Former Bureau Chief Carvana Cloud has announced her official candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the Office of the Harris County District Attorney in 2020.
Her official website is https://www.carvana2020.com/.
As I mentioned in a post last week, I think the world of Carvana as a person with honesty, integrity, intelligence, and kindness. I was a fan of hers when she was a brand new prosecutor, and I have always remained a fan and a friend of hers.
When Kim Ogg hired Carvana to be in her Administration, I thought it was the best move Ogg could have possibly make, and I was glad to see Carvana promoted to Bureau Chief earlier this year. As you probably know already, Carvana announced her immediate resignation the week before last.
Over the weekend, her website went up, confirming her candidacy for District Attorney.
Carvana is a tremendous candidate and a force to reckoned with. She has a large amount of support from within the Harris County District Attorney's Office, which will be interesting. Given Kim Ogg's level of paranoia and low threshold for accusing people of disloyalty, that's going to be a really
horrible challenging place to work until the primary on March 3, 2020.
Somewhere, somehow this all seems familiar. I think I heard a story once about a District Attorney who was wildly unpopular with her prosecutors. She treated them with suspicion and paranoia and ruled with an iron fist. And then a charismatic and better-qualified candidate ran against that District Attorney and beat her in her own primary.
Seems like there is a moral to this story somewhere. Something about people who don't learn the lessons of history being doomed to repeat it?