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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Former SGA president gunning for Harris County treasurer


The student body president from 2007, who visited campus Tuesday to speak at the UH Democrats meeting, is running for the position of Harris County treasurer and if elected, will be the youngest Democrat elected for the position in 40 years.

David Rosen graduated from UH with a degree in political science and is attending night classes at UH’s MBA school. He is a lifelong Houstonian and the son of two public school teachers.

“We need to give troubled kids and at-risk kids the opportunity to envision themselves as a member of our society,” Rosen said.

Rosen plans to use the Harris County treasurer’s office to create and support public-private partnerships to educate at-risk kids about the importance of money management and financial spending.

He supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality movement by endorsing same-sex partner benefits for Harris County employees.

Since he was raised by two mothers, Rosen has firsthand knowledge of the inequality of the LGBT community, and he said he plans to endorse the increase of employee benefits for people in same-sex relationships.

“We think it’s a good idea, and it should be interesting to see what (Rosen) does,” said political science junior Tatiana Lutomski, who coordinated his visit to campus.

The Harris County treasurer’s office oversees account payables and receivables. More information about Rosen can be found on his website, voterosen.com.

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