LOCAL ELECTIONS MATTER -- EARLY VOTING FOR THE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 GENERAL ELECTIONS BEGINS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

A few of the people featured in this edition of Houston Business Connections Magazine© are Governor Greg Abbott, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Mayor Allen Owen, Dr. Letitia Plummer, Sheriff Troy E. Nehls, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Manny Berrera, Daniel "DC" Caldwell, Robert Glaser, Victoria Bryant, Eugene "Gene" Pack, David Jaroszewski, Pretta VanDible Stallworth, Monica Flores Richart, Elizabeth Santos, Gretchen Himsl, Carlos Perrett, Sergio Lira, Rodolfo (Rudy) Reyes, Jesse A. Rodriguez, Susan Shafer, Sue Deigaard, Kara DeRocha, Sean Cheben, Daniel Albert, Robert Lundin and Holly Flynn Vilaseca, Anne Katherine Sung, John Luman, Wanda Adams, Karla Brown and Gerry W. Monroe. Houston Business Connections Magazine is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 for more information.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fifty-Six Harris County Leaders "Strategic Voters" Should Know Before HB25 Goes into Effect on Tuesday, September 1, 2020



REPORT by AUBREY R. TAYLOR

In case you haven’t heard, Houston Business Connections Magazine© has assigned a “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” to (56) fifty-six candidates whose names appeared on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” ballot in selected countywide races in Harris County, Texas. What does this SVPR# actually mean? Well, the SVPR# will help us to better advise our new clients as to who they should run against in the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County, Texas. The SVPR# also shows us where some of our existing clients stand with regards to “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTERS” in Harris County. So, when coupled with other factors, the SVPR# gives us a unique way to gauge which potential Harris County candidates may have trouble winning their re-election bids without some serious branding and marketing assistance outside of their political party’s coordinated campaign in "2020" when HB25 becomes the law of the land in the Lone Star State. And finally, the SVPR# gives us a pretty good indication of which potential candidates (and incumbents) would be tough-to-beat without “THE STRAIGHT-TICKET VOTING OPTION” being a factor.


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FIFTY-SIX "DISTINGUISHED LEADERS" YOU SHOULD KNOW IN HARRIS COUNTY
 
 
The "DISTINGUISHED LEADERS" featured in the banners below have all been assigned a Houston Business Connections Magazine© "STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER" based on the approximate number of "NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES" they received back in 2016. This is crucial heading into "2020" because "STRAIGHT-TICKET VOTING" will not be allowed in the "2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION" in the State of Texas.

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#1 Mike Sullivan is the former Republican Harris County Tax Assessor Collector – 238,477 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Mike Sullivan was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to his Democratic challenger Ann Harris Bennett who is ranked 53rd on our list with a 176,213 SVPR#.



#2 Kim Ogg currently serves as the Democratic Harris County District Attorney -- 224,925 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Kim Ogg defeated Republican (incumbent) Devon Anderson who ranks 42nd on our list with a 186,801 SVPR#.
 

#3 Debra Ibarra Mayfield is the former Republican Judge for the 165th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 220,005 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Debra Ibarra Mayfield was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” she faced and lost to her Democratic challenger Ursula A. Hall who ranks 54th on our list with a 175,142 SVPR#.
 

#4 Renee Magee is the former Republican Judge for the 337th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 219,254 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Renee Magee was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” she faced and lost to her Democratic challenger Herb Ritchie who ranks 56th on our list with a 172,464 SVPR#.
 

#5 Erin Elizabeth Lunceford is the former Republican Judge for the 61st District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 218,752 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Erin Elizabeth Lunceford was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” she faced and lost to her Democratic challenger Fredericka Phillips who ranks 51st on our list with a 179,085 SVPR#.
 

#6 Kristin M. Guiney is the former Republican Judge for the 179th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 217,949 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Kristin M. Guiney was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” she faced and lost to her Democratic challenger Randy Roll who ranks 55th on our list with a 173,935 SVPR#.
 

#7 Stacey W. Bond is the former Republican Judge for the 176th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 215,938 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Stacey W. Bond was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” she faced and lost to her Democratic challenger Nikita “Niki” Harmon who ranks 52nd on our list with a 177,658 SVPR#.
 

#8 Ryan Patrick is the former Republican Judge for the 177th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 214,441 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Ryan Patrick was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to his Democratic challenger Robert Johnson who ranks 50th on our list with a 179,533 SVPR#.
 

#9 Kelli Johnson currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 178th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 213,332 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston BusinessConnections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Kelli Johnson defeated Republican Phil Gommels who ranks 49th on our list with a 179,543 SVPR#.
 

#10 Mark Kent Ellis is the former Republican Judge for the 351st District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 212,065 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Mark Kent Ellis was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to his Democratic challenger George Powell who ranks 48th on our list with a 179,789 SVPR#.
 

#11 Mike Engelhart currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 151st District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 210,465 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Mike Engelhart defeated Republican Jeff Hastings who ranks 44th on our list with a 185,503 SVPR#.



#12 Vince Ryan currently serves as the Democratic Harris County Attorney -- 210,045 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Vince Ryan defeated Republican Jim Leitner who ranks 40th on our list with a 188,496 SVPR#.



#13 Joseph “Tad” Halbach is the former Republican Judge for the 333rd District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 209,828 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Joseph “Tad” Halbach was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to his Democratic challenger Daryl Moore who ranks 46th on our list with a 183,433 SVPR#.
 


#14 Brock Thomas is the former Republican Judge for the 338th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 209,682 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Brock Thomas was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to his Democratic challenger Ramona Franklin who ranks 47th on our list with a 182,715 SVPR#.
 


#15 Robert Schaffer currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 152nd District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 209,380 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Robert Schaffer defeated Republican Don Self who ranks 45th on our list with a 185,093 SVPR#.
 


#16 Ed Gonzalez currently serves as the Democratic Harris County Sheriff -- 208,104 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Ed Gonzalez defeated Republican (incumbent) Ron Hickman who ranks 19th on our list with a 205,480 SVPR#.
 


#17 Clyde Raymond Leuchtag is the former Judge for the Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 1 -- 206,807 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Clyde Raymond Leuchtag was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to his Democratic challenger George Barnstone who ranks 43rd on our list with a 185,596 SVPR#.
 


#18 Michael Gomez currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 129th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 206,001 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Michael Gomez defeated Republican Sophia Mafrige who ranks 37th on our list with a 190,253 SVPR#.




#19 Ron Hickman is the former Republican Harris County Sheriff -- 205,480 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Ron Hickman lost to Democrat Ed Gonzalez who ranks 16th with a 208,104 SVPR#.
 


#20 Grant Dorfman is the former Republican Judge for the 334th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 205,099 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Grant Dorfman was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to his Democratic challenger Steven Kirkland who ranks 41st on our list with a 187,600 SVPR#.
 


#21 Katherine McDaniel ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 174th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 204,824 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Katherine McDaniel was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” she faced and lost to her Democratic rival Hazel B. Jones who ranks 39th on our list with a 189,529 SVPR#.
 


#22 Cindy Bennett Smith ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 133rd District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 204,515 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Cindy Bennett Smith was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” she faced and lost to Democratic (incumbent) Judge Jaclanel McFarland who ranks 38th on our list with a 190,084 SVPR#.
 


#23 Kevin Fulton ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 11th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 203,374 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Kevin Fulton was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to his Democratic rival Kristen Hawkins who ranks 33rd on our list with a 194,462 SVPR#.
 


#24 R.K. Sandill currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 127th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 201,978 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. R.K. Sandill defeated Republican SarahJane Swanson who ranks 34th on our list with a 193,128 SVPR#.
 


#25 Larry Weiman currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 80th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 201,691 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Larry Weiman defeated Republican Will Archer who ranks 31st on our list with a 196,065 SVPR#.
 


#26 Mary McFaden ran as a Republican candidate for Judge for the 339th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 199,809 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Mary McFaden was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” she faced and lost to Democratic (incumbent) Judge Maria T. Jackson who ranks 35th on our list with a 193,051 SVPR#.
 


#27 Fred Shuchart ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 215th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 199,783 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Fred Shuchart was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to Democratic (incumbent) Judge Elaine Palmer who ranks 36th on our list with a 192,453 SVPR#.
 


#28 Kyle Carter currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 125th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 199,509 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Kyle Carter defeated Republican Sharon Hemphill who ranks 30th on our list with a 197,863 SVPR#.
 


#29 Alexandra Smoots-Hogan currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 164th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 199,289 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in 2016. Alexandra Smoots-Hogan defeated Republican Bruce Bain who ranks 32nd on our list with a 195,461 SVPR#.
 

#30 Sharon Hemphill ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 125th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 197,863 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Sharon Hemphill lost to Democratic (incumbent) Kyle Carter who ranks 28th with a 199,509 SVPR#.
 

#31 Will Archer ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 80th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 196,065 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Will Archer lost to Democratic (incumbent) Larry Weiman who ranks 25th with a 201,691 SVPR#.

#32 Bruce Bain ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 164th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 195,461 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Bruce Bain lost to Democratic (incumbent) Alexandra Smoots-Hogan who ranks 29th with a 199,289 SVPR#.
 

#33 Kristen Hawkins currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 11th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 194,462 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Kristen Hawkins defeated Republican Kevin Fulton who ranks 23rd with a 203,374 SVPR#.

#34 SarahJane Swanson ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 127th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 193,128 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. SarahJane Swanson lost to Democratic (incumbent) R. K. Sandill who ranks 24th with a 201,978 SVPR#.
 

#35 Maria T. Jackson currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 339th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 193,051 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Maria T. Jackson defeated Republican Mary McFaden who ranks 26th with a 199,809 SVPR#.
 

#36 Elaine Palmer currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 215th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 192,453 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Elaine Palmer defeated Republican Fred Shuchart who ranks 27th with a 199,783 SVPR#.
 

#37 Sophia Mafrige ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 129th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 190,253 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Sophia Mafrige lost to Democratic (incumbent) Michael Gomez who ranks 18th with a 206,001 SVPR#.
 

#38 Jaclanel McFarland currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 133rd District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 190,084 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Jaclanel McFarland defeated Republican Cindy Bennett Smith who ranks 22nd with a 204,515 SVPR#.
 

#39 Hazel B. Jones currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 174th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 189,529 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Hazel B. Jones defeated Republican Katherine McDaniel who ranks 21st with a 204,824 SVPR#.
 

#40 Jim Leitner ran as a Republican candidate for Harris County Attorney -- 188,496 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Jim Leitner lost to Democratic (incumbent) Vince Ryan who ranks 12th with a 210,045 SVPR#.


#41 Steven Kirkland currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 334th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 187,600 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Steven Kirkland defeated Republican (incumbent) Grant Dorfman who ranks 20th with a 205,099 SVPR#.
 

#42 Devon Anderson is the former Republican Harris County District Attorney -- 186,801 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Devon Anderson lost to Democrat Kim Ogg who ranks 2nd with a 224,925 SVPR#.
 

#43 George Barnstone currently serves as the Democratic Judge for Harris County Civil Court at Law No.1 -- 185,596 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. George Barnstone defeated Republican (incumbent) Clyde Raymond Leuchtag who ranks 17th with a 206,807 SVPR#.
 

#44 Jeff Hastings ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 151st District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 185,503 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Jeff Hastings lost to Democratic (incumbent) Mike Engelhart who ranks 11th with a 210,465 SVPR#.
 

#45 Don Self ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 152nd District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 185,093 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Don Self lost to Democratic (incumbent) Robert Schaffer who ranks 15th with a 209,380 SVPR#.
 

#46 Daryl Moore currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 333rd District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 183,433 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Daryl Moore defeated Republican (incumbent) Joseph "Tad" Halbach who ranks 13th with a 209,828 SVPR#.


#47 Ramona Franklin currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 338th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 182,715 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Ramona Franklin defeated Republican (incumbent) Brock Thomas who ranks 14th with a 209,682 SVPR#.
 

#48 George Powell currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 351st District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 179,789 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. George Powell defeated Republican (incumbent) Mark Kent Ellis who ranks 10th with a 212,065 SVPR#.
 

#49 Phil Gommels ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 178th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 179,543 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Phil Gommels lost to Democrat Kelli Johnson who ranks 9th with a 213,332 SVPR#.
 

#50 Robert Johnson currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 177th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 179,533 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Robert Johnson defeated Republican (incumbent) Ryan Patrick who ranks 8th with a 214,441 SVPR#.
 

#51 Fredericka Phillips currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 61st District Court in Harris County-- 179,085 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Fredericka Phillips defeated Republican (incumbent) Erin Elizabeth Lunceford who ranks 5th with a 218,752 SVPR#.
 

#52 Nikita “Niki” Harmon currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 176th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 177,658 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Nikita “Niki” Harmon defeated Republican (incumbent) Stacey W. Bond who ranks 7th with a 215,938 SVPR#.
 

#53 Ann Harris Bennett currently serves as the Democratic Harris County Tax Assessor Collector -- 176,213 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Ann Harris Bennett defeated Republican (incumbent) Mike Sullivan who ranks 1st with a 238,477 SVPR#.
 

#54 Ursula A. Hall currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 165th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 175,142 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Ursula A. Hall defeated Republican (incumbent) Debra Ibarra Mayfield who ranks 3rd with a 220,005 SVPR#.
 

#55 Randy Roll currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 179th District Court in Harris County -- 173,935 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Randy Roll defeated Republican (incumbent) Kristin M. Guiney who ranks 6th with a 217,949 SVPR#.
 

#56 Herb Ritchie currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 337th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 172,464 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Herb Ritchie defeated Republican (incumbent) Renee Magee who ranks 4th with a 219,254 SVPR#.
 
Houston Business Connections Magazine© Readers are Encouraged to Always Vote Strategically

So, who are “STRATEGIC VOTERS” in Harris County, Texas? Well, based on research by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine© “STRATEGIC VOTERS” in Harris County, Texas are: (1) Voters who do not vote a “STRAIGHT-TICKET” on Election Day. (2) Voters who always “DO THEIR HOMEWORK” before going to the polls on Election Day. (3) Voters who cast their ballot with a “SPECIFIC PURPOSE” in mind on Election Day. (4) Voters who endeavor to elect the “MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES” up and down the ballot on Election Day. (5) And finally, voters who “CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THEIR VOTING POWER” and know how to use it at the ballot box on Election Day. 


How Will "Strategic Voters" Impact 2020 and Beyond in The State of Texas?

What impact are “STRATEGIC VOTERS” going to have on the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County, Texas? Well, a definitive answer to this question is tough to pinpoint at this time. However, what we do know with complete certainty is that the impact our “STRATEGIC VOTERS” are going to have when they go into the voting booth will be the difference between winning and losing for many 2020 Republican and 2020 Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in Harris County, Texas – especially since the signing of House Bill 25 will be in full effect. In case you don’t already know, HB25 will “OFFICIALLY” become law and end the practice of “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING” in the State of Texas on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. However, as a result, some people believe the passage of HB25 is going to somehow disenfranchise minority voters – BUT THIS DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE THE CASE BASED ON OUR RESEARCH – because all minority voters will have to do to guard against being disenfranchised in 2020 is to simply go into the voting booth and cast their ballot – just like every other registered voter in the State of Texas will have to do for the candidate of their choice! So, the onus will be on each specific candidate along with the help of their own political party to educate, empower, motivate, mobilize and encourage their base to go to the polls and support their nominees.


Who Will "Strategic Voters" Cast Their Ballot for in Harris County, Texas?

It is unclear at this time exactly who “STRATEGIC VOTERS” will cast their ballot for in Harris County, Texas? However, the Houston Business Connections Magazine© “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBERS” indicate a few things about these voters every candidate should know: #1: “STRATEGIC VOTERS” tend to favor candidates whose name they recognize. #2: “STRATEGIC VOTERS” tend to vote for the candidates whom they believe to be the most qualified candidate regardless of their political party affiliation. #3: “STRATEGIC VOTERS” appear to favor candidates who ask for their vote directly. #4: “STRATEGIC VOTERS” appear to vote for candidates they believe value and respect their vote. #5: STRATEGIC VOTERS” appear to look for specific candidates whom they believe will represent their individual ideals, interests and values.

ABOUT THIS PUBLISHER/REPORTER 

The Houston Business Connections Magazine© “POWER RANKINGS” is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Aubrey R. Taylor is the publisher/CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications and has more than 26-years of experience in marketing branding, public relations and political consulting. He’s publicly promoted Republican and Democratic candidates in statewide elections and in local municipalities throughout the State of Texas. He’s also publicly promoted (through his publications) such corporations and institutions as: Shell Oil, The City of Houston, Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M University, Chevron, Waste Management, Nationwide Insurance, Momentum Jaguar/BMW, State Farm Insurance, and Allstate Insurance to name a few.


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