Houston, TX – November 5, 2014: Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez was re-elected to a 3rd term in office on Tuesday, November 4. He defeated his Democratic opponent with the highest number of votes in a non-judicial county race contested by two major political parties, including Governor-elect Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor-elect Dan Patrick and U.S. Senator John Cornyn. (See chart below)
Sanchez, who ran for Mayor of Houston in 2001, in an historic race that turned out more voters than any other race in Houston history – including an unprecedented 18% of Hispanic voter turnout, continues to receive strong support from voters.
“I’m proud and thankful to have the support of so many voters in our diverse community of Harris County! I’ll continue to work hard and to keep a watchful eye over our government’s spending and insure transparency on all issues,” said Sanchez.
Sanchez ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility, integrity and transparency. He has won several national transparency awards for his County Treasurer website and has reduced his budget since first taking office in 2007.
In office since 2007, Orlando Sanchez oversees Harris County’s multiple bank accounts, pays the county’s expenses and is an independent set of eyes in overseeing spending of county taxpayer dollars.
As Harris County Treasurer, Orlando has made your Harris County government more transparent. He wants you to know how your tax dollars are being spent, and not only has he been an advocate for fiscal responsibility in government, but he has run his own office with exemplary prudence and attention to the bottom line: he has managed the Office of Harris County Treasurer without increasing its cost to the taxpayers for seven years.