ORLANDO SANCHEZ FINALLY WINS AN ELECTION – WHO KNEW!

BUT IT’S A POSITION NO ONE SEEMS TO WANT TO KEEP AROUND!

Political Columnist Kristen Mack has the story of the former Mayoral Candidate finally landing a gig in a position everyone wants to get rid of – here’s an excerpt and a link to the full column:

Orlando Sanchez finally landed another government job. Sanchez won the race to succeed the late Jack Cato as county treasurer, making him the first Hispanic elected countywide to a nonjudicial office. He is Cuban-American. Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia said she doesn’t put much stock in the significance of Sanchez’s victory. “I just don’t think anyone has focused on this being a history-making election,” she said. As a former Houston city councilman and two-time mayoral runoff candidate, Sanchez is well-known to voters. That, and the continuing (if diminishing) Republican hold on county government, probably helped him beat Democrat Richard Garcia, who campaigned on abolishing the office. Richard Garcia wasn’t the only one who wanted to do away with the position. All four county commissioners want to eliminate it as well.

THE FULL STORY: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/mack/4324583.html