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Councilman Green

Martha Castex-Tatum is endorsed by Ellis, Boykins, Cohen, Stallworth, Davis, Heyliger, Jones, Walker, Green, Skillern-Jones, and Adams.

Martha Castex Tatum

“We’re All Standing With Martha Castex-Tatum.”

Commissioner Rodney Ellis

EARLY VOTING BEGINS: Monday, April 23, 2018

EARLY VOTING ENDS: Friday, May 1, 2018

ELECTION DAY: Saturday, May 5, 2018

“PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW!”

Sharon M. Burney for Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 7, Place 2 — Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Democratic Gubernatorial Runoff is Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Germaine Tanner for Judge, 311th District Court in Harris County — Tues., Nov. 6, 2018

“CANDIDATES WHO VALUE OUR VOTE!”

“Dedra Davis is running for Judge, 270th Judicial District Court on Tuesday, November 6, 2018” ©

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“Linda Dunson is running for Judge,309th Judicial District Court on Tuesday, November 6, 2018” ©

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“Ronnisha Bowman is running for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 2 on November 6, 2018” ©

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“Latosha Lewis Payne is running for Judge,55th Judicial District Court on Tuesday, November 6, 2018” ©

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“Erica Hughes is running for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 3 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018”

“Lupe Valdez led all vote-getters with 438,820 votes back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the Democratic Party Primary Gubernatorial race in Texas. However, she didn’t gain a majority of the votes, and must now fall off against Andrew White, the second place finisher. Andrew White — who receive 280,200 votes to force the runoff was considered to be the front-runner by many heading into the primaries will need a lot of help if he expects to gain the Democratic nomination.”

Andrew White

Lupe Valdez

Abbott Received 1,400,647 Republican Primary Votes ©

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“Democrats appear to be very excited about their chances in the Lone Star State on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. in the Midterm Election However, the 1,400,647 statewide Republican Party Primary votes Governor Greg Abbott received represents a monumental challenge for either candidate who emerges from the Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Democratic Party Primary Gubernatorial runoff election.”

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

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


ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© THE GAME-CHANGER

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 The State of Texas Will Say Goodbye to Straight-Ticket Voting

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THE “GAME-CHANGER”

In case you don’t already know, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 the State of Texas will kiss the “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING OPTION” goodbye thanks to Governor Greg Abbott and several other members of the Texas Legislature.

HERE ARE THE SPONSOR, AUTHOR, AND CO-AUTHORS OF HOUSE BILL -25

THE SPONSOR OF HB-25: Senator Kelly Hancock — represents Senate District 9; THE AUTHORS OF HB-25: State Rep. Ron Simmons — represents House District 65 | State Rep. Lyle Larson — represents House District 122 | State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg — represents House District 89 | State Rep. Sarah Davis — represents House District 134 | State Rep. Pat Fallon — represents House District 106; and THE COAUTHORS OF HB25: State Rep. Greg Bonnen — represents House District 24 | State Rep. Angie Chen Button — represents House District 112 | State Rep. Jeff Leach — represents House District 67 | State Rep. Tom Oliverson — represents House District 130 | State Rep. Tan Parker — represents House District 63 | State Rep. Joe Pickett House — represents District 79 | State Rep. J.D. Sheffield — represents House District 59 | State Rep. Drew Springer — represents House District 68 | State Rep. Phil Stephenson — represents House District 85 | and State Rep. Valoree Swanson — represents House District 150.

HB25 WON’T IMPACT STATE SENATE RACES IN 2020 VERY MUCH

The Texas Senate is composed of 31 members who represent 31 separate geographical districts in the State of Texas. Some of our Texas state senators must run for re-election in “THE 2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS” before they will be faced with the prospects of having to deal with voters not being able to vote for them as part of “THE STRAIGHT TICKET OPTION” for their respective party.

STATE SENATOR BRYAN HUGHES WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Bryan Hughes (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 1 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Republican Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Wood, and Upshur.

STATE SENATOR BOB HALL WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Bob Hall (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 2 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Republican Primary. State Senator Bob Hall won the nomination. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Part of Dallas, Delta, Fannin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Rockwall, and Van Zandt.

STATE SENATOR ROBERT NICHOLS WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Robert Nichols (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 3 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Republican Primary. State Senator Robert Nichols was unopposed. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Henderson, Houston, Jasper, Liberty, Part of Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler.

STATE SENATOR BRANDON CREIGHTON WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Brandon Creighton (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 4 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Republican Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Chambers, Part of Galveston, Part of Harris, Part of Jefferson, and Part of Montgomery.

STATE SENATOR CHARLES SCHWERTNER WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Charles Schwertner (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 5 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Republican Primary. State Senator Charles Schwertner won the nomination. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Brazos, Freestone, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Walker, and Williamson.

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THE GAME CHANGER - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR

THE “GAME-CHANGER”

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 The State of Texas Will Say Goodbye to Straight-Ticket Voting

STATE SENATOR SYLVIA GARCIA WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Sylvia Garcia (DEMOCRAT) is the Texas State Senator for District 6 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary. State Senator Sylvia Garcia ran for United States Congress for the 29th Congressional District in the March 6, 2018 Democratic Primary and won the nomination. COUNTY REPRESENTED: Part of Harris County.

STATE SENATOR BETTENCOURT WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Paul Bettencourt (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 7 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Republican Primary. Senator Paul Bettencourt was unopposed. COUNTY REPRESENTED: Part of Harris County.

STATE SENATOR VAN TAYLOR WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Van Taylor (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 8 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Republican Primary. State Senator Van Taylor did not run for re-election. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Part of Collin and Part of Dallas.

STATE SENATOR KELLY HANCOCK WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Kelly Hancock (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 9 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Republican Primary.State Senator Kelly Hancock ran unopposed. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Part of Dallas and Part of Tarrant.

STATE SENATOR KONNI BURTON WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Konni Burton (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 10 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Republican Primary. State Senator Konni Burton was unopposed. COUNTY REPRESENTED: Part of Tarrant County.

STATE SENATOR LARRY TAYLOR WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Larry Taylor (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 11 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Republican Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Part of Brazoria, Part of Galveston and Part of Harris.

STATE SENATOR JANE NELSON WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Jane Nelson (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 12 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Republican Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Part of Denton and Part of Tarrant.

STATE SENATOR BORRIS MILES WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Borris Miles (DEMOCRAT) is the Texas State Senator for District 13 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Part of Fort Bend and Part of Harris. T

STATE SENATOR KIRK WATSON WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Kirk Watson (DEMOCRAT) is the Texas State Senator for District 14 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Democratic Primary. State Senator Kirk Watson ran unopposed. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Bastrop and Part of Travis.

STATE SENATOR JOHN WHITMIRE WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

John Whitmire (DEMOCRAT) is the Texas State Senator for District 15 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Democratic Primary. State Senator John Whitmire was challenged by two opponents and won. COUNTY REPRESENTED: Part of Harris County.

STATE SENATOR DON HUFFINES WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Don Huffines (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 16 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Republican Primary. Senator Don Huffines ran unopposed. COUNTY REPRESENTED: Part of Dallas County.

STATE SENATOR JOAN HUFFMAN WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Joan Huffman (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 17 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Republican Primary. State Senator Joan Huffman won the nomination. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Part of Brazoria, Part of Fort Bend, and Part of Harris.


ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© THE GAME-CHANGER

STATE SENATOR LOIS KOLKHORST WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

STATE SENATOR DONNA CAMPBELL WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

STATE SENATOR CARLOS URESTI WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

STATE SENATOR JOSE MENENDEZ WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Lois Kolkhorst (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 18 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Republican Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Aransas, Austin, Burleson, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Part of Fort Bend, Goliad, Gonzales, Part of Harris, Jackson, Lee, Matagorda, Part of Nueces, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, and Washington.

Carlos Uresti (DEMOCRAT) is the Texas State Senator for District 19 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Part of Atascosa, Part of Bexar, Brewster, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Real, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala.

STATE SENATOR JUAN HINOJOSA WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (DEMOCRAT) is the Texas State Senator for District 20 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Brooks, Part of Hidalgo, Jim Wells, and Part of Nueces.

STATE SENATOR JUDITH ZAFFIRINI WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Judith Zaffirini (DEMOCRAT) is the Texas State Senator for District 21 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Part of Atascosa, Part of Bexar, Bee, Caldwell, Duval, Part of Guadalupe, Live Oak, Jim Hogg, Karnes, La Salle, McMullen, San Patricio, Starr, Part of Travis, Uvalde, Webb, Wilson, and Zapata.

STATE SENATOR BRIAN BIRDWELL WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Brian Birdwell (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 22 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Republican Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Bosque, Ellis, Falls, Hill, Part of Hood, Frio, Johnson, McLennan, Navarro, Somervell, and Part of Tarrant.

STATE SENATOR ROYCE WEST WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Royce West (DEMOCRAT) is the Texas State Senator for District 23 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Democratic Primary. Senator Royce West ran unopposed. COUNTY REPRESENTED: Part of Dallas County.

STATE SENATOR DAWN BUCKINGHAM WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Dawn Buckingham (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 24 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Republican Primary. COUNTY REPRESENTED: Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Comanche, Coryell, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kerr, Lampasas, Llano, Mills, San Saba, Part of Taylor, and Part of Travis.

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Donna Campbell (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 25 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Republican Primary. State Senator Donna Campbell won the nomination. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Part of Bexar, Part of Travis, Comal, Hays, and Kendall.

José Menéndez (DEMOCRAT) is the Texas State Senator for District 26 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary. COUNTY REPRESENTED: Part of Bexar County.

STATE SENATOR EDDIE LUCIO, JR. WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Eddie Lucio, Jr. (DEMOCRATIC) is the Texas State Senator for District 27 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Cameron, Part of Hidalgo, Kenedy, Kleberg, and Willacy.

STATE SENATOR PERRY WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Charles Perry (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 28 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Republican Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Baylor, Borden, Childress, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Cottle, Crane, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Eastland, and Young.

STATE SENATOR JOSE RODRIGUEZ WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

José Rodríguez (DEMOCRAT) is the Texas State Senator for District 29 – This seat is on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, and Presidio.

STATE SENATOR CRAIG ESTES WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020

Craig Estes (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 30 – This seat will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Republican Primary. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Archer, Clay, Part of Collin, Cooke, Part of Denton, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise, and Young.

STATE SENATOR KEL SELIGER WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2018

Kel Seliger (REPUBLICAN) is the Texas State Senator for District 31 – This seat was on the ballot in the Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Republican Primary. State Senator Kel Seliger won the nomination. COUNTIES REPRESENTED: Andrews, Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Cochran, Collingsworth, Coke, Coleman, Dallam, and Yoakum.

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A few Democratic and Republican Primary Candidates Have Some Unfinished Business to Attend to on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 MAY 22, 2018 PRIMARY RUNOFFS - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE

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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 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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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - MAY 22, 2018 PRIMARY RUNOFFS

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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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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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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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 6: 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 - MARTHA CASTEX-TATUM

Vote to Elect Martha Castex-Tatum on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in the race for Houston City Council District K Martha Castex-Tatum is Our Servant-Leader

Martha Castex-Tatum has been rooted in public service since childhood. As a young girl, she eagerly tagged along with her father, the Block Captain for Keswick/Ramblewood Civic Club in District K, helping keep the community informed by passing out the Civic Club newsletter. There are many pioneers and lifelong residents of District K that reminisce over, “Hello, I’m Martha Castex, please make your vote count!” Growing up in the Keswick/Ramblewood neighborhood, Martha learned the value of hard work and serving others. She attended Grissom Elementary, Parker Elementary and Welch Middle School, all in District K. Actively involved in numerous organizations and clubs growing up, Martha represented her community as a Brownie, Girl Scout, Junior Daughter, basketball player and the list goes on! Her passion and commitment to serve District K has come full-circle and Martha is thankful that she has been

able to give back to the community by working for Houston City Council’s District K’s office as the Director of Constituent Services since 2015. Today, Martha is walking even taller and would be honored to lead and represent the residents of District K, which gave her a solid foundation and where she began her journey to success.

Martha Castex-Tatum is Our History-Making Community Leader

Martha is passionate about serving the community she resides in. Upon graduating from Southwest Texas State University (now, Texas State University) in San Marcos, TX, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees, she began expressing her voice in political service. She has since served as an adjunct professor at the university. While in San

Marcos, Martha’s desire to serve where she lives led her to unseat a 12-year City Council incumbent, becoming the first African American woman to be elected in the city’s history. During her tenure on the San Marcos City Council Martha served as Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore. The Association of Mayors Council and Commissioners awarded Martha a certificate of achievement for her completion of continuing education unit credits for the Texas Municipal League Institute program. Only 41 certificates were awarded statewide that year. Martha was a graduate of Leadership San Marcos – 1996. She also served on the San Marcos Economic Development Council and the Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Martha is Our Experienced Leader

In 2004, Martha returned to Houston and joined the bustling business community as a highperforming realtor with Keller Williams Realty, where she worked for ten years. A testament to her work ethic, Martha was named “Rookie of the Year” in her first year of business based on her production. Martha continued her real estate career with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, where she currently assists new and existing residents with home sales and purchases and is consistently an award winning top producer. In addition to her career in real estate, Martha has been a faithful and loyal public servant to District K residents since 2015. Martha has worked with other District K staff members to address concerns of constituents while advocating for seniors, small business owners, extracurricular and after-school activities for youth, economic development and beautification projects. She oversaw the progress for the new HPD police station in District K, the CASE after school grant process, the monthly Fort Bend and Hiram Clarke Bridging the Divide meetings, and numerous sidewalk, waterline, and street repair projects throughout the district. Martha represents the District K office monthly at the TIRZ 9 and 25 meetings as well as the Five Corners Management District meetings.

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - MARTHA CASTEX-TATUM

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“We’re Standing with Martha Castex-Tatum!”

Martha is endorsed by Commissioner Rodney Ellis (left), Houston City Councilman Dwight Boykins and a Host of Other Local Leaders.

Ellen Cohen Mayor Pro Tempore

Jerry Davis Houston City Councilman

Addie Heyliger Fort Bend ISD Trustee

May Walker Constable Precinct 7

Dwight Boykins Houston City Councilman

Jolanda Jones HISD Board Trustee

Ronald Green Former City Controller

Rhonda Skillern-Jones HISD Board President

Wanda Adams HISD Board Trustee

Pretta VanDible Stallworth HCCS Trustee District IX

Martha Castex-Tatum Has Always Pursued and Strived to Achieve Excellence

Thanks to her strong work ethic and the pursuit of excellence, Martha has been selected to serve in various leadership positions by her peers in the public and private sectors. She was elected as a Keller Williams Realty Sugar Land City Wide Representative. Martha has received various awards and recognition including being

named a David Ashworth Community Service Award finalist, a YMCA Minority Achiever, a Woman Entrepreneurs Trailblazer Award honoree, Who’s Who in Black Houston, and a Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Honor Society Award honoree. With her continuous pursuit of excellence, Martha is part of the Leadership Houston Class of XXXVI. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she has been active for over 27 years. Martha currently resides in Brays Oaks and is a member of Windsor Village United Methodist Church. When she is not working or serving the community, she enjoys spending time with her son, her parents who are District K residents and other family members and friends.

Want to help Martha?

Here are a few things you can do: ONE (1): Share her message of wanting to keep District K moving. TWO (2): Go vote early during the early voting period which begins on Monday, April 23, 2018, and ends on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – or on Election Day which is Saturday, May 5, 2018. THREE (3): Take someone to vote for Martha Castex-Tatum with you. FOUR (4): Place one of Martha Castex-Tatum’s yard signs in your yard to show your support for her campaign. FIVE (5): Make a campaign contribution to help Martha deliver her message directly to District K voters. https://goo.gl/MrTgAR

Early voting Begins on Monday, April 23, 2018, and ends on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Martha worked with Councilman Larry Green and other District K staff members to address concerns of constituents while advocating for seniors, small business owners, extracurricular and after-school activities for youth, economic development and beautification projects.


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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - ATTORNEY SHARON BURNEY

RUNOFF CANDIDATE FOR HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ATTORNEY SHARON M. BURNEY RECEIVED RECENT ENDORSEMENTS FROM AFL-CIO and HOUSTON FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

Houston, TX – Attorney Sharon M. Burney, candidate for the Harris County Justice of the Peace Democratic Primary Precinct 7, Place 2 seat received recent endorsements from the Houston Federation of Teachers and local AFL-CIO. Earning 31.92% of the votes in the March primary race against three other candidates, placed Attorney Burney in the primary runoff election to be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The general election for the Texas local judges will be held on November 6, 2018. With 24 years of service with the Houston Independent School District (HISD), 10 years as an attorney and many years of grassroots community outreach, Burney entered this race with a team of community supporters, volunteers, and endorsers. Although her first run for political office, Sharon Burney is not new to politics. Prior to attending law school, she received a Masters degree in Future Studies from the University of Houston where she concentrated in political diversity. She also hosted a public relations radio show, which covered political topics and issues. A world traveler, Sharon Burney has traveled to numerous nations and participated as a delegate and speaker on future trends and culture. As an educator at HISD, Burney co-created and admin-

istrated the Lighted Schoolhouse, a program for homeless and high risk youth. While there, she also worked as a facilitator with Riverside General Hospital in the drug prevention program. She left HISD to pursue a career in law and is a graduate of Thurgood Marshal School of Law. Upon passing the Texas Bar in 2007, she began private practice. For Harris County Justice Of The Peace, Attorney Sharon Burney’s endorsements include:Baptist Ministers Association of Houston and Vicinity, local Communications Workers of America, Harris County Tejano Democrats, Texas Coalition of Black Democrats/Harris County Chapter along with the recent endorsements from the Houston Federation of Teachers and local AFL-CIO. The last day to register to vote in Texas for the May 22, 2018 primary runoff election is April 23, 2018. Early voting begins May 14, 2018 and ends May 18, 2018. Prior to the runoff election, Texas also has a general election on May 5, 2018; last day to register for the general election is April 5, 2018. ————————————— FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATTORNEY SHARON M. BURNEY FOR HARRIS COUNTYJUSTICE OF THE PEACE PRECINCT 7, PLACE 2, VISIT HER WEBSITE!

www.ElectSharonBurney.com

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“I VALUE EVERY VOTE!”

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

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“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.”

www.VoteBowmanforJudge.com


MINISTRY

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© A FEW LOCAL MINISTRY LEADERS YOU SHOULD KNOW!

SEND INFORMATION ON YOUR MINISTRY TO US TODAY: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com

Higher Dimension Church www.higherd.net

Pastor Terrance H. Johnson, frequently referred to as Pastor J, is the founder and senior pastor of Higher Dimension Church. His education derives from American Baptist College located in Nashville, TN, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Sociology. Pastor J is known throughout the country as a premier preacher with extraordinary gifts in biblical exposition, interpretation, and proclamation according to the Higher Dimension Church website. His wife First Lady Torsha Johnson, is spiritually gifted in leading women to the heart of God by developing and nurturing dynamic women's ministries. They are both native Houstonians and have three sons, Terrance, Thailan, and Theophilus, and one daughter, Tirzah. Pastor Johnson and First Lady Johnson uphold and exemplify strong family values; believing the church is only as strong as its families. Visit the website listed or more information on this ministry.

Brentwood Baptist Church www.brentwoodbaptist.org

The Reverend Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff has been married to the former Doris Ernestine Gardner since 1980. He is a native of Lumberton, North Carolina; where in 1962, he began his Christian journey by uniting with The Mt. Sinai United Holy Church of Lumberton. Seven years later, he answered his Call to Ministry while attending Morehouse College. He served as pastor of the Cobb Memorial United Holy Church in Atlanta, Georgia for eight years. Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff was elected as pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church of Houston, Texas in February 1980 and by the year 2000 had grown it from a 500 member congregation to a mega-church of 12,000. The congregation has reached a plateau of more than 7,000 members with over 5,000 worshipers attending its two Sunday morning worship services. Visit the website listed or more information on this ministry.

St John’s Church

www.stjohnsdowntown.org

Juanita Rasmus is a Spiritual Director with a desire to see a merger between the contemplative life and active life in society. Rudy Rasmus is an author, and global humanitarian with a passion for outreach to the world’s poorest citizens. Together they co-pastor the St. John’s

United Methodist Church located in Downtown Houston that began with 9 existing members in 1992. St. John’s has grown to over 9,000 members (30% were formerly homeless) in 21 years into one of the most culturally diverse congregations in the country where every week people of every social and economic background and ethnicity share the same pew. The Rasmus’ attribute the success of the church to a compassionate group of people who have embraced the vision of tearing down the walls of classism, sexism, and racism and building bridges of unconditional love, universal recovery, and unprecedented hope. A recent inhouse poll revealed the number one reason people attend St. John’s is because they can “feel the love” from the parking lot to the pew. Visit the website listed or more information on this ministry.

Church in Houston, TX, Victoria is an inspiration and mentor to women everywhere. She is committed to helping women, children and families discover their purpose and reach their highest potential in Christ. Victoria has recently released a new book from Simon and Schuster, called Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy and Whole. In the book, Victoria offers today’s busy modern woman a simple and practical plan to help them embrace joy and live life to the fullest. She speaks directly to women harried by the pressures. Visit the website listed or more information on this ministry.

Second Baptist Church www.second.org

Dr. H. Edwin Young was born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 12. While in college at the University of Alabama , he felt led by God to become a pastor, and transferred to Mississippi College to continue his education. Dr. Young's

Lakewood Church

www.lakewoodchurch.com

Joel Osteen is a native Texan and the Pastor of Lakewood Church, which according to Church Growth Today is America’s largest and fastest growing church. On July 16, 2005 after completing $95 million dollars in renovations, Joel moved Lakewood Church into its new 16,000-seat home — the former Compaq Center. It is the largest regularly-used worship center in the United States. Each week Joel delivers God’s message of hope and encouragement to more than 38,000 attendees. Ac-

cording to Nielsen Media Research, Joel is the most watched inspirational figure in America. His weekly sermon is broadcast into every U.S. television market where it is viewed by seven million Americans each week and more than 20 million each month. His weekly broadcast is also seen in almost 100 nations around the world according to the Lakewood Church website. A life-long Houstonian, Victoria began her career in her family’s business. Now as a supportive wife, mother of two children and a co-pastor of Lakewood

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church www.wheeleravebc.org

The Reverend Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, the third child born to the late Mr. Rogers Cosby and Mrs. Bobbie J. Cosby, serves as the Senior Pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. A proud native of Chicago, Illinois and a product of Emmanuel Baptist Church where Dr. L.K. Curry served as pastor, Cosby received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and English from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, the Master of Divinity Degree in Homiletics and Christian Education from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia and the Doctor of Ministry Degree in Homiletics from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Cosby is married to his high school sweetheart, Mrs. Audrey Marie Cosby, and they have been blessed with three beautiful daughters, Adrienne Marie, Ashley Marie and Aliyah Marie and two sons, Marcus D., II and Matthew D. Cosby. Visit the website listed or more information on this ministry.

Grace Church www.grace.tv

preparation for the ministry continued at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. His first pastorate was in North Carolina, and he pastored in North and South Carolina until 1978 when he moved to Houston, Texas to become the pastor at Second Baptist Church where he continues as senior pastor today. The congregation has grown from 2,000 members in 1978 to over 60,000 members on 5 church campuses. Dr. Young served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention and has authored many books including The 10 Commandments of Marriage, The 10 Commandments of Parenting, and Healing Broken America. Dr. Young and his wife, Jo Beth, have three sons, all in ministry: Ed (author, speaker and senior pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas), Ben (author, speaker and associate pastor at Second Baptist Church, Houston), and Cliff (Creative Media and Communications director and associate pastor for Second Baptist Church, Houston, and founding leader of the contemporary Christian group Caedmon’s Call.) Dr. Young and Jo Beth have eleven grandchildren who light up their lives. Visit the website listed or more information on this ministry.

Pastor Steve Riggle is the founding pastor of Grace church, the president of Grace International, and executive member of the Houston Area Pastors Council. Steve holds a Masters Degree from Oral Roberts University and a Doctorate from The Kings University. Becky has led women’s ministry in the local church, taught bible studies, and speaks at conferences and women’s events across the United States and internationally. Her desire is to encourage women of all ages to grow in God’s word and to live out their God given purpose. Steve and Becky take every opportunity to be with their family and friends. A motion picture is in production that chronicles the unmistakable hand of God moving in Steve and Becky’s life during a mission trip in the Philippines where they were taken hostage in an attempted prison break and were the only survivors.


HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - ATTORNEY SEDRICK T. WALKER II

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Forward-Thinking

Sedrick T. Walker II Plans to Bring an Even-Keeled Approach to Harris County Criminal Court at Law #11 Bench When Elected on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

MEET SEDRICK T. WALKER II

Email: sedrickwalkerforjudge@gmail.com

EARLY VOTING BEGINS: Monday, October 22, 2018

After working tirelessly in the criminal courtrooms of Harris County for nearly ten years, Sedrick T. Walker is running to become your next judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 11. Sedrick will bring a reasonable and even-keeled approach to the bench and ensure that everyone entering the courtroom is treated with professionalism, dignity, and respect. A Houston native, Sedrick graduated with honors from Texas A&M University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. While in college, he made the Dean’s List and was a recipient of the Texas A&M Political Science Excellence Scholarship. Sedrick also was a participant in the prestigious Ralph Bunche Summer Institute for emerging political science scholars at Duke University. In 2006, Sedrick began his legal education at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. Sedrick's focus towards criminal law began as a student attorney with the law school's Criminal Defense Clinic. The defense clinic gave students the opportunity to represent Austin-area residents charged with misdemeanor offenses who could not afford an attorney under the supervision of experienced criminal defense attorneys. Sedrick also completed an internship with the Travis County District Attorney's Office where he assisted veteran felony prosecutors. After graduating from law school, Sedrick worked as a prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney's Office from 2009 to 2012. During his time at the DA's office, Sedrick spent countless hours handling thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to 1st-degree felonies. His experience included working on every aspect of cases from the initial filing stage, gathering evidence, making grand jury presentations in felony cases, and ultimately the trial phase. As an Assistant DA, Sedrick was praised for his willingness to work long hours, fairness in negotiations with the defense bar, and a constant commitment to a prosecutor’s ultimate duty – to seek justice, not merely to convict. Sedrick opened a private law practice in 2013 that primarily focuses on criminal defense. Most of his practice is devoted to representing and fighting for people who cannot otherwise afford to hire counsel. As a defense attorney, Sedrick gained an even greater insight into the impact of the criminal justice system on the daily lives of those accused and their families. Although in many instances the system assesses criminal cases with an assembly-line approach, Sedrick is a strong advocate for individualized justice. He believes fairness and equity are more likely to be achieved with a case-by-case analysis of the facts and the background of the individual standing before the court. On too many occasions, people are brought in and out of court proceedings without receiving the attention they rightly deserve. Sedrick’s blend of legal experience and his infinite knowledge of the Harris County criminal court system makes him uniquely qualified to serve as Judge of County Criminal Court No. 11. He’s had a front-row seat for every major issue facing our criminal courts and will bring a fresh approach to a system in drastic need of change.

EARLY VOTING ENDS: Friday, November 2, 2018

ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© POLITICAL QUESTION AND ANSWERS — AUBREY R. TAYLOR

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THE POLITICAL “GAME-CHANGER”

SEND INFORMATION ON YOUR CAMPAIGN TO US TODAY: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com HOW HB25 WILL IMPACT BLACK CANDIDATES?

QUESTION: Could African American Democratic countywide candidates in Harris County find it tougher to win elections once House Bill 25 becomes law on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in the State of Texas?

QUESTION: How will African American Republican countywide candidates be impacted by HB25 once it goes into effect in 2020 in the State of Texas?

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: In my professional opinion, I believe African Americans running for countywide offices as Republicans are going to actually find it easier to win in 2020 and beyond in Harris County. Heck, African American Republicans could actually end up being the true benefactors of HB25 once it goes into effect. I say this, AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “Yes, I believe so. Based on my because my research seems to show that Republican research, when given a choice, some Democratic vot(non-straight-ticket voters) in Harris County appear to ers who chose to not vote a “STRAIGHT DEMOstand firmly behind their African American nominees -- no CRATIC PARTY TICKET” back in the Tuesday, matter who they happen to be running against. RepubliNovember 8, 2016 “General Presidential Election” accan voters just tend to stick with the candidate whom they tually went down the ballot and either voted against believe will best represent their core values, ideals, and African American incumbent judges or chose to not beliefs in my opinion. I think that’s why African American cast a vote on behalf of incumbent African American Republican judicial candidates like attorney Kevin Fulton Judges like: Maria T. Jackson (339TH DISTRICT and former Judge Clyde Raymond Leuchtag were COURT) and Elaine Hubbard Palmer (215TH DISranked as the top two African Americans on our “POWER TRICT COURT). Now, I know this comment is going to RANKING’ list at 17th and 23rd respectively.” be a tough pill to swallow for a lot of folks -- but this is A BIT OF ADVICE: “The Harris County Republican Party should diversify their ticket true. The numbers don’t lie. So please don’t shoot a little more in 2020 in my professional opinion. And they must also make sure to let me -- I’m just the messenger -- the final numbers African Americans and other ethnic minorities know that they’ve always been a party of inclusion -- and that everyone is welcome. And they (The Harris County Republican speak for themselves. If you don’t believe me, simply Party) cannot sit back and allow others to define who they are going forward into 2020. check out the charts on the adjacent page. And if you It’s imperative that they do better in terms of sharing their rich African American history with Harris County voters. Heck, a lot of folks still don’t even know that African Amerneed further proof I can be reached at (281)788-3033.” ican were one group of Texans who would consistently support the Republican Party A BIT OF ADVICE FROM AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “The Harris County Democratic Party must do some real soul-searching to find out what’s going on whereas Democratic support for their African American countywide candidates is concerned. They must then find creative ways to specifically assist their African American candidates (not minority candidates) and engage the African American community in more meaningful ways to remain competitive in countywide elections when “STRAIGHT-TICKET VOTING” ends in the State of Texas on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Otherwise, we could possibly see every African American ”INCUMBENT” swept from office as early as the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in my professional opinion. And the Harris County Democratic Party can ill afford to wait until 2020 to get started.”

when it was founded in the Lone Star State. Before reconstruction, African Americans comprised about 90% of GOP membership in Texas. And during that period, 44 African Americans served in the Texas legislature as Republicans -- that’s more than we have currently serving in Austin today. Republicans must find creative ways to drive home this message and rebrand themselves. Yes, this will take a lot of work, but they have to let African Americans know that it was us “AFRICAN AMERICANS” who laid the early foundations of the Republican Party of Texas -- this is a must! The first ever Republican convention that met in Houston on July 4, 1867 was predominantly African American in composition, with about 150 African American Texans attending, and only 20 Anglos according to the Texas GOP history. Did you know that? This is a story that must be told!”

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© POLITICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Straight Party Voting Results for Harris County from the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Presidential Election PARTY

ABSENTEE

32,592 36,121

Republican Party Democratic Party

EARLY

275,435 307,356

47.14% 52.25%

46.68% 52.09%

ELECTION DAY

93,636 41.09% 128,553 56.41%

401,663 472,030

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TOTAL

45.28% 53.21%

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “If the Harris County Republican Party can keep the “STRAIGHT-TICKET VOTING” gap to no-more-than 50,000 votes; I believe that former Judge Clyde Leuchtag will make up the difference and unseat Judge George Barnstone in the race for Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 1 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. However, if Harris County Democrats are allowed to jump out to a “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING’ lead of more than 50,000 votes on November 6th — IT’S GAME OVER!” FORMER JUDGE CLYDE LEUCHTAG IS THE TOP RANKED AFRICAN AMERICAN JUDICIAL CANDIDATE ON OUR LIST WITH 206,807 NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES

206,807

185,596

KEVIN FULTON IS THE SECOND HIGHEST RANKED AFRICAN AMERICAN JUDICIAL CANDIDATE ON OUR LIST WITH 203,374 NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES

203,374

194,462

#17 Clyde Raymond Leuchtag is the former Judge for the Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 1 -- 206,807 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Clyde Raymond Leuchtag was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to his Democratic challenger George Barnstone who ranked 43rd on our list with a 185,596 SVPR#. *Former Judge Clyde Leuchtag will be seeking to unseat Judge George Barnstone in the race for Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 1 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the Midterm Election for Harris County, Texas.

#23 Kevin Fulton ran as a Republican candidate for Judge of the 11th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 203,374 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” he’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” he received back in 2016. Kevin Fulton was not able to overcome the 70,367 “STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING DEFICIT” he faced and lost to his Democratic rival Kristen Hawkins who ranks 33rd on our list with a 194,462 SVPR#. *Attorney Kevin Fulton decided to not run for judge in Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Republican Primary for Harris County. He instead chose to run for State Representative for House District 126 and narrowly missed forcing a runoff.

JUDGE MARIA T. JACKSON IS THE FOURTH RANKED AFRICAN AMERICAN JUDICIAL CANDIDATE ON OUR LIST WITH 193,051 NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES

JUDGE ELAINE H. PALMER IS THE FIFTH RANKED AFRICAN AMERICAN JUDICIAL CANDIDATE ON OUR LIST WITH 192,453 NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES

199,809

193,051

#35 Maria T. Jackson currently serves as the Democratic Judge of the 339th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 193,051 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Maria T. Jackson defeated Republican Mary McFaden who ranks 26th with a 199,809 SVPR#. *Judge Maria T. Jackson is running to become the first African American woman to serve as Presiding Judge on the Texas Court of Criminial Appeals for Place 1 in 2018.

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#36 Elaine H. Palmer currently serves as the Democratic Judge for the 215th District Court in Harris County, Texas -- 192,453 is the “STRATEGIC VOTER POWER RANKING NUMBER” she’s been assigned by Houston Business Connections Magazine© based on the number of “NON-STRAIGHT TICKET VOTES” she received back in the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 “GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” in Harris County. Elaine Palmer defeated Republican Fred Shuchart who ranks 27th with a 199,783 SVPR#.*You can be sure that Judge Elaine Hubbard Palmer will be asking for the vote, prayers, and support of every Harris County, Texas voter in the 2020 Presidential Election.

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GREATER HOUSTON CONSULTING & TAX SERVICES, INC.,WILL PUT YOU FIRST Aubrey R. Taylor HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE®

Since 1980, Jimmy Coleman and his fine team of Tax Professionals at Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Inc. (GHCT), has been helping Houstonians to rest a little easier when it comes to knowing that their tax related business has been taken care of. That's because Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Inc, has a firm stated commitment that they are governed by: to always put the needs of their customers first. GHCT specializes in Tax Preparation, IRS Representation, Business Start-up/Consulting, and Bookkeeping Services. Conveniently located at 12606 Hillcroft, GHCT is uniquely positioned to service the needs of individuals living in southwest Houston, as well as those having to travel down South Main Street from Missouri City, Sugarland, Richmond, Rosenberg and other parts of Fort Bend County to get to and from work in the Houston area – and other parts of Harris County.

GHCT HAS AN A+ RATING WITH THE BBB

Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Inc., currently has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau with no complaints having ever been filed against it. So, if you're looking for an independent Tax Preparation Service, where honesty, integrity, and putting you first is the order of the day: you should seriously consider calling Jimmy Coleman and his team of professionals at Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Incorporated at (713)7232005 to schedule an appointment today! GHCT HAS A CUSTOMER FIRST POLICY

What Cynthia Stewart had to say about Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Incorporated: "I have used Greater Houston Consulting and Tax Services to prepare my taxes…They are prompt and dependable. I appreciate their honest approach to my taxes and the thoroughness employed in helping me pay only what is owed or ideally to receive a refund when appropriate. Jimmy Coleman's advice and counsel concerning my personal finances and retirement planning has been invaluable. Cheryl and Nicole are very helpful, efficient and personable, also. You will be well served by any of their staff. I highly recommend this business." What Tammy Michelle Davis had to say about Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Incorporated: "Loyal, Professional, and Honesty at its BEST! ... Each member of their staff are very professional, loyal and I can count on their dependable and hardworking efforts to get the job done! Thanks Greater Houston!" Another satisfied customer said this about Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services Incorporated: "This is a tax service that cares about people. Greater Houston Tax Service has "great" employees that knows previous and current customers by their names. Some customers decide to seek other tax services, but they always manage to come back to Greater Houston Tax Service to prepare their taxes the correct way and to fix, what mistakes that was made from other tax services." WE’RE READY TO SERVICE YOUR NEEDS

For more information on Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Inc., you should call Jimmy Coleman or one of his fine Tax Professionals at (713)723-2005, or feel free to stop by 12606 Hillcroft at South Main, Houston, Texas 77035. Email: taxburger@aol.com and expect to receive a fast, friendly, and educated answer to any tax related questions you may have today!

Services

If you’re looking for a firm that will focus on your individual needs, and always treat you like a client who

matters, look no further. Our firm offers a full range of professional services to give you the individual attention that you deserve. We will thoroughly and conscientiously study your personal situation, and tailor our advice to your specific needs. Reviews, and Compilations Bookkeeping/Write-Up Business Consulting Business Entity Selection Financial Statements Notary Public Payroll Services Sales Tax Services Tax Preparation & Planning Reviews and Compilations

Our review and compilation capabilities are a core part of our services. We tailor each process to the unique needs of your business. We deliver financial statements and reports that are clear, concise and acceptable to all outside parties and that can provide information and insight to help you run your business more effectively. We will work closely with you and your key employees to develop and execute a plan to complete this work by minimizing employee time spent on the process and without disrupting operations.

Bookkeeping/Write-Up

If your business does not currently have bookkeeping staff or if your business is outgrowing its current bookkeeping system, we can provide comprehensive bookkeeping services to ensure the smooth operation of the financial side of your business.

our staff are notaries public and are available when you need their services.

Payroll Services

Constantly changing federal, state and local laws and tax regulations make payroll management an ongoing challenge for business owners. Our payroll services professionals are well versed on these laws and regulations. We can proactively alert you to material changes that will affect your business and your employees while also keeping payroll running smoothly no matter how large your business and your employee population become.

Sales Tax Services

State and local tax authorities are looking to maximize sales tax collections. We can help you understand and manage your sales tax obligations and prepare sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.

Tax Preparation & Planning

Effective tax preparation and planning can help you to minimize your future tax liability. We can help you proactively manage both your personal and your business tax issues, including understanding how upcoming business opportunities impact your tax status and vice versa. Not all tax planning opportunities are readily apparent. By having us on your team, you are more likely to benefit from those opportunities. We understand how the latest federal, state and local tax legislation and other developments affect you and your business and we are constantly identifying new ways to reduce federal, state or local tax liabilities.

Business Consulting

As a true business partner, we are available to help you deal with any business problem or opportunity. We stand ready to engage in business consulting projects to help you make the right decisions for the future of your business.

Business Entity Selection

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The business entity—LLP, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc.— that you select for your business has enormous financial and tax implications. It is important that you make the right decision. We can explain each choice and its implications. As your business grows and changes, the type of business entity you choose may need to change also.

Financial Statements

Financial statements are an important tool for management decision making. Financial statements also represent your business to lenders, partners, potential buyers and other interested parties. We will work closely with your key personnel to develop and finalize accurate and timely financial statements.

Notary Public

A notary public can help you to handle various business matters, including witnessing and authenticating document execution and signatures. Several members of

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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

Election Protection Legal Volunteer for past 13 years

Founder/Member, Houston Diversity Report Card on Law Firm since 2007

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


EDUCATION

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Enroll in GED or ESL classes through HCDE’s Adult Education

HCDE’s highly qualified teachers provide workforce development and GED classes as well as English as a second language (ESL) classes at more than 65 locations across Houston/Harris County. Flexible schedules that include morning, afternoon and evening courses make going back to school convenient. HCDE Adult Education offers working adults the opportunity to gain the skills needed to take advantage of better job opportunities or move into higher education.

How to register:

Visit www.hcde-texas.org and view the general class schedule and workforce schedule to find information about upcoming classes and registration in your area. Register in person at the class site during the posted registration dates, call (713) 692-6216 or send an e-mail to adult-education@hcde-texas.org for more information. Use any photo ID for registration.

What we offer:

Free classes in convenient locations and flexible schedules (morning, afternoon and evening)

Highly qualified and trained teachers

An adult-centered curriculum based on the Texas Adult Education Content Standards

Individualized placement and progress evaluations

Free textbooks for classroom use

Access to computer aided instruction and distance education in some areas GED scholarships, GED graduation and Adult National Honor Society

Individualized career, vocational, and college counseling

Ages to qualify for services:

At 19, you may register for classes on a first-come, first-served basis during a scheduled registration. If you are 17 or 18, bring a copy of official withdrawal forms from public school and have your parent or guardian attend the first day of registration to sign your registration form. At 16, you must submit a court order that indicates you are ordered to get a GED.

How do I get an adult education class in my area?

HCDE Adult Education collaborates with school districts, businesses, community organizations, religious institutions, and local government agencies. We provide services to adults within our service area encompassing 13 school districts. Districts we serve around Harris and Liberty counties include Alief, Channelview, Cleveland, Cy-Fair, Deer Park, Galena Park, Goose Creek, Hardin, Katy, Klein, Liberty,

Pasadena, Sheldon and Spring Branch. Call us to see if we can develop a partnership with your organization to bring classes to your area.

Registration Tips:

Registration is in person on a firstcome, first-served basis. Registration dates are listed in the schedule. Registration time is the same as the regular class time. (For example: If the class is from 6-9 p.m., registration is from 6-9 p.m. on scheduled days for registration.) Make sure you come to registration early on the first day of registration. Classes are typically filled the first day. For more information, call our main number (713) 692-6216. Do not call the school or church where we hold classes. Site personnel do not always have correct information about the adult education classes. Any form of picture ID will do for registration

More questions about Adult Education? Visit www.hcde-texas.org

Contact us: Phone: 713-692-6216 Email: adult-education@hcde-texas.org

Eduardo Honold, Director ehonold@hcde-texas.org

Harris County Department of Education prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, status as a beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I, WIOA on the basis of citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, status as a participant in an WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity, or on any other basis prohibited by law, that adversely affects the student.


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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

Josh Wallenstein is proud to financially sponsor this year’s Coordinated Campaign — A few of Josh’s Key Endorsements


"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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BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS AREA FIVE DEMOCRATS TEJANO DEMOCRATS, HARRIS COUNTY TEXAS COALITION OF BLACK DEMOCRATS - HARRIS COUNTY HARRIS COUNTY LABOR ASSEMBLY C.O.P.E., AFL - CIO COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA 6222 (CWA) HOUSTON GLBT POLITICAL CAUCUS OUR REVOLUTION - HARRIS COUNTY CHAPTER TEXAS PROGRESSIVE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HOUSTON CHRONICLE BAY AREA DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT MEXICAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF HOUSTON

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Scot “Dolli” Dollinger

Political advertising paid for by Scot Dollinger in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act.

"It's not about Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative. It's about justice. Justice for all matters."

- Scot “Dolli” Dollinger for Judge


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Judge Ursula A. Hall (Left) currently serves as the presiding judge for the 165th District Court in Harris County. She won the bench by defeating Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield (right) back on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

The 70,367 Straight-Ticket Voting Deficit They faced Back in 2016 Hurt Many of the Top-Ranked Conservative Candidates Here's how the race for District Judge for the 165th Judicial District Court ended between Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield and Judge Ursula A. Hall back on Tuesday, November 8, 2016:

Judge Ursula A. Hall

Judge Ursula A. Hall (Democrat) received 46,481(Absentee votes) for 49.42% of the vote. Judge Ursula A. Hall received 425,407 (Early votes) for 50.44% of the vote. Judge Ursula Hall received 175,284 (Election Day votes) for 52.90% of the vote. Judge Ursula A. Hall's overall vote total was 647,172 for 51.01% of the vote — as she rolled to victory. Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield (Republican) received 47,581 (Absentee votes) for 50.58% of the vote. Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield received 417,991 (Early votes) for 49.56% of the vote. Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield received 156,096 (Election Day votes) for 47.10% of the vote. Judge

Debra Ibarra Mayfield's overall vote total was 621,668 (votes) for 48.99% of the vote. ANALYSIS BY AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “Judge Ursula A. Hall, the Democrat enjoyed a 70,367 (STRAIGHT-TICKET) voting lead provided by the Harris County Democratic Party (STRAIGHT-TICKET) voters over Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield back on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in Harris County. However, Judge Ursula A. Hall ended up only beating Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield by 25,504 votes — based on the final vote tally. WHAT DOES THE MEAN? This means that if the Harris County Republican Party (STRAIGHT-TICKET) voters could have kept the (STRAIGHT-TICKET) voting margin to within 40,000 votes, Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield would have defeated Judge Ursula A. Hall by 4,863 votes.”

Judge Debra Mayfield

Democrat Beau Miller is Challenging Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield for her 190th District Court Bench on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Harris County, Texas — MEET BEAU MILLER ON PAGE 6b PARTY PRIMARY

Beau Miller

Beau Miller (DEM)

Debra Ibarra Mayfield (REP)

ABSENTEE

18,947 100.00%

19,188 100.00%

EARLY VOTING

55,506 100.00%

45,458 100.00%

ELECTION DAY

58,155 100.00%

50,794 100.00%

PRIMARY TOTAL

132,608 100.00%

115,440 100.00%

Judge Ibarra Mayfield Honored as “Woman of the Year” by SER-Niños Charter School *The above graphic shows the vote totals for Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield (the Republican Nominee) and Beau Miller (the Democratic Nominee) back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the Harris County Republican Primary and Harris County Democratic Primary respectively! AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “Please keep in mind that the vote totals on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the Midterm Election will be higher than the totals back in the March 2018 primaries”

Governor Abbott Appointed Debra Ibarra Mayfield to the 190th District Court. Judge Mayfield is married to Eric, a former U.S. Army Captain, and the have two young children. The honorable Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield, and Justice Eva Guzman, Texas Supreme Court Justice for Place 9.

Meet Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield

GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT: “A proven and tested leader in Harris County, Judge Mayfield has defended the rights of children and families, devoted her career to elevating lives in the Hispanic community, and upheld the rule of law for the benefit of all Texans...Judge Mayfield’s legal career is a point of pride for Harris County and the State of Texas.”

Debra Ibarra Mayfield is a two-time judicial appointee of Governor Greg Abbott. Judge Mayfield became Abbott's first judicial appointee in Harris County when he tapped her for the 165th District Court. Most recently, Governor Abbott appointed Judge Mayfield to the 190th District Court, as post to which she will run for re-election in 2018. Before becoming a State District Judge, Debra was the first Latina County Court at Law Judge in Harris County. Having been unanimously appointed by the Commissioners' Court, she served as

Judge of County Civil Court at Law No. 1. Judge Mayfield has served as senior in-house legal counsel for Enterprise Products, one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services. She also served as adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching private property rights and eminent domain. Before her judicial career, Judge Mayfield was a partner in a civil defense firm where she handled litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts across the State of Texas.

Judge Mayfield is an alumna of Texas A&M University and South Texas College of Law Houston. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and bar associations, including the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA), the Association of Women Attorneys (AWA), and the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston (MABAH). She has received numerous recognitions for her public service, including being selected as a "Woman on the Move" by Texas Executive Women,

award the "Public Service Award" from South Texas College of Law, the Amicus Award by the Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, selected as one of "Houston's 50 Most Influential Women" by Houston Women Magazine, and awarded the "Outstanding Mentor Award" by the Houston Young Lawyers' Association. Also, the Texas State Bar Convention honored her for her significant contributions to the Hispanic legal community. Debra is married to Eric, a former United States Army Captain, and the have two young children.

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FOR JUDGE 270th CIVIL DISTRICT COURT

Licensed: State of Texas Licensed: Federal District Court Attorney Ad Litem Certified Mediator Instructor: Peer Mediation Member: Houston Bar Association Member: Road Women Founder, LISTEN AND EXCHANGE Guardian Ad Litem Member: League of Women Voters ACLU Member: Greater Houston Black Chamber Member: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Member: Houston Lawyers Association

“Making Law and Order

EQUAL Justice.” A few of Dedra Davis’ Endorsements

Transport Workers Union Texas Coalition of Black Democrats Tejano Democrats Area 5 Democrats Many Other Leaders “More than 30 years of Legal Experience.”

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The Law Office Of WLP focuses on criminal law, juvenile law, family law, guardianship and wills and estate planning. Our law firm represents a broad spectrum of clients. Attorney Jana S. Lewis-Perez

CONTACT INFORMATION: PHONE: (281) 968-8317 EMAIL: JanaLP@lawofficeofwlp.com

Born in Houston and raised in the Dallas area, Jana Lewis received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a minor in Accounting and Business Administration from University of Houston in 2006. While at the University of Houston Jana was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law organization. After graduating, Jana took a few years to work in Corporate America and begin a beautiful family.

Later, Jana returned to school to obtain her law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas where she graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 2012. While attending Thurgood she had the pleasure to hold the positions of Articles Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review and Student Ambassador President. Jana also was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta mock trial team and received several recognition awards from professors. Jana has always had a passion for criminal law. Jana had the opportunity to gain experience as a Student Attorney while participating in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Legal Clinic which consisted of the duties of handling criminal misdemeanors from the client interview to trial prep for indigent defendants. In addition, Jana prepared over 20 expunctions and non-disclosures during her time working in the Legal Clinic for one year. Jana was honored to have an article published in Thurgood Marshall Law Review focusing on Exoneration Compensation. Jana is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas and is a current member of Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.

Attorney Whitney L. White CONTACT INFORMATION PHONE: (979) 318-5079 EMAIL: WhitneyWhite@lawofficeofwlp.com Website: http://www.lawofficeofwlp.com/

Born and raised in Bay City, Texas, Whitney attended the University of Texas in Austin where she received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree.

Upon graduation, Whitney began striving to achieve her goals and taking steps to begin her career path by transitioning into law school at Thurgood Marshall School of Law. As a first generation college student of her family, Whitney graduated magna cum laude from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. While attending Thurgood, Whitney held the position of Symposium Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review. As Symposium Editor she coordinated outstanding Symposium events – one focusing on Civil Rights and another on the impact of Energy and the Law.

Whitney had the opportunity to expand her legal skills by advocating for low income residents while working as a Student Attorney in the Thurgood Marshall Wills, Probate and Guardianship Clinic where she assisted many individuals with their Guardianship matters. In addition, Whitney played a pivotal role in legal matters while being a zealous advocate for indigent individuals during her time working for The Innocence Project. She advocated for disadvantaged individuals who were wrongfully convicted and seeking exoneration where her duties included conducting thorough investigations, interviews, and research. Whitney L. White is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas.

LEGAL SERVICES Attorney Jana S. Lewis-Perez

Attorney Whitney L. White

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - ATTORNEY SHANNON B. BALDWIN

In case you don’t already know, The Houston Women’s March is helping women in the counties around Houston to reach progressives and allies to Rise-Up, March, Unite, and VOTE. Going forward through the upcoming Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Midterm Election, The Greater Houston county chapters will be working with local and regional organizations to elect duly-qualified progressive female candidates.

A Message from Shannon B. Baldwin to All Registered Harris County Voters Dear Harris County Voters:

I have practiced law for over 21 years. I am licensed to practice law in Texas and Georgia. I am a criminal defense litigator but I have been a prosecutor as well. I have tried criminal jury trials from the smallest class c misdemeanor up to the highest capital murder trial. So, I am exceptionally qualified for this office. I obtained my Bachelor of Science from Sam Houston State University in Law Enforcement and Police Science. I graduated Cum Laude from John Marshall Law School, obtaining my Juris Doctorate. I am the Democratic Candidate for Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 4. I ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on March 6, 2018. I am seeking this position to (1) Ensure we follow the letter and spirit of the law for ALL people; (2) Even though our Founding Fathers didn't envision ALL people to be included, they wrote a brilliant document, the U.S. Constitution. So, I intend to stay true to the core principles of the U.S. Constitution and make sure it is more than just words; (3) Embrace the rule of law to promote the pursuit of BLIND justice so race, gender, sexual orientation, wealth or the lack thereof play NO role in my court; (4) It will be my personal goal to serve the people while attributing respect, dignity and diversity to our judicial bench. Every day that I walk into a courtroom I stand on EVERY WORD of the U.S. Constitution. It has been my passion and life’s purpose to ensure that the words of the Constitution are more than just that…they have actual meaning to ALL PERSONS and give us our INALIENABLE RIGHTS! Rights that should not be compromised or violated by anyone. Judges are charged with following the law and honoring the U.S. Constitution. Fairness and justice are the norms for anyone wanting to be a judge. But I want to do more, it’s time we end the culture of blatant disrespect and lack of dignity coming from the bench. With your vote and support, I will serve you honorably.

OPEN LETTER

Shannon B. Baldwin I remain,

Judicial Candidate, Harris County Criminal Court #4 EARLY VOTING BEGINS: Monday, October 22, 2018

EARLY VOTING ENDS: Friday, November 2, 2018

ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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ATTORNEY LINDA DUNSON - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE

309TH DISTRICT COURT

“I VALUE EVERY VOTE!” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018


Beau Miller

is fighting for fair access to the courts and a fair shake when you get there.

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eau Miller knows that when judges don’t do their jobs effectively every day, the wheels of justice grind to a halt — and grind down hard working people with limited resources who are just trying to get their day in court.

Beau is an accomplished attorney with deep experience in complex litigation and a track record of promoting diversity in the legal profession. He is the founder of a local nonprofit organization fighting to end the stigma of HIV. He is a former college band geek who stays involved with his alma mater to push for music and arts education. And Beau is a thoughtful leader who has won fights to protect vulnerable children from abuse at school in civil rights cases against Texas school districts. When other institutions fail us, Beau knows the courts must always be the one place that delivers justice.

www.votebeaumiller.com

“I’m running for judge to make sure everyone has fair access to the courts and a fair shake when they get there. Please join our campaign!” — Beau Miller

EARLY VOTING BEGINS: Monday, October 22, 2018 EARLY VOTING ENDS: Friday, November 2, 2018

ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Cast Your Vote for Beau Miller on Election Day!

P O L . A D V. B E A U M I L L E R C A M PA I G N , I N V O L U N TA R Y C O M P L I A N C E W I T H T H E L I M I T S O F T H E J U D I C I A L C A M PA I G N FA I R N E S S A C T.


DIANE TRAUTMAN - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE

“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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DIANE TRAUTMAN: “Thanks to State Representative Alma Allen for endorsing me in my Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Runoff Election for Harris County Clerk.”

WWW.DIANETRAUTMAN.COM

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

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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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EARLY VOTING BEGINS: Monday, October 22, 2018 EARLY VOTING ENDS: Friday, November 2, 2018 ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Meet Germaine

Seventeen years ago, Germaine J. Tanner began visiting inmates at jails in Harris County, Texas. The visits were on behalf of the Fatherhood Project through the Office of the Attorney General. She learned two things: Inmates who were fathers needed better legal advice so they could maintain relationships with their children. And she discovered she had a passion for helping families understand and navigate the legal system. That experience while still a law student set the course for Tanner’s successful career in family law. Tanner established her law office with a concentration in family law in 2003. She handles a wide range of family law issues including divorce with emphasis on complex property issues, child custody, child support, post-divorce modifications and enforcements, family law-related appeals, and mediations. She has been appointed as an amicus attorney, attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, and special master. Putting her legal expertise to work in the area of education, Tanner is also a Certified Hearing Examiner for the Texas Education Agency. In that role, she presides over due-process hearings involving educator employment contracts. She administers oaths of witnesses, rules on questions of evidence, and makes factual and legal determinations. She is responsible for issuing recommendations for the school district’s board of trustees to consider. This position is equivalent to that of an Administrative Law Judge. Tanner has now handled over 500 family law cases. She regularly turns down opportunities to take on cases in other areas of law, because she is fully dedicated to work in family law. Now, Germaine Tanner seeks to apply her passion, experience and skill in family law to serve Harris County as a Judge for the 311th Family District Court. Her experience and career-long focus on family law equip her to serve the citizens of Harris County as Judge on day one.

“The moment I began helping incarcerated dads understand their legal rights regarding their children, was eye-opening. I saw the expressions on their faces. Here was information they should have known but didn’t have access to. It was rewarding, and I felt like I was giving back. From then on I knew family law would be the focus of my career.” — GERMAINE TANNER

Here are a few of Germaine’s Memberships and Affiliations State Bar of Texas Family Law Section

Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association

Annie’s List: Co-Chair, Houston Steering Committee Cypress Tomball Democrats: First Vice President

Harris County Democrats: Former Precinct 602 Chair

Harris County Democrats: Sustaining Member

State of Texas Democrats: Sustaining Member

Join Me In Voting for Germaine Tanner!

“Ms. Tanner has a great working relationship with the Office of the Attorney General. Her first priority is and always will be the safety and welfare of the children of Texas. As a single, working mother, Germaine Tanner knows first-hand the challenges, rights, and responsibilities of both raising a child and co-parenting successfully.” – SJ Whitaker, Attorney


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

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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.”

Political ad paid for Richard Cantu Campaign, Wiley Joyce, Treasurer

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - JUDGE MARIA T. JACKSON

Judge Maria T. Jackson Received 878,581 Statewide ‘Dem’ Primary Votes, Judge Keller Received 674,889 Statewide ‘Rep’ Primary Votes Houston Business Connections Newpaper Reports: “Back on Sept. 25, 2007, Judge Sharon Keller, the first woman to ever serve on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to accept the last-minute appeal of a black Texas death row inmate by the name of Michael Richard. According to published reports, Richard’s lawyers arrived to the high-court a few minutes late seeking a stay of their clients’ pending execution — but was ultimately denied the opportunity to do so by Judge Sharon Keller, who bluntly stated that the court closed at 5pm. This event has caused Judge Keller to be ridiculed by people from across the world. But it hasn’t seemed to bother her much, as she has seemingly met every challenge at the ballot box. Most recently, she beat back the challenge from a fellow Republican (Judge David Bridges) on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in her party’s primary. The final vote tally showed Judge David Bridges with 618,982 votes for 47.84% of the vote, and Judge Sharon Keller with 674,889 votes for 52.16% of the vote. Judge Keller will now face Judge Maria T. Jackson on Tuesday, November 6, 2018” Michael Richard

Judge Maria T. Jackson: 878,581

*Democratic Party Primary votes received statewide back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Judge Sharon Keller: 674,889

*Republican Party Primary votes received statewide back on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

*The above report does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Judge Maria T. Jackson, Judge Sharon Keller, or any other Houston Business Connections Newspaper sponsor, advertiser, or associate.


ATTORNEY SHANNON B. BALDWIN - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE

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Shannon Baldwin 2411 Emancipation Ave, Suite 202, Houston, Texas 77004

Shannon Baldwin has been practicing law for over 21 years. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia as well as Texas. She enjoyed a full service law firm in Atlanta, Georgia for four years before returning home to Texas. In Texas, Shannon opened her own successful law practice in 2003 and hasn’t looked back. Currently, she is a Partner at Baldwin Williams & Associates, PLLC. Presently, Shannon practices criminal defense. She is a former prosecutor, so she is well acquainted with both sides of criminal law. She has tried cases before a jury from the smallest traffic violations up to capital murder. As a candidate for judge, she is very experienced and prepared to make tough decisions while seeking justice. She will be firm yet compassionate. Shannon joined the U.S. Army Reserves on September 23, 1987. She was just 17 years old. She was a member of Reserve Officer Training Corps (R.O.T.C.) in high school as well as college. When she graduated from Sam Houston State University, she was commissioned as an officer, 2nd Lieutenant. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Police Science at Sam Houston State University. Shannon went on to graduate Cum Laude from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. Shannon is married and a foster parent. Essentially, Shannon has been a public servant for most of her life starting with serving her country at age 17. At 19, she joined a community service organization where serving the community was its primary goal. She was the Social Action Chair for many years educating, organizing and participating in all aspects of politics and social justice. For years she participated as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. through her organization. She has also been a Harris County deputy voter registrar and participated in several voter registration drives. Shannon has voted in EVERY election in Harris County since 2009! Shannon is running for Judge because she wants to restore faith in our justice system. Today our system is broken. Somehow, we’ve lost the original intent of our founding fathers.

SHANNON B. BALDWIN: “It will be my personal goal to bring dignity and diversity to the judicial bench. With your vote and support, I will serve you honorably.”

The U.S. Constitution gives EVERY citizen INALIENABLE rights! These rights are without condition. It seems some judges have forgotten that ALL CITIZENS are entitled to EVERYTHING the Constitution allows. Blatant disrespect for most accused citizens and some victims run rampant in the courthouse. The lack of respect and common courtesy for some citizens negatively affect them on a daily basis. Citizens are demeaned and humiliated unnecessarily. This cancer

within the courthouse has NOTHING to do with justice, it can only be connected with discrimination and bias. Citizens are often judged based on their race, lack of money, status or connections. This unfair behavior has to stop. “Fairness and justice are the norms for anyone wanting to be a judge. But I want to do more, it’s time we end the culture of blatant disrespect and lack of dignity coming from the bench. Every person, be it com-

plainant or accused citizen, that enters my court will know that their race, wealth or lack thereof, who they choose to love will have no bearing on their case. As I know it today, I am the only African American LGBT candidate running for judge in Harris County. And I welcome the responsibility that comes with that. As such, it will be my personal goal to bring dignity and diversity back to the judicial bench. With your vote and support, I will serve you honorably.” Shannon

www.ShannonBaldwin4judge.com

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE - ROSLYN “ROZZY” SHORTER

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Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter Believes that She’s the Best Candidate to lead the office of Harris County District Clerk Forward... The Harris County District Clerk's Office is in need of "New Management," and I, Roslyn "Rozzy" Shorter, am the best candidate to usher in the change that the District Clerk's Office is so desperately in need of in Harris County. I am a business executive, with a proven track record of leadership, which includes management experience in both the public and private sectors. I am uniquely qualified to lead the office of Harris County District Clerk, in that I have been specially trained in administrative oversight in the Justice system, by way of practical work experience and education. Not only do I have a Degree in

Criminal Justice, which gives me a greater understanding of the court system inherently, but I also have a Minor in Critical Race Studies, which gives me a much better ability to deal with the diverse population of Harris County employees, and to meet their needs. The diversity of Harris County requires someone who can understand the challenges that all of the citizens face, instead of just a select few. Additionally, I have worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, gaining first hand knowledge of the prison pipeline, and the recidivism problems that face the Harris County Court System daily. Don't be fooled... No one else in this race has the kind of first-hand knowledge and experience of the Justice System that I have, and that is exactly what the District Clerk oversees. The public deserves the best possible service from the District Clerk's Office, but they can only get the best, from the best. I have an extensive background in community service, strong business acumen, very relevant educational and administrative knowledge, people skills, as well as, my employee management abilities make me, Roslyn "Rozzy" Shorter, the perfect choice to lead the Harris County District Clerk's office. The incumbent in this office currently is a Republican, and I am the only one poised, through relevant experience, to take this important office back for Democrats. I cannot do it alone though. Traditionally runoff elections have extremely low voter turnout. We cannot afford that this time. We need you to step up, and step out, and get the word out. The best part is that the vote is not being split four (4) ways like it was before. Make no mistake about it. We are in overtime, and the score is even! We can win this race together! The key to winning is for you, my supporters, to get out and VOTE. Early voting is May 14-18, and the main Election Day is May 22nd. Many of you have asked how you can help. There are many ways to support my campaign, such as: Volunteer to make phone calls. We will help you with a script and a phone list. You can make the calls on your own schedule, and send me the feedback when you are done. Block walk in your neighborhood. We will give you information to distribute, as you speak to your neighbors, and encourage them to "early vote" in the runoff. Host a gathering in your home, neighborhood com-

munity center, or an area restaurant. If you can get at least 10 people together, Rozzy will be there! Volunteer to hand out cards and ask for people's vote at early voting locations, or on election day. Make a donation!!! We need funds for signs, mailers, and robo calls. Your donation makes this possible.

Make your secure donation at:

www.RoslynShorter. com

You can also donate by mailing a check payable to Rozzy Shorter 4 Harris County District Clerk P. O. Box 266511 Houston, TX 77207. “Thank you so much for all of your support. I want to be a leading example of how proactive and effective communication can foster quicker responses, which only yield quicker results. I want to stand up for you.”

— Roslyn "Rozzy" Shorter

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Cassandra

HOLLEMON for Judge

HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT AT LAW #12

“Standing for Fair, Equal and Unbiased Justice for ALL.” ABOUT ME...

WHY I’M RUNNING...

I am an Attorney licensed in Texas

Fair Treatment for the Mentally Challenged

Texas Southern University -Elementary Education (Attended)

Ruling without Prejudice and Bias

I have been practicing law for over 22 years Houston Community College - Legal Assistant Technology - (AAS)

University of St. Thomas - Legal Studies - (BA)

South Texas College of Law - (JD) 1994

Seeking Truth Regardless of Ones Job or Title

Alternative Sentencing Terms that are Manageable and Purposeful

I am an Advocate for Fairness in the jury selection process

Adhere to the Laws of the United States and the State of Texas

DEMOCRATIC JUDICIAL CANDIDATE FOR HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT AT LAW #12

Cassandra

HOLLEMON

EARLY VOTING BEGINS:

Monday, October 22, 2018

EARLY VOTING ENDS:

Friday, November 2, 2018

hollemonforjudge@gmail.com ELECTION DAY VOTING:

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT - HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS NEWSPAPER© CANDIDATES WHO VALUE “OUR” VOTE

THESE CANDIDATES VALUE “OUR” VOTE!

FREEDOM...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

Gov. Greg Abbott

Judge Wright

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue to earn your trust and support as Judge of Harris County Probate Court No. 1” -- JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT

LOYD WRIGHT

-JUDGE HARRIS COUNTY PROBATE COURT #1

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