Billy Briscoe Files For County Treasurer

Ellis, Thibaut and Bell Endorse Briscoe for Harris County Treasurer 

(HOUSTON)   Several prominent leaders in Harris County including State Senator Rodney Ellis, State Representative Kristi Thibaut and former Congressman Chris Bell publicly endorsed Houston businessman Billy Briscoe for Harris County Treasurer. Briscoe, who is also an attorney and noted community leader, announced his bid last Friday for the seat. 

 “In all the years I have known Billy Briscoe, I have always believed in his ability to lead and his passion to serve the community. I am proud that Billy is for running for public office. I am proud to support his campaign.  Running for office is hard, but Billy has the desire that it takes to get elected and the experience required to be an excellent public servant as Harris County Treasurer,” said State Senator Rodney Ellis. “I am proud to support Billy Briscoe in the March Democratic primary and look forward to campaigning with him in the November election. His business, legal, and commitment to public service will certainly appeal to a broad range of constituents in Harris County,” said State Representative Kristi Thibaut.  “Billy Briscoe is the kind of leader Harris County needs – energetic, smart and concerned about our future. He will put the needs of Harris County first and work tirelessly on behalf of it constituents,” said former U.S. Congressman Chris Bell. “I am honored by the recent outpouring of support from these leaders and others who believe I will do a good job as Harris County Treasurer. It is humbling to have great leaders who also believe in me and this campaign,” Briscoe said.  The office of County Treasurer has the duties of depositing county funds and executing expenditures authorized by Commissioners Court.  The position is currently held by Orlando Sanchez, who has previously run twice unsuccessfully for Mayor of Houston.  Briscoe’s campaign treasurer is Ada Edwards, former Houston City Council member. About Billy Briscoe  Billy Briscoe grew up in Houston’s South Park and Third Ward communities.  He received a BA from Hampton University, a law degree from the University of Houston, and a Masters in Business Administration in corporate finance and strategy from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  Billy serves on the boards of American Red Cross – Southeast Branch, Making It Better, Inc., Harris County Improvement District 12 and Have Haven, Inc.  He lives in the MacGregor neighborhood with his wife Tiffany and their two children.  They attend Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.

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  1. In 2006, Mr. Richard Garcia campaigned about abolishing the County Treasurer’s office and I supported his campaign. I still believe that the County Treasurer’s office has little use and is a waste of taxpayer dollars. Once elected, I will attend every meeting of the County Commissioner’s court with the intent of serving as a watchdog for the taxpayer, which would include working to prove the ineffectiveness of the office. I believe the abolishment of the office must begin from within the office and I vow to work toward that end.

    Here’s the press release:

    HOUSTON—Longtime Harris County community Volunteer Chad Khan announced on Monday that he would seek the office of Harris County Treasurer in the 2010 Democratic Party Primary.

    “These are tough economic times, and Harris County needs a county treasurer who will do the most for our tax dollars,” Khan said.

    As treasurer, the county’s chief investment officer, Khan said he would work to ensure that the county’s funds are invested in a manner to secure citizens the highest, yet safest, return possible. He also pledged to work with other county officials and departments to help institute efficiency audits to assist all county departments in saving tax dollars.

    “Working together, we can save as much money as possible for Harris County taxpayers,” Khan continued.

    A longtime Harris County resident, Khan owns two successful small businesses which have been in operation since 1987.

    He is past-president of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 285, currently serving as a Secretary/Investment Officer; the North Channel Emergency Medical Services District as Treasurer; and is the past president of the Wood Forest North II Homeowners Association. Khan also serves on the Citizen Leadership Committee for Galena Park ISD, and he is a Board Member of Cypress Creek YMCA.

    Khan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in business; Khan has been married to his wife, Jenny, for 21 years. They are the parents of eight-year-old twin daughters.

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