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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS: On Saturday, May 7, 2016 Cynthia Gary Will Face Off Against Council Member Chris Preston in Missouri City, Texas


SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 - CYNTHIA GARY LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY AGAIN

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 our friend and supporter Cynthia Gary will be looking to make history again in Missouri City, Texas. A victory by Cynthia Gary in the race for Missouri City Council At-Large Position #2 would make her the first African American woman to ever represent Missouri City as an at-large councilwoman. But this would not be the first time Cynthia Gary has rewritten the history books in Missouri City by defeating an incumbent. Back in 2007 Cynthia defeated (District B) incumbent Missouri City Councilman Don Smith in a landslide victory en route to becoming the first African American woman to hold a city council seat in the city’s fifty-year history. As of today, Cynthia Gary is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Saturday, May 7, 2016 race for Missouri City Council At-Large Position 2. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, April 25, 2016 and end on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Chris Preston (the incumbent) and Susan Soto are also in the race. Cynthia Gary is a former two-term Missouri City council member and one-term Fort Bend ISD trustee.







SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 MAYORAL ELECTION IN MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS 

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 there will be an important “Mayoral Election” taking place in Missouri City, Texas. Our friend and supporter Mayor Allen Owen (one of the longest serving mayors in Texas) is running for re-election in Missouri City, Texas. Other candidates who are also running for office on the Saturday, May 7, 2016 ballot in Missouri City, Texas are: Fred G. Taylor (running for Mayor); Jerry Wyatt (running for City Council at Large Position 1); Pernell Davis (running for City Council at Large Position 1); Cynthia Gary (running for City Council At-Large Position 2); Chris Preston (running for At-Large Position 2) and Susan Soto (running for At-Large Position 2). As of today, Mayor Allen Owen and Cynthia Gary are the only candidates asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Saturday, May 7, 2016 General Election in Missouri City, Texas. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, April 25, 2016 and end on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Don't forget to vote early!




SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 - CYNTHIA GARY LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY AGAIN

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 our friend and supporter Cynthia Gary will be looking to make history again in Missouri City, Texas. A victory by Cynthia Gary in the race for Missouri City Council At-Large Position #2 would make her the first African American woman to ever represent Missouri City as an at-large councilwoman. But this would not be the first time Cynthia Gary has rewritten the history books in Missouri City by defeating an incumbent. Back in 2007 Cynthia defeated (District B) incumbent Missouri City Councilman Don Smith in a landslide victory en route to becoming the first African American woman to hold a city council seat in the city’s fifty-year history. As of today, Cynthia Gary is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Saturday, May 7, 2016 race for Missouri City Council At-Large Position 2. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, April 25, 2016 and end on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Chris Preston (the incumbent) and Susan Soto are also in the race. Cynthia Gary is a former two-term Missouri City council member and one-term Fort Bend ISD trustee.




TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 “DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY" RUNOFF KEY RACE

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 our friend and supporter Judge Elaine Palmer will be facing off against her Democratic rival JoAnn Storey. Judge Elaine Palmer is asking for your vote and support in this race. The race for District Judge for the 215th Judicial District in Harris County will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Elaine Palmer is the incumbent in this race. The winner of the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Democratic Party Primary election will then have to face off against Fred Shuchart the Republican nominee. As of today, Judge Elaine Palmer is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Democratic Primary "Runoff Race" for District Judge for the 215th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas. Early voting for this race will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016 and end on Friday, May 20, 2016. So, don't forget to vote early!



TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 “DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY" RUNOFF KEY RACE

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 our friend and supporter Kimberly Willis will be seeking to secure her place in history. A victory by Willis over her Democratic rival Jarvis Johnson would make Willis the first woman to ever represent House District 139 in the Texas House of Representatives. Willis is asking for "ALL HOUSE DISTRICT 139" voters to help her make history by turning out to vote for her in the Democratic Party runoff election. She led all vote-getters back on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in the Democratic Party Primary with 3,919 votes (32.14%) and must now face off against (second place finisher) fellow Democrat Jarvis Johnson who finished with 3,483 votes (28.56%) in a “WINNER-TAKE-ALL-SHOWDOWN”. The winner of the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Harris County Democratic Party Primary runoff election between Kimberly Willis and Jarvis Johnson will become the next State Representative for House District 139 – because “NO” Republican will be opposing the Democratic nominee on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “Presidential Election” ballot in Harris County. As of today, Kimberly Willis is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Democratic Primary "Runoff Race" for State Representative for House District 139 in Harris County, Texas. Early voting for this race will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016 and end on Friday, May 20, 2016. So, don't forget to vote early!




TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 “DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY" RUNOFF KEY RACE

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 our friend and supporter Angelique Bartholomew will be seeking to secure her place in history. A victory by Bartholomew over embattled Democratic State Representative Ron Reynolds would make Angelique Bartholomew the first African American woman to ever represent House District 27 in the Texas House of Representatives. Angelique Bartholomew is asking for "ALL HOUSE DISTRICT 27" voters to help her make history by turning out to vote for her in the Democratic Party runoff election during the early voting period. The winner of the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Fort Bend County Democratic Party Primary runoff election between Angelique Bartholomew and Ron Reynolds must then prepare to face off against a strong African American conservative attorney by the name Ken Bryant in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “Presidential Election” in Fort Bend County. As of today, Angelique Bartholomew is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Democratic Primary "Runoff Race" for State Representative for House District 27 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Early voting for this race will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016 and end on Friday, May 20, 2016. So, don't forget to vote early!



TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 “DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY" RUNOFF KEY RACE

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 our friend and supporter Judge Hilary Green will be facing off against her Democratic rival Cheryl Elliott Thornton in the runoff race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 1 in Harris County, Texas. This runoff election will decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, the winner of the runoff between Hilary H. Green and Cheryl Elliott Thornton will be elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Green is the incumbent in this race. As of today, Judge Hilary Green is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Democratic Primary race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 1 in Harris County, Texas. Early voting for this race will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016 and end on Friday, May 20, 2016. So, don't forget to vote early!




MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016 -- REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION -- VISIT THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT

The 2016 Republican National Convention is scheduled to be held from Monday, July 18, 2016 through Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Keep in mind that the Republican Party has 2,472 delegates to the Republican National Convention. To win the nomination a candidate needs to earn a simple majority comprising of 1,237 or more delegates. On the Republican side, Donald Trump is leading Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio and others in the race to earn the Republican nomination for President of the United States..



MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016 -- DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION -- VISIT THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held from Monday, July 25, 2016 through Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Keep in mind that the Democratic Party has 4,764 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. To win the nomination a candidate needs to earn a simple majority comprising of 2,383 or more delegates. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is leading Bernie Sanders and other lesser-known candidates in the race to earn the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 RACE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 137 

Our friend and supporter Kendall Baker would like for you to mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In the race for State Representative, District 137 -- Kendall Baker is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Pastor Kendall Baker is asking for you to help him unseat Gene Wu the current Democrat incumbent who defeated Edward Pollard to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 137 in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Presidential Election. A Libertarian candidate by the name of Dan Biggs will also be in the race. As of today, Kendall Baker is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the race for State Representative for House District 137 in Houston, Texas. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, October 24, 2016 and end on Friday, November 4, 2016. Don't forget to vote early!



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 RACE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 147 

Our friend and supporter Matt Murphy would like for you to mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In the race for State Representative, District 147 -- Matt Murphy is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Matt Murphy is trying to unseat Democrat incumbent Garnet F. Coleman. Defeating Garnet F. Coleman in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Presidential Election in this "DEMOCRATIC STRONGHOLD" will be a major challenge for Murphy. However, he is asking every "DISTRICT 147" voter to assist him with accomplishing this objective. MATT MURPHY: "Choosing the right leader is not always about black and white...it takes the holistic decision of our diverse community!" As of today, Matt Murphy is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the race for State Representative for House District 147 in Houston, Texas. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, October 24, 2016 and end on Friday, November 4, 2016. Don't forget to vote early!



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 RACE FOR JUDGE - 164TH DISTRICT COURT

Our friend and supporter Bruce Bain would like for you to mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 8, 2016.In the race for District Judge, 164th Judicial District in Harris County -- Bruce Bain is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Bruce Bain is asking for you to help him unseat Democrat incumbent Alexandra Smoots-Hogan who will be representing the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 164th Judicial District in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Presidential Election. As of today, Bruce Bain is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the race for District Judge for the 164th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, October 24, 2016 and end on Friday, November 4, 2016. So don't forget to vote during the early voting period!



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 RACE FOR HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT AT LAW #1

Our friend and supporter Clyde Raymond Leuchtag would like for you to mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 -- Clyde Raymond Leuchtag is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. On the Democratic side, George Barnstone defeated F. Richard Leach to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 in the November General Election. As of today, Judge Leuchtag is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the race for Judge for Harris County Civil Court at Law #1. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, October 24, 2016 and end on Friday, November 4, 2016. So don't forget to vote during the early voting period! Judge Leuchtag is the incumbent in this race.



U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 2

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, for District 2 -- Ted Poe is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Congressman Poe is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Pat Bryan is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District. Christopher Hill is the Libertarian Party candidate in this race.



U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 7

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 7 -- John Culberson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Congressman John Culberson is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, James Cargas will represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 7th Congressional District.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 8

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 8 -- Kevin Brady is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Congressman Brady is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): *No Democrat chose to run for U.S. Representative for the 8th Congressional District. So, Congressman Kevin Brady will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 9

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 9 -- Jeff Martin is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Al Green will represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 9th Congressional District. Congressman Green is the incumbent in this race.



U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 10

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 10 -- Michael McCaul is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Congressman McCaul is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Tawana W. Cadien defeated Scot B. Gallaher to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 10th Congressional District. Bill Kelsey is the Libertarian candidate in this race.



U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 18

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for United States Representative, District 18 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Reggie Gonzales and Lori Bartley to determine which candidate will represent the Republican Party in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Sheila Jackson Lee will represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 18th Congressional District. Congresswoman Lee is the incumbent in this race.



U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 22

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 22 -- Pete Olson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Congressman Olson is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Mark Gibson defeated A.R. Hassan to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 22nd Congressional District.



U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 29

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 29 -- Julio Garza is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Gene Green defeated Adrian Garcia and Dominique M. Garcia to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 29th Congressional District. Congressman Green is the incumbent in this race. N. Ruben Perez is the Libertarian Candidate in this race.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 36

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 36 -- Brian Babin is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): *No Democrat chose to run for U.S. Representative for the 36th, Congressional District. So, Congressman Brian Babin will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSIONER

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Railroad Commissioner will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Gary Gates and Wayne Christian to decide who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Railroad Commissioner will also be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Grady Yarbrough and Cody Garrett to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot in the race for Texas Railroad Commissioner. Mark A. Miller is the Libertarian candidate in this race.



JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 3

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3 -- Debra Lehrmann is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Justice Lehrmann is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Mike Westergren will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3 in the November General Election. Kathie Glass and Roberto Koelsch are both Libertarian candidate in this race.



JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 5

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5 -- Paul Green is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Justice Green is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Dori Contreras Garza will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5 in the November General Election. Tom Oxford is the Libertarian candidate in this race.



JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 9

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9 -- Eva Guzman is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Justice Eva Guzman is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Savannah Robinson will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9 in the November General Election. Don Fulton is the Libertarian candidate in this race.



JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 2

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Mary Lou Keel and Ray Wheless to decide who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Lawrence “Larry” Meyers will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 in the November General Election. Judge Meyers is the incumbent in this race. Mark Ash and Quanah Parker are both Libertarian candidates in this race.



JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 5

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Sid Harle and Scott Walker to determine who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Betsy Johnson will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 in the November General Election. William Bryan Strange is the Libertarian candidate in this race.



JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 6

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 – Michael E. Keasler is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Keasler is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Robert Burns will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 in the November General Election. Mark W. Bennett is the Libertarian candidate in this race.



MEMBER, STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 6

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Member, State Board of Education, District 6 -- Donna Bahorich is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Donna Bohorich is the incumbent in this race. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Member, State Board of Education, District 6 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Jasmine Jenkins and R. Dakota Carter to determine who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Whitney Bilyeu is the Libertarian candidate in this race.
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 8

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Member, State Board of Education, District 8 -- Barbara Cargill is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, Barbara Cargill will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 4

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Senator, District 4 -- Brandon Creighton is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. However, Brandon Creighton will face Libertarian Jenn West on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 11

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Senator, District 11 -- Larry Taylor is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for State Senator for District 11. So, State Senator Taylor will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 13

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Senator, District 13 – Rodney Ellis is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Senator Ellis is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Senator Ellis will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 18

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Senator, District 18 -- Lois W. Kolkhorst is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. However, Lois W. Kolkhorst will face Libertarian Kathie L. Stone on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 27

(ATTENTION FORT BEND COUNTY REPUBLICANS): In the race for State Representative for House District 27 in Fort Bend County in the Tuesday, March 1, Republican Primary Ken Bryant defeated Mary Walker to earn the Republican nomination. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) race for State Representative – House District 27 in Fort Bend County will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Ron Reynolds and Angelique Bartholomew to determine who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *State Rep. Ron Reynolds is the incumbent in this race. *Angelique Bartholomew is asking for your vote in this race.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 126

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 126 -- Kevin Roberts is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Joy Dawson-Thomas defeated Cris Hernandez to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 126 in the November General Election. Eric B. Moquin is the Libertarian candidate in this race.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 127

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 127 -- Dan Huberty is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. However, Dan Huberty will face Libertarian Scott Ford on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 128

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for State Representative, District 128 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Briscoe Cain and Wayne Smith to decide who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, the winner of the runoff between Cain and State Rep. Smith will face Libertarian Ken Lowder on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 129

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 129 -- Dennis Paul is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. However, Dennis Paul will face Libertarian Paul Netherland on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 130

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 130 -- Tom Oliverson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, Tom Oliverson will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 131

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 131 – Alma A. Allen defeated John Shike to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Allen will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 132

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 132 -- Mike Schofield is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Schofield will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Mike Schofield will face Libertarian Phil Kurtz on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 133

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 133 -- Jim Murphy is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Murphy will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 134

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 134 -- Sarah Davis is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Ben Rose will represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 134 in the November General Election. Gilberto "Gil" Vasquez is the Libertarian candidate in this race.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 135

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 135 -- Gary Elkins is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Jesse A. Ybanez will represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 135 in the November General Election.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 137

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 137 -- Kendall Baker is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Gene Wu defeated Edward Pollard to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 137 in the November General Election. State Rep. Gene Wu is the incumbent in this race. Dan Biggs is the Libertarian candidate in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 138

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 138 -- Dwayne Bohac is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Bohac will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 139

The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for State Representative, District 139 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Kimberly Willis and Jarvis D. Johnson to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, the winner of the runoff between Kimberly Willis and Jarvis Johnson will be elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. *Kimberly Willis is asking for your vote in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 140

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 140 – Armando Lucio Walle is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Walle is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Walle will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 141

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 141 – Senfronia Thompson is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Thompson is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for State Representative for House District 141. So, State Rep. Senfronia Thompson will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 142

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 142 – Harold V. Dutton, Jr. is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Dutton is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Harold Dutton, Jr. will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 143

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 143 – Ana Hernandez is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Hernandez is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Hernandez will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 144

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 144 -- Gilbert Pena is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Gilbert Pena is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Mary Ann Perez defeated Cody Ray Wheeler and Bernie Aldape, III to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 144 in the November General Election.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 145

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 145 – Carol Alvarado is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Alvarado is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Alvarado will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 146

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 146 – Borris L. Miles is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Miles is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Miles will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 147

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 147 -- Matt Murphy is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Garnet F. Coleman will represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 147 in the November General Election. State Rep. Coleman is the incumbent in this race.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 148

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 148 – Jessica Cristina Farrar defeated Dave Wilson to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Farrar is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for State Representative for House District 148. So, State Rep. Farrar will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 149

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 149 -- Bryan Chu is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Hubert Vo defeated Demetria Smith to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 149 in the November General Election. State Rep. Vo is the incumbent in this race.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 150

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 150 -- Valoree Swanson defeated State Rep. Debbie Riddle to earn the right to represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Michael Shawn Kelly will represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 150 in the November General Election.



CHIEF JUSTICE, 1ST COURT OF APPEALS

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Chief Justice, 1st Court of Appeals -- Sherry Radack is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Chief Justice Sherry Radack is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Jim Peacock will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Chief Justice, 1st Court of Appeals in the November General Election.



JUSTICE, 1ST COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 4

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 4 -- Evelyn Keyes is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Justice Keyes is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Barbara Gardner will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 4 in the November General Election.



JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 2

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 2 -- Kevin Jewell is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *There is no incumbent in this race. However this seat was vacated by Justice Sharon McCally who was a Republican. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Candance White defeated Jim Sharp to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 2 in the November General Election.



JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 9

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 9 -- Tracy Elizabeth Christopher is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Justice Christopher is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Peter M. Kelly will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 9 in the November General Election.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 11th Judicial District -- Kevin Fulton is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for District Judge, 11th Judicial District will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Kristen Hawkins and Rabeea Collier to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 61ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 61st Judicial District -- Erin Elizabeth Lunceford is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Lunceford is the incumbent in this race. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for District Judge, 61st Judicial District will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Julie Countiss and Fredericka Phillips to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 80TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 80th Judicial District -- Will Archer is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Larry Weiman will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 80th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Weiman is the incumbent in this race.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 125TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 125th Judicial District -- Sharon Hemphill is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Kyle Carter will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 125th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Carter is the incumbent in this race.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 127TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 127th Judicial District -- Sarahjane Swanson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, R.K. Sandill will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 127th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Sandill is the incumbent in this race.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 129TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 129th Judicial District -- Sophia Mafrige is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Michael Gomez will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 129th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Gomez is the incumbent in this race.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 133RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 133rd Judicial District -- Cindy Bennett Smith is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Jaclanel McFarland will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 133rd Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge McFarland is the incumbent in this race.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 151ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 151st Judicial District -- Jeff Hastings is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Michael Engelhart will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 151st Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Engelhart is the incumbent in this race.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 152ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 152nd Judicial District -- Don Self is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Robert K. Schaffer will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 152nd Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Schaffer is the incumbent in this race.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 164TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 164th Judicial District -- Bruce Bain is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Alexandra Smoots-Hogan will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 164th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Smoots-Hogan is the incumbent in this race.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 165TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 165th Judicial District -- Debra Ibarra Mayfield is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Ibarra Mayfield is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Ursula A. Hall defeated Josefina Rendon to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 165th Judicial District in the November General Election.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 174TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 174th Judicial District -- Katherine McDaniel is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Hazel B. Jones defeated Mack McInnis and Raul Rodriguez to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 174th Judicial District in the November General Election.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 176TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 176th Judicial District -- Stacey W. Bond is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Bond is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Nikita “Niki” Harmon defeated Shawna L. Reagin to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 176th Judicial District in the November General Election.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 177TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 177th Judicial District -- Ryan Patrick is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Patrick is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Robert Johnson defeated David L. Singer to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 177th Judicial District in the November General Election.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 178TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 178th Judicial District -- Phil Gommels is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Kelli Johnson defeated Lori Chambers Gray to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 178th Judicial District in the November General Election. *Democratic Judge David Mendoza (the incumbent) did not run for re-election.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 179TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 179th Judicial District -- Kristin M. Guiney is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Guiney is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Randy Roll defeated Stephen Aslett to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 179th Judicial District in the November General Election.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 215TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 215th Judicial District -- Fred Shuchart is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for District Judge, 215th Judicial District will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Elaine Palmer and JoAnn Storey to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Palmer is the incumbent in this race.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 333RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 333rd Judicial District -- Joseph “Tad” Halbach is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Halbach is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Daryl Moore defeated Lisa Ketai to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 333rd Judicial District in the November General Election.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 334TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 334th Judicial District -- Grant Dorfman is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Dorfman is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Steven Kirkland will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 334th Judicial District in the November General Election.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 337TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 337th Judicial District -- Renee Magee is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot. Judge Magee is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Herb Ritchie will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 337th Judicial District in the November General Election.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 338TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 338th Judicial District -- Brock Thomas is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Thomas is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Ramona Franklin will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 338th Judicial District in the November General Election.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 339TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 339th Judicial District -- Mary McFaden is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Maria T. (Terri) Jackson will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 339th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Jackson is the incumbent in this race.



DISTRICT JUDGE, 351ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 351st Judicial District -- Mark Kent Ellis is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Ellis is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, George Powell defeated Greg Glass to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 351st Judicial District in the November General Election.



HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Attorney -- Devon Anderson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Devon Anderson is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Kim Ogg defeated Morris Overstreet and Lloyd Wayne Oliver to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County District Attorney in the November General Election.

JUDGE, COUNTY CIVIL COURT AT LAW NO. 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 -- Clyde Raymond Leuchtag is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Leuchtag is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): On the Democratic side, George Barnstone defeated F. Richard Leach to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 in the November General Election.



HARRIS COUNTY ATTORNEY

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Attorney – Jim Leitner is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Vince Ryan will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Attorney in the November General Election. Vince Ryan is the incumbent in this race.



HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Sheriff -- Ron Hickman is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Sheriff Hickman is the incumbent in this race. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Harris County Sheriff will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Ed Gonzales and Jerome Moore to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.



HARRIS COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for County Tax Assessor-Collector -- Mike Sullivan is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Mike Sullivan is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Ann Harris Bennett defeated Brandon Dudley to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector in the November General Election.



HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE POSITION 1, PRECINCT 2

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for County School Trustee, Position 1, Precinct 2 -- George Moore is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. George Moore defeated Marvin Morris (incumbent) in the 2016 Republican Primary. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Sherrie L. Matula will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County School Trustee, Position 1, Precinct 2 in the November General Election.



HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE POSITION 2, PRECINCT 4

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for County School Trustee, Position 2, Precinct 4 -- Eric Dick is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Marilyn Burgess will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County School Trustee, Position 1, Precinct 4 in the November General Election.



HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for County Commissioner, Precinct 3 – El Franco Lee (deceased) is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. Currently Gene Locke is serving as the place-holder until Harris County Democratic Party leaders select a replacement.



HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 3

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for County Commissioner, Precinct 3 -- Steve Radack is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Commissioner Radack is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Jenifer Rene Pool defeated Erik Michael Hassan to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 3 in the November General Election.



HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 1, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1 -- SaraJane Milligan is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Eric William Carter and Tanya Makany-Rivera to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The incumbent in this race (Democratic Judge Dale Gorczynski) did not run for re-election.
HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 2, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1 – Jo Ann Delgado is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Delgado is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, Judge Delgado will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 3, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1 -- Tom Zakes is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Joe Stephens defeated LaTonya Allen to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1 in the November General Election. The incumbent (Democratic Judge Mike Parrott) did not run for re-election.



HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 4, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1 -- Lincoln Goodwin is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Goodwin is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Vicky Printers Reynolds will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1 in the November General Election.



HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 5, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1 -- Russ Ridgway is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Ridgway is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, William “Bill” McLeod will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1 in the November General Election.
HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 6, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 1 – Richard C. Vara is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Vara is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, Judge Vara will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 7, PLACE 1

The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Hilary H. Green and Cheryl Elliott Thornton to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, the winner of the runoff between Hilary H. Green and Cheryl Elliott Thornton will be elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Hilary Green is the incumbent in this race.
HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 8, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8, Place 1 -- Holly Williamson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, Judge Williamson will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 1 -- Joe Danna is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot . (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Alan Rosen defeated “Ced” Collier and Jack Boatner to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 1 in the November General Election. Constable Rosen is the incumbent in this race.



HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 2

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 2 -- Daniel Vela is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Christopher (Chris) Diaz defeated Ruben Loreto, George Goffney, Jr., and Joe “Joey” Martinez to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 2 in the November General Election. Constable Diaz is the incumbent in this race.



HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 3

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 3 -- Dan Webb is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Harris County Constable, Precinct 3 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Sherman Eagleton and Michel Pappillion to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The incumbent (Democratic Constable Ken Jones) did not run for re-election in this race.



HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 4

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 4 -- Mark Herman is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Constable Herman is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Jeff McGowen will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 4 in the November General Election.
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 5

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 5 -- Ted Heap is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Heap defeated Al Hoang in the Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Republican Primary to earn the right to represent the Republican Party on the November ballot. The incumbent (Republican Constable Phil Camus) did not run for re-election. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, Ted Heap will be elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 6

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 6 -- Richard “Rick” Gonzales is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Silvia Trevino defeated Ernest T. (E.T.) Ramirez, Gilbert Reyna, Moises “Moy” Davila and Heliodoro (Henry) Martinez to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 6 in the November General Election. The incumbent (Democratic Constable Heliodoro “Henry” Martinez) was defeated in the Democratic Primary.
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 7

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 7 – May Walker defeated Michael Coleman to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party on the November ballot. Constable May Walker is the incumbent. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, Constable Walker will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 8

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 8 -- Phil Sandlin is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Constable Phil Sandlin is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Heather Perry will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 8 in the November General Election.



HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Harris County Republican Party Chairman will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Rick Ramos and Paul Simpson to determine which candidate will lead the Harris County Republican Party forward. Rick Ramos lead all vote-getters in the Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Republican Primary by garnering 90,258 votes. Paul Simpson (the incumbent) finished second with 88,720 votes. And Tex Christopher finished third with 47,600 votes.
HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): Lane Lewis (incumbent) ran unopposed in the Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Democratic Primary in Harris County. Chairman Lewis will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the November General Election.




Submitted by: 
Dr. D. Z. Cofield, Senior Pastor of Good Hope MBC

Your VOTE Is Your VOICE - Make Sure You Are Heard!

People complain over and over again about what’s wrong in our society and what politicians are doing and not doing to, or for, the community and their constituents. People complain about the injustices within the criminal justice system and schools that are graduating students who are under educated and therefore unemployable. From barbershops to beauty shops, from bridge clubs to social clubs, from fraternities to sororities, people grumble, mumble and complain over and over again about what’s wrong in our society. But what would happen if everyone who complained actually went out and voted? If only 20-30% of registered voters actually vote, do you think only 20-30% of registered voters actually complain? The sad truth is I believe there are more people who could vote and don’t than those who actually do vote, and if you can vote and don’t you shouldn’t complain. Bad officials and policies are allowed to remain in place when good citizens don’t vote.

In 1981 Pres. Ronald Reagan said, “For this nation to remain true to it’s principles, we cannot allow any American’s vote to be denied, diluted or defiled.” Perhaps the greatest tragedy in our society is the fact that too many people render their right to vote impotent by not exercising that right.

We turn out most to vote for a presidential election, but the results of our state, county and city elections, both primary and general, are more important to your day-to-day existence than any national election because our local public servants will directly impact you, your family and your friends. School board members can decide the quality of your child’s education or whether your neighborhood school remains open or closes. Local judges will rule on cases in your community. Community college board members will decide on many of the post-secondary educational opportunities for our young adults. Your Justice of the Peace will decide if local residents are evicted or will have another opportunity to stay in their homes. Local elections matter. Your vote matters.

From the lack of economic development and job creation to public safety, healthcare and public education, people want something better. You want something better, and the way to begin bringing about change is to get involved and vote.

In 1965 Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson said, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”

Voting works. If voting didn’t work there would be no women’s rights, no public schools, no minimum rage, no Civil Rights Act, no Social Security, no Medicare, no Medicaid, no workers compensation, no environmental laws, and no health insurance. The fact is voting makes a difference. Your vote makes a difference, so get out and vote. As Mahatma Gandhi admonished, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world,” and the change you want to see should first be shown in how you vote. YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE! Let your voice be heard by making sure you GO AND VOTE!

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The views and opinions expressed in the article above are those of Dr. D.Z. Cofield and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of any other person, organization or entity included herein.






Submitted by:
Bishop Anthony A. Allen
“Apostle, Entrepreneur, Author and Music Artist”

Voting Should Be a Family Affair

Over time, I’ve wondered who’s really to blame for the lack of true progress in our country. Is it our governing leadership – whom some have called out on numerous occasions to be incompetent, unconcerned, greedy slackers? Or is it us?

If this is truly a country that’s, "of the people, for the people, and by the people", then I have to go with "it’s us" and admit that lack of progress is a reflection of our own making. To admit this brings me pain and should you too; to the point of seeking undeniable resolve.

To understand that the image of our government, and the progressive production of our country is in our hands, and then for us to not strive corporately to implement that which can make it a beautiful successful item, is likened to parents starving the children they’ve been given and then expecting for those children to achieve excellence to the point of causing the household to rejoice.

It’s in our hands American citizens. We have the power to reform our country into an image we can all be proud to look at and say, yes now that’s me. America we can do this, so let’s stop bashing our governing authority and lets use that energy to focus on getting to the polls to elect those who represent the “true you” and erase what some are calling a false dead beat governing image that stands before us.

Grandparents and parents alike should take all those years of built up frustration and organize a family accountability plan for voting. This plan should be focused on getting our grandchildren and children to realize that they WILL vote, and it is not an option.

We thank God for those who have stepped outside of their call of duty to encourage our families; but enough is enough. Family leaders, we must begin to compel those we have influence over to exercise their right to make an informed voting decision.

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The views and opinions expressed in the article above are those of Bishop Anthony A. Allen and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of any other person, organization or entity included herein.





Submitted by:
Keryl L. Douglas, Esq.
"Community and Human Rights Advocate"

Local Dems Need Decisive Action To Avoid GOP Thrashing in 2016 Presidential Election

Recent Primary voting results portend bleak general election outcomes for Democratic candidates in Harris County unless immediate, concerted, comprehensive, effective voter mobilization strategies are implemented. In the March 1st Primary, GOP out-voted Dems by more than 100,000; capturing 15.8% of Harris County’s 2,081,781 registered voters (329,014) compared to Democrat’s 10.9% (226,825), for a GOP voting margin advantage of 102,189.

If local Democratic candidates want to succeed in the Nov. 2016 General election, a serious fire of effective voter engagement and mobilization must be lit under the Harris County Democratic Party as well as all current elected leaders. President Obama’s historically impressive ground game in 2008 has not only proven it can be done, but already provided an easily duplicated blueprint for doing so.

Similarly, the historic national voter mobilization and turnout campaign that I had opportunity to help lead in 2000, resulting in historically high voter turnout across all states, show that voters definitely respond to concerted, effective engagement and mobilization. It’s not rocket science. There simply must be desire, determination, and diligence by Democratic Party, organizations, elected leaders, and/or advocates willing and able to do so. If this doesn’t happen, and soon, many impressive Democratic candidates will lose up and down the ballot simply because of ineffective, inadequate, and/or inexcusable lack of diligence by the Party and its elected leaders. Democracy demands that better effort is made, and Democratic candidates deserve and need better support from the Party in this regard.

President Obama’s campaign has repeatedly shown that with effective strategies, Harris County can indeed prove “Blue” to the benefit and election of Democratic candidates. In the 2008 Primary,  the Democratic Party more than doubled GOP’s voter turnout statewide (2,874,986 vs. 1,362,322). Obama garnered 50.4 percent of Harris County vote in 2008, and won reelection in 2012 by narrow margin of 971 votes over Mitt Romney. However, in the 2014 gubernatorial election, GOP bested the county’s Dems with 51% of the vote. Similarly, so far in 2016, GOP is doing much better job mobilizing their voters for advantageous turnout. Harris County Democratic Party and its leaders must spring into action to avoid a looming thrashing come November.

Both the Democratic and Republican Parties have much room for improvement! Voter turnout is inexcusably low compared to registered voters: 16% (2000), 12% (2004), 33% (2008), and 16% (2012). However, Dems are dismally trailing GOP, to the detriment of Democratic candidates, in this exceedingly important 2016 election season. Even some of our most lauded elected leaders have dismally low voter turnout in their respective districts: Carol Alvarado (13.35%); Garnet Coleman (18.10%); Harold Dutton (15.79%); Rodney Ellis (16.58%); Sylvia Garcia (12.84%); Al Green (14.76%); Gene Green (12.84%); Sheila Jackson Lee (15.29%); Borris Miles (17.03%); Senfronia Thompson (13.76%). This can and MUST be easily increased and improved to assure election of Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in November.

An ideal start to ‘right this ship and win the race’ could be for each current elected leader to take responsibility for raising the funds to employ people across their own constituencies to immediately launch and wage an aggressive, strategic voter registration, engagement, and mobilization campaign; with the aim of inspiring and achieving 80 to 100% voter turnout in their respective districts. This will not only improve election outcomes, but also economic and empowerment outcomes across Democratic communities. We Can. We Must. We Will!

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The views and opinions expressed in the article above are those of attorney Keryl L. Douglas and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of any other person, organization or entity included herein.



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