|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.|
“Democracy is the cornerstone of our country from the federal level down to the local level. I was raised to believe that democracy means “one person, one vote,” and that exercising your vote is a responsibility as well as a right. In a politically polarized nation, making your voice heard from the ballot box becomes even more urgent.
In Houston, though voter turnout in our last national election (2012) was above 60%, unfortunately, in our last local election (2011) turnout was less than 15%. This is particularly regrettable because all politics is local. Local government is responsible for the most immediate concerns of our citizens’ daily lives. From streets to parks to libraries to water, your local government officials make or influence the policy decisions that impact our lives. Consequently, holding elected officials accountable for their decisions is vital to a well-functioning city, state, or nation.
Furthermore, particularly in a local election, every vote is critical. Elections that are determined by 10, 100, or 500 votes are more common than many citizens are aware. Since a small voting pool magnifies the effect of a singular vote, participating in a local election can have a great impact on your life. Enfranchisement for all has been hard-won in America, and we owe it to our forebears to honor their sacrifices by exercising the right and responsibility to vote.”
CONTROLLER RONALD C. GREEN -- INCUMBENT
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HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT C -- INCUMBENT
Houston City Council Member Ellen Cohen is currently serving her first term as the Houston City Council District C representative. Council Member Cohen will be running for re-election in the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Mayoral Election in Houston.
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HCC Trustee -- District I