Donna Edmundson introduced as new Houston city attorney

Houston has a new city attorney.

Mayor Annise Parker announced this morning that former assistant city attorney Donna Edmundson is taking over the position vacated by former city attorney David Feldman last month. Once confirmed by city council, Edmundson will become the first woman to hold the position.

"With just a year left in my term and a wealth of internal talent, I did not see a need to consider an outside candidate," said Mayor Parker. "Multiple employees were interviewed from within the department, and I concluded Donna is the best choice. She has deep and broad experience in matters of law and management. I particularly like that her recent experience has been in the area of neighborhood protection, which is one of my top priorities."

Edmundson has been with the city legal department since 1986. Since 2008, she has served as chief of the department's neighborhood services section.

Feldman said he was leaving his post to practice law with his son at his firm Feldman & Feldman. The resignation is effective January 16.
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