Judge Paula Goodhart -- Ground Game Spotlight

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2018 HARRIS COUNTY SPOTLIGHT

Featuring... PAULA GOODHART 2018 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR

JUDGE, COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT AT LAW NO. 1 Election Day: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Judge Paula Goodhart is facing a major challenge from Democrat nominee Alex Salgado in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court at Law #1 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. So please don’t forget that Judge Paula Goodhart is asking for your vote, prayers, and support in the upcoming Midterm Election. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is the publisher of Ground-Game Magazine® and Houston Business Connections Magazine® . No information contained herein may be reprinted or published in any other form without our expressed written permission.The mission of Houston Business Connections Magazine© is to assist our readers with identifying corporations, public servants, small business owners, and other entities who value our support as we endeavor to inform, empower and motivate our readers to actively participate in the process of cooperative economics and positive voter engagement. Call (832)212-8735 or (281)788-3033 if you need assistance with your branding, marketing or advertising needs!

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Judge Paula Goodhart is the first woman ever to be elected to Harris County Criminal Court at Law No.1.

PERSONAL

Grew up in the Pasadena Independent School District Graduate of J. Frank Dobie High School Daughter of retired law enforcement agent Attended the University of Texas *Graduated with Honors in 1990 Attended the University of Houston Law Center *Graduated with a J.D. in 1993 Married with 4 children Attends St. John Vianney Catholic Church

WORK EXPERIENCE

Harris County District Attorney’s Office 1993-2007 • While in law school started working as an intern at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office • 14-year former Harris County Assistant District Attorney hired by DA Johnny Holmes. Former felony chief prosecutor. Handled thousands of criminal cases. Tried over 100 jury trial including capital murder, human trafficking, aggravated robberies and sexual assaults. • Worked with federal and local police targeting human traffickers

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“Judge Paula Goodhart values the vote of every registered Harris County voter.”



• Taught criminal law at H.P.D., Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Houston Fire Department and the Pasadena Police Department Private Practice 2007-2010 • Worked as a criminal defense attorney representing both hired and indigent clients in Harris County Criminal Courts, Ft. Bend County Courts and Galveston County

Judicial Experience 2010 – Present • 4th judge to be elected to CCCL #1 since it was created • 1st female to be elected to CCCL #1 • Since 2014, presided over one of 5 specialty S.O.B.E.R. D.W.I. court dockets (Saving Ourselves By Education and Recovey). SOBER court is multi-stakeholder collaborative team effort designed to target high risk DWI offenders. The mission of SOBER court is to increase public safety while reducing recidivism. • Presides over the young offender S.O.B.E.R. D.W.I. court for individuals ages 17-30 • Elected by judicial colleagues to serve as the Presiding Judge of the Harris County Criminal Courts at Law in 2017 • Elected by judicial colleagues to serve as the Admistrative Judge of the Harris County Courts (both civil and criminal) AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS As an Assistant District Attorney:

• Graduate of the National College of District Attorneys • Award of Commendation by the Director of the Transportation Security Administration • Victim Witness Program Award for outstanding service on behalf of crime victims • Federal Bureau of Investigation commendation for exceptional service in the public interest for work on human trafficking cases As a judge:

• 2013 Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Judicial Service Award • 2014 Texas Center for the Judiciary Spotlight on Success Award for the Harris County S.O.B.E.R. D.W.I. Courts • 2016 Mothers Against Drunk Driver Judicial Service Award to the S.O.B.E.R. D.W.I. court judges • 2017 Texas Center for the Judiciary Faculty of the Year Award


• 2018 Commended by the Harris County Commissioner’s Court for 10 years of Excellence in the S.O.B.E.R. D.W.I. court program • 2018 recipient of the Houston Bar Associaton’s Presidents award for Excellence in Service during Hurricane Harvey • 2018 Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Policy Setter Award for the S.O.B.E.R. D.W.I. Courts Houston Bar Association Judicial Qualifications Polls: • 2017 & 2015 – highest percentage of overall excellent/outstanding ratings of all County Criminal Courts at Law (judge with highest overall excellence/ outstanding ratings) (Ranked #1 for overall excellence/ outstanding performance for 2017 & 2015) • 2011 & 2013 – 2nd highest percentage of overall outstanding ratings of all County Criminal Courts at Law

Notable Accomplishments: • Presided over more than 200 trials since being on bench and thousands of cases • Consistently had one of the lowest dockets (efficiency in court administration) • Was the presiding judge during Hurricane Harvey and led the County Criminal Courts in handling jail dockets during the hurricane which allowed defendants to have their day in court and kept attorneys working. Additionally, along with the Court Manager’s office led the move of our 16 courts from the flooded Criminal Justice Center to the Family Law Center just 2 weeks after the storm. • Was the presiding judge during the implementation of bail reform. • Chair of the County Criminal Courts at Law Indigent Defense committee and the Harris County Community Supervision and Pretrial Services Department standing committee • Judicial Coordinator for the Houston Area Regional High School Mock Trial Competition – 2017 & 2018 • Coordinated the 1st Annual Rand Mintzer Lawyers Have a Heart C.P.R. Class – 2017 • Conversant in Spanish Community Service: • Lector St. John Vianney Catholic Church • National Charity League – West Houston Helping Hands • Spring Branch Independent School District F.F.A. Alumni Association


JUDGE PAULA GOODHART: “When you enter Harris County Criminal Court at Law #1 I will treat you with dignity and respect whether you are an accused citizen, a victim, an attorney, a witness, court staff, a juror or a visitor. It is important to me to preserve the integrity of the court process and you can count on your matter being handled fairly and profes-


Judge Paula Goodhart and State Senator Joan Huffman. Judge Goodhart is asking for your vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

sionally. I will follow the law and always have a balanced perspective because of my 25 years of experience as a successful prosecutor, defense attorney and award-winning judge.”

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“Judge Paula Goodhart values the vote of every registered Harris County voter.”

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SPOTLIGHT

DON’T FORGET THAT EVERY VOTE WILL MATTER ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH IN HARRIS COUNTY ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

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here’s a lot of talk about a “BLUEWAVE” floating around. But conservatives from all across Texas believe you should get prepared for a “REDSTORM.” And, according to published information, they’ve earned the right to be confident about thier 2018 Midterm Election chances. In case you don’t know, Republicans hold every statewide elected office and majorities in the state senate, state house and on the state board of education. And they also hold majorities in 107 Texas counties that contain nearly two-thirds of the state’s population. But on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the day when Democratic hopefuls and Republican hopefuls are set to face off, nothing should be taken for granted.

EARLY VOTING PERIOD:

The early voting period will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018, and end on Friday, November 2, 2018 in the State of Texas.

ELECTION DAY VOTING:

If you can’t vote early for some reason, you can still cast your vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the State of Texas

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VOTE FOR THE BEST-QUALIFIED CANDIDATE WHO VALUES YOUR VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “Please be reminded that Houston Business Connections Newspaper© has discontinued the process of issuing endorsements in political contests. However, as publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper and Magazine I remain committed to informing, empowering and arming our readership with the pertinent information they need to identify the “BEST-QUALIFIED” candidates who value, respect, and appreciate our vote and support. So, with this stated goal in mind, we will endeavor to do our very best to assist our readers with the oftentimes daunting task of identifying “THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES” who value, respect, and appreciate “OUR” vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.”

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Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1 Sharon Keller (Republican)

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State Representative, District 131 Syed S. Ali (Republican)

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Alma A. Allen (Democrat)

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Syed S. Ali and Alma A. Allen are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for State Representative, District 131 in Texas.

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7

Barbara Paker Hervey (Republican)

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Ramona Franklin (Democrat)

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State Representative, District 147 Thomas Wang (Republican)

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Garnet F. Coleman (Democrat)

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Thomas Wang and Garnet F. Coleman are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for State Representative, District 147.

District Judge, 55th Judicial District Court Jeff Shadwick (Republican)

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Latosha Lewis Payne (Democrat)

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Jeff Shadwick and Latosha Lewis Payne are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for District Judge, 55th Judicial District Court in Harris County on November 6th.

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District Judge, 180th Judicial District Court Catherine Evans (Republican)

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DaSean Jones (Democrat)

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Catherine Evans and DaSean Jones are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for District Judge, 180th Judicial District Court.

District Judge, 182nd Judicial District Court Jesse McClure (Republican)

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Danilo “Danny” Lacayo (Democrat)

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Jesse McClure and Danilo “Danny” Lacayo are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for District Judge, 182nd Judicial District Court in Harris County.

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District Judge, 262nd Judicial District Court Tammy J. Thomas (Republican)

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Lori Chambers Gray (Democrat)

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Tammy J. Thomas and Lori Chambers Gray are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, 262nd Judicial District Court.

District Judge, 263rd Judicial District Court Charles Johnson (Republican)

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Amy Martin (Democrat)

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Charles Johnson and Amy Martin are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, 263rd Judicial District Court in Harris County on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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District Judge, 270th Judicial District Brent Gamble (Republican)

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Dedra Davis (Democrat)

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Family District Judge, 246th Judicial District Court Charley Prine (Republican)

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Angela Graves-Harrington (Democrat)

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Charley Prine and Angela Graves-Harrington are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Family District Judge, 246th Judicial District Court in Harris County on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Harris County, Texas

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Family District Judge, 257th Judicial District Court Melanie Flowers (Republican)

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Sandra J. Peake (Democrat)

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Melanie Flowers and Sandra J. Peake are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Family District Judge, 257th Judicial District Court in Harris County.

Family District Judge, 280th Judicial District Court Angelina D.A. Gooden (Republican)

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Barbara J. Stalder (Democrat)

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Angelina D.A. Gooden and Barbara J. Stalder are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Family District Judge, 280th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas.

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Family District Judge, 309th Judicial District Court Sheri Y. Dean (Republican)

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Linda Marie Dunson (Democrat)

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Sheri Y. Dean and Linda Marie Dunson are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Family District Judge, 309th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas.

Family District Judge, 311th Judicial District Court Alicia Franklin York (Republican)

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Germaine Tanner (Democrat)

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Alicia Franklin York and Germaine Tanner are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Family District Judge, 311th Judicial District Court.

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Family District Judge, 314th Judicial District Court John F. Phillips (Republican)

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Michelle Moore (Democrat)

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John F. Phillips and Michelle Moore are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, 314th Judicial District Court.

Judge, County Criminal Court at Law No. 2 Bill Harmon (Republican)

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Ronnisha Bowman (Democrat)

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Bill Harmon and Ronnisha Bowman are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law #2 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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Judge, County Criminal Court at Law No. 3 Natalie C. Fleming (Republican)

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Erica Hughes (Democrat)

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Natalie C. Fleming and Erica Hughes are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law #3 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Judge, County Criminal Court at Law No. 4 John Clinton (Republican)

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Shannon Baldwin (Democrat)

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John Clinton and Shannon Baldwin are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, County Criminal Court at Law #4.

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Judge, County Criminal Court at Law No. 9 John Wakefield (Republican)

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Toria J. Finch (Democrat)

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John Wakefield and Toria J. Finch are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law #9.

Judge, County Criminal Court at Law No. 11 Aaron Burdette (Republican)

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Sedrick T. Walker, II (Democrat)

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Aaron Burdette and Sedrick T. Walker, II are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law #11 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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“Research these candidates and make your selection before going to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.”


Judge, County Criminal Court at Law No. 12 John Spjut (Republican)

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Cassandra Y. Hollemon (Democrat)

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John Spjut and Cassandra Y. Hollemon are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law #12 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Judge, County Criminal Court at Law No. 14 Mike Fields (Republican)

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David L. Singer (Democrat)

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Mike Fields and David L. Singer are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law #14.

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Judge, County Criminal Court at Law No. 15 Roger Bridgwater (Republican)

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Tonya Jones (Democrat)

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Roger Bridgwater and Tonya Jones are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law #15 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1

Clyde Raymond Leuchtag (Republican)

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George Barnstone (Democrat)

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Clyde Raymond Leuchtag and George Barnstone are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, Harris County Civil Court at Law #1 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 3 Linda Storey (Republican)

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LaShawn A. Williams (Democrat)

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Linda Storey and LaShawn A. Williams are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Judge, Harris County Civil Court at Law #3.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 2 “DC” Caldwell (Republican)

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Sharon M. Burney (Democrat)

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“DC” Caldwell and Sharon M. Burney are the Republican and Democratic candidates running for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 2 on Tuesday, November 6th.

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS?

As a registered voter in Texas, you have the right to: A ballot with written instructions on how to cast a ballot. Ask the polling place official for instructions on how to cast a ballot (but not suggestions on how to vote). Cast your vote in secret and free from intimidation. Receive up to two more ballots if you make a mistake while marking the ballot. Bring an interpreter to assist you as you qualify to vote if you do not understand the English language. Help to cast your ballot if you cannot write, see the ballot, or understand the language in which it is written. Report a possible voting rights abuse to the Secretary of State (1.800.252.8683) or to your local election official. Cast a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the list of registered voters. (1) Cast a provisional ballot (a) if you do not possess one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, and you can reasonably obtain one of these forms of identification or (b) if you possess, but did not bring to the polling place, one of the seven forms of acceptable photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, or (c) if you do not possess one of the seven forms of acceptable photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, you could otherwise not reasonably obtain one, but you did not bring a supporting form of identification to the polling place, and (2) the right to present one of the acceptable forms of photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, or, if you do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the right to execute a reasonable impediment declaration and present one of the supporting forms of identification, to the county voter registrar’s office, within six (6) calendar days after election day, or, if applicable, qualify for a temporary (natural disaster or religious objection to being photographed) or permanent (disability) exemption, within six (6) calendar days of election day, at the county voter registrar’s office. Vote once at any early voting location during the early voting period within the territory conducting the election. File an administrative complaint with the Secretary of State concerning violations of federal and state voting procedures.