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EARLY VOTEARLY VOTING: ING: Begins October 22 October 18-29 ELECTION: ELECTION: November 6th 2nd November INSIDE: INSIDE: • Candidate Info • Candidate Info • New District Maps • Issue Survey • Voter Guide • Voter Guide

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Texas Election Code 61.011 allows you to bring this guide into the voting booth, provided you remove it when you leave.

NEW CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP Ted Cruz understands politicians from both parties have let us down. Cruz is a proven conservative we can trust to provide new leadership in the United States Senate to reduce the size of government and defend the Constitution.


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Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment and dramatically reduce spending and debt.

SUPPORT MORE AMERICAN ENERGY PRODUCTION Led a coalition of energy producers to overturn President Obama’s job-killing ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Take your time to review all the information you are given, from the candidate profiles to the sample ballot and much more in between. I think you will be able to go into the ballot booth fully informed about who you want to vote for on November 6, 2012. And if you plan to vote early, beginning on Monday, October 22, you will find all the Mobile Early Voting locations listed. Republicans are voting in greater numbers than Democrats in Travis County, as shown by the almost 3 to 1 Republican to Democrat voters in the July Run-Off Election. Yes, when Republicans have GOOD Candidates and a MOTIVATED voter base, we outvote the Democrats in Travis County. I believe we have both in this election. When Republicans turn out to vote, we WIN.

Dear Travis County Voters,

Please join me in supporting ALL of our Republican Candidates on the ballot!

Welcome to the second edition of the Travis County Ballot Book! We have crafted the most concise voter guide for you to review the Republican Candidates along with current, helpful information for you to be an informed voter in Travis County.

Rosemary Edwards, Ph.D. Travis County Republican Party Chair

In our first edition in 2010, in which we mailed the Ballot Book to over 50,000 Primary Voters, the Republican straight party voting increased almost 15,000 from the previous comparable election in 2006. With the new boundary lines that were drawn after the 2010 Census, we are providing current information about the people who represent you and ones asking for your vote in 2012. We hope to again increase the Republican vote significantly in Travis County.

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Dr. Donna Campbell thanks the Travis County Republican Party for their dedication to the values and principles that made this nation great.

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Join a club that fits your schedule and interests… many to choose from! Austin Republican Women Meets monthly on first Thursdays Austin Country Club 4408 Longchamp Drive

Lake Travis Republican Club Meetings monthly on 3rd Tuesdays at Lunch Hills Country Club in Lakeway

Austin Tech Republicans Join their Facebook Group: Austin Tech Republicans Meets monthly on Fridays at lunch Brick Oven 10710 Research Blvd

North Shore Republican Club Meetings on 2nd Monday Evening Lago Vista POA Activity Center

Austin Young Republicans Follow @AustinYR on Twitter Events announced on FB and Twitter

Northwest Austin Republican Women Meetings monthly on 1st Monday at Lunch Dave & Buster’s, 9333 Research Blvd. Austin

Central Texas Republican Assembly Republicans in Bastrop, Hays and Travis Counties Events announced at

Pflugerville Republican Club Join us on Facebook for current events Meetings monthly on 1st Monday Evenings Springhill, 2505 Pecan Street, Pflugerville

College Republicans at Texas Follow @TexasCR on Twitter Meetings/events announced on Facebook Website:

Republican Club of Austin Meetings on 1st Tuesdays at Lunch Green Pastures, 811 Live Oak Street, Austin

Hill Country Republican Women 2nd Thursdays at Lunch and Alt. Months Carino’s on Brodie Lane

Travis Republican Women or Facebook Travis Republican Women Meetings monthly on 3rd Tuesdays at Lunch Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant, 504 E. 5th St., Austin


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Susan Combs is a Fiscal Conservative Because it’s Your Money! creating jobs investing in education leading transparency • 512.327.3345

Travis County Republicans — Susan Combs Salutes You I stand on the shoulders of Republicans who paved the way to statewide office through grassroots grit and devotion. Because of you, we are making a difference by: Protecting Taxpayer Pocketbooks — Through bulk purchasing and greater procurement efficiencies, we have saved taxpayers millions of dollars. Fighting Federal Encroachment — We have fought back against Obama’s EPA and their job-killing policies, and prevented the economic harm of an Endangered Species Act listing, saving precious Texas jobs. Shining Light on how Your Money is Spent — We put the state’s checkbook online, so taxpayers could see how their money is spent. We have collected hundreds of millions of dollars from tax cheats. And we are exposing the true cost of federal programs like Medicaid, which are squeezing state budgets.

It’s Your Money. Government Ought to Spend as Frugally as Families. Pd. Pol. Adv. By Friends of Susan Combs Committee • P.O. Box 160956, Austin, TX, 78716 • Treasurer Ernest Angelo

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NEW 2012 DISTRICT MAPS To find out your district, refer to your own current (yellow colored) Voter Registration Card. The numbers on the card refer to your Congressional (U.S. Rep) District, State Senate District, etc. across the line.

For example, the number showing your U.S. Representative in Congress from Travis County will have one of the 5 Congressional Districts (10 – Michael McCaul R (i) 17 –Bill Flores R (i), 21 – Lamar Smith R (i), 25 – new dist. w/ Roger Williams R Candidate, and 35 Susan Narvaiz R v. Lloyd Doggett D) Other changes in the maps are in the TX State Senate, with two additional State Senate representatives for Travis County (14 – Kirk Watson D (i), 21 – Grant Rostig R v. Judith Zaffirini D (i), 24 – Troy Fraser R (i) and 25 Donna Campbell R) Please review these maps to determine who you will have on YOUR BALLOT. You can find your specific representatives at this link by entering our voting address. For Permanent Early Voting Locations and Precinct Locations for Election Day, Nov. 6, go to:

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Travis County November 6, 2012 Elec�on Contests 

for the County, Healthcare District, Ci�es, Aus�n Community College, and Area School Districts  

The Ballot for 2012! Due to the length of the ballot a second list shows ballot contests for Municipal U�lity,  Water Control and Improvement, Library, Edwards Aquifer Conserva�on, and other smaller Districts   

The address where you are registered to vote determines what par�cular races you will see on your ballot. To nd out your elec�on precinct, call the Voter Registrar at (512) 854‐9473 or see their website at For informa�on on the elec�on, see the County Clerk’s website at www.traviscountyelec� or call us at (512) 238‐VOTE (8683).

Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals  Straight Party      Sharon Keller – REP          Republican          Keith Hampton – DEM          Democra�c          Lance Sto� ‐ LIB     Libertarian  Place 7, Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals    Green     Barbara Parker Hervey – REP       President:       Mi� Romney / Paul Ryan – REP          Mark W. Benne� – LIB          Barack Obama / Joe Biden – DEM     Place 8, Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals     Gary Johnson / Jim Gray – LIB          Elsa Alcala – REP          Jill Stein / Cheri Honkala – GRN          William Bryan Strange, III ‐ LIB  District 5, Member, State Board of Educa�on      Write in ________     Ken Mercer – REP       United States Senator   Rebecca Bell‐Metereau – DEM          Ted Cruz – REP        Mark Loewe – LIB          Paul Sadler – DEM        Irene Meyer Scharf ‐ GRN     John Jay Myers – LIB       District 10, Member, State Board of Educa�on      David B. Collins ‐ GRN   Tom Maynard – REP       District 10, US Representa�ve   Judy Jennings ‐ DEM     Michael McCaul – REP       District 14, State Senator     Tawana W. Cadien – DEM            Kirk Watson – DEM          Richard Priest ‐ LIB     Ryan M. Dixon ‐ LIB  District 17, US Representa�ve  District 21, State Senator     Bill Flores – REP          Grant Ros�g – REP          Ben Easton ‐ LIB     Judith Zaffirini – DEM       District 21, US Representa�ve       Joseph Morse ‐ LIB     Lamar Smith – REP       District 24, State Senator       Candace E. Duvál – DEM          Troy Fraser – REP     John‐Henry Liberty ‐ LIB  District 25, State Senator  District 25, US Representa�ve       Donna Campbell – REP          Roger Williams – REP          John Courage ‐ DEM     Elaine M. Henderson – DEM       District 46, State Representa�ve     Betsy Dewey ‐ LIB     Dawnna Dukes – DEM       District 35, US Representa�ve       Andy Fernandez ‐ LIB     Susan Narvaiz – REP       District 47, State Representa�ve     Lloyd Dogge� – DEM          Paul Workman – REP          Ross Lynn Leone – LIB         Chris Frandsen – DEM          Meghan Owen ‐ GRN      Nick Tanner ‐ LIB     Write in ________  District 48, State Representa�ve  Railroad Commissioner     Robert Thomas – REP          Chris� Craddick – REP          Donna Howard – DEM          Dale Henry – DEM          Vivekananda “Vik” Wall – LIB          Joe Edgar ‐ LIB  District 49, State Representa�ve     Chris Kennedy ‐ GRN   Railroad Commissioner, Unexp. Term     Ellio� Naishtat – DEM          Kent Phillips ‐ LIB     Barry Smitherman – REP       District 50, State Representa�ve       Jaime O. Perez – LIB          Mark Strama ‐ DEM     Josh Wendel ‐ GRN  District 51, State Representa�ve  Place 2, Jus�ce, Supreme Court     Eddie Rodriguez – DEM          Don Wille� – REP          Arthur DiBianca ‐ LIB     RS Roberto Koelsch ‐ LIB  Place 2, Jus�ce, 3rd Court of Appeals District  Place 4, Jus�ce, Supreme Court     Jeff Rose – REP          John Devine – REP          J. Andrew Hathcock ‐ DEM     Tom Oxford – LIB       Place 3, Jus�ce, 3rd Court of Appeals District     Charles Waterbury ‐ GRN     Sco� Field – REP       Place 6, Jus�ce, Supreme Court     Diane Henson ‐ DEM     Nathan Hecht – REP       Place 5, Jus�ce, 3rd Court of Appeals District     Michele Pe�y – DEM          David Puryear – REP          Mark Ash – LIB          Karen L. Watkins ‐ DEM     Jim Chisholm ‐ GRN 

Place 6, Jus�ce, 3rd Court of Appeals District

 Bob Pemberton – REP          Bryan Case ‐ DEM  District Judge, 53rd Judicial District     Sco� Jenkins ‐ DEM  District Judge, 98th Judicial District     Rhonda Hurley ‐ DEM  District Judge, 126th Judicial District     Darlene Byrne ‐ DEM  District Judge, 167th Judicial District     David Wahlberg ‐ DEM  District Judge, 200th Judicial District     Gisela Triana ‐ DEM   District Judge, 345th Judicial District     Stephen Yelenosky ‐ DEM  District Judge, 353rd Judicial District     Tim Sulak ‐ DEM  District Judge, 390th Judicial District     Julie Kocurek ‐ DEM  District Judge, 427th Judicial District     Jim Coronado ‐ DEM  District A�orney     Rosemary Lehmberg ‐ DEM  County Court at Law # 8, Judge     Carlos H. Barrera ‐ DEM  County A�orney     David Escamilla ‐ DEM  Sheriff     Raymond Frank – REP          Greg Hamilton – DEM          Jaclyn L. Finkel ‐ LIB  County Tax Assessor‐Collector     Vik Vad – REP          Bruce Elfant – DEM          Mike Burris ‐ LIB  Precinct 1, County Commissioner       Ron Davis ‐ DEM  Precinct 3, County Commissioner     Gerald Daugherty – REP          Karen Huber – DEM          Pat Dixon ‐ LIB  Precinct 1, Constable       Danny Thomas ‐ DEM  Precinct 2, Constable     Toby J. Miller – REP          Adan Ballesteros – DEM          Raul “Roy” Camacho ‐ LIB  Precinct 3, Constable     Mike Varela – REP          Sally Hernandez – DEM          Sco� G. McKinlay ‐ LIB  Precinct 4, Constable     Maria Canchola – DEM          David Hull‐Radowski ‐ LIB  Precinct 5, Constable     Carlos Lopez – DEM          Michael M. Holt – LIB 

Travis County BallotBook - Page 12 CENTRAL HEALTH TAX RATIFICATION ELECTION  PROP. 1:  Approving the ad valorem tax rate of $0.129 per $100 valua�on in Central Health, also known as the Travis County  Healthcare District, for the 2013 tax year, a rate that exceeds the district’s rollback tax rate.  The proposed ad valorem tax rate  exceeds the ad valorem tax rate most recently adopted by the district by $0.05 per $100 valua�on; funds will be used for im‐ proved healthcare in Travis County, including support for a new medical school consistent with the mission of Central Health,  a site for a new teaching hospital, trauma services, specialty medicine such as cancer care, community‐wide health clinics, 

 John Devine – REP          Tom Oxford – LIB          Charles Waterbury ‐ GRN  Place 6, Jus�ce, Supreme Court     Nathan Hecht – REP          Michele Pe�y – DEM          Mark Ash – LIB          Jim Chisholm ‐ GRN 


 Jeff Rose – REP        J. Andrew Hathcock ‐ DEM 


 Sco� Field – REP        Diane Henson ‐ DEM 


 David Puryear – REP        Karen L. Watkins ‐ DEM 

Place 3, Jus�ce, 3rd Court of Appeals District  Place 5, Jus�ce, 3rd Court of Appeals District 

 Sco� G. McKinlay ‐ LIB  Precinct 4, Constable     Maria Canchola – DEM          David Hull‐Radowski ‐ LIB  Precinct 5, Constable     Carlos Lopez – DEM          Michael M. Holt – LIB 

CENTRAL HEALTH TAX RATIFICATION ELECTION  PROP. 1:  Approving the ad valorem tax rate of $0.129 per $100 valua�on in Central Health, also known as the Travis County  Healthcare District, for the 2013 tax year, a rate that exceeds the district’s rollback tax rate.  The proposed ad valorem tax rate  exceeds the ad valorem tax rate most recently adopted by the district by $0.05 per $100 valua�on; funds will be used for im‐ proved healthcare in Travis County, including support for a new medical school consistent with the mission of Central Health,  a site for a new teaching hospital, trauma services, specialty medicine such as cancer care, community‐wide health clinics,  training for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, primary care, behavioral and mental healthcare, preven�on  and wellness programs, and/or to obtain federal matching funds for healthcare services.           For    Against     CITY OF AUSTIN SPECIAL ELECTION   PROP. 1:  Shall the city charter be amended to move the City’s general elec�on date from May to November?     Yes     No   PROP. 2:  Shall the city charter be amended to move the City’s general elec�on date from May to November, to provide that  council members serve four‐year staggered terms, to provide that council elec�ons occur in even‐numbered years, and to  CITY OF AUSTIN PROPOSITIONS CONTINUED...  limit the mayor and council members to two terms?      Yes    No  PROP. 3:  Shall the city charter be amended to provide for the elec�on of council members from 10 geographical single‐member  MORE CITY OF AUSTIN PROPOSITIONS ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE...  districts, with the mayor to be elected from the city at large, and to provide for an independent ci�zens redistric�ng    commission?      Yes    No  PROP. 4:  Shall the city charter be amended to provide for the elec�on of council members from eight geographical single‐ member districts, with the mayor and two addi�onal council members to be elected from the city at large?      Yes    No  PROP. 5:  Shall the city charter be amended to permit the members of the city council and the city council’s appointees to hire  and manage their own staffs?      Yes   No  PROP. 6:  Shall the city charter be amended to provide that the city council appoint the city a�orney?      Yes   No  PROP. 7:  Shall the city charter be amended to reduce the number of signatures needed for a ci�zen ini�ated ordinance or    referendum?    Yes   No  PROP. 8:  Shall the city charter be amended to allow council members to raise poli�cal funds for 30 days a�er an elec�on in  which the council member was elected?      Yes   No  PROP. 9:  Shall the city charter be amended to permit the city council to lease parkland to an independent school district for a  purpose that the council has found, by a two‐thirds majority, is a park purpose?      Yes   No   PROP. 10:  Shall the city charter be amended to provide a civil service system for most city employees who are not already   covered by a state civil service statute?      Yes   No   PROP. 11:  Adop�on of the emergency medical services personnel civil service law ?     For    Against   PROP. 12:  The issuance of $143,299,000 transporta�on and mobility improvement bonds and notes and the levy of a tax suffi‐ cient to pay for the bonds and notes.      For    Against   PROP. 13: The issuance of $30,000,000 open space and watershed protec�on bonds and notes and the levy of a tax sufficient to  pay for the bonds and notes.      For    Against   PROP. 14:  The issuance of $77,680,000 park and recrea�on improvement bonds and notes and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay  for the bonds and notes.       For    Against   PROP. 15:  The issuance of $78,300,000 housing bonds and notes and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.      For    Against   PROP. 16:  The issuance of $31,079,000 public safety facility improvement bonds and notes and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay  for the bonds and notes.      For    Against   PROP. 17:  The issuance of $11,148,000 health and human services facility improvement bonds and notes and the levy of a tax  sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.      For    Against   PROP. 18:  The issuance of $13,442,000 library, museum, and cultural arts facility improvement bonds and notes and the levy of a  tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.      For    Against  

CITY OF PFLUGERVILLE GENERAL ELECTION (Vote for one)    Council Member, Place 3:    Omar Peña       David Prout      Tom Anker      Council Member, Place 5:    Victor Gonzales   

CITY OF LAKEWAY BOND ELECTION  PROP. 1:  The issuance of not to exceed $4,300,000 of City of Lakeway, Texas, General Obliga�on Bonds for the purpose of   designing, acquiring, improving, expanding, and construc�ng city‐wide street, curb, gu�er, and sidewalk improvements  and incidental drainage improvements, and u�lity reloca�on in connec�on with the foregoing, and the levying of a tax in  payment thereof.        For    Against    

CITY OF LAGO VISTA TEXAS, GENERAL ELECTION (Vote for none or one in each race)    Council Member, Place 2:   Bob Bradley      Ed Tidwell    Council Member, Place 4:    Ron Smith    Council Member, Place 6:    Richard Bohn  Travis County BallotBook - Page 13  

CITY OF JONESTOWN GENERAL ELECTION FOR THREE ALDERMEN (Vote for one in each place)    Alderman, Place 3:    Joseph D. Aaron    Alderman, Place 4:    Dave Nelsen    Alderman, Place 5:    Paul Johnson       Clarence Brown   

CITY OF PFLUGERVILLE GENERAL ELECTION (Vote for one)    Council Member, Place 3:    Omar Peña       David Prout      Tom Anker      Council Member, Place 5:    Victor Gonzales   

CITY OF LAKEWAY BOND ELECTION  PROP. 1:  The issuance of not to exceed $4,300,000 of City of Lakeway, Texas, General Obliga�on Bonds for the purpose of   designing, acquiring, improving, expanding, and construc�ng city‐wide street, curb, gu�er, and sidewalk improvements  and incidental drainage improvements, and u�lity reloca�on in connec�on with the foregoing, and the levying of a tax in  payment thereof.        For    Against    

CITY OF LAGO VISTA TEXAS, GENERAL ELECTION (Vote for none or one in each race)    Council Member, Place 2:   Bob Bradley      Ed Tidwell    Council Member, Place 4:    Ron Smith    Council Member, Place 6:    Richard Bohn   

CITY OF JONESTOWN GENERAL ELECTION FOR THREE ALDERMEN (Vote for one in each place)    Alderman, Place 3:    Joseph D. Aaron    Alderman, Place 4:    Dave Nelsen    Alderman, Place 5:    Paul Johnson       Clarence Brown   

THE VILLAGE OF POINT VENTURE CITY COUNCIL ELECTION (Vote for none, one, two, or three)    City Council Member:    E.C. “Sonny” Ables Jr.       Lisa Guest       Mike Maritz       Michael Su�on        

VILLAGE OF SPICEWOOD CANYON SPECIAL ELECTION    PROP. 1:  Incorpora�on of the municipality to be known as the Village of Spicewood Canyon, Texas.    For     Against     Mayor:  (Vote for none or one):    Stephen M. Aechternacht    Larry Neal Bri�on    Village Commissioner:  (Vote for none, one or two):    Lawrence Richard “Rich” Scroggins   

AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTION (Vote for one in each place)    Place 7, ACC Trustee:   Barbara P. Mink      Brigido “Brig” Mireles         Place 8, ACC Trustee:   Be�y Hwang         Place 9, ACC Trustee:   Daniel J. “DC” Caldwell      Allen Kaplan   

AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (AISD) SCHOOL BOARD GENERAL TRUSTEE ELECTION (Vote for none or one)    District 2, Single Member Trustee:   Jayme Mathias      Sam Guzman    District 3, Single Member Trustee:   Ann E. Teich      Chris�ne V. Brister  Travis County November 6, 2012 Elec�on Contests   District 5, Single Member Trustee:   Charlie Jackson      Amber Elenz  for Municipal U�lity, Water Control and Improvement, Library, Edwards Aquifer Conserva�on, and Other Districts   At‐Large Posi�on 8:   Gina Hinojosa      Mary Ellen Pietruszynski   

Due to the length of the ballot, a second list has contests for the County, Healthcare District, Ci�es, Aus�n Community College, and Area School Districts

ROUND ROCK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE ELECTION (Vote for none or one for each place)  The address where you are registered to vote determines what par�cular races you will see on your ballot. To nd out your elec�on precinct, call the Voter Registrar at (512) 854‐9473 or see their website at  Charles “Chad” Chadwell       Tere McCann    Place 2, RRISD Trustee:   For informa�on on the elec�on, see the County Clerk’s website at www.traviscountyelec� or call us at (512) 238‐VOTE (8683).   Place 7, RRISD Trustee:   Pauline Law      Eric M. Pav   

TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 18 DIRECTORS ELECTION  (Vote for none, one, two, three, four or ve persons)    Please see the list en�tled “Travis County November 6, 2012 Elec�on Contests for Municipal U�lity, Water Control and    Directors:  Andrew Smith      Perry Horton      Chris Schedler       Casey Kopecky      Timothy Riley  Improvement, Library, Edwards Aquifer Conserva�on, and Other Districts” to view the remaining contests for this elec�on.  TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 18 CONFIRMATION, MAINTENANCE TAX, AND BOND ELECTIONS     PROP. 1: Conrming Crea�on of the District.       For    Against   For addi�onal informa�on, please see the Travis County Clerk’s website at www.traviscountyelec� or call us at (512) 238‐VOTE or (512) 238‐8683.  PROP. 2: An Opera�on and Maintenance Tax Not to Exceed One Dollar ($1.00) Per One Hundred Dollars ($100) Valua�on of      Taxable Property.       For    Against   PROP. 3: The Issuance of $42,365,000 Bonds to Provide a Waterworks System, Sanitary Sewer System, Drainage System, Storm      Sewer System, and the Costs of the Crea�on, Administra�on and Opera�on of the District and the Levy of Taxes in Payment of      the Bonds.      For    Against   PROP. 4: The Issuance of Road Facili�es Bonds in the Amount of $7,085,000 and the Levy of Taxes in Payment of the Bonds.         For    Against  

NORTH AUSTIN MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 DIRECTORS ELECTION (Vote for none or one for each place)  Place 1, Director:  Keith Collins    John Grossenbacher         Place 3, Director:  Jo Jones Place 5, Director:  Diana Chris�ano    Rob Lallier    John T. Lenz  WELLS BRANCH MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT DIRECTORS ELECTION (Vote for none or one for each place)  Director, Place 2:  Joe Petronis      Charles “Chuck” Walters  Director, Place 4:  Janet Maxey      Ron Robinder  LAKESIDE MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 3 DIRECTORS ELECTION (Vote for none, one, two or three)    Directors:  Mike Zeniecki       John A. Howell      Turk McMurry  WILLIAMSON‐TRAVIS COUNTIES MUD NO. 1 DIRECTORS ELECTION (Vote for none, one, or two)  Directors: Paul Rábago      Chris W. Rocco      Donald Baker      Robert M. Kenny, Jr.  SOUTHEAST TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1, CONFIRMATION, SYSTEM FACILITIES BOND, MAINTENANCE TAX, PARK AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES BOND, AND ROAD BOND ELECTIONS; AND PERMANENT DIRECTORS ELECTION  Directors: (Vote for none, one, two, three or four):  Travis County BallotBook - Page 14      Robert J. Kleeman      George E. Robinson III      Steve Ashlock      Frank H. Del Cas�llo, Jr.   PROP. 1: Conrming Crea�on of Southeast Travis County Municipal U�lity District No. 1.   For    Against   PROP. 2: An Opera�on and Maintenance Tax for the District Not to Exceed One Dollar and Fi�y Cents ($1.50) Per One Hundred      Dollars ($100) Valua�on of Taxable Property.   For    Against   PROP. 3: The Issuance of $22,065,000 Bonds for System Facili�es and the Levy of Taxes in Payment of the Bonds.         For    Against  

Place 3, Director: Place 5, Director:

 Jo Jones

 Diana Chris�ano    Rob Lallier    John T. Lenz 

WELLS BRANCH MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT DIRECTORS ELECTION (Vote for none or one for each place)  Director, Place 2:  Joe Petronis      Charles “Chuck” Walters  Director, Place 4:  Janet Maxey      Ron Robinder  LAKESIDE MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 3 DIRECTORS ELECTION (Vote for none, one, two or three)    Directors:  Mike Zeniecki       John A. Howell      Turk McMurry  WILLIAMSON‐TRAVIS COUNTIES MUD NO. 1 DIRECTORS ELECTION (Vote for none, one, or two)  Directors: Paul Rábago      Chris W. Rocco      Donald Baker      Robert M. Kenny, Jr.  SOUTHEAST TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1, CONFIRMATION, SYSTEM FACILITIES BOND, MAINTENANCE TAX, PARK AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES BOND, AND ROAD BOND ELECTIONS; AND PERMANENT DIRECTORS ELECTION  Directors: (Vote for none, one, two, three or four):       Robert J. Kleeman      George E. Robinson III      Steve Ashlock      Frank H. Del Cas�llo, Jr.   PROP. 1: Conrming Crea�on of Southeast Travis County Municipal U�lity District No. 1.   For    Against   PROP. 2: An Opera�on and Maintenance Tax for the District Not to Exceed One Dollar and Fi�y Cents ($1.50) Per One Hundred      Dollars ($100) Valua�on of Taxable Property.   For    Against   PROP. 3: The Issuance of $22,065,000 Bonds for System Facili�es and the Levy of Taxes in Payment of the Bonds.         For    Against   PROP. 4: The Issuance of $1,541,650 Bonds for Park and Recrea�onal Facili�es and the Levy of Taxes in Payment of the Bonds.         For    Against   PROP. 5: The Issuance of $7,500,000 Bonds for Roads and the Levy of Taxes in Payment of the Bonds.    For    Against   SOUTHEAST TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY LIMITED DISTRICT NO. 1 CONFIRMATION AND MAINTENANCE TAX ELECTION  PROP. 1: Conrming Crea�on of Southeast Travis County Limited District No. 1.    For    Against    PROP. 2: An Opera�on and Maintenance Tax for the Limited District Not To Exceed One Dollar and Fi�y Cents ($1.50) Per One      Hundred Dollars ($100) Valua�on of Taxable Property.    For    Against   SOUTHEAST TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 2 CONFIRMATION, SYSTEM FACILITIES BOND, MAINTENANCE TAX, PARK AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES BOND, AND ROAD BOND ELECTIONS; AND A PERMANENT DIRECTORS ELECTION  Directors: (Vote for none, one, two, three or four):    J. Robert Long      Tara Thomason      Robert C. Thompson      Hank B. Smith   PROP. 1: Conrming Crea�on of Southeast Travis County Municipal U�lity District No. 2.    For    Against   PROP. 2: An Opera�on and Maintenance Tax for the District Not To Exceed One Dollar and Fi�y Cents ($1.50) Per One Hundred      Dollars ($100) Valua�on of Taxable Property.      For    Against   PROP. 3: The Issuance of $32,875,000 Bonds for System Facilities and the Levy of Taxes in Payment of the Bonds.   For    Against   PROP. 4: The Issuance of $3,902,243 Bonds for Park and Recreational Facilities and the Levy of Taxes in Payment of the Bonds.    For    Against   PROP. 5: The Issuance of $9,745,000 Bonds for Roads and the Levy of Taxes in Payment of the Bonds.   For    Against   SOUTHEAST TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY LIMITED DISTRICT NO. 2 CONFIRMATION AND MAINTENANCE TAX ELECTION  PROP. 1: Conrming Crea�on of Southeast Travis County Limited District No. 2.     For    Against   PROP. 2: An Opera�on and Maintenance Tax for the Limited District Not To Exceed One Dollar and Fi�y Cents ($1.50) Per One      Hundred Dollars ($100) Valua�on of Taxable  Property.     For    Against   TANGLEWOOD FOREST LIMITED DISTRICT DIRECTORS ELECTION (Vote for none, one, two or three)    Directors:   Linda R. Klar      Ryan Leahy      Enrique Alvarez      Holly A. Pope       Be�y Reeves      Kay Henry  TRAVIS COUNTY WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT – POINT VENTURE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION  Board of Directors: (Vote for none, one or two):    John Franz      Brian Probst       Harry Filbey  WESTBANK COMMUNITY LIBRARY DISTRICT TRUSTEE ELECTION (Vote for none, one, two, or three)    Board of Trustees:  Lyle Thormann      Jim Bannerot      Dick Brown      Alan Roddy  BARTON SPRINGS EDWARDS AQUIFER CONSERVATION DISTRICT GENERAL ELECTION (Vote for none or one)    Precinct 3, Director:  Write‐in _______   Precinct 4, Director:  Jack Allen Goodman      Robert “Bob” Larsen      Jerry D. Hering   

Please see the list en�tled “Travis County November 6, 2012 Elec�on Contests for the County, Healthcare District, Ci�es, Aus�n  Community College, and Area School Districts” to view the remaining contests for this elec�on.       

For addi�onal informa�on, please see the Travis County Clerk’s website at www.traviscountyelec� or call us at (512) 238‐VOTE or (512) 238‐8683. 



For those who are voting for the first time in Travis County. This short guide will walk you through the procedures for voting with the county’s eSlate voting machines. The eSlate is a very simple voting platform. It has a large screen with everything you need to vote. It’s controlled primarily by four buttons and a dial. The SELECT button is used to move from item to item. The NEXT and PREV buttons move you from one page to another. The ENTER button is how you make your selections. The red CAST BALLOT button sends your ballot to the County Clerk’s central computer.

When you arrive at the Early Voting location or your local polling place, the first clerk who will ask you for identification. This can be a drivers license, military ID, voter registration card or even a bill or some other record with your name and address on it. They will have you sign in and then direct you to another clerk who will give you a four number eSlate access code. Take your access code to the nearest voting booth. Enter your access code by selecting each of the four numbers with the SELECT wheel and hitting ENTER after each number. After you select the fourth number and hit ENTER you will see the ballot. For this election the ballot will start with the option to vote a straight Party ticket. It will be followed by the choices for President and

proceed to lower level races. If you pick the straight ticket option you may miss out on the chance to vote for candidates in some races where no one is running in the Party you select. It’s always better to know the candidates and think about your choices. This ballot book should help you do that. Starting with the candidates for President you will be able to vote for one candidate for every office. When you have moved to a candidate with the SELECT wheel, the name will be highlighted in blue. You can then hit ENTER to select that candidate as your choice. The box to the left of the candidate’s name will turn red indicating your choice and the blue highlight bar will move on to the first candidate in the next race. Keep using the SELECT wheel to proceed to more candidates. If you use the PREVIOUS or NEXT buttons they will take you to another page and you may miss candidates you wanted to vote for. Once you have gone through every race on the ballot and picked your candidates, hitting ENTER for the last race will take you to the Ballot Summary screen where all the choices you have made will be listed to review. Don’t do anything until you have looked them over carefully to make sure they are correct. If there are mistakes, go back with the PREV button and change your choices. Once you are satisfied with your selections, press the red CAST BALLOT button and you’re done. When your votes have been registered, you’ll see an image of a waving American flag. You may then leave the booth having done your part to bring better government to Travis County, Texas and the United States.

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Travis County Mobile Voting Locations for the November 6, 2012 Election E L E C TEarly I Voting O N Begins Monday, October 22 and Ends Friday, November 2 Guía de los Sitios Móviles para la Votación Adelantada de la Elección del 6 de noviembre, 2012 Período de la Votación Adelantada: Lunes, 22 de octubre – Viernes, 2 de noviembre

Monday, Ocober 22 (Lunes, 22 de octubre) ACC Rio Grande Campus Sam Houston Building Manor ISD Administration Travis Building Southeast Branch Library

Early Voting Locations

Sunday, October 28 (Domingo, 28 de octubre)

1212 Rio Grande Street 8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 5 pm 201 East 14th Street 10335 Hwy 290 East, Manor 8 am – 6 pm 1701 North Congress Avenue 8 am – 5 pm 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road 11 am – 7 pm

Tuesday, October 23 (Martes, 23 de octubre) ACC Riverside Campus Concordia University Del Valle ISD Administration Seton Southwest Hospital Lakeside Senior Center Lyons Gardens RBJ Residential Tower

1020 Grove Blvd. 8 am – 7 pm 11400 Concordia University Dr. 9 am – 6 pm 5301 Ross Road, Del Valle 9 am – 6 pm 7900 RM 1826 9 am – 6 pm 85 Trinity Street 8 am – 10 am 2720 Lyons Road Noon – 2 pm 21 Waller Street 4 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday, October 24 (Miércoles, 24 de octubre) ACC South Austin Campus Stephen F. Austin Building Central Services Building Heartland Health Care Center Emeritus at Spicewood Springs Deer Creek Elementary School Heatherwilde Assisted Living Cambridge Villas Senior Apts Conservatory at Wells Branch

1820 West Stassney Lane 1700 North Congress Avenue 1711 San Jacinto Blvd. 11406 Rustic Rock Drive 4401 Spicewood Springs Road 2420 Zepplin Drive

8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 5 pm 8 am – 5 pm 9 am – 11 am 1 pm – 3 pm 5 pm – 7 pm 401 S. Heatherwilde, Pflugerville 8 am – 10 am 15711 Dessau Road Noon – 2 pm 14320 Tandem Blvd. 4 pm – 6 pm

Thursday, October 25 (Jueves, 25 de octubre) ACC Eastview Campus Winters Building Austin Area Urban League University Medical Center-Brackenridge Lago Vista City Hall

3401 Webberville Road 8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 5 pm 701 West 51st Street 8011 Cameron Road, Ste. 100 8 am – 5 pm 601 East 15th Street

9 am – 6 pm

5803 Thunderbird St, Lago Vista 9 am – 6 pm

Friday, October 26 (Viernes, 26 de octubre) ACC Northridge Campus LBJ Building Lago Vista City Hall Summit at Lakeway Summit at West Lake Hills Emeritus at Beckett Meadows Westminster Manor Southwest Key Program

11928 Stonehollow Drive 111 East 17th Street

8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 5 pm 5803 Thunderbird St, Lago Vista 9 am – 6 pm 1915 Lohmans Crossing Rd, 8 am – 10 am Lakeway 1034 Liberty Park Drive Noon – 2 pm 7709 Beckett Road 4 pm – 6 pm 4100 Jackson Avenue 9 am – 1 pm 6002 Jain Lane 3 pm – 7 pm

Saturday, October 27 (Sábado, 27 de octubre) Lago Vista City Hall Seton Northwest Hospital Cantu/Pan Am Rec. Center Heritage Pointe Parsons House Mitchie’s Gallery Briarcliff POA Comm. Center

5803 Thunderbird St, Lago Vista 9 am – 6 pm

11113 Research Blvd. 9 am – 6 pm 10:30 am – 2 pm 2100 East 3rd Street 1950 Webberville Road 3 pm – 5 pm 1130 Camino La Costa 8 am – 10 am 7801 N. Lamar Blvd, Noon – 6 pm Building B, Suite 148 22801 Briarcliff Dr, Briarcliff 9 am – 6 pm

(512) 238-VOTE (8683)

Community Center at Jonestown Continental Retirement Ctr. Englewood Estates Old Bee Cave School House CE-Bar Fire Department Volente Fire Department Longhorn Village

18649 FM 1431, Suite 6a, Jonestown 4604 South Lamar Blvd. 2603 Jones Road 13333-A Highway 71 West (by Bee Cave Police Dept) 353 South Commons Ford Rd. 15406 FM 2769, Volente 12501 Longhorn Parkway

Noon – 6 pm Noon – 2 pm 4 pm – 6 pm Noon – 6 pm Noon – 6 pm Noon – 2 pm 4 pm – 6 pm

Monday, October 29 (Lunes, 29 de octubre) ACC Pinnacle Campus 7748 Highway 290 West Travis County Courthouse 1000 Guadalupe Street 5803 Thunderbird St, Lago Vista Lago Vista City Hall St. Edwards University, Ragsdale Center 3001 South Congress Avenue South Rural Community Center 3518 South FM 973, Del Valle Barbara Jordan Elem School 6711 Johnny Morris Road

8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 5 pm 9 am – 6 pm 9 am – 6 pm 8 am – Noon 2 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, October 30 (Martes, 30 de octubre) Travis County Courthouse Town Lake Center Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seton Medical Center Austin Huston-Tillotson University

1000 Guadalupe Street 721 Barton Springs Road

8 am – 5 pm 8 am – 5 pm

2201 Post Road, Suite 100 1201 West 38th Street 900 Chicon Street

8 am – 5 pm 8 am – 6 pm 9 am – 6 pm

Wednesday, October 31 (Miércoles, 31 de octubre) Travis County Courthouse ACC Eastview Campus Austin City Hall (Media Room) Seton Medical Center Austin Delco Center

1000 Guadalupe Street 3401 Webberville Road 301 West 2nd Street 1201 West 38th Street 4601 Pecan Brook Drive

8 am – 5 pm 8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 5 pm 8 am – 6 pm 9 am – 6 pm

Thursday, November 1 (Jueves, 1 de noviembre) Travis County Courthouse ACC Highland Business Campus Austin City Hall (Media Room) Dell Children’s Medical Center Baker Center

1000 Guadalupe Street 5930 Middle Fiskville Road 301 West 2nd Street 4900 Mueller Blvd. 3908 Avenue B

8 am – 5 pm 8 am – 6 pm 8 am – 5 pm 9 am – 6 pm 8 am – 5 pm

Friday, November 2 (Viernes, 2 de noviembre) Travis County Courthouse ACC Rio Grande Campus Austin City Hall (Media Room) University Medical Center-Brackenridge AISD Carruth Admin Center

1000 Guadalupe Street 1212 Rio Grande Street 301 West 2nd Street

8 am – 5 pm 8 am – 5 pm 8 am – 5 pm

601 East 15th Street 1111 West 6th Street

9 am – 6 pm 8 am – 5 pm

For Permanent Early Voting Locations and Precinct Locations for Election Day, Nov. 6, go to:

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U.S. Senate

U.S. Congress District 10 Michael McCaul

Ted Cruz

In January 2011, Ted Cruz filed to run for U.S. Senate based on his proven record of fighting for conservative principles and winning on a national level. He is running for the Senate to stand up and fight to defend liberty, preserve the Constitution, and stop federal overreach. From 2003-08, Ted served as the Solicitor General of Texas, the chief lawyer for the State before the U.S. Supreme Court and all the state and federal appellate courts. Cruz was the youngest Solicitor General in the nation, the longest serving Solicitor General in Texas, and the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas. Ted has authored over 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and personally argued 40 oral arguments, including 9 before the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Law Journal called him “a key voice” to whom “the [U.S. Supreme Court] Justices listen.” He was named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America, by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, and Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century. Ted has seen first-hand that America’s bedrock principle is the pursuit of freedom and opportunity. His father came to Texas from Cuba penniless at age 18, not speaking a word of English. Cruz went on to study at Princeton where, in college debate, he was named the U.S. National Speaker of the Year and the U.S. National Team of the Year (with his partner). He also won the First Place Speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debate Championships. Ted and his wife Heidi live in Houston, where he grew up, with their three-year-old daughter, Caroline, and their newborn daughter Catherine.

Congressman Michael T. McCaul is currently serving his fourth term representing Texas’ 10th District in the United States Congress. The 10th Congressional District of Texas stretches across 8 counties from Austin to the Houston suburbs, and includes Austin, Bastrop, Burleson, Harris, Lee, Travis, Washington and Waller Counties. Congressman McCaul is a member of the House Committees on Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, Science, Space and Technology, Ethics. He is also founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional High Technology Caucus, Green Schools Caucus, Congressional Cyber Security Caucus, Sudan Caucus, and the Childhood Cancer Caucus. He has fought for the parents and their rights to make decisions regarding their children. Government should have a role in protecting children. Prior to coming to Congress, Michael McCaul served as Chief of Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Texas, and led the Joint Terrorism Task Force charged with detecting, deterring and preventing terrorist activity. Congressman McCaul also served as Texas Deputy Attorney General under current U.S. Senator John Cornyn, and served as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section in Washington, D.C. A fourth generation Texan, Congressman McCaul earned a B.A. in Business and History from Trinity University and holds a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program of the School of Government, Harvard University. Congressman McCaul and his wife Linda live in Austin, Texas with their five children Caroline, Jewell, and the triplets Lauren, Michael and Avery.

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U.S. Congress District 17

U.S. Congress District 21

Bill Flores

Bill Flores was born at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, while his father was serving in the military. Following his father’s service, the family moved back to Stratford, Texas, located in the Panhandle – nine generations of Bill’s family have called Texas their home. As the oldest of six children in a family of modest means, Bill quickly learned the value of hard work, a job well done, and saving for the future. He began helping his father work cattle for other ranchers in the area and support the family when he was 9 years old. Despite the hardships, Bill’s family never asked for or sought government assistance during this financially challenging time or when Bill’s father began fulfilling their dream of building their own ranch. His father taught Bill an early lesson about personal responsibility and making your own way as a part of the American spirit. Bill took this lesson to heart and developed a rigorous work ethic--Bill filled his life with helping his father, delivering newspapers, participating in 4-H activities, serving the community as a Boy Scout, and challenging himself through his schoolwork. During his time in high school, Bill met his future wife Gina, who fondly remembers him as one of the most driven and hard-working, young men she had ever known. Bill’s hard work, determination, and prudent saving paid off by affording him the opportunity to enroll at Texas A&M University in College Station. There he became a member of the prestigious Corps of Cadets, and later went on to serve as a Ross Volunteer, MSC vice president, and the vice president of finance for the student body. Bill earned a BBA in Accounting and went on to Houston Baptist University a few years later to earn his MBA.

Lamar Smith

Congressman Lamar Smith represents the 21st District of Texas. Serving as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Congressman Smith works every day to defend the Constitution. He has introduced and supported legislation to rein in government spending, treat terrorists as terrorists, and secure our borders. Congressman Smith speaks out on behalf of his constituents and was ranked 7th out of 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the number of times he has spoken on the House Floor during this last year. Congressman Smith also works for the interests of the district through his service on the Homeland Security and Science Committees. Recognized for his fairness and common sense judgment, Congressman Smith has earned the respect of the leaders of the House of Representatives and has previously served as Chairman of the Ethics Committee. His Texas Republican colleagues also chose him to serve as their representative on the Republican Steering Committee which determines committee assignments and chairmanships. His constituents and many others have recognized him for his work on behalf of the district. National Journal named him one of the 100 most influential people in Washington. He has received the “Member of the Year” Award from the National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition, the “Spirit of Enterprise” Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the “Legislator of the Year” Award from the Information Technology Industry Council, the “Cyber Champion” Award from the Business Software Alliance, and the “Defenders of Property Rights” Award from Defenders of Property Rights. Congressman Smith received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his law degree from Southern Methodist University. Before coming to Congress, he managed a family ranch and practiced law.

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U.S. Congress District 35

U.S. Congress District 25 Roger Williams

Roger Williams isn’t just running for Congress; he’s running to stop the Obama Economy. As a small business owner, Roger understands that the Obama administration has a deliberate plan to transform our nation from one of makers to one of takers. In his small business, Roger has had to deal with impact of Obama’s plan to make businesses more dependent on the government, including high taxes, rising energy prices and soaring health care costs. Roger is running for the Congress not to be something, but to do something. He wants to use his business experience to create economic jobs and growth. And he wants to provide real leadership for our country in these challenging times. Roger Williams was sworn in as Texas’ 105th Secretary of State on February 8, 2005. As Chief Election Officer for Texas, Secretary Williams worked to ensure the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout the state. The Secretary worked tirelessly to promote economic development, investment and job creation in Texas. He also served as the state’s Chief Liaison for Texas Border and Mexican Affairs as well as Chair of the state’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Response Strike Force. Rogers’ passion for principled, conservative leadership has led him to assist the political efforts of Republican candidates from the White House to the county courthouse. He served as Regional Finance Chairman for Governor Bush in 1994 and 1998 before he went on to later serve as the North Texas Chairman for the Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign as well as the North Texas Finance Chairman and National Grassroots Fundraising Chairman for Bush/Cheney ’04, Inc. Williams was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001 as Chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee’s Eagles Program. Pol. Ad Paid for by The Roger Williams For U.S. Congress Committee

Susan Narvaiz

The Honorable Susan Narvaiz is President and CEO of Core Strategies, Inc., a business she established in June 1997 which provides consulting services in the area of Organizational Transformation, Public Policy, Civic Engagement, Public Relations, Human Resources, Employment, Training and Facilitation. She is the former mayor of San Marcos, Texas where she was re-elected to her third term as Mayor on Nov. 4, 2008. She was first elected by the people of San Marcos in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006. Before serving as Mayor, she was elected to Place 3 on the City Council in 2002. Susan Narvaiz currently serves as a Board Member and on the Advocacy Committee for Girl Scouts of Central Texas, is a Board Member and Secretary of Freedom Legacy International and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas and on the Texas State CAMCO Board. She is a Past Chair of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) where she served on the Executive Committee since 2004. She has served on the Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Policy Committee for the National League of Cities, on the Intergovernmental Relations Task Force for the Texas Municipal League and as the President of the San Marcos Hays County EMS Board of Directors. She also served on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Board of Directors. Susan served as the first chair of the Hays-Caldwell Public Utility Agency and continued in that role until January of 2011. In March 2008, Susan Narvaiz was appointed by the Texas Transportation Commission to serve on an advisory committee for the I-35 Corridor. The committee recently submitted the MY35 Report to the Commission which provides recommendations for future transportation planning based on projected I35 corridor development. Pol. Ad Paid for by Susan Narvaiz For Congress

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Railroad Commissioner

Railroad Commissioner

Christi Craddick

A native of Midland, Christi is a small business owner and attorney specializing in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy. Craddick also currently serves as president of a grassroots advocacy firm specializing in coalition building in the public policy arena and development and implementation of issue strategies. Craddick served as the chief political and legal advisor to the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Tom Craddick from 2002-2011. He was the first Republican Speaker in over 100 years. A longtime conservative activist, Christi worked to elect the first Republican majority in the Texas House of Representatives since Reconstruction. In 1994-95, Craddick clerked at the law firm of Jackson Walker, L.L.P., formerly Small, Craig & Werkinthin, where she specialized in agricultural, electric deregulation, environmental and tax issues. In 1994, she worked in the legal department of the Railroad Commission of Texas and at the Third Court of Appeals. Craddick clerked at the law firms of Scott Douglas & McConnico in Austin and Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson in Midland in 1993. In 1991, she served on the staff of U.S. Congressman Joe Barton. A lifelong Republican, Christi has been selected as a Delegate for several Republican Party of Texas state conventions. Christi is a member of the State Bar of Texas and earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of St. Austin’s Catholic Church and resides in Austin.

Barry Smitherman

Barry Smitherman was appointed to the Railroad Commission of Texas in July 2011. He is a 2012 Republican candidate for election to the unexpired term.  Barry, a fourth generation Texan, has a unique blend of private and public sector experience and has long served the people of Texas with honor and distinction. After growing up in Highlands, Texas; a working class neighborhood on the east side of Houston, Barry had a distinguished career in the banking industry.  When the finance sector began selling increasingly complex, risky investments to local governments, Barry sounded the alarm to both his superiors and the public.  In 2002, Barry left finance and soon thereafter began his career in public service by becoming a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s office where he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases. In 2004, Governor Perry appointed Smitherman to the Public Utility Commission, where in 2007 he became Chairman. At the PUC, Barry managed with a keen eye on efficiency, ending unnecessary expenditures and programs, while managing a staff that crafted and oversaw one of the fastest-growing electric markets in the world.   By the time Barry left the PUC, he had cut the budget and cut staffing levels by 15%, all while resolving a greater percentage of customer complaints.  In addition, once he became Chairman, Barry fired the Commission’s longtime Wall Street advisor and shepherded four utility refinancings himself at no cost to ratepayers.  This move alone saved the electric utility customers in Texas over five million dollars in Wall Street advisor fees and hundreds of millions in interest savings.

Christi will stand against Washington’s misguided energy policies threatening Texas jobs and Energy security.

Barry will fight for a sensible energy policy that creates jobs in Texas and reduces our dependence on oil from hostile foreign nations.

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Supreme Ct. Justice Place 2

Supreme Ct. Justice Place 6

Don R. Willett

Nathan L. Hecht

Serving our glorious Lone Star State on the Supreme Court of Texas these past six years has been an indescribable honor. Growing up in a rural town of 32 people and raised by a heroic widowed mom who never finished high school, I never imagined one day serving on the highest civil court in Texas. Every time I walk onto the bench in Austin, I say a prayer – every single time – for wisdom, for discernment, and of bottomless gratitude for the unfathomable blessing of serving 25 million Texans on the Supreme Court.

Justice Nathan L. Hecht was elected to the Texas Supreme Court in 1988 and reelected in 1994, 2000, and 2006. He is the senior Texas appellate judge. Throughout his service on the Court, Justice Hecht has overseen revisions to the rules of administration, practice, and procedure in Texas courts. In 2000, he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules for the Judicial Conference of the United States, on which he served until 2006.

The law is a majestic thing – something that impacts the life of every single Texan – and the title “Justice” imposes a sacred duty: to apply our laws with wisdom and evenhandedness, and to never legislate from the bench.

Since 2010, Justice Hecht has been responsible for the Court’s efforts to assure that the poor have basic legal services. He has worked to secure congressional and legislative support for legal aid to veterans and their families, victims of domestic abuse, and families in jeopardy of losing their homes.

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Criminal Appeals Judge Place 1

Supreme Ct. Justice Place 4 John Devine

John Devine began his career in Houston, where he attended law school while working for Shell Oil and Engineering firm Brown & Root. After meeting his wife Nubia, John planned to start a family and open a law practice. However, a Houston court ruling drew John out of his plans and into a different career entirely. John served 8 years on the bench and ranked #1 in reducing the court’s case load and his decisions were reversed in appeals court less than any other judge at the time. Named the “Best Republican Surprise” by the Houston Press in 1995, along with another up-and-coming Republican named George W. Bush. Also been named the “Judge of the Year” by Police Organizations and awarded the title of “Texas Size Hero” by Focus on the Family.

Sharon Keller

Sharon Keller was first elected to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1994. She was elected Presiding Judge in 2000 and reelected to that position in 2006. She is the first woman to have served on the Court. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Rice University in 1975 and her Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1978. Presiding Judge Keller is chairman of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission and she is on the board of the Council of State Governments Justice Center. She is a member of the Judicial Advisory Council. In 2003 Presiding Judge Keller received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Judicial Service from the SMU Dedman School of Law.

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Criminal Appeals Judge Place 7 Barbara Hervey

Elected in November 2000, Hervey is seeking her third term as the Republican nominee for Place 7 at the CCA. Hervey received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she earned her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio in 1979. She began her legal career in private practice, before becoming an Assistant Criminal District Attorney at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office in San Antonio. In 1990, Hervey was named a First Chair of the Appellate Section of the District Attorney’s office. She represented the State of Texas in appealing criminal matters and worked for the District Attorney’s office for 16 years. Judge Barbara Hervey has been awarded the Rosewood Gavel Award for Outstanding Judicial Service and was honored as a distinguished alumna in 2009. Pol. Ad Paid for by Travis County Republican Party

Criminal Appeals Judge Place 8 Elsa Alcala

Elsa Alcala was born in the mid 1960’s in Kingsville, a small town in south Texas. Though poor, the family was happy. Things changed when Elsa was around 10 years of age. Her mother became ill and died, and her father died suddenly of a heart attack shortly after that. By the age of 13, Elsa was an orphan. By the time Elsa was 15 years of age, her grandmother had moved away to be cared for by others. Elsa had to financially support herself during high school and college by working as a cook at a pizza restaurant and as a secretary for a doctor. Though her parents and grandmother were with her for only a short amount of time, Elsa feels fortunate to have had their early positive influence that focused on God, family, education, and the value of hard work.

State Board of Education Dist. 5 Ken Mercer

Ken Mercer is a Project Manager and Senior Software Engineer from San Antonio, Texas. A conservative Republican elected in 2006 to the Texas State Board of Education, Mercer serves 1.5 million Texans in twelve counties (Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Llano, and parts of Bell, Bexar, and Travis). As a former Texas State Representative, Ken Mercer served as a Member of the State House Committees on Higher Education, Transportation, and Administration. He received several awards and honors as a Member of the State House including: As an elected Member of the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE), Mercer was chosen to serve on several key positions of leadership. Ken Mercer is a recognized Champion of (a) Texas Family values, and (b) raising the bar on education standards. He is a key leader in the conservative fight for: • Back-to-Basics Math • Back-to-Basics instruction to teach the English Language, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Grammar, Penmanship, Writing, and Research • World-Class Science Standards for all areas of science Ken Mercer earned a Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Business Administration from UT-San Antonio. He also holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance and Management from St. Mary’s University. Finally, an Eagle Scout, Ken Mercer was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Homeland Security Key Infrastucture Council. He was selected as a member of the Delta Mu Delta Graduate Business Honor Society.

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State Board of Education Dist. 10

Texas Senate District 24

Tom Maynard

Troy Fraser

Tom Maynard has been actively engaged in education as a parent, teacher, school board trustee and administrator for more than 20 years. Maynard was a classroom instructor for 13 years, teaching applied science, financial management, communications and leadership as an agricultural science teacher. In his classroom tenure, Maynard received national recognition for innovative programs in communications. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Texas FFA Association, the nation’s largest state FFA association with an active membership of more than 84,000 students on more than 1000 Texas campuses. Maynard, the state’s longest serving FFA executive, taught high school agriculture for 13 years before coming to Austin 11 years ago. Since then, the Texas FFA has set numerous records for membership, convention attendance, contest participation and scholarship dollars awarded. Maynard served on the national task forces that created the current national delegate process and the affiliation fee program. He also served as Western Region Vice President for the National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education. In his tenure as an agricultural science instructor, Maynard received national recognition for innovative programs in agricultural communications, taught three national proficiency winners and coached the first Texas team to win the national Agricultural Issues Forum team. Maynard was a state FFA vice president and staff member for the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, as well as for the National FFA’s Washington Leadership Conference. He has served as a school board trustee for the past six years, serves on the board of directors for the Texas FFA Foundation and Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Alumni Association.

Troy Fraser was elected in 1996 to serve Senate District 24 located in the geographic center of Texas. After redistricting in 2011, SD 24 now encompasses part of Travis County. Since being elected, Fraser has been consistently ranked by leading organizations as one of the most conservative members of the Texas Senate for his voting record on fiscal and social issues. In 2006, Fraser was named the top Legislator in the nation by the American Legislative Exchange Council as a result of landmark legislation passed in the area of telecommunications. In 2008, Fraser received the “Wind Champion Legacy” award from The Wind Coalition for enacting policy that allowed for the growth of the wind industry. In 2011, the Texas Farm Bureau chose Fraser to receive the inaugural True Agricultural Champion award for his legislative work on groundwater rights. Also in 2011, he was presented with the Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism award by the Capital Area Council of Governments for his leadership in collaborative, pro-active ways to address the critical challenges of water and drought in Central Texas. Fraser served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives, from 1988 to 1992. He is a longtime business, civic and Republican Party leader. Fraser is the founder and former chief development officer of Pal-Ex, Inc., an international, publicly traded company which began as a small backyard operation in West Texas. He has served as a chamber of commerce president and as Chairman of the Economic Development Council. The Senator has been a Little League coach, Rotary president, and Lions Club Man of the Year.

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Texas Senate District 25

State House District 47

Donna Campbell

Dr. Donna Campbell is a conservative who has spent a lifetime helping others through medicine and Christian ministry. She is a double-board certified physician, working mom, woman of faith, and proud parent of four daughters. Donna Campbell was born on a naval base and grew up with a great respect for the military and law enforcement. Her father served in the U.S. Navy and later as a trooper in the highway patrol. Her mother worked in factories most of her life until becoming an R.N. at the age of 48. Donna Campbell earned her Masters of Nursing from Texas Woman’s University, specializing in cardiovascular clinical nursing and nursing administration. She received her M.D. from Texas Tech University and completed her residency at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston. She was awarded the prestigious Morton Award as an outstanding resident in ophthalmology at the Hermann Eye Center. Dr. Campbell has served as the medical director for several hospitals, including the third largest emergency medicine group in the country. She has performed hundreds of eye surgeries in Ghana, West Africa, volunteering her talents to the Christian Eye Ministry, an organization which has brought sight back to thousands in Africa. Dr. Campbell has advocated for conservative values at churches and civic groups across the country, demonstrating great reverence for the United States and Texas Constitution. She spoke at the first Doctor’s Tea Party Convention, and often carries a copy of the Constitution with her. Donna Campbell and her husband Stan have lived in Central Texas for over 30 years and currently reside in New Braunfels with their youngest daughter. Dr. Campbell is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the American Academy of Physician Specialists.

Paul Workman

Paul Workman started his own commercial construction company in 1991 and built it into a successful family enterprise. Paul and his wife, Sherry, have called Travis County home for over 25 years. It is where they raised their two children, who now also work in the family business. Paul knows firsthand the sacrifices necessary to build a business and navigate the maze of taxation and regulation. He will stand up for the hardworking families of House District 47 and fight for conservative policies, such as lower taxes, reduced spending and limited government. Paul believes that for Texas to remain the best place to live, work and raise a family we must: • Rein in property taxes ensuring appraisals cannot increase excessively and limit the amount your overall tax bill can increase annually; • Defend the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution, stopping the encroachment of the federal government; • Control runaway spending and fight tax hikes as the solution to closing the $18 billion budget shortfall; • Create jobs by creating a business-friendly environment in Travis County, making it the best place to start or expand a business; • Protect the integrity of elections in our country by passing a voter identification law; and • Secure our borders and stop the flow of drugs and crime over the border and into our communities. Paul is a father, grandfather, successful businessman, retired US Army Reservist, and actively involved in the community. He is ready to put his real-world experience and deep roots in the community to work for the people of House District 47.

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State House District 48

3rd Court of Appeals, Place 2

Robert Thomas

After spending his very early years in Houston, Robert grew up in Conroe where he was active in many activities. He spent his senior year in Germany as an exchange student, broadening his world-view and perspective. Loyola University was Robert’s next stop, where he obtained a degree in Political Science and German. While at Loyola, Robert was active on campus in Student Government, his fraternity, College Republicans and the Tulane University Rugby Team. Being from limited means, Robert paid for college through scholarships, summer jobs, the Work/Study Program and serving as a Resident Assistant in the dormitory. Robert received his law degree from the University of Texas. While in law school, he met Amy Shaw, then serving as Legislative Counsel and Bond Counsel for State Treasurer, Kay Bailey Hutchison. It was love at first sight. Robert and Amy married in 1992, a year after their first date. They moved to Houston when Robert graduated from law school and Robert began his career as a litigator defending the City of Houston as an Assistant City Attorney. He later moved to a Houston based defense litigation firm. Robert II was born in 1995 and the family moved back to Austin where Robert worked for an Austin based law firm. Lauren was born to the Thomas family in 1996. In 1998, while working full time with a busy law practice and an even busier young family, Robert was accepted to the McCombs School of Business. He obtained his MBA in 2000. By this time, he had transitioned to the business world, working for a promising company. Like many companies in the tech bubble era, the promise was not realized. However, the learning experiences were incredible. Robert then joined another well-respected Austin law firm as a partner.

Jeff Rose

Jeff Rose brings a wealth of experience and accomplishment to the Third Court of Appeals. Jeff ’s public service has included work as a State District Judge for Travis County, Chief of General Litigation for the State of Texas, and Deputy First Assistant Attorney General under Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. In private practice, Jeff represented a broad cross section of clients in litigation matters and earned partnership in a large Texas law firm. Jeff ’s service to the community, the public, his clients, and his fellow lawyers gives him the foundation to be a strong voice on the Court. Jeff has earned Board Certification in Civil Trial Law and has been recognized four times as a “Texas Super Lawyer.” He has been active in the Austin Bar Association as a Director and through the community service and continuing legal education committees. Jeff has also given back to the Austin community, and in particular to children in need, through his leadership roles in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Rise School of Austin, and The Sportsman’s Club of Austin. Jeff spearheaded numerous Consumer Protection efforts through active enforcement of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act against businesses that harmed Texas consumers. Jeff worked to represent the public’s interest in charity while educating non-profits and their directors about their obligations under the law. Jeff’s leadership of the Natural Resources Division helped force a large chemical company to pay the second largest Clean Air Act settlement in Texas history. Jeff put together a team that has recovered hundreds of millions dollars for the Texas health care system and put Texas at the forefront in the fight against companies who defraud the Medicaid system. Jeff balances professional and civic activities with his first priority, his family. Jeff’s wife Kim is a CPA, and Ben (5), Abby (8), and Will (9) keep an active schedule of sports and other activities.

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3rd Court of Appeals, Place 3 Scott Field

Scott began his career by serving as a law clerk to Hon. Raul Gonzalez on the Texas Supreme Court, where he assisted the court in drafting opinions and in making recommendations on whether the court should accept review of appeals. He then began private practice at Baker Botts, L.L.P., where he practiced in the trial and appellate departments. There, he was mentored by legal legends like Hon. Joe Greenhill, Hon. Bob Shannon, and Larry York. He was also awarded Associate of the Year from the firm in 1999. From there, Scott left to found York, Keller & Field, L.L.P., where he served as managing partner. Then, in 2007, he left to form The Field Law Firm, where he practices today, representing individuals and entities in a wide variety of trial and appellate matters. Scott has handled cases in a full spectrum of jurisdictions, from the U.S. Supreme Court to various justice courts. He has argued appeals in the Fifth Circuit, the Texas Supreme Court, and numerous courts of appeals, including the Third Court. He is a member of the State Bar and Austin Bar Association’s Appellate Sections and served on the Council of the Austin Bar’s Appellate Section. A native Texan, Scott was born in Houston and grew up outside of College Station, where his father taught largeanimal veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University. Scott has been married to his wife and high-school sweetheart, Melinda, for 21 years. They have three sons, Harrison, who is 15, Carson, who is 13, and Keeton, who is ten. Scott loves church activities and spending time with his family. He also enjoys golf, water and snow skiing, hiking, fishing, and playing or watching nearly any sport. Scott and his family are members of Austin Christian Fellowship.

3rd Court of Appeals, Place 5 David Puryear

For the past 11 years, I’ve had the honor of serving you on the 3rd Court of Appeals. During that time, I have always aimed to apply the law with integrity, balance and a deep respect for the legislative process that creates the laws I apply. As we begin the 2012 re-election campaign, I hope I can count on your support. This 5th generation Texan started his higher education 30 minutes north of Austin at Southwestern University, a college chartered by the founding government of the Republic of Texas. A 4-year letterman on the Southwestern baseball team, Puryear graduated with his BSE in 1978. Justice Puryear continued on to Texas Tech University School of Law, where he earned his J.D. Upon graduation, he moved back toAustin to serve as a criminal prosecutor for Travis County. After 7 years of service, Puryear was twice elected as judge of a county criminal court, where he served for two terms and presided over the disposition of some 40,000 cases. His work as a judge did not go unnoticed as former Texas Attorney General John Cornyn appointed this central Texas rancher as his deputy director in the Special Crimes Division, a unit involved in the investigation and prosecution of large-scale crimes. Central Texans then elected Puryear to the 3rd Court of Appeals in 2000 and re-elected him in 2006. As the longest serving conservative judge on the Court, and one of the longest appellate judges in the State, Justice Puryear has issued over 1,600 written opinions. The Texas Office of Court administration, which compiles state court data, ranked him the most productive appellate court justice in Texas in original, merit-based opinions in 2011.

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3rd Court of Appeals, Place 6 Bob Pemberton

Justice Bob Pemberton has served us on the Third Court of Appeals, Place 6, for almost nine years, previously winning election in 2004 and 2006. Justice Pemberton stands on a record of hard work and commitment to the principle that judges should impartially apply the Constitution and laws rather than rewrite them. This strong record has earned Pemberton the broad and bipartisan support reflected at www. Justice Pemberton has proven himself to be one of Texas’s most productive appellate judges, authoring over 900 opinions on the merits and almost 1500 total opinions, and twice producing more opinions on the merits annually than any appellate judge in Texas—an especially remarkable accomplishment considering that the Third Court handles Texas’s complex state regulatory appeals along with civil and criminal cases. After winning both academic and football honors at Temple High, Justice Pemberton graduated at the top of his class at Baylor University, then with honors from Harvard Law School, where his was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following a clerkship with Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Phillips, Pemberton practiced appellate and trial law with top Texas law firms for several years, and also served as Rules Attorney to the Texas Supreme Court and Deputy General Counsel to the Governor. Justice Pemberton is married to Becky Yates Pemberton, Counsel Director at Dell. Becky and Bob are the proud parents of three children: Ella born in 2004; Harris, born in 2006; and Cole, who lived 74 heroic days in 2009.

Travis County Sheriff Raymond Frank

As your Sheriff, Myself and subordinates will return all telephone calls within 24 hours. Not returning calls is a serious and inexcusable deficiency that plagues the incumbent Sheriff. I will not hesitate to remember that, as Sheriff, my employees are servants to the people of Travis County. Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis, our founder and hero, would have it no other way. To alleviate county jail overcrowding and to reduce jail costs, I will spearhead an initiative during the 83rd Texas legislative session to reduce the penalty for possession of marijuana offenses from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class C level. Usable quantities of 2 ounces or less would be punishable by a $500 fine and no jail time. Current punishment calls for 180 days in jail for as little as one marijuana cigarette and a $2,000 fine. Abusive ticketing practices and schemes to enhance the operation is unnecessary and sends the wrong message to the commuting public. Recorded deaths and injuries caused by the use of 50,000 volts from Taser electrical stun guns are well documented and justifies their non-use during my administration. These weapons are cruel, inhumane and torturous. Intimidation and arrogance will be replaced with dignity and respect toward the public. This is the image that we must personify. Coercion and unlawful influence will not be tolerated during questioning and interrogations. We will aggressively patrol and protect homes and families in the populated settlements in Travis County. I will use my years of experience in budgetary matters to ensure the public’s monies are spent wisely and with appropriate justification.

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Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Vik Vad

Vik Vad grew up in Austin, and has experience in operating both an information technology business, as well as a real estate brokerage. This experience is the foundation for his future role of service as Travis County Tax Assessor. At age 19, he founded Catalyst Communications, a 1990s tech startup designing distribution protocols for mail servers. He watched the birth of the popularity of the internet, and, realizing its potential early, changed strategy to become a full service web design, ecommerce, and education firm in central Texas. Here, he learned to work with individuals and small businesses, assess their needs, and adapt quickly to a changing environment, while maintaining operational efficiency, quality control, and sound employee relations. He sold the business in 1999. Later, Vik moved out of state to work for Cambridge Realty Services, where he became a real estate broker. During this time, he gained extensive experience in real estate law, contracts, and finance. Missing the quality of life in Austin, and wishing to be closer to family, Vik moved back, where he partnered in opening a small real estate brokerage. During this time, he assisted clients with all property needs, including making sure that property valuations were fairly assessed, and representing them in any valuation disputes.

Travis County Commissioner Pct. 3 Gerald Daugherty

Gerald Daugherty grew up in the Houston area and graduated from CypressFairbanks High School in 1968. He was drafted out of high school by the Boston Red Sox baseball organization and soon realized that an education was more obtainable than making it to the big leagues. He returned to Austin where he graduated from the University of Texas in 1975. He has been an Austin businessman for more than 28 years, owning and operating several successful ventures including a retail sporting goods store and the Pleasant Valley Sportsplex. In 2009 he assembled a team of talented individuals and opened the highly successfully Jack Allen’s Kitchen, located in Oak Hill. He has been married to Charlyn Cook Daugherty since 1995. Gerald was elected to the Travis County Commissioners Court in November of 2002 and served as County Commissioner of Precinct 3 until 2008. Precinct 3 covers approximately 48% of the landmass of Travis County and includes 21 of the 31 Travis County parks, 8 of the 13 Emergency Service Districts and 52% of County accepted roads – 626 Miles of the total 1193 miles of County roads, presenting a challenge the Commissioner accepted with vigor. In 2008 he lost his bid for re-election but decided that Precinct 3 once again needs his leadership.

Realizing the value of a college education, Vik went back to school, graduating with honors from the University of Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government.

Commissioner Daugherty was especially proud of his participation in the transaction for the acquisition by Travis County of the Reimer’s Ranch and the Pogue Hollow Preserve. This acquisition ensured the protection of 2,350 acres of environmentally sensitive and scenic parkland. The pristine land with three miles of frontage on the Pedernales River is an ideal addition to Precinct 3 parkland.

He serves his community by teaching yoga, as he believes in the tremendous physical and mental health benefits that come from a yoga practice, and enjoys educating the public about these.

The Commissioner’s main concern for Travis County continues to be keeping county taxes at bay. One of his first official acts after being elected to the Court in 2002 was to reduce his salary 10% each year he served.

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Travis County Constable Pct. 2 Toby Miller

I am a United States Marine Corps Veteran and have over 23 years of professional law enforcement service. During my law enforcement career I have served in many different roles. These roles include corrections, patrol / investigator, maritime patrol, forensic dive team, narcotics investigator, traffic enforcement (motors), accident investigator / reconstruction specialist. All of these jobs have entailed some form of supervision from simple scene management to the handling of large scale scenes and events. I am certified as a Field Training Officer, Field Performance Evaluator, TCLEOSE Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Patrol Rifle Instructor. As a TCLEOSE instructor I have the responsibility of Insuring that the information that I provide to law enforcement officers is true and correct in all aspects and that it can be utilized by them in their day to day duties. This requires that I keep myself well versed on the Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. As a Field Training Officer I teach cadets how to put into practice what they have learned in the Academy. As an Evaluator it becomes incumbent upon me to insure that what the cadets do on the street is done with a high level of accuracy and professionalism. I have all the necessary background to insure that all of the Deputies who would work under me are held to the highest of standards and have all of the necessary training to do their jobs professionally and within the law. As your Constable I would insure that you had the best people to do the job, whether it is working in conjunction with the courts or other agencies. There would be no one of questionable character under my command.

Travis County Constable Pct. 3 Mike Varela

I’m Homegrown: I was born and raised in South Austin and I graduated from William B. Travis High School in 1988. I am a single father of three amazing children: two daughters who still live at home and a son who is currently deployed with the United States Navy. Words cannot describe how proud I am of my children. I feel truly blessed to have raised them here in South Austin, my home sweet home. Loocking back, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Currently, I am serving the Precinct 3 community as a Corporal with the Westlake Hills Police Department, where I have been since 2009. I’m Experienced: Not long after I graduated from William B. Travis High School, I began working for the City of Austin as a Parking Enforcement Officer. I discovered a great sense of fulfillment in law enforcement, and I didn’t waste any time by graduating from the Police Academy in 1995. I was offered a position with the Travis County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, and I was deputized there in 1996. In 1997, I took a job with the busy and demanding Travis County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office, where I was promoted many times, rising through the ranks of Deputy, Senior Deputy, Corporal, Sergeant, and then finally Lieutenant. It was there that I discovered a greater passion for the role of Constable, and respect for the manner that a Constable’s Office supports and protects our community. Some of the commendations I have received while working in the Constable’s Office include; Deputy of the Year and Medal of Valor for 2006 Patriot Award, The Triumphant Award, and The Unit Citation Award for 2007.

Adan Ballesteros’ background would prevent him from being hired by any major Department in the area. If they won’t hire him, why would you?

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This September, the Obama administration continued to make history.

bigger spending, higher taxes, and more regulations that harm our economy and job growth.

Could there be a worse record than this? Could there be a weaker president than Obama?

Obama made history by reaching $16 trillion in federal debt. To put that in perspective, Obama has spent more money in three and a half years than his predecessor spent in 8. Incredible.

Obama made history with the news that health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket thanks to Obamacare.

Never again can we say that elections don't matter. Three years ago, we elected a "community organizer" as president. And the results have been disastrous. We can't afford four more years of this.

Obama made history by continuing to offer no leadership on the budget. No plan, no ideas, no solutions. Just speeches and sound bites. Obama simply plans to keep more of the same: pursuing

And Obama made history with the full bloom of his disastrous foreign policy. Embassies are under attack, an Ambassador is murdered, Iran is sending troops to Syria while it continues to develop nuclear weapons and Obama won't even meet with our best Democratic ally in the Middle East. Travis County BallotBook - Page 31

November 6, let's take this country back...before it's too late. Sincerely,

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