UPDATE: The results for Houston’s runoff elections are in and, sadly, Scarface has lost his bid for a seat on City Council to his opponent, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, a career educator who many believed to be the more conventional candidate in the race. The final vote count is 11,906 to 7,248, securing the District D seat for Evan-Shabazz.
“You can sit back and point out the problems or you can address them and bring solutions to the table.”
Brad Jordan, better known to most, as Houston rap icon, Scarface, is inches away from securing a political career.
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According to Slate, the rapper’s bout for a seat on Houston’s City Council has placed him in a third runoff race with local educator, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, after neither candidate garnered enough votes to secure the seat in two previous runoff elections. And it appears it will be a tight one. Jordan came in second to Evans-Shabazz in November’s runoff, which narrowed the field down from 100 to 24 candidates for the 12 available seats. Now, with even fewer choices for voters in an election with historically low voter turnouts, it’s on the prospective council members to go out and engage their base.
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In a clip from The Associated Press (see below,) Jordan can be seen mixing it up with locals in his south Houston haunts, running through his values as a candidate and his vision for the community. “I’ve always been a part of the reality of street life. I don’t have a lot of fancy titles in front or behind my name, but I do have the fancy title of being realistic.”
Results from today’s election are expected to begin arriving in the hours ahead. Stay tuned for the final tallies.