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Christine Riddle Butts Judge Harris County Probate Court No. 4

Judge Christine Riddle Butts and other Key Candidates Asking for Our Vote!

RE-ELECT JUDGE WESLEY WARD

234TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT IN HARRIS COUNTY


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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Can you share your thoughts on what freedom means to you, and why you’re proud to be an American with our readers? HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE ED EMMETT: As a boy, I lived in East Texas. The son of an oil field worker and a housewife, I was the first in my family to graduate from college. As a grown man, I have had the privilege of holding elected and appointed offices, and I have traveled the world. As I saw the world, I reflected upon my growth and realized that the one factor most responsible for my success was being born an American. The United States of America provides the fertile ground from which an East Texas boy can become educated and play on the world stage. And if the United States provides the fertile ground for accomplishment and progress, it is the freedom given to each individual that nurtures their growth. Every day, I am grateful that I was born an American.

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Congressman Brady, can you share your thoughts on freedom and what it means to you? CONGRESSMAN KEVIN BRADY: Freedom is everything. But what Freedom will never be is free. Freedom is a precious gift that our veterans and our fallen have secured for us and continue to secure for us. Being an American is about being free. Martin Luther King, Junior said “we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.” He was so right that “a man can't ride you unless your back is bent.” As Americans we must always stand proud and tall for freedom and against injustice. We must have faith to take the harder path with the greatest rewards. Being a servant leader will never be the easy path, but it is the most rewarding path. Serving my constituents and my state in Washington, DC is an honor that I do not take lightly. It’s my duty to preserve freedom for all Americans. As Dr. King said “The time is always right to do what is right.” That time is now. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Congressman Brady, why are you proud to be an American? CONGRESSMAN KEVIN BRADY: I first understood why I’m proud of being American from my mom. In 1967, my world changed when dad took on a difficult case for our local church. While helping an elderly woman escape an abusive marriage, we were repeatedly threatened. Mom even learned to use a gun, just in case. When the trial started, this angry man burst into the courtroom, killed his wife, killed my father and shot the judge – who thankfully lived. His actions left our mom to raise five children by herself – ages 14 to 3. I tell you this because being an American is about making my fiercely independent and determined mother proud. She kept five kids on the straight and narrow with a good offensive. She had us serving our community from morning to night. For me, it was Boy Scouts, altar boy at two churches, year-round sports and student government. In our community, if a club or activity existed, it was a good bet you’d find a Brady kid there. She taught each of us to be independent, optimistic, to have faith in God and to give back. Everything I am. Everything I know about being an American, I owe my mom.


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MEET JOHN SCHMUDE Candidate running for District Judge, 247th Judicial District in Harris County, Texas

John Schmude resides with his wife and two children in Spring. John is a lifetime Republican with a strong record of service to children and to families - especially those children and families who have faced substantial challenges involving extreme poverty and abuse. John's wife, Kelly, was employed by Lockheed Martin Space Operations at NASA and MD Anderson Hospital before becoming a full time homemaker. John's commitment to family law is motivated by his strong faith and his recognition that families are the first and firmest foundation upon which any healthy society is built. John is an active member in Annunciation Catholic Church in downtown Houston.

John Schmude is endorsed by: Texas Right to Life, Frederick Douglass Society, Texas Alliance for Life, Dave Welch, Robin Bennett (from Robin's Haven of Hope), Melanie Flowers, Dr. Robin Armstrong, Katy Christian Magazine, Texas Home School Coalition, Christian Legal Society, RW Bray.

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Message from Judge Loyd Wright On November 2, 2010, I had the honor and privilege of being elected Judge of Harris County Probate Court No.1, one of the busiest probate courts in the United States of America. I am a native Houstonian and life-long conservative. I am now in my fourth year as judge and it has been the greatest experience of my professional career. As an attorney with over 27 years experience in probate, guardianship, estate planning, trust and elder law, I developed a reputation for handling the matters entrusted to me with diligence and integrity. I often represented administrators, executors, guardians, trustees and beneficiaries in complex probate proceedings, and recovered millions of dollars in assets lost through fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Over the years, I was also appointed by the probate judges to handle both contested and uncontested estate and guardianship matters. The experience I garnered over the last thirty years has served me well on the bench. Prior to coming to the bench, I was licensed to practice in all Courts in the State of Texas, the United States District Court (Southern District), the United States Court of Appeals (5th Circuit), and the United States Tax Court. I also served two terms as a member of the District 4A grievance committee (which disciplines attorneys) and served as Chair in 1994. I am a member of the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section, Taxation Section and Litigation Section and the Houston Bar Association Probate, Trusts and Estate Section, Taxation Section and Litigation Section. I also belong to the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council and the Houston Estate and Financial Forum.

THE WRIGHT FAMILY

I received my JD from the University of Houston in 1981, and a BBA (1977 - accounting) and MBA (1980 - accounting/taxation) from the University of Texas.

By the time my opponent received her law license, I had been practicing probate law for two decades. This race is a choice between my combined 30 years of probate and guardianship experience and my opponent's 11 years of legal experience and minimal probate experience. My race is just one example of the consequences of judicial elections. I welcome the opportunity to continue to earn your trust and support as Judge of Harris County Probate Court No. 1.On November 4th, I would be honored and privileged to have your vote.

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“My mission is to serve families in times of crisis in a thoughtful, compassionate, and deliberate way, whether that crisis involves the loss of a loved one, the need for a guardianship, or a mental health issue.” - JUDGE CHRISTINE RIDDLE BUTTS


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Christine Butts was raised in Houston and graduated from Westfield High School. While in high school, she worked with her father, a probate lawyer, in his small law firm. She went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of business administration degree. Soon after college, she married Donald Butts and studied law at the University of Houston. After graduating from law school, Christine joined her father's boutique estate planning and probate firm. Serving clients in a private practice has enabled her to learn a great deal about probate, guardianship, and mental health issues. More importantly, private practice has given her a balanced perspective and a view into how these issues impact families. In 2010, Christine was elected as the judge of Harris County Probate Court 4, where she, along with the other probate judges, developed the following enhancements designed to improve the courts' service to the public and increase efficiency for the attorneys practicing in the probate courts: • The Guardianship Handbook was created and published in English and in Spanish. It is now given to every person appointed as a guardian • The courts offer a free Continuing Legal Education program every quarter • The Standards for Attorney Fees were updated and clarified • Helpful Guidelines designed to assist attorneys seeking help with less common probate procedures were published to the court’s website and are offered in the offices of the court free of charge Throughout her legal career, Christine has been dedicated to the mission of helping families in crisis, as evidenced by the following professional accomplishments, recognition, and leadership: • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2003 • Attorney ad Litem appointed by the probate courts in probate and guardianship matters • Former Partner in the boutique probate and estate planning firm, Riddle, Butts & Akiens, LLP • Texas Rising Star (2008, 2009, 2010) (As published in Texas Monthly Super Lawyer Magazine) • Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People (2007-2009) (As published in H Texas Magazine) • Houston’s Top Lawyers (2007-2009) (As published in H Texas Magazine) • Former Board Member Planned Giving Council of Houston • Member of Attorneys in Tax and Probate • Member of Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association • Member of Pasadena Bar Association • Member Association of Women Attorneys • Board Member of National College of Probate Judges • Published works located at www.buttsforjudge.com Christine is dedicated to her community. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston and served as a seamstress for many years making blankets and diaper bags for young mothers. She and her husband enjoy raising their four children, raising money for MS through bike riding, and hiking in the Hill Country.


FAIR, HARDWORKING JUDGE

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■ Appointed by the Governor in November 2012 ■ Formal Investiture in December 2012 ■ Confirmed in a unanimous vote of the Texas Senate in February 2013 ■ Ranked in the top tier of all Harris County Civil District Judges in various categories

■ Highly-rated in the 2013 HBA Judicial Evaluation Poll “Outstanding” rating in all areas evaluated: - Follows the law - Rules decisively and timely - Courteous & attentive - Demonstrated impartiality - Uses attorneys’ time efficiently - Works hard and is prepared ■ Captain on Houston Livestock Show Team Penning & Ranch Sorting Committee ■ Past Chair of Associates’ Roundtable, Rice’s James A. Baker III Center for Public Policy ■ St. Luke’s United Methodist Church – Sunday school teacher, usher, member of Board of Stewards, youth soccer coach ■ Married 17 years to the amazing Molly Ward, with 3 awesome children – Lily, Ava, and Wylie

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES ■ Eagle Scout ■ Texas A&M, BBA-Accounting, National Merit Scholar ■ Certified Public Accountant since 1995 ■ Graduate of UT Law School, with Honors Order of Barristers Niemann Cup as top advocate

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“I care about every single litigant and attorney who appears before the 234th, and I work very hard to ensure that all parties receive the justice to which they are entitled. I work hard to prepare for hearings and trials, to know and follow the law in cases before me, and to apply the law fairly and promptly. Thank you for the opportunity to serve and I ask for your vote in the November 4th Midterm Election.“ – Judge Wesley Ward

Judge Wesley Ward with his wife, Molly, and their three children.


PUTTING PEOPLE OVER POLITICS IN HARRIS COUNTY Endorsements and Preferences for Open-minded Harris County Voters to Consider in the 2014 Midterm Election Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine strongly encourages all openminded non-straight-ticket voters in Harris County to consider candidates endorsed by the C-Club of Houston, Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC), Harris County AFL-CIO Council, Texas Home School Association (THSA), Houston GLBT Political Caucus, and the Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) in your quest to make an informed and empowered voting decision in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election. To assist you in making a more informed voting decision in the judicial races on the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election ballot Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine strongly encourages you to use the (HBA) Houston Bar Association Judicial Preference Poll as a guide to help you identify the most qualified and respected candidates on the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Election ballot. *Please note that the results of the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll are not a Houston Bar Association endorsement.

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HBA – 2014 Midterm Judicial Preference Poll Results The object of the Houston Bar Association (HBA) is to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Texas by educating both attorneys and citizens of their legal, civic and ethical responsibilities; to promote the administration of justice by educating the public about the qualifications of judicial candidates; by providing alternative,

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cost effective means for citizens to resolve their disputes, and by providing access to legal services for all; to improve the law; to uphold the honor and dignity of the profession by providing charitable and legal services to all; to promote professional ethics among its members through education; to improve community relations through charitable service and education; and to promote fellowship among its members according to its website. During each election year, the HBA distributes a Judicial Candidate Qualification Questionnaire to members before the primary, then a Judicial Preference Poll before the general election. The results of these polls are distributed to the media and the public. In non-election years, the HBA conducts its Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire, in which members are asked to evaluate all elected and appointed judges on a number of professional and ethical questions. The 2014 Judicial Preference Poll does not include judicial races in which there is only one candidate. HBA members returned 1,932 ballots; not every member cast votes in every race. Please note that the HBA Judicial Preference Poll results are not an endorsement of any candidate.

C Club – 2014 Midterm Election Endorsements The purpose of the “C” Club of Houston is to promote an environment in which candidates possessing high moral principles and a clear vision of the future can be elected according to information posted on its website. The “C” Club's non-partisan support of political candidates is heavily based upon, but not limited to, the candidate's support of conservative fiscal policies; and, the preservation of Houston-area communities and the promotion of a strong economy. Founded in 1964, the “C” Club PAC is composed of 100 fiscally conservative Houston business and professional members who make a continuous study of local, Texas government. Each year the “C” Club PAC strives to evaluate each candidate in the races for the City of Houston and Harris County. In particular, the “C” Club focuses on the Justices and Judges seeking out the best candidate to promote conservative values.

HRBC – 2014 Midterm Election Endorsements Established in 1967, the mission of the Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) is to support public policy, elected officials and

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candidates for elected office that promote (HRBC) core values of limited government, capitalism and private property rights. Known for its breakfast meetings, HRBC hosts public forums which allow public officials and candidates to learn more about (HRBC) businesses and to share their messages with (HRBC) members according to the (HRBC) website.

Harris County AFL-CIO Council – 2014 Midterm Endorsements The AFL-CIO is the umbrella federation for U.S. unions, with 56 unions representing 12.5 million working men and women. According to its website the AFL-CIO works to ensure that all people who work receive the rewards of their work—decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, respect and fair treatment. Their website furthermore states that the AFL-CIO works to make the voices of working people heard in the White House, on Capitol Hill, in state capitals across the country and in corporate boardrooms. The AFL-CIO provides an independent voice for working families and ways for working people to be actively engaged in politics and legislation according to its website. The AFL-CIO also holds corporations accountable for their treatment of employees and ensures the voice of working people is heard in the financial system. This fine organization also works with federations of unions in other countries toward global social and economic fairness.

THSC – 2014 Midterm Endorsements The Texas Home School Coalition was established as a political action committee (PAC) in 1986 by Kirk McCord of Hearth and Home Ministries and the late Brad Chamberlain. Because of the numerous lawsuits against home schoolers across the state and harmful legislation being introduced in Austin, they saw a need for a statewide political organization to work for the rights of home schoolers in the state of Texas. The founders, believing government restriction could not be justified academically or socially, formed the THSC

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PAC to oppose any regulation of home education in Texas.

GLBT Political Caucus – 2014 Midterm Election Candidates The GLBT Caucus endorsed its first slate of candidates in 1975. Since that time, the GLBT Caucus endorsement process has earned it a reputation as one of the most open and transparent of any political organization in Houston according to its website.

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sociated with the bargaining of contracts, working conditions, and legislative or regulatory matters at the local and state level. Since the (HPOU) successfully petitioned for, and passed, state civil service law coverage for all classified HPD officers, they’ve remained a major player in the local and state political process according to their website. HPOU understands that all aspects of a Houston police officer's career, from hiring to retirement, are controlled by elected officials at the local and state level. Therefore, the union has remained committed to excellent governmental relation services for all Houston police officers. The Governmental Relations Division also has a separate Political Action Committee that is comprised of members who voluntarily contribute financial support to this vital fund each month. The PAC meets regularly with candidates running for local and state office to discuss the needs of working police officers and their families.

“Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”- Proverbs 31:9 JUDGE CARTER IS THE RIGHT CHOICE Judge Kyle Carter has served as Judge of the 125th District Court since his election in 2008. In his time on the bench, Judge Carter has made it a rule that everyone who enters the 125th District Court is treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. Judge Carter has been honored by his colleagues to serve as chair to the Civil Court Committee on Special Dockets, as well as Secretary to the Civil Court Board of Judges.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 EARLY VOTING STARTS: Monday, October 20, 2014

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United States Senator John Cornyn - Republican Party David M. Alameel - Democratic Party Rebecca Paddock - Libertarian Party Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for United States Senator went to Republican John Cornyn. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican John Cornyn. The Harris Cornyn County AFL-CIO endorsement went to Democrat David M. Alameel. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat David M. Alameel. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: John Cornyn (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

U. S. Representative, District 2 Ted Poe - Republican Party Niko Letsos - Democratic Party James B. Veasaw - Libertarian Party Mark Roberts - Green Party

"My fellow Houstonians of District 18. I am seeking your support to be your reasonable voice in Congress. I will champion the causes that are important to you, my constituents. I’m listening to you, I will take your concerns forward, and I will fight for the causes that best serve you. I appreciate your support to become your advocate and leader in Washington."

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for United States Representative, District 2 Poe went to Republican Ted Poe. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Ted Poe. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Ted Poe. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Ted Poe (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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U.S. Representative, District 7

U.S. Representative, District 8

John Culberson - Republican Party James Cargas - Democratic Party Gerald Fowler - Libertarian Party

Kevin Brady - Republican Party Par Ken Petty - Libertarian Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for United States Representative, District 7 went to Republican John Culberson. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Culberson John Culberson. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican John Culberson. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat James Cargas. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: John Culberson (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for United States Representative, District 8 went to Republican Kevin Brady. The Houston Realty Brady Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Kevin Brady. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Kevin Brady. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Kevin Brady (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Congressman Kevin Brady is asking for your vote in his bid for re-election.

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U.S. Representative, District 9

U.S. Representative, District 22

Al Green - Democratic Party Johnny Johnson - Libertarian Party

Pete Olson - Republican Party Frank Briscoe - Democratic Party Rob Lapham - Libertarian Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement in the race for United States Representative, District 9 went to Democrat Al Green. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Al Green (D) is Green the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for United States Representative, District 22 went to Republican Pete Olson. The Harris County AFLOlson CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Frank Briscoe. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Pete Olson. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Pete Olson (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

U.S. Representative, District 10 Michael McCaul - Republican Party Tawana Walter-Cadien - Democratic Party Bill Kelsey - Libertarian Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for United States Representative, District 10 went to Republican Michael McCaul. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to McCaul Republican Michael McCaul. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Michael McCaul. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Michael McCaul (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

U.S. Representative, District 18 Sean Seibert - Republican Party Sheila Jackson Lee - Democratic Party Remington Alessi - Green Party Vince Duncan - Independent

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for United States Representative, District 18 went to Republican Sean Seibert. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee. Seibert The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Sean Seibert is asking for your vote and support in his bid to unseat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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U.S. Representative, District 29 Gene Green - Democratic Party James Stanczak - Libertarian Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement in the race for United States Representative, District 29 Green went to Democrat Gene Green. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Gene Green (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

U.S. Representative, District 36 Brian Babin - Republican Party Michael K. Cole - Democratic Party Rodney Veach - Libertarian Party Hal J. Ridley, Jr - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for United States Representative, District 36 went to Republican Brian Babin. The Harris County AFLBabin CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Michael K. Cole. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Brian Babin. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Brian Babin. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Brian Babin (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.


Governor of Texas Greg Abbott - Republican Party Wendy R. Davis - Democratic Party Kathie Glass - Libertarian Party Brandon Parmer - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Governor of Texas went to Republican Greg Abbott. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Wendy Davis. The Texas Home Abbott School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Greg Abbott. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Greg Abbott. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Wendy Davis. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Greg Abbott. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Greg Abbott (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick - Republican Party Leticia Van de Putte - Democratic Party Robert D. Butler - Libertarian Party Chandrakantha Courtney - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Lieutenant Governor of Texas went to Republican Dan Patrick. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Leticia Van de Putte. Van de Putte The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Dan Patrick. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Dan Patrick. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Leticia Van de Putte. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Leticia Van de Putte (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton - Republican Party Sam Houston - Democratic Party Jamie Balagia - Libertarian Party Jamar Osborne - Green Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Democrat Sam Houston won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (642) votes. Republican Ken Paxton finished second with

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(486) votes. Libertarian Jamie Balagia finished third with (118) votes. And the Green Party candidate Jamar Osborne finished fourth with (10) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race Houston for Attorney General of Texas went to Republican Ken Paxton. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Sam Houston. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Ken Paxton. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Ken Paxton. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Sam Houston. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Sam Houston (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar - Republican Party Mike Collier - Democratic Party Ben Sanders - Libertarian Party Deb Shafto - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Hegar Comptroller of Public Accounts went to Republican Glenn Hegar. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Mike Collier. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Glenn Hegar. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Glenn Hegar. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Mike Collier. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Glenn Hegar. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Glenn Hegar (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Commissioner of the General Land Office for the State of Texas George P. Bush - Republican Party John Cook - Democratic Party Justin Knight - Libertarian Party Valerie Alessi - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Bush Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Commissioner of the General Land Office went to Republican George P. Bush. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat John Cook. The Hous-

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ton Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican George P. Bush. PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: George P. Bush (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller - Republican Party Jim Hogan - Democratic Party David (Rocky) Palmquist - Libertarian Party Kenneth Kendrick - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture went to Republican Sid Miller. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Sid Miller. The HousMiller ton Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Sid Miller. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Sid Miller (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton - Republican Party Steve Brown - Democratic Party Mark A. Miller - Libertarian Party Martina Salinas - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Texas Railroad Commissioner went to Republican Ryan Sitton. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Steve Brown. The Houston Sitton Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Ryan Sitton. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Steve Brown. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Ryan Sitton (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Chief Justice, Supreme Court Nathan Hecht - Republican Party William Moody - Democratic Party Tom Oxford - Libertarian Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Nathan Hecht won the Houston Bar Associ-

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ation 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (965) votes. Democrat William Moody finished second with (291) votes. And Libertarian Tom Oxford finished third with (118) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Chief Justice, Supreme Court went to Republican Nathan Hecht. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to DeHecht mocrat William Moody. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Nathan Hecht. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Nathan Hecht. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Nathan Hecht (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, Place 6, Unexpired Term Jeff Brown - Republican Party Lawrence Edward Meyers - Democratic Party Mark Ash - Libertarian Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Jeff Brown won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (1,021) votes. Democrat Lawrence Edward Myers finished second with (268) votes. And Libertarian Mark Ash finished third with (72) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6, went to Republican Jeff Brown. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Jeff Brown. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Jeff Brown. Brown PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jeff Brown (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7 Jeff Boyd - Republican Party Gina Benavides - Democratic Party Don Fulton - Libertarian Party Charles E. Waterbury - Green Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Jeff Boyd won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (533) votes. Democrat Gina Benavides finished second with (425) votes. Libertarian Don Fulton finished third with (31) votes. And the Green Party candidate Charles E. Waterbury finished fourth with (17) votes.


KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7, went to Republican Jeff Boyd. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Gina Benavides. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Jeff Boyd. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to ReBoyd publican Jeff Boyd. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jeff Boyd (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8 Phil Johnson - Republican Party RS Roberto Koelsch - Libertarian Party Jim Chisolm - Green Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Phil Johnson won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (566) votes. Green Party Candidate Jim Chisolm finished second with (195) votes. And Libertarian RS Roberto Koelsch finished third with (49) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8, went to Republican Phil Johnson. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Phil JohnJohnson son. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Phil Johnson. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Phil Johnson (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election.

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Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3 Bert Richardson - Republican Party John Granberg - Democratic Party Mark W. Bennett - Libertarian Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Libertarian Mark W. Bennett won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (205) votes. Republican Bert Richardson finished second with (182) votes. And Democrat John Granberg finished third with (153) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3, went to Republican Bert Richardson. The Texas Home School Association Richardson (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Bert Richardson. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) en-

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dorsement went to Republican Bert Richardson. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Bert Richardson (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4 Kevin Patrick Yeary - Republican Party Quanah Parker - Libertarian Party Judith Sanders-Castro - Green Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Kevin Patrick Yeary won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (226) votes. Green Party candidate Judith Sanders-Castro finished second with (116) votes. And Libertarian Quanah Parker finished third with (114) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4, went to Republican Kevin Patrick Yeary. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Kevin Patrick Yeary. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement Yeary went to Republican Kevin Patrick Yeary. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Kevin Patrick Yeary (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9 David Newell - Republican Party William Bryan Strange, III - Libertarian Party George Joseph Altgelt - Green Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican David Newell won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (373) votes. Libertarian William Bryan Strange, III finished second with (78) votes. And the Green Party candidate George Joseph Altegelt finished third with (50) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Newell Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9, went to Republican David Newell. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican David Newell. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican David Newell. PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: David Newell (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Member, State Board of Education, District 4 Dorothy Olmos - Republican Party Lawrence A. Allen Jr. - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Member, State Board of Education, District 4, went to Republican Dorothy Olmos. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Allen Republican Dorothy Olmos. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Lawrence A. Allen, Jr. (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

State Senator, District 17 Joan Huffman - Republican Party Rita Lucido - Democratic Party George Hardy - Libertarian Party David Courtney - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Senator, District 17, went to Republican Joan Huffman. The Harris County AFL-CIO enHuffman dorsement went to Democrat Rita Lucido. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Joan Huffman. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Joan Huffman. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Joan Huffman (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

State Senator, District 7 Paul Bettencourt - Republican Party Jim Davis - Democratic Party Whitney Bilyeu - Libertarian Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Senator, District 7 went to Republican Paul Bettencourt. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Paul BetBettencourt tencourt. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Paul Bettencourt. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Paul Bettencourt(R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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State Representative, District 126 Patricia Harless - Republican Party Cris Hernandez - Libertarian Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 126 went to Republican Patricia Harless. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) Harless endorsement went to Republican Patricia Harless. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Patricia Harless. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Patricia Harless (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Ron Hale - Republican Party John Whitmire - Democratic Party Gilberto Velasquez, Jr. - Libertarian Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The Harris County AFL-CIO endorsement in the race for State Senator, District 15, went to Democrat John Whitmire. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Democrat Whitmire John Whitmire. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat John Whitmire. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Democrat John Whitmire. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: John Whitmire (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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State Representative, District 127 Dan Huberty - Republican Party

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State Representative, District 128 Wayne Smith - Republican Party Ken Lowder - Libertarian Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 128 went to Republican Wayne Smith. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Wayne Smith. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) Smith endorsement went to Republican Wayne Smith. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Wayne Smith (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

State Representative, District 129 Dennis Paul - Republican Party John Gay - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 129 went to Republican Dennis Paul. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to RepubliPaul can Dennis Paul. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Dennis Paul (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

State Representative, District 131 Alma A. Allen - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *State Representative Alma A. Allen does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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State Representative, District 132 Mike Schofield - Republican Party Luis Lopez - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 132 went to Republican Mike Schofield. The Harris County AFLCIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Schofield Luis Lopez. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Mike Schofield. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Mike Schofield. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Mike Schofield (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

State Representative, District 133 State Representative, District 130 Allen Fletcher - Republican Party Art Browning - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 130 went to Republican Allen Fletcher. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Allen Fletcher Fletcher. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Allen Fletcher. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Allen Fletcher. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Allen Fletcher (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Jim Murphy - Republican Party Laura Nicol - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 133 went to Republican Jim Murphy. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Laura Nicol. The Houston Realty Business Coalition Murphy (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Jim Murphy. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Jim Murphy. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jim Murphy (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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State Representative, District 134

State Representative, District 138

Sarah Davis - Republican Party Alison Ruff - Democratic Party

Dwayne Bohac - Republican Party Fred R. Vernon - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 134 went to Republican Sarah Davis. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Sarah Davis Davis. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Sarah Davis. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Sarah Davis (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

State Representative, District 135 Gary Elkins - Republican Party Moiz Abbas - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 135 went to Republican Gary Elkins. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Gary Elkins Elkins. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Gary Elkins. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Gary Elkins (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

State Representative, District 137 Morad H. Fiki - Republican Party Gene Wu - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 137 went to Democrat Gene Wu. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to DemoWu crat Gene Wu. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Gene Wu (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 138 went to Republican Dwayne Bohac. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement Bohac went to Republican Dwayne Bohac. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Dwayne Bohac. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Dwayne Bohac (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

State Representative, District 139 Sylvester Turner - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *State Representative Sylvester Turner does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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State Representative, District 140 Armando Lucio Walle - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *State Representative Armando Lucio Walle does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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State Representative, District 141 Senfronia Thompson - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *State Representative Senfronia Thompson does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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State Representative, District 142 Harold V. Dutton, Jr. - Democratic Party

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SPECIAL NOTE: *State Representative Harold V. Dutton, Jr. does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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State Representative, District 143

State Representative, District 146 Borris L. Miles - Democratic Party Morgan Bradford - Green Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 146 went to Democrat Borris L. Miles. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Democrat Borris Miles. Miles *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Borris Miles (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Ana Hernandez - Democratic Party

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SPECIAL NOTE: *State Representative Ana Hernandez does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

State Representative, District 144

State Representative, District 147 Garnet F. Coleman - Democratic Party

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SPECIAL NOTE: *State Representative Garnet F. Coleman does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

Gilbert Pena - Republican Party Mary Ann Perez - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 144 went to Democrat Mary Ann Perez. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Perez Democrat Mary Ann Perez. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Mary Ann Perez (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

State Representative, District 145

State Representative, District 148 Chris Carmona - Republican Party Jessica Cristina Farrar - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 148 went to Republican Chris Carmona. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Jessica Cristina FarFarrar rar. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Democrat Jessica Cristina Farrar. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jessica Cristina Farrar (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Carol Alvarado - Democratic Party

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State Representative, District 149 Al Hoang - Republican Party Hubert Vo - Democratic Party KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 149 went to Republican Al Hoang. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Hubert Vo. The Houston

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State Representative, District 150 Debbie Riddle - Republican Party Amy Perez - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for State Representative, District 150 went to Republican Debbie Riddle. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Debbie Riddle Riddle. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Debbie Riddle. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Debbie Riddle. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Debbie Riddle (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 3 Russell Lloyd - Republican Party Jim Sharp - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Russell Lloyd won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (761) votes. Democrat Jim Sharp finished second with (610) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 3, went to Republican Russell Lloyd. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Jim Sharp. The Texas Home School Association (THSA) endorsement went to Republican Russell Lloyd. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Sharp Republican Russell Lloyd. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Jim Sharp. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jim Sharp (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 5 Laura Carter Higley - Republican Party

Chief Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District Kem Thompson Frost - Republican Party Kyle Carter - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Kem Thompson Frost won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (873) votes. Democrat Kyle Carter finished second with (569) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Chief Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District went to Republican Kem Thompson Frost. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Kyle Carter. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Kem Thompson Frost. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Carter Republican Kem Thompson Frost. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Kyle Carter (D) is asking for your vote and support in his bid to unseat Chief Justice Kem Thompson Frost on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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SPECIAL NOTE: *Justice Laura Carter Higley does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 4, Unexpired Term

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Marc Brown - Republican Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Justice Marc Brown does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 7 Ken Wise - Republican Party Gordon Goodman - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Ken Wise won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (1,090) votes. Democrat Gordon Goodman finished second with (299) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 7, went to Republican Ken Wise. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Ken Wise. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Ken Wise. Wise *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Ken Wise (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 55th Judicial District Jeff Shadwick - Republican Party Kay Morgan - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Jeff Shadwick won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (886) votes. Democrat Kay Morgan finished second with (391) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 55th Judicial District went to Republican Jeff Shadwick. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Kay Morgan. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Jeff Shadwick. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Kay Shadwick Morgan. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Jeff Shadwick. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jeff Shadwick (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 113th Judicial District Michael Landrum - Republican Party Steven E. Kirkland - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Democrat Steven E. Kirkland won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll

with (651) votes. Republican Michael Landrum finished second with (584) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 113th Judicial District went to Republican Michael Landrum. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Steven E. Kirkland. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Michael Landrum. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorseLandrum ment went to Democrat Steven E. Kirkland. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Michael Landrum. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Michael Landrum (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 157th Judicial District Randy Wilson - Republican Party Jim Peacock - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Randy Wilson won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (978) votes. Democrat Randy Wilson finished second with (303) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 157th Judicial District went to Republican Randy Wilson. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Jim Peacock. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Randy Wilson. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Jim Peacock. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Randy Wilson. Wilson *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Randy Wilson (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 180th Judicial District Catherine Evans - Republican Party Randy Roll - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Catherine Evans won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (511) votes. Democrat Randy Roll finished second with (315) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston

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District Judge, 182nd Judicial District Jeannine Barr - Republican Party

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District Judge, 183rd Judicial District Vanessa Velasquez - Republican Party

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District Judge, 184th Judicial District Jan Krocker - Republican Party Mark Thering - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Jan Krocker won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (506) votes. Democrat Mark Thering finished second with (333) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 184th Judicial District went to Republican Jan Krocker. The Houston Realty Business Coalition Krocker (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Jan Krocker. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jan Krocker (R) is the best

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District Judge, 185th Judicial District Susan Brown - Republican Party Mack McInnis - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Susan Brown won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (495) votes. Democrat Mack McInnis finished second with (358) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 185th Judicial District went to Republican Susan Brown. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Mack McInnis. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Susan Brown. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Mack McInnis. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Susan Brown. Brown *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Susan Brown (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 189th Judicial District Bill Burke - Republican Party Ursula A. Hall - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Bill Burke won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (834) votes. Democrat Ursula A. Hall finished second with (349) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 189th Judicial District went to Republican Bill Burke. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Ursula A.Hall. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Bill Burke. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Ursula A. Hall. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Ursula A. Hall. Burke *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Bill Burke (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and openminded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

Patricia J. Kerrigan - Republican Party Farrah Martinez – Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Patricia J. Kerrigan won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (907) votes. Democrat Farrah Martinez finished second with (298) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 190th Judicial District went to Republican Patricia J. Kerrigan. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Farrah Martinez. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Patricia J. Kerrigan. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Patricia J. Kerrigan. Martinez *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Farrah Martinez (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and openminded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Denise Collins - Republican Party Chuck Silverman - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Denise Collins won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (547) votes. Democrat Chuck Silverman finished second with (293) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 208th Judicial District went to Republican Denise Collins. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Chuck Silverman. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) Collins endorsement went to Republican Denise Collins. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Denise Collins. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Denise Collins (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Mike McSpadden - Republican Party

Marc Carter - Republican Party

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District Judge, 230th Judicial District Brad Hart - Republican Party Greg Glass - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Brad Hart won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (406) votes. Democrat Greg Glass finished second with (271) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, Hart 230th Judicial District went to Republican Brad Hart. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Greg Glass. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Brad Hart. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Greg Glass. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Brad Hart. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Brad Hart (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 232nd Judicial District Mary Lou Keel - Republican Party

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District Judge, 234th Judicial District Wesley Ward - Republican Party Barbara Gardner - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Wesley Ward won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (562) votes. Democrat Barbara Gardner finished second with (406) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 234th Judicial District went to Republican Wesley Ward.The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Wesley Ward. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Barbara Gardner. The HousWard ton Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Wesley Ward. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Judge Wesley Ward (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.Judge Wesley Ward is seeking your vote and support in his re-election bid.

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District Judge, 245th Judicial District Roy L. Moore - Republican Party

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District Judge, 246th Judicial District Charley Prine - Republican Party Sandra Peake - Democratic Party

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went to Republican Charlie Prine. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Sandra Peake. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Charley Prine. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Sandra Peake (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

District Judge, 247th Judicial District John Schmude - Republican Party Clinton “Chip” Wells - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Democrat Clinton “Chip” Wells won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (420) votes. Republican John Schmude finished second with (254) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 247th Judicial District went to Republican John Schmude. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Clinton “Chip” Wells. The Texas Home School Coalition (THSA) endorsement went to Republican John Schmude. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican John Schmude. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Clinton “Chip” Wells. Schmude *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: John Schmude is asking for your vote and support in his bid to defeat Democrat Clinton “Chip” Wells on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 248th Judicial District Katherine Cabaniss - Republican Party Shawna L. Reagin - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Katherine Cabaniss won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (542) votes. Democrat Shawna L. Reagin finished second with (259) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 248th Judicial District went to Republican Katherine Cabaniss. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Shawna L. Reagin. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Katherine Cabaniss. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Shawna L. Reagin. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Cabaniss Katherine Cabaniss.

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*PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Katherine Cabaniss (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 257th Judicial District Judy Warne - Republican Party

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Republican Jim Wallace. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Herb Ritchie. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Jim Wallace. The HousWallace ton GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Herb Ritchie. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Jim Wallace. PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jim Wallace (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Judy Warne does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

District Judge, 262nd Judicial District Denise Bradley - Republican Party Jules Johnson - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Denise Bradley won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (484) votes. Democrat Jules Johnson finished second with (228) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 262nd Judicial District went to Republican Denise Bradley. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Denise Bradley. The Houston GLBT PolitBradley ical Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Randy Roll. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Denise Bradley. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Denise Bradley (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 263rd Judicial District Jim Wallace - Republican Party Herb Ritchie - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Jim Wallace won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (432) votes. Democrat Herb Ritchie finished second with (319) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 263rd Judicial District went to

District Judge, 269th Judicial District Dan Hinde - Republican Party George H. Arnold - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Dan Hinde won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (707) votes. Democrat George H. Arnold finished second with (370) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 269th Judicial District went to Republican Dan Hinde. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat George H. Arnold. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Dan Hinde. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat George H. Arnold. The Houston Police OffiHinde cers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Dan Hinde. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Dan Hinde (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 270th Judicial District Brent Gamble - Republican Party James Hippard, Jr. - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Brent Gamble won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (797) votes. Democrat James Hippard, Jr. finished second with (341) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 270th Judicial District went to Republican Brent Gamble. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat James Hippard, Jr. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement

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went to Republican Brent Gamble. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Brent Gamble. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Brent Gamble (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and Gamble open-minded voters who are not voting a straightticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

District Judge, 280th Judicial District Lynn Bradshaw Hull - Republican Party Barbara J. Stalder - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Lynn Bradshaw Hull won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (649) votes. Democrat Barbara J. Stalder finished second with (539) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 280th Judicial District went to Republican Lynn Bradshaw Hull. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Barbara J. Stalder. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Lynn Bradshaw Hull. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat BarHull bara J. Stalder. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Lynn Bradshaw Hull. PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Lynn Bradshaw Hull (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 281st Judicial District Sylvia Matthews - Republican Party Tanner Garth - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Sylvia Matthews won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (656) votes. Democrat Tanner Garth finished second with (441) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 281st Judicial District went to Republican Sylvia Matthews Matthews. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Tanner Garth. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Sylvia Matthews. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Tanner Garth. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican

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Sylvia Matthews. PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Sylvia Matthews (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

District Judge, 295th Judicial District Caroline E. Baker - Republican Party Latosha Lewis – Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Caroline E. Baker won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (958) votes. Democrat Latosha Lewis finished second with (253) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 295th Judicial District went to Republican Caroline E. Baker. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Latosha Lewis. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Caroline E. Baker. The Baker Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Latosha Lewis. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Caroline E. Baker. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Caroline E.Baker (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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District Judge, 334th Judicial District, Unexpired Term Grant Dorfman - Republican Party Daryl Moore - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Grant Dorfman won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (792) votes. Democrat Daryl Moore finished second with (320) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 334th Judicial District went to Republican Grant Dorfman. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Daryl Moore. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Grant Dorfman. The Houston Dorfman GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Daryl Moore. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Grant Dorfman (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Family District Judge, 308th Judicial District James Lombardino - Republican Party Jim Evans - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Democrat Jim Evans won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (441) votes. Republican James Lombardino finished second with (342) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 308th Judicial District went to Republican James Lombardino. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Jim Evans. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican James Lombardino. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus enEvans dorsement went to Democrat Jim Evans. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican James Lombardino. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jim Evans (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Family District Judge, 309th Judicial District Sheri Y. Dean - Republican Party Kathy Vossler - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Sheri Y. Dean won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (432) votes. Democrat Kathy Vossler finished second with (354) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 309th Judicial District went to Republican Sheri Y. Dean. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Kathy Vossler. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Sheri Y. Dean. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Dean Kathy Vossler. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Sheri Y. Dean. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Sheri Y. Dean (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Family District Judge, 310th Judicial District Lisa Millard - Republican Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Lisa Millard does not have an opponent challenging her bid for reMillard election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Family District Judge, 311th Judicial District Alicia Franklin - Republican Party Sherri L. Cothrun - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Democrat Sherri L. Cothrun won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (476) votes. Republican Alicia Franklin finished second with (290) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 311th Judicial District went to Republican Alicia Franklin. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Sherri L. Cothrun. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Alicia Franklin. The Houston Cothrun GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Cherri L. Cothrun. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Alicia Franklin. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Sherri L. Cothrun (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Family District Judge, 312th Judicial District David Farr - Republican Party

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Family District Judge, 313th Judicial District Glenn Devlin - Republican Party Tracy D. Good - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Glenn Devlin won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (423) votes. Democrat Tracy D. Good finished second with (351) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 313th Judicial District went to Republican Glenn Devlin. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Tracy D. Good. The Houston Realty Business Coalition Devlin (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Glenn Devlin. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Glenn Devlin. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Glenn Devlin (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Family District Judge, 314th Judicial District John F. Phillips - Republican Party Natalia Oakes - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Democrat Natalia Oakes won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (400) votes. Republican John F. Phillips finished second with (348) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for District Judge, 314 th Judicial District went to Republican John F. Phillips. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Natalia Oakes Oakes. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican John F. Phillips. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Natalia Oakes. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican John F. Phillips. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Natalia Oakes (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Family District Judge, 315th Judicial District Michael “Mike” Schneider - Republican Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Michael “Mike” Schneider does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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District Attorney, Unexpired Term Devon Anderson - Republican Party Kim Ogg - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Democrat Kim Ogg won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (748) votes. Republican Devon Anderson finished second with (739) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Harris County District Attorney went to Republican Devon Anderson. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Kim Ogg. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Devon Anderson. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Kim Ogg. Ogg *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Kim Ogg (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Harris County Judge Ed Emmett - Republican Party David Collins - Green Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Ed Emmett won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (1,202) votes. Green Party candidate David Collins finished second with (277) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Harris County Judge went to Republican Ed Emmett. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Republican Ed Emmett. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Ed Emmett. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Ed Emmett (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and Emmett open-minded voters who are not voting a straightticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Judge, County Court at Law No. 1 Debra Ibarra Mayfield - Republican Party

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SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

Judge, County Court at Law No. 2 Theresa Chang - Republican Party Scot “Dolli” Dollinger - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Theresa Chang won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (623) votes. Democrat Scot “Dolli” Dollinger finished second with (417) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Court at Law No. 2 went to Republican Theresa Chang. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Theresa Chang. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Scot “Doli” Dollinger. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Theresa Chang. Chang *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Theresa Chang (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and openminded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Judge, County Court at Law No. 4 Roberta Lloyd - Republican Party Damon Crenshaw - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Roberta Lloyd won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (498) votes. Democrat Damon Crenshaw finished second with (478) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Court at Law No. 4 went to Republican Roberta Lloyd. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Roberta Lloyd. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Damon Crenshaw. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Roberta Lloyd. Lloyd PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Roberta Lloyd (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and openminded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 1 Paula Goodhart - Republican Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Paula Goodhart does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 2

Linda Storey - Republican Party Gloria Cantu Minnick - Democratic Party

Bill Harmon - Republican Party Harold J. Landreneau - Democratic Party

SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Linda Storey won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (566) votes. Democrat Gloria Cantu Minnick finished second with (382) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Court at Law No. 3 went to Republican Linda Storey. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Linda Storey. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Gloria Cantu Minnick. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Linda Storey. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Linda Storey (R) is Storey the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Bill Harmon won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (617) votes. Democrat Harold J. Landreneau finished second with (282) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court No.2 went to Republican Bill Harmon. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat J. Landreneau. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Bill Harmon. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Harold J. Landreneau. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Bill Harmon. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Bill Harmon (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 3 Natalie C. Fleming - Republican Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Natalie C. Fleming does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 6 Larry Standley - Republican Party Linda Geffin - Democratic Party

Judge, County Criminal Court No. 4 John Clinton - Republican Party Nikita “Niki” Harmon - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican John Clinton won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (389) votes. Democrat Nikita “Niki” Harmon finished second with (277) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court No.4 went to Republican John Clinton. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Nikita “Niki” Harmon. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican John Clinton. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican John Clinton Clinton. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: John Clinton (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Larry Standley won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (362) votes. Democrat Linda Geffin finished second with (287) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court No.6 went to Republican Larry Standley. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Linda Geffin. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Larry Standley. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Linda Geffin. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Margaret Larry Standley. Geffin PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Geffin (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 7 Pam Derbyshire - Republican Party Shelia Acosta - Democratic Party

Judge, County Criminal Court No. 5 Margaret Stewart Harris - Republican Party Ramona Franklin - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Margaret Stewart Harris won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (441) votes. Democrat Ramona Franklin finished second with (215) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court No.5 went to Republican Margaret Stewart Harris. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Ramona Franklin. The Houston Realty Business Franklin Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Margaret Stewart Harris. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Ramona Franklin. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Margaret Stewart Harris. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Ramona Franklin (D) is the

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SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Pam Derbyshire won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (430) votes. Democrat Shelia Acosta finished second with (257) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court No.7 went to Republican Pam Derbyshire. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Shelia A. Acosta. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Pam Derbyshire. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Shelia Acosta. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Pam Derbyshire. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Pam DerDerbyshire byshire (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 8 Jay Karahan - Republican Party Kelli Johnson - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Jay Karahan won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (461) votes. Democrat Kelli Johnson finished second with (302) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court No.8 went to Republican Jay Karahan. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Kelli Johnson. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Jay Karahan. The Houston Karahan GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Kelli Johnson. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Jay Karahan. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jay Karahan (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.Judge Karahan is asking for your vote in his re-election bid.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 9 Analia Wilkerson - Republican Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Analia Wilkerson does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 10 Dan Jeffrey Spjut - Republican Party George Barnstone - Democratic Party Brad Walters - Libertarian Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Dan Jeffrey Spjut won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (232) votes. Democrat George Barnstone finished second with (218) votes. And Libertarian Brad Walters finished third with (81) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston Spjut endorsement in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court No.10 went to Republican Dan Jeffrey Spjut. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat George Barnstone. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Dan Jeffrey Spjut. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat George

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Barnstone. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Dan Jeffrey Spjut. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Dan Jeffrey Spjut (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Judge, County Criminal Court No. 11 Diane Bull - Republican Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Diane Bull does not have an opponent challenging her bid for reelection in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 12 Robin Brown - Republican Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Robin Brown does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

Judge, County Criminal Court No. 13 Don Smyth - Republican Party Jason Luong - Democratic Party Clint Davidson - Green Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Don Smyth won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (396) votes. Democrat Jason Luong finished second with (240) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court No.13 went to Republican Don Smyth. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Jason Luong. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Don Smyth. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Don Smyth. PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Don Smyth Smyth (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straightticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 14 Mike Fields - Republican Party David L. Singer - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Democrat David L.Singer won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (306) votes. Republican Mike Fields finished second with (271) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court No.14 went to Republican Mike Fields. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council enFields dorsement went to Democrat David L. Singer. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Mike Fields. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Mike Fields. PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Mike Fields (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Judge, County Criminal Court No. 15 Jean Spradling Hughes - Republican Party Raul Rodriguez - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Jean Spradling Hughes won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (388) votes. Democrat Raul Rodriguez finished second with (219) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Criminal Court No.15 went to Republican Jean Spradling Hughes. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Raul Rodriguez. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Jean Spradling Hughes. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Raul Rodriguez. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Jean Spradling Hughes. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Jean Spradling Hughes (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Hoesl finished second with (279) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Probate Court No. 1 went to Republican Loyd Wright. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Kim Wright Bohannon Hoesl. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Loyd Wright. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Kim Bohannon Hoesl. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Loyd Wright. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Loyd Wright (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.Judge Wright is asking for your vote in his reelection bid.

Judge, County Probate Court No. 2 Mike Wood - Republican Party Josefina Rendon - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Mike Wood won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (700) votes. Democrat Josefina Rendon finished second with (531) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Probate Court No. 2 went to Republican Mike Wood. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Josefina Rendon. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Mike Wood. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to DemocWood rat Josefina Rendon. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Mike Wood. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Mike Wood (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Judge, County Probate Court No. 3 Rory Robert Olsen - Republican Party Jerry Simoneaux - Democratic Party

Judge, County Probate Court No. 1 Loyd Wright - Republican Party Kim Bohannon Hoesl - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Loyd Wright won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (508) votes. Democrat Kim Bohannon

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SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Rory Robert Olsen won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (469) votes. Democrat Jerry Simoneaux finished second with (386) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Olsen Probate Court No. 3 went to Republican Rory Robert

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Olsen. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Jerry Simoneaux. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Rory Robert Olsen. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Jerry Simoneaux. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Rory Robert Olsen. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Rory Robert Olsen (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Judge, County Probate Court No. 4 Christine Riddle Butts - Republican Party James Horwitz - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Christine Riddle Butts won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (428) votes. Democrat James Horwitz finished second with (275) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Judge, County Probate Court No. 4 went to Republican Christine Riddle Butts. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat James Horwitz. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Christine Riddle Butts. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to DemocRiddle Butts rat James Horwitz. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Christine Riddle Butts. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Christine Riddle Butts (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.Judge Christine Riddle Butts is asking for your vote in her re-election bid.

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District Clerk Chris Daniel - Republican Party Judith Snively - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Chris Daniel won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (1042) votes. Democrat Judith Snively finished second with (440) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Harris County District Clerk went to Republican Chris Daniel. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Republican Chris Daniel. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Chris Daniel. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Judith Snively. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Daniel Republican Chris Daniel. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Chris Daniel (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who

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are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

County Clerk Stan Stanart - Republican Party Ann Harris Bennett - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Republican Stan Stanart won the Houston Bar Association 2014 Judicial Preference Poll with (717) votes. Democrat Ann Harris Bennett finished second with (512) votes. KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Harris County Clerk went to Republican Stan Stanart. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat Ann Harris Bennett. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Stan Stanart. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Ann Bennett Harris Bennett. The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) endorsement went to Republican Stan Stanart. PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Ann Harris Bennett (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez - Republican Party David Rosen - Democratic Party KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Harris County Treasurer went to Republican Orlando Sanchez. The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement went to Democrat David Rosen. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Orlando Sanchez. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Sanchez Democrat David Rosen. PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Orlando Sanchez (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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County School Trustee, Position 5, At Large Mike Wolfe - Republican Party Debra “Debby” Kerner - Democratic Party KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement in the race for Harris County

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School Trustee, Position 5, At-Large went to Democrat Debra “Debby” Kerner. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Mike Wolfe. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Wolfe Debra “Debby” Kerner. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Mike Wolfe (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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David M. Patronella - Democratic Party

SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge David M. Patronella does not have an opponent challenging his Patronella bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 2

County School Trustee, Position 7, At Large

George E. Risner - Democratic Party

Don Sumners - Republican Party Melissa Noriega - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The Harris County AFL-CIO Council endorsement in the race for Harris County School Trustee, Position 7, At-Large went to Democrat Melissa Noriega. The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican Don Sumners. The Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsement went to Democrat Melissa Noriega. *PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: Melissa Noriega Noriega (D) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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County Commissioner, Precinct 2 Jack Morman - Republican Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Commissioner Jack Morman does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2

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SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge George E. Risner does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 2 Don Coffey - Democratic Party Coffey

SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Don Coffey does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 2 Laryssa Korduba - Republican Party Korduba

County Commissioner, Precinct 4 R. Jack Cagle - Republican Party M.I. Badat - Democratic Party

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KEY ENDORSEMENTS: *The “C” Club of Houston endorsement in the race for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 4 went to Republican R. Jack Cagle.The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) endorsement went to Republican R. Cagle Jack Cagle. PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE: R. Jack Cagle (R) is the best candidate for independent, undecided and open-minded voters who are not voting a straight-ticket in the Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Laryssa Korduba does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 2 Jeff Williams - Republican Party Williams

SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Jeff Williams does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.


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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 2 Armando V. Rodriguez - Democratic Party SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Armando V. Rodriguez does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 2 Zinetta Burney - Democratic Party Burney

SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Zinetta Burney does not have an opponent challenging her bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8, Place 2 Louie Ditta - Republican Party Ditta

SPECIAL NOTE: *Judge Louie Ditta does not have an opponent challenging his bid for re-election in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Midterm Election taking place in Harris County, Texas.

By Pastor Robert L. Thomas I know many of us will say the old cliché’ “Our forefathers died for this right!,” which is very true; but that alone as an argument to motivate us to do what we should already be excited to do – just isn’t enough. Why we have to extol the virtues of voting to a people just a few decades removed from one of the worst atrocities ever perpetuated against mankind in the detestable act of slavery is really beyond me. It really boils down to this: if you are interested in having a better quality of life – you should go out and vote; if you want your children to be able to afford to attend college – then go vote; if you think your taxes are too high for the services you receive – go out and vote; if your school system is not what you want it to be – yep, you should get up and roll to the polls. It really is true – your vote is your voice! We have to be stronger in voice, so that what we say, when we say it, matters – and we are responsible for doing that at the voting booth. Elected officials work for the taxpayers, not the other way around, and as such, they should not be able to tell us what they are going to do…they are to push forward the positive agendas for bettering our safety, opportunities, prosperity and quality of life. The choice is yours, accept things as they are, or vote and seek the systemic change we all so richly deserve! Be Safe, and Stay Informed!

Robert L. Thomas, Jr. Robert Thomas Ministries Senior Pastor of Olivet Missionary Baptist Church

Contact: (713)224-1515

Pastor Robert L. Thomas, his wife Tracey and daughters, Mariel and Taylor.


This "FREEDOM" acronym has been developed by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine for people of faith; but it can be used by anyone looking to make an informed and empowered decision in any given election. THE [F) REPRESENTS

–FAITH–

The (F) in “FREEDOM” represents our “FAITH”. We should be trying to identify the candidates whom we believe are governed by the same guiding principles of “FAITH” that we're governed by. Using our “FAITH” as our guide will provide each of us

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with a much greater chance of selecting the “PUBLIC SERVANTS” who best identify with our core values and beliefs on issues, concerns and causes that are near and dear to our heart.

THE (R) REPRESENTS

–RESPECT–

The (R) in “FREEDOM” represents “RESPECT”. We should be trying to do as much research as possible on each campaign before we go to the polls to vote. In our research, we should be trying to identify the most respectful candidates. During this process, we should also be trying to identify the candidates who are doing nothing but running negative campaign advertisements in their attempt to destroy their opponent/opponents. Identifying the most “RESPECTFUL” candidate may seem like a daunting and time consuming task; but taking this crucial step will aid you in selecting the candidates who are more likely to “RESPECT” your position on issues, causes and concerns that are near and dear to your heart.

THIS (E) REPRESENTS

–EXPERIENCE– The first (E) in “FREEDOM” represents “EXPERIENCE”. We should be trying to identify the candidates who have the relevant “EXPERIENCE” needed to faithfully perform the duties required for the office or position they’re seeking. By selecting the most experienced candidate, we will also be getting the candidate most qualified and prepared to repre-


sent us on issues, causes and concerns important to us and our futures.

THIS (E) REPRESENTS

– E D U C AT I O N – The second (E) in “FREEDOM” represents “EDUCATION”. We should be trying to identify candidates who have the educational background needed to perform the duties required to faithfully serve us from day one. This is especially important in judicial races. It is not in our best interest to elect someone who is a plumber by trade as the next Supreme Court Justice for the State of Texas. Selecting the candidates with the relevant educational background to match the duties required for the office for which they're running is crucial in any election.

THE (D) REPRESENTS

– D E B AT E –

The (D) in “FREEDOM” represents “DEBATE”. Some candidates run from debates. But debates play a crucial role in helping us to relate to candidates; find out where candidates stand on crucial issues near and dear to us; and enable us to identify the areas of strength a candidate may or may not posses. All candidates should be open to debates. Debates are also a very good way for us to identify how a candidate we're thinking about supporting responds under pressure; how quickly they can think on their feet; and whether or not they're knowledgeable and wellrounded. If you select the best debater, you could verywell be getting the person you want to be speaking on your behalf on issues near and dear to your heart.

THE (O) REPRESENTS

–OBJECTIVITY– The (O) in “FREEDOM” represents “OBJECTIVITY”. Objectivity is something we should be looking for in every “PUBLIC SERVANT”. More often than not, the most objective or open-minded candidate may also be the candidate who will work the hardest for all of their constituents once elected to office. By selecting the most “OBJECTIVE” candidates we stand the best chance of getting the candidates who are more likely to work for what’s best for America, rather than what’s best for their own political career or the special interest groups backing them.

THE (M) REPRESENTS

–MONEY–

The (M) in “FREEDOM” represents “MONEY”. You should take a moment to look up this scripture: 1 Timothy 6:10. In the King James Version of the Bible this scripture reads: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” If we can identify the candidates who are the most transparent whereas their campaign, professional and personal finances are concerned, we're probably going to discover candidates who have nothing to hide from us. Following the money trail will oftentimes lead you to answers that will help you understand why a given candidate is supporting a specific issue, cause, legislative agenda, or special interest group. This is not always the case; but oftentimes, following the money trail is the clearest way to uncover why a "PUBLIC SERVANT" may be choosing to support special interests over our interests.

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We’re Building W “Older Men and Women teach the young children and the young adults that will listen. Each generation should start on our shoulders as we encourage,support and teach . We need finance,education and wisdom but we also need to pass down values.” - Bishop K.J. Brown Ministries TITUS 2:1-5 IN THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION - You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. 2). Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. 3). Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4). Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5). to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

“I am the founder of Bishop K.J. Brown Ministries and The Pastor of Zion Tabernacle Church. We’re located at 13155 Westheimer in Houston, Texas. ( Between Eldridge and Synott in the Wind Chimes Shopping Plaza ). We meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 12:15pm-2pm.” - Bishop

www.bishopkjbrown.org


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