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SPECIAL 2015 CITY OF HOUSTON MAYORAL ELECTION “E-EDITION”

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE!

“YES” OR “NO” SHOULD YOU VOTE

ON PROPOSITION ONE?

“THE HERO ORDINANCE” Open Letters from Houston Area Leaders: VOTE EARLY FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER 19-FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015 I ELECTION DAY: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015


A WORD FROM GOD Bishop K.J. Brown Delivers a Direct Word from God to the Christian Community of Faith DEAR KINGDOM LEADERS:

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

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In His Service and for His Glory,

Bishop K.J. Brown CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER Bishop K.J. Brown Ministries Email: bishopkjbrown@gmail.com

Stand With God on Tues., Nov. 3rd


Chris Daniel

Harris County District Clerk

Stan Stanart

Harris County Clerk

MEET YOUR HARRIS COUNTY CLERK STAN STANART AND HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK CHRIS DANIEL


Mike Knox for Houston City Council, At-Large #1

The three important issues Houstonians face are the Budget, Infrastructure, and Public Safety. • We all need to live within our means…Including City Hall. • We deserve roads without potholes, that don’t flood. • And, our communities need to be safe. With your support, together, we can make Houston work for us again!

Vote Mike Knox for Houston City Council, At-Large Position 1


Mike Knox Campaign P.O. Box 1581 Houston, TX 77251 p. 713.973.6992 e. campaign@mikeknox.org

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“Cast your vote for Ben Hall.”

Ben & Saundra Hall Election Day is: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 POL. AD PAID FOR BY BEN HALL FOR MAYOR CAMPAIGN


Contact Info: (832)904-8434

www.BenHallforHouston.com POL. AD PAID FOR BY BEN HALL FOR MAYOR CAMPAIGN


“Join me in voting for Ben Hall.” Dear Houstonians:

A friend will tell you Ben Hall is a person of great character and integrity. Rev. William “Bill” Lawson reminds me that reputation is what people think of you and character is who you are. Ben Hall has a great reputation and is known large and wide for his largess and for what he has done for those we consider the least in our community...That largess means a lot to the people I represent. He ahs represented the least, the last and the lost and he has earned a great reputation for it. Ben has demonstrated to me his character. Character is who you really are. I have been there in quiet moments when we have had to make some crucial decisions that affect the lives of others and I can tell you that in every moment when Benjamin had an opportunity to be of service to someone in need he always displayed the character necessary to stand up for the people who can’t stand up for themselves. He’s a person of character.

Ben is our friend.

U.S. Congressman for the 9th Congressional District of Texas POL. AD PAID FOR BY BEN HALL FOR MAYOR CAMPAIGN


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Let’s Legalize Casino Gaming in Houston Dear Friends:

It has been estimated that there are 800 illegal gaming rooms in Houston and Harris County. Each game room takes in $20,000 to $200,000 a day. All together, that is an estimated $1 Billion a year. That is on top of all the millions of dollars already leaving Houston for legal casino gaming in other states. Our City could use some of that money. This is why I support Legalizing Casino Gaming in Houston. We can use the new money to hire more police officers, firefighters and to help fix our pension funds. As a Home-Rule City, nothing in our City Charter prevents the City from legalizing casino gaming. Gambling is already legal in Texas. We have a lottery, dog and horse racing, bingo and the Texas Penal Code only limits the size of prizes for games based on luck. There is no limitation on skill based games. There is growing academic and scientific research that most casino games are skill based as opposed to simply luck. Finally, recent United States Supreme Court decisions undercut the Texas constitution prohibition on casino gaming as a violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth (14th) Amendment and the First (1st) Amendment's right to Freedom of Association. If you agree with me that Houston could use some of that money, I would greatly appreciate your Vote and Support to serve as City Controller so we can get this done. Please visit my website at: www.houstoncontroller2015.com and donate $5, $10, $15, $25, $50, $100 or more to my campaign to help get us across the finish line. Sincerely,

Political Ad Paid for By Carroll G. Robinson for Houston Victor L. Cardenas, Jr., Treasurer


Dear Fellow Houstonian,

It would be my highest honor to earn your vote for HISD Trustee, Position IV. I am a native of Houston and District IV and a proud product of public schools. Yet, when my son was ready for school, our neighborhood school in the Third Ward had a record of violence, a high turnover of teachers and principals and inadequate programming. I had to find a charter school across town to give him a good education.

I believe in strengthening our neighborhood schools, not closing them. HISD allows a school to decline until parents with school-age kids move out. Then HISD closes the school because there are not enough families with kids in the surrounding neighborhood.

I want to turn that around. If we invest in neighborhood schools with quality teachers, advanced curricula and improved safety, the surrounding neighborhoods will thrive – and so will our kids and our city.

That means promoting policies that encourage student proficiency in reading, writing, math and science. It means taking into account future employment opportunities and preparing our youth for college or giving them the skills and training they will need to be employable.

It means policies that develop and retain good teachers who understand the surrounding neighborhood – or even better, can afford to live there. It means evaluating teachers with multiple measures including student grades and work output, peer review and self-reflection – and scrapping the deeply flawed EVAAS system which is now being challenged in court.

And it means more transparency so that parents and taxpayers can hold HISD accountable for our priorities. Please join me and let’s work together to put our kids – and our city – on a safe and solid path to a brighter future. With deep appreciation and respect,

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WWW.VICTORIALANEFORMAYOR.COM

Hello, my name is Victoria Lane and I’m running for mayor of Houston in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election. I plan to:

-- Reduce Houston’s Debt. -- Improve the Educational System. -- Modernize and repair our roads and streets. -- Make Houston a Greener City. -- Employ local Contractors for City of Houston Government Projects. -- Make Houston, Texas the Tourism Capital of the South.

The City of Houston defines “GENDER IDENTITY” as an individual’s innate identification, appearance, expression or behavior as either male or female, although the same may not correspond to the individual’s body or gender assigned at birth. “This definition of “GENDER IDENTITY” in the HERO Ordinance would force us to share our restrooms, dressing rooms and locker-room showers with men who express themselves to be women on any given day. So I encourage you to vote “NO” on PROPOSITION 1 on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.” – VICTORIA LANE, 2015 Candidate for Mayor of Houston

Victoria Lane for Mayor

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DISTRICT F

DR. KENDALL L. BAKER 2015 Candidate for Houston City Council

VOTE “NO” ON “THE BAT

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AR HOUSTONIANS:

Hello, my name is Kendall L. Baker, a native Houstonian, originally from the northeast side. I am a candidate for City Council District F in the 2015 City of Houston elections. First and foremost, I love my city; particularly District F, where I've resided for nearly 25 years and where I’ve pastored a church for over 10 years now. I was employed with the City of Houston for almost 29 years servicing citizens directly in 911 Emergency, Public Works and Engineering, Consumer Affairs Division and as Division Manager of the new improved 311 Help and Information Center. My excellent performance ratings and perfect attendance gave me the ability to see inside the core of what makes the City of Houston work and what doesn’t. Unfortunately, one thing I know for sure is that most of District F (Alief, Tanglewilde, Royal Oaks, Weshchase, Westwood, Briar Meadow, etc.) residents are underrepresented. Why? I'm glad you asked. District F needs and deserves a candidate who can effectively communicate the needs of the entire district. My experience has equipped me to know every inch of District F extremely well, as well as the entire city. My motto is, "No constituent left behind!" My first task is to make sure our police department has adequate resources and personnel to provide better security in District F. Public safety overall includes improving the infrastructure by making sure roads are safe, by addressing our enormous pothole problem and broken streets. District F streets are broken in part by the underlying deteriorating water and sewer lines. I vow to immediately correct and improve these conditions as your next Councilman. Second, I stand for “equality” but not “special rights!” Our current Mayor, Annise Parker, is calling for Equal Rights which are in fact particularly and especially designed, aimed, and intended for the LGBT community who wants to implement policy that will threaten religious freedom and those who stand for the protection of women and children. This ordinance gives men access to women’s restrooms and other public accommodations. As your Councilman I’m against this type of ordinance and I will protect religious freedom, family values, women, children and citizens in general. Third, the key to any city’s financial security is economic development that will attract and incentivize corporations to relocate to Houston and provide more jobs! I pledge to ensure that we do that; especially improving economic development, increasing jobs, building better infrastructure in District F! Fourth, our city must keep a disciplined fiscal accountability, bringing all debt under control, including the infamous pension fund; controlling unnecessary spending, and ceasing the present Administration’s “kick the debt down the road” mentality. This includes revisiting how we allocate funding to districts based on the actual prioritized needs of districts, not “under the table bargaining” to get a favor from the Mayor. This is why I will also support a Charter change that will allow councilmembers to place items on the agenda, not just the mayor only. In addition, I will address other divisive issues including but not limited to the drainage fee and the feeding ordinance. I will protect, promote, advance, and fight for District F! Houston, it's time for us to be reunited again and this can be made possible by your vote this November. Please vote for Dr. Kendall L. Baker for District F because I truly care about Houston!

THROOM ORDINANCE” Dr. Kendall L. Baker offers a refreshing change by an experienced candidate for all of District F. Call 832858-4831 or email us at kendall.baker@sbcglobal.net.

he majority of Houstonians are coming together to say, “NEVER!”


VOTE “YES” ON


Re-Elect Richard Nguyen

Richard Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam and was forced to flee with his family at at the age of 11 after the fall of South Vietnam. His father hid Richard on a boat while he found the rest of the family, and they all left on a damaged, cramped ship. They were a part of the “Boat People,” the wave of refugees that left Vietnam after the war on boats and ships, hoping to be picked up by someone that could help. Not all were as lucky as the Council Member’s family. These events have had a huge impact on Council Member Nguyen and drive his commitment to family and community.

The family settled in Ohio after several stops. After high school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Capital University in Columbus and worked with young people that were institutionalized. Council Member Nguyen briefly taught middle and high school in Hilliard, Ohio after working in the health care field. Upon moving to Houston, Council Member Nguyen earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University in Austin and then continued his career in public service with the Solid Waste Management Department in the City of Houston, where he served for almost 10 years. In addition to his career, he enjoys drawing and spending time with his children. The Council Member currently resides in Alief with his wife and two children, as well as his elderly parents.

Win with Richard Nguyen

PROPOSITION 1

Richard Nguyen is proud to represent Houston's dynamic District F. The district deserves an experienced Council Member that can help District F reach it's full potential. Please vote Richard Nguyen for District F, and help your community win.


MEET RHONDA SKILLERN-JONES

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Advisory Committee, Parent Engagement Committee, Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Committee, honda Skillern-Jones was Budget Advisory Committee, and elected to the Board of Education in Gifted and Talented Committee. A 2011. She was sworn in as Trustee fulltime HISD volunteer for 24 years, in January 2012 and served as she has been on five PTO/PTA board secretary in 2012 and 2013, boards in various capacities includand First Vice President in 2014. She ing president. She was legislative also represents HISD on the Texas chair of the PTA Council, a national Association of School Boards (TASB) liaison for Parents for Public Board of Directors. Schools, and a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Ms. Skillern-Jones, a wife and mother of five children, is a native Houstonian. She earned both a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in clinical sociology from Texas Southern University. She is a member of the Houston ISD

In recognition of her community and district efforts to enhance the lives of Houston children and citizens, she has received numerous achievement awards and honors, and holds membership in several civic and community organizations.

Political Ad Paid for By Rhonda Skillern-Jones Campaign


Endorsements Supporters

Rhonda Skillern-Jones has made a significant impact on the Houston community. Her leadership, support, and involvement with local organizations is astonishing. The Rhonda Skillern-Jones Campaign is proudly endorsed by the following people and organizations:

US Congress

Sheila Jackson-Lee, Congressional District 18

State Senators John Whitmire, District 15 Sylvia Garcia, District 6

State Representatives Dr. Alma A. Allen Harold V. Dutton, Jr. Borris L. Miles Ron Reynolds Senfronia Thompson Sylvester Turner Armando Walle

Houston City Councilmembers

Councilmember Dwight Boykins Councilmember Ed Gonzalez Councilmember Larry V. Green City Controller Ronald C. Green Jewel McGowen Former Councilmember Jolanda Jones

Houston ISD

Dr Billy Reagan Hon. Carol Galloway, former HISD Trustee and Councilmember

HCCS

Trustee Zeph Capo Trustee Carroll G. Robinson

North Forest ISD

Former Trustee Albert Lemons Former Trustee Maxine Lane-Seals Houston Federation of Teachers Gayle Fallon

Supporter

Chief Thaddeus Seals, Former NFISD Trustee Fort Bend Constable Ruben Davis, Precinct 2 Harris County Constable Alan Rosen, Precinct 1 Attorney Melvin Hughes Attorney Rusty Hardin Attorney Chris Trittico Rev. Reginal Lillie Hon. Howard Jefferson, HCDE Trustee, Position 7

Visit Rhonda’s Website: www.rhondaforhisd.com


PRO

HERO ORDINANCE VOTER


OP. 1

R EDUCATION SECTION


By James D. Pierce - Attorney at Law Phone: (713)650-0150 i Fax: (713)650-0146.


By James D. Pierce - Attorney at Law Phone: (713)650-0150 i Fax: (713)650-0146.


By James D. Pierce - Attorney at Law Phone: (713)650-0150 i Fax: (713)650-0146.


By James D. Pierce - Attorney at Law Phone: (713)650-0150 i Fax: (713)650-0146.


By James D. Pierce - Attorney at Law Phone: (713)650-0150 i Fax: (713)650-0146.


READ “THE HERO ORDINANCE” FOR YOURSELF!

“I’M ENCOURAGING ALL HOUSTON-AREA VOTERS TO READ THE HERO ORDINANCE BEFORE GOING TO VOTE.” -- AUBREY R. TAYLOR

ADVERTISE HERE!

- (832)212-8735 -


Mayor

Annise Parker VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014

Mayor Annise Parker (right) and Her Wife Kathy Hubbard

District A

At-Large 4

District D

Brenda Stardig

C.O. Bradford

Dwight Boykins

VOTED “AGAINST” HERO On May 28, 2014

VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014

VOTED “AGAINST” HERO On May 28, 2014


District E Dave Martin

VOTED “AGAINST” HERO On May 28, 2014

District H Ed Gonzalez

VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014

District C Ellen Cohen

VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014


District J Mike Laster

VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014

At-Large 3 Michael Kubosh

VOTED “AGAINST” HERO On May 28, 2014

At-Large 5 Steve Costello

VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014

Councilman Robert Gallegos (left) on the Campaign Trail

District I

Robert Gallegos VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014


District G

Oliver Pennington VOTED “AGAINST” HERO On May 28, 2014

At-Large 5

At-Large 2

Dr. Jack Christie

David Robinson

VOTED “AGAINST” HERO On May 28, 2014

VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014

Councilman Jerry Davis (left) and his wife Rachel District B Jerry Davis

VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014

District K Larry Green

VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014

District F Richard Nguyen

VOTED “FOR” HERO On May 28, 2014


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