Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Former CM Pam Holm to run for State Rep 136

Pam Holm, who represented District G on the Houston City Council from 2004 through 2009, has decided to run to replace Speaker Beverly Woolley in Texas HD 136.

Ms. Holm was a prolific fundraiser the three successful campaigns she ran for City Council and in her unsuccessful race for City Controller in 2009. She was also a tireless door to door campaigner when first elected in 2003, knocking on 19,000 doors in her winning campaign against 6 male opponents. At campaign forums, she would describe the field as "six guys and a winner." Many of those doors are still in HD 136 because of the strong overlap between District G and HD 136.

Other names discussed as interested in the race are: Mike Schofield, a Senior Advisor in Governor Perry's Budget, Planning and Policy Office, and a long-time Republican activist in Harris County; Former Houston CM Bert Keller, who also previously represented District G; Donna Bahorich, District Director for Sen. Dan Patrick; and Amy Peck, fellow blogger and District Assistant to Sen. Dan Patrick.

It will certainly be a crowded field of credible candidates. Holm, in addition to being first out of the gate, is the initial frontrunner.