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A few of the people featured in this edition of Houston Business Connections Magazine© are Governor Greg Abbott, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Mayor Allen Owen, Dr. Letitia Plummer, Sheriff Troy E. Nehls, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Manny Berrera, Daniel "DC" Caldwell, Robert Glaser, Victoria Bryant, Eugene "Gene" Pack, David Jaroszewski, Pretta VanDible Stallworth, Monica Flores Richart, Elizabeth Santos, Gretchen Himsl, Carlos Perrett, Sergio Lira, Rodolfo (Rudy) Reyes, Jesse A. Rodriguez, Susan Shafer, Sue Deigaard, Kara DeRocha, Sean Cheben, Daniel Albert, Robert Lundin and Holly Flynn Vilaseca, Anne Katherine Sung, John Luman, Wanda Adams, Karla Brown and Gerry W. Monroe. Houston Business Connections Magazine is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 for more information.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Houston Business Connections Magazine featuring the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election Candidates, Announcements, Acknowledgements, and Recognitions for People on The Move

This edition of Houston Business Connections features Edwin Haynes and his wife Andrea -- Title Sponsors. Jimmy Coleman and his wife Cheryl -- Featured Sponsors. Ben Hall -- a 2013 candidate for mayor of Houston. And Houston's 61st Mayor -- Annise Parker -- also a featured sponsor. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections is urging all Houstonians to actively participate in the process of electing the people who govern our city. Early voting begins on Monday, October 21st and ends on Friday, November 1st, 2013. For information on how you can be included in the next edition of Houston Business Connections -- Call 832.212.8735 today!

Houston Business Connections featuring 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election Candidates, Announcements, Acknowledgements, and Recognitions for People on The Move

AL HOANG is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District F. Candidate Al Hoang is not currently featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Hoang is the incumbent.

ALLEN OWEN, the mayor of Missouri City will be up for re-election in May of 2014. Under his direction Missouri City has experienced double digit commercial growth. Mayor Allen Owen is a “Featured Sponsor” of this edition of Houston Business Connections. Mayor Owen and several other dignitaries and Niagara Bottling Co. Officials recently cut the ribbon at the company’s new plant in Missouri City. Check out page (14) fourteen, page (15) fifteen, page (16) sixteen, page (17), and page (28) twenty-eight inside this issue of Houston Business Connections.

AMY PECK is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District A. Candidate Amy Peck is asking for your vote. She is featured on page (32) thirty-two inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. Amy Peck is asking for you to consider casting your vote for her in the Houston City Council District A race on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Early voting begins on Monday, October 21, 2013 and ends on Friday, November 1, 2013. Don’t forget to vote early!

ANDREW C. BURKS, JR. is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #2. Candidate Andrew C. Burks, Jr. is one of the “Content Contributors” for this issue of Houston Business Connections. Burks was asked to share a few thoughts on how he goes about identifying the best candidate in an election by Aubrey R. Taylor, the publisher of Houston Business Connections. You can see his thoughts on page (12) twelve inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. Burks is the incumbent.

ANNISE D. PARKER, the current mayor of Houston is running for re-election for mayor of Houston. Candidate Annise Parker is asking for your vote. Parker is a “Featured Supporter” of this edition of Houston Business Connections. Please take a moment to check out page (8) eight, and page (13) thirteen inside this issue of Houston Business Connections. Annise Parker is asking for you to consider casting your vote for her in the race for mayor of Houston on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Early voting begins on Monday, October 21, 2013 and ends on Friday, November 1, 2013.

ANTHONY ROBINSON is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Anthony Robinson is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

ASSATA N. RICHARDS is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Assata N. Richards is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

BAUER MBA students from the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston are the Americas champions of the 2013 Google Online Marketing Challenge. The team, comprised of Bauer MBA students Heather Nguyen, Jason Ruth, Adam Jalfon and James McLellan, competed against 12,000 students from more than 80 countries to become the Americas Winner in the challenge, which allows college students to display their skills in advertising, ecommerce, integrated communication, management information systems, marketing and new media technologies. Bauer teams have competed in the challenge for the past four years, with the 2011 team taking the global title. Check out page (18) eighteen, and page (19) nineteen inside this issue.

BEN MENDEZ is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District I. Candidate Ben Mendez is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

BENJAMIN L. HALL, III is a 2013 candidate running for mayor of Houston. Candidate Ben Hall is asking for your vote. Ben Hall is a “Featured Supporter” of this edition of Houston Business Connections. Please take a moment to check out page (2) two, page (3) three, and page (33) thirty-three inside this issue of Houston Business Connections. Ben Hall is asking for you to consider casting your vote for him in the race for mayor of Houston on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Early voting begins on Monday, October 21, 2013 and ends on Friday, November 1, 2013. Don’t forget to vote early!

BILL FRAZER is a 2013 candidate running for City of Houston Controller. Candidate Bill Frazer is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

BRENDA STARDIG is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District A. Candidate Brenda Stardig is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

BRENT TREBOR GORDON is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #2. Candidate Brent Trebor Gordon is asking for your vote. You can see highlighted information on Gordon featured on our video side-bar on the right-hand side of this blog page. Gordon is asking for you to consider casting your vote for him in the Houston City Council At-Large Position #2 race on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Early voting begins on Monday, October 21, 2013 and ends on Friday, November 1, 2013. Don’t forget to vote early!

BRIAN TEAF is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District G. Candidate Brian Teaf is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

C.O. “BRAD” BRADFORD is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #4. Candidate C.O. Bradford is one of the content contributors for this issue of Houston Business Connections. Bradford was asked to share a few thoughts on how he goes about identifying the best candidate in an election by Aubrey R. Taylor, the publisher of Houston Business Connections. You can see his thoughts on page (10) ten inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. Bradford is the incumbent.

CAROLYN EVANS-SHABAZZ is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #5. Candidate Carolyn Evans-Shabazz is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

CHARYL L. DRAB is a 2013 candidate running for mayor of Houston. Candidate Charyl L. Drab is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

CHRISTINA SANDERS is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Christina Sanders is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

DR. HELENE GALE, president of Care USA to speak at Rice’s 2013 commencement. Dr. Helene Gayle, president and CEO of the global poverty-fighting organization CARE USA, will be Rice University’s commencement speaker for 2014. Check out page (13) thirteen inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. CARE’s mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Gayle has led the organization since 2006, and last year CARE’s programs reached 122 million people in 84 countries. CARE was founded in 1945 to provide relief to survivors of World War II. The organization continues to deliver emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, but its special focus is on working alongside poor women who, if equipped with the proper resources, have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. CARE’s community-based efforts include improving basic education, preventing the spread of disease, increasing access to clean water and sanitation, expanding economic opportunity and protecting natural resources. Rice’s 101st commencement will be held May 17, 2014.

DR. LASON HINES has been named the director of the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture in the School of Architecture. Hines, with experience in communications and grant writing, she will be instrumental in moving the TIPHC center forward for the school and in the community. She will also be responsible for the publication of Journal of History and Culture, a peer-reviewed publication. She also seeks to engage the community and university departments in the preservation and collection of Texas history and culture through such offerings as the upcoming exhibit of Prairie View A&M University Presidents during Homecoming week. Check out page (21) twenty-one inside this issue.

DAVID ROBINSON is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #2. Candidate David Robinson is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

DEMETRIA SMITH is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Demetria Smith is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

DEREK JENKINS is a 2013 candidate running for mayor of Houston. Candidate Derek Jenkins is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

DON COOK is a 2013 candidate running for mayor of Houston. Candidate Don Cook is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

DWIGHT BOYKINS is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Dwight Boykins is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

EDWARD “ED” GONZALEZ is a 2013 running candidate for Houston City Council for District H. Candidate Edward “Ed” Gonzalez does not have an opponent in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The early voting period is from Monday, October 21, 2013 through Friday, October 1, 2013. Don’t forget to vote in this very important and potentially historic election.

EDWIN HAYNES is the “Title Sponsor” of this edition of Houston Business Connections. Haynes and his wife are featured on the cover of this edition. Also, don’t forget to check out page (4) four to see Haynes’ feature on leadership. Edwin Haynes is a successful entrepreneur, international business consultant, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and multi-millionaire. Haynes, has experienced the highs and lows of success. After a successful 13 year career as an Entertainment Executive, Haynes experienced a devastating setback that crippled him personally, professionally and financially. He hit rock bottom, Edwin fell from millionaire status into foreclosure, bankruptcy and repossession. When everything seemed to be crashing down around him including emotional and physical health, ironically, at his worst moment, Haynes would not let his circumstances consume him. He knew that he innately possessed the mindset of a millionaire and tools that would lead him to his true purpose.

ELLEN COHEN is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District C. Candidate Ellen Cohen does not have an opponent in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The early voting period is from Monday, October 21, 2013 through Friday, October 1, 2013. Don’t forget to vote in this very important and potentially historic election.

ERIC ANYAH has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has announced the appointment of ERIC O. ANYAH as chief financial officer. Anyah comes to the museum from the Art Institute of Chicago, which he joined in 2003 as vice president of budget, financial and strategic planning and left as executive vice president and CFO. Earlier, he worked in finance and budget roles at a variety of organizations, including the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, the University of Chicago, and the United States offices of software company Pindar Systems. Anyah will begin his new role in October, succeeding GWENDOLYN H. GOFFE, who is retiring after twenty-five years at the museum. Check out page (26) of this edition of Houston Business Connections.

ERIC DICK is a 2013 candidate running for mayor of Houston. Candidate Eric Dick is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

GEORGIA DOYLE PROVOST is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Georgia D. Provost is asking for your vote. Provost is featured on page (25) twenty-five inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. Travis McGee is asking for you to consider casting your vote for him in the Houston City Council District A race on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Early voting begins on Monday, October 21, 2013 and ends on Friday, November 1, 2013. Don’t forget to vote early!

GRACI GARCES is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District I. Candidate Graci Garces is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

HELENA BROWN is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District A. Candidate Helena Brown is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Brown is the incumbent.

IVIS JOHNSON is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Ivis Johnson is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

ISSA Z. DADOUSH is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #4. Candidate Issa Z. Dadoush is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

J. BRAD BATTEAU is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #3. Candidate J. Brad Batteau is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

JIMMY AND CHERYL COLEMAN has signed up as “Featured Sponsors” of this edition of Houston Business Connections. Please check out page (6) six of this edition. Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services Inc. is located at: 12606 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77035 - Phone: (713) 723-2005. Since 1980, Jimmy Coleman and his fine team of Tax Professionals at Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Inc. (GHCT), has been helping Houstonians to rest a little easier when it comes to knowing that their tax related business has been taken care of. That's because Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Inc, has a firm stated commitment that they are governed by: to always put the needs of their customers first. GHCT specializes in Tax Preparation, IRS Representation, Business Start-up/Consulting, and Bookkeeping Services. Conveniently located at 12606 Hillcroft, GHCT is uniquely positioned to service the needs of individuals living in southwest Houston, as well as those having to travel down South Main Street from Missouri City, Sugarland, Richmond, Rosenberg and other parts of Fort Bend County to get to and from work in the Houston area – and other parts of Harris County.

GHCT HAS AN A+ RATING WITH THE BBB

Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Inc., currently has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau with no complaints having ever been filed against it. So, if you're looking for an independent Tax Preparation Service, where honesty, integrity, and putting you first is the order of the day: you should seriously consider calling Jimmy Coleman and his team of professionals at Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Incorporated at (713)723-2005 to schedule an appointment today!

KATHERINE BLUEFORD-DANIELS is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District B. Candidate Katherine Blueford-Daniels is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

KEVIN BRADY, a United States Congressman (R-Texas), released the following statement regarding the President’s call to engage Syria with American military assets: “I believe this is a mistake. The credibility America has lost over the last few years can’t be restored with two days of politically-correct missile strikes in which the message to Assad appears to be ‘feel free to keep killing innocent Syrians, just don’t use poison gas to do it.’ “America’s real national security interest in the region is protecting our friend Israel. What President Obama has proposed is not the type of strong, forceful military action necessary to deter North Korea and Iran from developing nuclear weapons. They’ll laugh at this ‘message’ and continue to build their weapons. “I’m not going to risk our precious military resources on an ineffective, unproductive mission.” Check out page (24) twenty-four inside this issue. Kevin Brady is a pro-family, pro-small business conservative representing the 8th District of Texas in the U.S House of Representatives. Brady holds key leadership posts in Congress including Deputy Whip and Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee - - considered by many to be the most powerful committee in Congress with jurisdiction over taxes, health care, Social Security, Medicare, international trade and welfare.

KIRK WHITE is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Kirk White is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

KRISTY BERNARD TSADICK has been appointed associate general counsel by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Tsadick, most recently legal counsel for the Council on Foundations, earlier served as an associate at the firms of Caplin & Drysdale and Winston & Strawn. In her new role at the Hewlett Foundation she will serve as lead counsel for grants management and program teams and will also assist in staff training. "Kristy has a profound understanding of the complicated web of government regulations, tax laws and ethical considerations that modern charitable organizations must address virtually every day," said foundation general counsel Elizabeth Peters, "and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her on our team." Check out page (21) twenty-one inside this issue.

JACK CHRISTIE is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #5. Candidate Jack Christie is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

JAMES S. HORWITZ is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #5. Candidate James S. Horwitz is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

JAMES JOSEPH is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District B. Candidate James Joseph is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

JENIFER RENE POOL is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #3. Candidate Jenifer Rene Pool is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

JERRY DAVIS is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District B. Candidate Jerry Davis is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Davis is the incumbent.

KENNETH PERKINS is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District B. Candidate Kenneth Perkins is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

KERYL BURGESS DOUGLAS is a 2013 candidate running for mayor of Houston. Candidate Keryl Burgess Douglass is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

KEITH CALDWELL is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Keith Caldwell is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

LANA EDWARDS is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Lana Edwards is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

LARRY V. GREEN is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District K. Candidate Larry V. Green does not have an opponent in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The early voting period is from Monday, October 21, 2013 through Friday, October 1, 2013. Don’t forget to vote in this very important and potentially historic election.

LARRY MCKINZIE is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Larry McKinzie is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

LETICIA GUTIERREZ ABLAZA is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District I. Candidate Leticia Gutierrez Ablaza is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

MICHAEL J. FITZSIMMONS is a 2013 candidate running for mayor of Houston. Candidate Michael J. Fitzsimmons is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

MICHAEL KUBOSH is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #3. Candidate Michael Kubosh is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

MIKE “GRIFF” GRIFFIN is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #1. Candidate Mike “Griff” Griffin is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

MIKE KNOX is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District A. Candidate Mike Knox is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

MIKE LASTER is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District J. Candidate Mike Laster does not have an opponent in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The early voting period is from Monday, October 21, 2013 through Friday, October 1, 2013. Don’t forget to vote in this very important and potentially historic election.

MODESTO RIVERA-COLON is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #2. Candidate Modesto Rivera-Colon is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

NEVIN E. KESSLER is being appointed president of the Rutgers University Foundation. Rutgers University has announced the appointment of NEVIN E. KESSLER as president of the Rutgers University Foundation and executive vice president for development and alumni relations, effective October 14. Kessler, most recently president of the North Carolina State University Foundation, earlier served as associate dean for development and alumni relations at the Yale School of Management and held senior fundraising positions at the University of Connecticut and Virginia Tech. Check out page (24) twenty-four inside this issue of Houston Business Connections.

OLIVER PENNINGTON is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District G. Candidate Oliver Pennington is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Pennington is the incumbent.

RICHARD NGUYEN is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District F. Candidate Richard Nguyen is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

RICK PERRY, the Governor of Texas recently signed House Bill 308, which allows public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property. The governor was joined by bill author Rep. Dwayne Bohac and sponsor Sen. Robert Nichols for the signing ceremony. "I'm proud we are standing up for religious freedom in our state," Gov. Perry said. "Freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion, and people of faith often feel like they can't express that faith publicly. HB 308 works to address that by ensuring that people of all faiths are free to use traditional holiday greetings, and display religious scenes and symbols, even on school property. It ensures freedom of expression where, for many students, teachers and administrators, it's most important." Check out page (22) twenty-two inside this issue.

ROBERT GALLEGOS is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District I. Candidate Robert Gallegos is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

ROBERT SCHOELKOPF has been appointed to the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering advisory panel by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, which selects fellowship recipients. Schoelkopf, a Yale University Sterling Professor of Applied Physics, is also physics and associate director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering. Recipient of a Packard fellowship thirteen years ago, Schoelkopf was part of a team that created the field of circuit quantum electrodynamics, which enables quantum information to be distributed by microwave signals on wires. Earlier in his career he was an electrical/cryogenic engineer in the Laboratory for High-Energy Astrophysics at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where he developed low-temperature radiation detectors and cryogenic instrumentation for future space missions. "As a former Packard Fellow, I am honored to join this distinguished group of scientists," said Schoelkopf. "The Packard Fellowship allowed me the freedom to take risks and explore new ideas early in my career. I am excited to join the advisory panel, meet some of the future superstars in a wide spectrum of science and engineering, and help them on their way via this important program." Check out page (21) twenty-one inside this issue.

ROGENE GEE CALVERT Rogene is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #3. Candidate Rogene Gee Calvert is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see her listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

ROLAND M. CHAVEZ is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #3. Candidate Roland M. Chavez is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

RON HALE is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District A. Candidate Ron Hale is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

RONALD C. GREEN is a 2013 candidate running for City of Houston Controller. Candidate Ronald C. Green is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Green is the incumbent.

ROY MORALES is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #3. Candidate Roy Morales is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

SARA NGUYEN, a Bellaire High School graduate, was awarded a Bauer Excellence Initiative Scholarship for her high school academics. Check out page (20) twenty inside this edition.

SEAN SEIBERT, a 2014 candidate for the 18th Congressional District of Texas is asking for your support. Dear 18th Congressional District Voters: During our 2012 campaign, you helped us achieve history on many levels. Because of your efforts, we received more votes than anyone ever has against Sheila Jackson Lee. Additionally, your donations and efforts had our campaign named to the Republican National Congressional Committees’ “Young Gun Program”, another first for the 18thDistrict. Out of the 264 precincts in the district, we received votes in all but 20 of them, and in 84 of those, we were less than 200 votes behind…I want to thank those of you that became Neighborhood Leaders. Your efforts ensured we dominated those precincts, with average vote count above 60%. In addition we won 8 of the 11 precincts we block walked…I will be entering the race for the 2014 election as a Republican Candidate for District 18. For the past eight months, I have been working on building relationships in many communities and building our winning team for the 2014 Campaign. Now I need your help in recruiting Neighborhood Leaders, area leaders, spreading the word of our campaign, and fundraising. Please email volunteer@seanseibert.com to begin your support for Sean Seibert today! We appreciate and need your support to win…Thank you in advance for all of your support and I am looking forward to a great and successful election run for 2014.

STEPHEN C. COSTELLO is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for At-Large Position #1. Candidate Stephen C. Costello is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Costello is the incumbent.

TRAVIS MCGEE is a 2013 candidate running for Houston City Council for District D. Candidate Travis McGee is asking for your vote. McGee is featured on page (31) thirty-one inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. Travis McGee is asking for you to consider casting your vote for him in the Houston City Council District A race on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Early voting begins on Monday, October 21, 2013 and ends on Friday, November 1, 2013. Don’t forget to vote early!

VICTORIA A. LANE is a 2013 candidate running for mayor of Houston. Candidate Victoria A. Lane is not featured inside this edition of Houston Business Connections. However, you can click here to see his listing on the 2013 general election information page featuring candidates in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

WAYNE W. LINDSTROM is leaving Mental Health America. Mental Health America has announced the planned departure of its president and CEO, WAYNE W. LINDSTROM, effective September 19, and the appointment of DAVID SHERN as interim CEO. Shern is currently science advisor for Mental Health America and served as CEO of the organization from 2006-12. Lindstrom is leaving to pursue new opportunities associated with his interest in the Affordable Care Act's coverage of mental healthcare. Check out page (26) of this edition of Houston Business Connections.

The next edition of Houston Business Connections will be released and distributed throughout targeted city of Houston areas during the early voting period for the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election. To contact Aubrey R. Taylor directly, call (832)894-1352 discuss your inclusion inside the next issue of Houston Business Connections Magazine.


MAYOR ANNISE D. PARKER -- INCUMBENT
2013 City of Houston Candidates running for Mayor: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for mayor of Houston: Annise ParkerBen HallDon CookKeryl Burgess DouglasVictoria Lane, Michael Fitzsimmons, Derek Jenkins, Charyl Drab, and Eric Dick. Don't forget to vote early!







CONTROLLER RONALD C. GREEN -- INCUMBENT
2013 City of Houston Candidates running for Controller: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for City Controller: Ronald C. Green, and Bill Frazer. Don't forget to vote early!


2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District A: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council District A: Helena BrownBrenda StardigAmy PeckRonald Hale, and Mike Knox. Don't forget to vote early!


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AMY PECK


HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT B -- INCUMBENT
2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District B: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council District B: Jerry Davis , Katherine Blueford-DanielsKenneth Perkins, and James "Joe" Joseph. Don't forget to vote early!

2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District C: Ellen Cohen is the only name you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council District C: Ellen Cohen does not have an opponent contesting her re-election bid. Don't forget to vote!
 


HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT D -- INCUMBENT
2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District D: Here are a the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council District D: Georgia ProvostTravis McGeeDwight BoykinsAssata-Nicole RichardsLarry McKinzieLana EdwardsAnthony T. RobinsonChristina SandersKirk WhiteDemetria SmithIvis Johnson, and Keith Caldwell. Don't forget to vote early!


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRAVIS MCGEE



HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT E -- INCUMBENT
2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District E: Dave Martin is the only name you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council District E: Dave Martin  does not have an opponent contesting his re-election bid. Don't forget to vote early!


HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT F -- INCUMBENT
2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District F: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council (District F) Council Member: Al Hoang and Richard Nguyen. 


HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT G -- INCUMBENT
2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District G: Here the names you could see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council (District G) Council Member: Oliver Pennington and Brian Taef. Don't forget to vote early!


HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT H -- INCUMBENT

2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District H: Ed Gonzalez is the only name you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council District H: Ed Gonzalez does not have an opponent contesting his re-election bid. Don't forget to vote early!


HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT I -- INCUMBENT
2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District I: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council District I: Graci GarcesLeticia Gutierrez AblazaRobert Gallegos, and Ben Mendez. Don't forget to vote early!


HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT J -- INCUMBENT
2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District J: Mike Laster is the only name you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council District J: Mike Laster does not have an opponent contesting his re-election bid. Don't forget to vote early!


HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT K -- INCUMBENT
2013 Candidates running for Houston City Council for District K: Larry V. Green is the only name you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council District K: Larry V. Green does not have an opponent contesting his re-election bid. Don't forget to vote early!


CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE POSITION 1 -- INCUMBENT
2013 City of Houston Candidates running for At-Large Position 1: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council (At-Large Position 1) Council Member: Stephen Costelloand Mike "Griff" Griffin Don't forget to vote early!


CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE POSITION 2 -- INCUMBENT
2013 City of Houston Candidates running for At-Large Position 2: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council (At-Large Position 2) Council Member: Andrew C. Burks, Jr.Trebor GordonModesto Rivera-Colonand David Robinson. Don't forget to vote early!

CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE POSITION 3 -- INCUMBENT
2013 City of Houston Candidates running for At-Large Position 3: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council (At-Large Position 3) Council Member: Michael KuboshRoy MoralesRoland ChavezRogene Gee Calvert, J. Brad Batteau, and Jenifer Rene Pool. Don't forget to vote early!


CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE POSITION 4 -- INCUMBENT
2013 City of Houston Candidates running for At-Large Position 4: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council (At-Large Position 4) Council Member: C.O. “Brad” Bradfordand Issa Z. Dadoush Don't forget to vote early! 


CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE POSITION 5 -- INCUMBENT
2013 City of Houston Candidates running for At-Large Position 5: Here are the names you will see on the 2013 Mayoral Election ballot in the race for Houston City Council (At-Large Position 5) Council Member: Jack ChristieCarolyn Evans-Shabazz, and James S. Horwitz.  Don't forget to vote early! 



Early voting for the 2013 HCC Trustee races will begin on Monday, October 21, 2013 and end on Friday, November 1, 2013. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine is urging you to encourage your family, friends, and co-workers to actively participate in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 elections.

HCC Trustee -- District I

Yolanda Navarro Flores is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District I in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

Zeph Capo is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District I in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

Kevin J. Hoffman is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District I in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

HCC Trustee -- District II

Dave Wilson is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District II in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

Bruce A. Austin is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District II in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

HCC Trustee -- District III

Dane D. Cook is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District III in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

Adriana Tamez is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District III in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

Herlinda Garcia is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District III in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

HCC Trustee -- District V

Robert Glaser is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District V in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

Phil Kunetka is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District V in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

Roy A. Cormier is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District V in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

HCC Trustee -- District VII

Neeta Sane is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District VII in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.

Ann Williams is a 2013 candidate running for (HCC) Houston Community College Trustee for District V in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 ballot. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill five (5) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts I, II, and VII and unexpired terms in Trustee Districts III and V.





Candidates Running for HISD Trustee for District I 

Anna Eastman (i) is a candidate running for Houston ISD Trustee for District I in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HISD Trusee Election. For further information, please contact Board Services at 713-556-6121. 

Hugo Mojica is a candidate running for Houston ISD Trustee for District I in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HISD Trusee Election. For further information, please contact Board Services at 713-556-6121. 

Candidates Running for HISD Trustee for District V

Mike Lunceford (i) is a candidate running for Houston ISD Trustee for District V in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HISD Trusee Election. For further information, please contact Board Services at 713-556-6121. Lunceford is uncontested in the 2013 HISD Board of Trustees election. 

Candidates Running for HISD Trustee for District VI

Greg Meyers (i) is a candidate running for Houston ISD Trustee for District VI in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HISD Trusee Election. For further information, please contact Board Services at 713-556-6121. 

Candidates Running for HISD Trustee for District VII

Harvin Moore (i) is a candidate running for Houston ISD Trustee for District VII in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HISD Trusee Election. For further information, please contact Board Services at 713-556-6121. 

Anne Sung is a candidate running for Houston ISD Trustee for District VII in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HISD Trusee Election. For further information, please contact Board Services at 713-556-6121.

Candidates Running for HISD Trustee for HISD District IX 

Lawrence Marshall (i) did not file to run for re-election for Houston ISD Trustee for District V in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HISD Trusee Election. For further information, please contact Board Services at 713-556-6121. The candidates seeking his HISD Board seat are: Wanda Adams, W. Clyde Lemon, Anthony Mandry, and Coretta Mallet Fontenot.

Wanda Adams is a candidate running for Houston ISD Trustee for District IX in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HISD Trusee Election. For further information, please contact Board Services at 713-556-6121. Lunceford is uncontested in the 2013 HISD Board of Trustees election. 

W. Clyde Lemon is a candidate running for Houston ISD Trustee for District IX in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HISD Trusee Election. For further information, please contact Board Services at 713-556-6121. Lunceford is uncontested in the 2013 HISD Board of Trustees election. 

Coretta Mallet Fontenot is a candidate running for Houston ISD Trustee for District IX in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HISD Trusee Election. For further information, please contact Board Services at 713-556-6121.