Cy-Fair Edition | October 2020

CANDIDATE Q&A

2020 Voter Guide

Get to know the candidates running in the general election

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Incumbent

COMPILED BY SHAWN ARRAJJ

Harris County Precinct 3 commissioner

MICHAEL MOORE

TOM RAMSEY

Occupation: civil engineer, former senior vice president and partner of Klotz Associates Relevant experience: 25-year small-business owner; 42-year engineering career; former mayor of Spring Valley, [where] I reduced the city’s tax rate by 21%; oversaw Spring Valley’s ascent to being named the safest city in Harris County 832-786-9932 • www.votetomramsey.com

Occupation: communications strategist Relevant experience: served as chief of staff to former Houston Mayor Bill White; point person for Houston’s response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike; dealt with the economic downturn during the Great Recession; co-chair of the Senior Care Facility Coronavirus Task Force 713-489-0874 • www.mooreforcommissioner.com

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Why are you the best candidate for Harris County Precinct 3 commissioner?

First and foremost, I have the most and the best experience. I helped lead a city of 2 million people and oversaw a budget of $2 billion and a workforce of 20,000 employees. My opponent, respectfully has helped lead a village of 4,200 residents. Second, I have proven experience cutting through government bureaucracy and collaborating with other agencies at every level of government to get results. I am a practical person, not an ideologue, who knows how to build coalitions and who will listen carefully to my constituents and fellow commissioners.

I have a long track record of improving the safety, infrastructure, livability and financial health of the communities I serve and have often been called upon by peers, and other community leaders, for my expertise. As mayor, I reduced taxes by 21%, led my city to being named the safest in Harris County and invested almost $38 million in infrastructure. I know how to get the job done and will be ready from day one to serve.

If elected, what would your priorities be regarding the county’s response to the coronavirus pandemic?

As co-chair of Commissioner Adrian Garcia’s Senior Care Facility Coronavirus Task Force, we’re listening to doctors and scientists, not politicians, when it comes to keeping seniors safe and healthy in this pandemic. I would bring that same approach to the office of county commissioner. For example, I have called for merging our county and city health departments to improve health outcomes.

Making decisions based on science, adhering to [U.S. Center for Disease Control] guidelines and rebuilding the economy should be the priorities. I trust that residents, small-business owners and church leaders will make the right decisions for their family, customers and parishioners. The county government should not arbitrarily pick winners and losers.

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