Former West University Mayor Susan Sample is running for Harris County Commissioner’s Court as a Republican, joining candidates in both parties jumping at the chance to replace longtime Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack, who did not file for re-election.
Sample served as West U mayor for four years after spending four years as a councilmember and mayor pro tem. She tried unsuccessfully to gain a seat on the Metro board after being term-limited in West U (the job went to another former West U mayor, Bob Fry). She is a tax attorney for Munsch Hardt’s Kopf & Harr’s Houston office, and is also a certified public accountant.
In a statement, Sample said her experience as a CPA, business lawyer, and with West U’s “multimillion dollar budget” has led her to “understand the complexity of managing infrastructure and services that residents of Precinct 3 want,” including street repair, flood mitigation, maintenance of greenspace, and safety and security.
“I promise to be a fighter to ensure that Precinct 3 receives its share of tax dollars,” she said. “I will work to see that flood mitigation investment is made where it needs to be made to stop high water and protect all of Harris County. To promote economic growth in our County, I will strongly advocate for transportation investment in areas where the economy is being hampered.”
In the primary, Sample faces former Houston City Councilwoman Brenda Stardig, who represented 280,000 constituents in District A before becoming term limited last year, and Spring Valley Village Mayor Tom Ramsey, who received Radack’s endorsement last month.