“The Power of One Vote” voters registration festival held October 6

Kempner H.S. senior and Bezos Scholar, Chris Sabbagh, registers his dad Robert Sabbagh for the first time to vote.

Despite dealing with vicious heat and humidity, the Fort Bend Voters League hit a home run in their partnership with FBISD student Chris Sabbagh for the first Power of One Vote Voter Registration Festival. The following candidates attended our event and mingled with the newly registered voters and volunteers:

• Skip Belt (Dem – candidate for County Attorney)

• Steve Brown (Chairman, Fort Bend County Democrats)

• Roy Cordes (Repub-candidate for County Attorney-incumbent)

• Barbara Gardner (Dem -candidate for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals)

• Rick Miller (Repub -candidate for State Rep. HD 26)

• Brenda Mullinix (Repub -candidate for District Judge 387th Judicial District. sent campaign volunteers)

• Vy Nguyen (Dem- candidate for State Rep. HD 26)

• Dora Olivo (Dem -candidate for State Rep. HD 85 sent campaign volunteers)

• Fredericka Allen Petry (Dem- candidate for District Judge 387th Judicial District)

• Teana Watson (Dem -candidate for District Judge, 434th Judicial District)

Honorable Mentions (other thanks )

District Attorney John Healey dropped in to visit with each of the candidates.

Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Jim Richard also stopped in.

Additionally, Commissioner Richard Morrison (D), State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D), Congressman Pete Olson (R) -each up for re-election-, Phil Stephenson (R), candidate for State Rep H.D. 85, and Michael Ellison (D), candidate for Sheriff made financial donations to our event.

Fort Bend Voters League are grateful to John Oldham with the Fort Bend County Elections Department for allowing them to use one of the county voting machines for demonstration purposes.

Thanks to Abdul Farukhi, Cynthia Ginyard, Omar Khokhar, Anthony & Kerri Lacsamana and Howard Paul with the Fort Bend Voters League for their time and resources to make the event a success.

A HUGE thank you to Chris Sabbagh who conceived the idea for this event and brought student volunteers to help. Chris arranged the entertainment and also is responsible for a very successful student voter registration contest.

Chris challenged regional high schools to a competition to register the most number of voters. The students were responsible for submitting over 400 (yes, FOUR HUNDRED) voter registration card applications. Well done Chris!

If you missed this event, keep your eyes open for our next one.

They’ll let you know where and when!

The Fort Bend Voters League – bringing civility back to public discourse.

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