Harris County voter guide: Adrian Garcia vs. Jack Morman
Democrat Adrian Garcia is hoping to hold onto his seat as Harris County Precinct 2 commissioner this November as he faces familiar foe Republican Jack Morman in the election.
Driving the news: The race, like many others in Harris County, has focused on public safety amid an outcry over crime in the region.
- Garcia, a longtime police officer, is the former Harris County sheriff while Morman touts endorsements from several of the county's law enforcement unions.
Why it matters: Democrats have a 3-2 majority on Commissioners Court, but this election could change that as three of the seats are on the ballot and candidates in each race are facing heated contests.
Flashback: Morman was commissioner of Precinct 2 from 2010 to 2018, when Garcia narrowly defeated him among the blue wave.
- Garcia, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2016, also served on the Houston City Council from 2004-2008.
Where they stand: Morman wants to "restore fiscal sanity for taxpayers" and takes a traditional tough-on-crime approach to public safety.
- Garcia, however, touts successes with targeted approaches like implementing ShotSpotter technology and reducing a backlog of violent crime warrants.
What's next: Early voting ends Friday. Election Day is Tuesday.
- Go deeper: Details on how and where to vote.
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