We have a year until the 2018 elections happen in Texas, so get you practice in for that critical election cycle by getting your early vote on for November 7.
Early voting in Texas started on October 23 and is running until November 3. So if all that chatter in the wake of the appalling 2016 election about resistance wasn’t you sellin’ woof tickets, prove it by getting up off the couch and heading to your fave early voting location to handle your democracy business.
There are seven proposed Texas constitutional amendments on the ballot awaiting your YES or NO vote. In Houston we not only have five propositions on the ballot, we also have people running for the HiSD school board in Districts I, III, and VIII, but an HCC trustee election in District IV.
And in HISD, the largest district in the state of Texas, there are six school board seats up for grabs . Due to the death of District III trustee Manuel Rodriguez, Jr with two years left on his four year term, a special election is being held to fill the remaining time on his term. Four candidates, Sergio Lira, Carlos Perrett, Rodolfo Reyes and Jesse Rodriguez have filed to fill that seat
Incumbent trustees in Districts I (Anna Eastman) and V (Michael Lunceford) opted not to seek re election. Three candidates, Gretchen Himsl, Monica Richart and Elizabeth Santos filed for the District 1 seat. Four candidates, Kara DeRocha, Sean Cheben, Sue Deigaard and Susan Shafer filed for the District V seat.
Incumbent members Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca (District VI) , Anne Sung (District VII) and Wanda Adams (District IX) have challengers Vilaseca has two challengers in Daniel Albert and Robert Lundin. Sung is being challenged by John Luman, and Adams by Karla Brown and Gerry Monroe
Houston is not the only spot in the Lone Star State with November 7 elections. There are other people running across the Lone Star State for public office who would love to have your votes
Since this will sadly be a low turnout election given the stakes, every vote matters. Your vote may also be the difference in you candidate either winning or making a runoff.
So go handle your election business,..