Excuse me, but the people of Harris County made it quite clear that we don't want Loren Jackson on our payroll, so why is the County Commissioner's Court going to let one of the few remaining Democrat incumbents in the county do an end-around the will of the people AND the county's hiring freeze in order to give his political buddy a newly-created job?
District Clerk Loren Jackson, who was defeated by Republican Chris Daniel last month, will likely stay in county government when his term expires on Dec. 31. Sheriff Adrian Garcia proposes hiring him as his chief of information technology.
Jackson is not named on the Commissioners Court agenda, but he is "the special assistant" candidate the sheriff has submitted for the Court's approval.
County government has had a hiring freeze for more than a year, but the Court has been approving on a case-by-case basis some replacements and new positions like the one Jackson would fill. Jackson said recently that he has personally approached the commissioners seeking their OK before his hiring was put on the agenda.
Sorry, but this is nothing more than feathering the nest of a political crony. Why are the two GOP county commissioners and the GOP county judge going to go along with this corrupt deal at a time when we need to be cutting costs, not adding positions?