April 10, 2005


Officials climb on GOP 'wave' (CINDY HORSWELL, 4/09/05, Houston Chronicle)

Chambers County has joined other fast-growing suburban counties where Republicans are no longer swimming against the tide to win a county office.

In fact, Republican contenders for Chambers County offices, which officials said started as a small "wave" in the late '90s, turned into a tidal wave within the past month as four more longtime Democratic officeholders defected to the other side.

The four are among the county's more powerful elected officials: the county judge, district clerk, county attorney and county treasurer.

They are responding to an influx of conservative families from the Houston area to new subdivisions in the county, a trend that has also been experienced in Montgomery, Fort Bend and Waller counties.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 10, 2005 9:27 PM

Amazing what one sees in the local rag when they occasionally stick to reporting facts.

It doesn't happen often enough. Certainly not lately, while they've been obsessing about Tom DeLay.

Posted by: kevin whited at April 11, 2005 10:32 AM