I met Max Martin last week and will be proud to vote for him tomorrow. A well-spoken and well informed candidate, a retired pilot, small businessman and native Houstonian, he will be a credit to the new 36th Congressional District. Max is the sort of conservative "Tory Democrat" that Texans used to elect again and again. The Houston Chronicle editorial board recognized this and awarded him their endorsement over sketchy extremist Steve Stockman who snuck through a GOP primary runoff to conduct a stealth campaign that's been trying to capitalize on name recognition without reminding everybody why they voted him out after one term in 1996. There are already way too many wingnuts in Congress. This year, let's elect a neighbor, not a nut.