Martha Castex-Tatum is Asking for the Vote and Support of Every Registered Voter Living Within the Boundaries of Houston City Council District K on Saturday, May 5, 2018
HBC MAGAZINE REPORTS©
In case you haven’t already heard, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, Martha Castex-Tatum and several other candidates will be facing off in a showdown for the Houston City Council District K seat. Early voting for the “SPECIAL ELECTION” to replace the now deceased Council Member Larry Green (the first and only Houston District K representative) will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018, and end on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
You can vote for Martha Castex-Tatum during the early voting period at one of the following locations. If you can't vote early, you can still cast your vote for Martha on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Harris County Administration Building
1001 Preston, 4th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
All registered voters living within the boundaries of Houston City Council District K can vote early for Martha Castex-Tatum in the "SPECIAL ELECTION" to replace the late Council Member Larry Green at the Harris County Administration Building located at 1001 Preston, on the 4th floor. CLICK THIS LINK if you are unsure who represents you on Houston's City Council.
Fiesta Mart Grocery Store
8130 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77054
All registered voters living within the boundaries of Houston City Council District K can vote early for Martha Castex-Tatum in the "SPECIAL ELECTION" to replace the late Council Member Larry Green at the Fiesta Mart Grocery Store located at 8130 Kirby Drive. CLICK THIS LINK if you are unsure who represents you on Houston's City Council.
Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center
3810 W. Fuqua Street
Houston, Texas 77045
All registered voters living within the boundaries of Houston City Council District K can vote early for Martha Castex-Tatum in the "SPECIAL ELECTION" to replace the late Council Member Larry Green at the Hiram Clarke Mult-Service Center located at 3810 W. Fuqua. CLICK THIS LINK if you are unsure who represents you on Houston's City Council.
Platou Community Center
11655 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, Texas 77035
All registered voters living within the boundaries of Houston City Council District K can vote early for Martha Castex-Tatum in the "SPECIAL ELECTION" to replace the late Council Member Larry Green at the Platou Community Center located at 11655 Chimney Rock Road. CLICK THIS LINK if you are unsure who represents you on Houston's City Council.
MEET MARTHA CASTEX-TATUM
You can vote early on Saturday, April 28, 2018, between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm at any of the early voting locations.
You can vote early on Sunday, April 29, 2018, between the hours of 1:00pm and 5:00pm at any of the early voting locations.
You can vote early from April 30, 2018, through May 1, 2018, between the hours of 7:00am and Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at any of the early voting locations.
Martha Castex-Tatum has been rooted in public service since childhood. As a young girl, she eagerly tagged along with her father, the Block Captain for Keswick/Ramblewood Civic Club in District K, helping keep the community informed by passing out the Civic Club newsletter. There are many pioneers and lifelong residents of District K that reminisce over, “Hello, I’m Martha Castex, please make your vote count!” Growing up in the Keswick/Ramblewood neighborhood, Martha learned the value of hard work and serving others. She attended Grissom Elementary, Parker Elementary and Welch Middle School, all in District K. Actively involved in numerous organizations and clubs growing up, Martha represented her community as a Brownie, Girl Scout, Junior Daughter, basketball player, and the list goes on! Her passion and commitment to serve District K has come full-circle and Martha is thankful that she has been able to give back to the community by working for Houston City Council’s District K’s office as the Director of Constituent Services since 2015. Today, Martha is walking even taller and would be honored to lead and represent the residents of District K, which gave her a solid foundation and where she began her journey to success.
Martha Castex-Tatum is Our History-Making Community Leader
Martha is passionate about serving the community she resides in. Upon graduating from Southwest Texas State University (now, Texas State University) in San Marcos, TX, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees, she began expressing her voice in political service. She has since served as an adjunct professor at the university. While in San Marcos, Martha’s desire to serve where she lives led her to unseat a 12-year City Council incumbent, becoming the first African American woman to be elected in the city’s history. During her tenure on the San Marcos City Council Martha served as Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore. The Association of Mayors Council and Commissioners awarded Martha a certificate of achievement for her completion of continuing education unit credits for the Texas Municipal League Institute program. Only 41 certificates were awarded statewide that year. Martha was a graduate of Leadership San Marcos – 1996. She also served on the San Marcos Economic Development Council and the Convention and Visitor Bureau.
Martha is Our Experienced Leader
In 2004, Martha returned to Houston and joined the bustling business community as a high-performing realtor with Keller Williams Realty, where she worked for ten years. A testament to her work ethic, Martha was named “Rookie of the Year” in her first year of business based on her production. Martha continued her real estate career with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, where she currently assists new and existing residents with home sales and purchases and is consistently an award winning top producer. In addition to her career in real estate, Martha has been a faithful and loyal public servant to District K residents since 2015. Martha has worked with other District K staff members to address concerns of constituents while advocating for seniors, small business owners, extracurricular and after-school activities for youth, economic development and beautification projects. She oversaw the progress for the new HPD police station in District K, the CASE after school grant process, the monthly Fort Bend and Hiram Clarke Bridging the Divide meetings, and numerous sidewalk, waterline, and street repair projects throughout the district. Martha represents the District K office monthly at the TIRZ 9 and 25 meetings as well as the Five Corners Management District meetings.
Martha Castex-Tatum Has Always Pursued and Strived to Achieve Excellence
Thanks to her strong work ethic and the pursuit of excellence, Martha has been selected to serve in various leadership positions by her peers in the public and private sectors. She was elected as a Keller Williams Realty Sugar Land City Wide Representative. Martha has received various awards and recognition including being named a David Ashworth Community Service Award finalist, a YMCA Minority Achiever, a Woman Entrepreneurs Trailblazer Award honoree, Who’s Who in Black Houston, and a Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Honor Society Award honoree. With her continuous pursuit of excellence, Martha is part of the Leadership Houston Class of XXXVI. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she has been active for over 27 years. Martha currently resides in Brays Oaks and is a member of Windsor Village United Methodist Church. When she is not working or serving the community, she enjoys spending time with her son, her parents who are District K residents and other family members and friends.
Want to help Martha?
Here are a few things you can do: ONE (1): Share her message of wanting to keep District K moving. TWO (2): Go vote early during the early voting period which begins on Monday, April 23, 2018, and ends on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – or on Election Day which is Saturday, May 5, 2018. THREE (3): Take someone to vote for Martha Castex-Tatum with you. FOUR (4): Place one of Martha Castex-Tatum’s yard signs in your yard to show your support for her campaign. FIVE (5): Make a campaign contribution to help Martha deliver her message directly to District K voters at https://goo.gl/MrTgAR
MESSAGE FROM MARTHA
"I’d like to thank Commissioner Rodney Ellis and his wife Licia Green, for leading the way, standing with me and opening their home to host my first campaign reception. Heartfelt thanks to you and the entire host committee for a wonderful evening."
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