Gerry Monroe, Bridget Wade, Caroline Walter, and Kendall Baker for HISD Trustee - November 2, 2021

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: Please cast your vote for Caroline Walter, Dr. Kendall Baker, Bridget Wade and Gerry Wayne Monroe on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, in the HISD School Board Election!

HISD DISTRICT VII HISD DISTRICT IX AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “My “ENDORSEMENT BOARD” encourages you to vote for CAROLINE WALTER on November 2nd.”

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “My “ENDORSEMENT BOARD” encourages you to vote for DR. KENDALL BAKER on November 2nd.”

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “My “ENDORSEMENT BOARD” encourages you to vote for GERRY MONROE on November 2nd.”

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “My “ENDORSEMENT BOARD” encourages you to vote for CAROLINE WALTER on November 2nd.”

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “My “ENDORSEMENT BOARD” encourages you to vote for KENDALL BAKER on November 2nd.”

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “LET’S PUT GERRY MONROE ON THE SCHOOL BOARD!”

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“LET’S PUT BRIDGET ON THE SCHOOL BOARD.” AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "I’m encouraging all of my readers who live within the boundaries of HISD District VII to cast your vote for Bridget Wade on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, if you can’t vote early. So, please remind all of your neighbors that the “EARLY VOTING PERIOD” will begin on Monday, October 18th, and end on Friday, October 29, 2021."

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Bridget Wade is the Right Choice for HISD District VII

Bridget was born in Houston. She attended Briargrove Elementary, Paul Revere Middle School, Wisdom (formerly Robert E. Lee) and Episcopal High Schools. Bridget then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Oklahoma. Bridget’s leadership involvement in education is longstanding, including President of Briargrove Elementary PTO, Carnival Chair and Campus New Construction Committee. She also sat on the Episcopal High School Board of Trustees, Alumni Council and Chaired the Auction and Annual Fund. Bridget also has served as volunteer for Yellowstone Academy and Have Haven. Bridget’s deep appreciation for our city has led her to numerous leadership positions on several Boards and Leadership Committees in Houston. In addition to serving as Briargrove Elementary PTO President, she led a special task force for Methodist Hospital. Bridget also chaired the Advisory Board for The Blaffer Museum of Art at The University of Houston and currently sits on the National Advisory Board for The Blanton Museum at The University of Texas. Bridget has been married to Patrick Wade for 29 years and together they have 3 adult children and one daughter-in-law. She and Patrick are founding members of The Church of the Apostles.

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About the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the official governing body of Houston Community College. The Board is composed of nine members who are elected from single-member districts and who serve without remuneration. Board members are elected to staggered six-year terms. The Board has final authority to determine and interpret the policies that govern HCC. As part of their duties, the trustees maintain a full schedule of community service, public appearances, speaking engagements and legislative affairs on behalf of HCC. Board members represent an impressive mix of individual talents and professional backgrounds enabling them to provide governance of the highest quality.

Dr. John P. Hansen

District VI, Board Chair Dr. Reagan Flowers

District IV, Vice-Chair Dr. Cynthia Lenton-Gary District VII, Secretary Monica Flores Richart

District I, Trustee

Rhonda Skillern-Jones

District II, Trustee

Dr. Adriana Tamez

District III, Trustee Robert Glaser

District V, Trustee Eva L. Loredo

District VIII, Trustee Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth

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MEET BRANDON COFIELD, SR.

Brandon is a native Houstonian with a long history of fighting for the common good and speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves. As the son of a pastor and a social worker, serving others has been one of his core values since childhood. As a new parent, Brandon is committed to ensuring that Houston is well positioned and equipped to embrace future generations. Brandon earned his law degree from Texas A&M, where he fought against injustices along the Texas border and assisted entrepreneurs in securing intellectual property protection.

As an Attorney, Brandon helps his clients resolve complicated disputes by navigating the judicial system. When not working and parenting, Brandon has served his community as a member of the Houston Rotary Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, American Heart Association Leader for Life; Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor; and as a volunteer at his Church. —————————————

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Building Better Schools For a Better Tomorrow HISD IS A DISTRICT IN CRISIS

In a district where approximately 60 % of the students read below grade level, the Board needs to work together to provide a quality education for students that attend HISD. The current Board is failing the students by the continued infighting. Individual campuses are out of waivers for failure to meet minimum academic requirements and at risk of having managers appointed. The Texas Education Agency is involved with litigation to suspend the board and take control of the district. The Special Education Services are in conservatorship status.

A fundamental culture change needs to occur to ensure the Board acts in the best interest of all students. The 200,000 plus students are being denied the opportunity that an education provides. Rather than focusing on solutions that pit one group against another the Board needs to focus on maximizing all student potential. When elected to the Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees, I will work to ensure every student gets the school district they deserve.

MAXIMIZE STUDENT POTENTIAL

Every student enrolled in the HISD school system should have the opportunity to reach their maximum potential based on their individual situations. Need knows no race, gender, creed, or ideology and perpetuating the black-brown divide and pitting the two groups against each other only serves to make sure everyone suffers.

Each campus has unique problems and requires unique solutions to the problems at the campus. Global aspirations are valuable to keep everyone moving in the same general direction, but they are no substitute for individualized solutions. The teachers are best situated to identify the problems facing their students because they are the ones who regularly interact with the students.

As your representative on the Board of Trustees, I will work to set up a confidential reporting system where teachers can report the specific problems they see in their classrooms and propose solutions to the problems. This is necessary so the teachers can freely report what they are observing without fear of consequences or insubordination allegations. These reports can be compiled in a database to identify issues at the specific campuses and help to craft solutions on a campus by campus basis.

PRUDENT FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP

HISD has run a budget deficit the past five years. The Board needs to work within their capability to make sure that the maximum amount of funding is received to meet district needs. The tax rate is at the maximum so the board needs to look at other areas to make sure appropriate funding is received to meet maintenance and operations requirements.

The Texas Education Code Chapter 48 section 48.102 provides for multipliers to funding for various special needs services. Providing for maximum support for special needs population increases the funding the district receives for the special needs student population. Additionally, Texas has very permissive laws for disabled children to receive Medicaid. If a family’s income is all earned income the family income can be 300% of the poverty line and a disabled child can receive Medicaid through the Medicaid Buy In for Children (MBIC) program. As your representative on the Board of Trustees, I will push to make sure every special needs student who is eligible for Medicaid receives Medicaid. This not only helps the students receive appropriate care for their disabling condition, but it also allows HISD to charge Medicaid on a fee for service model for the interventions they are already required to provide special needs students benefiting both the disabled students as well as the district.

FOCUS ON CORE EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM

With a majority of the student population in the district reading below grade level and individual campuses having a sustained history of failing to meet minimum levels of academic success, the district needs to focus on a core educational curriculum to ensure the district maintains local control over campuses and the district as a whole. Reading, writing, science, math, and social studies/American History are what the State uses to judge the level of academic success, and every policy goal should keep this in mind. However, this cannot come at the expense of the arts. This can be accomplished by making sure the arts stay funded and are taught in a manner that reinforces the underlying mathematical and scientific principles involved with the arts.

As your representative on the Board of Trustees, I will push to make sure every policy decision includes a specific statement on how the decision will serve to advance core educational activities and how it will serve to maintain local control. Having to justify how each policy decision promotes the core educational requirements necessary to maintain local control of campuses and the district as a whole. The Board will reorient towards these educational goals.


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By Mike Knox Houston City Council - At-Large Position #1

“Give me LIBERTY or Give me Death!” These words are attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775. What was he talking about? Are these words relevant today? The words Freedom and Liberty are often used interchangeably in conversation, and I will use them interchangeably in this article. Realistically they amount to the same thing. Both mean, in the broadest of terms, the absence of hindrance, restraint, confinement, or repression. Both Liberty and Freedom mean you can do whatever you want to do. Did Patrick Henry mean that Americans should be completely without restraint – I don’t think so. Our Founding Fathers were avid readers of philosophy, logic, and apologetics. They studied Socrates, Aristotle, John Locke, and of course, the Bible. Many were in the habit of discussing serious issues like Freedom and Liberty as a source of evening entertainment. They came to understand that Freedom and Liberty meant individuals were free to do as they pleased provided; they did not hinder another person’s Freedom or Liberty. To put it in modern language, “your freedom to swing your arm ends where my nose begins.” These founders of our country recognized that government authority (laws) inevitably leads to the tyranny of the people and places humans in an unnatural state of servitude to the will of the ruling class. They set about inventing a new form of government — not a Democracy, but rather a Republic. Our founders understood that Democracy was flawed because it depended on the rule of the masses or majority rule. They understood the majority would always favor the larger group over the individual. A Republic, on the other hand, is based on the rule of law designed to protect the freedoms of the individual over the will of the majority. Unless, of course, the Republic was taken over by a despot, tyrant, or king. Their solution was brilliant. A democratically elected governing body, which could be managed by the majority, confined by the law enacted by the people through their

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elected representatives. The purpose of the whole exercise was to free the individual to have the liberty to pursue their definition of happiness through the exercise of individual free will. We have all been engaged in this grand experiment for well over two hundred years, and we have not perfected it yet. Some would argue we have steadily yielded our Liberty to gain safety and security, that we are stifling free speech with political correctness and are losing the ability, as a nation, to disagree without being disagreeable. It seems our schools have stopped teaching the classics in favor of the convenient. Perhaps all this is true. However, I like to think these struggles are not new to the United States and that Liberty and Freedom will ultimately prevail. Freedom and Liberty are, to me, the light at the end of the tunnel. The goal to which we must constantly struggle to achieve. Americans have died in places near and far attempting to obtain this “Holy Grail” we call Freedom. From the first person killed in the Boston Massacre, Crispus Attucks, to the next person who gives their full measure of devotion in service to this nation and all who have sacrificed in past conflicts so we can continue to seek Freedom, Americans would rather have Liberty than life itself. So, it would appear to me, Patrick Henry’s words in 1775 are as true today as they were then. I, for one, agree. Give me Liberty or Give me Death!

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What Freedom Mean To Me By Jacquie Baly Governmental Affairs and Media Relations Expert

My parents migrated to America many years ago to give their only child a better life and a chance of achieving the American Dream. As a result, freedom embodies having the opportunity to pursue a great education, pursuing a promising career and becoming an accomplished business owner and entrepreneur. I am blessed to achieve these goals and so much more. But Freedom does not stop there. It also encompasses being a dedicated public servant and giving back to our wonderful community that has given so much to me. I am now a proud mother of two very accomplished young men. Freedom now has new meanings as they follow in my footsteps in public service and help make our community even better than it is today. Creating a positive legacy and promoting good will, our freedom as Americans will continue for many generations to come.

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Thoughts on the Short Term

We recently published our Recession Dashboard which provides a look at the fundamentals of the economy that ultimately drives the stock market higher or lower. It has become much harder to analyze the fundamental data of the economy without focusing on what the government has done and continues to do in support of the economy. Between the Federal Reserve, fiscal policy, and COVID-related restrictions, a very small part (if any at all) of our lives avoid governmental influence. We believe the short-term forecast for the markets is easier than it has been in the past. Why? Because of the government support in the form of bond buying programs and the many forms of additional government spending will continue to support higher stock/equity values. With that being said, we do not think this precludes us from “normal” stock market pullbacks. The stock market averages a 10% pullback once a year, and a 20% pullback about every 2 to 3 years. Thoughts on the Long Term

As we look out further (5+ years), forecasting becomes harder. Why? The government has grown in size and in power over the past 18 months. For example, the CDC made decisions last year on what businesses were deemed “essential” and more recently imposed a moratorium on evictions (in violation of property-owners rights). Also, after passing $5 trillion in emergency pandemic spending, the government is considering another $4.5 trillion of spending which will only add fuel to the fire as it pertains to the national debt burden. Capitalism vs. Socialism

The history of the world has been a battle between two competing ideologies of how resources should be distributed. Capitalism

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This ideology distributes resources through free markets and competition, while attempting to put a system in place to limit fraud and greed. In order to succeed capitalist system, you must goods or services for which

someone else is willing to pay. You have to produce a good or service at a cost less than what you charge the consumer to create wealth. While some people in a capitalist system become extremely wealthy, they do it by creating goods or services that people want and in a way that competitors have a difficult time copying. This system is not perfect, but no human-made system will ever be perfect. With that being said, capitalism has allowed America to become the most prosperous country in the world (and arguably in world history).

Socialism

This ideology allows politicians to distribute resources. Important economic decisions are not left to the markets or decided by individuals. This approach is also referred to as central planning. Advocates of socialism argue that the shared ownership of resources allow for a more equal distribution of goods and services and a fairer society. While this may make sense in theory, the drive to work hard and be productive lessens as your additional output does not result in additional compensation/wealth creation. Government taxes individuals who have been able to create income and wealth at an excessive rate and then transfer those resources to their favored causes or group(s), often while shutting down competition. Just to be clear, capitalism does not mean zero government. There are many things that governments can do that benefit all citizens without redistributing wealth or income. Examples include public safety, courts, sanitation, and national defense. This government spending can generate huge benefits and is necessary for a free-market system to function in a sustainable fashion. For example, there are very few publically traded companies in Cuba because the government controls which companies receive market share. Government Debt Affects Economic Growth

The larger that government debt grows as a relative to the private sector, the harder it is to create more wealth in an economy. According to 2011 research from the Bank of International Settlements, when government debt-to-GDP exceeds 85%, it becomes a drag on economic growth. Earlier this year, the U.S. economic debt was at 127% of GDP.

So far, the U.S. private sector has been able to grow, increase profits, and continue to increase wealth. We believe that is because of the power of entrepreneurs and the new technologies they create. However, this may not always be the case.

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“I founded The Price Group to better serve the wealth management planning needs of our pre-retirement and retiree clients. We specialize in comprehensive wealth management (i.e. holistic wealth management planning) and also investment management. We strive to anticipate the needs of our clients and assist each family to make common sense, high quality decisions regarding their wealth and their legacy.

I moved to Houston following completion of graduate school to work for a major international oil company. Two years later, I had the opportunity to transition to a local trust company to better fit my education and career goals. I soon realized that wealth management was my “dream job” as it offered me the high honor of making a difference in the lives of my clients.

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Randy specializes in comprehensive wealth management planning with a focus on retirement planning. Randy has over 30 years of experience addressing the unique needs of high net worth individuals. Randy earned a bachelor’s degree in business and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1980. He began his career in Houston in 1981 with a local trust company. As a financial advisor, he provided detailed financial advice to high net worth individuals, retirees, and closely held business owners. Later, as a portfolio manager, Randy managed the investment portfolios of the trust company clients. Randy expanded on these experiences with his move in 1987 to develop his own financial planning and investment practice. Randy holds several professional designations and licenses. After completing the College of Financial Planning required coursework, Randy received his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificate in 1985. The multi-year CFP® program entails in-depth courses, training, and comprehensive examinations in all areas of financial

planning including investments, taxes, insurance, estate, and retirement planning. Later in 1991, he was awarded the professional designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst(CIMA®) after completion of the Wharton School of Business Investment Management Analyst program. Randy was named to the Forbes/SHOOK Best-In-State Top Wealth Advisor List in the U.S in 2021, 2020 and 2018. He was also recognized by Barron’s Magazine as one of the nation's "Top 1,200 Financial Advisors" in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Randy ranked 74 in the state of Texas. Originally from Johnson City, Tennessee, Randy and wife, Lindy, have lived in Houston since 1980 and have five children: Matt, Jeff, and triplets, Peyton, Preston, and Hannah. When away from the office, he enjoys exercising, playing golf, coaching children’s sports, and spending time with his family. Randy sits on the Board of Directors of the Houston Area Pastor Council (HAPC) and is also an active member and a Deacon at Second Baptist Church.

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to redeem us from the The Bible clearly teaches penalty of our sins and to give new life to anyone who that “All have sinned and would accept Him. fallen short of the glory of “For the law of the Spirit God.” (Romans 3:23). This of life in Christ Jesus has set means that everyone has chosen to violate God’s stan- you free from the law of sin dards, as written in the Scrip- and death.” (Romans 8:2) Biblical Christianity instructs us that in Christ we tures, and is enslaved to sin are free to practice whatever is good, right, honorable, holy and pure. Our liberty in Christ Jesus does and under God’s righteous not give us license to do as we please. “Live as free people, and do not use your freedom as a covering judgment. God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, By Steven F. Hotze, M.D.

for evil, but use it as a servant of God.” (1 Peter 2:16) Atheistic Communism rejects God and His law, and exists in direct opposition to the revealed truth in the Bible. Communism exalts the totalitarian state and its rulers as the final arbiters of right and wrong. Biblical Christianity exalts God as the Sovereign Ruler of the universe. His laws and standards have the ultimate authority on how an individual should conduct himself. Freedom and liberty for an individual, and for society at large, can only exist as we submit under the Sovereignty of Almighty God. “His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and His dominion rules throughout all generations.” (Psalm 145:13) Where God’s law is forsaken, there is tyranny. “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive with them.” (Proverbs 28:4) Opposition to tyranny is obedience to God. Christians must demonstrate the liberty that they have in Christ by opposing the forces of evil and wickedness that are seeking to destroy both Christianity and our American Constitutional Republic.

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Deirdre Gilbert Has Emerged as the Clear Front-Runner to Win the 2022 Democratic Party Nomination for Governor of TX

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with people of all ethnicities and socio-economic statuses gives her a decided advantage over someone like former Congressman Beto O’Rourke in my opinion. “I want to be the voice of communities,” she recently told me in a phone interview. “I’m committed to changing minds and clearly defining my values and love for America, our U.S. Constitution, between now and Super Tuesday,” she said. “We need a governor who is committed to hearing the voices of the people and igniting discussions that lead to solutions and implementing those solutions in a manner that ultimately lead to change,” she went on to say.

WHY DEIRDRE IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY VOTERS IN TEXAS

that should be abandoned and abolished going forward. That being said, if any of my friends in the media would take a moment and get to know Deirdre Gilbert, they’d quickly realize that she’s actually got a plan that could resonate with people far beyond the Democratic Party’s base – which is what’s needed for Democrats to have any opportunity to turn Texas blue in 2022.

REPUBLICANS CURRENTLY HOLD EVERY STATEWIDE OFFICE IN TEXAS

I’ve been watching Deirdre Gilbert’s campaign quietly gain As it stands right now, talk is cheap! Look, according to their website, “Texas is momentum over the last couple the strongest Republican state in the naof months. And with the contintion. The people of Texas have entrusted ued hesitancy to commit – ForRepublicans with the stewardship of every statewide elected office and majorities in mer Congressman Beto the state senate, state house and on the O’Rourke who got totally emstate board of education. Republicans now barrassed and exposed when have majorities in 107 Texas counties that contain nearly two-thirds of the state’s pophe tried to run for President of ulation. And Texas’ own George W. Bush the United States back during was the 43rd President of the United the 2020 Presidential Election – States.” Did you get that? No. I mean did IT TAKES A SPECIAL KIND OF you really get that? Gilbert could end up being the CANDIDATE TO WIN A STATEWIDE logical choice for Democratic RACE IN TEXAS NO DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE primary voters looking for a HAS WON A STATEWIDE RACE IN duly-qualified candidate who’s Symbolic gestures won’t work in the TEXAS SINCE 1994 2022 Midterm Elections. Did you hear fully committed to the task of me? Look, race-baiting and trying to get taking out Republican Gov. Unless Democrats start to fully empeople to cast votes for candidates solely brace duly-qualified African American canGreg Abbott next fall. based upon their ethnicity is a practice

Deirdre Gilbert is the kind of Democrat who can appeal to groups beyond the Democratic party base in a general election. Her values and unique ability to communicate

didates, they’re going to forever get their butts kicked on the statewide level. Why? Well, in case you don’t know, according to Wikipedia.org, Texas has not even elected a Democrat for a statewide office since way back in 1994 when Bob Bullock, John Sharp, and Garry Morales, John Sharp, and Garry Mauro were re-elected as lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, and land commissioner respectively.


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DEIRDRE GILBERT IS THE KIND OF CANDIDATE DEMOCRATS SHOULD RALLY AROUND

Deirdre Gilbert has earned her M.A. in Educational Administration, her B.S. in Political Science and Mass Communication (Cum Laude) from Prairie View A&M University; she is a native Houstonian, a graduate of the public school system attending elementary, middle and high school graduating from Madison high. Deirdre has resided in Harris County for over 40 years before settling in Fort Bend County for over 10 years. Deirdre is an educator with 26 years of experience working in Houston, Aldine, and Fort Bend School Districts and is a former Houston Independent School District teacher’s union representative. Her mother was a key influence in her life. She was a community activist and the first black woman to run for Constable in Harris County. Deirdre is best known in the community and around the country for her fight, both personally and publicly, for justice for those of medical negligence. After losing her only child, Jocelyn, because of medical negligence, Deirdre confronted the medical community and the state agencies that support it. She stood not only for herself and in memory of her daughter, but on behalf of people around the state and across the country who have felt powerless in the wake of such devastating loss. Deirdre has worked tirelessly in her own community of Sienna Plantation, further, she’s worked on issues such as denial of voting rights in local elections within Missouri City, and MUD District issues. She has spoken before the Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress in Washington D.C on civil rights. Deirdre has helped to shape legislation regarding whistleblowers, medical malpractice, and education. Deirdre is not afraid of a battle and is willing to speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves. In addition to helping those in her community, state, local and national, she also works for a non-profit that help veterans find employment. Deirdre has been capturing the attention of media nationally for some time. In 2007, she released her first book entitled, “Can I Just Have a Little Bit? A Little Bit of What?” Her recent work, “Momma Help Me Please,” was inspired by the first love of her life, her daughter Jocelyn.

Deirdre is an avid speaker at book clubs, churches, professional, civic and community organizations. She has been featured in Beautifully Said Magazine and African American Newspaper; mentioned in Harper’s Magazine by Ralph Nader a strong advocate for justice, received professional recognition in Women on the Move section of the Houston Business Journal, featured in Bronze Magazine several times and in Saved Magazine along with other powerful women in ministry such as Joyce Meyers. Deirdre was mentioned in Washington Post, Stat News and several online publications regarding her stance on medical malpractice. This journey has led to the first Blog Talk Show “Life” Radio Show that focused on “victims” of medical malpractice and then rebranded with another show called “Med/Mal Radio Show-What’s Your Verdict and just recently Malpractice Diaries-MD –We Tell the Secrets they Keep. Since 2011, Deirdre Gilbert has not backed down from her challenges, founding non-profits such as the National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association (NMMAA), serving as its National Director, and Executive Director of the Jocelyn Y. Dickson Foundation. NMMAA is a non-partisan educational organization that was created to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in the medical profession. Through NMMAA’s educational endeavor, she advocates high standards of ethics and morality to ensure non-abuse of the powers entrusted to the profession by the American people. Under her direction, these non-profits have gained support from members of Congress, garnered attention and recognition among state lawmakers, and sparked open dialogue and inquiry into medical negligence. With her husband of 7 years, Mr. Kurt E. Gilbert, beside her, she has spoken boldly before Medical Boards, Government Agencies, the State Legislature, and the US Congress calling for repeal of TORT Reforms, review of the Information Act as it relates to medical doctors, greater accountability in the hospital industry, and Justice for All who fall victim to healthcare abuse. The core of her message is consistent, Justice for All. Deirdre achieved a milestone twice, first when she was asked to speak at the Whistleblower’s Summit in Washington, DC 2016 and again in 2019 when she provided testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings about the devastating effects of medical malpractice. She has spearheaded the nation’s 1st Medical Malpractice Conference that convened medical professionals, at-

torneys, civil rights leaders, social justice organizations, patient safety advocates and legislative leaders. Her third milestone was when she threw her hat in the political ring and decided to run for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Fort Bend County, TX. Deirdre assisted with having H.R. 614 resolution filed in the Texas Legislature, recognizing Medical Malpractice in the State of Texas. In addition, Deirdre created a new initiative, “The Medical Malpractice Right to Justice Project’s mission to assist those harmed by medical negligence and who’s cases was never heard in a court of law, to bring these cases before a court based on evidence ranging from misstated/understated or erroneous death certificates, misstated/understated/overstated or erroneous expert reports, altered or falsified medical records, existence of individual, hospital, physician, and institutional agencies conflict of interest. Deirdre Gilbert was instrumental in getting the 1st proclamation in 2013 recognizing July as Medical Malpractice Month. Since then, the organization has been given recognition from the State of Missouri’s Governor Jeremiah W. Nixon, the State of Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper, and the State of Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal. The organization have also received several congressional, state and local recognition. Deirdre created the first PSA that aired on Harkins movie screens across the states September 2016, promoting and educating the public on “Preventable Medical Mistakes.” In 2019 NMMAA received the 1st Enrolled House Resolution 86 (R) HR 614 by the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas Legislature recognizing July as Medical Malpractice Month. Deirdre Gilbert was vital in the creation of the first chapter of attorneys in the State of Louisiana and Virginia that have acquired lobbyist that handles the legislative needs of NMMAA. The lobbying action is geared towards bill drafting and legislative reform to help those harmed by egregious acts from medical malpractice. Deirdre has worked tirelessly with The Government Accountability Project, The Black Heritage Society, Greater Houston Coalition for Justice, Make It Safe Campaign, The National Association for Probate Reform & Advocacy, NAACP-Health Chair Committee Missouri City Chapter, NAACP-Fort Bend-Wharton Chapter, National Action Network to create the first medical malpractice health initiative, National Congress of Black Women, State of Texas Sunset Advisory Committee.

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JUDGE JERALYNN MANOR: “Freedom to me is the ability to walk in the calling God has destined for my life. I do not take for granted the trials nor the triumphs." Now, don't let her pretty smile fool you! This is what a strong Black woman looks like in my opinion. Judge Jeralynn Manor is one of the brightest young Democratic judges in America today. And she actually took the time to practiced law before she decided to run for the 80th Civil District Court back during the 2020 Presidential Election. Nope, she's not a token, and she certainly didn't run for the 80th Civil District Court bench playing on anyone's emotions. She's the real deal. Get this, at the age of 7 years old, she decided that she wanted to become a judge one day. And when she decided to launch her bid to become a judge, one of the first people she turned to was me, and I'm grateful for that."

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Jeralynn Manor was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her mother was a nurse, and her father, a career officer with the New Orleans Police Department. There he set the bar high for his daughter. He attained numerous awards and accommodations, including various achievements, such as becoming the first African American counter-sniper for the SWAT department and the first African American diver on the dive team. Manor’s hard work and high goal standards are certainly founded in her bloodline. Jeralynn Manor’s “service to all mankind” mantra and dedication to her craft is evidenced in her career achievements. Jeralynn studied philosophy at Xavier University in New Orleans before finishing her undergraduate studies in Administration of Justice at Texas Southern University. She went on to Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she earned the American Juris Prudence Award in Bankruptcy under the tutelage of the Honorable Justice Manual Leal of the Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court. Jeralynn also and won 1st place in the Mock Trial competition. In 2001 Manor earned her Juris Doctorate and became a licensed attorney by the Texas Supreme Court. In her 18 plus years of practicing law, attorney Jeralynn Manor has worked in several areas. She concentrated her early career as a closing attorney for 3 major title companies. In this area practice, Jeralynn played an integral role in helping thousands of Texans achieve the dream of home-ownership. Jeralynn Manor currently practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Mass Tort, Civil Rights, Immigration and, Employment Law. Attorney Jeralynn Manor is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Pro Bono College of the Texas State Bar, and a member of the Champions of Justice Society of the Texas Equal Access to Justice. Jeralynn is also an NAACP- Life Member and has been in leadership roles with Boy Scouts of America as Den Mother to her son’s pack. She is also on the board of directors of The Black Heritage Society/Original MLK Parade Foundation. Jeralynn Manor enjoys being a mother to her three children Taft (17), Rogdrick (13), and Brooklynn (7). Jeralynn Manor instills into her children the same values of hard work, dedication, service to all mankind, and love, passed on to her by her father, the late Sgt. Jerome M. Dupre.

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Judge Israel B. García, Jr. was born and raised in Austin, Texas. His father was an emigrant from Mexico who became a United States citizen when Judge García was 10 years old. This remains a very proud moment for the García Family. Judge García's mother was born and raised in Austin, Texas.

Judge García attended public schools and attended The University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Government and earned his Bachelor's Degree. Upon graduation, Judge García attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate. Judge García was the first member of his family to graduate from a University and obtain a professional license. Judge García began his legal career as a sole practitioner with offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston. Judge García has worked on cases ranging from traffic tickets, divorces, commercial litigation, criminal cases and serious personal injury cases. For over 28 years as a practicing Attorney, Judge García has been a true general practitioner. Judge García is active in several community groups and civic clubs, including serving as legal counsel to LULAC Council 402. LULAC Council 402 is known as the "Education" Council and has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving Harris County area students. Assisting young students and working with children remains a passion of Judge García. Judge García ran as a first-time candidate for and was elected as Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, Place 1 in the 2020 Presidential election. Judge García focus will be on providing 21st Century customer service to the citizens of Harris County through state-of-the-art technology and a highly experienced staff to deliver the best possible service in a timely and efficient manner. 2,400 years ago, Socrates aptly described the essential qualities of a good judge: "Four things belong to a judge: To hear courteously; to answer wisely; to consider soberly; and to decide impartially." These words remain as true today as they were when Socrates first spoke them. Judge García will strive daily to employ these ideals.

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STATE OF TEXAS COMPTROLLER GLENN HEGAR: “Freedom is anyone’s opportunity to achieve their goals without fear of an oppressive government standing in their way. It’s the idea that you get to choose how to run your business, what religion to practice, what moral guidelines you want your children to follow, and many other personal decisions that government shouldn’t be regulating. It is about living in a society without over-burdensome and forced government mandates that try to dictate the details of daily life and instead is when an individual is the sole arbiter of their decisions. In Texas, we have shown that the more liberty, or freedom, you give the people, the more likely they are to achieve success. This is why Texas continues to lead the nation in fastest growing cities and job growth. As Americans, we are given the privilege to follow our dreams and are allowed to do so without fear of an oppressive government holding us back.”

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Elected in November 2014, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is a strong advocate for job growth and greater diversification of the Texas economy. A staunch supporter of government transparency, Hegar believes all levels of government should be open and accountable to those who pay the bills — Texas taxpayers. Hegar serves as Texas’ chief financial officer, treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator. In the Texas Senate, Hegar oversaw state and local revenue matters during the 83rd legislative session and was instrumental in cutting $1 billion in taxes for Texas taxpayers and businesses. As a business owner, Comptroller Hegar knows first hand that individuals, not government, will make better decisions with their hard-earned tax dollars and in turn help boost the economy. Hegar also served as chair of the Sunset Advisory Commission, working to eliminate inefficiency in government agencies. In that role, he abolished six state agencies, saving taxpayers over $160 million dollars in the process. As a former member of the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate, Hegar worked on a wide-range of common sense solutions that impact everyday citizens, such as public education, transportation, tax cuts, property tax reform, water issues and tort reform. Before his Senate tenure, Hegar attended Texas A&M as an undergraduate, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended St. Mary’s University, earning a Master of Arts and his law degree. At the University of Arkansas, he earned his Master of Laws. Hegar is a sixth generation Texan, who grew up farming land that has been in his family since the mid-1800s. His upbringing taught him the core values of character, honesty, integrity and hard work. These are the same values that he and his wife, Dara, work to instill in their three young children: Julia, Jonah and Claire.

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FIVE STAR GENERAL: “Freedom, generally, is having the ability to act or change without constraint. A person has the freedom to do things that will not, in theory, or in practice, be prevented by other forces. Outside of the human realm, freedom generally does not have this political or psychological dimension. Freedom means African Americans not being murdered unjustly by law enforcement. Freedom is quality education for every person. Freedom is when Black America is paid reparations. When that is done Blacks will enjoy financial freedom in my opinion.”

“LET’S GO TO BAT FOR GERRY WAYNE MONROE.”

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Monroe Consultations LLC was officially established in March 2021. The owner is Gerry Monroe. Mr. Monroe is a lifelong resident of Houston Tx. He’s also a 1986 Graduate of Jack Yates Sr. High School. Mr. Monroe is a member of The 1985 Yates Lions State Championship Football Team which is arguably the greatest State Champions in Texas History. Mr. Monroe has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Texas College and he’s currently working on his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas. Gerry Monroe is considered by most as the best education advocate in the state of Texas. For 10 years Mr. Monroe has been a fierce advocate of all children when it comes to educations. It is not uncommon to see Gerry Monroe at a school board meeting. His advocacy has affected the education sector throughout Texas. Every single child matters to Gerry Monroe. The main issues that Mr. Monroe wants to address are: Teacher Pay, Special Education, Inequities in education, and closing the education gap. These are the same priorities that Mr. Monroe ran on 4 years ago. As we can see these core issues were never addressed. When it’s time to cast your vote cast it for a man that has passion, and loves and respects children, educators and community. Don’t waste your time asking Gerry Monroe what can he do if he’s elected. Look at his track record and ask what he hasn’t done. Gerry has worked even harder since he lost 4 years ago for children. Gerry Monroe Gives a Damn about kids.

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "I’m encouraging every warm-blooded registered voter in Harris County to vote for Judge Cory Sepolio on “SUPER TUESDAY’ in the Democratic Party Primary race for Judge, 269th Civil District Court. As I’ve always said, every justice or judge worthy of serving as a “Minister of Justice’ in these United States must solemnly swear that they will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich alike. And above that, these ‘Ministers of Justice’ promise to faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon them under the United States Constitution and laws that govern us as a free nation. So, to this end, Judge Cory Sepolio, the presiding judge, for the 269th Civil District Court, has done an exemplary job — DOES NOT SEEK TO LEGISLATE from the bench, and is well deserving of the Democratic nomination in the 2022 Democratic Party Primary for Harris County, Texas.”

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Cory Sepolio is a third generation Harris County native, born in Pasadena, Texas. He is a lifelong Democrat who is running as a candidate for the 269th Civil District Court of Harris County. Cory graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2000 with a B.A. in History and studied law at South Texas College of Law graduating in 2003. Cory has earned multiple honors which include the Eagle Scout badge and an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Cory is a member of several Democratic clubs, legal associations and organizations which protect the rights of the community. Cory is married to Melissa Sepolio and they have a wonderful daughter, Addyson Hope Sepolio. The Sepolio Family are members of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and are involved in multiple community organizations. Volunteering in the community and assisting those in need are important values to The Sepolios. During his outstanding legal career Cory served our community honorably as an assistant district attorney where he sought justice for victims and accused alike. Cory has represented over 1000 plaintiffs and defendants in cases throughout Texas fighting for the rights of working-class people and smallbusiness owners. With his over 100 jury trials Cory Sepolio is the most experienced candidate and will ensure equality and justice for all as the next Judge of the 269th Civil District Court.

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "I’m encouraging every warm-blooded registered voter in Harris County to vote for Judge Lucia G. Bates on “SUPER TUESDAY’ in the Democratic Party Primary race for Harris County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2.. As I’ve always said, every justice or judge worthy of serving as a “Minister of Justice’ in these United States must solemnly swear that they will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich alike. And above that, these ‘Ministers of Justice’ promise to faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon them under the United States Constitution and laws that govern us as a free nation. So, to this end, Judge Lucia G. Bates, the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2., has done an exemplary job — DOES NOT SEEK TO LEGISLATE from the bench, and is well deserving of the Democratic nomination in the 2022 Democratic Party Primary for Harris County, Texas.”

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“I recently met with Pastor Brenda George, the Director of S.T.O.P.- Stop, Talk, Overcome, Pain, Karla Green, and Dr. Delagraentiss to discuss the S.T.O.P. organization whose mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors through public education, local community advocacy, training, school assemblies, and peer support. They are in partnership with a host of school districts across Texas and their goal is to grow their campaign across the United States and beyond its borders. Teen suicide has been a growing problem and the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the suicide rates across the world, so this initiative is extremely important for our children who are suffering. It is crucial that we raise awareness and open a dialogue discussing those delicate subjects in order to make a difference and help save our teens.”

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“GET TO KNOW JUDGE LUCIA G. BATES.” Judge Bates Biography

Lucia became a resident of East Harris County forty one years ago. She began her career with Verizon formerly) GTE in Baytown and left when the company relocated their business office 11 years later to San Angelo, Texas. She attained a Real Estate License that sustained her as she pursued a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. After graduation, she was hired by the Houston Chronicle as an Account Executive and after developing several initiatives that are still implemented to this day; she was quickly promoted to an Advertising Sales Manager. At the top of her game, Lucia was awarded Sales Manager of the Year for 3 Consecutive years. After 10+ years with the Houston Chronicle, Lucia accepted an Advertising Director's position

with the Houston Community Newspapers. Leveraging her wealth of experience, Lucia started an advertising agency two years later, specializing in Promotional Products and Marketing/Advertising Services. Lucia has always been a very active member of her community and has forged great relationships personally and professionally. As a Past Chairman of the North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce, she received numerous accolades as a three time Ambassador of the year, Committee Member of the Year and the Dr. Ed Lehr Chairman's Award. As the President of her home owners association, she along with the remainder of the Board, mediated and enforced articles and bylaws for the home ownership and management of the subdivision. She was the Director of vocational service for the North Shore Rotary, Member of the Community Advisory panel to

Lyondell-Equistar, Former member of Wendell D. Lay YMCA, the San Jacinto Pilot Club and The Top Ladies of Distinction–Baytown Chapter. Lucia is a member of the CTE Advisory Committee for Channelview ISD, Galena Park ISD and Sheldon ISD. She is also a member of the San Jacinto College North Campus-Business Management/Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee and serves as an Advisor to the Saint Lucia Foundation of Texas. She is a Certified Advertising Consultant in her field and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She has been recognized by the Princeton Premier Registry as a Business and Professional leader and is a five time Publisher's Club winner in the media industry. She has attained Certificates from Harvard Business

School Publishing E-Learning Programs. Since her new position, she has attended Justice of the Peace Training on Judicial Ethics, Evictions, Default Judgements, Magistrate Duties, Civil and Criminal Trials, Occupational Licenses and Truancy. Lucia is married to her husband Robert and they are the proud parents of two daughters; Her many years of experience communicating, collaborating and mediating with individuals and corporations at every level, her various affiliations as well as her love for community has allowed her to reinvent herself as she takes on the challenge as the newly elected Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 Place 2. Her unwavering Faith in God, her innate ability to strategize and her tenacity along with a grassroots collaborative serves her well as she assumed her new position January 1, 2019.


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GEORGIA D. PROVOST: “Freedom to me means -- enjoying personal, civil and political liberty. Enjoying our entitled to citizenship and other special privileges. That is why I speak and stand up for what is right, and I call them out who are in a position to do so. What the world needs now is God, prayers, and an extra dose of love and unity. Love you!”

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After I recently shared my priorities for the upcoming 2022 Midterm Election, I immediately received a text message from Georgia D. Provost stating, "May I please suggest two priorities to your list -- Economics and Education. Many people do not vote because they do not want to serve on a jury. But what they do not know, is that, if they own property, they are on the list to serve on juries and Grand juries already. We need to have Civic Engagement seminars, educating Black and Brown people. We need to teach them to read the biographies of candidates, rather than just voting for them because they are Black. Do research, ask the questions!!! What have they done to improve the quality of life for the people they represent? Black faces are not Black inside, its all about them, getting much funds for themselves. Who is fighting for Blacks in Houston /Harris County, Texas? Not one darn person, love you!"

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MAYOR KEVIN COLE: “Freedom – I believe freedom is the

ability to say or think according to ones’ beliefs without duress. I also believe we all have the free will for our own pursuit of happiness in this world. I have lived my life in a way to be in a position to have freedom of my time, freedom of my thought, freedom to live my faith and long for everyone to do the same.”

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A PASSION FOR LOCAL POLITICS Kevin’s passion for being involved in the local politics started in 1992. Kevin was appointed to the City of Pearland Planning & Zoning Commission in 1994. Kevin then ran for City Council in 1995 and was successful. He served a single term to 1998. Kevin will tell you his biggest accomplishment while on Council was being a part of a Council that secured long-term water rights for the City. Kevin made the decision to run for City Council again in 2004 and was elected. He served 2 terms ending in May 2010. Kevin had several major accomplishments during this time. Cowart’s Creek diversion project was an item he ran on and was able to make it a part of the 2007 bond program. Today, it is complete and will help a large area of the City’s drainage. The Lower Kirby area has developed because the Council made the decision to focus on a market-based approach to the area. Kevin was able to utilize the skills as a real estate developer and help lead the Council to perform a market analysis followed by a market-based land plan. This led to rezoning the area based on the market and the Lower Kirby area finally took off. The City had become the de facto developer in that area by putting in the infrastructure, but the zoning really was difficult to deal with. So the City needed to act like a developer in performing this. The City was successful in the 2007 bond program election. This was the largest program in the City’s history and covered roads, drainage, fire stations, parks, and the natatorium/rec center. When the real estate economy collapsed in Sept 2008, parts of the bond program were able to be implemented quicker. Several roads were moved up to take advantage of better pricing. He was elected Mayor of Pearland on November 3, 2020.

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JUDGE KYLE CARTER: “We are all endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom is the ability to exercise those rights. However, this freedom is not something that just happens. Our forefathers made it possible for us to experience the American dream of freedom and we must, as part of our generational duty continue to fight against those who would take our freedoms away and to ensure opportunity exists for all Americans. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt aptly stated "In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “I would like to personally thank Judge Kyle Carter, the presiding judge for the 125th Civil District Court, Judge Clinton “Chip” Wells, the presiding judge for the 312th Family District Court, and Judge Eric William Carter, the presiding Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1, Place 1. These three fine Democratic judges recently participated in a “COMMUNITY BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY” in recognition of Eld Al-Adha. Judge Kyle Carter stated these words on Facebook, ‘Honored to participate in today’s Community Back to School Giveaway in recognition of Eid Al-Adha. Thank you to all of the sponsors and organizations that made this event happen. I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve our community and help children in need.’ Way to go guys!!! Keep up the good work!!!”

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“LET’S RETURN FORMER JUDGE LOYD H. WRIGHT BACK TO THE BENCH.”

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "I’m encouraging every warm-blooded registered voter in Harris County to vote for Former Judge Loyd Wright on “SUPER TUESDAY’ in the Republican Party Primary race for Judge, Harris County Probate Court No. 1. As I’ve always said, every justice or judge worthy of serving as a ‘Minister of Justice’ in these United States must solemnly swear that they will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich alike. And above that, these ‘Ministers of Justice’ promise to faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon them under the United States Constitution and laws that govern us as a free nation. So, to this end, it is my opinion that Former, Judge Loyd Wright, should be returned back to the bench he lost back during the 2018 General Election in the Democratic sweep of Harris County.”

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In 2010 and again in 2014, I had the honor and privilege of being elected Judge of Harris County Probate Court No. 1, one of the busiest probate courts in the country. In 2018, all 59 Republicans lost in Harris County judicial races. After much reflection, and because it continues to be the most rewarding experience of my career, I have announced my candidacy to regain my position as Judge of Harris County Probate Court No. 1.

As an attorney with now over 30 years experience in probate, trust guardianship, estate planning, and elder law, I have developed a reputation for handling the matters entrusted to me with diligence and integrity. I have often represented executors, administrators, trustees, guardians, and beneficiaries in complex probate proceedings, and recovered

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millions of dollars in assets lost through fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Over the years, I was also appointed by the probate judges to handle both contested and uncontested estate and guardianship matters. The experience I garnered served me well during my 8 years on the bench. Prior to this next run, I will have served another 3 plus years as a practicing probate and estate planning attorney for the Law Firm of Campbell & Riggs, P.C. Prior to coming to the bench, I was licensed to practice in all Courts in the State of Texas, the United States District Court (Southern District), the United States Court of Appeals (5th Circuit), and the United States Tax Court. I also served two terms as a member of the District 4A grievance committee (which disciplines attorneys) and served as Chair in 1994. I am a member of the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section, Taxation Section and Litigation Section and the Houston Bar Association Probate, Trusts and Estate Section, Taxation Section and Litigation Section. I also belong to the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council and the Houston Estate and Financial Forum. I am also a member of the Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association and Attorneys in Tax and Probate. I received my JD from the University of Houston in 1981, and a BBA (1977 - accounting) and MBA (1980 accounting/taxation) from the University of Texas. I am grateful for the opportunity to once again earn your trust and support as Judge of Harris County Probate Court No. 1.

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Judge Bert Richardson Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE BERT RICHARDSON: “I was raised in a military family and understand firsthand the sacrifices that others have made so as citizens of this State & Country we enjoy freedoms in many aspects of our lives that others throughout the world do not have. At an early age my uncle (my father’s brother) was killed in a crash of a F-106 USAF fighter jet. Not long after that my father left for Vietnam and flew over 160 missions as a fighter pilot. During that year many of his fellow pilots did not return home from that war. I knew several of the children from those families. My brother recently retired from the USAF and is a veteran of over 300 air missions in the Middle-east conflicts with the Special Ops Squadrons. I have heard many stories of those brave soldiers he protected during his flights. Without such sacrifices throughout our Country’s history, we as American citizens would not enjoy the blessings to worship according to the dictates of our own conscience, or enjoy the many benefits and opportunities offered in our country to better ourselves through education, hard work and to support our families. I have lived overseas for over 10 years and am painfully aware of the fact that others do not have these great opportunities available to them.” JUDGE BERT RICHARDSON TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS - PLACE 3

Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman Shares Her Thoughts on Freedom DR. DIANE TRAUTMAN: “Freedom comes in many forms – the ability for each of us to practice our chosen faith, share our differing opinions, and vote for candidates that represent us. Elections are one way we celebrate freedom beyond Independence Day, and I believe each citizen should earnestly exercise that right and responsibility in every election, large or small.” DR. DIANE TRAUTMAN HARRIS COUNTY CLERK

Judge Angela Graves Harrington Discusses Freedom

JUDGE ANGELA GRAVES HARRINGTON: “Freedom is the absence of mental or physical enslavement. Freedom is the ability to boldly walk into your destiny without being tied to the expectations or doubts of others. Freedom is the realization of one’s full potential and the right to exist in authenticity. Freedom is “an absolute equality of personal rights.” Freedom is, quite simply, being free.”

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Judge Genesis Draper Discusses What Freedom Means JUDGE GENESIS DRAPER: “Many of us think of freedom as being free from physical confinement, but true freedom is being free from oppression and having the opportunity to reach your full potential. Our right to assemble, right to vote, right to free speech and right to religion all serve one purpose…to guard against oppression. Just like we celebrate Juneteenth and the physical freedom it granted, let us also celebrate the power in our voice, our vote and our values. It is the use of these tools that opens the doors of possibility for our children and our children’s children.” JUDGE GENESIS DRAPER HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT AT LAW #12

Judge Toria J. Finch Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE TORIA J FINCH: “Notwithstanding of the fact that the literal meaning of freedom is defined as the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved, when I think of what freedom means to me personally, I immediately think of sacrifices. Freedom never stands alone in my mind, but it is accompanied with thoughts of longsuffering and sacrifices. Since the beginning of time, the freedoms that we at times carelessly possess, whether it is the freedom of physical liberties, the freedom of thought, the freedom of religion, the freedom to love, or the freedom to simply exist in a space and time without inequality or injustice, it all has been achieved at the expense of the many sacrifices of those that came before us, and the many women and men that continue to fight for us on the grand stages of the battlefields of the world and our local communities. Although, easily taken for granted, freedom is something that if we don’t continue to vigorously protect, we stand to lose, because unfortunately freedom is just not free.” JUDGE TORIA J. FINCH HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT AT LAW #9

Judge David C. Newell Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE DAVID C. NEWELL: “At the risk of stating the obvious, "freedom" means a lot of different things to different people. People find its meaning in the inspirational words of Martin Luther King, Jr. or maybe even a popular song. But one thing that I have observed about freedom is that people, including myself, do not seem to think specifically about what it means to them on a regular basis. If you look at the dictionary definition it can mean the quality of being free as in the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. It certainly means that to me as I often marvel at little things many of us take for granted such as the ability to catch a quick bite to eat at a fast-food restaurant. But I also see it quite often in the big things like the ability to vote for who will be my voice in passing the laws that will govern my daily life. And that leads me to another definition of freedom, that of a political right. It is a great paradox that our freedoms are based upon our responsibilities as citizens of the United States to participate in the process of self-governance. You can feel that responsibility not only in those little reminders such as a notice for jury duty, but also in the eyes of soldiers returning from foreign soil where they fought to bring freedom to others and preserve it for us at home. So perhaps that is what freedom means most to me. Those dictionary definitions and real life examples serve as humbling reminders of how truly blessed I am to live in a country with so much freedom that I rarely have to question my access to it. And they also serve to obligate me to exercise that freedom in a way that preserves that liberty for my family, my friends, and my fellow citizens.” JUDGE DAVID C. NEWELL TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS - PLACE 9

Judge Beau Miller Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE BEAU MILLER: “We have a complicated relationship with freedom in this country, because the Enlightenment values on which we were founded, while progressive at the time, only applied to land-holding men. Women, people of color, of differing cultural and economic backgrounds, of different sexual orientations, and people of diverse faiths all had to fight not just for liberty, but for basic equality. “We, the people”...., means everyone. What freedom means to me is the upholding of laws that advance personal freedoms, and which embrace the joyous diversity we all share. It is how a person acts that gives their true measure: acting without prejudice, discrimination, or harm, but acting with openness, generosity, and goodness. As the Transcendentalist Theodor Parker so memorably said, who inspired Martin Luther King, Jr. and I believe his words now more than ever, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice”. Justice and the law are freedom.” JUDGE BEAU MILLER 190TH CIVIL DISTRICT COURT -- HARRIS COUNTY

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270th CIVIL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DEDRA DAVIS UNSEATED THE REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT JUDGE BRENT GAMBLE BACK ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018 IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS — SHE WILL BE RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION IN THE MARCH 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION AUBREY R. TAYLOR REPORTS©

In case you don’t know, Judge Dedra Davis would have still defeated Republican Judge Brent Gamble in the race for Judge, 270th Civil District Court – even without the 105,158 straight-ticket voting cushion she received from Democratic voters in Harris County, Texas back on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in the midterm election. Here’s why: Dedra Davis received 651,843 overall votes. When you subtract the 515,812 straight-ticket votes, you come up with 136,031 votes. Com-

paratively speaking, if you subtract the 410,654 straight-ticket votes, Judge Brent Gamble received from his overall vote total of 530,480 you come up with 119,826 votes. So, in essence, even if you stripped away the straight-ticket votes received by Judge Dedra Davis back in 2018 she would have still hypothetically unseated the incumbent by approximately 16,205 votes back on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in the midterm election in my opinion.

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Constable Herschel Smith Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

CONSTABLE HERSCHEL SMITH: “When I think of freedom I imagine all the slaves and activists who fought and died for me. Now I have the freedom and right to act and speak as I want without physical hindrance or enslavement. One may ask are we really free though? I would say good question because in order to really be free we have to break chains from the inside by freeing our minds from bondage and be bold enough to take that first step. We have the right to stand up for ourselves and what we believe in. Standing up for ourselves allows our light to shine so that others can imitate that power. As a veteran who served in the U.S. Army, I have seen the good and indifferences in people of all dimensions. I now understand that we are so much more alike than different, but in most cases our circumstances determine the outcome of the choices we make. I am empowered because I have the ability to make choices and face the consequences of my decisions – which is my responsibility. Freedom for me begins from within. So, let’s start there and not allow anyone to take that away from you.” CONSTABLE SMITH WALLER COUNTY - PRECINCT 3

Judge Kevin Patrick Yeary Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE KEVIN PATRICK YEARY: “Freedom is the power to act according to one's own judgment. It carries with it the duty to be responsible for one's own actions. It includes the ability to seek one's own path in life, the right to choose the good or the bad, and the ability to prosper or fail. It requires the will to accept consequences, be they good or bad. Real freedom, understood properly and exercised appropriately, leads people to a sense of gratitude and to a spirit of charity and joy.” JUDGE KEVIN PATRICK YEARY TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS - PLACE 4

Judge Michelle Moore Discusses What Freedom Means JUDGE MICHELLE MOORE: “Freedom to me means being your true authentic self. It means to live life on your terms without restrictions or being confined to what others think you should be. Freedom to me means being able to pursue your dreams and make your own life choices without the fear of condemnation.” JUDGE MICHELLE MOORE 314TH JUVENILE DISTRICT COURT - HARRIS COUNTY

Attorney Chris Carmona Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

ATTORNEY CHRIS CARMONA: “Freedom is different things to different people depending on their background and what struggles they went through growing up. For me, Freedom is having the ability to pursue any goal or dream I choose in a country that stands for building your own destiny. Freedom is the ability to be me without feeling that I will be persecuted for not fitting a typical mold of another. Freedom is the ability to sleep at night without fear that injustices that occur else where around the world, don’t make it into our neighborhoods because of the sacrifices that our soldiers make to keep us safe. To me, Freedom is the essence of being an American.”

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Judge Sandra J. Peake Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE SANDRA J. PEAKE: “What does freedom mean to me? Freedom today looks much different to me than it used to. Freedom is a feeling of optimism, of the confidence that adversity can be overcome, that the people around you are able to define the dream of freedom for themselves individually, and, to be able to visualize, actualizing those dreams for themselves and their families. Freedom is reflected in a feeling of hope and empowerment in organizations that I am proud to me a member of as the organizations strive to serve the communities in which we live, raise our families, worship and work in. It also means that I can experience freedom in seeing progress. Improvements in our justice system, housing, educational achievements demonstrated by graduations at various levels, scholarship opportunities, employment opportunities, and a more equal playing field while competing for even greater opportunities. All of these things point to significant progress and greater freedoms for more people and improving the quality of life for all. Visible and steady progress towards these goals means freedom to me.” JUDGE SANDRA J. PEAKE 257TH FAMILY DISTRICT COURT - HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Angelique Bartholomew Shares Her Thoughts on Freedom

ANGELIQUE BARTHOLOMEW: “As an African American Female being asked what freedom means to me is a challenging question to address. Freedom symbolizes a multitude of things. As a women, Freedom is the right to choose and control my own destiny, make choices and participate in society on any level without any ceiling. As an African American it means to be able to perform at my greatest potential and not worry that I will be judged or overlooked for my skin color and hair texture before having the chance to prove that I am great! Freedom is not personalizing the many misconceptions that strangers or family members may have of who they envision me to be and being sure of who I AM. Being Free is in so many ways to, just be authentically you. Freedom is continually breaking chains that have locked away my confidence; breaking my own invisible mental and emotional limitations. Freedom is learning but even more important, unlearning the ways of the world. Being on the receiving end of growth and change. Even Rosa Parks road the back of the Bus before making History. Freedom to Me is making my mark in History.” ANGELIQUE BARTHOLOMEW, JD VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MPACT STRATEGIC CONSULTING

Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett Discusses Freedom

FORMER HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE ED EMMETT: “As a boy, I lived in East Texas. The son of an oil field worker and a housewife, I was the first in my family to graduate from college. As a grown man, I have had the privilege of holding elected and appointed offices, and I have traveled the world. As I saw the world, I reflected upon my growth and realized that the one factor most responsible for my success was being born an American. The United States of America provides the fertile ground from which an East Texas boy can become educated and play on the world stage. And if the United States provides the fertile ground for accomplishment and progress, it is the freedom given to each individual that nurtures their growth. Every day, I am grateful that I was born an American.” HONORABLE ED EMMETT FORMER HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE

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Congressman Kevin Brady Shares His Thoughts on Freedom

CONGRESSMAN KEVIN BRADY: “Freedom is everything. But what Freedom will never be is free. Freedom is a precious gift that our veterans and our fallen have secured for us and continue to secure for us. Being an American is about being free. Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior said “we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.” He was so right that “a man can't ride you unless your back is bent.” As Americans we must always stand proud and tall for freedom and against injustice. We must have faith to take the harder path with the greatest rewards. Being a servant leader will never be the easy path, but it is the most rewarding path. Serving my constituents and my state in Washington, DC is an honor that I do not take lightly. It’s my duty to preserve freedom for all Americans. As Dr. King said “The time is always right to do what is right.” That time is now.” CONGRESSMAN KEVIN BRADY UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN FOR THE 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF TEXAS

Tracy Y. Scott Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

TRACY Y. SCOTT: “Freedom is unapologetically Black. William Madison McDonald, the first Black millionaire in Texas, died on July 4, 1950. In my opinion, he lived and died free. Mr. McDonald orchestrated, during an immediate post slavery era, wealth and built the Fort Worth Black business community including the first Black owned bank in Texas, Fraternal Bank. Mr. McDonald used a business model we should mirror today. He maintained three positions: business (entrepreneur) , politics (kingmaker) and a brotherhood (fraternalist). Today, the same model works if applied with trust and integrity. Freedom is when we (Black folks) create collective models that generate collective wealth, influence and power without allowing the guilt associated with healthy selfishness to block progress. Today, we have more money, education and access than ever before. Freedom is in how we apply and unify all three privileges. Freedom is Pro Black isn't Anti _______. Freedom is Black women and men seeing past society's narrative to shape and live our own existence. Freedom is Black women collectively owning our crafted "2 boxes checked" presence to lift and secure a place for Black men beside, behind and out front of us. Freedom is unapologetically Black.” TRACY Y. SCOTT THE BLACK WOMEN’S PAC

Dr. Carla Brailey Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

DR. CARLA BRAILEY: “Harriet Tubman once said, “Home is where freedom is...” My parents migrated, as a newly married couple, to Houston from a small rural town called Abbeville in Louisiana. They were free to pursue opportunities and they found great opportunities in the form of employment and their first home. In my parent’s home, I remember growing up as a young girl feeling free to develop my intellectual potential and to be expressive with a voice. And when freedom transfers to our intellectual being, it finds our soul and spirit and nurtures peace and passion, love and legacy, heart and happiness, fire and fantasies, vulnerabilities and victories, and dreams and destiny. At the same time, freedom will manifest as a core attribute to develop our moral compass, to seek justice for humanity, and to recognize prejudice and bias. In the end, it is freedom that advances our potential and guides our journeys. If we do not develop the strengths of freedom, both our minds and our souls are enslaved.” DR. CARLA BRAILEY VICE CHAIR, TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Judge Shannon Baldwin Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE SHANNON BALDWIN: “Freedom means the ability to have choices without restraint. Typically, I’ve always associated freedom of choice with education. The better education, the better your choices are and the more freedom you achieve. While that is true, I’ve learned that we still have a long way to go to achieve real freedom. Our society must strive to achieve freedom of ALL of our marginalized communities. We should eliminate homelessness, focus on mental health and wealth should not determine a person’s value. One’s sexual preference or identity should not be life threatening! Your rights end where the next person’s rights begin!” JUDGE SHANNON BALDWIN HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT AT LAW #4

Councilwoman Martha Castex Tatum Discusses Freedom

COUNCILWOMAN MARTHA CASTEX TATUM: “Freedom is a beautiful and powerful word. The meaning of freedom for each person is shaped by their environment and their sphere of influence. My parents encouraged me to never stop learning and to value education and life lessons. I was encouraged to sacrifice and work hard during my early years so I would have a knowledge base leading me to recognize the importance of being free from enslavement of the mind, potential bad jobs, unhealthy relationships, unnecessary debt or anything that threatens your peace and hope. Freedom is also about knowing when to push and pull for yourself and others. It is the limitless thoughts that allow you to live without boundaries while being keenly aware that decisions have consequences. Freedom is my desire to inspire others to limitless thinking and the preservation of being free. Freedom is a state of mind and we were chosen to be free. In the words of Nelson Mandela, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” COUNCILWOMAN CASTEX-TATUM HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL MEMBER FOR DISTRICT K

Judge Sonya Heath Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE SONYA HEATH: “I am so blessed to be raised in our great Country. Being able to choose my elected officials who govern me, being able to run for office, all are part of what freedom means to me. The power to choose who I love, who I marry, and if I marry at all is important. To have a voice, to choose what I do for a living, what I do with my own body or where I go to school. Freedom is being able to raise my children in a free country. Freedom is also being able to practice my religion without any interference from the government. Being able to learn from and correct my mistakes. Each one of us are unique human beings with God-given talents. Freedom to be able to develop those talents, to become the person you see yourself to be. This is what freedom means to me.”

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In case you don’t know, Judge Erica Hughes would have still defeated Republican Judge Natalie C. Fleming in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court at Law No. 3 – even without the 105,158 straight-ticket voting cushion she received from Democratic voters in Harris County, Texas back on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in the midterm election. Here’s why: Erica Hughes received 659,197 overall votes. When you subtract the 515,812 straight-ticket votes, you come up with 143,385 votes. Com-

paratively speaking, if you subtract the 410,654 straight-ticket votes, Judge Natalie C. Fleming received from her overall vote total of 521,594 you come up with 110,940 votes. So, in essence, even if you hypothetically stripped away the straight-ticket votes received by Erica Hughes back in 2018, she would have still unseated Judge Fleming by approximately 32,445 votes back on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in the midterm election in my opinion.

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Former Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen Discusses What Freedom Means

HONORABLE ALLEN OWEN: “It has been said that freedom is a powerful word in and of itself. It can and does mean a lot of different things to different people. In democracy and government it means having the right to speak, to act, to be independent, and to be yourself. I believe that I was given that freedom by our forefathers and by those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our Country and those still serving today. Freedom comes with sacrifices and is not to be taken lightly. I am fortunate to live in a Country that has freedoms. As we are seeing in today’s times, that is not true for everyone. Freedom to worship, to vote, to hold office, to own a home, get an education, and to live without the fear of persecution is freedom by definition alone. I pray that those freedoms will continue for many years to come and wish that other nations and countries had those same freedoms. Maybe someday they will.” HONORABLE ALLEN OWEN FORMER MAYOR OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS

Demetria Smith Discusses What Freedom Means DEMETRIA SMITH: “To me, FREEDOM means INDEPENDENCE – people making their “OWN” choices, and their “OWN VOICE” to speak truth to power. In my opinion, NO MAN or WOMAN should be the ruler over another man or woman. Freedom means that, we have the free-will to make the choice for all races to come together for a cause – if we choose to do so. Freedom means building your “OWN” wealth for “YOUR” family. Freedom means that “YOU” are able to choose to serve God “OUR CREATOR” which means that we are “ALL FREE” to pursue life, liberty, and our “OWN” happiness." DEMETRIA SMITH FORMER MAYORAL CANDIDATE

Trustee Danyahel Norris Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

DANYAHEL NORRIS: “The word “freedom” is generally defined as a lack of any restriction. In the social and personal context, it means so much more. In the social context, it means the ability for each person to pursue their dreams and passions, without any hindrances. I believe it’s what the founding fathers had in mind when they included the phrase “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence. While there are a variety of things that have derailed these plans for many in our society, like slavery, racism, poverty, and a variety of other factors, I believe it is the society we should strive to be. A society which removes any hindrances from citizens as they use their God-given abilities to make this world a better place. Personally, the word freedom represents even more. It represents a long line of ancestors who came to this country several generations ago. Some willingly, and some in bondage. I think of my 4th great-grandmother, Judy Crocker, who was born a free negro around the same time and same county as Nat Turner. I think of my parents, who were the first generation in their families to go to college. I think of long conversations between myself and my wife, regarding the dreams we are still pursuing. Last, but not least, I think of my children’s dreams and aspirations, as they grow and prepare to make their mark on this world.”

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Judge Ramona Franklin Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE RAMONA FRANKLIN: “Freedom reminds me of a beautifully handcrafted quilt. Each patch in the quilt symbolizes the uniqueness of one being permitted to live the way a person chooses to live without unlawful restraints. One patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom stands for one to live in the United States with the opportunity to lawfully speak his or her mind without being censored. Another patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom is the right of religion. The third patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom allows a woman the right to make decisions for her own body. The fourth patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom allows a law abiding citizen to live anywhere they desire to live. The fifth patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom is the ability to receive an education. The sixth patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom is the ability for one to think as one wants without constraints. The last patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom is the right of choice. Freedom symbolizes the complete handcrafted quilt that has all of its unique and beautiful patches woven together.” JUDGE RAMONA FRANKLIN 338TH DISTRICT COURT - HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Burt Levine Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

BURT LEVINE: “Freedom isn’t free. It means the world to me. Freedom is what my father’s grandfather as a young man came here for 110 years ago from Minsk, Russia after Cossacks (East Europe terrorists) caused a Pogrom in their Jewish Ghetto burning homes and businesses, capturing him and putting him on a train to fight for the Czar. Freedom is what my mother’s father came here for 90 years ago from Bialystok, Poland before Nazis locked most of his family in their congregation, lit it on fire and killed them. Freedom is what my wife’s father, grandfather and greatgrandfather fought for in the US Navy in World War I, World War II and Vietnam. It is why my father served in the US Navy in Vietnam and why I served in the Navy in the First Gulf War and later in the Texas Army National Guard. Freedom is our ability to pray how much, and how we want, where we want, pledge allegiance to our Flag when and where we want, and to vote for who we want from whatever political parties we want or don’t want. It’s our ability to love our faith, family, free enterprise, and to build our business as we want, speak our mind and protect our family without fear from others. Freedom isn’t free. It never will be.” BURT AND SANDRA LEVINE TEXAS CAMPAIGNS

Dr. Karla Brown Discusses What Freedom Means to Her DR. KARLA BROWN: “Freedom is knowing, understanding, and accepting the sovereignty of God. It is living my "Best Life" according to His will knowing that obstacles are inevitable but not out of His control. And, open doors represent His grace. It is under standing that everything is working to manifest the best version of me. It is accepting that I am not in control of anything or anyone. It is living in the moment, seizing opportunities, releasing rigid attachments to ideals, and enjoying the independence of it all...” DR. KARLA BROWN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THE PROMINENCE ON SOUTHMORE, INC.

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Judge Jim Kovach graduated from The University of Houston Law School in 1991 after earning a BBA in Marketing from The University of Texas. Having spent 26 years as an attorney in Harris County, before becoming the Judge for Harris County Civil Court at Law #2, Jim successfully handled more than 10,000 cases. His former law firm represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants, so, his balanced legal experience serves as a great asset to him on the bench. Judge Kovach reviews every case impartially, and not based on some preconceived biases. Whether a person is represented by an attorney or representing themselves, he believes everyone should start the case without any side having an unfair advantage or head start in the courtroom.

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Dr. Cynthia Lenton Gary Discusses Freedom and What it Means to Her

DR. CYNTHIA LENTON GARY: “According to the dictionary, freedom is the act of being free or at liberty instead of being in confinement or under physical restraint. In January of 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed what freedom means to him during his State of the Union Address. He said that every American has four basic freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear. However, in my opinion, Nelson Mandela stated it better. He said, “For to be free is not merely to cast off ones’ chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Freedom entitles us to quality of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It presents us with opportunities that were nonexistent for our ancestors. I can recall being in the fifth grade; my parent, my siblings and I went to visit my uncle in Fort Polk, Louisiana. My sister was a baby at the time, and she needed more milk. We stopped at a store and on the door was a sign that read, “COLOREDS ENTER IN THE BACK”. That sign worried me because in my heart I thought because we were living in America, a country known as the land of the free, the owner of that store should not have been allowed to put that sign up. From that day, I was determined to pursue a field of study that very few African American considered. I received my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/ Mathematics and worked as a Chemist for many years. As an African American female, and a citizen of the United States, I was able to receive a quality education that resulted in a bachelors, a masters and a doctorate degree. The lack of confinement and the lack of being restrained by racism and inequality also gave me the opportunity to be the first African American female to service on Missouri City council, the first African American female appointed to Fort Bend Independent School District board of trustees and it gave me the opportunity to service on the board of directors of the Houston Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). I have been blessed with many other opportunities that would not have existed had I not been free. As the mother of sons, I can proudly say that freedom of education and opportunity is why all my sons are college graduates who are working to pursue their dreams to ensure a successful future. I thank GOD for the most important characteristic of our lives and that’s FREEDOM.”

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Judge LaShawn A. Williams Shares Her Thoughts on Freedom

JUDGE LASHAWN A. WILLIAMS: “I cannot help but think of Freedom in two contexts: one as a free black woman, descendent of slaves; and the other as having freedom of thought and spirit... both essential to who I am and how I live. As a free black woman in what I consider to be the best country in the world, I appreciate what it took to create our system of government, for me to be an elected official now, to love whom I choose, to care for my body as I choose, and to be able to worship the God I serve in the way that I choose. So I am conscious of protecting all that has been won, lost and yet to be, in the name of freedom in the world. In terms of my freedom of mind and spirit, I try to live my life free from mindsets that restrict or vex my spirit. As we celebrate Independence Day, I do so gratefully and fully appreciating that I am entirely free! We cannot celebrate freedom without Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who said: “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic…Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” Therefore we are free to love, fight for justice and pursue “power correcting everything that stands against love”...and I would add freedom.” JUDGE LASHAWN A. WILLIAMS HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT AT LAW #3

State Rep. Mary Ann Perez Shares Her Thoughts on Freedom

STATE REP. MARY ANN PEREZ: “Freedom means something different to all of us, but for me—the definition is very clear. Freedom is the ability to adequately provide for my children, having the right to make my own choices, and being entrusted to hold leadership roles within my community. Freedom, to any individual, is a hardsought goal and the ability to achieve it by whatever means necessary. Freedom is not found without struggle, determination and sacrifice but it is a fight that’s worthy of the journey. Freedom is having the capacity to enrich your community and be involved in the electoral process.” STATE REP. MARY ANN PEREZ HOUSE DISTRICT 144 - STATE OF TEXAS

State Rep. Senfronia Thompson Discusses What Freedom Means to Her With Aubrey R. Taylor

STATE REP. SENFRONIA THOMPSON: “In the United States, freedom is heralded throughout our land because of the liberation from the British, the freedom granted to slaves after the Civil War, and our sovereignty as a nation after various battles. For me, freedom is more than being emancipated on paper. It is about being free in all aspects of life. It is about being free from the control of another. We know freedom is not free. Many have paid the price for the rights and comforts that we possess today, and we must ensure that the rights we have attained are not eroded. I want my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other families, to grow up without being judged by the color of their skin, who they love or where they grew up. As a state representative, that is why I am so passionate about making laws that protect the lives of all Texans. I want us to celebrate our own expressions of religion without fear of bombings or retaliation because our beliefs may differ from the convictions of others. I want us to be able to express our love, our speech, our thoughts, as well as our votes without suppression. Ideologically, we are free, but we must continue to fight for the preservation of our freedom.” STATE REP. SENFRONIA THOMPSON TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - DISTRICT 141

Manish Seth Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

MANISH SETH: “I am free to ….” those are powerful words. We are fortunate to live in a country in which not only can we state those words but we can act upon them as well. I am reminded of this daily, when I watch the news and see people in other countries who do not have the freedom to live life to the fullest and enjoy the freedoms we have in the United States. I appreciate that we have the privilege to be ourselves and do what makes us happy. Freedom to me is the ability to be who we are and to be the best we can be. My parents came here from India so that their kids would be free to learn in good schools, free to make friends of their choice, and free to choose the careers of their own choosing. I was fortunate in that I had the opportunity to attend a university in which I could make choices and follow my interests and passions. Whether it was helping with student campaigns, run for office of student organizations, or choose the field of study that was most appropriate for me, I had the freedom to pursue my dreams. It didn't stop there for me. The freedoms provided in our country have allowed me to follow my dreams and work in an industry where I am able to impact lives and help others to achieve their dreams as well. While being able to choose your own professional path is important, our freedoms also allow us to meet people of different backgrounds and discuss our differences. We live in a great country in which we have the freedom to have different thoughts and ideas but still come together. Freedom allows us to be us, and we can continue to say, “we are free to…” MANISH SETH FORMER CANDIDATE FOR STATE REP. HD-27

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JUDGE SEDRICK T. WALKER II

"I am extremely grateful to the voters of Harris County for electing me as Judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 11. The 2018 election presented an opportunity to achieve impactful change in our government, and the citizens of Harris County turned out in historic numbers to make their voices heard. I have been given an incredible responsibility, and I am committed to serving on this bench with impartiality, honor, and professionalism." — JUDGE SEDRICK T. WALKER II

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Judge Sedrick T. Walker II is a Houston native and graduate of Texas A&M University. He graduated with honors from A&M in 2005 with a B.S. in Political Science. After graduating from University of Texas School of Law in Austin, he worked as a prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney's Office from 2009 to 2012 where he handled thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to 1st-degree felonies. His experience included working on every aspect of cases from the initial filing stage, gathering evidence, making grand jury presentations in felony cases, and ultimately the trial phase. As an Assistant DA, he was recognized for his willingness to work long hours, fairness in negotiations with the defense bar, and a constant commitment to a prosecutor’s ultimate duty – to seek justice, not merely to convict. After working tirelessly in the criminal courtrooms of Harris County for many years he decided to run for the Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 11 bench and won, back on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Judge Sedrick T. Walker brings a reasonable and even-keeled approach to the bench and is committed to ensuring that everyone entering his courtroom is treated with professionalism, dignity, and respect. ———————————————————

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Justice Ken Wise Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUSTICE KEN WISE: “Freedom means the ability to achieve whatever you want and live however you want based on your own talent and willingness to work hard. The United States of America was founded on this ideal. Our founders desired a society with a very limited government designed only to protect the nation and foster the commerce that would help everyone succeed. Our founders wanted to avoid a big government, which restricts freedom. Our founders want to avoid oppressive and voluminous laws, which restrict freedom. I pray for a return to the idea that each of us can succeed if we respect each other, work hard and develop our talents.” JUSTICE KEN WISE TEXAS 14TH COURT OF APPEALS -- PLACE 7

Judge Lucia G. Bates Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE LUCIA G. BATES: “Freedom to me means that I can express myself and opinions while exercising diplomacy. Having the freedom to pursue positions that have been historically unheard of and unattainable. Freedom allows me to enhance my creativity and appreciate my uniqueness, unabashed. Freedom also means overcoming obstacles despite lacking what others perceive as absolute, allowing me to continue my daily responsibilities of serving my community while being compassionate and keeping my integrity intact. Freedom allows me to compete with myself and always remembering who paved the way to make my impossibilities possible.”

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Judge Steven Kirkland Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE STEVEN KIRKLAND: “Whenever, I ponder that question, I hear the voice of Barbara Jordan rumbling across the prairie. I had the good fortune to hear Ms. Jordan mark the Sesquicentennial of the battle at San Jacinto. It was a sunny morning in March, and her voice echoed across the battleground, her words… “Freedom, that was what it was all about, freedom…We are revolutionaries, we Texans...we Americans, born of revolution. Born of a desire for the God-given right of the individual...be he brown, white, yellow...to live his own life as he chooses. ...While I will never be as eloquent as she, I will build on what she offered that morning. I find freedom in many places and ways. Whether it is hiking up Emory Peak in Big Bend or riding a bike along Buffalo Bayou, sitting in quite contemplation in a Buddhist temple or singing hymns in a Baptist church, holding my partner’s hand as we walk down the beach or playing ball with my nephew, casting a ballot, or reading a good book. For me, the freedom to choose my own destiny means the freedom to explore new ideas without fear of reprisal or retribution and to use those ideas to build my life. As Congresswoman Jordan so eloquently put it, that is what our revolutions were about.”

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Judge Sedrick T. Walker Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE SEDRICK WALKER: “At its core, freedom means the ability to speak your mind and live your life as you see fit. However, in our constantly evolving society, the notion of freedom applies in so many different areas. The pursuit of achieving freedom for everyone is a centuries-old battle that continues today. As a criminal court judge, I deal with the issue of freedom in its most literal sense on a day-to-day basis. As we pause to celebrate our freedoms, I believe it’s important that we reflect on the steps our ancestors took to fight for the liberties we currently enjoy.” JUDGE SEDRICK T. WALKER II HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT AT LAW #11

Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth Shares Her Thoughts on Freedom

DR. PRETTA VANDIBLE STALLWORTH: “Freedom is Catharsis – LIBERATION! The greatest challenge in public service is the freedom and courage to stand up for what is just, fair, and right. As public servants we must have freedom and courage to speak on behalf of the people. A good public servant must be the voice of the people, must address the needs of the populace, and must remain steadfast in the work of community relief. As a public servant I choose to exercise my blood-bought freedom by engaging in catharsis for my community. I choose courage - to liberate my people. While I’ve chosen to liberate my people, I’ve come to the full realization that my choice comes at a great price. My chosen path makes me a moving target, a political pariah if you will. However, being a moving target does not matter to me. I believe the work of community relief must be done, and I’m committed to doing it. The needs of the populace must be addressed, and I’m making it my mission to address them. Choosing the path of public service requires freedom and courage. Freedom and courage bring about catharsis (the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong repressed emotions) in my opinion. Catharsis is necessary for the education of the community. Education leads to the liberation of the minds of the people.” DR. PRETTA VANDIBLE STALLWORTH HCC BOARD TRUSTEE -- DISTRICT IX

Judge Linda Dunson Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE LINDA DUNSON: “Freedom means being truly unshackled. Unshackled so that my mind can dream dreams; Unshackled so that opportunity is an open door; Unshackled so that I can embrace humanity in all of its gore; Unshackled so that I am seen instead of looked at; Unshackled so that I am not one of a few; Unshackled so that I can love freely; Unshackled so that I may serve my God without offending; Unshackled so that wealth, health and justice are not kept from me; Unshackled so that "all men are created equal" is a truth instead of an ideal; Unshackled so that the chains are forever shattered to the point that I don't ever even remember being shackled… That's FREEDOM.” JUDGE LINDA DUNSON 309TH FAMILY DISTRICT COURT - HARRIS COUNTY

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“I’M HONORED TO BE YOUR JUDGE!”

“As your judge of the 246th Family District Court, I promise to always serve on this bench with compassion, integrity, and respect.” — JUDGE ANGELA GRAVES-HARRINGTON

“I’M GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT!” Dear Harris County Voters:

Let’s do it again!!! It is indeed an honor and privilege to serve as your judge for the 246th Family District Court in Harris County. Before being elected to the bench back in 2018, I often reflected on events that have caused me to question the integrity of our courts. In January 2017, President Obama implored us to “grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office” if we were disappointed in our elected officials. As fate would have it, after I entertained the thought of running for judge, I was in the audience when Congressman Castro said, “it’s time to get off the sideline and do something.” At that moment, I knew my time to effectuate change had come, and with your prayers and support, we did it! I practiced law for over a decade before becoming your judge of the 246th Family District Court. During my time on the other side of the bench, I represented clients in all phases of litigation, from mediations and arbitrations to bench and jury trials. Actively practicing law before becoming a Judge gave me a wealth of technical knowledge, but my family was the most integral factor in preparing me to serve as a family court judge. As a wife and mother, I understand the compassion and empathy required during times of discord and conflict. The practicality of daily family life, coupled with my years of experience representing families, gave me a unique perspective on life and the job I love and cherish. As an officer of the court, I observed judges completely disregarding the rule of law and rendering decisions based on feelings (and sometimes favoritism). Litigants in Harris County courts deserve able, fair, and independent jurists on the bench and I am honored to say that I am already making a difference in Harris County, Texas. As your judge, I am fully committed to interpreting the law honestly and integrally. Every person who enters my courtroom can be confident that my rulings will be based solely on the merits of his or her case. I can assure you that justice is (now) administered in the 246th Family District Court in a fair, compassionate and impartial manner. My courtroom will continue to be one where we treat everyone with the respect he or she deserves. As your judge, I promise to always serve on this bench with compassion, integrity, and respect. May God continue to bless you and yours. Your Public Servant,

Judge Angela Graves-Harrington 246th Family District Court, Harris County, Texas

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“I would like to take this moment to thank a few of the organizations that endorsed me back in 2018.” — Judge Angela Graves-Harrington AFL-CIO, Harris County Labor Assembly COPE Clear Lake and Webster (CLAW) Bar Association Communication Workers of America, Local 6222 Houston Chronicle (2018 Democratic Primary) Mexican American Bar Association Houston Houston Black American Democrats Harris County Tejano Democrats

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Judge Angela Graves-Harrington will be up for re-election in 2022.


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Jessica K. Swain, a Houston Area Realtor® Discusses What Freedom Means

Community Leader Travis McGee Discusses What Freedom Means

TRAVIS MCGEE: “Freedom means a lot of things to a lot of different people, but freedom should mean the same for all people. When I think of freedom I think of affordable housing, livable wages -- innocent until proven guilty. I think of fair, quality, equitable education with options of affordable higher education. I think of a better quality of life for every man, woman, and child regardless of their race, color, or creed without the fear of deportation. Freedom is transparent leadership for “We the People” vs. “Sellout” or dictatorship for everything, but “We The People.” Freedom is the right to be afforded a fair trial in a court of law regardless of one’s economic, geographic or demographic status. Freedom is representation equal to taxation. Freedom is a world without racism, classism or anything else that discriminates and/or causes division among us. Freedom is a judicial system that is for all people vs. continuous injustice for “just us”. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

JESSICA K. SWAIN: “Freedom means, to me, the ability to have CHOICES, Options, and Variety!!! Without freedom we would all be the same and that’s boring!!! Freedom means that I can be unapologetically ME while at the same time appreciating the differences in YOU!! Freedom is not a privilege but a Right that we all should be able to enjoy!! Ultimately, freedom = the ability to experience God’s abundance both mentally and physically of which I feel we All Were born to do!” JESSICA K. SWAIN LOCAL REALTOR®

TRAVIS MCGEE COMMUNITY LEADER/ACTIVIST -- HARRIS COUNTY

Oscar Gonzales Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

OSCAR GONZALES: “My first reflection is that I come from poverty and struggle. My maternal side was from Mexico. My maternal grandfather built his home with his own hands in 5th Ward. He was a proud man who didn't believe in accepting handouts; worked all his life as a longshoreman. He raised his children after my grandmother passed away. He was a Conservative Democrat, if you can believe those existed back then. I learned a lot from him. My paternal side is Native. My dad’s family worked the farms and fields, picking cotton and watermelons. My dad believes in hard work too. I spoke English and Spanish, and in the 70's I was beat up for that. I learned to question everything because that was the battle cry of the Hippies during the 60's and 70's. Freedom to me is, being raised in poverty, and having the freedom to achieve and surpass the dreams and expectations you have for yourself. As a child I feared and admired Police. However, I dreamed of being an officer one day. So, I applied for the Sheriff’s Department at the age of 25-years old, and was accepted a year later, near my 26th birthday. My acceptance made me the very first Peace Officer on either side of my family. However, my only nephew also became a Peace Officer, but he unfortunately passed away two days before his 25th birthday. I served the citizens of this great city, state, and country, for a couple months short of 30 years. I want you to know that it was indeed an honor and privilege to serve.” OSCAR GONZALES THE FIRST PEACE OFFICER IN HIS FAMILY

Former State Rep. Gary Elkins Discusses What Freedom Means

FORMER STATE REP. GARY ELKINS: “Freedom is defined as the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Therefore our first amendment to the U.S. constitution is the foundation of our political and religious freedom. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Ayn Rand said, “Intellectual Freedom cannot exist without political freedom; Political Freedom cannot exist without economic freedom; A free mind and a free market are corollaries”. I believe that it is necessary for people to know my world view because our world view is what defines our beliefs about Freedom. I possess a Judeo-Christian world view. I believe like our founding fathers that all men are created equal and are endowed with inalienable rights that come from God and not the State. So my world view is that our rights are granted to us by God Almighty, and not the state (i.e. government). I believe that men should be free to make good decisions and bad decisions without interference from government. In today’s political environment, government tries to protect people from their bad decisions. In a free society, men who make bad decisions will suffer the consequences of those decisions and hopefully learn from them and not repeat them. When government interferes and tries to keep people from suffering the consequences of their bad decisions, then they never learn from their mistakes.” GARY ELKINS FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT 135

Sheree Harris-Fisher Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

SHEREE HARRIS FISHER: “Freedom is an absolute right to be uninhibited, unlimited and unapologetic in expression -whether expression of thought or emotion. Freedom is empowering, shameless, and fearless. Without it, people remain bound to other people’s expectations of them, suppressed by conformity, and stunted by the limits created by the doubts and fears in their own minds. Freedom is power. The more freedom a person has, the more powerful they are in several aspects. The most important aspect relates to self. Freedom gives people power to be their authentic selves.”

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We must be careful in how we distribute “justice”. The system has the potential to build, destroy, or do nothing. Too often the choice is to label rather than understand. Someone once told me that no matter how you spin the needle on the wheel of justice the poor, black, brown, addicted, and mentally impaired consistently face disadvantage. Studies show that many crimes are the outcome of social ills. Yet, our leaders are more focused on being agencies of punishment and brutality. If we are honest, we should seek to pull out the roots of the problems — Defeat the impetus as opposed to suppressing the outcomes in perpetuity.”

Judge DaSean Jones will be up for re-election in 2022.

NOT AFRAID TO MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS. As an undergraduate at Tuskegee University, DaSean Jones was a member of Army ROTC. He graduated from college and immediately commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. DaSean attended the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course and volunteered for his first duty station in Uijongbu, Korea, where he worked as a Multiple Launcher Rocket System Platoon Leader. The Army taught DaSean how to make tough, life changing decisions. And as Judge of the 180th Criminal District Court he’s afforded the unique opportunity to leverage the lessons obtained from his experience as an Army combat arms officer to make tough decisions for the men and women of Harris County, Texas.

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Judge Nikita Harmon Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE NIKITA HARMON: “No idea is more fundamental to me as an American and as an individual than freedom. Freedom means the power or right to act, speak, or think freely without governmental hindrance or restraint. It means that you can have your own opinion and that you can share that opinion with other people even if they don’t agree with you. Freedom does not mean the absence of authority or the right to do whatever one pleased—far from it. However, it entails the privileges enumerated in the Bill of Rights—freedom of speech, the press, assembly, and religion.” JUDGE NIKITA V. HARMON 176TH DISTRICT COURT HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Orlando Sanchez Shares His Thoughts on Freedom FORMER HARRIS COUNTY TREASURER ORLANDO SANCHEZ: “Freedom means the liberty to live one's life in a country that, as a matter of law, protects our God given natural rights. As a refugee from communism, the USA means freedom for me.” ORLANDO SANCHEZ FORMER HARRIS COUNTY TREASURER

Philip Owens Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

PHILIP OWENS: “Freedom is more than an idea, it is an ideal. The Declaration of Independence begins with the fundamental truth that “we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights -- life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Jefferson and the Founding Fathers recognized that no man or Government can take away what God has given. These are rights we have not just at the beginning of our nation’s life or when we may become a citizen. But something that we are given at our individual creation and even more so at the beginning of the creation of life itself. Consider that at the very beginning of man, and at the beginning of our life, we have the freedom to live a free life in pursuit of what makes us happy. America itself was founded upon that notion. In fact, these freedoms are so important that brothers went to war with brothers to ensure every American had these. I take that notion and the ideal of freedom very seriously and very personally. For me, freedom is not only my right, but the right of others. And it’s my duty to protect those rights; because, if freedom can be taken from someone else, it can be taken from me. Now people may forfeit their right to freedom by violating the rights and freedoms of others; but that is the consequence of their choosing. Government itself should protect our rights, but not interfere with or limit them. That’s why I think as we celebrate freedom we must also recognize the responsibility of being free. It is our duty to protect those rights by the wise exercising of them. But we cannot protect people from the outcome of poor choices by protecting or compensating them for making poor choices. Freedom means that I can make my life better by taking advantage of those rights, but not by taking advantage of others or their rights. Nelson Mandela said: “For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” PHILIP OWENS POLITICAL CONSULTANT/STRATEGIST

Dr. Rhonda Skillern Jones Shares Her Thoughts on Freedom

HISD TRUSTEE RHONDA SKILLERN JONES: “Freedom is POWER. It is a state of mind and body, an individual's mental and physical power to act, speak and think without hindrance, restraint or control. It is our right as Americans granted by the Constitution and protected by our brave sisters and brothers in the military. Freedom means every person regardless of their beliefs, affiliations, physical presentation, affinities and or life station can and must have full self governing authority over their life and life choices. It is the ability to define ourselves and live in our truth unabashedly and without conforming to prescribed constraints. The goal of freedom is independence and the key is education. America must ensure it lives up to its promise of freedom by ensuring each and every person is afforded the opportunity to exist independently on their own terms and provided the education to do so. My freedom comes from the confidence my parents instilled in me to be unafraid to live my life bold and unafraid. My mother set an example of what it is to exercise your freedom as a black woman in this country. My father raised me with the fortitude to stand up to infractions against my rights. They never stopped reinforcing that education in this country makes the difference in one's ability to experience freedom in its purest form. I live in those principles and pass them down to my own children and those around me. If freedom is to be realized, it must be actively exercised.” DR. RHONDA SKILLERN JONES HCC BOARD TRUSTEE — DISTRICT II

Former Judge Grant Dorfman Discusses What Freedom Means

FORMER JUDGE GRANT DORFMAN: “Freedom is the natural state of Man, gifted to us by God as a cornerstone of our covenant. Freedom allows us to explore and develop our God-given talent and to become whatever our ability and hard work can conspire to achieve. But like the covenant more generally, our inheritance of freedom entails responsibilities too. The French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau famously wrote of his time that "Man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains." As a public official, I tried to be mindful always that government should be the servant of the people and never their master. I believe that is what our Founders intended, and the basis upon which they built our Constitution. And I believe that all of us have a special role and duty as citizens to police our government and ensure that it strives always to work within the limits imposed by the Constitution and our laws, so that Ronald Reagan's words remain true: "We are a nation that has a government -- not the other way around." HONORABLE GRANT DORFMAN FORMER JUDGE FOR THE 334TH CIVIL DISTRICT COURT

Kathy Blueford Daniels Shares Her Thoughts on Freedom

KATHY BLUEFORD DANIELS: “Freedom means not being imprisoned or enslaved -- mentally or physically. To believe that blacks, browns, and LGBTQ+ people receive equality. That everyone is able to achieve prosperity and greatness without hindrance or judgment from others. Freedom means assurance that our black and brown children are provided equal educational opportunities as children attending suburban schools. Freedom means our legal system and the religious beliefs of others does not “continue” to the minimize Constitutional Rights of those based on skin color or economic status. Freedom also means picking up the baton from those who bled and died for future generational opportunities. As a Gold Star aunt, I know freedom is not FREE!” KATHY BLUEFORD DANIELS HISD SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE — DISTRICT II

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PROUDLY SERVING HARRIS COUNTY WITH JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

“Let’s do it again! I am thankful for every Harris County voter who cast their ballot to elect me as judge for County Criminal Court at Law #2 back on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. I kept my promise to serve you with impartiality and blind-fold justice. I am appreciative that you bestowed this honor upon me and want you to know that I am running for re-election in 2022. I will continue to be firm, yet fair, and I will evenhandedly work to ensure that no person is pressured to enter plea agreements because of oppressive bond amounts. As your judge of County Criminal Court at Law #2, I will continue to make informed decisions to ensure the punishment fits the crime committed and all people receive indiscriminate treatment in my courtroom. God bless!”

2022 BOWMAN

“HERSTORY” - TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2022 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

JUDGE RONNISHA BOWMAN UNSEATED THE REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT JUDGE BILL HARMON BACK ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018 IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS — SHE WILL BE RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION IN THE MARCH 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION AUBREY R. TAYLOR REPORTS©

One of the things I love most about Judge Ronnisha Bowman is the fact that she is battle-tested. I mean, she just knows how to win. While she was the underdog in both of her 2018 contests, she (in my book) proved that she can stand on her own and duke it out with the best of them! Yes, she gained my respect back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in the Democratic Primary when she faced off against fellow Democrat Harold J. Landreneau. While some doubted this rising “DEMOCRATIC STAR” she showed poise, grace, faith in God, and confidence in her ability to get the job done! And after the smoke had cleared, Ronnisha Bowman had amassed 74,045 votes for 53.07 percent of the vote while Landreneau fell short with 65.491 votes for 46.93 percent of the vote. But she wasn’t done! After taking out her fellow Democrat, Bowman turned her attention to the November 2018 midterms in what was supposed to be her toughest challenge – unseating the incumbent at the time, Republican Judge Bill Harmon. While many doubted her once again, calling her young and inexperienced, she took it all in stride and kept her eyes firmly affixed on her goal of becoming judge for Harris County Criminal Court #2. And in the end, her hard work, determination, tenacity,

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and unwavering faith in God propelled her to victory. “I trust God,” she proclaimed to me on Election Night as she looked back over her life in amazement at God’s faithfulness. In case you don’t remember, Ronnisha Bowman (as a candidate) earned 650,963 votes for 55.24 percent of the vote back on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in the Midterm Election, to unseat Republican Judge Bill Harmon who could only muster 527,402 votes for 44.76 percent of the vote. So, when you hear uninformed folk say that straightticket voting is the only reason Democrats swept through Harris County, Texas back in 2018 – please share Judge Ronnisha Bowman’s inspiring story with them. After all, even if you stripped away every straight-ticket vote she received back on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, she would have still hypothetically unseated the incumbent judge at the time by more than 18,403 votes in my opinion.

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“MY THOUGHTS ON FREEDOM AND LIBERTY FOR ALL.”

HCRP CHAIR CINDY SEIGEL: “They are two of the most beautiful words in the dictionary. It means that I have the personal freedom to make decisions on how I am going to live my life. They mean that I and my daughters have the opportunity to make our lives into whatever we want with hard work. However, along with freedom and liberty goes personal responsibility. That means working to ensure that we continue to have freedom and liberty now and for future generations because without America standing for freedom and liberty - where do people go?”

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The Harris County Republican Freedom from crime. Party is an inclusive and diverse The rights of criminals do not group of dedicated volunteers trump the rights of the law-abiding citizen. Activist judges and who believe in the conservative defunding police tears down the values our country was founded laws that are there to protect the rights of the individual and preupon. We love our country, bemob rule. All Americans deserve to live their lieve in the Bill of Rights, support vent lives and raise their families in neighborhoods the U.S. Constitution and stand that are free from crime. for our Flag. We believe that all Freedom from failing men, women and children are schools. created equal. It was the leadership of the Republican Party that Our children should have the right to an education that will ended slavery over 150 years give them the knowledge and ago. The Republican Party conskills to have a successful life and one that is free from indoctrination. We betinues to be the party of hope lieve that teaching our country’s history (warts and opportunity because we and all) is necessary to ensure mistakes are not stand for freedom and liberty for repeated. We also oppose teachers and administration that impose their personal beliefs on our all Americans. children and promote racism and division through We believe in:

policies like critical race theory. We believe that school policies should support educational achievement and provide parents the freedom to make the best academic choice for their children.

Freedom from an overreaching government Freedom from democrats who want to limit our Unelected bureaucrats and our federal government should not freedoms. overregulate and dictate how we live our daily lives. We believe that prosperity for all comes through the free market and policies that encourage job development, economic growth and entrepreneurship in the United States vs. promoting a global economy that sacrifices American jobs and national security.

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We believe that all Americans should have confidence in the integrity of our elections and that each vote cast is cast by a citizen who has the legal right to vote. Without elections that are fair, open and transparent, the very foundation of our democracy is at risk.

We believe in a limited government that allows every American the freedom to live their life in the way they choose. We believe the government and elected officials are there to serve and protect all Americans (including the unborn), not the elite few. We believe it is not the purpose of government to dictate our religion, how we raise our children, or how we live our lives.


QUALIFIED Judge Sandra Peake will be up for re-election in 2022.

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“Prior to becoming the Judge for the 257th Family District Court I practiced before these Courts for more than 30 years. So, I am very sensitive when it comes to the unique issues that arise in family law cases. I believe the citizens of Harris County deserve consistent application of law, courtesy and fairness. And as your Judge for the 257th Family District Court I am up to the challenge of ensuring judicial excellence by ruling decisively and with impartiality.” — JUDGE SANDRA J. PEAKE, 257TH FAMILY DISTRICT COURT IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

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"JUDGE SONYA HEATH IS A FAIR AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY JUDGE!"

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Meet Judge Sonya Heath

Judge Sonya Heath will be up for re-election in 2022.

A judge must be knowledgeable, fair and impartial. Sonya's relevant familiarity and involvement in the process, uniquely equipped her to be the kind of judge who can identify and understand the distresses and hardships that families encounter. Thereby equipping her to assist them in getting back some semblance of their previous lives, and with any success, restore their broken families. Sonya's previous experience (before being elected to the bench back in 2018) includes The Craig Washington Law Firm, the First Court of Appeals as a judicial intern and Vice Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association's Family Law Committee. During 2008-2009, she was Vice Chair, Employee Benefits General Committee, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA, and she has served on several committees in the Mexican American Bar Association. In 2006, she was a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Rock County, Wisconsin. Sonya's law practice, accomplishments and committee involvement have prepared her to be a very good judge. Her wealth of experience and first-hand knowledge provide Sonya with the tools that are necessary to be a fair and knowledgeable judge. In her personal life, Sonya enjoys and has partici-

“HERSTORY” JUDGE SONYA HEATH UNSEATED THE REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT JUDGE LISA A. MILLARD BACK ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018 IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS — SHE WILL BE RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION IN THE MARCH 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION AUBREY R. TAYLOR REPORTS©

In case you don’t know, Judge Sonya Heath would have still defeated Republican Judge Lisa A. Millard in the race for Judge, 310th Family District Court – even without the 105,158 straightticket voting cushion she received from Democratic voters in Harris County, Texas back on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in the midterm election. Here’s why: Sonya Heath received 663,582 overall votes. When you subtract the 515,812 straight-ticket votes, you come up with 147,770 votes. Comparatively speaking, if you subtract the 410,654 straight-ticket votes, Judge Lisa A. Millard received from her overall vote total of 517,767 you come up with 107,113 votes. So, in essence, even if

you stripped away the straight-ticket votes received by Judge Sonya Heath back in 2018 she would have still hypothetically unseated the incumbent by approximately 40,657 votes back on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in the midterm election in my opinion.

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“Women like Judge Sonya Heath are “PROOF-POSITIVE” that dreams do indeed come true for those of us who are bold enough to believe in ourselves. So, I implore you to make it your business to go after the dream that’s been placed in your heart during this pivotal time in the history of our great nation. God bless!”

pated in the BP MS150 cycling event (150+ miles from Houston to Austin). The fundraising event is held annually and serves to bring hope to many who are affected by multiple sclerosis. Sonya recently completed her tenure as President of the University Area Rotary Club, and was very active with the United States – Russian Intercountry Committee Rotary Exchange. Sonya also enjoys reading and being actively involved with her church, First United Methodist, downtown branch. Sonya has two adult sons, Christopher and Nicholas, who wholeheartedly support her in this campaign. Her experience, as well as commitment to improving the lives of families, makes her the best candidate for Judge of the 310th Family District Court. By supporting Heath4Judge, you are aiding Sonya and her commitment to supporting families.

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Here’s what the Houston Chronicle said about Judge Michelle Moore back during the last Midterm Election, “…In short, this courtroom dealing with youthful offenders needs an overhaul, and the impressive Moore exhibits the commitment to fair and impartial justice that is currently lacking.”

“I am so proud of the job that Judge Michelle Moore has done since she was elected as the presiding judge, for the 314th Juvenile District Court in Harris County, Texas. This honorable woman deserves to continue serving the people of Harris County..” – Aubrey R. Taylor, Publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper©

Judge Michelle Moore is Genuine

I care about the children and families of Harris County. I dedicated my entire legal career to serving the public before becoming your Judge for the 314th Juvenile District Court in Harris County, Texas. I understand the challenges

that modern families face and I promise to make decisions that fit your situation while following the law.

Judge Moore brings a Fresh Perspective to the Bench

I truly believe that all children need love. Adoption is a fundamental necessity in our society. According to openly published statistics, as of June 2017, over 2,386 children in Harris County were in foster homes. I intend to do everything within my power as Judge of the

314th Juvenile District Court to reunify families whenever it is safe to do so.

Judge Moore Has a Plan

I believe a three-prong approach is key when working with our troubled youth: rehabilitation programs (plus) mentorship (plus) education is my focus. I recognize being in a court of law can be very stressful. Knowing this, I treat every person who comes into the 314th Juvenile District Court with dignity and respect.

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“VOTE FINCH TO THE BENCH” Back in 2018 Toria J. Finch was“PROUDLY’ endorsed by:

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Judge Toria J. Finch HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT AT LAW NO. 9

Thank You, Harris County, Texas for Your Vote!!!

Let’s do it again! Winning last time could not have been possible without you. When I announced my candidacy for Judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 9, back on July 28th, 2017, I knew that we could win no matter the challenges and adversity that we would face. We won our campaign because of your confidence, your contributions, your prayers, your sacrifices, your unwavering support, and your time. I look forward to continuing to serve Harris County, Texas well and making your vote count each day that I take the bench as your elected Presiding Judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 9. Because of Your Vote, Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 9 is a court for the People, where the three tenets of Truth, Justice, and Fairness abound.

Sincerely

Judge Toria J. Finch will be up for re-election in 2022.

Hon. Toria J. Finch Presiding Judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 9

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An Economy that Works for Everyone

Our tax system is rigged in favor of big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent. These privileged few can avoid paying their fair share while middle class families shoulder more and more of the tax burden. As Democrats, we want a fairer system, one that gives tax cuts to hard working families and small business owners and provides us all with more public goods like efficient public transportation, healthcare for all and debt-free college. We also believe that no one who works full-time should live in poverty. We want to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, invest in job training and technical education and expand family leave so that you can care for a sick loved one without the fear of losing your job.

A Good Education for All

Our current school finance system is broken. It leaves our schools - urban, rural and suburban - underfunded, threatening the livelihoods of the next generation. We need to end the vicious cycle of Republican cuts to education at the state level that result in higher property taxes and underperforming schools at the local level. As Democrats, we believe that it shouldn’t matter whether you’re a mechanic, a cashier or a CEO your child deserves access to a top quality public education. We also believe that every student who is willing and able should have the opportunity to obtain a college degree, certificate or technical training without being saddled with debt.

Healthcare for Every American

We adhere to the affirmation of the Declaration of Independence that life is an unalienable right. To that end, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. The ACA stopped the inhumane practice of lifetime caps on care and insurance companies denying coverage or charging higher premiums for preexisting conditions like diabetes or even pregnancy. We will fight any and all attempts by Republicans to take us back to the injustice of the preACA healthcare system. Although the ACA has insured nearly 20 million more people since the law went into effect, it’s not enough. Democrats believe in fighting for a healthcare system that will reduce your outof-pocket costs significantly and cover all Americans, regardless of income.

Live and Let Live

The Democratic Party believes in liberty. We define liberty by what you can do, not by what you can keep others from doing. We believe that your life shouldn’t be thrown off course by a marijuana charge. That’s why Democrats across the country, including in Harris County, have led the fight to decriminalize marijuana. We think that the bathroom you decide to use and the person you choose to marry should be up to you, not the government. We believe in a woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body and in her right to be paid as much as a man in the same job. Unlike Republican politicians, Democrats believe in your right to a free and open internet. We believe in fighting against laws that encourage and legalize the racial profiling of immigrants and people of color, and we believe in a justice system where everyone is treated equally under the law, regardless of race or income.

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DEAR HARRIS COUNTY VOTERS:

Judge LaShawn A. Williams HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT AT LAW NO. 3

“I am honored to serve the extraordinary families, communities, and businesses of this great county in Texas!” — Judge Williams

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Let’s do it again! Not a day has gone by that I have not given thanks to God for bestowing the honor of serving as the judge for Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 3 upon me. An event such as winning an election is life-altering. My team and I worked hard to win back in the 2018 midterms. I lost count of all the places I visited, meeting wonderful people like you. You all gave me encouragement and the much-needed strength to campaign hard. You helped me silence doubt and enabled me to forge forward in faith — trusting God. I could not have done it without you. Since taking the bench back in January of 2019, my court staff and I have diligently for you — the people of Harris County, Texas. And, I am eternally grateful for your support, and extend my endless and forever thank you for all that you have done to help me take my rightful place as judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 3. You all are wonderful, and I know that you have high expectations of judicial excellence of me. I look forward to meeting and exceeding your expectations every day I take the bench. And thank you in advance for supporting my candidacy to earn your trust once again in the 2022 Midterm Election. Winning my election the last time aroun was a huge step in a great journey. But I look forward to earning your future support and humbly ask for your prayers as my staff, and I continue to strive to make a real difference in Harris County, Texas. Humbly yours,

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Meet The Honorable Judge Juli A. Mathew

The Honorable Judge Juli A. Mathew was elected to County Court at Law 3 in 2018 after having been Associate Municipal Judge in Arcola, TX and a practicing attorney for 15 years with experience in mass tort, civil litigation, probate, and criminal matters in Fort Bend and surrounding counties including Harris, Montgomery, Galveston and Brazoria. Judge Mathew, a Fort Bend resident of almost two decades, is a proud immigrant from Kerala, India, is bilingual in Malayalam and English, and is the first Asian American woman ever to be elected in Fort Bend County. Judge Mathew grew up in Philadelphia and attended Penn State University before attending Delaware Law School for her Juris Doctorate. A few of her academic achievements include:

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Alpha Class member of the Asian American service sorority Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Studied abroad at University of Leiden, The Netherlands about the Dutch Criminal Justice System President, Student Government Association at Penn State Abington Citation for Leadership from Pennsylvania House of Representatives Environmental Law Clinic & Trial Advocacy Program at Delaware Law School

In addition to her service to the community through various capacities, Judge Mathew is a wife and mother of three beautiful daughters. She is committed to serving every Fort Bend resident with understanding, fairness, and justice.

Office Address Fort Bend County Justice Center 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Courtroom 2D Richmond, TX. 77469

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Meet Fort Bend County Judge K.P. George

KP George is proud to serve as the top Elected Official in Fort Bend County as the Presiding Officer of the Commissioner's Court and Director of the Office of Emergency Management. He is a former two term member of the Fort Bend ISD school board and a local business owner. KP’s passion for giving back to his community stems from the challenges he faced facebook growing up in a tiny South Indian village. Getting an education meant walking barefoot to the local schoolhouse and doing homework by the light of a kerosene lamp in the family’s thatch-straw hut. After years of balancing school work with helping out on the family farm, KP achieved his first goal: coming to the land of opportunity and living the American Dream. KP immigrated to the U.S. in 1993 on a work visa for a financial firm, and has since earned multiple financial certifications and licenses. As a Certified Financial Planner, KP co-owns and manages an independent financial planning practice in Sugar Land. KP and his wife Sheeba, an FBISD teacher, have raised their three children in Sugar Land. The George family has been deeply involved in Fort Bend County. In 2013, KP helped established the Hightower High School Academies’ Booster Club, and served as its first president. He has also served in the Sugar Land Rotary Club, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, and local Indo-American groups. He is a member of the FBISD Parents Advisory Team, as well as the State Elections Policy & Affairs Team for State Representative Rick Miller. As devout Christians, KP and Sheeba are very thankful for the opportunities God has given them to live the American Dream. Now, KP wants to ensure our county does its best to help our diverse community achieve their dreams. Today, Fort Bend County is one of the fastest and best places to live in the United States. Fort Bend County taxpayers have the right to efficient, modern, and highquality services and infrastructure.

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Article I

Section 1: Congress

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Section 2: The House of Representatives

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, RhodeIsland and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.

When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.

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Section 3: The Senate

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.

No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States. The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

Section 4: Elections

The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.

Section 5: Powers and Duties of Congress

Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members,and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide. Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal. Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.

Section 6: Rights and Disabilities of Members

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Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place. No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

Section 7: Legislative Process

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law. Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.

Section 8: Powers of Congress

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States; To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries; To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

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To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings;-And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

Section 9: Powers Denied Congress

The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it. No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.

No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Section 10: Powers Denied to the States

No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.

No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.

No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

Article II Section 1

The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.

He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President. The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected. The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Section 2

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such

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inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Section 3

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

Section 4

Article III

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Section 1

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

Section 2

The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;--to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;--to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;--to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;--to Controversies between two or more States;--between a State and Citizens of another State;--between Citizens of different States;--between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.

In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment; shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.

Section 3

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

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Article IV Section 1

Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

Section 2

The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.

No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.

Section 3

New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress. The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.

Section 4

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

Article V

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

Article VI

All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

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The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

Article VII

The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.

First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Second Amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Third Amendment

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Fourth Amendment

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fifth Amendment

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Sixth Amendment

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Seventh Amendment

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Eighth Amendment

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Ninth Amendment

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

10th Amendment

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

11th Amendment

The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.

12th Amendment

The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; -- The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; -- The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.-- The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

13th Amendment Section 1

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

14th Amendment Section 1

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

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Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Section 4

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5

The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

15th Amendment Section 1

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2

The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

16th Amendment

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

17th Amendment

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

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18th Amendment Section 1

After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

Section 2

The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section 3

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

19th Amendment

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

20th Amendment Section 1

The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

Section 2

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.

Section 3

If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

Section 4

The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

Section 5

Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.

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Section 6

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.

21st Amendment Section 1

The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2

The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

22nd Amendment Section 1

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section 2

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.

23rd Amendment Section 1

The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct:

A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

Section 2

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

24th Amendment Section 1

or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay poll tax or other tax.

Section 2

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

25th Amendment Section 1

In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 2

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Section 3

Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

Section 4

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

26th Amendment Section 1

The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

Section 2

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

27th Amendment

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No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.


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A member of ABOTA and a lifetime member of the NAACP, Ben’s firm motto reflects his commitment to the law: “The Firm Where Right Wins Over Might.”

Of all things, Hall prides himself in being a Christian minister. He has been an ordained minister since 1975 and has served the congregation of the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ since 1974.

Hall was the City Attorney for the City of Houston during the administration of Mayor Bob Lanier. For approximately three years, he managed and supervised a 200+ member legal department, as well as an annual budget of $12+ million dollars. Hall has received many scholastic honors, including but not limited to: Rockefellar Scholar to Africa; Duke Merit Scholar; Duke Black Graduate Fellow; DAAD Scholar to Germany, and German Research Fellow.

Hall is a recognized legal expert in construction law and personal injury litigation. He has received numerous honors and accolades for his services in the legal field, including but not limited to the following: The highest rating for professional competence and ethical standards awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading legal reference manual in the United States (AV Rating); dual board-certified which is achieved by less than 1% of all Texas lawyers; four times recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly Magazine; recognized as a Houston Top Lawyer for the People by “H Magazine;” obtained the highest reported verdicts/awards ever obtained as recognized by the legal website “Verdict Search.”

Hall is also a popular lecturer on a wide variety of topics ranging from insurance and legal issues to minority rights and ethics. Hall is a lifetime member of the NAACP and is a recipient of the NAACP’s highest local “ALEX” Award.

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What FREEDOM means to me is having the ability to think what I want to think – not having to succumb to what society says I must do, but doing what I want to do. Being so self-sufficient that I don't have to compromise myself for anyone. There was once a great boxing champion who I will always admire, “The Great Muhammad Ali.” He was told that he had to conform to be champ, but Ali said, “I will be the champ like I want to be – not the champ like you want to be.” That statement has stuck with me throughout my entire life. I will forever respect him for making that statement. Whether you choose to get a degree, master a trade, have a business, climb the corporate ladder, or do what makes you whole on your own terms – you’re still just as FREE AS THE NEXT MAN! So, to me, freedom is to thine own self be true. So, earn your money, and live your life to the FULLEST!!!"

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By Aubrey R. Taylor

“I can remember as a young boy if we were walking down the street acting disrespectful any neighbor could discipline us. Then when we got home and grandmama had heard what were doing we then got a second whipping. What happened to us?” — Quanell X

In case you don't know, Quanell X was born, Quanell Ralph Evans in Los Angeles, California. So, just for the record, Quanell’s parents, were both members of the Nation of Islam. However, after their divorce, Quanell found himself living in Houston with his mom and younger brother in the South Acres neighborhood, where he ended up attending Worthing High School. Now, what a lot of you guys may not know, is that Quanell was actually inspired by a September 1990, speech that was delivered by the Honorable Louis Farrakhan at the Sam Houston Coliseum to join the Nation of Islam -against the wishes of his parents. Once a member, it didn't take long for him to rise through the ranks, becoming a spokesman for the organization. A lot has happened since then. But, his passion for people hasn't changed. What a lot of folks don't know about Quanell X, is that he's seen and witnessed a lot in his lifetime, and he's angered by injustice -- and not just injustices that are perpetrated against Black people either. And if you ask me, I think a lot of his fight comes from walking into an apartment as a young man, back in July of 1992, and finding his brother Quinten and three others with bullets to their heads. That being said, when you hear him passionately defend his clients, and those who have suffered injustice, just know that he's coming from a place that many of us might not understand.

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