Brandon Dudley Plans to Run for House District 137
December 4, 2011

After a stunning announcement by State Representative Scott Hochberg that he would not seek re-election,  I’m starting to hear names of  several potential candidates. 

One name familiar to many voters is Brandon Dudley, Chief of Staff  and General Counsel for State Senator Rodney Ellis and a former candidate for state district criminal court judge.

 I spoke with Dudley and he confirmed that he will file to run for office as early as Monday morning. 

Why is he running? This is what he had to say:

“Representative Hochberg’s decision not to run again is a great loss  to the people of Houston and the state of  Texas,” said Dudley.  “He’s been a model public servant and will be sorely missed. I believe strongly that I can continue the legacy and provide the people of House District 137 the representation they deserve, which is why I’m planning to run. I look forward to the opportunity to earn everyone’s support in the weeks ahead, and fighting to create a better future for all Texas families for years to come.”

Women Leaders Show Their Political Clout
September 24, 2010

With less than 40 days until the election and the final day of the latest campaign reporting period, most political candidates were scrambling to raise cash by the Thursday, September 23, midnight deadline. 

That included democrat and judicial candidate Brandon Dudley, who is running for  Judge of the 182nd Criminal District Court against the incumbent republican, Judge Jeannine Barr.

Dudley was feted at a  fundraiser hosted by several prominent women political and community leaders.

The Honorable Sissy Farenthold. NAACP President Carolyn Scantebury and many  others opened their pocketbooks  and promised to campaign for his election. 

The Houston Chronicle recently printed a Q & A with Dudley. You can learn more about him here: