formally announcing Bradford’s candidacy.


Houston, TX (February 25, 2009) – Former Houston Police Chief and Harris County District Attorney Candidate C.O. “Brad” Bradford has formally announced his candidacy for Houston City Council, At-Large Position Four. This position is being vacated due to term limits.


Chief Bradford has been a resident of the city of Houston since 1979. He has lived in the Hiram Clarke, Alief, Fondren Southwest, and MacGregor areas. He understands the various characteristics of the Houston community and appreciates the efforts to focus on neighborhood needs.


Bradford served 24 years as a Houston Police officer and seven years as Chief of Police. He was appointed Houston’s Police Chief by Mayor Bob Lanier and re-appointed by Mayor Lee Brown. He is an attorney and public safety consultant with degrees in law from the University of Houston Law Center, criminal justice from Grambling State University, and a public administration degree from Texas Southern University.    Also, Chief Bradford is a graduate of the FBI Academy and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Program for State and Local Executives.


“It is certainly an honor to serve in the public sector. Making a difference for the greater good of all is a tremendous reward. As Houston moves forward, we must get better prepared to deal with issues such as public safety, budget restraints, critical infrastructure repairs, representation via council redistricting and many others.” stated Bradford. “After careful consideration, I am most honored to be asked by so many friends, supporters, and family to run for Houston City Council. I will utilize my experience, training, and education to help improve the quality of life in this wonderful community, Houston, Texas.”


Chief Bradford is married to Dr. Dee Jackson and they have one son, Cole and a daughter, Claire.


Political Advertisement C.O. Bradford Campaign, Alan Rosen-Treasurer


One Response

  1. Like many, we had a family divided in the DA race. But, I actually think it’s a great move for him and I also believe the City will benefit from his years of expertise in law enforcement and his in depth knowledge of the City. He’s an incredibly gifted and intelligent man, and I know he will command a lot of support for his bid and a lot of deference and respect on Council. I think it’s a great move. Good for him!!!

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