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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lance Berkman and 2015 Houston City Council Candidate Iesheia Ayers-Wilson Both Agree that Prop. 1 is Bad for Houston













Iesheia Ayers-Wilson, a 2015 Candidate Running for Houston City Council District A Joins Houston Astros Legend Lance Berkman in Opposing Proposition 1 - The Bathroom Ordinance 


DEAR HOUSTONIANS:

Growing up in District A, I have seen a lot of changes; some good -- and some not so good. I am Iesheia Ayers-Wilson, a graduate of Cypress Falls High School. I have attended Sanford Brown Institute along with DeVry University. I am a proud Christian who attends Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor and First Lady Joshua Davis. At Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church we believe in “LIFTing” one another up. I am a dedicated hard-worker who believes in helping people in the community. And that’s one of the reasons I’m running for Houston City Council District A in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election. I can identify with the everyday citizen of District A. I have walked in their shoes at one point (or another) in my life. If elected, I will work for the entire district. We can accomplish anything we put our minds to by working together. We need CHANGE!!!! And I feel that I’m the CHANGE that we need in District A.

What separates me from the incumbent is:

I am a born leader! I am a leader who understands that the only hope for improving our communities lies in the recognition of God as the Supreme ruler. Houston City Council District A needs a “City Council Woman” with a view that’s different from the previous council members in order to enhance our community for all citizens -- and not just the upper class citizens.

I know I am not going to be liked by everyone, but I am here to serve all the citizens of District A – and do a job. 

So, if you want things to stay the same – vote for the incumbent. But if you want real CHANGE, and a council woman with a heart for District A to be your voice downtown at Houston City Hall vote for me, Iesheia Ayers-Wilson.

Sincerely,

Iesheia Ayers-Wilson
2015 Candidate for Houston City Council District A
5380 W. 34th Street , Ste. 255 
Houston ,Texas 77092 
Contact: 832-786-8594



Contact the Iesheia Ayers-Wilson for Houston City Council District A campaign to get better acquainted with this candidate. Iesheia Ayers-Wilson is challenging incumbent Council Member Brenda Stardig in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election. You can (CLICK HERE) to contact Iesheia Ayers-Wilson.


INCREASE IN CRIME: We need to find a way to decrease the injustice being done to law enforcement as well as citizens in District A.

STREET FLOODING: No one wants to feel trapped in their home when the rain comes. The City needs to come up with a better drainage system to help decrease flooding in our community.

PROPERTY TAXES: District A is growing and growing. The more being built the higher the property taxes to maintain the growth. I am willing to work to help keep taxes from increasing and try to find different avenues to decrease taxes for working class citizens.

EDUCATION: I am ready to work with the school districts of District A to help improve communication between the schools and parents. Our children are our future and I feel we need to better equip them for the real world so they can become working productive members of society.

(I know there are many concerns for District A so if you would please contact me and let me know I can work on solutions instead of keeping them on the back burner.)

Zip Codes Within District A

Here are some of the zip codes that fall within the boundaries of Houston City Council District A - Bauer Road between Mason Road – 77429; Juergen Road south to Mueschke Road to Hwy 290 – 77429; Cypress N. Houston Road north to Hwy 290 – 77433; Huffmeister Road south to Hwy 290 – 77429; Huffmeister Road down Barker Cypress Road – 77055, 77429 and 77433; Jarvis Road between Barker Cypress Road to Telge Road – 77429; Boudreaux Road south of FM 2920 – 77375 and 77070; Hufsmith Road south down Kuykendahl Rd and FM 2920 – 77068, 77069 and 77379; Longenbaugh Drive to Fry Road south to I-10 – 77041,77043, 77084 and 77449. OTHER ZIP CODES: 77040, 77055, 77064, 77065, 77066, 77080, 77088, 77091 & 77092. 

The POWER is in YOU on Nov. 3, 2015!

*The District A Houston City Council Member pretty much serves areas in northwestern Houston which includes communities north of Interstate 10 along the Katy Freeway. It also covers Spring Branch as well. You can (CLICK HERE) to study the map of this district.


Visit harrisvotes.com for early voting locations. Other candidates also running for Houston City Council At-Large Position #1 in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election are: Griff Griffin, Tom McCasland, Jenifer Rene Pool, Georgia Provost, Chris Oliver, Lane Lewis and James Partsch-Galvan. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.



Bishop K.J. Brown Delivers a Direct Word from God to the Christian Community of Faith

DEAR KINGDOM LEADERS:

I am talking to all Apostles, Bishops, Prophets, Prophetess, Evangelists, Pastors, Bible Teachers, Preachers, Ministers and Christian Disciples: The community of faith has allowed the world to redefine so much of what God has designed, that apostasy (the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief) has been allowed to grow through blatant misinterpretation of scripture, outright deception, and the infiltration of false leaders into the Body of Christ. GOD’S SPIRIT SAID: “We established marriage to be holy between man and women. Man has changed the definition of what “WE” designated; therefore great apostasy has grown due to the world’s influence of “MY” people. “MY” people should be the light of this world; but too many of “MY” people are walking in darkness -- yet they are convinced that they’re walking in the light.” -- Thus said the Spirit of God.

In His Service and for His Glory,

Bishop K.J. Brown
CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER
Bishop K.J. Brown Ministries



HERE’S WHERE MAYOR ANNISE PARKER STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Annise Parker (pictured with her wife) is currently serving her third and final term as Mayor of Houston, Texasdue to term limits. Mayor Parker voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when she was given the opportunity to do so. NOTE: The candidates running for Mayor of Houston in 2015 are: Chris Bell, Stephen Costello, Joseph John Ferreira, Adrian Garcia, Benjamin L. Hall III, Bill King, Victoria Lane, Marty McVey, Rafael Munoz Jr., Thai Hoc Nguyen, Demetria Smith, Dale Steffes, and Sylvester Turner. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Mayor Annise D. Parker on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 


CITY OF HOUSTON CONTROLLER RONALD GREEN DID NOT VOTE FOR THE HERO ORDINANCE



Ronald C. Green is currently serving his third and final term as City of Houston Controllerdue to term limits. He did not vote on the passage of the HERO Ordinance. NOTE: The candidates running for City of Houston Controller in 2015 are: Carroll G. Robinson, Bill Frazer, Chris Brown, M.J. Khan, Jew Don Boney, and Dwight Jefferson. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Controller Ronald C. Green on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 


WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER STEPHEN COSTELLO STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Stephen Costello is currently running for Mayor of Houston, Texas. He is also serving as the Houston City Council At-Large Position #1 Council Member. Costello voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when he was given the opportunity to do so. NOTE: The candidates running for the Houston City Council At-Large Position #1 seat are: Michael “Griff”Griffin, William M. “Mike” Knox, Lane Lewis, Tom McCasland, Chris Oliver, James Partsch-Galvan, Jenifer Pool, and Georgia Provost. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Stephen Costello on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER DAVID W. ROBINSON STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



David W. Robinson is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing At-Large Position #2 on the city council. Robinson is running for re-election. He voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when he was given the opportunity to do so. NOTE: The candidates running for the Houston City Council At-Large Position #2 seat are: Andrew C. Burks Jr., Willie Davis, Eric Dick, Modesto Rivera-Colon, and David W. Robinson. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote!. Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member David W. Robinson on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER MICHAEL KUBOSH STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Michael Kubosh is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing At-Large Position #3 on the city council. He is also running for re-election. Kubosh voted “AGAINST” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to “REPEAL” the HERO Ordinance rather than place it on the November ballot to let Houston voters decide its fate. NOTE: Council Member Michael Kubosh is now being challenged by John C.B. LaRue, Joseph McElligott, and Doug Peterson for his council seat. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Michael Kubosh on why Houstonians should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER C.O. “BRAD” BRADFORD STANDS ON PROP 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



C.O. “Brad” Bradford is currently serving his third and final term as the Houston City Council At-Large Position #4 councilman – due to term limits. Bradford voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when he was given the opportunity to do so. NOTE: The candidates running for Houston City Council At-Large Position #4 are: Larry Blackmon, Amanda Edwards, Jonathan Hansen, Roy Morales, Matt Murphy, Laurie A. Robinson, and Evelyn Husband Thompson. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member C.O. "Brad" Bradford on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER JACK CHRISTIE STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE 



Dr. Jack Christie is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing At-Large Position #5 on the city council. He is running for re-election. Dr. Christie voted “AGAINST” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to “REPEAL” the HERO Ordinance rather than place it on the November ballot to let Houston voters decide its fate. NOTE: Council Member Jack Christie is now being challenged by Brad J. Batteau, Tahir H. Charles, Sharon Moses, and Phillipe Nassif for his council seat. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Jack Christie on why Houstonians should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER BRENDA STARDIG STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Brenda Stardig is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing District A on the city council. She is running for re-election. Stardig voted “AGAINST” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She also voted to “REPEAL” the HERO Ordinance rather than place it on the November ballot to let Houston voters decide its fate. NOTE: Council Member Brenda Stardig is now being challenged by Iesheia K. Ayers-Wilson for her council seat. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Brenda Stardig on why Houstonians should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER JERRY DAVIS STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Jerry Davis (pictured with his wife) is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing District B on the city council. He is running for re-election. Davis voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when he was given the opportunity to do so. NOTE: Council Member Jerry Davis is now being challenged by Vincent Ferguson Duncan, Isaac Mayhorn, Kenneth Perkins, and Ben White Jr. for his council seat. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Jerry Davis on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER ELLEN COHEN STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Ellen Cohen is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing District C on the city council. She is running for re-election. Cohen voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when she was given the opportunity to do so. NOTE: Council Member Ellen Cohen is now being challenged by Carlton Jarvis and Michael McDonald for her council seat. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Ellen Cohen on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER DWIGHT BOYKINS STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Dwight Boykins is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing District D on the city council. He is running for re-election unopposed. Boykins voted “AGAINST” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. However, rather than vote to “REPEAL” the controversial HERO Ordinance he decided that it was in the best interest of his constituents for him to let the voters decide its fate in November. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to votePlease note that we do not have a message from Council Member Dwight Boykins on how Houstonians should vote on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

HERE’S WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER DAVE MARTIN STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Dave Martin is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing District E on the city council. He is running for re-election unopposed. Martin voted “AGAINST” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to “REPEAL” the HERO Ordinance rather than place it on the November ballot to let Houston voters decide its fate. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Dave Martin on why Houstonians should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER RICHARD NGUYEN STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Richard Nguyen is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing District F on the city council. He is running for re-election. Nguyen voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when he was given the opportunity to do so. NOTE: Council Member Richard Nguyen is now being challenged by Dr. Kendall L. Baker and Dr. Steve Le for his council seat. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Richard Nguyen on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

HERE’S WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER OLIVER PENNINGTON STANDS ON PROP. 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Oliver Pennington is currently serving his third and final term as the Houston City Council District G councilman – due to term limits. Pennington voted “AGAINST” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to “REPEAL” the HERO Ordinance rather than place it on the November ballot to let Houston voters decide its fate. *Initially Pennington decided to run for Mayor of Houston, but changed his mind due to the illness of his wife. NOTE: The candidates running for Houston City Council District G seat are: Sandie Mullins Moger and Greg Travis. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Oliver Pennington on why Houstonians should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER ED GONZALEZ STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Ed Gonzalez is currently serving his third and final term as the Houston City Council District H councilman – due to term limits. Gonzalez voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when he was given the opportunity to do so. NOTE: The candidates running for Houston City Council District H are: Roland M. Chavez, Karla Cisneros, Jason Cisneroz, and Abel Davila. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Ed Gonzalez on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. Don't forget that every vote counts!!!

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER ROBERT GALLEGOS STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Robert Gallegos is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing District I on the city council. He is running for re-election. Gallegos voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when he was given the opportunity to do so. NOTE: Council Member Robert Gallegos is now being challenged by Herlinda Garcia for his council seat. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Robert Gallegos on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

HERE’S WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER MIKE LASTER STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Mike Laster is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing District J on the city council. He is running for re-election. Laster voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when he was given the opportunity to do so. NOTE: Council Member Mike Laster is now being challenged by Manuel C. Barrera and James G. Bigham for his council seat. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Mike Laster on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 

WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER LARRY GREEN STANDS ON PROPOSITION 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE



Larry Green is currently the incumbent Houston City Council Member representing District K on the city council. He is running for re-election unopposed. Green voted to “PASS AND APPROVE” the HERO Ordinance back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He also voted to put the HERO Ordinance before the voters of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 General Election as “PROPOSITION 1” rather than repeal it when he was given the opportunity to do so. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Don’t forget to vote! Please note that we do not have a message from Council Member Stephen Costello on why Houstonians should vote "YES" on Proposition 1 -- THE HERO ORDINANCE. However, you can (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL MESSAGE" from Pastor Kendall L. Baker on why you should vote "NO" on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. You are also strongly encouraged to (CLICK HERE) for a "SPECIAL REPORT" by FOX 26 Reporter Greg Groogan on Proposition 1 - THE HERO ORDINANCE. This particular report discusses how other Texas cities with equal rights ordinances have stopped short of granting transgender folks full access to the bathroom of their choice. Don't forget that every vote counts!!! 




ELECTION DAY VOTING

Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. You must vote at your designated voting location on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. You may want to visit the Harris County Clerk’s website if you are not sure where to vote on Election Day. (CLICK HERE) to find your polling place.


BELOW ARE A FEW OTHER 2015 CANDIDATES FOR THE CITY OF HOUSTON ELECTIONS


Demetria Smith
Ben Hall
Victoria Lane
Sylvester Turner
Adrian Garcia
Bill King
Rafael Munoz
Marty McVey
Steve Costello
Joe Ferreira
Hoc Thai Nguyen
Chris Bell
Dale Steffes


M.J. Khan
Chris Brown
Bill Frazer
Jew Don Boney
Dwight Jefferson
Carroll Robinson

Brenda Stardig
Iesheia Ayers-Wilson

Jerry Davis
Ben White Jr.
Vince Duncan
Isaac Mayhorn
Kenneth “K.P.” Perkins

Carl Jarvis
Ellen Cohen
Michael McDonald

Dwight Boykins
*Running Unopposed 



Dave Martin
*Running Unopposed 



Steve Le
Kendall Baker
Richard Nguyen

Greg Travis
Sandie Mullins Moger

Jason Cisneroz
Abel Davila
Karla Cisneros
Roland Chavez

Herlinda Garcia
Robert Gallegos

Dung Le
Jim Bigham
Mike Laster
Manny Barrera

Larry Green
*Running Unopposed

Griff Griffin
Tom McCasland
Jenifer Rene Pool
Georgia Provost
Chris Oliver
Mike Knox
Lane Lewis
James Partsch-Galvan

David Robinson
Moe Rivera
Eric Dick
Willie Davis
Andrew Burks

Michael Kubosh
John C.B. LaRue
Joseph McElligott
Doug Peterson

Amanda Edwards
Jonathan Hansen
Larry Blackmon
Evelyn Husband Thompson
Matt Murphy
Roy Morales 


J. Brad Batteau
Jack Christie
Philippe Nassif
Sharon Moses
Tahir Charles

*Publishing of this "BLOG POST" was made possible in part by Kendall Baker a 2015 Candidate for Houston City Council District F in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.



PLEASE STAND WITH ME!


DEAR HOUSTONIANS:

Hello, my name is Kendall L. Baker, a native Houstonian, originally from the northeast side. I am a candidate for City Council District F in the 2015 City of Houston elections. First and foremost, I love my city; particularly District F, where I've resided for nearly 25 years and where I’ve pastored a church for over 10 years now. I was employed with the City of Houston for almost 29 years servicing citizens directly in 911 Emergency, Public Works and Engineering, Consumer Affairs Division and as Division Manager of the new improved 311 Help and Information Center. My excellent performance ratings and perfect attendance gave me the ability to see inside the core of what makes the City of Houston work and what doesn’t. Unfortunately, one thing I know for sure is that most of District F (Alief, Tanglewilde, Royal Oaks, Weshchase, Westwood, Briar Meadow, etc.) residents are underrepresented. Why? I'm glad you asked. 

District F needs and deserves a candidate who can effectively communicate the needs of the entire district. My experience has equipped me to know every inch of District F extremely well, as well as the entire city. My motto is, "No constituent left behind!" My first task is to make sure our police department has adequate resources and personnel to provide better security in District F. Public safety overall includes improving the infrastructure by making sure roads are safe, by addressing our enormous pothole problem and broken streets. District F streets are broken in part by the underlying deteriorating water and sewer lines. I vow to immediately correct and improve these conditions as your next Councilman.

Second, I stand for “equality” but not “special rights!” Our current Mayor, Annise Parker, is calling for Equal Rights which are in fact particularly and especially designed, aimed, and intended for the LGBT community who wants to implement policy that will threaten religious freedom and criminalize those who stand for the protection of women and children. This ordinance gives men access to women's restrooms and other public accommodations. As your Councilman I'm against this type of ordinance and I will protect religious freedom, family values, women, children and citizens in general.

Third, the key to any city’s financial security is economic development that will attract and incentivize corporations to relocate to Houston and provide more jobs! I pledge to ensure that we do that; especially improving economic development, increasing jobs, building better infrastructure in District F!

Fourth, our city must keep a disciplined fiscal accountability, bringing all debt under control, including the infamous pension fund; controlling unnecessary spending, and ceasing the present Administration’s “kick the debt down the road” mentality. This includes revisiting how we allocate funding to districts based on the actual prioritized needs of districts, not “under the table bargaining” to get a favor from the Mayor. This is why I will also support a Charter change that will allow council members to place items on the agenda, not just the mayor only. In addition, I will address other divisive issues including but not limited to the drainage fee and the feeding ordinance. I will protect, promote, advance, and fight for District F!

Houston, it's time for us to be reunited again and this can be made possible by your vote this November. Please vote for Dr. Kendall L. Baker for District F because I truly care about Houston!

Sincerely,
Dr. Kendall L. Baker for City Council District F. Offers a refreshing change by an experienced candidate for all of District F. Call 832-858-4831 or email us at kendall.baker@sbcglobal.net. The message above from Pastor Kendall L. Baker is a political ad paid for by Kendall L. Baker Campaign, Tim Taft, Treasurer.



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