Scarface Is One Giant Step Closer To Winning A Seat On The Houston City Council
After 30 years in Hip-Hop, Brad “Scarface” Jordan announced his run for Houston’s City Council in District D this June. After months of campaigning, the number of candidates in the race was recently reduced from over 100 potential candidates to 24 in a runoff on Tuesday (November 5). With only 12 seats available, this recent sweep of cuts was rather significant to the race as a whole. Of the 24 candidates who made the cut, Brad Jordan found his name on the list.
According to the Houston Chronicle, “The field vying for the 12 undecided council seats dwindled from more than 100 to 24 in Tuesday’s contests, as candidates competing in crowded races struggled to reach the threshold needed to win outright. Only four candidates, all incumbents, secured the majority needed to avoid runoffs. Another four incumbents find their re-election campaigns prolonged in a runoff on December 14. The remaining eight races are open seats left vacant by members who faced term limits or ran for other offices.”
After the announcement, the former Geto Boys affiliate admitted that the news was a shock to him. Jordan took second place in a 16 candidate field for Houston’s District D. The Chronicle further reports, “[Brad] Jordan, in District D, will face Carolyn Evans-Shabazz in the race to replace Councilman Dwight Boykins, who vacated his seat for an ill-fated mayoral run. Evans-Shabazz said she, too, was surprised — but pleased — that she’d face Jordan.”
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Depending on the results of his efforts during the next election, Jordan mentioned earlier this year that he may also run for office of the President one day.
In an interview with The Washington Post‘s Orion Donovan-Smith at the time, Jordan mentioned, “I’m not going to be a 75-year-old rapper. [Laughs] I’m going to be finishing my last term in office as President when I’m 75.” Despite his lofty goals, Jordan’s current focus remains with the people of Houston. In the same Post interview, Jordan continues, “I’m super-passionate when it comes to the people,” said Jordan. “This is the district that I’m from, and I recognize the problems. But I don’t want to point the finger at the problems. I just want to be responsible for the solutions.”
In September, Scarface’s Geto Boys’ band-mate Willie D ended a campaign for another Houston City Council seat. The fellow H-Town native vowed to donate campaign donations to charity. In July, Willie joined the race, before pulling the plug on the efforts ahead of a filing deadline.
Interviews with Scarface are available at AFH TV. We are currently offering free 7-day trial subscriptions.