The most important part of appearing on a public affairs program like Greenwatch is explaining the functions of the office one is seeking.
- An essential part of every speech Martina Salinas delivers is reminding voters that the Railroad Commission does not regulate railroads, but sets energy policy.
- Kendrick reminded viewers that even if you don't have a farm, the Agriculture Commission affects your life: it regulates gasoline pumps, or at least is supposed to.
- Candidate for Comptroller of Public Accounts Deb Shafto got to answer host Brian Harrison's questions about what the Comptroller's Office does every day.
- I explained yet again that, in the larger counties of Texas, the County Judge presides over the Commissioners' Court but not a trial court.
Ask Texas voters what the various state-level officials do in their jobs, and most will not answer correctly. This may contribute to such large number of Texas voters sitting out the midterm elections: Statewide turnout ranges from 33 to 38 percent of registered voters.
Today is a two-fer. See the Calendar page for more information. The real event is the fundraising meet-and-greet at the home of Lee and Hardy Loe. The post-game is at Discovery Green, where I'll be hanging out with some other Greenies as the Fab 40 take the stage. Chandrakantha Courtney, our candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and her husband David Courtney, our candidate for State Senate in District 17, will also be performing. I'll be there to say howdy and remind people to vote one month from today. Get to the Green by 7 pm to get a good spot on the hill and catch all the flavor.