Scarface made headlines last week when he officially announced he was running for Houston City Council in District D, the district he grew up in and the seat that was recently vacated by Dwight Boykins who announced his candidacy for mayor.
In a brand new interview with The FADER, Brad Jordan revealed even more about his intentions to run and his thoughts for helping the district.
On why he’s running:
“Growing up, I got a chance to witness a lot of struggle in my neighborhood. A lot of people struggled, myself included. As I got older I noticed that there was still a lot of struggling going on. If it wasn’t drugs, it was no jobs. If it wasn’t no jobs, it was people out loitering, hanging out, getting into trouble. I’m 48 years old and that’s been going on before me.
I wanna take it upon myself to fix the situation. I think I have some new, fresh ideas. I think that the traditional way of doing politics is over now. Let’s come up with some real solutions.”
On his ideas for fixing District D:
“Let’s put a gangland initiative in place. Let’s make the neighborhood safer for the elderly, and everybody. Let’s advocate for harsher penalties for people who commit crimes against seniors. Let’s get rid of the illegal dumping. Let’s fix the drainage problem. Let’s talk about the potholes. Why have we not fixed these potholes? What’s the problem? Why is this not done? Why are these houses abandoned? Why are they still up? Why is there grass growing around it? So many questions. Do [they] not care about my community? I’m getting that done, and there’s nothing they can do to stop me from getting that done.”
When asked to describe District D:
“If you listen to my music then you’ve been all through District D. That’s the South Side of Houston, Texas. That’s where I was born and raised. This is my life, my lifeline. I’m naming off streets and everything in District D in my music. My favorite spot to go in District D would probably be The Spot, or the Turkey Leg Hut, or the Reggae Hut. I can name a ton of spots in District D that I love to hang out at. It’s a beautiful place.”
Read the entire interview at The FADER here.