Democratic precinct chairs living in HD146 will select a nominee to replace Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston) on August 6 at 10 a.m. The Harris Co. Democratic Party has confirmed five candidates “have either given written notice or expressed interest” in the seat:

  • Larry Blackmon, a retired education and unsuccessful candidate for Houston city council
  • Erica Lee Carter, an educator and Harris County Dept. of Education trustee first elected in 2012
  • Rashad Cave, whose web site describes him as a motivational speaker, businessman and entrepreneur.
  • Shawn Thierry, an attorney who lost a 2010 race for the 157th Civil District Court; and
  • Valenica Williams, a Houston resident (We were not able to identify which of several people with that name is the candidate.).

James Donatto II, a Greater Houston Black Chamber board member, is not on the list, but we have seen campaign-related materials posted to social media sites. Other candidates may yet step forward.

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