A few things we wanted to share with you today:

Houston Mayor. Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his candidacy today, ending months of “will he or won’t he” speculation. Stressing “reform and results,” Garcia said his campaign would focus on balancing the budget, saving taxpayers money and protecting children and families. Garcia was required to resign once he became a candidate. Harris Co. Judge Ed Emmett said he accepted Garcia’s resignation but has not decided on a replacement. Through a spokesperson, Emmett said he would prefer someone with a combination of law enforcement and management experience who would be willing to run for election to a full term in 2016. Rep. Allen Fletcher (R-Tomball) could fit that description, and he has openly courted the idea of seeking the commissioners court’s appointment should Garcia enter the mayoral race.

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