IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T HEARD, there’s a battle brewing in the Houston City Council At-Large Position #4 race. As it stands right now, Laurie Robinson, Larry Blackmon, Jonathan Hansen, Matt Murphy, and Roy Morales have all thrown their hat into the ring to declare their intention to fight for the seat currently held by Council Member C.O. “Brad” Bradford. Due to term-limits, Councilman Bradford is prohibited from running for re-election. However, this post isn’t about Councilman Bradford; the strength of the field of candidates running for the Houston City Council At-Large Position #4 seat in 2015; or the fact that this is one of the coveted at-large council seats that has traditionally been won by an African American candidate.
This is a post being written to let you, our valued reader know this: “Larry Blackmon is the first candidate in the race for the highly-coveted Houston City Council At-Large Position #4 seat to reach out to us,” says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper. “However, don't take this post as an endorsement of Larry Blackmon, or any of the other candidates highlighted on this page. For our reader endorsements will not be posted until Friday, October 16, 2015," Taylor went on to explain."
Blackmon Has Experience
“Larry Blackmon has experience and expertise in dealing with public works, streets, and transportation related issues,” explains Taylor. “But I’m not here at this point trying to get you to vote for Blackmon. What we’re going to be doing over the next few months is introducing the candidates who value, respect, and appreciate the community we’re building here. So to this end, consider this our introduction of Larry Blackmon.”
Blackmon is Asking for Your Vote
“My name is Larry Blackmon, and I'm committed to making your voice heard. Like you, I want to play an active role in making my city a safer better place to raise my children, run my business, and forge a future filled with unlimited promise,” says Blackmon. “If you share my vision, I urge you to connect with me and help make it happen! Together, we can make a meaningful difference-- for our families, our communities, and our country.”
More About Larry Blackmon
Larry Blackmon is a graduate of Jack Yates High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Lamar University and Master’s degrees in Public Administration and Urban and Regional Planning from Texas Southern University.
Employment credentials include:
Administrative Assistant to the City Manager of Galveston, Texas
Teacher and coach in the Houston and Fort Bend Independent School Districts
Sponsor of the Mayor’s Youth Council (1994-2006)
Executive Director for PACCO – Parents Against Community Crime Organization
Larry has served under the leadership of three Houston Mayors – Lee Brown, Bill White and Annise Parker. In 1995, Mayor Lee Brown appointed Larry to serve on the Houston Industrial Board, the Houston Higher Education Learning Board and the Houston Health Facilities Board. The Houston Industrial Development Board was authorized by Texas law to fund specific public purposes from the development of commercial, industrial and manufacturing enterprises to promoting and encouraging employment and public welfare. The Aeroterm Cargo Facility at Bush Intercontinental Airport was financed with bonds issued by the Industrial Development Corporation. The Health Facilities Bond was authorized by Texas law to use funds for the sole public purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, providing, financing and refinancing health facilities to assist in maintaining public health. Organizations that benefited were The Methodist Hospital and Buckingham Senior Living Community, just to name a few.Additionally, Larry was recently appointed as Houston Independent School District Advisory Team Member. This collective helped oversee the $2 Billion construction project for the new Jack Yates campus facility.
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Election Day: Tues., Nov. 3, 2015
Larry Blackmon Campaign
Houston, TX 77035
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