Texas Voting on Constitutional Amendments, School Board Trustees and Houston Mayor … OH MY!

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ George Jean Nathan

Will you be one of the good citizens who doesn’t vote because you feel your vote won’t make a difference or because you forgot or you have a hair appointment or you just don’t care and you really don’t complain either?  Please reconsider and vote today!
Yes, most of us already have our eye on the 2012 Presidential election, but lets not forget that early voting starts TODAY for State of Texas Constitutional Amendments, Houston Mayor, Houston City Council positions, and School District Trustee positions.  Each of these is very important so get out there and vote!
Don’t know where to go in Harris County? 
Need to vote by mail?  Next Tuesday, November 1st is the LAST DAY TO APPLY for Ballot by Mail (they must be received by this date, not postmarked)
No clue what contests or candidates will appear on the ballot for every political subdivision on the Harris County Joint Election?
Would you just prefer to just see where YOU can vote and what specifically will be on YOUR ballot?
State of Texas Constitutional Amendments will be voted on this round and there are ten (10) Legislative propositions on the ballot.  Please review them in advance of arriving at your polling station so you can cast an informed vote on each.
The Texas Conservative has an outstanding breakdown of what you’re voting for if you vote straight “FOR” or yes, on each of the proposed Constitutional Amendments.  Check it out here.
Need more analysis of the Constitutional Amendments?  Ask and you shall receive:
I know, I know.
This is a lot of information to take in, but you have plenty of time left to be informed on what and who you’ll be voting for … and ultimately against.  Early Voting begins today, October 24th and runs through Friday, November 4th.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th … but you can early vote now to avoid the crowds! 
In my own Cypress area, I personally endorse Kelly Horsley for Cy-Fair ISD Board of Trustees Position 1!   
I’ve known Kelly for years and am proud to add my name to her impressive list of endorsements. Kelly has Cy-Fair close to her heart as a resident and graduate of Cypress Fairbanks High School.  As a wife, mother to three boys and small business owner, Kelly understands how to look within a budget and expenses to ensure Cy-Fair ISD lives within its means. The transparency we currently have within Cy-Fair is poor and Kelly’s proposal of a monthly townhall meeting would be greatly welcomed.
It’s time for Cy-Fair to vote in Kelly Horsley as a board member who:
  • believes in parents rights and involvement in their children’s education is essential.
  • understands Cy-Fair is a destination district for exceptional education.
  • is a strong advocate for teachers and students at the state legislative level as she has experience working with state legislators.
  • believes in limited governmental intervention in the education process.
  • will fight for lower taxes of Cy-Fair residents.
My Cy-Fair friends and family, please vote for Kelly Horsley for Cy-Fair ISD Board of Trustees Position 1.   She will bring Cy-Fair ISD back into the hands of parents and small business owners and out of the hands of education bureaucrats!
And while I live outside the Houston city limits, I also personally endorse Fernando Herrera for Houston Mayor. His ABC approach to the budget is Absolute, Beneficial and Convenient. 

“As a Deputy Chief in the Houston Fire Department, I have been responsible for multi-million dollar budgets. I’ve supervised numerous employees in an office environment as well as hundreds of first responders in environments that are immediately dangerous to both life and health. My 30 years as an emergency responder, combined with my experience starting and successfully managing a manufacturing company for 14 years, provide a unique perspective and management style that will serve Houston well.”

Fernando’s experience and pledge to Houston is uncompromising and dedicated.
The Houston Chronicle says Mayor Annise Parker must win big to set the tone for her second term, but their “tone” is that she’ll win with no problem.  With the lowest approval rating in decades, does she deserve re-election?  No.  Mayor Parker called tea party activists “teabaggers” when promoting The Houston Rain Tax or “Rebuild Houston” fund.  This fund has since morphed into bike trails.  Saying you’re fiscally conservative doesn’t make it true and isn’t enough.
Has Houston squandered an opportunity for a Republican Mayor?  Houstonians, you can make a difference!
Fantastic video from Fernando here. It is time for leadership for a new era in the city of Houston!  Be sure to check out his website, videos and endorsements: www.voteFernandoHerrera.com.

Every candidate for the Houston City Election 2011 at the jump here.

So there you have it, my friends.  One stop shopping for all that is voting in 2011 for Harris County and Texas this election round.

Please don’t throw your vote away by staying home.

Get out there, vote and use one of the freedoms millions across the world would die to have for their own.  And honor those who have died for our country defending our freedoms.

Dwight D. Eisenhower once said “the future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.”

It’s in your hands so go vote today!

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