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Friday, November 15, 2013

Congratulations to All the Candidates in the Saturday, December 14, 2013 Runoff Elections for Houston City Council and HCC Trustee from Aubrey R. Taylor, Publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine

 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CANDIDATES IN THE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013 RUNOFFS
 
By Aubrey R. Taylor
President of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications
Publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine

On behalf of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine, I would like to take this moment to congratulate all the candidates who made it into the Saturday, December 14, 2013 Runoff Elections. It takes a lot of courage to answer the call to “Public Service” and we would like to thank Helena Brown, Brenda Stardig, Georgia Provost, Dwight Boykins, Graci Garces, Robert Gallegos, Andrew C. Burks, David Robinson, Michael Kubosh, Roy Morales, Yolanda Navarro Flores, Zeph Capo, Adriana Tamez, Herlinda Garcia, Robert Glaser and Phil Kunetka for stepping up to the plate and answering the call.

ONWARD TO THE RUNOFF ELECTIONS

On Saturday, December 14, 2013, Houston voters will be headed back to the polls to decide eight races from the Tuesday, November 5, General Elections where no candidate received the majority of the vote.

Houston City Council -- District A
Brenda Stardig vs. Helena Brown
HOW BRENDA AND HELENA MADE THE RUNOFF: On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, the incumbent, Helena Brown was forced into a runoff by former Houston City Council District A Councilwoman Brenda Stardig. Other candidates who were on the ballot seeking to unseat Brown were Amy Peck, Ron Hale, and Mike Knox. Helena Brown ended the night with 4,613 votes for 38.04% of the vote to finish first. Brenda Stardig ended the night with 3,538 votes for 29.17% of the vote to force the Saturday, December 14, 2013 runoff.

Houston City Council -- District D
Georgia D. Provost vs. Dwight Boykins
HOW GEORGIA AND DWIGHT MADE THE RUNOFF: On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Dwight Boykins was the class of a crowded field of (12) twelve candidates seeking the Houston City Council District D seat. The current incumbent, Wanda Adams was term-limited and could not run for re-election. Boykins must now face off against Georgia D. Provost on Saturday, December 14, 2013 to seal the deal. Other candidates who were on the ballot were Travis McGee, Keith Caldwell, Christina Sanders, Demetria Smith, N. “Assata” Richards, Lana Edwards, Larry McKinzie, Anthony Robinson, Kirk White, and Ivis Johnson. Dwight Boykins ended the night with 7,372 votes for 42.90% of the vote to finish first. Georgia D. Provost ended the night with 2,469 votes for 14.37% of the vote to finish second and force the runoff.

Houston City Council -- District I
Graci Garces vs. Robert Gallegos
HOW GRACI AND ROBERT MADE THE RUNOFF: On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Graci Garces finished first in a very tight (4) four candidate race for the Houston City Council District I seat. The current incumbent James Rodriguez was term-limited and could not run for re-election. Since Garces did not receive a majority of the vote, she must now face off against Robert Gallegos on Saturday, December 14, 2013 to seal the deal. Other candidates who were on the ballot were Leticia Gutierrez Ablaza and Ben Mendez. Graci Garces ended the night with 2,313 votes for 27.08% of the vote to finish first. Robert Gallegos ended the night with 2,138 votes for 25.03% of the vote to finish second and force the runoff.
 
Houston City Council -- At-Large Position 2
David Robinson vs. Andrew Burks, Jr.
HOW DAVID AND ANDREW MADE THE RUNOFF: On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, the incumbent, Andrew C. Burks, Jr., was forced into a runoff by finishing second to David Robinson. Other candidates who were on the ballot were Moe Rivera and Trebor Gordon. David Robinson ended the night with 49,597 votes for 40.50% of the vote to finish first. Andrew C. Burks, Jr. ended the night with 45,457 votes for 37.12% of the vote to finish second and force the runoff.

Houston City Council -- At-Large Position 3
Michael Kubosh vs. Roy Morales
HOW MICHAEL AND ROY MADE THE RUNOFF: On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Michael Kubosh, was the class of a (6) six candidate field seeking the Houston City Council At-Large Position 3 seat. Councilwoman Melissa Noriega was term-limited and could not run for re-election. Kubosh must now face off in a Saturday, December 14, 2013 runoff against Roy Morales to seal the deal. Other candidates who were on the ballot were J. Brad Batteau, Roland M. Chavez, Rogene Gee Calvert, and Jenifer Rene Pool. Michael Kubosh ended the night with 36,186 votes for 28.19% of the vote to finish first. Roy Morales ended the night with 22,912 votes for 17.85% of the vote to finish second and force the runoff.

Houston Community College -- District I
Yolanda Navarro Flores vs. Zeph Capo
HOW YOLANDA AND ZEPH MADE THE RUNOFF: On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, HCC Board Member Yolanda Navarro Flores failed to gain a majority of the vote in a (3) three candidate field and was forced into a runoff by Zeph Capo for the Houston Community College Board Trustee for Distict I seat. The other candidate on the ballot was Kevin J. Hoffman. Yolanda Navarro Flores ended the night with 5,916 votes for 49.07% of the vote to finish first. Zeph Capo ended the night with 3,236 votes for 26.84% of the vote to finish second and force the Saturday, December 14, 2013 runoff.

Houston Community College -- District III
Adriana Tamez vs. Herlinda Garcia
HOW ADRIANA AND HERLINDA MADE THE RUNOFF: On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, HCC Board Member Herlinda Garcia finished second in a tight (3) three candidate field and was forced into a runoff by Adriana Tamez for the Houston Community College Board Trustee for District III seat. The other candidate in the race was Dane D. Cook. Adriana Tamez ended the night with 3,466 votes for 38.95% of the vote to finish first. Herlinda Garcia finished the night with 3,017 votes for 33.91% of the vote to finish second and force the runoff.

Houston Community College -- District V
Phil Kunetka vs. Robert Glaser
HOW PHIL AND ROBERT MADE THE RUNOFF: On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Robert Glaser was the class of the field in a (3) three candidate race including Phil Kunetka and Roy A. Cormier. However, Glaser failed to get a majority of the vote, and must now face off against Phil Kunetka, the second place finisher in a Saturday, December 14, 2013 runoff. Robert Glaser ended the night with 6,255 votes for 49.54% of the vote to finish first. Phil Kunetka ended the night with 3,874 votes for 30.68% of the vote to finish second and force the runoff.

 REMIND EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO VOTE

Don’t forget to remind your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to vote in the Saturday, December 14, 2013 Runoff Elections for: Houston City Council District A; Houston City Council District D; Houston City Council District I; Houston City Council At-Large Position 2; Houston City Council At-Large Position 3; Houston Community College Board Trustee for District I; Houston Community College Board Trustee for District III; and Houston Community College Board Trustee for District V.