As of about 9:00 A.M. this morning, Roy Morales, the conservative perennial candidate, officially announced his intention to run for the Houston City Council, at-large 3, in 2013. The seat, of course, is currently held by Councilmember Noriega, who Morales first ran against in 2007. In 2013, Noriega will be term-limited. Morales posted on his facebook page this morning:
I am pleased to announce that I am a candidate for Houston City Council – At Large Position 3 for next year’s election. I ask for your support.
Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Morales is, by my calculations, the first candidate to officially declare for an at-large seat.