Dozens of people , representing a cross-section of the community and political spectrum, showed their support for the incumbent judge who was appointed to the position in March 2007 and elected to fill the unexpired term in November 2008.
Emmett is facing democrat Gordon Quan, a prominent immigration attorney and former three term member of the Houston city council.
During his brief remarks to the crowd assembled at Americas Restaurant in River Oaks, Judge Emmett confidently declared, “I’m way ahead in the polls and the campaign is going well.”
However, Judge Emmett also admitted that the ballot position for the county judge’s race could prove rather challenging.
The county judge position will be listed in the middle of one of the longest ballots in Harris county history.
Voters will have to wade through dozens of judicial races before reaching the spot where they can cast a ballot for either Emmett or Quan.
Emmett urged his supporters to encourage their friends, neighbors and business associates to vote for the important seat, so that he could continue the job of making Harris County a, “dominate region in North America, not just in transportation and the economy, but on juvenile justice issues as well.The fundraiser was organized and hosted by Cindy Clifford of the Clifford Group and attorney Adrian Patterson of the law firm Fulbright and Jaworski.