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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Meet Georgia Provost and Dwight Boykins, the two Candidates running for Houston City Council District D in the Saturday, December 14, 2013 Runoff Election in Houston, Texas

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.


According to his website, Dwight Boykins is born and educated in District D with a passion for advocating for his residents and community issues. Dwight has been committed to serving his community by working with organizations like SHAPE Community Center, the NAACP, and several other non-profits. District D is Dwight’s home and his only hope is to make it a better community for all of its current and future citizens.

Through his work, Dwight has been able to help community organizations and citizens in their effort to make a difference in the world we live in today. As a small business owner, Dwight has developed the insight into what it takes to run a business and has gained the appreciation of just how important they are to our community. As Councilman, he will use that insight to help create a better, more prosperous community for District D.

Dwight has also served in various positions through the City of Houston. In 2008 Dwight was appointed by former Houston Mayor Bill White to serve on the Hurricane Ike Relief Fund Board, overseeing the distribution of over $16 million in funding to the city’s most devastated areas. Dwight has also served on the Oversight Committee of ReBuild Houston – a citywide initiative aimed at renewing the city’s flooding and street infrastructure. Through this work, Dwight has developed a passion for service and representing the community that he loves.

A native Houstonian and lifelong resident of District D, Dwight attended and graduated from Houston Independent School District including, Turner Elementary, Whidby Elementary, Cullen Jr. High, and Stephen F. Austin High School. Dwight then went on to earn his BBA in Marketing from the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University. Dwight and Genora, his wife of over 23 years, reside in the heart of District D. They have attended Windsor Village United Methodist Church for over 25 years.


According to her website, Mrs. Georgia Provost CEO of Provost and Associates has more than 50 years of experience as a business owner and leader in the Houston community. She has garnered numerous awards, including five “Business Woman of the Year” and six “Youth Leadership” awards.

For over 25 years, she has been a member of the dynamic fundraising team of Helfman and Provost. As a photojournalist, Georgia Provost has developed a unique watchdog perspective and an investigative skill set which has allowed her to be very effective in getting results with numerous community organizations and causes. She is known among leaders nationally and in political circles for her contributions to worthy causes and civil rights.

Georgia Provost, aka Miss "P" is a graduate of Texas Southern University. She has completed advanced studies from the University of Houston and the Winona National School of Professional Photography. The archives of Mrs. Provost company contain unique photographs and portraits that chronicle more than sixty five years of the rich culture and history of Houston, Texas, Louisiana and all parts of the south. Her photography/public relations business and school related youth volunteer activities has directly impacted the lives of more than 100,000 graduates from Houston area schools and colleges across the United States.

Georgia Provost is a member of Our Mother of Mercy Parish and serves as the Coordinator of the Civil Rights Class; Executive Director of the TSU Bayou Bend Alumni/Ex-Students Association, Inc.; The T.F. Freeman Ministers/Laity Summit; and The Black Texans Council for Higher Education. Provost is a leader with the Texas Metropolitan Organization (TMO). Miss "P" or mother as she is affectionately known by the youth of Houston and Harris County is a community volunteer whose philanthropic pursuits have always included promoting education, caring for and mentoring our young people.

It is evident that Georgia Provost lives her philosophy of life; “Faith combined with hard work equals success, while doing all things with love.”

Georgia is the widow of the late Herbert Provost and the mother of Jerome, also a photographer and photojournalist.