Harris County Democrats - Let's Get to Know Our Diverse Group of Elected Officials
Updated: Apr 11
America continues to be the Great Melting Pot, as people of all nationalities, races, religions, cultures, etc. come together to help make the United States the greatest nation on Earth. Migration, immigration, birth rates, etc. all contribute to U.S. demographic changes, with the American population always in a constant state of change. Our population diversity is on full display in Harris County, especially when racial data is reviewed. According to U.S. Census data, Harris County is now approximately 41% Hispanic, 31% White, 19% Black and almost 7% Asian. At present, our elected Democratic officials reflect this diversity, with every group properly represented. Democrats understand that democracy works best when all groups have a seat at the table. That said, it really is unfortunate that a candidate's race or gender, more than vision, character, qualifications, intelligence, values, leadership abilities, position on the issues, job performance, and competence, are often viewed as major electability factors in political races.
So, who are our current Harris County Democratic office holders? I urge readers to click on the link below to identify these officials. Some of these elected officials are truly outstanding, but a few have, so far, been a disappointment. While I consider myself to be a moderate Democrat, that does not equate to blind, unconditional support. During the upcoming election cycle, we must assess all Harris County candidates (Democrats and Republicans) by much more than just race or gender. I will be observing and researching all the local candidates, challengers and incumbents, and urge you to do the same.