Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Judge Reggie J. Fox Will Seek the Democratic Nomination for Justice of the Peace Precinct 7, Place 1 on Saturday, July 14, 2018



Judge Reggie Fox, respectfully asks for the vote of all Precinct 7, Place 1 Precinct chairs. In case you don’t already know, on Saturday, July 14, 2018 the Precinct chairs for Precinct 7, Place 1 will convene at the Tom Bass Senior Center, Section III, located at 15108 Cullen Boulevard in Houston, Texas 77047 to pick a Democratic candidate to appear as the nominee on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 ballot in Harris County, Texas. DEMOCRATIC PRECINCT CHAIRS FOR PRECINCT 7: (0021) Michael Studdert, (0022) Jill Moffitt, (0024) Kimberly Williams, (0025) Willie Wright, (0068) Rhonda Belt-Rhea, (0085) Arva Howard, (0132) Jeannetta Brooks, (0136) Michael Jackson, (0140) Berlinda Higgins, (0156) Barbara Henderson, (0158) Willie Boone, (0180) Evelina McKinzie, (0193) Clyde Phillips, (0194) Jonaphan Roberts, (0198) Michael Hardy, (0210) Alfred Green, (0216) Vivian Harris, (0219) Edna Russell, (0224) Bonnie Simpson, (0228) Ralph Buggs, (0235) Glenda Pouncy, (0236) Willie Alford, (0237) Mary Roberts, (0238) Loretta Joseph, (0240) Robert Glover, (0247) Manson Johnson, (0255) Jackie Rundstein, (0271) Bessie Swindle, (0276) Thyra Burks, (0286) Curtis Thompson, (0287) Laura Longoria, (0288) LaNelle Simpson, (0291) Lavinia Fair, (0294) Tina Mosley, (0318) Mary Clemons, (0336) John Martin, (0355) Stephanie Wiggins, (0384) Velma Edwards, (0402) Claudette Johnson, (0422) Doris Fears, (0458) Grace Taylor, (0462) Anthony Williams, (0489) Carla Valenzuela, (0506) Kevin Pever, (0525) Vincent Sanders, (0538) Raphus Foley, (0540) Julia Moore, (0541) Terrence Shanks, (0542) Patricia Frazier, (0554) John Harrison, (0555) Sonya Meekins, (0564) Paula Bowden, (0573) Toni Lewis, (0607) Lynnie Lewis, (0630) Maryann Barthelemy, (0693) Austin Bastrda-Ramos, (0722) Patricia Govan, (0822) Curtis Taylor, (0863) Bobby Stokes, (0891) Stephan Honore, (0933) Thomas Gederberg, (0947) Randolph Scott, (0949) Clara Goodwin-Ferris, and (0995) Joyce Bradley.


JUDGE REGGIE FOX: “I want you all to know, Precinct 7, Place 1 is not my court. It’s the people’s court, and that alone defines the purpose for which I am endeavoring to continue serving you. I believe that everyone who comes to Precinct 7, Place 1 must be treated with respect and dignity.”

A Message from Judge Reggie Fox to the People of Precinct 7, Place 1; All Precinct Judges Who Plan to Cast A Vote on Saturday, July 14th at the Precinct 7 Convention

LETTER FROM JUDGE REGGIE FOX

As many of you know, I was appointed as judge of Precinct 7, Place 1 with the intent to only serve this community until November of this year. Before being appointed to the court, I worked for 25 years as an attorney at Lone Star Legal Aid, an organization that provides free legal assistance to indigent clients. When clients were being evicted, they called us. When they were being locked out of their apartment, they called us. When their utilities were being shut off, they called us. They called us for all of the reasons that a community body needs legal assistance when resources are limited. In response, I was able to help many of the thousands of people assigned to me. For the ones that I couldn’t help in the courtroom, I always looked for other alternatives to assist them. Surprisingly, sometimes I would just call the opposing side and ask for an extension of time for payment. Not always, but sometimes, that accommodation was forthcoming.

I want you to know, Precinct 7, Place 1 is not my court. It’s the people’s court, and that alone defines the purpose for which I am endeavoring to continue serving you. I believe that everyone who comes to Precinct 7, Place 1 should/must be treated with respect and dignity. All employees must be courteous to everyone that comes before the court and attentive to their needs. We must serve the public. Since being appointed to the Precinct 7, Place 1 bench, I’ve found practices that have crept into our systems that don’t belong here and have disrupted our ability to adequately our community. Our staff meetings have become the training tool for teaching the importance of treating all people with respect . . . not just the lawyers and policemen in court every day but all of the citizens that come to this court for whatever reason. I have begun to teach our staff the simple standard of seeing a “person” when any citizen walks into our courtroom and not judge them by any sort of rank, title, or personal interest.

I’m working hard to change the culture among other things at Precinct 7, Place 1. For example, when a person loses at trial, unlike many others before me, I take the time to explain the rights of appeal, along with how to submit their appeal within the time limit allowed for them to do so. For some reason, my staff initially frowned upon this practice. However, I find myself frequently reminding them of our simple standard . . . focusing on the way we treat people and attend to their needs. We are a public service and since I’ve taken the bench, have made a concerted effort to pay close attention to the feedback our courtroom visitors are giving us. They remark about changes in our staff’s demeanor and attention to their requests. However, the job isn’t finished, and I am firmly committed to continuing the job I’ve begun. I promise you that we will continue to work diligently on our customer service skill sets; and you, the public leaders of Precinct 7, Place 1 can help. You must bear witness to our changes and performance firsthand. I also implore you to bring me any incident where we’ve not met your expectations or adequately performed at your desired level, and we will do better.

Folks, when I was appointed to this job, I informed Commissioner Rodney Ellis that I had no intention of seeking a permanent position. I put in 25 years representing clients who could not afford attorneys so my intention was to structurally transform Precinct 7, Place 1 and ride off into the sunset. However, since I have been the judge in this court, many, including other judges, have asked me to make myself available to be considered for the job of leading Precinct 7, Place 1 beyond November. I have you know, that I’ve been in practically every Justice of the Peace Court in Harris County. So, most of the other Justice of the Peace know how zealously I am when it comes to advocating for my clients. They’ve told me that I would make a great judge and that I’m the kind person that is needed in Precinct 7, Place 1.

With much prayer and consultation, I have decided to make myself available for the job. I know that some are going to say that I got the appointment and that now I have changed my mind and want the job beyond November. I don’t think of it as if I have changed my mind. This is a personal epiphany . . . a sudden insight. I’ve observed and experienced something happening in our community that doesn’t serve the public as intended, and I’ve discovered because of this experience that I can make a difference. NO LONGER, will prosecutors get judgments on traffic tickets without presenting the proper evidence? NO LONGER, will a losing party not know their rights as it relates to the appeals process. NO LONGER, will some people be served in this court and others not, and NO LONGER, will the quality of our service be ignored. If our staff always pursue the simple standards I’ve outlined above, our community will reward us with their support. And, we can feel blessed that we’ve done the right thing.
My deepest respect to each of you,




Honorable Judge Reggie Fox,
Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1





JUDGE REGGIE FOX: "I’m working hard to change the culture among other things at Precinct 7, Place 1. For example, when a person loses at trial, unlike many others before me, I take the time to explain the rights of appeal, along with how to submit their appeal within the time limit allowed for them to do so. For some reason, my staff initially frowned upon this practice. However, I find myself frequently reminding them of our simple standard . . . focusing on the way we treat people and attend to their needs. We are a public service and since I’ve taken the bench, have made a concerted effort to pay close attention to the feedback our courtroom visitors are giving us. They remark about changes in our staff’s demeanor and attention to their requests. However, the job isn’t finished, and I am firmly committed to continuing the job I’ve begun. I promise you that we will continue to work diligently on our customer service skill sets; and you, the public leaders of Precinct 7, Place 1 can help. You must bear witness to our changes and performance firsthand. I also implore you to bring me any incident where we’ve not met your expectations or adequately performed at your desired level, and we will do better."




 
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A FEW HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATS


A FEW DEMOCRATS YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Lupe Valdez is the 2018 Democrat nominee for Governor of Texas. Valdez won a tough runoff election over fellow Democrat Andrew White to earn the right to challenge Governor Greg Abbott in the Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Gubernatorial Election for the State of Texas. In case you don’t remember, Lupe Valdez finished first in a stellar field of Democrat Gubernatorial hopefuls including, James Jolly Clark, Cedrick Davis, Sr., Joe Mumbach, Adrian Oceguenda, Jeffrey Payne, Tom Wakely, Andrew White, and Grady Yarbrough back in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Democratic Primary. The total number of Democrat voters who cast ballots back in the Democratic Primary was 1,022,558 statewide. Comparatively speaking, 1,549,006 ballots were cast back in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Republican Primary according to numbers posted by the Texas Secretary of State. But keep in mind that Texas had more than 15,249,541 (yes, that's fifteen million) registered voters on the books and a population of more than 19,900,980 people above the legal age to vote at the time that the 2018 Democratic Primary Election took place. Those are staggering numbers considering only, a little over a million voters actually cast ballots (statewide) in the Democratic Primary back in March. So, relatively speaking, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, should be more about whether (THE DEMOCRATS) or (THE REPUBLICANS) will inspire more voters to go to the polls to cast a ballot -- rather than which party rules Texas.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be fighting off the challenge of Republican (nominee) Ava Reynero Pate in the race for United States Representative for the 18th Congressional District on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Joi Chevalier will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Glenn Hegar in the race for Comptroller of Public Accounts on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Judge Maria T. Jackson will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Sharon Keller in the race for Presiding Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 1 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Judge Ramona Franklin will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Barbara Parker Hervey in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
State Representative Alma A. Allen will be fighting off the challenge of Republican (nominee) Syed Sl. Ali in the race for State Representative for House District 131 in Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
State Representative Senfronia Thompson does not have a Republican opponent running against her in the race for State Representative for House District 141 in Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. So, State Representative Senfronia Thompson will win re-election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
State Representative Shawn Thierry does not have a Republican opponent running against her in the race for State Representative for House District 146 in Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. So, State Representative Shawn Thierry will win re-election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Attorney Latosha Lewis Payne is seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Jeff Shadwick in the race for Judge, 55th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney Scot "Dolli" Dollinger will be seeking to beat Republican (nominee) Sharon Hemphill in the race for Judge, 189th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney Beau Miller will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield in the race for Judge, 189th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney Angela Graves-Harrington is seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Charley Prine in the race for Judge, 246th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Attorney Sandra J. Peake is seeking to beat Republican (nominee) Attorney Melanie Flowers in the race for Judge, 257th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney Lori Chambers Gray is seeking to beat Republican (nominee) Attorney Tammy J. Thomas in the race for Judge, 262nd Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Attorney Dedra Davis is seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Brent Gamble in the race for Judge, 270th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Attorney Linda M. Dunson will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Sheri Y. Dean in the race for Judge, 309th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Attorney Germaine Tanner will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Alicia Franklin York in the race for Judge, 311th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney Michelle Moore will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge John F. Phillips in the race for Judge, 314th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Attorney Ronnisha Bowman will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Bill Harmon in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court at Law #2 in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Attorney Erica Hughes will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Natalie C. Fleming in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court at Law #3 in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Attorney Shannon B. Baldwin will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge John Clinton in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court at Law #4 in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney Toria J. Finch will be seeking to beat Republican (nominee) Attorney John Wakefield in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court at Law #9 in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Attorney Cassandra Y. Hollemon will be seeking to beat Republican (nominee) Attorney John Spjut in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court at Law #12 in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney Tonya Jones will be seeking to beat Republican (nominee) Former Judge Roger Bridgwater in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court at Law #15 in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney LaShawn A. Williams will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Judge Linda Storey in the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law #3 in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney William "Bill" McLeod will be seeking to beat Republican (nominee) Sophia Mafrige in the race for Judge, Harris County Civil Court at Law #4 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Diane Trautman will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart in the race for County Clerk in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney Danyahel "Danny" Norris does not have a Republican opponent running against him in the race for County School Trustee, Position 6, Precinct 1 in Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. So, Lucia G. Bates will become Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Former Sheriff Adrian Garcia will be seeking to unseat Republican (incumbent) Commissioner Jack Morman in the race for County Commissioner, Precinct 2 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Lucia G. Bates does not have a Republican opponent running against her in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2 in Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. So, Lucia G. Bates will become Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Attorney Sharon M. Burney will be seeking to beat Republican (nominee) “DC” Caldwell in the race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 2 in Texas on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Attorney Sedrick T. Walker II will be seeking to beat Republican (nominee) Attorney Aaron Burdette in the race for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law #11 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018.

"On behalf of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of this "GROUND-GAME" edition of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© I am strongly encouraging all Democrat-leaning "SWING-VOTERS" to learn more about Attorney William "Bill" McLeod, and other Democrats who value "EVERY VOTE" prior to Monday, October 22, 2018, when early voting is scheduled to begin in Texas."


 
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JUDGE MARIA T. JACKSON AND A HOST OF OTHER DEMOCRAT WOMEN YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW BEFORE NOVEMBER 6, 2018


"On behalf of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of this "GROUND-GAME" edition of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© I am strongly encouraging all Democrat-leaning "SWING-VOTERS" to learn more about Judge Maria T. Jackson, and other Democrats who value "EVERY VOTE" prior to Monday, October 22, 2018, when early voting is scheduled to begin in Harris County, Texas."


 
AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033