Reformer versus Slumlord - Texas Scorecard

Voters in Houston’s House District 149 have a clear choice: a proven reformer versus a slumlord. HISD school board member Greg Meyers is taking on incumbent Hubert Vo this November, and taxpayers statewide are watching the race with interest.

Hubert Vo’s only real claim to fame since taking office have been a boatload of ethical lapses, ranging from campaign issues to allegations of abuse of official office. Earlier this year, the Houston Chronicle published an expose of Vo’s real estate holdings, with the editorial board calling him out as a “slumlord.”

(See our take on Vo’s behavior in the video below.)

On the other hand, Greg Meyers is known for his commitment to sound policy and results-based reform. As a member of the Houston Independent School District’s board of trustees, Meyers championed reforms that put teachers, parents and kids first, while ensuring taxpayers got the best bang for their dollar.

Meyers will bring that same pro-taxpayer philosophy to the Texas House. He’s offering substantive reforms to the ailing property tax system and has an unmatched record working for reform in the trenches of public education policy.

We need to kick the slumlord out, and bring in a champion.