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There is no better time to become an involved voter than during a local election. Local elections have an impact above and beyond just who will be the next mayor or what the future use of a local landmark might be. They set a tone for our communities that will resonate decades into the future. That’s why there is no time like the present to get involved. The leaders and policies we choose at the local level have a huge impact on our families’ futures. Not only do they set tax rates and policies for our schools, our communities, our municipal districts, our county, and so much more, the decisions the candidates make once elected can make or break budgets for many decades down the road. When you step into a voting booth, two very important things will serve you well – your principles and an understanding of the issues and candidates on the ballot. A principled, informed vote is never a lost opportunity. It’s a real chance to make a positive change. One vote – your vote – does make a difference. My hope in every election is for record turnouts of Americans ready to cast principled, informed votes. This, and every election, let’s celebrate the process our founding fathers and mothers provided for us to have a say in how our communities are governed. By learning the issues and the candidate’s positions, we can make that informed vote that is worthy of our time and that honors those who fought and died for us to be able to cast it. -----------------------------------------------------------------Congressman Kevin Brady represents the 8th District of Texas and serves as Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee and as a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. 2

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Mayor Annise Parker Shares Her Thoughts on the Importance of voting in local elections like the Nov. 5, 2013 General Elections & 2014 Midterms I remember voting as a kid with my parents. That was back in the days when you walked into a voting booth, pulled a red curtain behind you, picked your candidates and pulled a lever to cast your ballot. My parents took me every November, and I’ve gone every year as an adult. It’s important to vote for many reasons, but I’ll focus on three. 1) It’s the only opportunity we have, as citizens, to hold our elected officials accountable to the promises they make to us when they’re running for office. I’ve been elected eight times now, so I know that when I make a promise on the campaign trail, voters are listening, and voters will remind me of my promises when I come back in two years. 2) Someone said to me recently – if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. Elected officials make very important decisions about how your money is spent and what limits are placed on your life. It’s important that your elected officials know that you care about your rights and your money – and the best way to show them that you care is to vote. 3) And finally, 150 years ago, voting was reserved for a privileged few. African Americans and women risked their lives fighting for the right to vote. They won in 1870 and 1920, respectively. That isn’t very long ago, and every election I am proud to honor those brave civil rights activists by heading to the polls and casting a ballot. Sincerely,

Annise Parker Annise Parker 2013 Candidate for Mayor of Houston

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Keryl L. Douglas Shares Her Thoughts on the Importance of voting in local elections like the Nov. 5, 2013 General Elections & 2014 Midterms YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE AND YOUR POWER One of the most powerful, effective voices for progress, protections, access, equality, and opportunity for citizens is the VOTE. `Voting determines not only who our leaders are, but also how and if these leaders will perform. Voting drives the degree of accountability, transparency, and integrity of our elected leaders, as well as of the leaders who are appointed by those elected. Leaders perform best where Voters hold them accountable. Judges rule over our legal matters and liberties. Legislators determine the laws which govern us and impact the quality of our lives. Education officials control educational access, quality, and preparation of our youth. Law enforcement officials drive police practices, community safety, crime prevention priorities. The decisions of the Mayor, council members, commissioners, and other leaders set the conditions of employment, economics, taxes, health, transportation, neighborhood and city stability, business, trade, city services, crime initiatives, education, and other critical factors that directly impact you, your family, and whether you thrive or struggle. Your VOTE IS YOUR VOICE AND YOUR POWER! Every VOTE Counts and Every Election is Important! Raise Your Voice Boldly...Flex Your Power Effectively! Vote in Every Election and encourage every eligible citizen you know to do the same! Sincerely,

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WHO IS GOING TO WIN? By Carroll G. Robinson, Esq. SPECIAL TO HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS READERS

Let me say right at the beginning, I don’t know who is going to be the next Mayor of our city. If I could predict the future, I would already have won the lottery several times over and would be living in Las Vegas. (Not really.) The conventional wisdom is that there will be a run-off between Mayor Annise Parker and Ben Hall, the city attorney during the Bob Lanier administration. The top dark horse candidates are probably Keryl Douglas, a former Executive Director of the NAACP Houston Branch who has recently been a candidate for Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party and Eric Dick who previously ran for City Council. Some people would also say that Don Cook, a Green Party candidate is also a leader among the so-called second tier candidates. The most recent public polls show that none of the candidates for Mayor have much support from the public. Mayor Parker had less than 35% support and Ben Hall had less than 15% support. Eric Dick had 2% and no other candidate reached single digit support.

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Part of the reason support for the candidates is so low is because this has not been a particularly inspiring or informative mayoral race. Most of the candidates’ TV commercials so far have been negative and offer no real insight into where they want to lead our city. Houston is the fourth largest city in America. It is the Energy Capital of the world, a globally recognized international city that represents the growing diversity of America. So far, this year’s mayor’s race has not reflected that status. For the first time in a very long time, if ever, turnout in a city election year will be driven by the down ballot contested City Council races in Districts A, B, D, and I as well as the contested races for HISD and Houston Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees. Houstonians want our city to be greater than it is now. We want city leaders committed to achieving progress for all Houstonians. We need leaders who will lead on reducing poverty, unemployment and crime in our city. Most Houstonians want our city to have a better and more comprehensive public transit system with more light rail that connects our neighborhoods, airports, employment centers, healthcare

facilities and supermarkets. Houstonians are willing to get out of their vehicles but they don’t trust the effectiveness and efficiency of the current public transportation system. Where are the candidates for Mayor on this issue? Where are they on attracting life sciences and technology companies to Houston by cutting red tape and fees on small businesses? Our neighborhoods need revitalization and the potholes in our streets need to be fixed. We need to be both tough and smart on fighting crime. How do the candidates plan to do these things? Go to their websites and see how they answer these questions. Voters are waiting to hear from the candidates in their commercials and mail pieces about where they want to lead us, not just about what is wrong with their opponent. Houston needs leadership to properly grow and prosper. It is my hope that the public will be the winner by getting the candidates to focus on debating solutions that will Make Houston Greater. ---------------------------------------------------*Carroll G. Robinson is an Associate Professor at Texas Southern University.


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WE MUST BE PREPARED WHEN WE GO TO VOTE Judson Robinson III Shares His Thoughts on the Importance of voting in local elections like the Nov. 5, 2013 General Elections & 2014 Midterms As we prepare for the upcoming November election, it is important to note there are serious forces working to turn back the hands of progress. Our forefathers have fought and died to ensure that all people are considered worthy and valuable in a democracy. We cannot sit on the sidelines during this election or any other election in which our rights and freedom are jeopardized. The discussion of the right to vote stems from actions in numerous states to tighten the requirements to vote that include adding stipulations to show photo identification. I implore you to read the article on page (12) twelve and to join the Houston Area Urban League this November as we continue to be a voice for the lost, the least and often the last. Let’ s continue to be vigilant and continue to “Occupy the Vote” as encouraged by our National Urban League President Marc Morial in the article published on page (12) twelve of this issue of Houston Business Connections. Sincerely,

Judson Robinson Judson Robinson III President & CEO 1301 Texas Avenue (Downtown) Houston, Texas Avenue 77002 Contact: (713)393-8700

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OCCUPY THE VOTE: -- No Bullies at the Polls “Eligible Americans have a civic duty to vote, and government at the federal, state, and local level has a responsibility to protect voters from illegal interference and intimidation.” Bullies at the Ballot Box report

A new report by Common Cause and Demos, entitled “Bullies at the Ballot Box,” took direct aim at Jim Crowlike tactics designed to challenge and intimidate voters at the polls. The report especially notes the campaign of intimidation that is currently being waged by a Tea Party affiliated group called True the Vote which set a goal of training and deploying as many as one million poll watchers “to challenge and confront other Americans as they go to the polls in November..” True the Vote has said they want to make the experience of voting “like driving and seeing the police following you.” Earlier this year, we saw what happened when an overzealous citizen decided to follow and confront a teenager with a hoodie whose only “crime” was walking while black. As the new report states, “There is a real danger that voters will face overzealous volunteers who take the law into their own hands to target voters they deem 12

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suspect.” These mostly conservative groups claim their purpose is to protect against voter fraud – a solution in search of a problem, since the incidence of voter fraud in America is miniscule. The only fraud is their real intent, which is to gain political advantage for their preferred candidate by disenfranchising, suppressing or bullying progressive voters who tend to be people of color, the elderly, students and people with disabilities. The Bullies at the Ballot Box report raises awareness about this threat and outlines what is legal and permissible when it comes to challenging a voter’s eligibility both before and on election day. It also assesses the ability of ten key swing states to protect the rights of voters who may face this type of pollstalking intimidation. According to the report, “In examining the ten states’ laws governing challenges to voters’ right to vote before Election Day, including the use of voter lists created through caging or other unreliable practices, we find Colorado, Nevada, and Ohio are satisfactory, North Carolina and Texas are mixed, and Florida, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia - five out of the ten states - unsatisfactory.”

The intimidation tactics by True the Vote and others, along with new voter ID laws in at least 30 states, and the elimination of early and weekend voting in several others, could seriously impact the outcome of the November election. Stephen Spaulding of Common Cause, a co-author of the report put it this way: “We’re concerned about this well-organized, well-funded effort to suppress the vote by challenging voters in the run-up to the elections and on Elections Day, and fostering a climate of intimidation. We’re concerned that these techniques are being targeted at voters of color, students and the poor specifically, for partisan reasons. No one wants voter fraud. The issue is their techniques are just throwing up barriers to eligible Americans, who just want to cast their ballot.” We agree. That’s why the National Urban League has devoted this year to removing those barriers through our “Occupy the Vote” campaign. To read the full Bullies at the Ballot Box Report visit: http://www.demos.org/publication/bullies-ballot-box-protecting-freedom-v Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League


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WE MUST CHOOSE! Bishop K.J. Brown and Priscilla Guillory- Brown Believe that Voting in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election is an Empowered Opportunity to Choose Leadership

Voting is an empowered opportunity to choose leadership. I was taught as a child the importance of voting. It was instilled in me by my mother and father. However, America is far too often plagued with low voter turnout and apathy in elections that impact lives on the local, state and federal levels. Here are a few things we must consider as we embark on another voting cycle in the city of Houston. VALUE: The cost has been too great; and the opportunity too precious for us to not be involved in the election process. As we take a brief look at the history of voting in America, we can clearly see that the right to vote came at a great price and sacrifice. The opportunity to vote came at too great a cost for us to simply sit back and neglect our freedom to choose those who govern our city. VISION: If you want the vision you have to come to pass; the vision that you see for yourself and your children; then you must participate in the voting process and elect the officials who most closely represent the vision and values that you desire for you and your family. The collective voice is a powerful equalizer in elections – especially in local elections. VOICE: There are those who will not vote; but will be the first and loudest to complain – don’t be like them! Let your voice be heard loudest at the ballot box on Election Day! And go out and vote for what your parents; grandparents and countless others have stood for and endured to gain you this valuable opportunity! And please don’t take the sacrifice that has been made for us for granted. It only takes a few minutes to have your voice heard. So please make a difference with your vote; because every vote does indeed count. VICTORY: When you’ve participated in the process by communicating, calling, voting and encouraging others you will have great joy in the Election Day victory. I use to take my father and mother to the polls as soon as they were open. My father would then go home and watch the news results all day. No matter what the outcome of the election…you could hear my dad celebrating his one vote. My dad felt that his one vote actually made a difference – and I feel the same way. Win or lose, celebrate your one vote! We’re a team! So let’s use our collective voice; and our civil right to vote. We hold the power to choose who will win on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Remember that your vote is VALUABLE. Go out and participate in the VISION. Choose this opportunity to BE HEARD. Embrace the FREEDOM of being involved in the PROCESS. Cast your vote and BE THE DIFFERENCE. And remember that every vote counts and YOUR CANDIDATE NEEDS YOUR VOTE TO WIN! Sincerely,

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ELECTION DAY: GO VOTE HOUSTON! We find ourselves voting in the polls of major Presidential Elections every four years, yet when it comes to Midterm Elections the average voter turnout lowers. Now in November 2013, we have City Elections, which means an even lower turnout than Presidential and Midterm elections. The irony: City politics affect the day-to-day voter much more than any other election. Cities are capable of instilling ordinances of any proportion based simply on a Mayor and Council Members. These ordinances range from property taxes (and how they are spent), pothole maintenance, road maintenance, crime, and much more. From when you wake up in the morning to when you go to work to when you come home, the City of Houston Government has affected you in multiple ways. It is not the responsibility of the City to keep itself accountable; it is the responsibility of the citizen. Merely one way and the most unappreciated way to participate in city government is to vote. This should be done by every citizen able to vote -- not merely the few elite that decide the fate of the city every two years. Go vote between Monday, October 21st and November 1st, or on Election Day, November 5th. There should be no excuse for not voting this election term, so Go Vote Houston! Sincerely,

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Ed Gonzalez Shares His Thoughts on the Importance of voting in local elections like the upcoming Nov. 5, 2013 General Elections & 2014 Midterms Voting is a fundamental right granted to us by our forefathers, it is a right that sets our nation apart from many in the world, and it is a right that I encourage all citizens to exercise. Elections impact who represents us at every level of government, those representatives are the individuals that advocate for the needs of our communities, of our families, and of our future generations. Electing a representative ensures that your voice is heard at City Hall, at the State Capitol, and in Washington D.C. As a local elected official, I take pride in fighting for the needs of the District H constituents that I represent. Keeping our neighborhoods safe, ensuring that our roads are in good condition, increasing the amount of greenspace in the community, and encouraging economic development are some of my main priorities. I know that I was elected to serve my community and I strive to listen to its needs each and every single day. I sincerely hope that all voters will take time to cast a ballot, particularly during a local election. Our government is only as good as the people that we send to represent us. Make sure that you head to the voting booth and continue to make your voice heard. Sincerely,

Ed Gonzalez

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Andrew C. Burks Jr., Shares His Thoughts on the Importance of voting in local elections like the Nov. 5, 2013 General Elections & 2014 Midterms Exercising your right to vote in local elections gives you a powerful voice in the issues that directly impact our family. When we think about the political decisions that make the greatest differences in our lives, we often think about Washington, D.C. But the truth is that some of the decisions that have the largest impact on us are made at City Hall. The brave police officers and fire fighters keeping us safe depend upon responsible local elected officials to ensure they are effective. The roads we drive on, the water we drink, and the parks and libraries our families use are all maintained by your local elected officials. The services we use most are local. That is why it is important to participate in local elections. When you have a concern, it is your locally elected officials who are the most responsive. As members of the community, mayors and council members are more in touch with the everyday needs of our neighbors. As a voter, you want to ensure that the services impacting you the most are in the hands of someone you can trust and who understands your needs. Your vote makes its biggest difference in local elections. Low turnout in local races means your voice is louder and stronger. Your participation ensures your needs are represented and that our city will remain a great place to call home for generations to come. Sincerely,

Andrew C. Burks, Jr.

Andrew C. Burks, Jr. 2013 Candidate for Houston City Council -- At-Large Position 2

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C.O. “Brad” Bradford Shares His Thoughts on the Importance of voting in local elections like the Nov. 5, 2013 General Elections & 2014 Midterms Elected officials are public servants! It is an honor bestowed upon individuals who campaign and convince a majority of the voters to place them in office. The follow-up part of the process is accountability to those who place elected officials in office. Those who choose not to vote are left out of the entire process and give up their participation in the accountability part of the process. This Tuesday, November 5, 2013 General Election will decide which candidates get to serve in our City’s most important offices, such as mayor, controller, city council members, school districts and others. These position holders all represent local government. Local government exists for the delivery of core services including water, garbage, infrastructure issues and safety services. And of course, education of our children is critically important. Your vote will help to ensure that those in elected office bring the experience, training and education necessary to deal with the complex and multifaceted issues confronting our City. Sincerely,

C.O. Bradford

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Ellen Cohen Shares Her Thoughts on the Importance of voting in local elections like the Nov. 5, 2013 General Elections & 2014 Midterms Democracy is the cornerstone of our country from the federal level down to the local level. I was raised to believe that democracy means “one person, one vote,� and that exercising your vote is a responsibility as well as a right. In a politically polarized nation, making your voice heard from the ballot box becomes even more urgent. In Houston, though voter turnout in our last national election (2012) was above 60%, unfortunately, in our last local election (2011) turnout was less than 15%. This is particularly regrettable because all politics is local. Local government is responsible for the most immediate concerns of our citizens’ daily lives. From streets to parks to libraries to water, your local government officials make or influence the policy decisions that impact our lives. Consequently, holding elected officials accountable for their decisions is vital to a well-functioning city, state, or nation. Furthermore, particularly in a local election, every vote is critical. Elections that are determined by 10, 100, or 500 votes are more common than many citizens are aware. Since a small voting pool magnifies the effect of a singular vote, participating in a local election can have a great impact on your life. Enfranchisement for all has been hard-won in America, and we owe it to our forebears to honor their sacrifices by exercising the right and responsibility to vote. Sincerely,

Ellen Cohen

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Larry V. Green Shares His Thoughts on the Importance of voting in local elections like the Nov. 5, 2013 General Elections & 2014 Midterms It is important for voters to participate in local city-wide elections because elected officials can help determine the economic, educational and social well-being of entire communities. For example, two very important tasks of city council members include making laws and allocating money. Elected officials are the gatekeepers for millions of dollars in tax revenue—that is, money paid by anyone in the public old enough to purchase taxable merchandise, own property, or earn a paycheck. Elected officials control which individuals, groups, communities, businesses, and institutions receive taxpayer dollars, how much they receive, and the purpose for which they can use the money. GREEN Local elected officials are public servants who serve at the pleasure of ordinary citizens—like you and me. For example, in city elections in Houston, every two years voters go to the polls to decide whether their elected officials deserve another term in office. Ultimately, elected officials, including me, are judged by the quality of our leadership. Are we accessible to the public? Do we represent all demographics, rich, poor, everyone? Do we bring money or other resources back to our Districts? Do our decisions or voting record reflect the priorities we promised when asking for your vote? The policies generated from your participation in local city-wide elections shape almost every aspect of our lives. It is important that voters do not take a back seat in the political decisions that result in these policies. Let your voice be heard by voting in all local city-wide elections. Sincerely,

Larry V. Green

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Mike Laster Shares His Thoughts on the Importance of voting in local elections like the Nov. 5, 2013 General Elections & 2014 Midterms Local elections are important because local government is the foundation of democracy. Your voice is heard the most at the local level and local officials are some of the most accessible and responsive to the voting public. Your daily life is directly affected by local government – from trash pick-up to pot holes to police and fire services to building permits. All of us are called upon to build up our communities and participation in local elections is the most effective way to do that. Sincerely,

Mike Laster

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VICTORIA WILL: Reduce Houston’s Debt; Make Houston the Tourism Capital of the South; Modernize and repair roads and streets; Improve the Education System; Employ local contractors for City governmental projects; and make Houston even more environmental friendly city!

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Victoria A. Lane was born in Cebu City, Philippines. Victoria immigrated to the United States when she was 16 years old. She studied nursing and business administration at the Southwestern Adventist College in Texas. After college she marketed for a Home Health Agency. Shortly thereafter she founded VL Investments which offers tax consultancy accounting, and financial planning services. Victoria has been in business for more than 38 years; and is an active volunteer with her church and in the community. She was past treasurer for the Houston Area Community Service. Victoria’s passion for public service can be traced to her political pedigree. She has an uncle and a cousin who were elected Mayors of big cities in southern Philippines. ------------------------------------------------

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Refocus Houston! For too long Houston has been under the control of politicians who want big government to tax and spend without any controls. The current mayor is no exception. Mayor Parker has increased taxes, created new fees, and even criminalized some religious practices. We must stand up and say enough is ENOUGH!!! I can no longer sit and watch her take this city any further into debt. For the Community, my family and friends, I am running for mayor of Houston in 2013. Let's make history and elect a Republican mayor. Republican and proud,

Eric Dick 2013 Candidate for Mayor of Houston Eric Dick is a native Houstonian who has lived his whole life in Houston. Eric is an insurance attorney and, on behalf of homeowners, sues insurance companies for not properly paying claims. A proud Republican, Eric is running for mayor because the current administration lacks fiscal responsibility. Specifically, for the last 10 years the city has spent more money than it has brought in - contributing to a 13.1 billion dollar liability with an 80 million dollar shortfall being due next year. To deal with this deficit, Eric will set the example by reducing his own salary and giving up the mayor's limo. He will save the city by going back to the basics. If you would like to find out more about Eric Dick or to make a donation please visit his website at:www.ericdickformayor.com.

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TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! “Lucky for me I had a second chance. I am a lawyer, a businessman and a resident of District D.” -- Anthony Robinson THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Our recommendation to fill this important leadership post is a thoughtful political newcomer, Anthony Robinson, whose life story is a testament to courage and perseverance…After completing college and military service, Robinson was wrongfully convicted of committing a felony in 1986. Following his release from prison after serving 10 years, he spent the next five years earning the money to pay for his own DNA test in order to prove his innocence. He succeeded and was pardoned by Gov. George W. Bush in 2000…Robinson has since earned a law degree, become fluent in Mandarin and now heads a consulting service specializing in international business…We believe he is the right man to lead District D at a time when it is at a historic crossroads. POLITICAL AD PAID BY FRIENDS FOR ANTHONY ROBINSON ELECTION COMMITTEE


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DEAR DISTRICT 5 VOTERS: My name is Robert Glaser and I am a candidate for Houston Community College System Trustee, District V. I was born and raised in the district, living here almost my entire life. I am a product of HISD schools, attending Poe Elementary, Lanier Middle School, and graduating Lamar High School. I even took a few college level courses at HCC, back when it was a part of HISD. Over 25 years ago I founded, and continue to operate, a manufacturing company that services the oilfield and petrochemical industry. I have been married for over 19 years and have 3 children. I have been a homeowner in the district for over 15 years, living just three blocks from my childhood home! I received both BA and BS degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. After returning to Houston, I went to work and attended night classes, earning an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. I have been active in many local issues, including initiating action to extend deed restrictions in my neighborhood that were about to expire by helping to create ‘micro legislation’ in Austin to address the issue. These actions allowed my neighbors to continue to enjoy deed restriction protection, without creating a Property Owners Association. I want to bring my many years of business acumen to the board of Houston Community College to continue its mission of providing affordable and accessible educational and training options for our community. We have one of the strongest economies in the nation- anchored by a vibrant energy and healthcare industry. Each of these industries, and many others in our community, are in constant demand for skilled employees. HCC is one of the ‘biggest tools in the box’ in providing programs for folks to obtain the skills necessary to obtain these high paying jobs.

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BURKS,

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HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL MEMBER AT-LARGE POSITION 2 Jobs & The Economy a

Led the charge on granting Southwest Airlines expansion -- adding 10,000 jobs to the city aPromoted growth in entrepreneurship and small business development aCollaborated with Hire Houston First to provide quality jobs forour veterans

Quality of Life a

Andrew C. Burks, Jr.

Partnered with Council Members to raise the amount of funding for the City’s After School Programs by the amount of $1 million aAuthored and passed an amendment to increase the property homestead exemption to $80,000 for senior citizens and the disabled aVoted for more ambulances to be added to the Houston Fire Department

David Robinson Jobs & The Economy X -- NO RECORD Quality of Life X -- NO RECORD “Rebuilding Houston” X -- NO RECORD

“Rebuilding Houston” a

***As President of Super Neighborhood Alliance David Robinson has “NO” notable accomplishments.

Supported a budget amendment to freeze the rise of water rates aFought to ensure neighborhoods have the proper infrustructure and drainage in place for Chapter 42 aWorked with the community to identify abandoned service stations and cleaners to penetrate new development

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NO RECORD OF SERVICE TO THE CITY

ANDREW C. BURKS, JR. IS A COMMITTED COUNCIL MEMBER WITH COMMITTED SUPPORT!

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