Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Combined Total of 1,701 In-Person Early Votes Were Cast for the HCCS District IX, HISD District I, and HISD District III Runoffs

Lillie Schechter, (far left) chair of the Harris County Democratic Party is pictured with Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth, who happens to be a Democrat running for HCCS Trustee for District IX in the Saturday, December 9, 2017, Runoff Election. Also, Paul Simpson, (far right) chair of the Harris County Republican Party is pictured with Eugene Pack, who happens to be a Republican candidate running for HCCS Trustee for District IX in the Saturday, December 9, 2017, Runoff Election. SPECIAL NOTE: The Saturday, December 9, 2017, Runoff Election for HCCS District IX Trustee is supposed to be a non-partisan race. This means that party affiliation should not be the key deciding factor in determining who you're going to vote for in the race for HCCS Board Trustee for District IX. So feel free to click this link to see a quick comparison between Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth and Eugene "Gene" Pack including information provided by the Pretta VanDible Stallworth Campaign. Afterwards, you are strongly encouraged to go to the polls on Saturday, December 9, 2017, and make a very informed voting decision! And don't forget to click here to find out where you are supposed to vote on Election Day! The polls will be open on (Election Day) Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 7:00AM to 7:00PM. 

"Sometimes the "MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE" does not come away with the victory on Election Day -- especially when voter turnout is as low as what we're seeing for the HCCS District IX race. However, please be reminded that there's only one "QUALIFIED CANDIDATE" in the race for HCCS Trustee for District IX who values the vote, prayers, and support of every HCCS District IX voter without respect to ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, or socio-economic status -- and that candidate is Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth!" 


Hopefully, the early voting turnout isn't an indication of what we should expect on Saturday, December 9, 2017. After all it's really hard to believe that voter participation could be so dismal in a political climate as charged as the one we're currently experiencing nationwide. But get this, when you combine the registered voter totals for HCCS District IX, HISD District I, and HISD District III that number comes to 232,810 registered voters living within the boundaries of these primarily African American and Hispanic districts. However, only 1,701 registered voters went to the polls to vote early between Wednesday, November 29, 2017, and Tuesday, December 5, 2017. 

Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth is the only candidate asking for our vote, prayers, and support in the Saturday, December 9, 2017, General Runoff Election for HCCS Trustee for District IX. In case you don’t already know, Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth is endorsed by HBC Magazine© ReadersThe Houston Chronicle, The Houston GLBT Political Caucus, Houston Business-Education Coalition, Harris County Young Democrats, Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation (AFL-CIO), Harris County Tejano Democrats, Community Voices for Public Education, Houston Stonewall Democrats, Baptist Ministers Association of Houston and Vicinity, The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, State Senator Borris L. Miles, Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa, Harris County Democratic Party Chair Lillie Schechter, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Al Green, Houston City Council Member Ronald Green, Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, and Community Activist Art Pronin, just to name a few. Houston Business Connections Magazine© is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 or (281)788-3033 for more information. All Rights Reserved!


THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE: "VanDible Stallworth, 59, has worked as an adjunct professor at Bellhaven College and guest professor at DeVry University. She also served on the HCC board from 1989-1993. Her position as chaplain for Senate 13 District PAC also demonstrates a healthy ability to reflect the values of her community. While we've expressed a cautiousness about VanDible Stallworth's belief that the board should be more involved with reviewing contracts, her education and experience makes her the best candidate in this race."


Democratic leaders are taking photos with Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth as Election Day approaches. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth has been seen recently with: Harris County Democratic Party Chair (Lillie Schechter), Texas Democratic Party Chair (Gilberto Hinojosa), Congresswoman for the 18th Congressional District of Texas (Sheila Jackson Lee), Congressman for the 9th Congressional District of Texas (Al Green), Mayor for the City of Houston (Sylvester Turner), State Representative for House District 141 (Senfronia Thompson), Harris County District Attorney (Kim Ogg), City of Houston Council Member (Larry Green – District K), City of Houston Council Member (Amanda Edwards – At-Large Position 4), and Harris County Attorney (Vince Ryan), just to name a few.


Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth recently asked for Houston Business Connections Magazine© to remind all HCC District IX voters that she is asking for the vote, prayers, and support of every registered voter who lives inside the HCC District IX boundaries without respect to their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, gender identity, or socio-economic status. And yes, she's going to need every vote she can get to win this race on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Anything is possible, but, Pretta VanDible Stallworth trailed her Republican rival, Eugene “Gene” Pack by roughly 349 votes back on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in the General Election – and that’s a lot of votes considering the turnout is expected to be low on Saturday, December 9, 2017. So, in case you didn’t see the actual results, the Republican, Eugene “Gene” Pack finished with 3,522 votes for 42.18%; Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth (the only Democrat in the race) finished with 3,173 votes for 38.00%, and the other Republican, David Jaroszewski (who was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle) finished last with 1,654 votes for 19.81%. “The problem Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth faces is that she was actually running against not one, but two Republicans back in the General Election,” explains Taylor. “So nobody really knows if the Republican voters who supported David Jaroszewski will come back out to vote for Eugene Pack on Saturday, December 9, 2017,” he says. “If they do, this will put Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth at an even greater disadvantage without specific help from the Harris County Democratic Party.”

"Don't forget that Election Day voting on Saturday, December 9, 2017 could be very close in the Runoff Election for HCC Trustee for District IX. So every vote will count!!!"

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