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Judge Loyd Wright with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett at Harris County Republican Headquarters celebrating the 2014 Midterm Election sweep. Judge Wright beat his oppenent by gaining 55.19% of the vote. Judge Emmett beat his opponent by gaining more than 83.38% of the vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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IS THE WAY TO MOVE AMERICA FORWARD Our nation must play as a team for THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FOR YOU HOW OPEN-MINDED ARE YOU? us to be successful as a body of This message is being written to “OPEN-MINDED Are you a team player? Do you believe in God? Are people. And just like any sports AMERICANS”. So, if you’re not “OPEN-MINDED” you striving to reach your full potential? Do you “AMERICAN” you can read on; but you may not strive to make informed decisions? Do you use your team, we must play within the es- and find much value in this message. own mind when it comes to making crucial decisions tablished system, rules and guideabout your life? Do you try to find the best candidates on Election Day? Do you vote for people of PLEASE MAKE A MENTAL NOTE BEFORE lines for us to be SUCCESSFUL. God or simply vote for people who belong to a speWe must also play out every quar- READING ANY FURTHER cific political party? Do you have a dream? Do you want to see America come together for the betterter to claim true VICTORY as a nament of every American citizen? Do you hate racism This message is the expressed written opinion of tion. So view this crucial moment in any form? What about injustice: Do you hate inAubrey R. Taylor, the publisher of Houston Busijustice in any form? ness Connections Magazine and does not necin our nation’s history as the final essarily reflect the views or opinions of any quarter of a crucial game for the candidate, advertiser, sponsor or supporter of THIS MESSAGE IS FOR OPEN-MINDED Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. And please team you love. PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU DRAFT GOOD TEAM PLAYERS IN THE 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 the Midterm Elections will be taking place in America.

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FAIR, HARDWORKING JUDGE ■ 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

“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

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES ■ Eagle Scout ■ Texas A&M, BBA-Accounting, National

Merit Scholar ■ Certified Public Accountant since 1995

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■ Graduate of UT Law School, with Honors

Order of Barristers Niemann Cup as top advocate Texas Supreme Court Judicial Intern ■ 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

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

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SEND YOUR NEWS, PRESS RELEASES, OPINIONS, THOUGHTS, AND CONCERNS TO: YOURTHOUGHTMATTERS@GMAIL.COM LEADERS ARE ESTABLISHED BY GOD If you take a moment to read Jeremiah 23:5 you will find that God raises up people and causes them to reign and prosper for the purpose of executing judgment and justice in the earth. If you take a moment to read 1 Peter 2:13-17 you will find that God’s desires for us to honor and submit ourselves to those He’s allowed to be placed in authority and leadership. But do not worry about those governments and those in authority who prove to be cruel and unjust; for every person in authority will have to give an account of their actions come judgment day. Governments are established and allowed to rule by God. And our governors as authority figures are established by our Creator for the punishment of those who do wrong and the praise of those who do right. Scripture is very clear on this point, as it teaches us to honor all people, and to love our brothers and sisters as we fear God. If you take a moment to read Romans 13:1-2 you will find that every person should be subject to the governing authorities. The scriptures goes even further in teaching us that there’s no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. So when you see people disrespecting and resisting “GOD’S SERVANTS” they’re actually disrespecting and resisting God. Furthermore, they’re in complete and total rebellion against God’s elect.

GOD CREATED US AND EVERY OTHER LIVING CREATURE MALE AND FEMALE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCREATION If you take a moment to read Genesis 1:21-22 you will find that God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their own kind, and every winged fowl He also created after their own kind. And the bible says that God saw that it was good for the creatures that He’d created to procreate in the earth. The scriptures furthermore teaches us that God blessed the creatures, and instructed them to be fruitful, and multiply in the earth.

and moment in history. Our responsibility as Americans is to take part in the elections process; then once we have spoken as a “COLLECTIVE BODY” of people we must honor the choices we have made. Our “PUBLIC SERVANTS” are elected by a majority of voters on Election Day. This is why every eligible American citizen should be a part of the process of voting.

WHAT AMERICANS SHOULD DO ONCE AN ELECTION IS DECIDED In the best interest of our nation, we should submit to whichever government we find ourselves under once we have spoken as a people on Election Day. We can do this by working with our “ELECTED OFFICIALS” to accomplish what’s best for us as “ONE NATION UNDER GOD”.

EVERY FOUR YEARS Our founding fathers under the direction of our Creator has established a system that affords us the opportunity to choose our leaders every four years. In this system, our Creator affords us the opportu-

nity to elect other “SERVANTS OF GOD” to positions of authority as a counter balance to guard against the abuse of power by any one we have elected as our president; that's why our founding fathers were divinely directed by our Creator to establish the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives.

WE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO CAN CHANGE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN Even though those in authority are “SERVANTS OF GOD” our Creator has afforded us a system of government that is kept in check by our constitution and not by whomever is acting as our "PUBLIC SERVANTS" at any particular time. So don’t ever forget that America is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. And under this God-ordained political system of democracy we are granted certain rights. With this said, we must know our rights to be EFFECTIVE AND EMPOWERED as citizens of America. _________________________________________

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

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If you take a moment to read Genesis 1:27-28 you will find that God created man in His own image; but He made us as male and female for the purpose of reproducing and repopulating the earth. God also called us blessed, and has commanded us to be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth, and to subdue it.

A FEW AWESOME THINGS ABOUT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA We are “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” in America. We are a nation of laws divinely ordered and established by our Creator. And in this, our Creator has given us a say in who governs over us as a nation. However, far too many of us are choosing to not participate in the process which God has established to assist us with putting godly people in authority and control of our nation. New Living Translation "When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan." - Proverbs: 29:2

OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT NATION As a “COLLECTIVE BODY” of people we must make a more concerted effort to be a part of the solution our nation needs during this crucial hour

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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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FOR HARRIS COUNTY PROBATE JUDGE COURT NO. 4 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:

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

• The Guardianship Handbook was created and published in English and in Spanish. It is now given to every

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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:

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• 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

• 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)

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.

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CONGRESSMAN KEVIN BRADY is a pro-family, pro-small business conservative fighting for free enterprise, limited government, a balanced budget, secure border, more American-made energy and an innovation economy that leads the world. Are you worried that your children and grandchildren won't have the same freedom and opportunities that you enjoy? Then let's all go to the polls and bring our principles, values and our knowledge.

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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 THE WRIGHT FAMILY Court of Appeals (5th Circuit), and the United States Tax Court.

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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. 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.

RE-ELECT LOYD WRIGHT JUDGE FOR HARRIS COUNTY PROBATE COURT NO. 1 PD. POL. AD THE JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT CAMPAIGN

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Harris County Republican Party 7232 Wynnwood Lane, Houston, TX 77008 (713) 838-7900

Effective, Efficient Justice Harris County's conservative majority of judges are leading the way to ensure every citizen has equal and timely access to their courts. In the most recent Annual Statistical Report for the Texas Judiciary, Harris County courts outperformed the statewide average of 3 of 4 performance measures for the number of cases cleared.Harris County also outperformed the state's minimum Backlog Index in each of the court types measured: civil, family, criminal and juvenile courts. ________________________________________

To ensure Harris County remains open for business CIVIL COURTS Republican Judges will follow the Constitution and apply the law as written. They will never legislate from the the bench, making our courts fair and dependable to all. ________________________________________

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To Keep Harris County a safe place to live and raise a family CRIMINAL COURTS

Republican Judges will be firm and fair, and follow the law to protect our community from criminals while preserving vital constitutional rights.

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To protect those that can't protect themselves FAMILY COURTS

Republican Judges will protect our families and children while providing fair and compassionate resolutions for disputes. ________________________________________

To give our children the opportunity to turn their life around JUVENILE COURTS Republican Judges will work to turn a child's life around while safeguarding our streets. ________________________________________

To administer guidance in a time of need PROBATE COURTS Republican judges will fairly administer the needs of families dealing with the loss of loved ones or those facing challenges of aging or mental illness.

Pol. Adv. Harris County Republican Party Cynthia Siegel, Treasurer.

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“We would like to congratulate all the conservative judges who won on election night!” - Aubrey R. Taylor

WINNER

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“Thanks for supporting these judges.” - Aubrey

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JOHN SCHMUDE - FOR JUDGE -

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MEET JOHN SCHMUDE

Candidate running for District Judge, 247th Judicial District in Harris County John Schmude resides with his wife and two children in Spring. John is a lifetime Republican with a strong record of service to chil-

dren 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 founda-

tion 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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CONGRATULATIONS I “HARRIS COUNTY” THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING OUR RECOMMENDATIONS! Recommendations made by Aubrey R. Taylor in the Tuesday, November 4th Midterm Election

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U.S. Senator: John Cornyn (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! U.S. Representative, District 2: Ted Poe (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! U.S. Representative, District 7: John Culberson (R)-- WON ON ELECTION DAY! U.S. Representative, District 8: Kevin Brady (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! U.S. Representative, District 9: Al Green (D) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! U.S. Representative, District 10: Michael McCaul (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! U.S. Representative, District 18: NO RECOMMENDATION IN THIS RACE! U.S. Representative, District 22: Pete Olson (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! U.S. Representative, District 29: Gene Green (D) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! U.S. Representative, District 36: Brian Babin (R)-- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Governor of Texas: Greg Abbott (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Lieutenant Governor: Leticia Van de Putte (D) -- DID NOT WIN! Attorney General: Sam Houston (D) -- DID NOT WIN! Comptroller of Public Accounts: Glenn Hegar (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Commissioner of the General Land Office: George P. Bush (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Commissioner of Agriculture: Sid Miller (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Railroad Commissioner: Ryan Sitton (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Chief Justice, Supreme Court: Nathan Hecht (R)-- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6, Unexpired Term: Jeff Brown (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7: Jeff Boyd (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8: Phil Johnson (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3: Bert Richardson (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4: Kevin Patrick Yeary (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9: David Newell (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Member, St. Board of Education, Dist. 4: Lawrence A. Allen Jr. (D) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Senator, District 7: Paul Bettencourt (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Senator, District 15: John Whitmire (D) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Senator, District 17: Joan Huffman (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 126: Patricia Harless (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 128: Wayne Smith (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 129: Dennis Paul (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 130: Allen Fletcher (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 132: Mike Schofield (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 133: Jim Murphy (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 134: Sarah Davis (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 135: Gary Elkins (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 137: Gene Wu (D) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 138: Dwayne Bohac (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 144: Mary Ann Perez (D) -- DID NOT WIN! State Representative, District 148: Jessica Cristina Farrar (D) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 149: Hubert Vo (D) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! State Representative, District 150: Debbie Riddle (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Chief Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District: Kyle Carter (D) -- DID NOT WIN! Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 3: Jim Sharp (D) -- DID NOT WIN! Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 7: Ken Wise (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 55th Judicial District: Jeff Shadwick (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 113th Judicial District: Michael Landrum (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 157th Judicial District: Randy Wilson (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 180th Judicial District: Catherine Evans (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 184th Judicial District: Jan Krocker (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 185th Judicial District: Susan Brown (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 189th Judicial District: Bill Burke (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 190th Judicial District: Farrah Martinez (D) -- DID NOT WIN! District Judge, 208th Judicial District: Denise Collins (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 230th Judicial District: Brad Hart (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 234th Judicial District: Wesley Ward (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 246th Judicial District: Sandra Peake (D) -- DID NOT WIN! District Judge, 247th Judicial District: John Schmude (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 248th Judicial District: Katherine Cabaniss (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 262nd Judicial District: Denise Bradley (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 263rd Judicial District: Jim Wallace (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 269th Judicial District: Dan Hinde (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 270th Judicial District: Brent Gamble (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 280th Judicial District: Lynn Bradshaw Hull (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 281st Judicial District: Sylvia Matthews (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 295th Judicial District: Caroline E. Baker (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Judge, 334th Judicial Dist. Unexpired: Grant Dorfman (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Family District Judge, 308th Judicial District: Jim Evans (D) -- DID NOT WIN! Family District Judge, 309th Judicial District: Sheri Y. Dean (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Family District Judge, 311th Judicial District: Sherri L. Cothrun (D) -- DID NOT WIN! Family District Judge, 313th Judicial District: Glenn Devlin (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Family District Judge, 314th Judicial District: Natalia Oakes (D) -- DID NOT WIN! District Attorney, Unexpired Term: Kim Ogg (D) -- DID NOT WIN! Judge, County Court at Law No. 2: Theresa Chang (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Court at Law No. 3: Linda Storey (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Court at Law No. 4: Roberta Loyd (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Criminal Court No. 2: Bill Harmon (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Criminal Court No. 4: John Clinton (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Criminal Court No. 5: Ramona Franklin (D) -- DID NOT WIN! Judge, County Criminal Court No. 6: Linda Geffin (D) -- DID NOT WIN! Judge, County Criminal Court No. 7: Pam Derbyshire (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Criminal Court No. 8: Jay Karahan (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Criminal Court No. 10: Dan Jeffrey Spjut (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Criminal Court No. 13: Don Smyth (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Criminal Court No. 14: Mike Fields (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Criminal Court No. 15: Jean Spradling Hughes (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Probate Court No. 1: Loyd Wright (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Probate Court No. 2: Mike Wood (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Probate Court No. 3: Rory Robert Olsen (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! Judge, County Probate Court No. 4: Christine Riddle Butts (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! District Clerk: Chris Daniel (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! County Clerk: Ann Harris Bennett (D) -- DID NOT WIN! County Treasurer: Orlando Sanchez (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! County School Trustee, Position 5, At Large: Mike Wolfe (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY! County School Trustee, Position 7, At Large: Melissa Noriega (D) -- DID NOT WIN! County Commissioner, Precinct 4: R. Jack Cagle (R) -- WON ON ELECTION DAY!

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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 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.

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

edgeable and well-rounded. If you select the best debater, you could very-well 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 THIS (E) REPRESENTS most “OBJECTIVE” candidates we stand the best chance of getting the candidates who are more likely The second (E) in “FREEDOM” represents “EDU- to work for what’s best for America, rather than CATION”. We should be trying to identify candidates what’s best for their own political career or the spewho have the educational background needed to per- cial interest groups backing them. form the duties required to faithfully serve us from THE (M) REPRESENTS 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 The (M) in “FREEDOM” represents “MONEY”. You should take a moment to look up this scripture: 1 Timothy with the relevant educational background to match the duties required for the office for which 6:10. In the King James Version of the Bible this scripture reads: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: they're running is crucial in any election. which while some coveted after, they have erred from THE (D) REPRESENTS the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” If we can identify the candidates who are the most The (D) in “FREEDOM” represents “DEBATE”. Some transparent whereas their campaign, professional and percandidates run from debates. But debates play a crucial sonal finances are concerned, we're probably going to disrole in helping us to relate to candidates; find out where cover candidates who have nothing to hide from us. candidates stand on crucial issues near and dear to us; Following the money trail will oftentimes lead you to anand enable us to identify the areas of strength a candiswers that will help you understand why a given candidate date may or may not posses. All candidates should be is supporting a specific issue, cause, legislative agenda, or open to debates. Debates are also a very good way for special interest group. This is not always the case; but us to identify how a candidate we're thinking about sup- oftentimes, following the money trail is the clearest way porting responds under pressure; how quickly they can to uncover why a "PUBLIC SERVANT" may be choosthink on their feet; and whether or not they're knowling to support special interests over our interests.

– E D U C AT I O N –

–MONEY–

– D E B AT E –

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