FORMER REPORTER CAROLYN CAMPBELL IS NOW WORKING FOR FORMER CITY ATTORNEY GENE LOCKE!

FROM THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE BLOG PAGE!

Former City Attorney Gene Locke is tapping into some interesting resumes as he assembles a team for his all-but-official run for Houston mayor in the November election to replace term-limited Bill White.

Campaign consultant Christian Archer, who worked on White’s 2003 campaign and on successful mayoral campaigns in San Antonio and Austin, is confirmed as a future aide for Locke’s campaign.

Carolyn Campbell, a former KHOU Channel 11 reporter mentioned in a recent New York Times report about TV news stations shedding veteran staffers, will also play an off-camera role as a campaign aide, according to Locke.

We do not plan to make this space a bulletin board for every campaign hire. But Locke’s recruitment of a link to White and of a familiar media figure make the early stirrings of the contest that much more rich — while Controller Annise Parker, Councilman Peter Brown and perhaps many others put together their line-ups.