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Saturday, June 28, 2014

HAPPENINGS: A few recent June 2014 Highlights, Accolades, and Announcements for Harris and Fort Bend counties in Texas


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At its Monday, June 16, Regular Meeting, Missouri City Council Members unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which runs from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. Council also unanimously approved to ratify the increase in property tax revenues reflected in the budget.

“Economic and residential growth has been part of the Missouri City story during the past five to ten years, and all signs point to it continuing into the future. New industries continue to find a home here, producing goods and services in Missouri City for the world,” City Manager Ed Broussard said. “As we experience this growth, the City continues to provide effective, quality services to our community using strong, fiscal accountability. The investments the City have made in the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, tax abatement agreements and other economic development tools have begun to bear fruit for increased sales tax growth and shifting property tax payment percentages from residential to commercial.”

In the FY 2015 budget, the City will maintain its current tax rate of $0.57375; have total revenue of $38,531,087; and have total expenditures of $39,386,459.

Highlights include:

§ The hiring of a City Grants Coordinator

§ Additional Wi-Fi access to City facilities

§ Take-home vehicles for Police Department Investigators

§ A playground for the Recreation and Tennis Center

§ A backflow prevention system for Public Safety Headquarters

§ A one-time, 3 percent lump-sum payment increase for full-time employees

$28,000 in citywide facility maintenance

“This budget raises more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by $425,461, which is a 2.4 percent increase from the previous year’s budget,” Missouri City Finance Director Wes Vela said. “Given the recent economic conditions and its effect on the City’s budget, it is of great importance for the City to continue the organizational strategies that have been in place for the last several years.”

The four parts of the City’s strategy are:

Retaining existing property values

Increase Commercial Development

Create value added services

Develop an organization for optimum performance

The CIP budget for Fiscal Year 2015 primarily includes projects approved by Missouri City voters in 2003 and 2014, and funded through the issuance of general obligation bonds as authorized in those elections. Some of these FY15 CIP projects are:

§ Replacement of Gradall

§ City Hall Roof Replacement/Repair

§ Facilities Needs Assessment

§ Park Improvements

§ Hurricane Lane Extension

§ Vicksburg Extension

§ Turtle Creek/Mission Valley-Hilton Head Reconstruction

§ Gregory Reconstruction

§ Glenn Lakes Bridge over Oyster Creek

A complete version of the budget can be found on the City’s website at www.missouricitytx.gov.

For more information about Missouri City events, please visit the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter—@MissouriCityTX, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and on Youtube).

ABOUT MAYOR ALLEN OWEN
Mayor Allen Owen is the 10th Mayor of Missouri City

Mayor Owen has made his home in Missouri City for nearly 40 years, and is passionately proud of his city. “I love this city. I have dedicated my life as a committed husband, father, business leader and civic volunteer to making Missouri City the best city imaginable.”

After recently retiring from the banking industry, he has become increasingly involved in improving the quality of life in Missouri City. “For the last 2 years, we have worked hard with our City Council, the economic development team and the local business community to attract over $500,000,000 in new business, leading to hundreds of new jobs.”

According to Forbes Magazine, Missouri City continues to be one of the safest, most affordable, and best places to live in the country. And according to a recent Rice University study, Missouri City was named “…the most ethnically diverse city in the region.”

“I am particularly pleased by the continuing emphasis by our City Council on improving our public safety. We recently opened our first Mini-Police Station, and started construction of Fire Station Number 5. We approved pay increases for our Police and Fire Forces, and hired 5 new Motorcycle Police Officers.” And in spite of struggling economic conditions in other areas, “Missouri City home values have continued to rise but still remain one of the best buys in the region, because of its proximity to Houston and the Texas Medical Center.”

Mayor Owen serves on numerous boards, committees and volunteer organizations, all focused on making Missouri City and the surrounding area a great place to live, work, open a business and raise a family.

Owen and his wife of 45 years are members of First United Methodist Church. Mayor Owen graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University, and Southern Methodist University – Graduate School of Finance and Banking.

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FORT BEND ISD - An Independence Day celebration came early for students enrolled in the Bilingual and English as a Second Language summer school program at Burton Elementary School. During the week of June 23, the students completed activities focusing on the importance of Independence Day and what it means to be a proud American. To commemorate their studies, the students took part in an indoor parade, where they dressed in patriotic attire. They also gathered in the school’s cafeteria to perform chants and songs for their parents and summer school staff. 

“The teachers and staff did an outstanding job of incorporating Independence Day activities within the guidelines of our summer school program,” said Elizabeth Williams, Summer School Principal at Burton Elementary School. “Students were actively engaged in many hands-on experiences, and just truly enjoyed themselves.” 


Pictured (left to right) are: students Jorge Garcia, Juan Monge and Marissa Magana; Rosy Martinez, Summer School Facilitator; and Elizabeth Williams, Summer School Principal. 

Kindergarten and first-grade students are shown performing on stage. 

[Photos submitted by Burton Elementary School.] 

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FORT BEND ISD - Three Fort Bend ISD principals are among 16 from nine Houston-area school districts who will participate in a summer program at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education through sponsorship by Raise Your Hand Texas. Selected to represent FBISD are principals Dr. Robert Long, Ridgemont Elementary and Early Childhood Center; Joy Schwinger, Oyster Creek Elementary School; and Jeanna Sniffin, Sienna Crossing Elementary School. They are among 83 principals chosen statewide from nearly 200 applicants who applied for the program. 

As participants of the Harvard Leadership Institute, the principals will engage in training and workshops led by national and international experts in the fields of education and leadership, and will have the opportunity to network with other campus leaders. They will choose from one of three learning tracks, including: “Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness,” “Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership” and “Leadership: An Evolving Vision.” Each program will last for 5-7 days, between June 22 and July 12. 

“A great principal can drive swift, meaningful results on a school campus through strategic instructional leadership, operational management, and community relations,” said Dr. David Anthony, CEO of Raise Your Hand Texas. “Raise Your Hand Texas invests in principals through the REEP program to help accomplished educators transform into more effective CEOs of their schools.” 

Raise Your Hand Texas is a non-profit advocacy organization working to support and strengthen public education. Since the Institute’s inception, Raise Your Hand Texas has sponsored approximately 700 principals, including this year’s principals, to attend Harvard. Raise Your Hand covers all expenses for those selected, including program fees, travel, hotel and other discretionary funding – about $8,000 per attendee, for a total of almost $500,000 in sponsorships for 2014, and $4.2 million since the program’s inception. 

Dr. Robert Long, principal at Ridgemont Elementary 

 Joy Schwinger, principal at Oyster Creek Elementary School 

Jeanna Sniffin, principal at Sienna Crossing Elementary School 

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FORT BEND ISD - Lori Craig has been named the new principal of Sugar Mill Elementary School. Most recently, Craig served as principal of FBISD’s Armstrong Elementary School, which she opened in 2011. Prior to that role, she served as an assistant principal, a summer school principal and summer school facilitator. 

“Lori is a dedicated leader who already has strong connections to the Sugar Mill community,” said Dr. Phillys Hill, Associate Superintendent. “Students, staff members, and parents will enjoy working with her to ensure that Sugar Mill students reach their full potential.” 

Craig began her education career twelve years ago after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Reading Specialization) from Texas State University. She received her Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston. 

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FORT BEND ISD - Fort Bend ISD named Chris Morgan as the new principal of Kempner High School. Most recently, Morgan served as principal of FBISD’s Bowie Middle School after serving as principal of Garcia Middle and Walker Station Elementary Schools. Prior to coming to Fort Bend ISD, Morgan was a principal in Irving ISD and began his teaching career 20 years ago. 

“I'm very excited about joining the Kempner High School family,” said Morgan. “I am looking forward to working with the incredible staff and continuing the culture of academic excellence that has been established at Kempner. Go Cougars!” 

Morgan received his Master of Education in Administration from Texas Women’s University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is currently attending Rice University’s Educational Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program. 

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FBISD Board approves Middle School Administrators 

FORT BEND ISD - At its June 9 Regular Business Meeting, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved middle school level administrators for the coming school year. Joining the FBISD administrative team are: Cheryll Milgrim, associate principal at Missouri City Middle School;Leah Cross, assistant principal at Lake Olympia Middle School; Jorge Ramirez, assistant principal at Hodges Bend Middle School; andJennifer Slater, assistant principal at Quail Valley Middle School. 

Cheryll Milgrim has 19 years of experience in education and most recently served as a coordinator of college and career readiness and AVID district director for Pflugerville ISD. She has worked as a middle school and high school vice principal, senior director of K-12 services and a campus instructional specialist. She received her Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. 

Leah Cross is an educator of 20 years and recently served as a campus improvement specialist at Garcia Middle School. She also worked as an Adaptive Behavior and Life Skills teacher and an in-home trainer for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University Texas and her Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Houston. 

Jorge Ramirez is an experienced educator who recently served as an assistant principal in Victoria ISD. He has also served as a Spanish teacher, a robotics and technology teacher and a district translator. He attended Wichita State University where he earned his Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and two Bachelor’s degrees – one in International Business and one in Spanish. 

An educator of 15 years, Jennifer Slater is a former Sartartia Middle School science department chair and teacher. She has also served as a principal intern, curriculum writer, a university academic advisor and a project subtask manager for NASA. She received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. 

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FORT BEND ISD recently named Laureen Sanford as the new principal of Holley Elementary School. For the past two years, Sanford has served as assistant principal of FBISD’s Meadows Elementary and was assistant principal of Commonwealth Elementary for three years prior to that. She has 14 years in education, all in Fort Bend ISD, and started her career as a third-grade teacher. 

“Laureen is an exceptional leader, and I’m excited about the experience and ideas she’ll bring to the Holley Elementary family,” said Dr. Javier Villarreal, FBISD Assistant Superintendent. 

Sanford received her Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria, and her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston-Downtown. 

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FORT BEND ISD - Fort Bend ISD recently named Scott Wagoner as the new principal of First Colony Middle School. Most recently, Wagoner served as principal of Wolfe Elementary School in Katy ISD after serving as an assistant principal of a KISD middle school. He has more than 20 years of experience in education. 

“Scott is a proven leader with years of principal experience,” said Dr. Xochitl Rodriquez, FBISD Assistant Superintendent. “I am excited about the instructional leadership he will bring to the First Colony Middle School family.” 

Wagoner began his teaching career in Alief ISD as a fourth-grade teacher and sixth-grade math and science teacher. He also taught sixth-grade social studies and eighth-grade English in Nacogdoches and served as principal of an elementary, junior high and high school in Martinsville, TX. He received both his Master of Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. 

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FORT BEND ISD - Fort Bend ISD recently named Karissa Ogle as the new principal of Quail Valley Middle School. Prior to coming to FBISD, Ogle served as associate principal of Houston ISD’s Hogg Middle School. 

During her 14-year career in education, Ogle has served as a Dean of Instruction, Magnet Coordinator/Campus Leader, Summer School Principal, and science teacher. Her goal is to lead a school in building a culture of academic and social excellence by developing all teachers and students to their maximum potential. 

“I am extremely excited to welcome Karissa Ogle to the school district and specifically to the Quail Valley Middle School family,” said Mark Foust, FBISD Assistant Superintendent. 

Ogle received her Master of Educational Administration degree from Lamar University and her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Xavier University in Louisiana. 

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FORT BEND ISD - Michael Ewing was named as the Director of At-Risk Programs for Fort Bend ISD at the May 19 Regular Board Meeting. Most recently, Ewing served as the Director of Federal and State Programs for Stafford MSD. Prior to that role, he was a Special Education Coordinator at Fort Bend ISD and an ARD Facilitator in Alief ISD. 

“Michael has worked extensively with special education and special programs both in Fort Bend ISD and Stafford MSD,” said Dr. Christie Whitbeck, Deputy Superintendent. “We are confident that his skills in collaboration and organization will help us grow our systems necessary for responding to the needs of our At Risk children. He is a welcome addition to the team.” 

Ewing received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Texas Southern University and his Master of Education in Administration from Prairie View A&M University. 

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FORT BEND ISD - As part of their summer learning experience, students enrolled in Bilingual/English as a Second Language classes at Mission West Elementary School took part in a multicultural festival to recognize and celebrate the diverse population represented in the summer program. Students in 21 classrooms joined school staff and parents in the celebration that featured cultural artifacts and exhibits, spirited song and dance performances, and cultural meals prepared by parents and staff members representing countries from around the world. Participants also wore traditional garments representing their native land. 

“The multicultural festival was a rewarding experience for everyone involved,” said Jennifer Spears, Summer School Principal at Mission West Elementary School. “Our students, staff and parents were eager to share various aspects of their cultures and learn about others as well. It was an exciting summer activity for us.” 


Shown (from left to right) are: Eryad Bachachi, Summer School Principal Jennifer Spears, Malia Bachachi, Shalimar Bachachi, Nijad Bachachi and Talla Ameen. 

Dilma Calle’s bilingual first-grade class was eager to join in the celebration. 

Katya Martinez and her bilingual first-grade class joined in the festivities. 

Shown in their traditional garments are (from left) Summer School Principal Jennifer Spears, ESL teacher Emy Sorgwe and Parent Hueh Siew. 

[Photos provided by Mission West Elementary School.] 

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Superintendent of Schools Charles Dupre 
Fort Bend Independent School District 

Charles E. Dupre has led Fort Bend ISD, the state’s seventh largest public school district, as Superintendent of Schools since April 2013. 

With a passion for serving children and young adults, Dupre has invested many hours in shaping the future of others through his role as mentor, Sunday school teacher, camp counselor and friend. Since becoming a superintendent in 2006 in Pflugerville ISD, Dupre’s commitment to developing capable young people has been supported by his background in financial management. 

Dupre is an experienced leader who has a proven track record of increasing graduation rates and improving educational outcomes for students, and of creating a cultural shift that emphasizes a positive learning environment that is student-focused and results-oriented. He is a collaborative leader who works with staff, parents and communication to give them a voice in the decision-making process for the District. 

Dupre was named Region 13 Superintendent of the Year in 2012, and was recognized by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) as one of the top five finalists for Texas Superintendent of the Year. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce in 2012 named Dupre Superintendent of the Year in recognition of his efforts to improve college and career readiness rates through the strategic allocation of resources and innovative instructional programming. 

In June 2008, The University Council for Education Administration, housed at The University of Texas at Austin, awarded Dupre the Excellence in Education Leadership Award for his dedication to improving the training and development of school leaders. 

Dupre previously served as Fort Bend ISD Associate Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 2006, before joining Pflugerville ISD as Deputy Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools from 2006 to 2013. During his 11-year tenure in Fort Bend ISD, Dupre was responsible for an annual budget that exceeded $500 million as student enrollment grew around 40,000 to more than 60,000. During that same period the district opened more than a dozen new school buildings. Prior to his service in Fort Bend ISD, Dupre worked in the public accounting and energy industries. 

Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Dupre was raised near Springfield, Missouri. He received his BBA with a major in Accounting from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Houston. Dupre earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Lamar University in Beaumont, and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

Dupre and his wife, Seeju, are the parents of two sons and have one grandson.

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Voting God's Way - A message from Dr. Tony Evans on how Believer's should be voting to elect leaders who best reflect the values of the Kingdom of God.

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 The number of registered voters in Harris County is estimated at 1,992,969 according to the Harris County Clerk. Here's a look at how candidates in Harris County have performed in elections from 1992 to present.

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The Republican Party candidates for President and Governor won Harris County in all the following elections: 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, and 1992. Currently, Texas voters have entrusted Republicans with the stewardship of every statewide elected office and majorities in the state senate, state house and on the state board of education. Republicans currently have majorities in 107 Texas counties that contain nearly two-thirds of the state’s population.

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Back in the 2006 Midterm Election, Rick Perry (Republican) won Harris County by receiving 36.50% or 215,150 votes over Chris Bell (Democrat) who received 34.46% or 203,102 votes. NOTE: Only 12,048 votes was the difference between Rick Perry and Chris Bell in the 2006 Midterm Election in Harris County. The total voter turnout for Harris County was 589,348 back in the 2006 Midterm Election.

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Back in the 2008 Presidential Election, Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Democrats) won Harris County by receiving 50.44% or 590,982 votes over John McCain and Sarah Palin (Republicans) who received 48.81% or 571,883 votes. NOTE: Only 19,099 votes was the difference between the Democratic turnout and Republican turnout in the 2008 Presidential Election in Harris County. The total voter turnout for Harris County was 1,171,472 back in the 2008 Presidential Election.

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Back in the 2010 Midterm Election, Bill White (Democrat) won Harris County by receiving 50.23% or 395,952 votes over Rick Perry (Republican) who received 48.14% or 379,516 votes. NOTE: Only 16,436 votes was the difference between Bill White and Rick Perry in the 2010 Midterm Election in Harris County. The total voter turnout for Harris County was 788,234 back in the 2010 Midterm Election.

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Back in the 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Democrats) won Harris County by receiving 49.39% or 587,044 votes over Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Republicans) who received 49.30% or 586,073 votes. NOTE: Only 971 votes was the difference between the Democratic turnout and Republican turnout in the 2012 Presidential Election in Harris County. The total voter turnout for Harris County was: 1,188,585 back in the 2012 Presidential Election.

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 Back on Tuesday, March  4, 2014 Democratic and Republican voters went to the polls in Harris County to nominate the candidates to represent their party in the November Midterm Elections.

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MARCH 4TH REPUBLICAN PRIMARY TURNOUT

Only 7.01% or 139,703 of the more than 1,992,969 registered voters in Harris County turned out to vote in the March 4, 2014 Republican Primary for Harris County.

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MARCH 4TH DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY TURNOUT

Only 2.70% or 53,788 of the more than 1,992,969 registered voters in Harris County turned out to vote in the March 4, 2014 Democratic Primary for Harris County.

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MAY 27TH REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFFS TURNOUT

Only 4.86% or 96,763 of the more than 1,992,969 registered voters in Harris County turned out to vote in the May 27, 2014 Republican Party Runoff Election.

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MAY 27TH DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFFS TURNOUT

Only 0.94% or 18,828 of the more than 1,992,969 registered voters in Harris County turned out to vote in the May 27, 2014 Democratic Party  Runoff Election.

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On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 voters all across the United States of America will be going to the polls. The information below is intended to inform and empower voters in the Harris County area to make an informed voting decision in the 2014 Midterm Election on Election Day.

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*The races below with a green check mark have at least one candidate seeking the vote of Harris County area voters in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election in Harris County Texas.

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U. S. Senator 
John Cornyn, Republican VS. David M. Alameel, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for United States Senator at this time. Rebecca Paddock is a Libertarian candidate also running for U.S. Senator for Texas.

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United States Representative District 2 
Ted Poe, Republican VS. Niko Letsos, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for the 2nd Congressional District of Texas at this time. Cecil Anthony Ince is a Libertarian candidate also running for United States Congress for District 2.

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United States Representative District 7 
John Culberson, Republican VS. James Cargas, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for the 7th Congressional District of Texas at this time.Gerald Fowler is a Libertarian candidate also running for United States Congress for District 7.

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United States Representative District 8 
Kevin Brady, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for United States Congress for the 8th Congressional District of Texas. Ken Petty is a Libertarian candidate also running for United State Congress for District 8.

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MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN BRADY! "Our country is headed in the wrong direction. I'm worried our children and grandchildren won't have the same opportunities we have. I'm a pro-family, pro-small business conservative. I'm fighting for free enterprise, limited government, a balanced budget, secure border, more American-made energy and an innovation economy that leads the world."

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United States Representative District 9 
Al Green, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for United States Congress for the 9th Congressional District of Texas. Johnny Johnson is a Libertarian candidate also running for United States Congress for District 9.

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United States Representative District 10 
Michael McCMcCaul Republican VS. Tawana Walter-Cadien, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for the 10th Congressional District of Texas at this time. Bill Kelsey is a Libertarian candidate also running for United States Congress for District 10.

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United States Representative District 14 
Randy Weber, Republican VS. David Brown, Democrat, and John Weider, the Libertarian candidate. This is one of our featured races taking place outside of Harris County, Texas. -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for the 14th Congressional District of Texas at this time. 

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United States Representative District 18 
Sean Seibert, Republican VS. Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat -- *Sean Seibert (R) is the only candidate seeking your vote in the race for the 18th Congressional District of Texas at this time.

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MESSAGE FROM SEAN SEIBERT: "My fellow Houstonians of District 18. I am seeking your support to be your reasonable voice in Congress. I will champion the causes that are important to you, my constituents. I’m listening to you, I will take your concerns forward, and I will fight for the causes that best serve you. I appreciate your support to become your advocate and leader in Washington."

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United States Representative District 22 
Pete Olson, Republican VS. Frank Briscoe, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for the 22nd Congressional District of Texas at this time. Rob Lapham is a Libertarian candidate also running for United States Representative for District 22.

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United States Representative District 29 
Gene Green, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for United States Congress for the 29th Congressional District of Texas. James Stanczak is a Libertarian candidate also running for United State Representative for District 29.

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United States Representative District 36 
Brian Babin, Republican VS. Michael K. Cole, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for the 36th Congressional District of Texas at this time.Rodney Veach is a Libertarian candidate also running for United States Representative for District 36.

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Governor of Texas 
Greg Abbott, Republican VS. Wendy R. Davis, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Governor of Texas at this time. Kathie Glass is a Libertarian candidate also running for Governor of Texas in the 2014 Midterm Election.

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 A Story of Perseverance - Meet Greg Abbott the Republican choice for governor of Texas in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election in Texas. Click here to learn more about Greg Abbott. A husband and father, Greg Abbott understands the importance of preserving Constitutional, traditional values – like faith, family and freedom for future generations. That’s why as the state’s chief law enforcement official, Abbott has made protecting children, families and values the focus of his administration.

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 A Texas Story - Meet Wendy Davis the Democratic choice for governor of Texas in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election in Texas. Click here to learn more about Wendy Davis. Like any true Texan, Wendy Davis has taken on her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother, Wendy began working after school at age 14 to help support her mom and three siblings. By 19, she was on her way to becoming a single mother, working two jobs just to make ends meet.

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The Libertarian in the Race - Meet Kathie Glass the Democratic choice for governor of Texas in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election in Texas. Click here to learn more about Kathie Glass. As the Libertarian nominee for governor of Texas back in 2010 Midterm Election Kathie Glass ran an active, statewide campaign, and participated in the gubernatorial debates. Click here to see that debate. The AP said about the debate, "Kathie Glass seemed to steal the show." In 1982, Kathie’s race for attorney general on the Libertarian ticket was well received by Libertarians and non-Libertarians alike. Click here to see her debate in that race.

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Lieutenant Governor 
Dan Patrick, Republican VS. Leticia Van de Putte, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Lieutenant Governor of Texas at this time. Robert Butler is a Libertarian candidate also running for Lieutenant Governor of Texas.

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Attorney General 
Ken Paxton, Republican VS. Sam Houston, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Texas Attorney General at this time. Jamie Balagia is a Libertarian candidate also running for Attorney General of Texas.

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Comptroller of Public Accounts 
Glenn Hegar, Republican VS. Mike Collier, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts at this time. Ben Saunders is a Libertarian candidate also running for Comptroller of Public Accounts.

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Commissioner of the General Land Office 
George P. Bush, Republican VS. John Cook, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Commissioner of the General Land Office at this time. Justin Knight is a Libertarian candidate also running for Commissioner of the General Land Office.

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Commissioner of Agriculture 
Sid Miller, Republican VS. Jim Hogan, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture at this time. Rocky Palmquist is a Libertarian candidate also running for Commissioner of Agriculture.

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Railroad Commissioner 
Ryan Sitton, Republican VS. Steve Brown, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Texas Railroad Commissioner at this time. Mark Miller is a Libertarian candidate also running for Texas Railroad Commissioner.

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Chief Justice, Supreme Court 
Nathan Hecht, Republican VS. William Moody, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Chief Justice, Supreme Court at this time. Tom Oxford is a Libertarian Candidate also running for Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas.

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Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6 (Unexpired) 
Jeff Brown, Republican VS. Lawrence Edward Meyers, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6 (Unexpired) at this time. Mark Ash is a Libertarian candidate also running for Supreme Court Justice Place 6, Texas.

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Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7 
Jeff Boyd, Republican VS. Gina Benavides, Democrat  -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7 at this time. Don Fulton is a Libertarian candidate also running for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7.

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Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8 
Phil Johnson, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8 in Texas. Roberto Koelsch is a Libertarian candidate also running for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8.

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Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3 
Bert Richardson , Republican VS. John Granberg, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3 at this time. Mark Bennett is a Libertarian candidate also running for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3.

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Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4 
Kevin Patrick Yeary, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4 in Texas. Quanah Parker is a Libertarian candidate also running for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4.

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Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9 
 David Newell, Republican -- *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm election for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9. William Bryan Strange III is a Libertarian candidate also running for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9.

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Member, State Board of Education, District 4 
Dorothy Olmos, Republican VS. Lawrence A. Allen Jr., Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Member, State Board of Education, District 4 at this time.

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State Senator, District 7 
Paul Bettencourt, Republican VS. Jim Davis, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Senator, District 7 at this time.Whitney Bilyeu is a Libertarian candidate also running for State Senator for District 7.

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State Senator, District 15 
Ron Hale, Republican VS. John Whitmire, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Senator, District 15 at this time. Gilberto Velasquez, Jr. is a Libertarian candidate also running for State Senator for District 15.

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State Senator, District 17 
Joan Huffman, Republican VS. Rita Lucido, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Senator, District 17 at this time. George Hardy is a Libertarian candidate also running for State Senator for District 17.

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State Representative House District 126 
Patricia Harless, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 126 in Texas. Chris Hernandez is a Libertarian candidate also running for State Representative for House District 126.

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State Representative House District 127 
Dan Huberty, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 127 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 128 
Wayne Smith, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 128 in Texas. Ken Lowder is a Libertarian candidate also running for State Representative for House District 128.

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State Representative House District 129 
Dennis Paul, Republican VS. John Gay, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 129 at this time.

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State Representative House District 130 
Allen Fletcher, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 130 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 131 
Alma A. Allen, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 131 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 132 
Michael Schofield, Republican VS. Luis Lopez, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 132 at this time.

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State Representative House District 133 
Jim Murphy, Republican VS. Laura Nicol, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 133 at this time.

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State Representative House District 134 
Sarah Davis, Republican VS. Alison Ruff, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 134 at this time.

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State Representative House District 135 
Gary Elkins, Republican VS. Moiz Abbas, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 135 at this time.

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State Representative House District 137 
Morad H. Fiki, Republican VS. Gene Wu, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 137 at this time.

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State Representative House District 138 
Dwayne Bohac, Republican VS. Fred R. Vernon, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 138 at this time.

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State Representative House District 139 
Sylvester Turner, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 140 
Armando Lucio Walle, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 140 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 141 
Senfronia Thompson, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 141 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 142 
Harold V. Dutton, Jr., Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 142 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 143 
Ana Hernandez, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 143 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 144 
Gilbert Pena, Republican VS. Mary Ann Perez, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 144 at this time.

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State Representative House District 145 
Carol Alvarado, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 145 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 146 
Borris L. Miles, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 146 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 147 
Garnet F. Coleman, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for State Representative for House District 147 in Texas.

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State Representative House District 148 
Chris Carmona, Republican VS. Jessica Cristina Farrar, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 148 at this time.

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State Representative House District 149 
Al Hoang, Republican VS. Hubert Vo, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 149 at this time.

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State Representative House District 150 
Debbie Riddle, Republican VS. Amy Perez, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for State Representative House District 150 at this time.

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Chief Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District 
Kem Thompson Frost, Republican VS. Kyle Carter, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Chief Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District at this time.

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Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 3 
Russell Lloyd, Republican VS. Jim Sharp, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 3 at this time.

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Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 5 
Laura Carter Higley, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 5 in Texas.

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Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, 
Place 4 (Unexpired) 
Marc Brown, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 4 (Unexpired) in Texas.

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Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 7 
Ken Wise, Republican VS. Gordon Goodman, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 7 at this time.

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District Judge, 55th Judicial District 
Jeff Shadwick, Republican VS. Kay Morgan, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 55th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 113th Judicial District 
Michael Landrum, Republican VS. Steven E. Kirkland, Democrat  -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 113th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 157th Judicial District 
Randy Wilson, Republican VS. Jim Peacock, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 157th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 180th Judicial District 
Catherine Evans, Republican VS. Randy Roll, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 180th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 182nd Judicial District 
Jeannine Barr, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for District Judge, 182nd Judicial District in Harris County.

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District Judge, 183rd Judicial District 
Vanessa Velasquez, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for District Judge, 183rd Judicial District in Harris County.

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District Judge, 184th Judicial District 
Jan Krocker, Republican VS. Mark Thering, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 184th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 185th Judicial District 
Susan Brown, Republican VS. Mack McInnis, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 185th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 189th Judicial District 
Bill Burke, Republican VS. Ursula A. Hall, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 189th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 190th Judicial District 
Patricia J. Kerrigan, Republican VS. Farrah Martinez, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 190th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 208th Judicial District 
Denise Collins, Republican VS. Chuck Silverman, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 208th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 209th Judicial District 
Mike McSpadden, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for District Judge, 209th Judicial District in Harris County.

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District Judge, 228th Judicial District 
Marc Carter, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for District Judge, 228th Judicial District in Harris County.

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District Judge, 230th Judicial District 
Brad Hart, Republican VS. Greg Glass, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 230th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 232nd Judicial District 
Mary Lou Keel, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for District Judge, 232th Judicial District in Harris County.

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District Judge, 234th Judicial District 
Wesley Ward, Republican VS. Barbara Gardner, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 234th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 245th Judicial District 
Roy L. Moore, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for District Judge, 245th Judicial District in Harris County.

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District Judge, 246th Judicial District 
Charley Prine, Republican VS. Sandra Peake, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 246th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 247th Judicial District 
John Schmude, Republican VS. Clinton "Chip" Wells, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 247th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 248th Judicial District 
Katherine Cabaniss, Republican VS. Shawna L. Reagin, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 248th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 257th Judicial District 
Judy Warne, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for District Judge, 257th Judicial District in Harris County.

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District Judge, 262nd Judicial District 
Denise Bradley, Republican VS. Jules Johnson, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 262nd Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 263rd Judicial District 
Jim Wallace, Republican VS. Herb Ritchie, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 263rd Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 269th Judicial District 
Dan Hinde, Republican VS. George H. Arnold, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 269th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 270th Judicial District 
Brent Gamble, Republican VS. James Hippard, Jr., Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 270th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 280th Judicial District 
Lynn Bradshaw-Hull, Republican VS. Barbara J. Stalder, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 280th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 281st Judicial District 
Sylvia Matthews, Republican VS. Tanner Garth, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 281st Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 295th Judicial District 
Caroline E. Baker, Republican VS. Latosha Lewis, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 295th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 308th Judicial District 
James Lombardino, Republican VS. Jim Evans, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 308th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 309th Judicial District 
Sheri Y. Dean, Republican VS. Kathy Vossler, Democrat  -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 185th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 310th Judicial District 
Lisa Millard, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for District Judge, 310th Judicial District in Harris County.

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District Judge, 311th Judicial District 
Alicia Franklin, Republican VS. Sherri L. Cothrun, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 311th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 312th Judicial District 
David Farr, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for District Judge, 312th Judicial District in Harris County.

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District Judge, 313th Judicial District 
Glenn Devlin, Republican VS. Tracy D. Good, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 313th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 314th Judicial District 
John F. Phillips, Republican VS. Natalia Oakes, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 314th Judicial District at this time.

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District Judge, 315th Judicial District 
Michael Schneider, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for District Judge, 315th Judicial District in Harris County.

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District Judge, 334th Judicial District (Unexpired) 
Grant Dorfman, Republican VS. Daryl Moore, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for District Judge, 334th Judicial District at this time.

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Harris County District Attorney (Unexpired) 
Devon Anderson, Republican VS. Kim Ogg, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Harris County District Attorney (Unexpired) at this time.

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Harris County Judge 
Ed Emmett, Republican VS. Ahmad Robert Hassan, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Harris County District Judge at this time.

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Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 
Debra Ibarra Mayfield, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for Judge, County Civil Court at Law #1 in Harris County.

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Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 2 
Theresa Chang, Republican VS. Scot "Doli" Dollinger, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law #2 at this time.

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Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 3 
Linda Storey, Republican VS. Gloria Cantu Minnick, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law #3 at this time.

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Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 4 
Roberta Lloyd, Republican VS. Damon Crenshaw, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law #4 at this time.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 1 
Paula Goodhart, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for Judge, County Criminal Court #1 in Harris County.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 2 
Bill Harmon, Republican VS. Harold J. Landreneau, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court #2 at this time.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 3 
Natalie C. Fleming, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for Judge, County Criminal Court #3 in Harris County.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 4 
John Clinton, Republican VS. Nikita "Niki" Harmon, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court #4 at this time.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 5 
Margaret Stewart Harris, Republican VS. Ramona Franklin, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court #5 at this time.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 6 
Larry Standley, Republican VS. Linda Geffin, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court #6 at this time.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 7 
Pam Derbyshire, Republican VS. Shelia Acosta, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court #7 at this time.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 8 
Jay Karahan, Republican VS. Kelli Johnson, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court #8 at this time.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 9 
Analia Wilkerson, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for Judge, County Criminal Court #9 in Harris County.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 10 
Dan Jeffrey Spjut, Republican VS. George Barnstone, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court #10 at this time.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 11 
Diane Bull, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for Judge, County Criminal Court #11 in Harris County.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 12 
Robin Brown, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for Judge, County Criminal Court #12 in Harris County.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 13 
Don Smyth, Republican VS. Jason Long, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court #13 at this time.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 14 
Mike Fields, Republican VS. David L. Singer, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court #14 at this time.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No.15 
 Jean Spradling Hughes, Republican VS. Raul Rodriguez, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court #15 at this time.

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Judge, County Probate Court No. 1 
Loyd Wright, Republican VS. Kim Bohannon, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Probate Court #1 at this time.

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Judge, County Probate Court No.2 
Mike Wood, Republican VS. Josefina Tendon, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Probate Court #2 at this time.

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Judge, County Probate Court No. 3 
Rory Robert Olsen, Republican VS. Jerry Simoneaux, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Probate Court #3 at this time.

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Judge, County Probate Court No. 4 
Christine Riddle Butts, Republican VS. James Horowitz, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Judge, County Probate Court #4 at this time.

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District Clerk 
Chris Daniel, Republican VS. Judith Snively, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Harris County District Clerk at this time.

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Harris County Clerk 
Stan Stanart, Republican VS. Ann Harris Bennett, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Harris County Clerk at this time.

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Harris County Treasurer 
Orlando Sanchez, Republican VS. David Rosen, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Harris County Treasurer at this time.

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County School Board Trustee, Position 5, At-Large 
Mike Wolfe, Republican VS. Debra "Debby" Keener, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for County School Trustee, Position 5, At-Large at this time.

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County School Trustee, Position 7, At-Large 
Don Sumners, Republican VS. Melissa Noriega, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for County School Trustee, Position 7, At-Large at this time.

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County Commissioner, Precinct 2 
Jack Morman, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election for County Commissioner for Precinct 2, in Harris County.

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County Commissioner, Precinct 4 
R. Jack Cagle, Republican VS. M.I. Bad at, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for County Commissioner for Precinct 4, at this time.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2 
David M. Patronella, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1, Place 2, in Harris County.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 2 
Leonila Olivares-Salazar, Republican VS. George E. Risner, Democrat -- *Neither candidate is seeking your vote in the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 2 at this time.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 2 
Don Coffey, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2, in Harris County.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 2 
Laryssa Korduba, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4, Place 2, in Harris County.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 2 
Jeff Williams, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 5, Place 2, in Harris County.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 2 
Armando V. Rodriguez, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 6, Place 2, in Harris County.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 2 
Zinetta Burney, Democrat *No Republican Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 2, in Harris County.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8, Place 2 
Louie Ditta, Republican *No Democratic Opponent on November 4, 2014 in the Midterm Election race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 8, Place 2, in Harris County.

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(From: Hartley, William H., Vincent, William S.. American Civics. N.Y., 1974, pp. 34ff) 

HOW OUR GOVERNMENT WORKS

Government is the authority or power that people establish to help them run their affairs. 

Governments serve many important purposes, but the most important one is that government makes it possible for people to live and work together. Government provides us with rules of conduct we can follow. Government makes it possible for people to live by known laws, and helps provide many services that citizens acting alone could not perform themselves. 

Our nation's government is based on the American Constitution. This Constitution, together with its Bill of Rights and other amendments, provides us with a workable plan of government. The Constitution also guarantees to all Americans many priceless rights and freedoms. 

Our nation's government is based upon the approval, or consent, of the people who are governed. It is a federal system in which certain powers are given to the national government and other powers are left to the states and to the people. Certain powers are shared by both federal and state governments. In both federal and state governments, powers are separated and balanced among three branches of government.

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The Rights and Freedoms of Americans 

In drafting the Constitution, most of the Founding Fathers believed that the safeguards written into it would protect the rights of Americans. But when the Constitution was sent to the states in 1787 for ratification, a great roar of disapproval went up. In Virginia, Patrick Henry protested vigorously against the lack of a specific statement of rights. Other Americans from different states demanded that a Bill of Rights be added to the Constitution. A number of states ratified the Constitution only conditionally. That is, they would approve the Constitution only if it were changed to include these rights.

Two years after the new American government went into effect, the Bill of Rights was added as the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Congress discussed nearly 200 proposals for amendments before it presented these ten to the states for approval. The states ratified these amendments, and they became part of the Constitution in 1791. 

THE BILL OF RIGHTS 

The first ten amendments to the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, set forth the priceless rights or freedoms that all Americans may enjoy. A brief summary of these great freedoms is given here. 

FREEDOM OF RELIGION 

The first right, or freedom, guaranteed in the Bill of Rights is freedom of religion. This right is guaranteed in the First Amendment. Freedom of religion guarantees to all Americans the right to practice any religion they choose, or to practice no religion at all.

Congress is forbidden to establish any religion as our nation's official religion. Congress cannot favor any one religion over others or tax citizens in order to support any one religion. 

FREEDOM OF SPEECH 

The right to express your ideas and opinions when you speak is called freedom of speech. Freedom of speech also means the right to listen to the thoughts and opinions of others. This freedom guarantees that Americans are free to express their thoughts and ideas about anything. They may talk freely to their friends and neighbors or speak in public to a group of people. Of course, no one may use his freedom of speech to injure others. If a person knowingly says things that are false about another, he may be sued in court by the person or persons who believe they have been harmed by what he said.

Americans are free to express opinions about their government or anything else. They are free to criticize the actions of the government and of government officials. In a dictatorship, where the nation's government has all the powers, the people have no right to speak like this. They do not dare to criticize the actions of the government. If they do, they may be imprisoned. But all Americans enjoy the freedom of speech, which is guaranteed in the First Amendment. 

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 

The freedom to express your ideas and opinions in writing is known as freedom of the press. This freedom is closely related to freedom of speech and is also guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Freedom of the press gives all Americans the right to express their ideas and thoughts freely in writing. This writing may be in newspapers, books, magazines, or any other printed or written form. Americans are also free to read what others write. They may read any newspaper, book or magazine they want. Because they are free to read a variety of facts and opinions, Americans can become better-informed citizens. 

FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY 

Another priceless freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment is freedom of assembly, or freedom to hold meetings. Americans are free to meet together to discuss problems and to plan their actions. Of course, such meetings must be carried on in a peaceful way. 

FREEDOM OF PETITION 

The freedom of petition is the right to ask your government to do something or to refrain from doing something. The First Amendment contains this guarantee, also. The freedom of petition gives you the right to write to your Congressman and request him to work for the passage of laws you favor. You are free to ask him to change laws that you do not like. The right of petition also helps government officials to know what Americans think and what actions they want the government to take. 

THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS 

The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to bear arms. In the early years of our nation, Americans needed weapons in order to serve in the militia, or volunteer armies, that were established to defend our states. The militia provided protection during emergencies, too. Many Americans also believed that without weapons they would be powerless if the government tried to overstep its powers and rule by force. 

"NO-QUARTERING" RIGHT 

The Third Amendment states, "No soldier shall, in times of peace, be quartered in any house. . . ." Under British rule, the colonists sometimes had to feed and house British soldiers against their will. As a result, Americans wanted this practice forbidden under the Bill of Rights. 

THE RIGHT TO EQUAL JUSTICE 

The Bill of Rights contains many rights that are guaranteed to persons accused of a crime. Amendments Five, Six, Seven, and Eight are all concerned with these rights. Our nation places great importance on these rights in order to guarantee equal justice for all Americans.

A person must be indicted, or formally accused of a crime, by a group of citizens called a "grand jury" before he can be brought into court for trial. 


A person accused of a crime is guaranteed the right to know what law he is accused of breaking. 

A person accused of a crime has a right to a prompt public trial by a jury of his fellow citizens. 

An accused person cannot be put into prison and kept there for weeks or months while awaiting a trial. He has the right to leave jail, in most cases, if he can raise a certain sum of money, or bail, as a pledge that he will appear at his trial.

An accused person has a right to a lawyer to represent him in court. 

All the testimony and evidence against an accused person must be presented publicly in court. 

The accused person has the right to call any witnesses to appear if their testimony will help him.

The accused person cannot be forced to testify or give evidence against himself.

If the accused person is found guilty, he cannot be given cruel or unusual punishment. If the accused person is found not guilty of a serious crime, he cannot be tried a second time for this same crime. 

THE RIGHT TO 
OWN PRIVATE PROPERTY 

The Fifth Amendment guarantees Americans the right to own private property. No person may take away anything that we own. Nor can the government seize our land, money, or other forms of property without cause, or without paying for it. The right to own private property is one of America's basic freedoms. Our free economic system is based upon this right. 

THE RIGHT TO ENJOY 
MANY OTHER FREEDOMS 

To make doubly sure that Americans should enjoy every right and freedom possible, Amendment Nine was added to the Constitution. This amendment states that the list of rights contained in the Bill of Rights is not complete. There are many other rights that all Americans have and will continue to have even though they are not mentioned in the Bill of Rights. Among them are the following.

Freedom to live or travel anywhere in our nation

Freedom to work at any job for which we can qualify

Freedom to marry and raise a family

Freedom to receive a free education in good public schools

Freedom to join a political party, a union, and other legal groups 

As a final guarantee of our rights, the Tenth Amendment set aside many powers of government for the states. This Amendment says that all powers not given to the federal government by the Constitution, nor forbidden to the states, are set aside for the states, or for the people. This provision leaves with the states the power to act in many ways to guarantee the rights of their citizens. 

SUMMARY 

Government is the authority or power that people establish to help them run their affairs. 

Governments serve many important purposes, but the most important one is that government makes it possible for people to live and work together. Government provides us with rules of conduct we can follow. Government makes it possible for people to live by known laws, and helps provide many services that citizens acting alone could not perform themselves. 

Our nation's government is based on the American Constitution. This Constitution, together with its Bill of Rights and other amendments, provides us with a workable plan of government. The Constitution also guarantees to all Americans many priceless rights and freedoms. 

Our nation's government is based upon the approval, or consent, of the people who are governed. It is a federal system in which certain powers are given to the national government and other powers are left to the states and to the people. Certain powers are shared by both federal and state governments. In both federal and state governments, powers are separated and balanced among three branches of government. 

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Why We Should Vote in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Elections

By Pastor Robert L. Thomas

 I know many of us will say the old cliché’ “Our forefathers died for this right!,” which is very true; but that alone as an argument to motivate us to do what we should already be excited to do – just isn’t enough.

 Why we have to extol the virtues of voting to a people just a few decades removed from one of the worst atrocities ever perpetuated against mankind in the detestable act of slavery is really beyond me.

 It really boils down to this: if you are interested in having a better quality of life – you should go out and vote; if you want your children to be able to afford to attend college – then go vote; if you think your taxes are too high for the services you receive – go out and vote; if your school system is not what you want it to be – yep, you should get up and roll to the polls.

 It really is true – your vote is your voice! We have to be stronger in voice, so that what we say, when we say it, matters – and we are responsible for doing that at the voting booth. Elected officials work for the taxpayers, not the other way around, and as such, they should not be able to tell us what they are going to do…they are to push forward the positive agendas for bettering our safety, opportunities, prosperity and quality of life.

 The choice is yours, accept things as they are, or vote and seek the systemic change we all so richly deserve!

 Be Safe, and Stay Informed!

 Robert L. Thomas, Jr.
Robert Thomas Ministries
Senior Pastor of Olivet Missionary Baptist Church
Contact: (713)224-1515

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 Let's Promote Oneness - This is a powerful message from Dr. Tony Evans, one of the most respected leaders in the body of Christ. Dr. Evans discusses how we should be promoting unity to show the world how the body of Christ works, Dr. Evans along with his wife, Lois, established Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in 1976 with only ten people in their home. Serving as senior pastor for more than 36 years, Dr. Evans has seen his church grow from 10 to over 9,700 members with 100 plus ministries.

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The American Dream - This is an inspirational hip hop message from Bishop Anthony A. Allen and Billy Cook a legendary hook singer and rapper. Bishop Allen and his wife Matishe, are the founders of Anthony Allen Ministries and one of the "FEATURED SPONSORS" of the Houston Business Connections Magazine "Celebrating Freedom" series June 2014 - January 2015. Billy Cook has been featured on over 500 records including Chamillioanire's "The Sound Of Revenge". He's worked with just about every big name rapper in Texas. Bishop Anthony A. Allen is an apostolic leader who also serves the community at large as a businessman, entrepreneur, investor, author, and entertainer. He is the founder and president of Anthony Allen Ministries, a ministry called to serve the urban community.

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The American Dream Is Ours...So Let's Go Get It -- You have authority to walk in dominion. So don't let anything stop you from doing what you've been called to do. We must bring our community at large to another level of existence. To do this we must put some principles into perspective and practice.


We must put people into office who are not afraid to stand up for righteousness, and walk in the authority given to them by God.



We must put entrepreneurs in their rightful place as leaders in our communities and the marketplace. We must do this by making sure that we support our businesses. But we must also make sure our banks are supporting our businesses and empowering them to be competitive in the marketplace.



We must also educate and empower our communities on the concept of how the economy and free market really works.

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Go vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in the 2014 Midterm Election for Harris County

By Bishop K.J. Brown

Voting is an empowered opportunity to choose leadership which should be exercised every time we have the opportunity. Our collective voice is of great value to our neighborhoods, communities, city and country.

Our political system affords us the opportunity to vote…and every vote matters. Everyone who is eligible to vote should do so. Never buy into polls and percentages put out in the media…and figure that your vote won’t make a difference. Every vote counts and every voice will be heard by you participating in this very important and pivotal election taking place on Tuesday, November 4th.

Be attentive to the issues and think forward. When I cast a ballot at the polls I use a biblical example as my guide. God chose David as King. When I read the story of David, I see a lesson we can all use in voting. God chose David because of the following reasons. ONE: His heart. TWO: His History. THREE: How he would handle the issues. FOUR: How he would help the people. FIVE: How he would be used to heal the land.

God knew that David wouldn’t be perfect; but God was able to use him in civil government in order to fulfill his divine purpose. Voting is not only valuable to the candidates. Voting is valuable to you and your family too. Our families are counting on us at the polls. Your right to vote is very valuable. So use it to be a part of the collective voice that leads this country forward. God Bless America!!!

Bishop K.J. Brown Ministries
“Building Winning Lives!”

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