The San Antonio Express-News has endorsed Bill White in the Democratic primary for governor:
White is not flashy, but he is extraordinarily solid. He brings a strong resumé and a quiet confidence to the table.
White served three productive terms as mayor of Houston. He successfully dealt with a massive number of evacuees from Hurricane Katrina, maintained fiscal discipline and led the way on a broad effort to reduce energy consumption and pursue sustainability.
The high points in his biography include serving as deputy secretary of energy during the Clinton administration, and his role starting and leading energy companies. White's resumé also includes a stint on the National Electrical Reliability Council.
White's understanding of energy, how to run a business and the need to run a tight fiscal ship make a solid combination of qualifications for a governor.
White faces businessman Farouk Shami and five other challengers in the March 2 primary.