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We livestreamed our conversation with John Sharp, the newly appointed Harvey recovery czar.
In early September, Gov. Greg Abbott named Sharp chairman of the newly formed Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas, which is charged with leading the state's recovery effort in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Sharp also serves as the chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. Previously, he served as the Texas comptroller and in both chambers of the Texas Legislature.
Check out our full recap here.