Mike Anderson, the Harris County District Attorney, has died.
My prayers go out to his family; it seems like he had a lot of roots in the community, and a reputation as a good man; I believe he will be missed.
Since there will be no letter this week, here are a few things I’ve been mulling over since I heard the news. I’d love to know your thoughts:
Pat Lykos, the incumbent, was a republican. She had made inroads into the ‘good’ol boy’ culture at the DA’s office, and seemed to have been cleaning it up.
Mike Anderson was also a republican.
My question is, why would the Harris County Republican Party run a deathly ill man to oust a sitting republican? I don’t believe Pat Lykos was polling particularly badly, so why take the risk? I don’t get it...
Now granted, Anderson’s cancer wasn’t made public until May of 2013; it may be that it was only discovered after the election; however, the articles below mention that he was in hospice care when he died. They knew it was coming, but nobody made a peep.
Anyway; Gov. Perry is expected to appoint an interim DA soon, The DA’s seat will be back up for grabs in 2014.