I've been waiting for a while for my Harris County Green friends to reply to my email inquiries on the results of the District caucuses held on 19 March. That's 11 days ago.
I probably could have received some answers if I had gone to Monday's monthly meeting, but I didn't go. I had other things I needed to do that night. Also, I didn't relish the prospect of watching the work that a bunch of us have done toward revising the HCGP by-laws get picked apart and scuttled, as happened in January's meeting. (To be fair, the proposed revisions presented in January truly needed some scrutiny, but it was still painful.)
It appears that the only metro-Houston race affected by District caucuses was the one for US House District 36. Hal Ridley Jr. signed up to run for that seat, and I haven't heard that he did not receive the nomination.
Meanwhile, George Reiter officially withdrew from his candidacy for Congress in Texas's 9th District due to his position on the KPFT Programmers' Board.
No Voy a SA Este Año
This post is also to inform anyone who cares that I will not be attending the State convention in Grey Forest, San Antonio. This is for personal reasons, not born of any protest or criticism of how the Green Party of Texas operates. The State Convention on 9 April will serve to make official the nominations for Railroad Commission, State Supreme Court, and Court of Criminal Appeals.
While I would love to be there, in the same room where my comrades nominated me to run for US Senate in 2012, personal and financial issues are getting in the way. As a consolation prize, however, I will get to stay in Houston and watch the Art Car Parade.
Not participating as a delegate at State means that I will not be able to represent Texas at the Presidential Nominating Convention in August. Not a problem. Let others have that opportunity. I will still happily volunteer to help our delegates and guests from all over the USA have a great time right here in H-Town. Depending on how the major-party nominations turn out, that convention could be a launching pad for a huge shift. (Insert hypothetical scenario of disappointed Bernie Sanders supporters moving in droves toward the Green Party here.)
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