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Re-Elect Judge Elaine Palmer

EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

ECONOMICS. EDUCATION. POLITICS. BUSINESS. CORPORATE DIVERSITY

ELECTION DAY: TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016

President Barack Obama United States of America

Your VOTE Is Your VOICE -

- Make Sure You Are Heard!

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! By Dr. D. Z. Cofield - P.2

DEMOCRAT CIVIL DISTRICT COURT #215

“WE VALUE YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT!”

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ALL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS IN PRECINCT 7: Judge Hilary Green is seeking your vote in the race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 1 in Harris County.

SYLVESTER TURNER

ALL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS IN PRECINCT 7: Keryl L. Douglas is seeking your vote in the race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 1 in Harris County.

FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 139 -- CURRENT MAYOR OF HOUSTON, TEXAS WILL NOT BE ON THE BALLOT THIS YEAR

Houston’s Newly Elected Mayor

Kimberly Willis is endorsed by the Houston Chronicle in the race for State Representative

House District 139

“Rebuilding the Walls of Unity!”

KIMBERLY WILLIS

HOUSTON CHRONICLE: “Of all the candidates vying for Sylvester Turner’s open seat, Willis is the one that voters should elect.”

FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT 139

Vote Kimberly Willis in the March 1, 2016 Democratic Primary

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All Harris County Voters Are Strongly Encouraged to Vote During Early Voting

Let’s support the candidates who respect and value us, our community, and our vote when we go to the polls to vote during the early voting period. Early voting started on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 and will end on Friday, February 26, 2016. Election Day is on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. So don’t forget to vote!

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VOTE IN THE PRIMARY OF YOUR CHOICE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016

Your VOTE Is Your VOICE - Make Sure You Are Heard! By Dr. D. Z. Cofield, Senior Pastor Good Hope MBC

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

THOUGHT LEADER: Dr. D. Z. Cofield, Senior Pastor Good Hope MBC in Houston, Texas

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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!


Vote Bruce Bain for the 164th District Court

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VALUES

The experience we need. The integrity we want.

The 164th District court needs Bruce Bain, an accomplished litigator, legal mediator and family man. As a business owner, he understands the value of time and efficiency and he’ll bring that to the 164th District Court. His broad base of experience will enable him to rule quickly on the wide variety of matters that come before a Civil District Court Judge.

Experienced Litigator

Accomplished trial attorney with over two decades of civil trial experience in both state and federal courts.

Experienced Mediator

A certified mediator with over 70 hours of mediation training.

Diverse Legal Experience

Includes commercial, toxic tort, insurance defense and subrogation, constitutional, personal injury, partnership, business, and real estate law.

Experienced Business Owner

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Bruce has also been a businessman since 1992. Bruce is currently a managing shareholder in Bain & Bain, PLLC, and formerly a shareholder/ partner in Soape, Brown, McDermott, P.C. Pd. Pol. Ad by Bruce Bain Campaign for Judge, in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act, Grant Dunwoody, Treasurer.


2016 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

FOR HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS

“WE MUST BECOME MORE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ELECTING OUR LEADERS.”

THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Calvis L. Hawes Star Locke Bernie Sanders Roque De La Fuente Keith Judd Martin J. O’Malley Willie L. Wilson Hillary Clinton

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT 2

Pat Bryan

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT 7

James Cargas

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT 9 Al Green

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT 10

Scot B. Gallaher Tawana W. Cadien

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT 18

Sheila Jackson Lee

U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT 22 Mark Gibson A.R. Hassan

U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT 29

Adrian Garcia Dominique M. Garcia Gene Green

RAILROAD COMMISSIONER

Cody Garrett Lon Burnam Grady Yarbrough

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 3 Mike Westergren

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 5

Dori Contreras Garza

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 9 Savannah Robinson

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 2 Lawrence Myers

JUDGE, COURT Of CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 5 Betsy Johnson

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 6 Robert Burns

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, REGION 6 R. Dakota Carter Michael Jordan Jasmine L. Jenkins

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 6 Sylvia Garcia

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 13 Rodney Ellis

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 126

Joy Dawson-Thomas Cris Hernandez

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 131 John Shike Alma Allen

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 134 Ben Rose

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 135 Jesse A. Ybanez

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 137

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 148

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 139

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 149

Edward Pollard Gene Wu

Kimberly Willis Jerry Ford Jr. Jarvis D. Johnson Randy Bates

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 140 Amando Lucio Walle

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 141

Senfronia Thompson

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 142

Harold V. Dutton, Jr.

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 143 Ana Hernandez

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 144

Cody Ray Wheeler Mary Ann Perez Bernie Aldape III

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 145 Carol Alvarado

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 146 Borris L. Miles

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 147 Garnet F. Coleman

Dave Wilson Jessica Cristina Farrar

Hubert Vo Demetria Smith

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 150 Michael Shawn Kelly

JUSTICE, 1ST COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 4 Barbara Gardner

JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 2 Candance White Jim Sharp

JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 9 Peter M. Kelly

DISTRICT JUDGE, 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Kristen Hawkins Jim Lewis Rabeea Collier

DISTRICT JUDGE, 61ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Julie Countiss Fredericka Phillips Dion Ramos

DISTRICT JUDGE, 80TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Larry Weiman

DISTRICT JUDGE, 125TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Kyle Carter

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DISTRICT JUDGE, 127TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT R.K. Sandill

DISTRICT JUDGE, 129TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Michael Gomez

DISTRICT JUDGE, 133RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Jaclenel McFarland

DISTRICT JUDGE, 151ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Mike Engelhart

DISTRICT JUDGE, 152ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT Robert K. Schaffer

DISTRICT JUDGE, 164TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Alexandra Smoots-Hogan

DISTRICT JUDGE, 165TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Ursula A. Hall Josefina Rendon

DISTRICT JUDGE, 174TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Raul Rodriguez Mack McInnis Hazel B. Jones

DISTRICT JUDGE, 176TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Shawna L. Reagin Nikita “Niki” Harmon

DISTRICT JUDGE, 177TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT David L. Singer Robert Johnson


2016 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

“WE MUST BECOME MORE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ELECTING OUR LEADERS.”

THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

In the world of politics, there seems to be one real “kingmaker”. Cash. Cold, hard cash.

For many voters, the idea of well-funded candidate is appealing. The belief that the richest candidate will win simply because they can buy votes is not a good reason for anyone to cast their vote for a particular candidate. Sadly, that way of voting has not equated to a prosperous and vibrant Acres Home or in the immediate surrounding communities. For years, the elected representation has ignored the plight of District 139 while buildings crumble, jobs disappear and our children fail in poorly funded schools. This election offers a brand new opportunity for voters of Texas House District 139. The chance to elect one of their own who has overcome the struggles and challenges faced daily by all. A new day is dawning in District 139 and could bring about a positive future should the voters decide to elect Kimberly Willis for Texas House of Representatives – District 139. Willis, a product of Aldine school system, is the daughter of a former union president and a school principal. Willis knows what it is like to get through college and face the daunting task of paying off student loans. She

Paid for by the Kimberly Willis Campaign, Treasurer Michael Willis

knows what it is like to try and find a well-paying job in the area only to be met with jobs that offer only a minimal of pay and even worse benefits. Willis understands the need to work together as a community to provide services for the young and old because there simply aren’t

enough resources flowing in from the State. As she likes to say, “born and raised in Acres Home” has taught her the meaning of service. Whether it is through her ministry work or through social advocacy, Willis has spent her entire life in the service of the community. Upon graduating from college with not just one Masters but two, Willis chose to remain in Acres Home to continue her service in an effort to, “make sure everyone has the opportunities that I had.” That service eventually led to Willis working in the Texas legislature as a Policy Analyst for Texas Legislative Study Group. Her work played a vital part of many legislative battles including protecting key teacher’s rights to benefits, protecting and strengthening our public schools by helping to defeat the sending of tax dollars to private schools, and leading the effort to stop the crippling effects of a broken unjust criminal justice system Of all the candidates vying for Sylvester Turner’s open seat, Willis is the one that voters should elect. Not only is she the most qualified, she “embodies the spirit of Sylvester Turner's longtime advocacy”, as headlined in her endorsement by the Houston Chronicle. While other candidates may outspend her, her donor list reflects the support of the residents of the District. You won’t find special interest or lobbyist donations but you will find individual voters supporting her campaign. Upon speaking with each of the candidates, it is clear that Willis is the candidate who not only understands the needs of the district but has the ability to get things done. Other candidates simply could not discuss the issues let alone come up with solutions. Willis not only discusses but is able to offer practical and common sense solutions that could potentially be enacted by the Texas legislature. It is vital that we elect one of our own who has a history of “getting it done” and the only candidate that fits that requirement is Kimberly Willis.

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For more information about Kimberly Willis:

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Endorsed by: Campaign Phone: 713-204-3961

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FOR HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS

“WE MUST BECOME MORE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ELECTING OUR LEADERS.”

THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

DISTRICT JUDGE, 178TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Kelli Johnson Lori Chambers Gray

DISTRICT JUDGE, 179TH CRIMINAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT Randy Roll Stephen Aslett

DISTRICT JUDGE, 215TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

HARRIS COUNTY COURT AT LAW #1

George Barnstone F. Richard Leach

HARRIS COUNTY ATTORNEY Vince Ryan

HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF Jeff Stauber Ed Gonzalez Jerome Moore

Theodore “Ted” Perez

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT NO. 3, PLACE 1 Joe Stephens LaTonya Allen

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT NO. 4, PLACE 1 Vicky Printers Reynolds

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT NO. 5, PLACE 1 William “Bill” McLeod

JoAnn Storey Joshua A. Verde Jonathan C.C. Day Elaine Palmer

HARRIS COUNTY TAX ASSESSORCOLLECTOR

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT NO. 6, PLACE 1

Lisa Ketai Daryl Moore

HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE, POS. 1, PRECINCT 2

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT NO. 7, PLACE 1

DISTRICT JUDGE, 333RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT JUDGE, 334TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Steven Kirkland

DISTRICT JUDGE, 337TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Herb Ritchie

DISTRICT JUDGE, 338TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Ramona Franklin

DISTRICT JUDGE, 339TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Maria T. Jackson

DISTRICT JUDGE, 351ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Greg Glass George Powell

HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY Lloyd Wayne Oliver Morris Overstreet Kim Ogg

Brandon Dudley Ann Harris Bennett

Sherrie L. Matula

HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE, POS. 2, PRECINCT 4 Marilyn Burgess

HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 1 El Franco Lee

HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 3

Jenifer Rene Pool

Erik Michael Hassan

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT NO. 1, PLACE 1 Eric William Carter Millen A. Zemo Kevinn Robinson

Harold J. Landreneau Tanya Makany-Rivera Warren Fitgerald Jr. Shari D. Bihms

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT NO. 2, PLACE 1 Jo Ann Delgado

Richard C. Vara Priscilla Vasquez

Cheryl Elliott Thornton

Fred Reynolds Hilary H. Green

Desmond Earl Spivey

Keryl L. Douglas Elijah Carl Lewis Jerome Provost Joseph R. Willie, II

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 4 Jeff McGowen

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 6 Silvia Trevino Ernest T. Ramirez Gilbert Reyna Moises “Moy” Davia Heliodoro Martinez

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 7 Michael Coleman May Walker

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 8 Heather Perry

HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN Lane Lewis

OPEN LETTER TO DEMOCRATS

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 1

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 2

Jasen Rabalais Michel Pappillion Eric Reed James Lee Stewart Sherman Eagleton

I humbly ask for the vote of each of you in Precinct 7 who are eligible to vote.

More than any other candidate in my race, I’ve given the greatest amount of service to our community, and I have the best and the most combined experience in community advocacy and empowerment, education, legal training, dispute resolution, human rights and equal access to justice.

As a dedicated Mom to my teen son James Matthew Douglas II, as well as an educator, business owner, attorney, and dedicated community volunteer, I am keenly aware of the needs of our community, and how important our Justice Courts operations are to the lives and wellbeing of all who live, learn, visit, and/or work in Precinct 7.

“Its YOUR Precinct…YOUR Court…and I will be YOUR Justice of the Peace!!!”

Ruben Loreto George Goffney, Jr. Joe "Joey" Martinez

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 3

We are passionate about our community and my candidacy for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1. I hope that you will join in our excitement as well as in our efforts to mobilize Precinct 7 voters for positive change by electing me as your next Justice of the Peace!

I promise to serve you and our entire community with complete integrity and fairness; making our Place 1 Court serve ALL people better, and with utmost respect, diligence, efficiency, and courtesy.

"Ced" Collier Alan Rosen, Jack Boatner

Christopher (Chris) Diaz

OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 7, PLACE 1. ITS TIME TO VOTE! And I’m asking you to VOTE FOR ME!

Dear Citizens of Precinct 7,

I’m KERYL L. DOUGLAS, CANDIDATE FOR JUSTICE

William “Bill” Norwood

David "Bubba" Jones Isaac Villarreal Ken Melancon

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Thank You and Be Immensely Blessed!


2016 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

“WE MUST BECOME MORE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ELECTING OUR LEADERS.”

THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

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2016 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

“WE MUST BECOME MORE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ELECTING OUR LEADERS.”

THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

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2016 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

ERIC REED

“WE MUST BECOME MORE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ELECTING OUR LEADERS.”

Important 2016 Election Dates

THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

For Harris County Constable - Precinct 3

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - Mark your calendar for the 2016 Democratic and Republican Primaries. Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dear Fellow Constituents,

My name is James Eric Reed and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable position. Hence, I respectfully ask for your vote and your support in the 2016 primary election.

Equally important is the fact that I am the proud son of Late Mr. Elvin S. Reed and Patricia Reed. I am also younger brother to Donnie Reed and husband to Sandra C. Andrade-Reed. Together, Sandra and I have one child, Zane Reed. From a previous marriage I have 3 other children, Nikki, Erica and Prince and 4 grandchildren. Family is of utmost importance to me and that is why I want to continue serving our communities, our youth and your family.

First day to file for a place on the primary ballot for precinct chair candidates.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

the

I was born and raised in Barrett Station and it was there that I learned the value and importance of loyalty, trust and respect. Having lived in Harris County Precinct 3 since birth and having served as a Harris County Deputy since 1994, I have dedicated myself to the service of the people. At the age of 15 I served in the Barrett Station fire department as an EMS volunteer. Years later I served as captain of the fire department as well as a board member of the Crosby EMS team.

As a Harris County Deputy, I have had the privilege of working in many schools including middle schools and high schools. Having worked at these schools has allowed me insight into the problems affecting our streets and our youth. I believe that my non-judgmental and fair approach in dealing with people has helped me positively impact many lives. I also believe that I have helped guide and encourage many children onto a brighter and better future. Our children are our future and when I earn their trust and win their loyalty, I know I have done my job.

Furthermore, being a local resident, I am also well acquainted with the problems facing our communities. Therefore, as your Precinct 3 Constable, I will continue to dedicate myself and my department to the service of our communities and schools by identifying community needs, focusing on public safety, implementing crime prevention programs and allocating department resources to improving customer service. So, when elected, I will work diligently to restore a sense of trust, pride and efficiency back to Precinct 3 by being visible and accessible in our Precinct. Please vote ERIC REED and let me prove that together we can create a better quality of life for all.

Eric Reed ______ Sincerely Yours,

Eric Reed, Democratic Candidate

Barrett Station, Baytown, Cedar Bayou, Channelview, Crosby, Fall Creek, McNair, Northeast Houston, North Shore, Sheldon, Summerwood Political Advertising Paid for by the Eric Reed for Constable Campaign, Alesia Reed-Treasurer

First day to file for all other candidates for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot.

Mon., Dec., 14, 2015 at 6PM

Filing deadline for candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file intent declaration.

Friday, January 1, 2016*

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (NEW LAW: first day of calendar year for ABBM and FPCA) Last Day to Register to Vote

Monday, February 1, 2016

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2016 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016*

*First business day after Presidents' Day

First Day of Early Voting

Friday, February 19, 2016

(NEW LAW: 11th day before election day; ABBM and FPCA)

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Last Day of Early Voting

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, March 1, 2016 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)

ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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STREET HARRIS COUNTY FOR

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Judge Morris L. Overstreet is a decorated legal professional and a former member of the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals – the state’s highest criminal appellate court. In that capacity, Judge Overstreet became the first African- American elected to a statewide office in the history of the State of Texas. He was twice elected to serve on the state’s highest criminal appellate court, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, from 1990 to 1998. In that role he authored and delivered more than 500 decisions.

Before taking the bench, Judge Overstreet served for five years as a prosecutor in the 47th Judicial District at the District Attorney’s Office in Amarillo, where he advanced to First Assistant District Attorney. He also presided over the Potter County Court at Law Number 1 in Amarillo for four years. In his thousands of jury and non-jury trials Judge Overstreet has never had a criminal conviction reversed on appeal because of any error committed by him. Judge Overstreet is a life member of the National Bar Association and is also a member of the American Bar Association. He has also served as a former Chair of the

Judicial Council Division and is currently President of the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association. From August 1999 – May 2000, Judge Overstreet served as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at his alma mater, Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. In September 2002, Judge Overstreet returned to Texas Southern University, where he served as the Director of the Legal Clinic and Professor of Evidence and Criminal Procedure for four years.

Judge Overstreet is a member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He is also a life member of both the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and is also a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. He is a frequent lecturer and public speaker and has taught continuing legal educational classes statewide for Justices of the Peace, Constitutional County Judges, municipal court judges, local Bar Associations, the State Bar of Texas Advance Criminal Law Seminar, and the National Bar Association.

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2016 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

FOR HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS

“WE MUST BECOME MORE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ELECTING OUR LEADERS.”

THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES John R. Kasich Lindsey Graham Ted Cruz Donald J. Trump Carly Fiorina Rick Santorum Ben Carson Chris Christie Jeb Bush Mike Huckabee Marco Rubio Elizabeth Gray Rand Paul Uncommitted

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT 2 Ted Poe

U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT 7

John Culberson Maria Espinoza James Lloyd

U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT 8

Kevin Brady Andre Dean Steve Toth Craig T. McMichael

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT 9

Jeff Martin

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT 10

Michael T. McCaul

U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT 18

Reggie Gonzales Lori Bartley Sharon Joy Fisher Ava Pate

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT 22

Pete Olson

U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT 29

Julio Garza Robert Schafranek

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

DISTRICT 30

Brian Babin

RAILROAD COMMISSIONER

Lance N. Christian Doug Jeffrey John Greytok Gary Gates Weston Martinez Wayne Christian Ron Hale

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 3

Debra Lehrmann Michael Massengale

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 5 Paul Green Rick Green

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 9 Eva Guzman Joe Pool

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 2 Ray Wheless Chris Oldner Mary Lou Keel

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 5 Scott Walker Steve Smith Brent Webster Sid Harle

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 6 Richard Davis Michael E. Keasler

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, REGION 6 Donna Bahorich

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, REGION 8 Barbara Cargill

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 4

Brandon Creighton

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 11 Larry Taylor

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 18

Lois W. Kolkhorst

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 126 Kevin Roberts

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 127

Dan Huberty Mitchell Bosworth

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 128 Briscoe Cain Melody McDaniel Wayne Smith

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 129 Dennis Paul

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 130

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 135 Gary Elkins

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 137 Kendall L. Baker

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 138 Dwayne Bohac

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 144 Gilbert Pena

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 147 Matt Murphy TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 149 Bryan Chu

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 150

Theresa Hearn-Haynes Al Zolli Debbie Riddle Valoree Swanson

Dr. Tom Oliverson Kay Smith

CHIEF JUSTICE, 1ST COURT OF APPEALS

Mike Schofield

JUSTICE, 1ST COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 4

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 132

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 133 Jim Murphy

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 134 David L. Palmer. Sarah Davis

Sherry Radack

Evelyn Keyes

JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 2 Kevin Jewell Bud Wiesedeppe

JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 9

Tracy Elizabeth Christopher

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DISTRICT JUDGE, 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Kevin Fulton

DISTRICT JUDGE, 61TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Erin Elizabeth Lunceford

DISTRICT JUDGE, 80TH CIVIL JUDICIAL DISTRICT Will Archer Ken Shortreed

DISTRICT JUDGE, 125TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT L.A. Olson Sharon Hemphill

DISTRICT JUDGE, 127TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Sarahjane Swanson

DISTRICT JUDGE, 129TH CIVIL JUDICIAL DISTRICT Sophia Mafrige

DISTRICT JUDGE, 133RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Cindy Bennett Smith

DISTRICT JUDGE, 151ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Jeff Hastings

Aaron Gabriel Adams

DISTRICT JUDGE, 152ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT Don Self

DISTRICT JUDGE, 152ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT Bruce Bain


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FOR HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS 2016 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

“WE MUST BECOME MORE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ELECTING OUR LEADERS.”

DISTRICT JUDGE, 165TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT JUDGE, 338TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT JUDGE, 174TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT JUDGE, 339TH CRIMINAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Debra Ibarra Mayfield

Katherine McDaniel

DISTRICT JUDGE, 176TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Stacey W. Bond

DISTRICT JUDGE, 177th JUDICIAL DISTRICT Ryan Patrick

DISTRICT JUDGE, 178TH CRIMINAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Xavier Alfaro Phil Gommels Nile Bailey Copeland Bash Sharma

DISTRICT JUDGE, 179TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Kristin M. Guiney

DISTRICT JUDGE, 215TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Fred Shuchart

DISTRICT JUDGE, 333RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Joseph “Tad” Halbach

DISTRICT JUDGE, 334TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Grant Dorfman

DISTRICT JUDGE, 337TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Renee Magee

Brock Thomas

Mary McFaden Antonio Benavides

DISTRICT JUDGE, 351ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Mark Kent Ellis

HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY Devon Anderson

HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT AT LAW Clyde Leuchtag Gloria Cantu Minnick

HARRIS COUNTY ATTORNEY Chris Carmona Jim Leitner

HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF Ron Hickman Carl Pittman Paul Day

HARRIS COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR -COLLECTOR Don Sumners Mike Sullivan

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – PRECINCT 1, PLACE 1 SaraJane Milligan Jerry Wayne Dugat Harold Norris

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – PRECINCT 3, PLACE 1 Tom Zakes

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – PRECINCT 4, PLACE 1 Dan Garcia Lincoln Goodwin

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – PRECINCT 5, PLACE 1 Russ Ridgway

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – PRECINCT 8, PLACE 1 Holly Williamson

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 1 Joe Danna

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 2 Daniel Vela Joe Alanis

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 3 Dan Webb

COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE – POS. 1, PRECINCT 2

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 4

COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE – POS.2, PRECINCT 4

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 5

HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER – PRECINCT 3

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 6

George Moore Marvin Morris

Eric Dick Danell Fields

Steve Radack Sam "Tejas" Texas

Rolf Nelson Mark Herman

Ted Heap Al Hoang

Robert Lozano “Rick” Gonzales

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 8 Phil Sandlin

HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN Paul Simpson Tex Christopher Rick Ramos

PRECINCT CHAIRMAN, PRECINCT 0071 Lynn Robertson George W. Flugrad

Voters Guide Ground Game Magazine®

Harris County Democrat Party Primary 2016 Early Voting Hours of Operation

Feb. 16 - Feb.19:8a.m.-4:30 p.m. February 20: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. February 21: 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Feb. 22 -Feb. 26: 7a.m.-7:00 p.m

Texas requires voters to present an approved form of photo identification to vote at the polls. To facilitate the voter qualification process when YOU go to the poll. Acceptable Forms of ID:

Texas driver license— unexpired or expired less than 60 days — issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS—unexpired or expired less than 60 days Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph - unexpired

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or expired less than 60 days United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph Texas personal identification card issued by DPS— unexpired or expired less than 60 days United States passport—unexpired or expired less than 60 days

Election Information Line (HARRIS) (713) 755-6965 Report a possible voting rights abuse to the Secretary of State (1.800.252.8683). As a registered voter in Texas, you have the right to: A ballot with written instructions on how to cast a ballot.

•Ask the polling place official for instructions on how to cast a ballot (but not suggestions on how to vote). •Cast your vote in secret and free from intimidation. •Receive up to two more ballots if you make a mistake while marking the ballot. •Bring an interpreter to assist you as you qualify to vote if you do not understand the English language. •Help to cast your ballot if you cannot write, see the ballot, or understand the language in which it is written. •Report a possible voting rights abuse to the Secretary of State (1.800.252.8683) or to your local election official. •Cast a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the list of registered voters or you do not have proper identification. •Vote once at any early voting location during the early voting period within the territory conducting the election. •File an administrative complaint with the Secretary of State concerning violations of federal and state voting procedures.


PEOPLE ENDORSING KENDALL L. BAKER

Dr. Steve Hotze is the CEO of Campaign for Houston. He is responsible for helping to defeat the dangerous HERO Ordinance. Bishop Anthony Wright is currently the Jurisdictional Prelate for Family Life International Fellowship. He’s also a valued team member. Attorney Jared Woodfill is the Former Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party. He is also responsible for helping to defeat the dangerously written HERO Ordinance.

www.bakerfortexas.com POLITICAL AD PAID FOR BY KENDALL L. BAKER CAMPAIGN

Bill Calhoun is a noted African American Conservative and Chairman of Texas Federation for Republican Outreach has endorsed Kendall L. Baker in the race for State Representative for House District 137.

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2016 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

“WE MUST BECOME MORE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ELECTING OUR LEADERS.”

Meet Valoree Swanson

THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD BEGINS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

Personal: A sixth-generation Texan and mother of 4, Valoree has strong Texas family roots. So important is family to Valoree, that after years of homeschooling and sports with her kids, she and her husband, Vern, adopted two teenage girls from CPS. Her youngest is getting a degree in education. Prior to raising children, Valoree worked in commercial real estate, after getting her Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University. Valoree’s oldest daughter is a former criminal prosecutor, and her son is a petroleum engineer. Devout Christians, Valoree and Vern have been members of WoodsEdge Community Church for 11 years, where they have served in various ministries. Valoree has been involved in the community for years as a children’s Bible study and Sunday school leader, a children’s sports team representative and referee, serving the elderly, and serving on various boards.

Ted Cruz U.S. Senator

Dr. Robin Armstrong and his wife Dr. Martha Armstrong

Dr. Robin Armstrong endorses Valoree Swanson for State Rep.

Dr. Robin Armstrong has announced his full support for Valoree Swanson, a long-time conservative Christian activist running against an establishment incumbent who has voted wrong on a number of bills recently, including ALAC (an anti-Sharia Law bill), a pro-life bill, and an ethics and transparency bill. Dr. Armstrong is a well-respected physician and the Republican National Committeeman, representing the entire State of Texas. He is also the former Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. He is known as a conservative who never waivers in his stand for conservative social and fiscal principles. Dr. Armstrong said, "I support Valoree Swanson for State Representative in District 150 because she is smart, conservative, principled, and a very hard worker. She will bring fresh and smart leadership to Austin."

POL ADV, PAID FOR BY THE VALOREE SWANSON FOR TEXAS HOUSE CAMPAIGN, NORMA JETER, TREASURER.

Political: Valoree was politically involved at an early age. She has volunteered during every election cycle in innumerable campaigns and capacities over the years. The Republican Party of Texas recognized Valoree for her tremendous volunteer work by awarding her the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for the entire Senate District 7. She served as State Republican Executive Committeewoman for Senate District 7 from 2006-2014, as Precinct Chair 22 years, and was appointed to many committees. As a prominent member of Texas Tea Party Republican Women, Valoree served as officer, bylaws committee chairman, and parliamentarian. Valoree has been a delegate to GOP State Conventions since 1984 and to National Conventions twice. She served on the board of Conservative Coalition of Harris County (CCHC) and is founder of Bluesheet, which vets and distributes recommendations on Republican Primary candidates. She has been involved in Concerned Women for America (CWA) for many years.

Policy: As the daughter of an entrepreneur and small businessman, Valoree learned hard work and family business early. She understands how government affects small business and wants to cut red tape and taxes. Valoree will also fight to eliminate the business margins tax. She will protect your hard-earned tax dollars by working to cut government waste and handouts to illegals. Valoree comes from generations of military veterans and is a strong supporter of the military and border security. Valoree’s degree in real estate and experience as a former Real Estate Broker will help her write effective legislation to protect your property rights and values.

Valoree Swanson will defend our 2nd Amendment Rights NRA AQ RATING

*Lifetime NRA Member *Highest rating possible for un-elected candidate.

Seal the Border -- End Sanctuary Cities End Handouts to Illegals -- Protect Taxpayers Ban Sharia Law -- Pass ALAC Bill Protect Life -- Conception to Natural Death Defund and Investigate Planned Parenthood Stand Up for Religious Liberty Cut Spending & Eliminate Business Margins Tax Defend 2nd Amendment Rights Empower Teachers and Parents in Education

ENDORSED BY:

Texas Right to Life Texans for Fiscal Responsibility Dr. Steve Hotze -- Conservative Republicans of Texas Sam Malone, Conservative Radio Talk Show Host C Club of Houston Conservative Republicans of Harris County Empower Texans Conservative Coalition of Harris County Texas Home School Coalition Cathie Adams, President, Texas Eagle Forum Kingwood Tea Party Concerned Women for America, National (CWA) Robin and Jim Lennon Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of Liberty Institute Texas Values Chris Daniel, Harris County District Clerk Barbara Cargill, State Board of Education Dr. Robin Armstrong, Republican National Committeeman JoAnn Fleming, Grassroots America We The People Mark Ramsey, State Republican Executive Committeeman, SD7

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THERESA Hearn-Haynes for STATE REPRESENTATIVE

HOUSE DISTRICT 150 2016 Republican Primary

A Voice for the Voiceless... ...A Servant for the People! BORDER PATROL IMMIGRATION REDUCE CRIME LOWER TAXES

Theresa Hearn Haynes

“I am, and have been an entrepreneur since 1978.” PAID POLITICAL AD BY THERESA HEARN-HAYNES CAMPAIGN

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“Community and Human Rights Advocate”

KERYL L. DOUGLAS

for JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Precinct 7, Place 1

"A Judge You can TRUST!"

* Just * Fair * Honest * Principled * Accessible DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

“K.D. for J.P.” “Restoring JUSTICE and INTEGRITY to Our Courts"

KERYL L. DOUGLAS IS ENDORSED BY HARRIS COUNTY COURTROOM OBSERVERS Pol. Ad. paid for by Keryl L. Douglas in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act. Campaign Treasurer, Attorney Robert E. Williams II.

Democratic Primary and Republican Primary Early Voting Ends on Friday, February 26, 2016  

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