THE PRICE OF A HOUSTON SPECIAL ELECTION: $750,000 – THE COST OF WINNING THE ELECTION: PRICELESS!

BUT IT’S STILL NOT THE MILLIONS THEY EXPECTED!

The Insite has learned the city of Houston will have to cough up $750,000 for the special runoff election next month to fill Shelley Sekula Gibbs unexpired term. In that race will be Melissa Noriega and Roy Morales. The two ended up in the runoff election after the May 12th vote for the Houston city council race. David Beirne with the Harris County Clerk’s office says unfortunately there won’t be any other county or state races which saved the city over $200,000 in the last election because other areas shared in the cost. Houston’s share was right at $376,000 for May 12th – a far cry from the initial prediction of $3 – $4 million dollars tossed around by the Mayor’s office last year. Now, Beirne says if Houston decides to consolidate some polling locations the city could save more money but as it stands now the cost will be $750,000!