Editorial: We recommend Michael Moore for Precinct 3 commissioner in the Democratic runoff
The Editorial Board
June 28, 2020
(Read the editorial at HoustonChronicle.com)
Michael Moore’s attention to detail and practical focus on flood mitigation, infrastructure, traffic, an underfunded hospital district and other challenges in a growing region are why we recommend him for Precinct 3 Commissioner in the July 14 Democratic primary runoff.
Moore found himself on the front lines during Houston’s finest hour back in 2005, when the torrent of buses carrying storm-dazed New Orleanians began rolling up to the Astrodome.
As Mayor Bill White’s chief of staff, Moore was among those pulling 18-hour days coordinating and marshaling resources to help house, feed and clothe tens of thousands of evacuees in a makeshift shelter that became an enduring symbol of Houston’s hospitality and grit.
At one point, when they ran out of cots and the Red Cross had to fly some in, Moore took extreme measures to expedite their transport.
That’s the kind of drive Harris County needs to clear up roadblocks delaying the $2.5 billion bond package voters approved in 2018.
Moore, 57, whose private sector work includes communications for BP and regional vice president for Texas Central Partners’ high-speed rail, is well-versed in the intricacies of issues and policies that face county government.
His opponent, educator Diana Alexander, has an appealing grassroots focus but lacks relevant experience.
Moore has proven he understands bureaucracy, how to cut through it and how to collaborate with other entities and agencies. He also pledges to govern with transparency and efficiency.