Political People and their Moves

There are at least two — count ‘em, two! — protectors of the Galactic Republic in Texas. In Democrat Ann Johnson’s latest campaign finance report in HD-134, Andy Vickery of Houston is listed as a $500 contributor and, more to the point, lists his occupation as “Jedi Knight” (it’s a Star Wars reference, in case you’re a grownup). That prompted us to look for others. Sure enough, there’s Charlie Price of Spring, who gave $305 to HD-15 candidate Russell Sterling earlier this year. He listed his occupation as “Jedi.”

David White will serve as a campaign consultant for Comptroller Susan Combs. White has been on the state payroll as a senior policy adviser to Combs and worked as political director of Gov. Rick Perry's 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

Jon Weizenbaum will serve as the next commissioner of the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Weizenbaum has been deputy commissioner at DADS since 2006 and has twice served as the agency’s interim commissioner.

Addie Crimmins has joined the lobby team at Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend. Crimmins previously worked for Reps. Burt Solomons and Tan Parker.