Flooding Expert Jim Blackburn Endorses Michael Moore
February 5, 2020
HARRIS COUNTY, TX – Michael Moore, a candidate in the March 3 Democratic primary election for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 3, announced the endorsement of respected flooding expert Jim Blackburn today.
“Michael Moore is my choice for county commissioner because he is best qualified to protect our homes and families from flooding,” said Blackburn. “I’ve seen Michael do some serious heavy lifting in local government – on hurricane response, transportation, and parks and greenspace – that is directly relevant to the massive challenges ahead of us.”
Blackburn has been practicing environmental and flooding law in Houston for four decades, owns the environmental planning firm Sustainable Planning and Design and teaches in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice. He has written extensively on flooding in Houston and formed the Bayou City Initiative, a non-profit associated with flooding, after Harvey. His next flooding piece will be a presentation on the state of the city two and half years after Harvey.
Moore served as Chief of Staff for former Houston Mayor Bill White, helping to run the fourth largest city in the United States, with a budget of nearly $2 billion and more than 20,000 employees.
“To make progress on flooding, we need to address climate change, flood plain development, transportation, emergency planning and response, and more,” continued Blackburn. “Michael Moore’s proven track record in local government shows he can get the job done.”
“I am deeply grateful for Jim Blackburn’s confidence in me,” said Moore. “His endorsement means a lot – to me and everyone in Harris County who is thinking seriously about our challenges on flooding.”
Moore has also been endorsed by Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, former Houston Mayor Bill White, Sheriff Adrian Garcia, the Texas Gulf Coast Labor Assembly AFL-CIO and other community leaders and organizations.
Learn more at www.MooreForCommissioner.com.