KEY RUNOFF ELECTION BATTLEGROUND VOTING PRECINCTS FOR MAYOR TOM REID AND HIS CHALLENGER QUENTIN WILTZ IN THE SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 RACE FOR MAYOR OF PEARLAND, TEXAS


THE "PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE" in the race for Mayor of Pearland, Texas is Mayor Tom Reid. Based on our research and study of this race Mayor Tom Reid should win. However, he must reach out to "ALL" Pearlanders to do so. Mayor Tom Reid beat his challenger Quentin Wiltz in the following voter precincts back in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election race for Mayor of Pearland, Texas: 12, 13, 26, 27, 28, 36, 46, 47, 51, 52, 61, 537, and 654. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is calling these voter precincts Mayor Tom Reid's stronghold-base. These precincts/neighborhoods must go to the polls in record numbers if Mayor Tom Reid is to emerge the victor on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The voting precincts won by Quentin Wiltz back in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election race for Mayor of Pearland, Texas were: 29, 44, 50, 54, 59, 60, 62, 67, 762, and 1134. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is calling these voter precincts the stronghold-base for Quentin Wiltz. These precincts/neighborhoods must go to the polls in record numbers for Quentin Wiltz to have a chance at unseating Mayor Tom Reid on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Early voting begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Don't forget to vote early!



KEY RUNOFF ELECTION BATTLEGROUND PRECINCTS FOR THE PEARLAND CITY COUNCIL POSITION #7 RACE BETWEEN DALIA KASSEB AND WOODY OWENS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017


The "PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE" in the race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7 is Woody Owens. However, anything can happen in this race if Woody Owens fails to reach out to voters beyond his current base. At first glance, the election returns look as if Dalia Kasseb should be the clear favorite -- but not so fast! A deeper review of the "PRECINCT CANVASS REPORT" for this race paints a very different picture of what actually happened back on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the General Election race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7. Don't forget that: VOTER PRECINCT 12 and VOTER PRECINCT 26 were won by G.C. Sonny Atkins.VOTER PRECINCT 27 was won by Sherry Stockwell. Keep in mind, VOTER PRECINCT'S 13, 28, 29, 36, 44, 50, 54, 59, 60, 62, 67, 762, and 1134 were won by Dalia Kasseb. Also keep in mind, VOTER PRECINCT'S 46, 47, 51, 52, 61, 537 and 654 were won by Woody Owens back in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7. And don't forget that Sherry Stockwell, G.C. Sonny Atkins, and Terry Gray -- three (3) of the candidates who also ran for the newly created Pearland City Council Position #7 seat are endorsing Woody Owens in the Saturday, June 10, 2017 Runoff Election over Dalia Kasseb. Early voting begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. 



KEY RUNOFF ELECTION BATTLEGROUND PRECINCTS FOR THE SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT #4 RACE BETWEEN CAROL McCUTCHEON AND QAISAR Q. IMAM ON SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017


The "PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE" in the race for Sugar Land City Council District #4 is Carol McCutcheon. In case you don't know: Carol McCutcheon beat Qaisar Q. Imam in the following voter precincts to make the Saturday, June 10, 2017 Runoff Election: PRECINCT 4047 (172 to 16), PRECINCT 4064 (21 to 10), PRECINCT 4084 (42 to 23), PRECINCT 4119 (136 to 110), PRECINCT 4131 (41 to 27), and PRECINCT 4135 (85 to 64) according to the Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office. Qaisar Q. Imam beat Carol McCutcheon in the following precincts to make the Saturday, June 10, 2017 Runoff Election: PRECINCT 4102 (236 to 82), and PRECINCT 4129 (167 to 123) according to the Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office. Early voting begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Don't forget to vote early!



 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

OPEN THOUGHT: A Shared Thought by Derrick Wilson on Ben Hall A Candidate for Mayor of Houston in the 2013 Mayoral Election

Ben Hall was raised a poor boy in Columbia, South Carolina by parents who were educators in segregated schools that didn’t pay very much. Ben was the only boy in a house with five sisters, so there was always sibling rivalry for their parents’ attention. Ben’s father was intent that his son would learn the things that a young man should, so there was one time that was reserved for only the “men” of the house... the time to shine their shoes. 

“When my father was in the chair and we were shining his shoes, I had him all to myself. When my father passed away, this box was the thing that I wanted most of all his personal possessions. It is for me a reminder that fatherhood is not just about the things we provide, it is also about the time we spend.” -- Ben Hall 





By Derrick Wilson
Editorial Submitted to Your Thought Matters Newspaper

Whether spiritual or material, the things that matter to us most are the things that we keep closest. I’ve heard it said that you can tell a lot about a person from the items that they hold most dear. I found this saying to be true over the hour that I spent with Houston mayoral candidate Ben Hall. Let me share with you what I learned…

I arrived at the offices of The Hall Law Firm to find it located in a beautifully decorated historic building in Houston’s Montrose area. The building, a former school, has been carefully restored and offers all the modern amenities and I was greeted by the staff with all the hospitality that anyone could expect. I was a few minutes early, but was led to Ben Hall’s private office for our meeting.

Hall was wrapping up a teleconference when I arrived but took a moment to see that I was comfortable before returning to close the call. I was gathering my notes to begin the interview when I began to take notice of the office furnishings. There were pictures of Hall with everyone from his wife of 32 years (Saundra) to former President Bill Clinton. Beautiful oil paintings and sculptures shared wall space with photographs of whipped backs and bills of sale for Negro slaves. Ben Hall’s eclectic collection was something to see.

The most interesting object of all was an old wooden shoebox mounted in a fine wooden frame. The care with which the shoebox was displayed showed that it was clearly a prized possession. It seemed so out of place in the office of this powerful attorney that I asked Mr. Hall why it was there. The story that he told me revealed much about this devoted husband and father.

Ben Hall was raised a poor boy in Columbia, South Carolina by parents who were educators in segregated schools that didn’t pay very much. Ben was the only boy in a house with five sisters, so there was always sibling rivalry for their parents’ attention. Ben’s father was intent that his son would learn the things that a young man should, so there was one time that was reserved for only the “men” of the house… the time to shine their shoes.

His face lit up as he told of the quality time that he and his father shared over the shoebox. Hall says, “When my father was in the chair and we were shining his shoes, I had him all to myself. When my father passed away, this box was the thing that I wanted most of all his personal possessions. It is for me a reminder that fatherhood is not just about the things we provide, it is also about the time we spend.”

I had seen this fact noted on campaign materials that Hall was voted “Father of the Year” a few years ago by Houston non-profit Change Happens. While I thought that this was nice, it didn’t immediately resonate with me as a key point. My time with Ben Hall changed that.

I had expected to learn about the rags-to-riches story of a Texas Super Lawyer, or the ambitious tale of a former city attorney now seeking the office of mayor, but what I learned was far more interesting. I was prepared to hear information on his time at Harvard Law, or his studies abroad in Germany and Africa. However, these were not the highlighted accomplishments. Rather, it was this simple shoebox that shed the most light on who Ben Hall is.