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VOTE FOR CYNTHIA! 2016 MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS - RACE FOR CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE POSITION #2

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 city council seat in the city’s fifty-year history. As of today, Cynthia Gary is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Saturday, May 7, 2016 race for Missouri City Council At-Large Position 2. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, April 25, 2016 and end on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Chris Preston (the incumbent) and Susan Soto are also in the race. Cynthia Gary is a former two-term Missouri City council member and oneterm Fort Bend ISD trustee.

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 CYNTHIA GARY LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY AGAIN

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 our friend and supporter Cynthia Gary will be looking to make history again in Missouri City, Texas. A victory by Cynthia Gary in the race for Missouri City Council AtLarge Position #2 would make her the first African American woman to ever represent Missouri City as an at-large councilwoman. But this would not be the first time Cynthia Gary has rewritten the history books in Missouri City by defeating an incumbent. Back in 2007 Cynthia defeated (District B) incumbent Missouri City Councilman Don Smith in a landslide victory en route to becoming the first African American woman to hold a

A Community Advocate

Cynthia is deeply involved in and passionate about her community and her city. Cynthia created a Youth Council which prepares youth for their future in academics and employment; because of the formation of this council, she was instrumental in placing young people on summer jobs. She mentors at the elementary school level and chaperones on high school field trips. She took a group of student volunteers to New Orleans to participate in the Katrina relief efforts. She also helped establish a central command station as a point of distribution for victims of hurricane Ike. Over 3000 community residents were assisted in that effort. Cynthia is an active member of the Fountain of Praise Church where she and her husband Everette are ordained Deacon/Deaconess and Stewardship Coordinators, responsible for raising spiritual awareness and focusing on the time, talent and treasure in each mem-

ber. Cynthia serves on many boards and community organizations and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and received the “Women That Have Made Change” award.

A Mother, Wife and Sister

Cynthia is a loving mother of three wonderful sons, one of whom is an active Houston police officer. She and husband Everette met at the age of 14 and have been married for 34 years. Everette is a retired Sr. Special Agent for the Department of Justice. Cynthia is proud of her sister, a veteran of the Houston Police Department. Her sister’s triumph over breast cancer, heart disease and stroke encouraged Cynthia to become an ambassador for the American Heart Association. Her dedication and commitment to family is the source of her strength.

A Civic Leader

As a former Missouri City Councilmember and FBISD Board Trustee public servant, Cynthia has served her community well. A strong leader in city affairs, she fights to keeps taxes low and to increase public safety. She pushes for community revitalization and raises awareness concerning those issues that affect the well being of the city. She is very involved in her community and serves as the "Neighborhood Representative" in the Plantation Trails subdivision.

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An Educator

Academic excellence is very important to Cynthia. She is an educator who holds a Doctorate of Ministry (Christian Counseling), Master of Arts in Sociology, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a double minor in Mathematics and Biology.

A Law Enforcement Professional

As a Forensic Scientist, Cynthia has seen firsthand the effect of crime in our region. Her Criminalist background has allowed her to analyze circumstances from a nuts and bolts perspective. Her family is deeply rooted in Law Enforcement from the local to the federal level. Cynthia understands how to “connect the dots” to reveal the cause and effect of circumstance. Consequently, she is able to determine effective solutions for challenging issues.

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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF ELECTION TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

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There is still work to do We did it! You did it! Thank you!

Your voice was heard in the March 1st Democrat Primary and now I am in the May 24th Run-Off. Your voice was heard in support of Criminal Justice Reform, Better Wages, Better Jobs and Better Education funding. You stated very clearly you support equality for all, women’s rights and integrity in our elected officials. You stood with me and now I need you stand with me again.

I truly believe that we can make a difference in our communities by working together. As your next Texas House of Representative for District 139, I will need you to be involved like you have never been involved before. Your vote and your voice truly does make a difference. One of my first initiatives is to create a District 139 Citizen Council where individuals from all walks of life will meet once a month to discuss the issues and projects needed for our District. I promise to carry your messages to Austin. Our first meeting of the District 139 Citizen Council will focus on priorities that you have shared with me as we plan the future together. If you would like more information about the District 139 Citizen Council or would like to join with a free membership, please register at www.willisfortexas.com

Unity has been a focus for my campaign as I believe that together we can make a difference. We can say no to career politicians who show a lack of integrity. We can say no more back room deals that do not benefit the District as a whole. Together, we can achieve the kind of legislation put in place that stops the blight of our communities from spreading and enact policies and programs that build up our neighborhoods.

tory! More importantly, stand with me as your next Texas House of Representative for District 139.

Early voting begins Monday, May 16th thru May 20th with the final day of voting, May 24th.

Kimberly Willis In Unity,

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Kimberly Willis is a native Acres Home resident, has a BS from Baylor University, MS from Prairie View University and MS from University of Houston. Member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Member of the NAACP Young Professionals and National Assoc. of Social Workers. Currently works for Harris County. Previous experience includes Texas Legislative Study Group - 82nd Legislature, Policy Analyst/ Community Liaison for Representative Farrar.

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As a policy analyst, I understand that reading the bills put out requires commitment to honesty and integrity that places people first. I also understand that the needs of our residents come first.

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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 WE MUST PUT PEOPLE OVER POLITICS IN OUR QUEST TO FIND THE BEST CANDIDATES WHO VALUE, RESPECT AND APPRECIATE OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITY

As President and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper® and Ground Game Magazine® I am imploring every warm-blooded American to put people over politics when selecting candidates during the “2016 Presidential Election Cycle” that’s currently in full swing. I’m also asking for you to vote for and support “QUALIFIED CANDIDATES” who “EXPRESS AND DEMONSTRATE” a sincere desire and willingness to represent “ALL CONSTITUENTS” who dwell within the jurisdictions to which they’ve been duly elected “BY THE PEOPLE” to serve during this very important and pivotal election cycle. ABOUT GROUND GAME MAGAZINE®

All candidates without respect to “Party Affiliation” are invited to seek the vote and support of our diverse and very “OPEN-MINDED” reader base. And please don’t forget that Ground-Game Magazine® was born to combat “VOTER APATHY” and get more Americans inspired and encouraged to get off the sidelines and into the fight for territory that’s currently taking place in our nation. Our mission is to help our readership identify the candidates who value and respect our vote! So if you are looking for the perfect branding, marketing and public relations tool — look no further. Ground-Game Magazine® is designed to assist you with building name recognition, outreach, press release delivery, strategy development/support and much, much, more.

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 MAYORAL ELECTION IN MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 there will be an important “Mayoral Election” taking place in Missouri City, Texas. Our friend and supporter Mayor Allen Owen (one of the longest serving mayors in Texas) is running for re-election in Missouri City, Texas. Other candidates who are also running for office on the Saturday, May 7, 2016 ballot in Missouri City, Texas are: Fred G. Taylor (running for Mayor); Jerry Wyatt (running for City Council at Large Position 1); Pernell Davis (running for City Council at Large Position 1); Cynthia Gary (running for City Council At-Large Position 2); Chris Preston (running for At-Large Position 2) and Susan Soto (running for At-Large Position 2). As of today, Mayor Allen Owen and Cynthia Gary are the only candidates asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Saturday, May 7, 2016 General Election in Missouri City, Texas. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, April 25, 2016 and end on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Don’t forget to vote early!

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 CYNTHIA GARY LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY AGAIN

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 our friend and supporter Cynthia Gary will be looking to make history again in Missouri City, Texas. A victory by Cynthia Gary in the race for Missouri City Council At-Large Position #2 would make her the first African American woman to ever represent Missouri City as an at-large councilwoman. But this would not be the first time Cynthia Gary has rewritten the history books in Missouri City by defeating an incumbent. Back in

2007 Cynthia defeated (District B) incumbent Missouri City Councilman Don Smith in a landslide victory en route to becoming the first African American woman to hold a city council seat in the city’s fifty-year history. As of today, Cynthia Gary is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Saturday, May 7, 2016 race for Missouri City Council At-Large Position 2. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, April 25, 2016 and end on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Chris Preston (the incumbent) and Susan Soto are also in the race. Cynthia Gary is a former two-term Missouri City council member and one-term Fort Bend ISD trustee.

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 “DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY” RUNOFF KEY RACE

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 our friend and supporter Judge Elaine Palmer will be facing off against her Democratic rival JoAnn Storey. Judge Elaine Palmer is asking for your vote and support in this race. The race for District Judge for the 215th Judicial District in Harris County will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Elaine Palmer is the incumbent in this race. The winner of the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Democratic Party Primary election will then have to face off against Fred Shuchart the Republican nominee. As of today, Judge Elaine Palmer is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Democratic Primary “Runoff Race” for District Judge for the 215th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas. Early voting for this race will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016 and end on Friday, May 20, 2016. So, don’t forget to vote early!

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 “DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY” RUNOFF KEY RACE

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 our friend and supporter Kimberly Willis will be seeking to secure her place in history. A victory by Willis over her Democratic rival Jarvis Johnsonwould make Willis the first woman to ever represent House District 139 in the Texas House of Representatives. Willis is asking for “ALL HOUSE DISTRICT 139” voters to help her make history by turning out to vote for her in the Democratic Party runoff election. She led all vote-getters back on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in the Democratic Party Primary with 3,919 votes (32.14%) and must now face off against (second place finisher) fellow Democrat Jarvis Johnson who finished with 3,483 votes (28.56%) in a “WINNER-TAKE-ALL-SHOWDOWN”. The winner of the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Harris County Democratic Party Primary runoff election between Kimberly Willis and Jarvis Johnson will become the next State Representative for House District 139 – because “NO” Republican will be opposing the Democratic nominee on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “Presidential Election” ballot in Harris County. As of today, Kimberly Willis is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Democratic Primary “Runoff Race” for State Representative for House District 139 in Harris County, Texas. Early voting for this race will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016 and end on Friday, May 20, 2016. So, don’t forget to vote early!

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 “DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY” RUNOFF KEY RACE

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 our friend and supporter Angelique Bartholomew will be seeking to secure her place

in history. A victory by Bartholomew over embattled Democratic State Representative Ron Reynolds would make Angelique Bartholomew the first African American woman to ever represent House District 27 in the Texas House of Representatives. Angelique Bartholomew is asking for “ALL HOUSE DISTRICT 27”voters to help her make history by turning out to vote for her in the Democratic Party runoff election during the early voting period. The winner of the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Fort Bend County Democratic Party Primary runoff election between Angelique Bartholomew and Ron Reynolds must then prepare to face off against a strong African American conservative attorney by the name Ken Bryant in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “Presidential Election” in Fort Bend County. As of today, Angelique Bartholomew is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Democratic Primary “Runoff Race” for State Representative for House District 27 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Early voting for this race will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016 and end on Friday, May 20, 2016. So, don’t forget to vote early!

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 “DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY” RUNOFF KEY RACE

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 our friend and supporter Judge Hilary Green will be facing off against her Democratic rival Cheryl Elliott Thornton in the runoff race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 1 in Harris County, Texas. This runoff election will decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, the winner of the runoff between Hilary H. Green and Cheryl Elliott Thornton will be elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Green is the incumbent in this race. As of today, Judge Hilary Green is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Democratic Primary race for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 1 in Harris County, Texas. Early voting for this race will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016 and end on Friday, May 20, 2016. So, don’t forget to vote early!

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION —

The 2016 Republican National Convention is scheduled to be held from Monday, July 18, 2016 through Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Keep in mind that the Republican Party has 2,472 delegates to the Republican National Convention. To win the nomination a candidate needs to earn a simple majority comprising of 1,237 or more delegates. On the Republican side, Donald Trump is leading Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio and others in the race to earn the Republican nomination for President of the United States.

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION —

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held from Monday, July 25, 2016 through Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Keep in mind that the Democratic Party has 4,764 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. To win the nomination a candidate needs to earn a simple majority comprising of 2,383 or more delegates. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is leading Bernie Sanders and other lesser-known candidates in the race to earn the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 RACE FOR STATE REP. DISTRICT 137

Our friend and supporter Kendall Baker would like for you to mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In the race for State Representative, District 137 — Kendall Baker is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Pastor Kendall Baker is asking for you to help him unseat Gene Wu the current Democrat incumbent who defeated Edward Pollard to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 137 in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Presidential Election. A Libertarian candidate by the name of Dan Biggs will also be in the race. As of today, Kendall Baker is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the race for State Representative for House District 137 in Houston, Texas. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, October 24, 2016 and end on Friday, November 4, 2016. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 RACE FOR STATE REP. DISTRICT 147

Our friend and supporter Matt Murphy would like for you to mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In the race for State Representative, District 147 — Matt Murphy is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Matt Murphy is trying to unseat Democrat incumbent Garnet F. Coleman. Defeating Garnet F. Coleman in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Presidential Election in this “DEMOCRATIC STRONGHOLD” will be a major challenge for Murphy. However, he is asking every “DISTRICT 147” voter to assist him with accomplishing this objective. MATT MURPHY: “Choosing the right leader is not always about black and white...it takes the holistic decision of our diverse community!” As of today, Matt Murphy is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the race for State Representative for House District 147 in Houston, Texas. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, October 24, 2016 and end on Friday, November 4, 2016. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016 RACE FOR HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT AT LAW #1 Our friend and supporter Clyde Raymond Leuchtag would like for you to mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 — Clyde Raymond Leuchtag is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. On the Democratic side, George Barnstone defeated F. Richard Leach to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 in the November General Election. As of today, Judge Leuchtag is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the race for Judge for Harris County Civil Court at Law #1. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, October 24, 2016 and end on Friday, November 4, 2016. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period! Judge Leuchtag is the incumbent in this race.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 2

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, for District 2 — Ted Poe is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Congressman Poe is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Pat Bryan is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District. Christopher Hill is the Libertarian Party candidate in this race.So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 7

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 7 — John Culberson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Congressman John Culberson is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, James Cargas will represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 7th Congressional District. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016 RACE FOR JUDGE - 164TH U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT COURT – DISTRICT 8

Our friend and supporter Bruce Bain would like for you to mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 8, 2016.In the race for District Judge, 164th Judicial District in Harris County — Bruce Bain is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Bruce Bain is asking for you to help him unseat Democrat incumbent Alexandra Smoots-Hogan who will be representing the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 164th Judicial District in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Presidential Election. As of today, Bruce Bain is the only candidate asking for our prayers, vote and support in the race for District Judge for the 164th Judicial District Court in Harris County, Texas. Early voting for this election will begin on Monday, October 24, 2016 and end on Friday, November 4, 2016. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 8 — Kevin Brady is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Congressman Brady is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): *No Democrat chose to run for U.S. Representative for the 8th Congressional District. So, Congressman Kevin Brady will be reelected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 9

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 9

— Jeff Martin is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Al Green will represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 9th Congressional District. Congressman Green is the incumbent in this race. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 10

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 10 — Michael McCaul is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Congressman McCaul is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Tawana W. Cadien defeated Scot B. Gallaher to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 10th Congressional District. Bill Kelsey is the Libertarian candidate in this race.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 18

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for United States Representative, District 18 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Reggie Gonzales and Lori Bartley to determine which candidate will represent the Republican Party in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Sheila Jackson Lee will represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 18th Congressional District. Congresswoman Lee is the incumbent in this race.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 22

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 22 — Pete Olson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Congressman Olson is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Mark Gibson defeated A.R. Hassan to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 22nd Congressional District.S o d o n ’ t f o r g e t t o v o t e d u r i n g the early voting period!

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 29

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 29 — Julio Garza is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Gene Green defeated Adrian Garcia and Dominique M. Garcia to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for U.S. Representative for the 29th Congressional District. Congressman Green is the incumbent in this race. N. Ruben Perez is the Libertarian Candidate in this race.So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 36

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for U.S. Representative, District 36 — Brian Babin is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): *No Democrat chose to run for U.S. Representative for the 36th, Congressional District. So, Congressman Brian Babin will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSIONER

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Railroad Commissioner will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Gary Gates and Wayne Christian to decide who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Railroad Commissioner will also be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Grady Yarbrough and Cody Garrett to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot in the race for Texas Railroad Commissioner. Mark A. Miller is the Libertarian candidate in this race.

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 3

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3 — Debra Lehrmann is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Justice Lehrmann is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Mike Westergren will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3 in the November General Election.Kathie Glass and Roberto Koelsch are both Libertarian candidate in this race.

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 5

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5 — Paul Green is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Justice Green is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Dori Contreras Garza will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5 in the November General Election. Tom Oxfordis the Libertarian candidate in this race.

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 9

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9 — Eva Guzman is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Justice Eva Guzman is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Sa-

vannah Robinson will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9 in the November General Election. Don Fultonis the Libertarian candidate in this race.

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 2

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Mary Lou Keel and Ray Wheless to decide who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Lawrence “Larry” Meyers will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 in the November General Election. Judge Meyers is the incumbent in this race. Mark Ash and Quanah Parker are both Libertarian candidates in this race.

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 5

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Sid Harle and Scott Walker to determine who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Betsy Johnson will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 in the November General Election. William Bryan Strange is the Libertarian candidate in this race.

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 6

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 – Michael E. Keasler is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Keasler is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Robert Burns will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 in the November General Election. Mark W. Bennett is the Libertarian candidate in this race.

MEMBER, STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 6

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Member, State Board of Education, District 6 — Donna Bahorich is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Donna Bohorich is the incumbent in this race. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Member, State Board of Education, District 6 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Jasmine Jenkins and R. Dakota Carter to determine who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Whitney Bilyeu is the Libertarian candidate in this race.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 8

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Member, State Board of Education, District 8 — Barbara Cargill is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, Barbara Cargill will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 4

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Senator, District 4 — Brandon Creighton is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. However, Brandon Creighton will face LibertarianJenn West on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 11

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Senator, District 11 — Larry Taylor is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for State Senator for District 11. So, State Senator Taylor will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 13

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Senator, District 13 – Rodney Ellis is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Senator Ellis is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Senator Ellis will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 18

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Senator, District 18 — Lois W. Kolkhorst is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. However, Lois W. Kolkhorst will face Libertarian Kathie L. Stone on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 27

(ATTENTION FORT BEND COUNTY REPUBLICANS): In the race for State Representative for House District 27 in Fort Bend County in the Tuesday, March 1, Republican Primary Ken Bryant defeated Mary Walker to earn the Republican nomination. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) race for State Representative – House District 27 in Fort Bend County will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 betweenRon Reynolds and Angelique Bartholomew to determine who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *State Rep. Ron Reynolds is the incumbent in this race. *Angelique Bartholomew is asking for your vote in this race.

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ber 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Allen will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 126 DISTRICT 132

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 126 — Kevin Roberts is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Joy Dawson-Thomas defeated Cris Hernandez to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 126 in the November General Election. Eric B. Moquin is the Libertarian candidate in this race.

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 132 — Mike Schofield is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Schofield will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, Mike Schofield will face Libertarian Phil Kurtz on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 133 DISTRICT 127 (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 127 — Dan Huberty is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. However, Dan Huberty will face Libertarian Scott Ford on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 133 — Jim Murphy is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Murphy will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 134 DISTRICT 128 The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for State Representative, District 128 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Briscoe Cain and Wayne Smith to decide who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, the winner of the runoff between Cain and State Rep. Smith will face Libertarian Ken Lowder on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 134 — Sarah Davis is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Ben Rose will represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 134 in the November General Election. Gilberto “Gil” Vasquez is the Libertarian candidate in this race.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 129 DISTRICT 135 (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 129 — Dennis Paul is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. However, Dennis Paul will face Libertarian Paul Netherland on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 130

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 130 — Tom Oliverson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, Tom Oliverson will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 131

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 131 – Alma A. Allen defeated John Shike to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, Novem-

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 135 — Gary Elkins is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Jesse A. Ybanez will represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 135 in the November General Election. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 137

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 137 — Kendall Baker is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Gene Wu defeated Edward Pollard to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 137 in the November General Election. State Rep. Gene Wu is the incumbent in this race. Dan Biggs is the Libertarian candidate in this race. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 138

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 138 — Dwayne Bohac is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Bohac will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 139

The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for State Representative, District 139 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Kimberly Willis and Jarvis D. Johnson to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, the winner of the runoff between Kimberly Willis and Jarvis Johnson will be elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. *Kimberly Willis is asking for your vote in this race.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 140

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 140 – Armando Lucio Walle is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Walle is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Walle will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 141

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 141 – Senfronia Thompson is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Thompson is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for State Representative for House District 141. So, State Rep. Senfronia Thompson will be reelected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 142

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 142 – Harold V. Dutton, Jr. is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Dutton is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Harold Dutton, Jr. will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 143

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 143 – Ana Hernandez is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Hernandez is the in-

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PEOPLE ENDORSING KENDALL L. BAKER

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

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

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EDITORIAL I

Your VOTE Is Your VOICE Make Sure You Are Heard! SUBMITTED DR. D.Z. COFIELD

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By Dr. D. Z. Cofield, Senior Pastor Good Hope MBC

People complain over and over again about what’s wrong in our society and what politicians are doing and not doing to, or for, the community and their constituents. People complain about the injustices within the criminal justice system and schools that are graduating students who are under educated and therefore unemployable. From barbershops to beauty shops, from bridge clubs to social clubs, from fraternities to sororities, people grumble, mumble and complain over and over again about what’s wrong in our society. But what would happen if everyone who complained actually went out and voted? If only 20-30% of registered voters actually vote, do you think only 20-30% of registered voters actually complain? The sad truth is I believe there are more people who could vote THOUGHT LEADER: Dr. D. Z. Cofield, Senior Pastor Good Hope MBC in Houston, Texas and don’t than those who actually do vote, and if you can vote the fact that too many people renpublic servants will directly impact post-secondary educational opand don’t you shouldn’t complain. der their right to vote impotent by you, your family and your friends. portunities for our young adults. Bad officials and policies are alnot exercising that right. School board members can deYour Justice of the Peace will delowed to remain in place when We turn out most to vote for cide the quality of your child’s edcide if local residents are evicted good citizens don’t vote. a presidential election, but the reucation or whether your or will have another opportunity to In 1981 Pres. Ronald Reagan sults of our state, county and city neighborhood school remains stay in their homes. Local elecsaid, “For this nation to remain true elections, both primary and genopen or closes. Local judges will tions matter. Your vote matters. to it’s principles, we cannot allow eral, are more important to your rule on cases in your community. From the lack of economic any American’s vote to be denied, day-to-day existence than any na- Community college board memdevelopment and job creation to diluted or defiled.” Perhaps the tional election because our local bers will decide on many of the public safety, healthcare and pubgreatest tragedy in our society is

lic education, people want something better. You want something better, and the way to begin bringing about change is to get involved and vote. In 1965 Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson said, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” Voting works. If voting didn’t work there would be no women’s rights, no public schools, no minimum wage, no Civil Rights Act, no Social Security, no Medicare, no Medicaid, no workers compensation, no environmental laws, and no health insurance. The fact is voting makes a difference. Your vote makes a difference, so get out and vote. As Mahatma Gandhi admonished, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world,” and the change you want to see should first be shown in how you vote. YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE! Let your voice be heard by making sure you GO AND VOTE! -------------------------------------------The views and opinions expressed in the article above are those of Dr. D.Z. Cofield and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of any other person, organization or entity included herein.

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 144

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 144 — Gilbert Pena is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Gilbert Pena is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Mary Ann Perez defeated Cody Ray Wheeler and Bernie Aldape, III to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 144 in the November General Election.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 145

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 145 – Carol Alvarado is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Alvarado is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Alvarado will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

chose to run for State Representative for House District 148. So, State Rep. Farrar will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 149

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 149 — Bryan Chu is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Hubert Vo defeated Demetria Smith to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 149 in the November General Election. State Rep. Vo is the incumbent in this race.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 150

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 150 — Valoree Swanson defeated State Rep. Debbie Riddle to earn the right to represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Michael Shawn Kelly will represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 150 in the November General Election. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

CHIEF JUSTICE, 1ST STATE REPRESENTATIVE, COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT 146 (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOT(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 146 – Borris L. Miles is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Miles is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Miles will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

ERS): In the race for Chief Justice, 1st Court of Appeals — Sherry Radack is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Chief Justice Sherry Radack is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Jim Peacock will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Chief Justice, 1st Court of Appeals in the November General Election.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, JUSTICE, 1ST COURT DISTRICT 147 OF APPEALS DISTRICT, (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTPLACE 4 ERS): In the race for State Representative, District

147 — Matt Murphy is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Garnet F. Coleman will represent the Democratic Party in the race for State Representative for House District 147 in the November General Election. State Rep. Coleman is the incumbent in this race. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 4 — Evelyn Keyes is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Justice Keyes is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Barbara Gardner will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 4 in the November General Election. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, JUSTICE, 14TH COURT DISTRICT 148 OF APPEALS DISTRICT, (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for State Representative, District 148 PLACE 2 – Jessica Cristina Farrar defeated Dave Wilson to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. State Rep. Farrar is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 2 — Kevin Jewell is the nominee who will

represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *There is no incumbent in this race. However this seat was vacated by Justice Sharon McCally who was a Republican. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Candance White defeated Jim Sharp to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 2 in the November General Election. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 9

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 9 — Tracy Elizabeth Christopher is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Justice Christopher is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Peter M. Kelly will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 9 in the November General Election.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 11th Judicial District — Kevin Fulton is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for District Judge, 11th Judicial District will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Kristen Hawkins and Rabeea Collier to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

DISTRICT JUDGE, 61ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 61st Judicial District — Erin Elizabeth Lunceford is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Lunceford is the incumbent in this race. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for District Judge, 61st Judicial District will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Julie Countiss and Fredericka Phillips to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 80TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 80th Judicial District — Will Archer is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Larry Weiman will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 80th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Weiman is the incumbent in this race. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

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DISTRICT JUDGE, 125TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 125th Judicial District — Sharon Hemphill is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Kyle Carter will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 125th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Carter is the incumbent in this race.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 127TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 127th Judicial District — Sarahjane Swanson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,R.K. Sandill will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 127th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Sandill is the incumbent in this race.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 129TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 129th Judicial District — Sophia Mafrige is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Michael Gomez will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 129th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Gomez is the incumbent in this race.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 133RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 133rd Judicial District — Cindy Bennett Smith is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Jaclanel McFarland will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 133rd Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge McFarland is the incumbent in this race.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 151ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 151st Judicial District — Jeff Hastings is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Michael Engelhart will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 151st Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Engelhart is the incumbent in this race.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 152ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT JUDGE, 177TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 152nd Judicial District — Don Self is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Robert K. Schaffer will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 152nd Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Schaffer is the incumbent in this race.

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 177th Judicial District — Ryan Patrick is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Patrick is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Robert Johnson defeated David L. Singer to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 177th Judicial District in the November General Election.

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 164th Judicial District — Bruce Bain is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Alexandra Smoots-Hogan will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 164th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge SmootsHogan is the incumbent in this race.

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 178th Judicial District — Phil Gommels is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Kelli Johnson defeated Lori Chambers Gray to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 178th Judicial District in the November General Election. *Democratic Judge David Mendoza (the incumbent) did not run for re-election.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 164TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT JUDGE, 165TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 165th Judicial District — Debra Ibarra Mayfield is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Ibarra Mayfield is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Ursula A. Hall defeated Josefina Rendon to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 165th Judicial District in the November General Election.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 174TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT JUDGE, 178TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT JUDGE, 179TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 179th Judicial District — Kristin M. Guiney is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Guiney is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Randy Roll defeated Stephen Aslett to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 179th Judicial District in the November General Election.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 215TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 174th Judicial District — Katherine McDaniel is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Hazel B. Jones defeated Mack McInnis and Raul Rodriguez to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 174th Judicial District in the November General Election.

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 215th Judicial District — Fred Shuchart is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for District Judge, 215th Judicial District will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Elaine Palmer and JoAnn Storey to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Palmer is the incumbent in this race.

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 176th Judicial District — Stacey W. Bond is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Bond is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Nikita “Niki” Harmon defeated Shawna L. Reagin to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 176th Judicial District in the November General Election. So don’t forget to vote during the early voting period!

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 333rd Judicial District — Joseph “Tad” Halbach is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Halbach is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Daryl Moore defeated Lisa Ketai to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 333rd Judicial District in the November General Election.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 176TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT JUDGE, 333RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

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DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE GOING TO VOTE “WE MUST BECOME MORE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF ELECTING OUR LEADERS.”

PLEASE REMIND YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING!

DISTRICT JUDGE, 334TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 334th Judicial District — Grant Dorfman is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Dorfman is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Steven Kirkland will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 334th Judicial District in the November General Election.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 337TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 337th Judicial District — Renee Magee is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot. Judge Magee is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Herb Ritchie will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 337th Judicial District in the November General Election.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 338TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 338th Judicial District — Brock Thomas is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Thomas is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Ramona Franklin will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 338th Judicial District in the November General Election.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 339TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Judge, 339th Judicial District — Mary McFaden is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Maria T. (Terri) Jackson will represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 339th Judicial District in the November General Election. Judge Jackson is the incumbent in this race.

DISTRICT JUDGE, 351ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOT-

ERS): In the race for District Judge, 351st Judicial District — Mark Kent Ellis is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Ellis is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, George Powell defeated Greg Glass to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for District Judge, 351st Judicial District in the November General Election.

HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Attorney — Devon Anderson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Devon Anderson is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Kim Ogg defeated Morris Overstreet and Lloyd Wayne Oliver to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County District Attorney in the November General Election.

JUDGE, COUNTY CIVIL COURT AT LAW NO. 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 — Clyde Raymond Leuchtag is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Leuchtag is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): On the Democratic side, George Barnstone defeated F. Richard Leach to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 in the November General Election.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for District Attorney – Jim Leitner is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Vince Ryan will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Attorney in the November General Election. Vince Ryan is the incumbent in this race.

COUNTY SHERIFF

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Sheriff —Ron Hickman is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Sheriff Hickman is the incumbent in this race. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Harris County Sheriff will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Ed Gonzales and Jerome Moore to decide who will repre-

sent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.

HARRIS COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for County Tax AssessorCollector — Mike Sullivan is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Mike Sullivan is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Ann Harris Bennett defeated Brandon Dudley to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector in the November General Election.

HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE POSITION 1, PRECINCT 2

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for County School Trustee, Position 1, Precinct 2 — George Moore is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. George Moore defeated Marvin Morris (incumbent) in the 2016 Republican Primary. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Sherrie L. Matula will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County School Trustee, Position 1, Precinct 2 in the November General Election.

HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE POSITION 2, PRECINCT 4

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for County School Trustee, Position 2, Precinct 4 — Eric Dick is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Marilyn Burgess will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County School Trustee, Position 1, Precinct 4 in the November General Election.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for County Commissioner, Precinct 3 – El Franco Lee (deceased) is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. Currently Gene Locke is serving as the place-holder until Harris County Democratic Party leaders select a replacement.

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HARRIS COUNTY COM MISSIONER, PRECINCT 3

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for County Commissioner, Precinct 3 — Steve Radack is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Commissioner Radack is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Jenifer Rene Pool defeated Erik Michael Hassan to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 3 in the November General Election.

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 1, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1 — SaraJane Milligan is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Eric William Carter and Tanya Makany-Rivera to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The incumbent in this race (Democratic Judge Dale Gorczynski) did not run for re-election.

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 2, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1 – Jo Ann Delgado is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Delgado is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, Judge Delgado will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 3, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1 — Tom Zakes is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side,Joe Stephens defeated LaTonya Allen to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1 in the November General Election. The incumbent (Democratic Judge Mike Parrott) did not run for re-election.

COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, William “Bill” McLeod will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1 in the November General Election.

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 6, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 1 – Richard C. Vara is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Vara is the incumbent in this race. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, Judge Vara will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 7, PLACE 1

The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Hilary H. Green andCheryl Elliott Thornton to decide who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, the winner of the runoff between Hilary H. Green and Cheryl Elliott Thornton will be elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Judge Hilary Green is the incumbent in this race.

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 8, PLACE 1

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8, Place 1 — Holly Williamson is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, Judge Williamson will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 1 — Joe Danna is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot . (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Alan Rosen defeated “Ced” Collier and Jack Boatner to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 1 in the November General Election. Constable Rosen is the incumbent in this race.

ERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 2 — Daniel Vela is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Christopher (Chris) Diaz defeated Ruben Loreto, George Goffney, Jr., and Joe “Joey” Martinez to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 2 in the November General Election. Constable Diaz is the incumbent in this race.

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 3 OF THE PEACE, (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTPRECINCT 5, PLACE 1 ERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 3 — Dan (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1 — Russ Ridgway is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Ridgway is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 4

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 4 — Mark Herman is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Constable Herman is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Jeff McGowen will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 4 in the November General Election.

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 5

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 5 — Ted Heap is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Heap defeated Al Hoang in the Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Republican Primary to earn the right to represent the Republican Party on the November ballot. The incumbent (Republican Constable Phil Camus) did not run for reelection. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. So, Ted Heap will be elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 6

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 6 — Richard “Rick” Gonzales is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Silvia Trevino defeated Ernest T. (E.T.) Ramirez, Gilbert Reyna, Moises “Moy” Davila and Heliodoro (Henry) Martinez to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 6 in the November General Election. The incumbent (Democratic Constable Heliodoro “Henry” Martinez) was defeated in the Democratic Primary.

HARRIS COUNTY HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 7 CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 1

HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE HARRIS COUNTY OF THE PEACE, CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 2 PRECINCT 4, PLACE 1 (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOT-

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1 — Lincoln Goodwin is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Judge Goodwin is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Vicky Printers Reynolds will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1 in the November General Election.

on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The incumbent (Democratic Constable Ken Jones) did not run for re-election in this race.

Webb is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The (DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Harris County Constable, Precinct 3 will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Sherman Eagleton and Michel Pappillion to decide who will represent the Democratic Party

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 7 – May Walker defeated Michael Coleman to earn the right to represent the Democratic Party on the November ballot. Constable May Walker is the incumbent. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. So, Constable Walker will be re-elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 8

(ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN VOTERS): In the race for Constable, Precinct 8 — Phil Sandlin is the nominee who will represent the Republican Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Constable Phil Sandlin is the incumbent in this race. (ATTENTION HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS): On the Democratic side, Heather Perry will represent the Democratic Party in the race for Harris County Constable, Precinct 8 in the November General Election.

HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN

The (REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF) for Harris County Republican Party Chairman will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 between Rick Ramos and Paul Simpson to determine which candidate will lead the Harris County Republican Party forward. Rick Ramos lead all vote-getters in the Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Republican Primary by garnering 90,258 votes. Paul Simpson (the incumbent) finished second with 88,720 votes. And Tex Christopher finished third with 47,600 votes.

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VOTE FOR ANGELIQUE

BARTHOLOMEW FOR

STATE REPRESENTATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT 27 -- TUES., MAY 24, 2016 Angelique Bartholomew grew up in Birmingham Alabama just blocks from 16th Street Baptist Church. She comes from a long line of ministers, civil rights activists, and community advocates. One thing Bartholomew says she learned from them all: to always stand up for what is right!

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Angelique Bartholomew is a small business owner, currently serves as the Director of Compliance at a private medical firm and has been a leading voice in healthcare, and for entrepreneurs like herself. Bartholomew understands that economic security and opportunity are fundamental for healthy, safe families and communities. She’s lived in Missouri City for nearly two decades. As a community advocate, and a mother of five she has walked the halls of our schools and seen the swelling classroom sizes. She has seen our teachers do more with less. She wants to be our advocate in Austin to fight to restore budget cuts to our kid’s education. Our children deserve a quality education no matter what neighborhood they grow up in. Bartholomew is a Democrat who has worked hard for our Democratic party: knocked many doors, made many phone calls, and raised thousand of dollars for our local county party alongside our county chairman, Don Bankston, and other party leaders. In 2008, and 2012 she strongly supported our President Barack Obama. She was an avid supporter and volunteer for Senator Wendy Davis in 2014, launching “Women for Wendy”. Recently, she has been heavily involved with the Hillary for America campaign as one of the largest African American fundraisers. One of the problems we have right now in politics is we hold our politics higher than the people. The people of our district need access to healthcare, our kids need adequately funded schools, we need to support and attract more small businesses, and we have to take a serious look at our criminal justice system and Bartholomew will stand up to Republicans on these issues because they are important to our community and all Texans. She has always stood for what is right and will never be afraid to back down to Republicans in Austin.

● What are the biggest challenges/issues facing House District 27?

The disparities in our schools. One thing is clear after talking to our neighbors in the district: our schools should not look different depending on what side of town you’re in. All of our kids, no matter your ethnicity or socioeconomic status, should have facilities that are equipped with technology, and comfortable learning environments. The administration of discipline within our schools should be equal and fair. Sadly, African American students and other students of color are punished more frequently and more severely than their peers. Our Superintendent and School Board Trustees have been working hard to fix these disparities but they need someone to support and fight for them in Austin. I have talked to many residents, and small business owners in our communities. I believe we deserve growth of development and infrastructure in our communities. There are portions of our communities that look the same way they did a decade ago. Hard working families deserve to have hospitals, restaurants, retail, and entertainment development in their neighborhoods not abandoned commercial properties, and eysores. Our small businesses need someone in Austin to be there for them that

derstands they are the engines of our economy. I would sit down with stakeholders: small business owners, entrepreneurs, city council members, and residents. We need to ensure we are keeping our local dollars in our community not neighboring cities. Additionally, 20 percent of Ft. Bend County residents are uninsured. Poor access to healthcare is a big issue for people in the district. During the next legislative session we have to get to work to expand access to care, increase efficiencies and drive down costs. We can do that by renewing the Texas Transformation waiver and accepting federal dollars to expand the Medicaid program. District 27 deserves to have a voice in Austin for these issues and I want to be that voice.

● What's the most important issue to you?

First, I want to say it is not about me. It is about the hardworking families of House District 27. But from firsthand experience I’ve seen that the most important issue is improving our education system. We have to get serious about our school finances, fully restore public education cuts and fund our schools to match our population growth. If we fail to act, our children’s classrooms will continue to get more crowded, we won’t be able to retain the best and brightest teachers, and our future workforce will be less educated. Our district need a Representative who will fight for the future of education.

● What qualifies you to serve as the District 27 State Representative?

I'm a mother of 5 children from 7 to 18 years old. I’ve been actively involved in their education and have volunteered my own time to advocate for them and all schoolchildren through various programs. I have served in many capacities as a volunteer in my community: contributed to the collective peace in my community as a certified mediator. The discord between law enforcement and communities they serve has been a growing part of the national concern and dialogue. I have worked with law enforcement and the community. Bridging the gap and diffusing conflict between the two is a challenge we are facing. It’s really about getting back to basics: renewing/building trust, demanding transparency and leveraging our collec-

tive humanity until we get it right. I have been a committed and powerful advocate for education, healthcare and social justice for many years. My education advocacy includes founding and leading the WeSolve Foundation. This mediation program operated in HISD, Alief, North Forest and Fort Bend Independent School districts. The program was acknowledged by Mayor Bill White, Judge Vanessa Gilmore and Chief Clarence Bradford as well as Adrian Garcia. It was also supported by former Superintendent Betty Baitland of Fort Bend ISD. As the auxiliary President of Angels in Education, I fundraised, and coordinated volunteers benefiting the Fort Bend Education Foundation with funds allocated for all schools in FBISD. My family has endured tough financial times during the economic downturn. We face challenges ensuring my five children had adequate healthcare coverage. As an education and healthcare advocate, a businesswoman and a mom of five children, I’ve experienced firsthand challenges met against all odds. I want to advocate and fight for other families in our district and across Texas that are facing similar challenges. Our Legislature, just like so many powerful institutions, does not look or sound like the people. It is essential that when decisions are made about resource allocation and policy, that all perspectives are represented.

● What's the first piece of legislation you'd like to write for the 85th State Legislature?

I understand that being a strong and good leader begins with listening. I am a certified mediator! I know how to listen well. I will listen and be a voice for our community in Austin. I will immediately get to work on our public school finance system. After $5.4 billion cuts from our public schools in 2011, the Legislature has continued to pass budgets that do not fully restore the cuts and fund population growth. I will work to get those funds restored. With five children in public schools, I have walked the hallways of our schools and noticed the swelling classroom sizes. Talking with parents, grandparents, teachers, and administrators, they are concerned about the roadblocks in our schools. We have to get serious about fixing our schools! I will file legislation to limit waivers and reduce the number of overcrowded classrooms to keep our elementary school classes at a size of 22 students for every teacher. We should not be asking our teachers to adequately teach our kids when we place twenty-seven or twenty-eight students at a time in a classroom.

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS FROM FORT BEND OFFICIALS GREEN

OLSON

HUFFMAN

WHITMIRE

ELLIS

MILLER

“I love Mo City!” - Mayor Allen Owen DAVIS

PATTERSON

HEBERT

SMITH

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VOTE TO RE-ELECT

Mayor Allen Owen and his wife Jane have been married for more than 48 years. They’ve made Missouri City, their home for nearly 40 years.

MAYOR ALLEN OWEN SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016

Mayor Allen Owen Announces Re-Election Bid

Missouri City Mayor Prepares for May 7, 2016 Election

Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen has announced he is filing for re-election. Owen and his wife of 48 years Jane have made Missouri City home for nearly 40 years. Both are passionately proud of the city they love. “I’ve dedicated my life as a committed husband, father, business leader/builder and civic volunteer to make Missouri City the best city imaginable.” After retiring from banking, Owen became increasingly involved in improving the quality of life in the city. “In recent years, we’ve worked hard with our City Council, its economic development team and local the business community to attract over $500,000,000 in new business, leading to hundreds of new jobs, and to Missouri City being voted as one of two Texas cities of the top 50 cities in the USA to live in.” According to Forbes Magazine, Missouri City continues to be one of America’s safest, most affordable and best quality of life places to raise a family, build a business, live, and retire. In a recent Rice University study, Missouri City was named “the most ethnically diverse city in the most ethnically diverse region in the country.” “I’m particularly proud of our continuing push by

City Council to improve public safety. We recently opened Fire Station Number 5, are working to build Fire Station 6 and approved pay raises for Police and Fire Forces and all city workers. We’ve hired five new Motorcycle Police Officers.” In spite of struggling economic conditions in other areas, “Missouri City home values have jumped 14 percent and remain one of the best buys in the area, because of our proximity to Houston, the Texas Medical Center, Energy Corridor and the Port of Houston.” Owen serves on many boards, committees and civic organizations throughout Missouri City. “Engagement is critical to me. We’re excited about HCC building at Texas Parkway adjacent to City Hall with a $35 million investment to boost redevelopment there as a striking welcome to our City. Our library is growing, work continues for Metro getting commuter rail to our City along 90, and soon a bus network to move our citizens to and from work and school,” he said. Allen and Jane are First United Methodist Church members where they raised their children including a daughter who serves as a local teacher and are grateful Missouri City remains where their children and grandchildren want to visit. Owen earned degrees from Stephen F. Austin and the SMU – Graduate School of Finance and Banking.

For Additional Information contact: Mayor Allen Owen 2022 Masters Lane Missouri City, Texas 77459 Mobile 713-882-3655 Office 281-416-8986 Fax 281-437-5551 www.,mayorallenowen.com mayorowen@yahoo.com POLITICAL AD PAID FOR BY ALLEN OWEN CAMPAIGN

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 BALLOT LINEUP Candidates for Mayor of Missouri City

Allen Owen Fred G. Taylor

For City Council At Large Position 1

Jerry Wyatt Pernell Davis

For City Council At Large Position 2

Cynthia Gary Chris Preston Susan Soto

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS

State Senator Rodney Ellis, Many Other Leaders are Endorsing Mayor Allen Owen in the Saturday, May 7, 2016 Mayoral Election for Missouri City

MC Police Officers Association Texas Association of Realtors Fort Bend Pastors MC Fire Fighters Association Houston Area Asian Church Council Congressman Al Green Congressman Pete Olson State Comptroller Glenn Hegar State Senator Joan Huffman State Senator John Whitmire State Senator Rodney Ellis State Representative Rick Miller State Representative Ron Reynolds Former State Rep. Charlie Howard District Attorney John Healey County Judge Bob Hebert Commissioner James Patterson Constable Ruben Davis Councilwoman Amy Mitchell Councilman Don Smith Former Councilman Stephen Costello Councilman Wen Guerra Former Councilman Andrew C. Burks, Jr. Councilman Floyd & Linda Emery Councilman Jerry Wyatt Councilman Joe Zimmerman Councilman Harish Jajoo Councilman Himesh Gandhi HCC Trustee Neeta Sane FBISD Board Member Dave Rosenthal Mayor Charlie Jessup Former Mayor Vincent Morales Mayor Evalyn Moore Mayor Tommy Kuykendall Mayor Jimmy Thompson Mayor Leonard Scarcella Honorable Todd Staples Former Councilwoman Eunice Reiter

Former Councilwoman Barbara Gibson Former Councilwoman Jacquie Baly Former Councilman Albert Glover Former Councilman Brett & Becky Kolaja Former Councilman Buddy & Twyla Jimerson Former Councilman Joe & Becky Workman Former Councilman & Mrs. Thomas Abraham Former Councilman Bobby & Vanessa Marshall Former Councilman Don Smithers Former Councilman Danny & Marie Nguyen Former FBISD Board Member Patsy Taylor Former FBISD Board Member Bruce Albright Alice Aanstoos Michael & Mary Abbott George Adams Ted Adderly Ray Aguilar Charlie & Donna Adaway Richard & Sandra Alaniz Cleotha Aldridge Joe B. Allen Eddie Allums Thomas & Clara Altenbern Mary Ammerman Ramesh Anand Ajith Anthony Alexander & Willarena Ashe Namita Asthana Eugene & Rose Baker James & Elaine Babb Steve & Sandy Badeaux Emmanuel Barnes Neil & Karen Beck Linda Clark Bell Skip & Judy Belt Sonal Bhuchar Ed Biles

Gary & Marianne Billings Greg Bingham Kent & Cher Binks Joe & Yvonne Blackmon Larry Blackmon Ami Borovick Kurian Bose Lance Bothell Joe & Carolyn Bowden Ingelese Braswell Annette Breaux Mr. & Mrs. Chris Breaux Molly McDonald Brogan Charlie Brown Nozer Budhia Vickie Burns Charles & Nancy Butera Ivan & Jo Butterfield Ron Caffey Doug Calame Janet Calvin Gigi Caudle Lisa Chahin Ken & Linda Chang Terry Cheng Dr. Ramesh Cherivirala Sue Chiang Jim & Jan Condrey Sue Chiang Richard & Becky Cline C. B. Combs Dick & Betty Conroy Howard Cordell Pamela Crawford Pat & Carol Croom Don Crow Jan & Fred Curry Rick Cushenberry

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Jim & Nancy Dannenbaum Gary Dante Mr. & Mrs Kyle Dawson Karyn Dean Sandy Denton Jay & Pat Eckols Steve and Dixon Eller Linda Emery Tobin Englet ZJ & Gloria Espinosa George Everitt David & Cindy Fauvelle Hal Finberg David Fish Dan Flagg Patricia Ford Joan Fox Susan Fox Margaret Garner Roy Gilbert Robert Girndt Randall & Lisa Glenn Doug & Susie Goff Len Goff Frank & Donna Golemi Jerry & Nancy Goodson Bobby & Cheryl Gowens Frank Gracely Fred & Carol Grates Cynthia Hesse Gratzer Ricky Greene Paula Gunter Andrea Halat David & Kay Hamner Julia Hardy Glenn Harper Peter & Donna Haselow Dr. Theo & Katie Herington


THE RIGHT CHOICE!

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 Tom & Velma Herrick Coby & Penny Hesse Frank & Trudy Hester Dugan & Dixie Hill Richard Hill Jim & Jeanie Hillier Robert Hodge Doc Holiday Tita Parker Horrell Dianna Binder Houston Craig Howard Linda Howell Yolanda Humphrey Munir Ibrahim Katan Inamdar Stuart Jackson Peter Jacob John Jakubik Jeremy Jaramillo Pam Jaramillo Sean Johns Bill Johnson George & Thomasine Johnson Larry Johnson Bobby Jones Buford & Sharon Jurica Mandy Kao Edward Keels Mary & Don Kemp John B. Knox, Jr. Jim & Brenda Kuehne Calvin & Sandra Ladner Rocky Lai Bruce Layer Alice Lee Joel & Julie Levine Dr. Jerry Long Cheryl Lynch Chet Machen Sandy MacNaughton Marvin Marcell Roberts Markel, P.C.

Kent & Cheryl Marshall Jobi Mathew Bob & Delores Messer Daniel & Janet McCauley Joel & Mary McClure Bill & LaJune McCrea Jack McElligott Don Middleton John & Bill Miller Derrick Mitchell James & Cathy Moehlman Jack Molho Darrell & Melody Morrison Rich Muller Al & Marilyn Nelson Bob Nicolas Dr. Nick Nikam, M.D William Allen Odle Woody Owens Judy Pasadyn Gary Pearson Lane Pearson Charlie Pence Frederic Perrier Barnie & Dale Pinschenat James Pirtle Chester Pitts Michael J. Pizzitola, Jr. Donna Quackenbush Bill Quinn Tom Ramsey Sanjay Rao Scott Reamer Walter & Eva Reed David Reitz Al & Shirley Renfro Doyle & Maris Reynolds Dr. Jonita Reynolds James D. Rice Alysia Robertson Amy Robinson Judy Rodgers

A. Mahendra Rodrigo Amada Rodriguez Michael & Leticia Rose Donald Roseman Nicki Rosier Jeff E. Ross Trevor Royal Michael & Lina Sabouni Wayne Saliger Alan Sanderson Karen Seliger Raymond & Shirley Sewell Wanda Scarpinato Dinesh Shah John Sheffield Jean Shelledy Dick & Jan Shult Dr. & Mrs. D.H. Singletary Michael Siwerka Susan Soto Bill & Milly Smith Irvin & Jane Smith Mary Ruth Smith Alex Soler Kathy Soltani Alan & Dana Soutar Johnny & Doris Spencer Rick & Heather Staigle Sandra Strachan Chip & Cindy Sutton Bill & Gwen Swanson Charles Swindell Ed & Linda Sziy Randy Taylor Shelly Dutiel Taylor Rahim & Souna Tazehzadeh Bob & Jane Thompson James & Nancy Thurmond Ralph & Pat Toland Surinder & Lalita Trehan Bessie Tucker Llarence Turner

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EDITORIAL I

SUBMITTED BY KERYL L. DOUGLAS

Local Dems Need Decisive Action To Avoid GOP Thrashing in 2016 Presidential Election EMAIL YOUR EDITORIAL COMMENTS FOR PUBLISHING CONSIDERATION TO US AT: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com

Submitted by: Keryl L. Douglas, Esq. "Community and Human Rights Advocate" Contact: (713)819-9945

Recent Primary voting results portend bleak general election outcomes for Democratic candidates in Harris County unless immediate, concerted, comprehensive, effective voter mobilization strategies are implemented. In the March 1st Primary, GOP outvoted Dems by more than 100,000; capturing 15.8% of Harris County’s 2,081,781 registered voters (329,014) compared to Democrat’s 10.9% (226,825), for a GOP voting margin advantage of 102,189. If local Democratic candidates want to succeed in the Nov. 2016 General election, a serious fire of effective voter engagement and mobilization must be lit under the Harris County Democratic Party as well as all current elected leaders. President Obama’s historically impressive ground game in 2008 has not only proven it can be done, but already provided an easily duplicated blueprint for doing so. Similarly, the historic national voter mobilization and turnout campaign that I had opportunity to help lead in 2000, resulting in historically high voter turnout across all states, show that voters definitely respond to concerted, effective engagement and mobilization. It’s not rocket science. There simply must be desire, determination, and diligence by Democratic Party, organizations, elected leaders, and/or advocates willing and able to do so. If this doesn’t happen, and soon, many impressive Democratic candidates will lose up and down the ballot simply because of ineffective, inadequate, and/or inexcusable lack of diligence by the Party and its elected leaders. Democracy demands that better effort is made, and Democratic candidates deserve and need better support from the Party in this regard. President Obama’s campaign has repeatedly shown that with effective strategies, Harris County can indeed prove “Blue” to the benefit and election of Democratic candidates. In the 2008 Primary, the Democratic Party more than doubled GOP’s voter turnout statewide (2,874,986 vs. 1,362,322). Obama garnered 50.4 percent of the Harris County vote in 2008, and won reelection in 2012 by a narrow margin of 971 votes over Mitt Romney. However, in the 2014 gubernatorial election, GOP bested the county’s Dems with 51% of the vote. Similarly, so far in 2016, GOP is doing a much better job mobilizing their voters for advantageous turnout. The Harris County Democratic Party and its leaders must spring into action to avoid a looming thrashing come November. Both the Democratic and Republican Parties have much room for improvement! Voter turnout is inexcusably low compared to registered voters: 16% (2000), 12% (2004), 33% (2008), and 16% (2012). However, Dems are dismally trailing GOP, to the detriment of Democratic candidates, in this exceedingly important 2016 election season. Even some of our most lauded elected leaders have dismally low voter turnout in their respective districts: Carol Alvarado (13.35%); Garnet Coleman (18.10%); Harold Dutton (15.79%); Rodney Ellis (16.58%); Sylvia Garcia (12.84%); Al Green (14.76%); Gene Green (12.84%); Sheila Jackson Lee (15.29%); Borris Miles (17.03%); Senfronia Thompson (13.76%). This can and MUST be easily increased and improved to assure election of Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in November. An ideal start to ‘right this ship and win the race’ could be for each current elected leader to take responsibility for raising the funds to employ people across their own constituencies to immediately launch and wage an aggressive, strategic voter registration, engagement, and mobilization campaign; with the aim of inspiring and achieving 80 to 100% voter turnout in their respective districts. This will not only improve election outcomes, but also economic and empowerment outcomes across Democratic communities. We Can. We Must. We Will! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The views and opinions expressed in the article above are those of attorney Keryl L. Douglas and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of any other person, organization or entity included herein.

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