Former Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski wants to be the state’s next attorney general.

Jaworski, a Democrat, made his intentions clear in a guest column in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News, in which he criticized Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for opposing an effort by Harris County officials to send mail-in ballot applications to every registered voter in the county.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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Bailey Jones

Ted Cruz on the Supreme Court? If that doesn't motivate Democrats I don't know what will.

Carlos Ponce

Ted Cruz would make an excellent Supreme Court Justice, Bailey.

Now where's Biden's list??????

Bill Broussard

To hell with nominations lists. Too much can happen before any nominee can rise to the top

I’m waiting for tax returns

Carlos Ponce

Nomination lists serve two purposes. They give us insight into the thinking of the nominator. They also give the loyal opposition time to vet the nominees. If there's anything there they'll dig it up.

There's only one reason to oppose them, if you're afraid of what they reveal. Right, Bill?

Mark Stevens

about Ted Cruz: Whatever kind of Supreme Court Justice he would be...he would be far better in that role than he has been as a Senator. I just can't see Cruz reading an opinion with references to Dr. Seuss....

Mark W. Stevens

Carlos Ponce

Opinion on abortions, "A person is a person, no matter how small," from "Horton Hears a Who".

Gary Scoggin

Although I am no fan of Ted Cruz, there is no doubt in my mind that he has the legal and intellectual chops to be a Supreme Court Justice. I view him as being in the Scalia mold - very conservative and very pointed in his arguments.

Wayne D Holt

“The rule of law is in its most fragile state as in any time during my adult life,” Jaworski said. “

I agree with this sentiment 100%. Whether we are Republican, Democrat or Independent, the rule of law is paramount to our rightful participation in a representative government. At every level, from the federal to local politics, we as a nation have devolved to a system of men, not laws. Personal profiteering is winked at, rules ignored, favoritism brazenly practiced and justice denied time after time. We have allowed ourselves to reach the point where the average person may be threatened and coerced a thousand ways, while the connected among us act with impunity.

It is time to turn those excesses around. This election is a critical one in our community's history. While amenities for our district are useful and positive, a much more fundamental need at this moment is a person in each district's chair at City Hall who is totally committed to the rule of law, justice for all, and the restoration of the individual citizen to our rightful place as the wellspring of American civic values.

I invite voters in District 3 who agree with these thoughts to consider my candidacy in the upcoming November election.

Bailey Jones

I do agree with your thoughts, Wayne. I think the state of our politics is the one thing we have always agreed on. I look forward to a day when our politicians are again elected by the voters, not PACs, corporations, dark money, and partisan gerrymandering.

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