Gordon Quan To Challenge Ed Emmett For County Judge
December 23, 2009


He served six years on Houston city council, and is a widely respected immigration attorney.   

Now Gordon Quan hopes to rely on his record and connections in the community to launch what he hopes is a successful bid for Harris County Judge.  

Assuming he makes it past the March 2, 2010 Democratic Party primary, Quan will challenge Republican incumbent Judge Ed Emmett, who plans to run for re-election.  

Quan is having an official campaign kickoff.   

The invitation is posted below:  

Save The Date!  

Gordon Quan  

Announces Campaign for  

Harris County Judge  

Please Join Former Council Member and Mayor Pro-Tem Gordon Quan as, following his official filing, he announces his campaign for Harris County Judge on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. Since leaving Council, Gordon has stayed involved in the Houston community, including:  

·        Co-chairing the NAACP 100 Year Anniversary Gala  

·        Board member of the Coalition for the Homeless  

·        Board Member of Neighborhood Centers Inc.  


Show your support by joining Gordon, Senator Rodney Ellis, and friends and family on this exciting occasion.  


What: Gordon Quan Announcement Speech  

When: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 12:00pm  

Where: Post Oak Grill, 3017 Milam  




Paid for by the Gordon Quan for County Judge Campaign

Out With the Old….In With the New
December 23, 2008

Leo Vasquez

Leo Vasquez

 Harris County has a new taxman!

County Judge Ed Emmett  and Commissioners Court voted 4-1 to name  Houston Businessman Leo Vasquez to replace Paul Bettencourt.  
Bettencourt, who was reelected last month,  resigned to start  a full-service property tax consultancy  for taxpayers in Southeast Texas,
Commissioner Sylvia Garcia made an unsuccessful motion for the court to name Diane Trautman to the vacant position.
 Trautman, a democrat, lost to Bettencourt in November.
Vasquez will have to run for election in 2010 if he wants to keep the seat.

Meanwhile,  Congressman Elect Pete Olson stopped by to introduce himself to the Court.  Olson will be sworn in next month after defeating Congressman Nick Lampson.  His new district director is Issac “Jack” Molho.

Molho and Congressman Elect Olson

Molho and Congressman Elect Olson

Outgoing district attorney Ken Magidson  also stopped by  Commissioner’s Court. 

Ken Magidson

Ken Magidson

After stepping in for the former embattled DA who resigned in disgrace, Magidson will be leaving office to make way for Republican Pat Lykos.

She’ll be sworn in on January 1st.