You can Vote Early for Martha Castex-Tatum at the Harris County Administration Building, Fiesta Mart on Kirby, Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center, and The Platou Community Center in the Race for District K

The Harris County Administration Building is located at 1001 Preston, 4th Floor in Houston, Texas 77002; The Fiesta Mart Grocery Store is located at 8130 Kirby Drive in Houston, Texas 77054; The Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center is located at 3810 W. Fuqua Street in Houston, Texas 77045; and Platou Community Center is located at 11655 Chimney Rock Road in Houston, Texas 77035. In case you don't already know, Martha Castex-Tatum is the only candidate in the race for Houston City Council District K who is asking for our vote, prayers, and support at this time! Martha Castex Tatum, Rodney Ellis,Dwight Boykins, Ellen Cohen, Pretta VanDible Stallworth, Jerry Davis, Addie Heyliger, Jolanda Jones, May Walker, Ronald Green, Rhonda Skillern Jones, Wanda Adams, Sharon M. Burney, Germaine Tanner, Dedra Davis, Linda Dunson, Ronnisha Bowman, Latosha Lewis Payne, Erica Hughes, Andrew White, Lupe Valdez, and Greg Abbott are a few of the featured people in the edition of Houston Business Connections Newspaper. All Rights Reserved! Houston Business Connections Newspaper is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 for more information.











Houston Business Connections Newspaper© Would Like to Congratulate All 2018 Democratic and Republican, Candidates Who Have Earned their Respective Party's Nomination to Appear on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Midterm Election Ballot in Harris County, Texas

ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

There’s a lot of talk about Texas being a red state floating around. Sure, traditionally that has been the case. But after the historic showing put on display by Texas Democrats on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, reasonable minds would have to agree that the aforementioned distinction could possibly be on the verge of becoming a hue of a different shade in the very near future – if Democrats have anything to say about it in the fall. But Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the day when Democratic hopefuls and Republican hopefuls are set to face off is still a little way’s off. Before we get there, we must first take care of a little unfinished inter-party business. So, let’s not forget about Tuesday, May 22, 2018 a day when Democrats and Republicans who failed to capture a majority of the vote back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, must square off once more against their fellow inter-party rival in hopes of earning the “HIGHLY COVETED DISTINCTION” of “PARTY NOMINEE” for the Tuesday, November 6,, 2018 Midterm Election! Cosme Garcia, Dylan Osborne, Danyahel "Danny" Norris, Prince E. Bryant, II, Diane Trautman, Gayle Young Mitchell, Fran Watson, Rita Lucido, Jeff Williams, Mike Wolfe, Josh Wallenstein, Richard Cantu, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Laura Moser, Lupe Valdez, Andrew White, Marilyn Burgess, Rozzy Shorter, Michelle Fraga, Richard Risinger, Phillip Aronoff, Carmen Maria Montiel, Sandra G. Moore, Marty Schexnayder, Sharon M. Burney, Cheryl Elliott Thornton, Sri Preston Kulkarni, Letitia Plummer, Tawana Walter Cadien and Mike Siegel are the key candidates who need you to return to the polls on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to cast a vote for them. In case you don’t already know, Monday, April 23, 2018, is the last day to register to vote in the Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Runoff Election in Texas. The first day of early voting is on Monday, May 14, 2018; and the last day to vote early in the Runoff Election is on Friday, May 18, 2018 – so don’t forget to vote early. Once the runoff business is taken care of, we must make it our business to elect the "BEST-QUALIFIED" candidates who value our vote in the midterms. Houston Business Connections Newspaper is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. All Rights Reserved! For additional information call (832)212-8735 for editorial, press releases, or to schedule us to cover your upcoming event. You can reach the publisher directly at (281)788-3033 to discuss your advertising, branding, strategy, or ground-game needs!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Martha Castex Tatum is Endorsed by Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis in the Race for Houston City Council District K


HBC NEWSPAPER REPORTS©

In case you haven’t already heard, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, Martha Castex-Tatum and several other candidates will be facing off in a “Special Election” for the Houston City Council District K seat formerly held by the late Houston City Council Member Larry Green. Early voting will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018, and end on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. “It is imperative that we make it our business to elect the “BEST-QUALIFIED” candidate who values our vote in this race,” says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper©. “And we are pleased to inform you that Martha Castex-Tatum is the only candidate in this race who is asking for our vote, prayers, and support!”

MARTHA VALUES EVERY VOTE

Martha Castex Tatum is endorsed by Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tempore Ellen Cohen, Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis, FBISD Trustee Addie Heyliger, Harris County Constable May Walker, Houston City Council Member Dwight Boykins, HISD Trustee Jolanda Jones, Former Houston City Council Member and City Controller Ronald Green, HISD Board President Rhonda Skillern-Jones, HISD Board Trustee Wanda Adams, and HCCS Board Trustee Pretta VanDible Stallworth. Martha Castex-Tatum is also endorsed by Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, Houston Police Officers Union, GLBT Caucus, Houston Contractors Association, UNITE HERE Local 23, Plumbers Local Union 68, Houston Association of Realtors.

“It is imperative that we make it our business to elect the “BEST-QUALIFIED” candidate who values our vote in this race,” says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper©. “And we are pleased to inform you that Martha Castex-Tatum is the only candidate in this race who is asking for our vote, prayers, and support!”


Martha Castex-Tatum is Our Servant-Leader

Martha Castex-Tatum has been rooted in public service since childhood. As a young girl, she eagerly tagged along with her father, the Block Captain for Keswick/Ramblewood Civic Club in District K, helping keep the community informed by passing out the Civic Club newsletter. There are many pioneers and lifelong residents of District K that reminisce over, “Hello, I’m Martha Castex, please make your vote count!” Growing up in the Keswick/Ramblewood neighborhood, Martha learned the value of hard work and serving others. She attended Grissom Elementary, Parker Elementary and Welch Middle School, all in District K. Actively involved in numerous organizations and clubs growing up, Martha represented her community as a Brownie, Girl Scout, Junior Daughter, basketball player, and the list goes on! Her passion and commitment to serve District K has come full-circle and Martha is thankful that she has been able to give back to the community by working for Houston City Council’s District K’s office as the Director of Constituent Services since 2015. Today, Martha is walking even taller and would be honored to lead and represent the residents of District K, which gave her a solid foundation and where she began her journey to success.


Martha Castex-Tatum is Our History-Making Community Leader

Martha is passionate about serving the community she resides in. Upon graduating from Southwest Texas State University (now, Texas State University) in San Marcos, TX, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees, she began expressing her voice in political service. She has since served as an adjunct professor at the university. While in San Marcos, Martha’s desire to serve where she lives led her to unseat a 12-year City Council incumbent, becoming the first African American woman to be elected in the city’s history. During her tenure on the San Marcos City Council Martha served as Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore. The Association of Mayors Council and Commissioners awarded Martha a certificate of achievement for her completion of continuing education unit credits for the Texas Municipal League Institute program. Only 41 certificates were awarded statewide that year. Martha was a graduate of Leadership San Marcos – 1996. She also served on the San Marcos Economic Development Council and the Convention and Visitor Bureau.


Martha is Our Experienced Leader

In 2004, Martha returned to Houston and joined the bustling business community as a high-performing realtor with Keller Williams Realty, where she worked for ten years. A testament to her work ethic, Martha was named “Rookie of the Year” in her first year of business based on her production. Martha continued her real estate career with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, where she currently assists new and existing residents with home sales and purchases and is consistently an award winning top producer. In addition to her career in real estate, Martha has been a faithful and loyal public servant to District K residents since 2015. Martha has worked with other District K staff members to address concerns of constituents while advocating for seniors, small business owners, extracurricular and after-school activities for youth, economic development and beautification projects. She oversaw the progress for the new HPD police station in District K, the CASE after school grant process, the monthly Fort Bend and Hiram Clarke Bridging the Divide meetings, and numerous sidewalk, waterline, and street repair projects throughout the district. Martha represents the District K office monthly at the TIRZ 9 and 25 meetings as well as the Five Corners Management District meetings.


Martha Castex-Tatum Has Always Pursued and Strived to Achieve Excellence

Thanks to her strong work ethic and the pursuit of excellence, Martha has been selected to serve in various leadership positions by her peers in the public and private sectors. She was elected as a Keller Williams Realty Sugar Land City Wide Representative. Martha has received various awards and recognition including being named a David Ashworth Community Service Award finalist, a YMCA Minority Achiever, a Woman Entrepreneurs Trailblazer Award honoree, Who’s Who in Black Houston, and a Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Honor Society Award honoree. With her continuous pursuit of excellence, Martha is part of the Leadership Houston Class of XXXVI. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she has been active for over 27 years. Martha currently resides in Brays Oaks and is a member of Windsor Village United Methodist Church. When she is not working or serving the community, she enjoys spending time with her son, her parents who are District K residents and other family members and friends.


Want to help Martha?

Here are a few things you can do: ONE (1): Share her message of wanting to keep District K moving. TWO (2): Go vote early during the early voting period which begins on Monday, April 23, 2018, and ends on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – or on Election Day which is Saturday, May 5, 2018. THREE (3): Take someone to vote for Martha Castex-Tatum with you. FOUR (4): Place one of Martha Castex-Tatum’s yard signs in your yard to show your support for her campaign. FIVE (5): Make a campaign contribution to help Martha deliver her message directly to District K voters at https://goo.gl/MrTgAR


 
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