TDP STATEMENT ON LEO VASQUEZ’S REASSIGNMENT OF ED JOHNSON
Texas Democratic Party—July 31st, 2009
Texas Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie issued the following statement regarding reports that Republican Tax Assessor-Collector Leo Vasquez has reassigned his controversial Associate Voter Registrar Ed Johnson to work in a communications role:
“Harris County Tax Assessor Leo Vasquez cannot reorganize his way out of the numerous scandals that corrupted his voter registration office with improper partisan politics.
“Reassigning Ed Johnson does not clear him from his scandalous role as a moonlighting partisan consultant who was in a position to use his public office to help Republican clients who were on the ballot in 2008.
“The Texas Democratic Party will continue our efforts to get to the bottom of a voter registration scandal that saw almost 70,000 voter registration applications rejected in Harris County in 2008, compared to only 1,800 in Dallas County.
“Ed Johnson may be reassigned to work in communications, but he can’t talk his way out of denying thousands of Harris County citizens the right to register and vote.”