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For Harris County Sheriff: PCT 1 Assistant Chief Lofton Harrison

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez will soon be confirmed as the next ICE Director. In prior posts, I urged Commissioners Court to strongly consider appointing Precinct 1 Constable Office Assistant Chief Lofton Harrison as the next Harris County Sheriff. In those posts, I explained why I thought Chief Harrison would make an excellent Sheriff - please click on the link below to read my recommendation.

In addition to Chief Harrison's character, values, qualifications, and experience, it is past time that Harris County had it's first African American Sheriff. Harris County currently has one of the most diverse populations in the country, yet has never had a Black Sheriff. By appointing Chief Harrison, Commissioners Court can remedy that situation with a proven, highly qualified leader. Next year, the local Democratic Party can strongly motivate all planks of our base to turnout and vote by proudly putting forward a qualified, diverse set of candidates for voter consideration. With the loss of straight ticket voting and the passage of Texas Senate Bill 1, motivating our base to turnout and vote on all down-ballot races is going to be critical (see links below).

NOTE: On 9/8/21, the Harris County Jail inmate population was 9,110. With the county jail nearing capacity (again), a jail staffing shortage, all the COVID challenges, a rising violent crime rate, and the ongoing HCSO budget issues, Chief Harrison's prior HCSO job experience will prove to be invaluable.

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