Political People and their Moves

Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Sylvia Romo is 69, and she put out a press release after being evasive when questioned about it on her local PBS affiliate and then in the Austin American-Statesman. Her opponent in the Democratic primary in the open HD-35 seat is U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin, who moved from his district to run in this one. 

Austin Community College announced the appointment of Dr. Enrique Solis as the college’s interim provost. He’ll take over the post in mid-May. He is currently a visiting professor and interim chairman of occupational education at Texas State University.

Jane Burstain left the Center for Public Policy Priorities to become a senior policy advisor in the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

One of her colleagues, Celia Cole, is leaving CPPP to become the new chief executive of the Texas Food Bank Network.

Another, CPPP director Scott McCown, is out of commission for a few weeks with acute myeloid leukemia. He says the outlook is good.

Deaths: Bettie Naylor, a founding member of the National Women's Political Caucus and a longtime advocate on women's issues and in favor of gay rights. She was 84.