2018 - History In The Making featuring Governor Greg Abbott

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“THE YEAR OF NOW!” 2018 - HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

Greg Abbott

for Governor of Texas - 2018

ABBOTT CAME THROUGH “BIG-TIME” IN 2017

DEMOCRATS HOPING TO MAKE HISTORY IN 2018

Judge Kirkland

Judge Jackson

Attorney Cheng

Judge Franklin

Judge Sandill

DEMOCRATIC PARTY TRAILBLAZERS YOU SHOULD KNOW!

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For United States Congress

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For J.P. Precinct 7, Place 2

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ARE YOU READY FOR 2018? NOW IS THE TIME FOR UNITY, second-chances, forgiveness, reconciliation, and togetherness in our country. Our nation is called the United States of America for a reason! 2018 IS THE YEAR OF NOW! And we need to make it our business during this upcoming election cycle to put the best-qualified, firm, caring, and compassionate people into positions of authority throughout America! People who believe in unity, a second chance, and redemption. After all, sometimes a second chance is all some people need to get their act together. Listen, we probably wouldn’t even be mentioning Mr. Patrick Moore in this publication if it were not for the second chance he was afforded by a tough-on-crime District Judge out of Harris County, by the name of Maria T. Jackson. The thing I love most about this story is that Judge Maria T. Jackson is very tough on crime; but she’s also a fair, open-minded “MINISTER OF JUSTICE: who possesses an uncanny ability to use discretion and discernment in her courtroom. On (PAGE 30) of this edition you will find a heartwarming message sent to Judge Maria T. Jackson by Mr. Patrick Moore after getting his life headed in the right direction – after the second chance she afforded him over 8-years ago!

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Judge Maria T. Jackson

Patrick Moore


HOW BAD WAS HURRICANE HARVEY?

According to FEMA: there were 360,920 Individual Assistance Applications Approved; The total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved: $1,485,298,678.46 dollars; and the total number of Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated was $502,344,847.39 dollars. A FEW PEOPLE WHO CARED ABOUT US

What Texans star J.J. Watt did in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey was nothing short of amazing. However, there were many other celebrities who also opened up their hearts and pocketbooks to assist Houstonians in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We don’t have enough space to mention everyone who chipped in, but we would be remiss if we didn’t recognize a few of the folks who made life a little easier for Texans during, and after the storm.

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JJ WATT IS A SPECIAL HUMAN BEING

Houston Business Connections Magazine© would like to thank JJ Watt for hearing the cry of the people back in 2017. What initially began as a goal to raise $200,000 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey quickly ballooned to more than $37 million in much-needed assistance. “JJ Watt get’s it,” says Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections©. “JJ could have sat back and asked people to send up prayers – now don’t get me wrong, prayer is a good thing, and we need all the prayers we can get during these difficult times. I’m sure that JJ prayed, but it was JJ’s actions that implored others to generously give,” says Taylor.


TEAM JJ WATT IN ACTION

WAY TO GO JJ WATT

“It’s heart-warming to see people who are blessed and understand that God has blessed them to be a blessing to others,” Taylor explains. “Seeing JJ in action reminded me of a passage of scripture in Luke 12:48 which states: “…For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him, they will ask the more.”

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DESHAUN WATSON AND HIS MOTHER DEANN

Houston Business Connections MagazineŠ would like to thank Deshaun Watson for giving his first game check to cafeteria workers at NRG Stadium who were hit hard by the floodwaters left by Hurricane Harvey back in 2017.

CONGRESSWOMAN LEE CARES ABOUT HOUSTON

Houston Business Connections MagazineŠ would like to take this moment to thank Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for coming back to the 18th Congressional District of Texas and making sure that her constituents were getting the resources they needed to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey back in 2017.


GOV. ABBOTT DELIVERED OVER $136 MILLION IN DISASTER RELIEF MONEY TO HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY

Houston Business Connections Magazine© would like to take the moment to thank Governor Greg Abbott for delivering more than $136 million in disaster aid to help Houston and Harris County cover the cost of Hurricane Harvey efforts back in 2017. In case you don’t already know, Gov. Abbott presented Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner with a check in the amount of $91.2 million. And the honorable Harris County Judge Ed Emmett was presented with a check in the amount of $44.5 million by Gov. Abbott. Way to go Mr. Governor!

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FREEDOM...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. Judge Wright

Gov. Greg Abbott

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Kubota Announced Hurricane Relief Donation Governor Abbott Joined Kubota To Announce Hurricane Relief Donation

Governor Greg Abbott joined officials from Kubota Tractor Corporation, Commissioner John Sharp and local elected leaders in Fulton, Texas to announce a $1 million dollar donation of funds and equipment from Kubota to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. This donation will help

“A GLIMPSE BACK AT 2017 AS WE PRESS FORWARD INTO 2018”

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provide the people of Aransas County and surrounding areas with the equipment and tools they need to help clear debris and expand efforts to rebuild businesses, homes, and entire communities that were devastated by Harvey. Following the announcement, the Governor expressed his thanks for Kubota’s generous contribution to the relief effort and to helping Texans in their time of need. “This donation speaks to the character and integrity of Kubota and their investment in the people of Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “I am extremely proud of how our state and companies like Kubota have responded to this storm, and this donation serves as a reminder that we are all in this together. Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented damage, but no storm can match the Texas spirit, and nothing is more powerful than a united Texas.” “We have a long history of helping to rebuild communities when disaster strikes, throughout the world – it is truly the Kubota Way to be socially responsible and help our neighbors,” said Todd Stucke, Kubota Tractor Corporation senior vice president of Marketing, Product Support and Strategic Projects. “By immediately mobilizing loaned Kubota construction equipment with the help of our local dealers when the catastrophic hurricane struck here in Texas, to today’s announcement of 12 donated skid steer units, we are extremely humbled to be able to fill a need to help rebuild these communities and assist those unfortunately affected in returning to a normal life.”

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HUD Provides $5 Billion To Help Texas Recover From Harvey

HUD Provides $5 Billion To Help Texas Recover From Hurricane Harvey

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $5.024 billion to help hard-hit areas in the State of Texas to recover from Hurricane Harvey. The grant announced by the Trump Administration back in 2018 is provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will support the repair of damaged homes, businesses and critical infrastructure in the State. HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude and Governor Greg Abbott made the announcement in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey during a news conference in Austin. “As President Trump has said from the beginning, the whole federal family is with the people of Texas to

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help them recover from this devastating storm as quickly as possible,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD will work with Governor Abbott and his staff to do whatever is needed to rebuild damaged homes and to restore shuttered businesses in some of the hardest-hit areas of the State.” Governor Abbott added, “The urgency with which our federal partners are addressing the needs of Texans following Harvey is exactly what is needed to help them rebuild their lives. I thank Secretary Carson, Deputy Secretary Patenaude, and the Trump Administration for working on behalf of Texans who have been hardest hit and in need of immediate aid. Our goal from

“A GLIMPSE BACK AT 2017 AS WE PRESS FORWARD INTO 2018” the start has been to work in conjunction with federal and local leaders to help Texans repair and rebuild as quickly as possible, and this funding is a good start that brings us one step closer to achieving that goal.” “Texans hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey face unprecedented hurdles as they rebuild their homes and businesses, and these funds will help them move forward after the storm,” said Sen. John Cornyn. “I’m grateful for the support Texas has received from Secretary Carson, and I look forward to continuing my work with Senator Cruz, the Texas delegation, and Governor Abbott to ensure Texans aren’t left behind.” On September 8th, President Trump signed the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief

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Requirements Act, 2017. The Act appropriated $7.4 billion in CDBG-DR funding for major disasters declared in calendar year 2017. To distribute these funds, the Act requires HUD to direct the funds to the areas most impacted by qualifying disasters. HUD will announce additional grants to other jurisdictions as more data become available on the unmet needs from other disasters such Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and the California fires. In making today’s allocation to the State of Texas, HUD relied upon information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) on the number of seri-

“A GLIMPSE BACK AT 2017 AS WE PRESS FORWARD INTO 2018” ously damaged homes lacking adequate insurance and businesses that failed to qualify for SBA’s disaster loan program. HUD’s analysis found over 230,000 homes with damage, approximately 65,000 of which had serious damage that is not covered by other sources. More than 4,000 businesses similarly suffered serious damage from flooding that is not covered by insurance or other resources. The grant announced today is designed to meet needs not being met by private insurance or other sources of Federal assistance. CDBG-DR grants support a wide variety of activities including housing redevelopment, business assistance and infrastructure repair. State and local governments are required to spend the majority of these recovery funds in “most impacted” areas as identified by HUD. The CDBG-DR initiative is built upon the basic CDBG program, and HUD will shortly issue administrative guidelines for use of the funds that will increase grantees’ flexibility in addressing their longterm recovery needs.


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THE BEYGOOD TEAM CARES ABOUT HOUSTON

Houston Business Connections Magazine© would like to take this moment to thank Beyoncé and her BeyGOOD TEAM for their ongoing efforts to assist Houstonians in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Beyonce is encouraging everyone concerned about Hurricane Harvey victims to continue to support: www.breadoflifeinc.org today!

JAMES HARDEN CARES ABOUT HOUSTON

Houston Business Connections Magazine© would like to take this moment to thank James Harden for giving $1 million to help Houstonians in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey back in 2017.

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TYLER PERRY CARES ABOUT HOUSTON Houston Business Connections Magazine© would like to thank Tyler Perry for answering the call to service by donating $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts back in 2017 — $250,000 of which went to Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church.

THE ROCK CARES ABOUT HOUSTON

Houston Business Connections Magazine© would like to thank Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for his $50,000 contribution in response to Kevin Hart’s Hurricane Harvey Relief challenge back in 2017.

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RENEE MAGEE

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SANDRA BULLOCK CARES ABOUT HOUSTON Houston Business Connections Magazine© would like to thank Sandra Bullock for giving $1 million to the Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in the Lone Star State back in 2017.

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LEONARDO DiCAPRIO CARES ABOUT HOUSTON Houston Business Connections Magazine© would like to thank Leonardo DiCaprio for giving $1 million to charities working to help Texas recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey back in 2017.

FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA & ELLEN DEGENERES BOTH CARE ABOUT HOUSTON Houston Business Connections Magazine© would like to thank former first lady Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres for all they did to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. DeGeneres gave $1 million to JJ Watt’s Relief Effort back in 2017.


THERE ARE STILL MORE FAMILIES STRUGGLING THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF TEXAS

Houston Business Connections Magazine© would like to ask you to continue to pray and give to efforts aimed at helping families that are still struggling to recover in the following Texas counties: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.

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JUDGE CHRISTINE RIDDLE

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“My mission is to serve families in times of crisis in a thoughtful, compassionate, and deliberate way, whether that crisis involves the loss of a loved one, the need for a guardianship, or

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Trailblazing Judge Maria T. Jackson Believes in Second Chances; Judges Kirkland, Franklin, Sandill Announced as 2018 Trailblazers HBC MAGAZINE© REPORTS

Do you believe in second chances? Many people don’t believe in granting second chances – that is, until they’re the one in need of one. Look, sometimes, the jolt a person who appears to be a lost cause needs to get their life on the right track isn’t found on “THE RAILROAD TO PRISON”, nor should it be administered by the “ELECTRONIC SHOCKWAVE SENT THROUGH A HUMAN BEINGS BODY” from the end of a taser’s probes prematurely deployed by a triggerhappy protector of freedom and justice. Nope, in some cases, what some wayward individuals need is a tough, caring, and stern public servant -- a compassionate, yet authoritative figure to show them that someone out there cares about them and the root cause of their troubles.


Now, that doesn’t mean that every hardened criminal should get a get-out-of-jail-free-card. But it does indicate that better discernment could possibly be used when determining sentencing options. Such was the case when the path of Judge Maria T. Jackson and Mr. Patrick Moore’s intersected in a Harris County courtroom over 8-years ago. But don’t take our word for it. In the body of this report you will be afforded the opportunity to read the heartwarming words sent to Judge Jackson by Mr. Moore after getting his life on the right track – after being granted a new lease on life by this stern – yet compassionate judge.

TEXAS NEEDS REBRANDING ACCORDING TO TAYLOR

“What Texas needs right now is a rebranding of sorts,” explains Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine©. “I believe that Texans from all walks of life are tired of the divisiveness, and actually would like to see our elected officials work together across party lines to get things done for the betterment of us all,” he says. “ To achieve this, we Texans don’t need to be TEXAS-TWO-STEPPIN’ into voting booths and blindly casting ballots for Republicans or Democrats anymore anyways…GOD FEARING PEOPLE who are unafraid to wield their power in a compassionate manner is what we need going forward!” According to Taylor, this is perhaps the single most compelling reason why “ALL” Texans need to elect “FIRM, YET COMPASSIONATE FELLOW TEXANS” into positions of authority at all levels in the upcoming “2018 MIDTERM ELECTION”. He says, electing compassionate candidates who truly understand their power, and have the courage to put their God-given discernment to work when carrying out the duties they’ve been duly elected to perform while handling the people’s business is imperative.

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2018 TO BE BRANDED AS “THE YEAR OF NOW” BY HBC MAGAZINE©

Some judges literally hold the power of life and death in their hands. Yet, oftentimes, these “SERVANTS OF GOD ALMIGHTY” are the least known candidates on the ballot in any given election cycle -- but this needs to change – and it needs to change quickly. Especially since in a few short years, no Texan will be able to vote a straight-party-ticket. This means, that every candidate on the ballot in Texas (including judges) must build their own individual name (I.D.) identification beyond their political party base – and they must also develop a platform that lends itself to providing Texans with a strong and very compelling reason for them to navigate their way down the ballot to cast a vote for their candidacy. So just in case you haven’t already heard, effective on September 1, 2020, the practice of voting a straight-ticket will no longer be allowed in the Lone Star State. “To be sure, nobody knows exactly what’s going to happen in 2020 when straight-ticket voting is no longer an option – and yes, that’s when President Donald Trump will be up for reelection,” says Taylor. “President Trump is a story for another day. And so is House Bill 25 – both are gamechangers, but neither should be our primary focus at this time. Our attention should be focused on “THE HERE AND NOW”, and on two very important election dates – which happen to be: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and Tuesday, November 6, 2018,” he says. “Tuesday, March 6, 2018, is the date when our two major political parties in Texas will be electing their nominees who will appear on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, General Midterm Election ballot. And in case you’re wondering, nearly every race will be contested in 2018 in the Lone Star State – SO LET’S FOCUS OUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION ON “THE HERE AND NOW”.

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Attorney Cheng

Judge Kirkland

Judge Jackson

Judge Franklin

Judge Sandill

Just in case you haven’t heard, Judge Steven Kirkland, Judge Maria T. Jackson, Kathy Cheng, Judge Ramona Franklin, and Judge R.K. Sandill have all launched statewide judicial campaigns for the 2018 Midterms.

MEET A FEW 2018 DEMOCRATIC TRAILBLAZERS

As you prepare to make a wise voting decision in 2018, please keep in mind that no Democrat has won a statewide election in Texas since 1994. Also keep in mind that according to the Republican Party of Texas’ website, the people of Texas have entrusted Republicans with the stewardship of every statewide elected office and majorities in the state senate, state house and on the state board of education. Republicans currently have majorities in 107 Texas counties that contain nearly two-thirds of the state’s population. But could 2018 be “THE YEAR OF NOW” for Texas Democrats? These are a few of the “2018 DEMOCRATIC TRAILBLAZERS” running statewide in Texas who are hoping for 2018 to be “THE YEAR OF NOW” for the Democratic Party: Judge Steven Kirkland currently serves as Presiding Judge for the 334th Civil District Court; but he’s running for Justice of the Texas Supreme Court for Place 2 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 against incumbent Republican Judge Jimmy Blacklock; Judge Maria T. Jackson currently

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serves as Presiding Judge for the 339th Criminal District Court; but she’s running for Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 1 against either Republican Judge David Bridges or the Republican incumbent Presiding Judge Sharon Keller on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – depending on which candidate wins the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Republican Party Primary; Attorney Kathy Cheng is a first generation Asian American, who happens to be running for Justice of the Supreme Court for Place 6 against incumbent Republican Judge Jeff Brown on Tuesday, November 6, 2018; Judge Ramona Franklin currently serves as Presiding Judge for the 338th Criminal District Court; but she’s running for Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 7 against incumbent Republican Judge Barbara Parker Hervey on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, and finally, Judge R.K. Sandill currently serves as Presiding Judge for the 127th Civil District Court; but he’s running for Justice of the Supreme Court for Place 4 against incumbent Republican Judge John Devine on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Please note that none of the aforementioned Democratic challengers will have to give up their current benches to run for higher office on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, General Midterm Election in Texas.

PLACING A GREATER EMPHASIS INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES

“In 2018 Houston Business Connections Magazine© will be spotlighting fair, impartial, firm, and compassionate judicial, congressional, and legislative candidates. People who value the vote, prayers, and support of “All” registered Texas voters are the ones we’re looking for,” says Taylor.

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MEET JUDGE MARIA T. JACKSON

Judge Maria T. Jackson exemplifies the true essence of what it means to be a “TRAILBLAZER”. She is one of the toughest District Judges in Harris County, Texas -- from either major political party. She’s handed down some of the harshest sentences of any District Judge in the county – but she’s also displayed a measure of compassion as she administers evenhanded justice on behalf of the people of our great state. “What I love most about Judge Maria T. Jackson is that she is definitely tough, but she also has a very compassionate and endearing side that tends to go unnoticed sometimes. She’s a judge who believes in giving people a second chance,” says Taylor. “We need more judges from both major political parties in Texas to use their discretion similar to what she’s doing, to help people “GET OFF THE WRONG TRACK” and onto the right one to turn their lives around,” he explains. “Some of these judges in Texas are treating wayward citizens like a number, and simply shuffling them through the oftentimes unfair and biased criminal justice system like slaves being sent off to work the master’s plantation – pigs being sent off to slaugh-

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ter if you will,” proclaims Taylor. “Being tough on crime is one thing, but a judge using their power to impact people’s lives in a way that compels them to change for the better takes a unique skill set,” he says. “Giving a second chance to men like Mr. Patrick Moore is a gamble – but most judges aren’t willing to take the risk. Some judges would have simply written this brother off as a lost cause – or someone who couldn’t be rehabilitated,” Taylor explains. “Sure giving someone a second chance is a risk – but it’s a risk worth taking.”

JUDGES LIKE MARIA T. JACKSON ARE A RARITY SAYS TAYLOR

“The story of Patrick Moore is a clear and compelling example of why every able-bodied Texan should be concerned about the types of judges we place on the bench in the Lone Star State,” says Taylor. “This isn’t about “D’s” and “R’s” before names on the ballot anymore,” he passionately proclaims. “We need people holding gavels who are tough on crime – but what we “DO NOT NEED” are people in positions of authority who are compelled to legislate from the bench; carry out personal agendas; or willing to put their political party affiliation ahead of what’s just and fair.”

A SECOND CHANCE GIVEN BY JUDGE MARIA T. JACKSON PAYS OFF

Here’s a message Judge Maria T. Jackson recently shared with Houston Business Connections Magazine® from Mr. Patrick Moore: “Good afternoon

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Patrick Moore turned his life around after a second chance he received from Judge Maria T. Jackson.

Judge Jackson! I hope you are doing well!! This is Patrick Moore. I was in your courtroom roughly 8 years ago with yet another charge. I had basically been in and out of trouble since the age of 16, living reckless, no regards for the law or my own future which kept landing me in and out of jail. Well, this go-round it landed me in front of you. No plea agreement could be reached with the district attorney, so on the very last setting it ultimately came down to your recommendation as to what my punishment should be. At the time, I was certain I was headed back to jail

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-- I mean my background screamed: "he'll just get in trouble again." The last time I was in trouble the exact words from Judge Devon Anderson was: "he's going to jail, I'm not giving any probation and have that rock in my neck." And so off I was sent. But that day in front of you, which I'm forever grateful for, something must have fallen on your heart. Because you asked me: "Mr. Moore, are you ready to turn your life around?" I have to admit I was so shocked I couldn't believe it. And I answered "yes." Then you told me "ok I'm going to give you one last chance." And my heart sunk into my chest because I knew that with that I wasn't going to let you down! It was life-changing because a complete stranger took a chance on me to believe in me to become something other than just another inmate, or habitual criminal. And I walked out of your courtroom completely grateful with a mindset that I was going to turn my life around. So with that, fast forward to today, I have accomplished some amazing things. I became a personal trainer and started my business in Tomball, Texas. I'm probably the most successful trainer in Northwest Houston lol! But I didn't stop there! All that energy I used to put into doing the wrong things, I put it into my body and started bodybuilding. And as of last weekend, it all paid off! After 5 years of extremely hard work, I competed in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mr. USA Championships and won, which earned my professional status in bodybuilding! I was extended a few endorsements as a result of that show and life couldn't be better! I remember telling you the last time I saw you, as you released me from community supervision that I was not going to let you down! And I'm extremely blessed to report back to you that I have kept my promise. I know that “me� landing in front of you 8 years ago was not Patrick happenstance, but instead it Moore was God's plan, and you were truly a blessing in my life!! I thank you so much for the decision you made as it has forever changed my life!! God bless you so much and thank you


LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO ELECT FAIR AND IMPARTIAL JUDGES IN TEXAS again Judge Jackson!”

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Judge Maria T. Jackson will seek to have her name written in the annals of Texas history by becoming the first African American woman to serve on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 1. “The time has come for “ALL” Texans to put divisiveness aside and come together to do something truly special in the Lone Star State,” says Taylor. “Judge Maria T. Jackson is duly-qualified, fair, firm, and compassionate,” he explains. “I’m not “FOR” or “AGAINST” either major political party in Texas – I simply want “All” Texans to be treated fairly in the eyes of the law,” he explains. “Judge Maria T. Jackson is the only candidate in the race for Presiding Judge for the Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 1 (at this time) who has reached out to us, and assured us that she values the vote of every Texan without respect to their ethnicity, gender, political party affiliation, or socio-economic – we’re hopeful others will soon follow,” he says. “But for now, it’s our prayer that every open-minded voter in the Lone Star State will strongly consider candidates like Judge Maria T. Jackson, and the countless others who respect us, and are committed to serving our great state with blindfold justice that’s administered fairly, unbiased, and without prejudice.”

DONATE TO JUDGE MARIA T. JACKSON’S CAMPAIGN

If you are reading this report and would like to help Judge Maria T. Jackson win on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, you can mail her a generous donation to JUDGE MARIA T. JACKSON CAMPAIGN at P.O. Box 627, Houston, Texas 77001. You can also email her at maria.jckson@gmail.com, or call her at


LETITIA PLUMMER FOR U.S. CONGRESS 22ND DISTRICT OF TEXAS Meet Dr. Letitia Plummer

I grew up in Houston watching my father make a difference in people’s lives every day through his dental practice, and It was his example that inspired me to pursue my own career. Today, I am a woman on a mission, to give people great smiles, boosting their confidence and sense of self-worth. Thanks to years of hard work and perseverance, and with the support of the best staff any small business owner could ask for, I own a successful dental practice with two locations serving the communities of the 22nd Texas Congressional District. My practice was not my first venture into owning a business, however. Shortly after graduating from Atlanta’s historic Spelman College, I started a company called Safe Hands selling latex gloves. While I felt sure I wanted to follow my father into dentistry, I wanted to gain experience managing a business first. I quickly learned that managing a small business is one of the toughest things you can do—and I was hooked. The rewards of running my own business gave me the courage to return to school and pursue my dental career.

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DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY EARLY VOTING TUES., FEB. 20TH - FRI. MAR. 2, 2018 ELECTION DAY TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018

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Being self-employed has helped me develop a well-rounded perspective on the challenges faced by middle income families today. I am confronted by the flaws in our healthcare system every day. I’ve found it difficult to find affordable, adequate coverage through the plans available to small employers like myself.

If the heart of the American Dream is the ability to control your own destiny, then we need legislation that empowers people to innovate and forge new paths. Rather than hamper would-be entrepreneurs with unmanageable healthcare costs, we need to fix the Affordable Care Act for all Americans. I know I’ve been lucky. I chose a great career, and I was born at a time when a middle-class girl’s fresh out of college could launch a company, then build up a business to be able to overcome the inevitable bumps in the road. The opportunities available to young people of people trying to change careers today are not the same as those I or my parents had.

These are not small problems. I’ve watched middle-class families get squeezed from every side by a political process that’s left their lives hanging in the balance. I decided it wasn’t enough to be angry about it anymore—it’s time to take action. I’ve served my community as a health care provider and an employer. Now I want to serve the people of Texas’ 22nd District in Congress.

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AUDRIE LAWTON

For Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 2

“BRING BACK THE PEOPLE’S COURT!”

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DEAR PRECINCT 7 REGISTERED VOTERS:

I am seeking this position because first I believe that I am qualified. Second, I believe that it is time for new leadership. I want to Bring Back the People’s Court. That means opening up the courthouse doors to the community in which it serves. It also means providing services, such as educational training, social services, and resources to Pro Se litigants who cannot afford legal representation. My goal is to partner with organizations in our community to provide additional services to those in need. Below are five ways, in which I plan to accomplish this goal: • Enhance courthouse technology by creating a ”Courthouse App” • Hold monthly night court and/or weekend court • Establish an onsite resource center for Pro Se Litigants • Open up the courthouse doors and allow organizations and professionals to host educational seminars • Work with the Constable’s office to promote safety in the community

- 2018 AUDRIE LAWTON Democratic Candidate for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 2

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“A vote for me is a vote for Leadership, Experience, and Commitment!”

LEADERSHIP

• 2008 Delegate- Texas State Democratic Convention • Vice-President-Thurgood Marshall Class of 2002 • Law Review-Thurgood Marshall School of Law • Worked as a pro bono coordinator for Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program • Speaker, Ethics, State Bar of Texas • Speaker, Texas BarCle 2017 • Community Leader and volunteer

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EXPERIENCE

• Licensed to practice law for 15 years in the State of Texas • Licensed to practice law in the Eastern, Southern, Northern, Western Districts of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals • Former Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas • Former Assistant Disciplinary Counsel, State Bar of Texas • Former Prosecutor (Sex crimes), Special Prosecution Unit of TX

COMMITMENT

• Sustaining member of the Harris County Democratic Party • Harris County Young Democrats, member • Creditors Rights section State Bar Texas, member • Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, member • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, lifetime member • Jack and Jill of America, Houston Chapter



...LET’S GO!!!

God will indeed prosper what He has in mind for us to do if we yield our mind, body, spirit, soul, and resources to His will and purpose for us individually, corporately and politically. So let’s work together as we harken to the spirit of God as He orders our steps, and imparts into us ”ALL” the wisdom, discernment, favor, and grace we need to change lives and claim more territory for the KINGDOM with a more potent GROUND-GAME.

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“I LOVE TEXAS.” -- Judge Maria T. (Terri) Jackson

JUDGE MARIA T. JACKSON

for Presiding Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 1

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