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DOLLINGER CONGRATULATES ALL THE 2018 RUNOFF CANDIDATES

Andrew White and Lupe Valdez are headed to a Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Democratic Primary Runoff in the race for Governor

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...Early Voting Begins on Monday, May 14, 2018 and Ends on Friday, May 18, 2018 FLETCHER

MOSER

CADIEN

SEIGEL

KULKARNI

WATSON

PLUMMER

LUCIDO

MOORE

SCHEXNAYDER

SHORTER

BURGESS

TRAUTMAN

MITCHELL

GARCIA

Abbott, Dunson, and Lewis Payne All Won Nominations OSBORNE

WALLENSTEIN

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NORRIS

BRYANT

“Governor Greg Abbott will face either Andrew White or Lupe Valdez in the Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Midterm Election for Texas.”

BURNEY

THORNTON

CRENSHAW

ROBERTS

“Attorney Linda Dunson will face Judge Sheri Y. Dean in the 2018 Midterm Election for Harris County, Texas.”

ARONOFF

MONTIEL

RISINGER

FRAGA

WILLIAMS

WOLFE

“Attorney Latosha Lewis Payne will face Judge Judge Jeff Shadwick in Harris County, Texas.”

GOODEN, BATES, HUGHES AND BOWMAN

Lucia Bates Unseats Judge Don Coffey

Judge Gooden must now face Barbara Stalder; Lucia G. Bates is the “Projected Winner”; Erica Hughes must now face Judge Natalie C. Fleming; and Ronnisha Bowman must now face Judge Bill Harmon

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JUDGE GOODEN:

280TH DISTRICT COURT Judge Angelina Gooden beat both her challengers: George Clevenger received 39.15% of the vote. And Geric L. Tipsword received 7.61% of the vote in the Republican Primary.

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JUDGE

“On behalf of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© I would like to congratulate Lucia G. Bates on her Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Democratic Primary victory over Judge Don Coffey. Since “NO” Republican candidate is on the ballot on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Lucia G. Bates will become the honorable Harris County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2.”

Lucia Bates Judge Elect

Attorney Bowman Defeats Judge Don Coffey

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Harold J. Landreneau

“On behalf of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© I would like to congratulate Ronnisha Bowman on her Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Democratic Primary win over Harold J. Landreneau. The final results: Ronnisha Bowman 73,812 votes for (53.08%) of the vote. Harold J. Landreneau 65,252 votes for (46.92%) of the vote. Ronnisha Bowman will now seek to unseat Judge Bill Harmon on November 6, 2018 in the race for Harris County Criminal Court at Law #2.”

“Ronni” Bowman Judicial Candidate

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ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

There’s a lot of talk about Texas being a red state floating around. Sure, traditionally that has been the case. But after the historic showing put on display by Texas Democrats on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 reasonable minds would have to agree that the aforementioned distinction could possibly be on the verge of becoming a hue of a different shade in the very near future – if Democrats have anything to say about it in the fall. But Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the day when Democratic hopefuls and Republican hopefuls are set to face off is still a little way’s off. Before we get there, we must first take care of a little unfinished inter-party business. So, let’s not forget about Tuesday, May 22, 2018 a day when Democrats and Republicans who failed to capture a majority of the vote back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 must square off once more against their fellow inter-party rival in hopes of earning the “HIGHLY COVETED DISTINCTION” of “PARTY NOMINEE” for the Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Midterm Election!

IMPORTANT RUNOFF ELECTION DATES

In case you don’t know, Monday, April 23, 2018 is the last day to register to vote in the Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Runoff Election in Texas. The first day of early voting is on Monday, May 14, 2018; and the last day to vote early in the Runoff Election is on Friday, May 18, 2018 – so don’t forget to vote early.

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daunting task of identifying “THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES” who value, respect, and appreciate “OUR” vote on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in the Democratic Party Primary for Harris County, Texas.

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 7 – DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF

In the race for United States Representative for the 7th Congressional District of Texas, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and Laura Moser are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 10 – DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF

KEY DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION RACES

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

In the race for United States Representative for the 10th Congressional District of Texas, Tawana Walter-Cadien and Mike Siegel are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

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UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 22 – DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF

In the race for United States Representative for the 22nd Congressional District of Texas, Sri Preston Kulkarni and Letitia Plummer are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

GOVERNOR OF TEXAS – DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 133 – DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY RUNOFF

In the race for Texas State Representative for House District 133, Sandra G. Moore and Marty Schexnayder are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Early voting starts on May 14, 2018.

HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK – DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY RUNOFF

In the race for Governor of Texas, Lupe Valdez and Andrew White are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

In the race for District Clerk for Harris County, Texas, Marilyn Burgess and Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on May 22, 2018.

In the race for Texas State Senator for District 17, Fran Watson and Rita Lucido are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

In the race for County Clerk for Harris County, Texas, Diane Trautman and Gayle Young Mitchell are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on May 22, 2018.

TEXAS STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 17 – HARRIS COUNTY CLERK – DEMOCRATIC DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY RUNOFF PARTY PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION

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THIS CANDIDATE VALUES “OUR” VOTE!

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HARRIS COUNTY TREASURER – 2018 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 7, DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY RUNOFF PLACE 2 – DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF

In the race for County Treasurer for Harris County, Texas, Cosme Garcia and Dylan Osborne are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Early voting will begin on Monday, May 14, 2018.

In the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 2, Sharon M. Burney and Cheryl Elliott Thornton are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Don’t forget to vote early.

In the race for Harris County School Trustee, Position 3, At-Large, Josh Wallenstein and Richard Cantu are set to face off for the Democratic nomination on May 22, 2018.

In the race for United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Texas, Kevin Roberts and Dan Crenshaw are set to face off for the Republican nomination.

In the race for Harris County School Trustee, Position 6, Precinct 1, Danyahel (Danny) Norris and Prince E. Bryant, II are set to face off for the Democratic nomination.

In the race for United States Representative for the 29th Congressional District of Texas, Phillip Aronoff and Carmen Maria Montiel are facing off in the Republican runoff.

COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE, POSITION 3 UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, AT LARGE – DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF DISTRICT 2 – REPUBLICAN RUNOFF

COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE, POSITION 6, UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, PRECINCT 1 – DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF DISTRICT 29 – REPUBLICAN RUNOFF

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“I served for 35 years as a dedicated public servant, as a 23 year veteran for the Houston Police Department; as a three time elected Houston City Council Member where I represented District H and served as Chair of the Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee, Chair of the Minority/Women Business Enterprise Committee and also appointed as Mayor Pro Tem by Mayor Bill White; and as the first Hispanic Sheriff of Harris County, Texas where I lead the largest Sheriff's Office in Texas and third largest in the United States. Serving the people is in my DNA and taking on the tough issues and finding common ground is what I enjoy doing.” — ADRIAN GARCIA

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DISTRICT JUDGE 295TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT – REPUBLICAN RUNOFF

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 5, PLACE 2 – REPUBLICAN RUNOFF

In the race for Judge, 295th District Court in Harris County, Michelle Fraga and Richard Risinger are set to face off for the Republican nomination on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

In the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 5, Place 2, Jeff Williams and Mike Wolfe are set to face off for the Republican nomination.

First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA)

Monday, January 1, 2018* *First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2018 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Deadlines for the May 22, 2018 – Primary Runoff Election

Last Day to Register to Vote

Monday, April 23, 2018

First Day of Early Voting

Monday, May 14, 2018

Last Day to Apply by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Last Day of Early Voting

Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail

HEY, YOU HAVE RIGHTS!

As a registered voter in Texas, you have the right to: A ballot with written instructions on how to cast a ballot. Ask the polling place official for instructions on how to cast a ballot (but not suggestions on how to vote). Cast your vote in secret and free from intimidation. Receive up to two more ballots if you make a mistake while marking the ballot. Bring an interpreter to assist you as you qualify to vote if you do not understand the English language. Help to cast your ballot if you cannot write, see the ballot, or understand the language in which it is written. Report a possible voting rights abuse to the Secretary of State (1.800.252.8683) or to your local election official. Cast a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the list of registered voters. (1) Cast a provisional ballot (a) if you do not possess one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, and you can reasonably obtain one of these

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)⁴ forms of identification or (b) if you possess, but did not bring to the polling place, one of the seven forms of acceptable photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, or (c) if you do not possess one of the seven forms of acceptable photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, you could otherwise not reasonably obtain one, but you did not bring a supporting form of identification to the polling place, and (2) the right to present one of the acceptable forms of photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, or, if you do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the right to execute a reasonable impediment declaration and present one of the supporting forms of identification, to the county voter registrar’s office, within six (6) calendar days after election day, or, if applicable, qualify for a temporary (natural disaster or religious objection to being photographed) or permanent (disability) exemption, within six (6) calendar days of election day, at the county voter registrar’s office. Vote once at any early voting location during the early voting period within the territory conducting the election. File an administrative complaint with the Secretary of State concerning violations of federal and state voting procedures.

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Excellence in Law

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University of Texas School of Law Graduate

18-year civil trial experience in hundreds of cases, with multiple cases tried to jury verdict in Texas courts Promoted to Partner in 7.5 years at International law firm

American Bar Fellow, limited to 1% of licensed TX lawyers Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star every year from 2008 to 2014

2007 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the year, Houston Young Lawyers Assoc. *Only African-American in its history

Legacy of Service to the Community

Texas Executive Women, mentoring & scholarship program for high school girls - 2018 President Houston Lawyers Association (HLA) - Past President

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston - Former Board Member

Communities-In-Schools, Drop Out Prevention Program - Past Mentor 2014 Hainsworth Outstanding Service Award, HLA

Despite Harvey flooding of home, donated clothing/shoes to professional women & provided free office for displaced attorney

HERE’S A FEW OF MY KEY ENDORSEMENT: Houston Chronicle Harris County Labor Assembly AFL CIO (COPE) *DUAL Harris County Chapter, Texas Coalition of Black Democrats Our Revolution Houston Black American Democrats Harris County Tejano Democrats Texas Progressive Council Clear Lake And Webster Bar Association Area 5 Democrats *DUAL Bay Area New Democrats *DUAL

Works Hard for Justice

Provided over 1700 hours of free legal services 2017 Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Award-Small Firm

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Coordinated HLA legal team brief to TX Supreme Court re African-American woman denied right to serve on jury

Fun Facts

400 Meter Hurdles College Track Conference Champion and current volunteer youth hurdles coach Raised in Acres Homes and Cypress, Harris County, Texas Mom of three amazing kids



“LET’S MAKE HISTORY TOGETHER IN THE LONE STAR STATE!”

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - ATTORNEY RONNISHA BOWMAN

“As presiding Judge of Harris County Criminal Court No. 2, I will work to restore blind justice. Justice is rooted in the principles of accountability, fairness, and truthfulness. Let us restore the People’s Court by casting your vote for Ronnisha Bowman.”

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1. What is a Primary Election? ANSWER: In Texas, primary elections are conducted by the major political parties to determine their nominees for a given elective office in advance of a general election.

2. Who is eligible to vote in a Primary Election in Harris County? ANSWER: Any person that is registered to vote in Harris County may vote in either the Republican Primary Election or the Democratic Primary Election (NOT both). In Texas, a person must register to vote 30 days before Election Day, if never registered to vote.

3. May a registered voter participate in a Primary Election Runoff even if the voter did not vote in the primary elections? ANSWER: Yes. It is not necessary to have voted in the Primary to vote in a Primary Runoff Election. However, during an election cycle, a voter that participated in a Primary Election may ONLY participate in the Primary Runoff Election of the Party in which the voter initially voted.

4. What contests are on the Primary ballot? ANSWER: Typically, Federal, State and County contests appear on the Primary Election ballot. Political Parties may also offer nonbinding propositions.

5. Are candidates identified by political party on a Primary Election ballot? ANSWER: No. In a Primary Election, all candidates are affiliated with the same major political party.

6. Is straight party voting available on a Primary Election Ballot? ANSWER: Straight Party voting is the practice of choosing the Straight Party option on the ballot and by this means casting a vote for all candidates of the same political party. This option is NOT available on a Primary Election ballot.

7. Do voters need identification to vote in person? ANSWER: Yes. Voters need to bring an approved form of identification to vote at the polling location. Voters can find a list of the approved forms of voting identification at http://www.harrisvotes.com/VotingInfo/AcceptableID.aspx?L=E.

physically unable to enter the polling locationmay also request to be allowed to vote at the “curbside” outside the polling location. http://www.harrisvotes.com/VotingInfo/DisabledVoters.aspx?L=E.

11. Can a voter bring someone to the poll to assist with the voting process? ANSWER: Yes. On the voter's request, the voter may be assisted by any person selected by the voter other than the voter's employer, an agent of the voter's employer, or an officer or agent of a labor union to which the voter belongs.

12. What if a voter has a concern while in the process of voting? ANSWER: If a voter has a question while in the voting booth, the voter should press the HELP button on the eSlate and/or notify the Election Staff.

13. What devices are prohibited inside the polling location? ANSWER: Wireless communication devices are prohibited within the polling location. The taking of photographs is prohibited within the polling location.

14.Is electioneering allowed within the polling location? ANSWER: No. During the time a polling place is open for the conduct of voting, a person may not electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party in or within 100 feet of an outside door through which a voter may enter the building or structure in which the polling place is located.

15. How does a voter know their vote was cast? ANSWER: The voting process is complete when the voter presses the red CAST BALLOT button and sees the waving American flag on the screen.

16.In Texas, does a voter have to register by/with a political party to vote? ANSWER: No.

8. What is a Declaration of Reasonable Impediment? ANSWER: A Declaration of Reasonable Impediment is a document that eligible registered voters who do not possess an acceptable form of photo identification must complete and provide a supporting document to cast a regular ballot. http://www.harrisvotes.com/VotingInfo/AcceptableID.aspx?L=E.

9. What if a voter does not possess an acceptable form of voter identification? ANSWER: Voters who do not possess an acceptable form of photo ID or a supporting document have the option of voting via a Provisional Ballot. The Provisional Ballot must be cured within the 6 days following the election.

10. Can a person with disabilities vote at the poll? ANSWER: Yes. Voting equipment allows disable voters to vote independently. Voters

When Are the Runoffs?

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DANYAHEL “DANNY” NORRIS - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE

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Danyhel “Danny’ Norris for Harris County, School Trustee, Position 6, Precinct #1: ABOUT THE HARRIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Harris County Department of Education helps school districts in Harris county meet the needs of uniquely challenged learners, directly serving students at their schools or one of four HCDE-operated campuses across the county. HCDE provides its services for the 25 area school districts in Harris County at a lower cost to taxpayers than it would cost if the districts provided the services separately. ABOUT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: The Board of Trustees acts to establish policies governing the operation of Harris County Department of Education. As a governmental body, it can take action only by majority vote at a legally called public meeting. ABOUT POSITION: This precinct covers a large part of Harris County's interior, including parts of 3rd and 5th Wards, Acres Homes, Astrodome Area, Downtown, Hiram Clark, Humble, Independence Heights, Kashmere Gardens, Lake Houston, MacGregor, Medical Center, Midtown, Montrose, Museum District, Pleasantville, Sunnyside, South Main, South Park, Trinity Gardens, and a variety other important parts of Harris County.

RUNOFF ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

“CAST YOUR VOTE FOR DANYAHEL “DANNY” NORRIS”

ENSURING OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

Danny's Story

Danyahel (Danny) Norris was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Randolph and Stephanie Norris. At the age 11, his father's job relocated him from Chicago to Fort Worth, and as a result the family moved to Arlington, Texas. Upon graduation from high school, Danny moved to Houston, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. After graduation, he spent much of the next year teaching math at the high school and middle school level. After which, he enrolled at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, and recieved his Juris Doctor degree, and became a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Danny later received a Masters of Library Science from the University of North Texas, and is the Associate Director of the Law Library and an Instructor of Legal Research at Thurgood Marshall School of Law on the campus of Texas Southern University. He is a husband of more than a decade, and a father of two beautiful children, ages 10 and 7.

release of Nelson Mandela, to his various activities as a college student, to his current role working as a law school administrator and community leader, Danny has been continually engaged as advocate through an education. Danny is a past president of both the Houston Lawyers Association and the African American Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Texas. Danny has published several articles, on a variety of topics, including discrimination, politics, and a variety of other topics, both domestic, as well as international. Notably, Danny and his 2010 law review article discussing gentrification in Hous-

ton's 3rd Ward was featured in the Houston Press in July 2011. Danny is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., as well as a 2015 Fellow of the New Leaders Council.

The Lawyer

Danny has been licensed to practice law in Texas for more than 10 years and has been licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office for almost 10 years. He primarily practices Intellectual Property law, which involves patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights.

His law firm, Norris & Norris, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, is a partnership with his partner in life, his wife Davida Green-Norris. The law firm started as D. Green & Associates in 2005, after Davida was first licensed, and Danny served as her law clerk throughout his time in law school. In 2007, when Danny and Davida were married, and Danny became licensed to practice law in Texas, the firm became Norris & Norris, Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Over the years, Norris & Norris, has helped a variety of people and small businesses achieve their dreams, and move to the next level.

The Educator

Even though Danny has obtained a variety of degrees, his commitment to education has remained constant. From his time as a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholar, where he tutored fellow college students at the University of Houston, to his job as a teacher and tutor for math students after he graduated from undergrad, to his current role as an Associate Director and Instructor of Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law on the campus of Texas Southern University, Danny has continued to focus on the education of those around him. Danny has had the opportunity to watch his former students grow into excellent lawyers, business owners, politicians, and a variety of other upstanding members of the community.

The Community Advocate Danny has had the theme of education and community impact for the majority of his life. From his participation in his first protest at the age of 9 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago for the

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - COUNTY CLERK STAN STANART

Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart will face either Diane Trautman or Gayle Young Mitchell on November 6, 2018 PICTURED: Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart, Sonia Soto (Director of Community Relations Harris County Clerk's Office), and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart received 113,449 votes back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the race for Republican Party Primary race for Harris County Clerk. However, there were 42,349 “UNDER VOTES” in his race according to the “UNOFFICIAL” numbers released by the Harris County Clerk’s Office.”

MEET STAN STANART

Stan Stanart was elected Harris County Clerk on November 2, 2010 and reelected in November 2014 to a second term.

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tan has spent most of his professional career as an Engineer and being evolved in local politics to ensure a better future for our children and grandchildren. He was born, raised and educated in Oklahoma, but after graduating from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Electronic Engineering, Stan quickly moved to Texas. He has worked in the aerospace industry, the Central Test Facility for the International Space Station and managed technical development teams at Compaq Computer for Desktop Computer and Laptop computer development. Before serving as your County Clerk, Stan was the

Associate Director for the Harris County Tax Office where he was responsible for over 600 computers and dozens of servers. Stan has used his technical skills and knowledge to bring innovation and many new efficiency to the County Clerk’s Office. Stan is married to Gail Stanart, past President of Texas Tea Party Republican Woman, who is equally active in making Harris County a better place to live. Stan is the father of three grown sons; Derek, Michael and Matthew, and a grandfather to Daniel (5) and Elisa (2). He served as a Boy Scout Den leader and assistant Scout master for

his sons in their younger years. As a grassroots activist, Stan has attended and served as a Delegate to every Republican Senatorial and State Convention since 1988. Stan is a known leader across Harris County, in numerous Senate Districts and has served numerous times as Chairman of the Nominations Committee and Chairman of the Registration Committee for Senate District 7. Stan has also served on the Republican Party of Texas Organizations and Nominations Committees. Stan was elected by his State Delegate peers to serve as a Presidential Elector in the 2000 Electoral College and as a National Delegate to the 2016, 2012, 2008 and 2004 Republican National Conventions. Stan served as President of Cherry Tree Republicans for 2005-2007. Cherry Tree is a conservative Republican Club in the Champions area of NW Harris County. His wife Gail served as President of Texas Tea Party Republican Women in 2007. In addition, Stan served as the Executive Director of CLOUT (Citizens Lowering Our Unfair Taxes) for 3 years; supporting President Edd Hendee and the CLOUT membership. Stan is a taxpayer, activist and leader. He desires to serve the voters and the residents of Harris County. Stan will continue to represent you and make you proud. Please support and re-elect Stan Stanart for Harris County Clerk.

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “I am strongly encouraging all Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Democratic Party Primary voters in Harris County, Texas to learn as much as you can about Diane Trautman before you go to the polls to cast your vote in the race for Harris County Clerk. Diane Trautman made the “RUNOFF ELECTION” by finishing first in the balloting back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Here’s how the (3) three candidates in the “DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY RACE FOR HARRIS COUNTY CLERK” finished: Diane Trautman finished with 61,879 votes for 44.26% of the vote; Gayle Young Mitchell finished with 56,523 votes for 40.43% of the vote; and Nat West finished with 21,417 votes for 15.32% of the vote. EARLY VOTING BEGINS: Monday, May 14, 2018. EARLY VOTING ENDS: Friday, May 18, 2018.”

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “I am also strongly encouraging all Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Democratic Party Primary voters in Harris County, Texas to learn as much as you can about Gayle Young Mitchell before you go to the polls to cast your vote in the race for Harris County Clerk. Gayle Young Mitchell was one of two African American candidates running for Harris County Clerk back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the Democratic Party Primary — the other was Nat West.Here’s how the (3) three candidates in the “DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY RACE FOR HARRIS COUNTY CLERK” finished: Diane Trautman finished with 61,879 votes for 44.26% of the vote; Gayle Young Mitchell finished with 56,523 votes for 40.43% of the vote; and Nat West finished with 21,417 votes for 15.32% of the vote. EARLY VOTING BEGINS: Monday, May 14, 2018. EARLY VOTING ENDS: Friday, May 18, 2018.”

*THE ABOVE GRAPHICS ON THIS PARTICULAR PAGE ARE NOT PAID ADVERTISEMENTS AND SHOULD NOT BE DEEMED AS SUCH. HOWEVER, THESE GRAPHICS ARE BEING PUBLISHED AS PUBLIC INFORMATION TO HELP HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER READERS TO BETTER IDENTIFY THE CANDIDATES ON THE TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 BALLOT.


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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - DISTRICT CLERK CHRIS DANIEL

Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel will face either Marilyn Burgess or Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter on November 6, 2018 PICTURED: In 2012, Chris married Jennifer Barber, a CPA and Baylor graduate who grew up in Barber’s Hill, Texas. They have two amazing children, John and Amanda.

“Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel received 112,331 votes back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the race for Harris County District Clerk. However, there were 43,467 “UNDER VOTES” in his race according to the “UNOFFICIAL” numbers released by the Harris County Clerk on Election Night!” MEET CHRIS DANIEL

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hris Daniel, an engineer and attorney, has brought his energy, skills and training to the Harris County District Clerk’s Office. First elected to this office in 2010, he heads an office staffed by about 550 people and oversees a $36 million budget that has remained lean even as the county is putting the recession behind it. His office staffs 80 statutory courts and ten (10) specialty courts with clerks, maintains records for these courts and runs jury service. Chris knows that bridge-building and diplomacy skills are a great advantage as he works with scores of judges and county officials to improve court operations. Previously, Chris Daniel was elected to the Board for Lone Star College System. In 2013, with Chris Daniel’s leadership, the office implemented a convenient passport application operation to assist the people of Harris County in applying for and renewing their passports. With such innovative thinking, Chris was re-elected to the Office in 2014. In 2016, he opened four (4) satellite passport application operations to meet suburbanites’ needs. He partnered with the Harris County Library System to make the passport application services available in County libraries in Clear Lake, Humble, Spring/Tomball and Katy. There is now a passport application operation office in Pasadena. Chris collaborated with the Harris County Sheriff’s Of-

fice, the District Attorney’s Office and judges to create eSubpoena, an efficient, electronic system that greatly reduces the time it takes to notify witnesses of their service. The digitized system helped make the courts safer at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. One person can now process the subpoenas, allowing three dozen deputies to remain in the courtrooms and help maintain courtroom security. Chris has spearheaded efforts to warn the public about jury scams. He oversaw a multi-pronged public awareness campaign, featuring public service announcements on television and radio, radio PSAs in Spanish, posters on more than 900 Metro buses and news interviews with newspaper, TV and radio reporters. Chris was born in Houston and grew up in Jersey Village and north of Acres Homes in Willowwood. His mother, Jolie, grew up on Curacao, an island off Venezuela that was part of the Netherlands Antilles. From his family, especially his mother, he learned to speak Dutch among other languages. His father was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas and came from a long line of farmers and ranchers. After earning a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Texas at Austin, he first worked as a project manager at National Oilwell Varco. Furthering his engineering career, he moved on to KBR, where he was employed as a design engineer. While employed full-time, and while serving on the Board of Lone Star College (elected in 2006), he also enrolled in classes and graduated from South Texas College of Law, passing the bar in 2011.

In 2012, Chris married Jennifer Barber, a CPA and Baylor graduate who grew up in Barber’s Hill, Texas. They have two amazing children, John and Amanda. The Daniel family resides in Humble and they are active members of Second Baptist Church. Chris also attends Bible classes at Champion Forest Baptist Church. Chris and Jennifer, have many varied interests, including traveling and scuba diving. An active Boy Scout, he went on to become an Eagle Scout. His pride in this achievement remains – his award decorated Scout’s shirt hangs in his office today and he serves on the Board for the Sam Houston Area Council. Chris Daniel is an ex-officio Director and a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. He is a member of the World Champion Barbecue Cook-off Committee and the Lamb and Goat Auction Committee.

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “I am strongly encouraging all Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Democratic Party Primary voters in Harris County, Texas to learn as much as you can about Marilyn Burgess before you go to the polls to cast your vote in the race for Harris County District Clerk. Marilyn Burgess made the “RUNOFF ELECTION” by finishing first in the balloting back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Here’s how the (4) four candidates in the “DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY RACE FOR HARRIS COUNTY CLERK” finished: Marilyn Burgess finished with 69,546 votes for 49.23% of the vote; Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter finished with 33,083 votes for 23.42% of the vote; Kevin Howard finished with 21,487 votes for 15.21% of the vote; and Michael Jordan (not Hall-Of-Fame Basketball Player Michael Jordan) finished with 17,163 votes for 12.15% of the vote. EARLY VOTING BEGINS: Monday, May 14, 2018. EARLY VOTING ENDS: Friday, May 18, 2018.”

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “I am also strongly encouraging all Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Democratic Party Primary voters in Harris County, Texas to learn as much as you can about Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter before you go to the polls to cast your vote in the race for Harris County District Clerk. Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter made the “RUNOFF ELECTION” by finishing second in the balloting back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 with another African American by the name of Kevin Howard in the race. To be fair, both Shorter and Howard were also competing for votes against a candidate whom many minority voters believed to be someone he wasn’t.. Here’s how the (4) four candidates in the “DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY RACE FOR HARRIS COUNTY CLERK” finished: Marilyn Burgess finished with 69,546 votes for 49.23% of the vote; Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter finished with 33,083 votes for 23.42% of the vote; Kevin Howard finished with 21,487 votes for 15.21% of the vote; and Michael Jordan (not Hall-Of-Fame Basketball Player Michael Jordan) finished with 17,163 votes for 12.15% of the vote. *THE ABOVE GRAPHICS ON THIS PARTICULAR PAGE ARE NOT PAID ADVERTISEMENTS AND SHOULD NOT BE DEEMED AS SUCH. HOWEVER, THESE GRAPHICS ARE BEING PUBLISHED AS PUBLIC INFORMATION TO HELP HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER READERS TO BETTER IDENTIFY THE CANDIDATES ON THE TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 BALLOT.


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Harris County Department of Education

HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - WALLENSTEIN AND CANTU

CURRENT MAKEUP OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Our Harris County Department of Education Superintendent

PICTURED FROM LEFT: Dr. George Moore (Position 1, Precinct 2), Erica Lee Carter (Position 6, Precinct 1), Louis D. Evans III, President Position 4, Precinct 3, James Colbert, Jr., (Superintendent), Eric Dick, Vice President, (Position 2, Precinct 4), Diane Trautman, Ed.D. (Position 3, At-Large), Michael Wolfe Position (5, At-Large), and Don Sumners (Position 7, At-Large).

James Colbert, Jr., is superintendent for Harris County Department of Education. Before joining HCDE, Colbert served as superintendent of West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District in Orange, Texas. Colbert also worked as assistant superintendent at Hamilton County Department of Education in Tennessee, where he supervised 72 campuses and was responsible for 42,000 students. Colbert began his career in education at Pflugerville Independent School District in central

Texas as a special education teacher and assistant high school principal. Later he led a 4-A high school in the Dallas Independent School District. A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Colbert attended urban schools and earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in administration from Texas State University. Colbert and his wife Angie, who is also an educator, have a teenage son, Isom.

For more information about the Harris County Department of Education visit:www.hcde-texas.org

General Information

The Board of Trustees acts to establish policies governing the operation of Harris County Department of Education. As a governmental body, it can take action only by majority vote at a legally called public meeting. Regular meetings of the HCDE Board are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. at 6300 Irvington Boulevard in Houston, Texas. Special meetings are called when necessary. All meetings are open to the public. The Board elects the County Superintendent as its chief executive officer to administer the organization

Candidate Requirements

In accordance with the Texas Education Code, candidates for County Board of Trustees must: Be a qualified voter in Harris County

Be a resident of Harris County for six months prior to the filing deadline; persons representing County Commissioner precincts must reside in the precinct

Be able to read and speak the English language

Be a person of good education and in sympathy with the public free schools Not be connected with the public schools of any district, either as an official or as an employee. Candidates must file according to political party affiliation and should contact party headquarters for filing date and instructions. A filing fee of $750 must accompany the application. Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees consists of seven members, three elected at large and one from each of the four County Commissioner

precincts. Members are elected to six-year terms which are staggered. County Board of Trustees elections are held every two years in conjunction with the General Election. Board members serve with a $6.00 per meeting pay, if eligible.

Contributions

The Texas Election Code prohibits corporations and labor unions from contributing directly or indirectly to a candidate's campaign. Questions about contributions should be directed to an attorney of the State Ethics Commission.

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Endorsed by the Houston Federation of Teachers and the Houston Chronicle!

Paid political ad by The Wallenstein Campaign 13543 N Tracewood Bend, Houston TX 77077 Copyright 2018©. All Rights Reserved. Treasurer: Luciana Wallenstein

Josh is Endorsed by Allan Jamail SD6 Committeeman

Josh is Endorsed by Chair, Pam Spivey, PCT 357

Josh is Endorsed by Chair, Buddy Hooper, PCT 298

Help our kids and our public schools! Send Josh to the Board!

My kid Noah - and your kids – go to public schools. We owe it to them to give them the best education possible. That includes quality Head Start and after school programs, and well-funded school systems. Of course, we know that public schools aren’t equal across the county. We also know that Texas has cut public school funding more than any other state (except Oklahoma). We should treat public schools as public infrastructure, and give our teachers and students the tools they need to succeed. I am fighting to keep public school dollars in public school classrooms. That’s why I‘m running to be your County School Trustee on Harris County’s Board of Education (HCDE).

My platform is based on three simple pillars:

Children: instead of self-dealing and philosophical grandstanding, I’ll focus on the needs of our children.

Public Schools: as public education funding continues to be cut, and our cash-strapped school districts need help now more than ever. I’ll ensure that high quality teachers and services remain available across Harris County. Josh is Endorsed by Chair, Sheryl Taylor, PCT 536

Josh is Endorsed by the Honorable Chris Bell

Josh is Endorsed by Chair, Kenneth Russell PCT 147

Taxpayers: I will work hard to minimize waste and maximize value, and find the most cost-effective services to support our kids and our schools in Harris County.

Three Reasons Why Josh Wallenstein Believes You Should Vote For Him I was originally drawn to this race because the HCDE is at risk of elimination, and because there is corruption at the Board level that I will root out and extricate. Briefly:

Due to a misguided understanding of taxation, there is a movement to eliminate the HCDE. I started testifying at public meetings in 2017 to ensure its retention, and will continue to fight…as a taxpayer, a father of a public school child, and your next Trustee. I will also ensure that our taxes are being wisely spent, and that operations continue efficiently and cost-effectively. As a seasoned compliance attorney, I am disgusted by the blatant selfdealing of some members of the current Board of Trustees. I have fought for transparency and compliance with the Board’s own policies (and ethi-

cal norms) during public testimony at every Board meeting since September. I will continue to fight against corruption by our elected officials. I have been endorsed by a variety of organizations. I am most proud of fighting alongside the Houston Federation of Teachers, who have endorsed our race. The AFL-CIO promotes me as their sole endorsed candidate for the HCDE. I am also grateful for the Houston Chronicle’s endorsement: “It’s always a heartening sign to see a candidate commit himself to the elected office prior to the election. Wallenstein, 42, has been attending department meetings since September and has already demonstrated his ability to incite action.”

Teachers support our race, and I am asking for your vote too! Vote for the interests of our most precious resources: our children! Send a fighter to the Board!

Early Voting: May 14-18 I Runoff Election: May 22 Polling Locations: www.harrisvotes.com

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - RICHARD CANTU

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 there will be a showdown between Richard Cantu and Josh Wallenstein to see which of these two Democrats will earn the right to face off against Mark Cowart on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the Midterm Election. In case you don’t remember, Richard Cantu, Josh Wallenstein, and Elvonte Patton were the (3) three candidates who faced off back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the Democratic Party Primary Race for County School Trustee for Position #3 At-Large. THE RESULTS: Richard Cantu was the first place finisher with 53,792 votes for 39.02% of the vote; Josh Wallenstein was the second place finisher with 42,425 votes for 30.78% of the vote; and Elvonte Patton was the third place finisher with 41,630 votes for 30.20% of the vote. In case you haven’t heard, Elvonte Patton has endorsed Richard Cantu in the Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Democratic Runoff.”

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

The policy changes we’re fighting for:

Reform the Bail System: Lowrisk, low-income defendants who have not yet been convicted of a crime should not remain in jail awaiting trial when they cannot afford bail.

♦ Defendants booked into the Harris County jail who are found by a Pretrial Services risk assessment tool to be low or medium risk should be eligible for release on personal recognizance bonds at magistration. ♦ Harris County Criminal Court at Law judges, as well as Harris County justice court and Houston municipal court judges, should order that all defendants charged with a misdemeanor(s) and no more serious offense are recommended for personal recognizance bonds absent written findings by the magistrate or trial judge for why such a bond should be denied. ♦ All defendants should be appointed counsel at their magistration hearings.

Implement Cite & Release: Texas law allows local law enforcement to issue citations instead of arrest and jail booking for certain misdemeanors, including marijuana possession, low-level theft, and driving with an invalid license, but Houston has not implemented such a cite-and-release policy. Taxpayers save millions by paying only for the adjudication costs, and the money saved can be used to solve crimes that truly threaten our safety and property. ♦ The Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff’s Department should implement a policy to utilize cite and release for all eligible offenses. (Class C misdemeanors and Class A and B misdemeanors enumerated under Tex. Code Crim. P. Art. 14.06). ♦ HPD and HCSO should work with Mayor Turner and the Harris County District Attorney to implement this policy. The Harris County district attorney should establish a policy that she/he will only accept cite-and-release eligible offenses when law enforcement followed the cite-and-release policy.

End Debtors Prison: Thousands of people are being jailed for fines that they cannot afford to pay in Class C misdemeanor cases. ♦ The Houston municipal courts, working with Mayor Turner and other city leaders, should stop committing people to jail for unpaid fines. The Harris County justice courts should do the same. ♦ Houston municipal courts and Harris County justice courts should determine defendants’ ability to pay at the beginning of each case and must provide early access to alternatives, such as affordable payment plans, community service, and/or waiver of the fines and costs for indi-

viduals who are indigent. ♦ Expand Public Defender’s office

End Ice Collaboration: The 287(g) program harms community trust in police and undermines all residents’ right to unbiased law enforcement. It also creates the atmosphere that leads to civil rights violations and racial profiling that primarily affect communities of color and immigrants.

♦ The Right to Justice campaign urges Harris County to terminate the 287(g) agreement with ICE and decline to renew it. ♦ Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s departments should stop making arrests on the basis of immigration warrants, detainers, or any other civil immigration document or removal order. ♦ Stop holding people on ICE detainers at HPD and County Sheriffs facilities. ♦ Prohibit ICE agents from questioning, apprehending, or holding individuals within HPD or county facilities without a valid criminal warrant. ♦ Provide a clear written policy that HPD and the Sheriff’s department will not inquire into the immigration status of anyone that they encounter.

Drug Diversion: Treatment instead of incarceration for individuals charged with low-level drug offenses would not only help those suffering from addiction, but also save money and conserve scarce police resources. ♦ The DA should support increased diversion from the street and at magistration hearings for those charged with low level drug offenses; ♦ The HPD, working with the DA and Mayor Turner, should establish a policy that encourages the diversion of those in possession of less than one gram of a controlled substance (a state jail felony) out of the county criminal justice system and support a program that allows for said offenders to be diverted to the Houston Recovery Center

for case management. ♦ The DA should end the policy of only accepting pleas in drug cases after the crime lab has returned the drug test results and instead agree to personal bonds for all offenders charged with drug offenses pending lab results.

Police Accountability: Holding police accountable is important for maintaining the public’s “faith in the system”. Both individual police officers, as well as law enforcement agencies responsible for effectively delivering basic services of crime control and maintaining order, while treating individuals fairly and within the bounds of law.

♦ The City of Houston and Harris County should create and independent external oversight committees instituted at the city or county level with full investigatory powers into the police: access to relevant documents, subpoena power, ability to compel testimony. to their recommendations ♦ The City of Houston and Harris County should create processes that will successfully prosecute an officer or department for wrongdoing or misconduct. ♦ The City of Houston and Harris County Police should participate in sensitivity and de-escalation training. Youth Justice: Criminalizing kids for minor misbehavior in our schools unnecessarily exposes them to our justice system which perpetuates the school-to-prison pipeline. ♦ Harris County and the City of Houston should call for Houston-area districts to supplement TCOLE’s training with materials that instruct educators and police officers on best practices to reduce racial inequity in the administration of school discipline. ♦ The Harris County DA should reduce the number of certifications and determinate sentences sought for juvenile defendants. Prohibiting junior attorneys to seek certification or determinate sentences for juvenile cases and require any such cases be taken away from attorneys who lack experience in crimes with victims; ♦ Harris County should support legislation at the state capitol raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18 in the state of Texas. ♦ Increase funding to public defenders office.


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“Trautman is the only candidate with both the political experience and professional resume to win this election and serve as an effective county clerk.”

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DEM CRAT

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Vote for Experience. Vote for Diane Trautman, Democrat for Harris County Clerk. • Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University • 30 years of leadership experience in banking, education and county government Trust Asset Manager at Texas Commerce Bank

Office Manager in Energy Lending at First City National Bank Principal at Conroe and Tomball ISDs

County School Trustee at Harris County Department of Education • Currently an elected trustee on Harris County Board of Education for the last 6 years where she voted to reduce property taxes for homeowners and improve educational programs like Head Start and After School Programs • Not only does she have the experience of running a countywide campaign, she also has the experience of winning a countywide campaign • Received 20 endorsements from Democratic clubs, unions, and community organizations

Let’s Make the Voting Process Simpler in Harris County.

Diane wants to make the voting process in Harris County simpler and more convenient for hard working families to have the time to exercise their most precious right, their right to vote. She also wants to provide easier access for online document retrieval of vital documents for free.

DON’T FORGET TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR DIANE TRAUTMAN ON TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018

EARLY VOTING PERIOD: Early voting begins on Monday, May 14, 2018 Early voting ends on Friday, May 18, 2018

Paid political ad by Diane Trautman Campaign, Sheri Cothrun, Treasurer, P. O. Box 6067, Kingwood, TX 77325

Diane Trautman is endorsed by: Houston Chronicle Harris County AFL-CIO Labor Assembly Houston GLBT Caucus Mexican American Bar Association Association of Women Attorneys IBEW #716 * Pipefitters #211 Area 5 Democrats * Plumbers #68 Communication Workers of America #6222

Bay Area New Democrats Harris County Tejano Democrats Texas Coalition of Black Democrats-Harris Houston Black American Democrats Harris County Young Democrats Houston Stonewall Young Democrats Greater Heights Democratic Club Bay Area Democratic Movement Texas Progressive Executive Council

DIANE TRAUTMAN FOR HARRIS COUNTY CLERK IS ALSO ENDORSED BY TOP IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY: The Texas Organizing Project (TOP) works to improve the lives of low-income and working class Texas families through community organizing, and civic and electoral engagement. TOP is a membership-based organization that conducts direct action organizing, grassroots lobbying and electoral organizing led by working families in Texas.


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What the Founding Fathers Had to Say about Political Parties HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© A PUBLIC POLICY DISCUSSION - BILL KING

What the Founding Fathers Had to Say about Political Parties

The current ruling two-party duopoly is so ubiquitous that we take it as a given. We teach the "two-party system" in government classes. Taxpayers pay for their primary elections, notwithstanding that legally, parties are private associations. We have allowed the two ruling parties to institutionalize themselves in our political and governing systems. They get preferential ballot access and legislative committee assignments and camaign finance laws are rigged in their favor . . . . just to name a few of the advantages they are afforded. Given this dominance, one might conclude that the two-party system arises from our constitutional roots. But in fact, the opposite is the case. Virtually every one of the Founding Fathers eschewed the idea of political parties and fretted over what might happen to the country if political parties were to come to dominate the country. Let's start with the Founding Father. Just before the end of his second term, George Washington wrote a letter to his "friends and fellow-citizens." It was pub-

lished in newspapers throughout the country and later came to be known as his Farewell Address. Nearly a third of Washington's address is devoted to warning his fledging country about the dangers of political parties and encouraging his fellow citizens to never allow political parties to gain control of the government. Here is part of what he had to say: "[Political parties] serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels, and modified by mutual interests. ...Let me now...warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful ef-

fects of the spirit of party.. ... It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeebles the public administration. It agitates the community with illfounded jealousies and false alarms; foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption...A fire not to quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into flame . . ." Washington must be rolling over in his grave, watching what is going on in our country today. And he was far from alone among the Founding Fathers in his views on political parties.

" There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." -John Adams in letter to Johnathan Jackson, 1780.

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“If I could not go to heaven but with a political party, I would decline to go.” -Thomas Jefferson letter to Francis Hopkinson, 1789

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a political party, I would decline to go." -Thomas Jefferson letter to Francis Hopkinson, 1789.

"Party knows no impulse but spirit, no prize but victory. It is blind to truth, and hardened against conviction. It seeks to justify error by perseverance, and denies to its own mind the operation of its own judgment. A man under the tyranny of party spirit is the greatest slave upon the earth, for none but himself can deprive him of the freedom of thought." -Thomas Paine, The Opposers of the Bank, 1787.

I could go on, but you get the point.

But for all their rhetoric, all of the Founding Fathers, save Washington, ultimately succumbed to "party spirit." By the first contested presidential campaign in 1796, the country had pretty much sorted itself into the nascent Federalist and Democrat-Republican parties. Parties have dominated our politics ever since to a greater or lesser degree. But the times they are a-changing. Polling shows Americans are disavowing party affiliation in droves. Today, barely than half the country identifies with either of the parties. In 1950 nearly 85% did. And the trend has recently accelerated.

There is no way to predict how the will of the majority of Americans who have lost faith in the two-party system will ultimately be expressed. Perhaps one or both of the parties will begin to moderate. Perhaps a third party will emerge. Personally, I hope

we will start electing more independents. But everywhere I go, I hear the growing frustration of the great middle of this country who feel they are unrepresented in today's hyper-partisan environment. They are fed up and I believe their voice is going

to be heard one way or another. In doing so, they will be living up to one of our Founding Fathers great aspirations, albeit one they were not able to realize.

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© A SHERIFF COMMITTED TO PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS! - ED GONZALEZ

HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF ED GONZALEZ: “Many of these inmates still retain their constitutional right to participate in American Democracy and it is our patriotic duty to ensure that the sacred right to vote is not forfeited for our citizens who meet all the requirements to cast a ballot on election day.”

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Houston Justice Founder Durrel K. Douglas Could Be On To Something in Harris County ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

If you listen to the nightly news reports one would be prone to summarizing that law enforcement officers are doing little more than running around shooting people and locking folks up for minor drug offenses. Sure, there’s some of that going on – but that’s not all that’s going down in Harris County, Texas.

MEET HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF ED GONZALEZ

First off, I’m of the opinion that it’s vitally important for us to elect people who value “ALL HARRIS COUNTY COMMUNITIES” into positions of authority – people like Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Back in 2016, Gonzalez (Democrat) unseated the incumbent Sheriff at the time, Ron Hickman (Republican) by garnering 680,134 votes or 52.84% of the vote, to Sheriff Hickman’s 607,143 votes or 47.16% of the vote – few people knew exactly what to expect. So, Houston Business Connections Newspaper would like to share one of the creative ways that Sheriff Gonzalez (if successful) could reshape the landscape of politics in future elections – especially

since the next time he’ll be on the ballot in 2020 straight-ticket voting won’t be allowed.

GETTING INMATE OFF THE SIDELINES AND INTO THE GAME IS A GREAT IDEA

In case you haven’t heard, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has launched an initiative aimed at ensuring that his inmates (non-felons) at the Harris County Jail are able to exercise their right to vote. The initiative dubbed “PROJECT ORANGE” if successful could increase the Harris County voter rolls by a number ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 new voters in future elections — and this new influx of voters could become a very potent political force to deal with. According to Sheriff Gonzalez, “Many of these inmates still retain their constitutional right to participate in American Democracy and it is our patriotic duty to ensure that the sacred right to vote is not forfeited for our citizens who meet all the requirements to cast a ballot on election day.”

BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Volunteers from Houston Justice, founded by Durrel K. Douglas, a local community activist were given special “ESCORTED ACCESS” to Harris County Jail inmates to afford the inmates the opportunity to fill out voter registration cards a few months ago. However, the effort didn’t stop there, family members who were visiting their loved ones at the jails were also asked to register to vote as well. Sheriff Gonzalez didn’t stop there either, he went even further by afforded Houston Justice the opportunity to set up voter registration booths in the wait-

ing areas at 1200 Baker Street and at the 701 San Jacinto locations.

INITIATIVE COULD CHANGE THE POLITICAL GAME

Registering ex-felons and other citizens who’ve had brushes with the law could be a “GAMECHANGER” in Texas and beyond. And this appears to be a coordinated movement that’s picking up steam – especially since a group of professors from Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania issued their opinion on the subject of registering felons to vote. In their report, they found that in some states, felons tend to register by more than a six-to-one margin as Democrats. But that’s not all – 73 percent of convicts who vote in presidential elections tend to vote for Democrats.

SOME FOLKS ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE SHERIFF’S INITIATIVE

You would think that everyone would be excited about protecting the constitutional rights of the incarcerated – but such isn’t the case. Sheriff Gonzalez has more than a few critics who aren’t pleased with what he’s doing in terms of getting his inmates off the sidelines an into the political process. But how much impact will it have in 2020? Well, you’ll just have to wait until then to find out!

Durrel K. Douglas, Founder and President of Houston Justice

Durrel, 30, grew up in Houston's "South Park" neighborhood where he saw firsthand the systemic inequity of our society's infrastructure, education system, and criminal justice system. After a 5-year stint as a prison guard, he dedicated the remainder of his life toward creating a world where fewer people who came from neighborhoods like his ended up behind bars. Contact Durrel: ddouglas@houstonjustice.org.

Durrel Douglas 832.857.5737

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ATTORNEY ERICA HUGHES - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE

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ATTTORNEY ERICA HUGHES: “I believe that justice is blind. I am ready to be a Judge that Harris County can be proud of.”

2018 MIDTERM ELECTION Early Voting Begins: Monday, October 22, 2018 Early Voting Ends: November 2, 2018

ELECTION DAY:

JUSTICE

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

INTEGRITY

READY TO SERVE

“I’m asking for the vote of every open-minded registered voter in Harris County, Texas on November 6, 2018. ” —Erica Hughes, Democratic Candidate for Judge

Attorney Erica Hughes Has the Experience: Attorney- Licensed in Texas 2006 Solo Practice Judge Advocate- Captain United States Army National Guard Adjunct Faculty- San Jacinto College since 2010

Erica’s Memberships and Affiliations:

Higher Dimension Church San Jacinto College Association, Board Member Harris County Democratic Party, Sustaining Member Houston Black American Democrats, General Member Houston Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Member

— EMPOWER YOURSELF BY CASTING YOUR VOTE FOR ERICA HUGHES ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 —

Attorney Erica Hughes is Endorsed by Chris Blauser and Lil KeKe in the race for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court At Law #3

“WE ARE THE PEOPLE!” “Chris Blauser is a paralegal student, as well as a server at The Cheesecake Factory here in Houston. He's the president of the Paralegal Student Organization at San Jacinto College, and a member of the LGBTQ community. Thank you for your support Chris, and good luck this semester!” — Erica Hughes

“Lil KeKe da Don is an artist that has been central to the Houston area for years! In 2016 he received an award from President Obama for his community service. Thank you for inspiring us all with your humanitarian efforts and your artistic talent; and thank you for your support!” — Erica Hughes for Judge, County Criminal Court No.3


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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ARE MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK!

Wrongful convictions are more common than you think in Texas. Wrongful convictions devastate lives and families all over Texas — and fighting a wrongful conviction can be nearly impossible. Innocence Texas provides free, first-class investigative and legal services to indigent prisoners serving time for crimes they did not commit.

The Problem

No human being is perfect. Therefore no system designed by humans can be perfect. And perhaps no system has more human parts than the criminal justice system. We might think that a criminal case is about a search for truth. In reality, it is not about truth. It is about evidence. And more specifically, it is only about the evidence that is presented in the courtroom. Sometimes incorrect or inaccurate evidence pointing to guilt is presented at trial. And sometimes correct and accurate evidence pointing to innocence is not known at the time of the trial and therefore not presented at trial. In the end, mistakes happen.

How do wrongful convictions happen?

Research conducted by wrongful convictions scholar Jon Gould of American University identified several predictors that help explain why an innocent defendant, once indicted, ends up erroneously convicted rather than released. These include: A younger defendant A criminal history A weak prosecution case Prosecution withheld evidence Lying by a non-eyewitness Unintentional witness misidentification Misinterpreting forensic evidence at trial A weak defense Defendant offered a family witness A "punitive" state culture

A qualitative review of the cases in Gould’s research reveals how the statistically significant predictors are connected and exacerbated by tunnel vision, which prevents the system from self-correcting once an error is made. In fact, tunnel vision provides a useful framework for un-

derstanding the larger system-wide failure that separates erroneous convictions from near misses.

How many people are wrongfully convicted?

————————— "If you look for them, you will find them."

- Keith Findley, Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project — Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School

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How many people are wrongfully convicted? There is no way to know exactly. But we can make some pretty reasonable guesses.

For starters, think of your local electrical utility. Their job is to supply electricity to your home 24/7/365. Or about 8,760 hours per year. Assume an “uptime” of 99.9%. That would mean the power would be out around 9 hours per year. Or an “error rate” of 1 in 1,000 (.001).

With wrongful convictions, we start not with hours per year but with felony (we will set aside misdemeanors) convictions per year. In Texas, that’s over 100,000.

There is no way to know the exact wrongful conviction error rate. But several studies have attempted to define a wrongful conviction error rate. The lower estimates from these studies is in the 2%-5% range. In Texas, that could mean hundreds of wrongful convictions each year.

The takeaway here is that even an otherwise “reliable” system can produce a large number of undesired outcomes. In this case, the criminal justice system doesn’t necessarily have to be “broken” to inflict pain and suffering on an intolerable number of innocent victims.

How does Innocence Texas help?

Imagine this. You have been arrested, tried and convicted for a crime you did not commit. If you could not afford a lawyer (the vast majority of criminal defendants are poor) a lawyer was provided for you. But despite your innocence, you were convicted. And now you’re in prison, behind bars, further away from freedom than ever. And guess what? Now that you have been convicted and tossed in prison (maybe for the rest of your natural born life), you no longer have a right to an attorney. Just when you need one the most. So you’re in prison. You know you’re innocent. But you can’t prove it from a prison cell. And you don’t have a lawyer. And you can’t afford to pay for a lawyer. That’s about as grim as it gets. That’s where Innocence Texas comes in. Innocence Texas does the two things you most desperately need. We investigate your case, top to bottom, inside and out and we get your case back into court. We find the facts that prove your innocence. And we take those facts and navigate the complex legal process that leads to your freedom. If we’re successful (as we have been 16 times so far), the judge in the Texas criminal district court where your case originated will vacate (overturn) your conviction. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will review and agree with the district court ruling. Finally, the local district attorney will drop all charges. And you will be free to get on with your life.


Exonerations

HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ARE MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK!

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Support from the state of Texas, the U.S. Department of Justice, individual donors and private foundations have helped us reunite 16 Texas citizens with their families.

...Wrongs Made Right!

THE INNOCENCE PROJECT

The story of our work is most dramatically represented by the exonerations we produce. Nothing matters more than reuniting families torn apart by injustice. Our effort to reunite loved ones is illustrated through our case review process, which we describe in detail below. We also try to take what we learn from wrongful convictions and help make the system better. For that, we work hard to earn and maintain a seat at the table with concerned, thoughtful stakeholders who share our desire to reduce the frequency of wrongful convictions.

Darryl Adams DNA

Darryl Demitri Adams was wrongly convicted of sexual assault in Dallas County, Texas in August 1992.

Billy Frederick Allen INADEQUATE LEGAL DEFENSE

Billy Frederick Allen was wrongly convicted in 1984 of murdering a man and a woman in their University Park, Texas home in 1983.

Sonia Cacy

FLAWED FORENSIC SCIENCE Sonia Cacy was wrongly convicted of murder in the death of her uncle Bill Richardson as the result of a fire in her Fort Stockton, Texas home in 1991.

Timothy Cole DNA

Timothy Brian Cole was wrongly convicted in 1986 of a March 1985 rape in Lubbock, Texas of a 20-year-old fellow Texas Tech student.

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ARE MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK!

Kristie Mayhugh

Cassandra Rivera

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

FLAWED FORENSIC SCIENCE

Johnny Pinchback DNA

Johnny Louis Pinchback was wrongly convicted in 1984 of aggravated sexual assault in the rape of two teenage girls in Dallas, Texas.

Elizabeth Ramirez

FLAWED FORENSIC SCIENCE

Shakara Robertson MISTAKEN WITNESS ID

Darryl Washington, Marcus Lashun Smith and Shakara Robertson were wrongly convicted in 1994 of robbery related to a purse snatching in Dallas, Texas.

Marcus Lashun Smith

FLAWED FORENSIC SCIENCE

MISTAKEN WITNESS ID

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

Darryl Washington, Marcus Lashun Smith and Shakara Robertson were wrongly convicted in 1994 of robbery related to a purse snatching in Dallas, Texas.

Anna Vasquez

FLAWED FORENSIC SCIENCE Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

Ryun Wahlgren

Ryun David Wahlgren was wrongly convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Dallas County, Texas.

Patrick Waller DNA

Patrick Waller was wrongly convicted in 1993 of being one of two men involved in the March 1992 kidnapping at gunpoint of a couple using a Dallas, Texas ATM machine. The couple were also robbed and the woman raped.

Darryl Washington MISTAKEN WITNESS ID

Darryl Washington, Marcus Lashun Smith and Shakara Robertson were wrongly convicted in 1994 of robbery related to a purse snatching in Dallas, Texas.

James Woodard DNA

James Lee Woodard was wrongly convicted in 1981 of raping and murdering his 21-yearold girlfriend.

Ricky Dale Wyatt DNA

Ricky Dale Wyatt was wrongly convicted in 1981 of sexual assault in the rape of a woman in Dallas, Texas in 1980.


DO YOU NEED A LAWYER? HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ARE MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK!

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"Fair access to a fair forum ...because justice matters." DEMOCRAT SCOT “DOLLI” D0LLINGER FOR JUDGE, 189TH CIVIL DISTRICT COURT

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I'm Houston lawyer Scot Dollinger. Folks ask me, "How did 'dolli' get started?" Simple story. Growing up in Beaumont, Texas, my friends started calling me "Dolli." The name stuck and carried over to high school, college and my professional life. Though born and raised in Beaumont, I have lived and worked in Harris County for over twenty-five years. I'm running for judge of the 189th Civil District Court in Harris County, Texas. If you're a registered voter in Harris County, you can vote for me because it's a county-wide seat. The 189th District Court hears civil disputes from $500 and up and is considered a court of general jurisdiction. The Democratic Primary for this position will be March 6, 2018. The general election will be November 6, 2018. Seems like a long way off, but it will be here before we know it. In 2014, I was the Democratic candidate on the ballot for Civil Court No. 2 in Harris County. I am running again in the 2018 election cycle for the 189th bench because I continue to believe the best way to improve Harris County is to make sure that everyone has "fair access to a fair forum." That means having experienced judges who bring people together to solve problems without bias, sympathy or prejudice. Everybody needs to know when they come to court they will be treated fairly by an experienced, knowledgeable judge. Justice matters. It's that simple. After practicing law for over 30 years, I'm experienced, efficient and enlightened enough to run a fair court for all. Please get involved in the Harris County Democratic party by getting your friends EARLY VOTING BEGINS; and family to vote for me on Monday, October 22, 2018 Tues., Nov. 6th. Remember: www.dolli4judge.com ELECTION DAY:

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