It’s time that everyone with an internet connection had the ability to see where their local leaders were spending their tax dollars. As your County Treasurer, I’ll use new technologies to shine more sunlight on government spending than ever before.
My opponent has been in office for seven years. If you didn’t know we had a County Treasurer, it’s time for someone new. If you didn’t know what the County Treasurer does, it’s time for someone new. If you don’t know who the County Treasurer is, it’s time for someone new.
David Rosen is a lifelong Houstonian and the son of two local public schoolteachers. He is running as a Democrat for the office of Harris County Treasurer. If successful, David will become the youngest countywide elected Democrat to serve in Harris County in more than 40 years. The election will be held in November 2014.
David was raised in Alief and graduated from Elsik High School before going to the University of Houston, where he served as Student Body President. David is currently an MBA candidate in the University of Houston's C.T. Bauer College of Business. He works for an offshore engineering company and lives in Houston's Braeswood neighborhood.
The Harris County Treasurer’s Office oversees accounts payable/accounts receivable for Harris County, the Port of Houston Authority and the Harris County Flood Control District. If elected, here’s what I’ll stand for:
Every person with an internet connection should be able to see where their local leaders are spending public money. For local spending, this information is already publicly available under the Freedom of Information Act, just not easily found on the internet. Similar to how former District Clerk Loren Jackson used technology to make it easier to search and navigate court records, I want to make it easier for the public to search and navigate local public spending.
I want to use the Harris County Treasurer’s office to unite leaders from local non-profits and businesses – particularly young entrepreneurs – to create and support public-private partnerships that will teach business and entrepreneurship skills to at-risk kids in Harris County.
In his seven years as Harris County Treasurer, the incumbent has not issued a single report or official opinion on any aspect of public spending. If I have the privilege to serve as your County Treasurer, I will turn the office into an active force and issue regular reports on the state of our local finances.
The fight for GLBT equality is one of the most pressing crises of conscience facing our country. From the outset of this campaign, I am calling for same-sex partner benefits to be offered to the GLBT employees of Harris County, and for Harris County to protect all of its employees from harassment and discrimination. I am a supporter of marriage equality.
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