Category archives for: Elections

Who’s your choice to be the next governor and why?

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Honey Doane “I voted for Greg Abbott on a straight ticket because I vote Republican.” Charles Swihart “I voted for Abbott. I believe he is our best chance to maintain our business and growth friendly political climate. Texas is performing better than most or perhaps the rest of the country. That’s not an accident. I […]

DISTRICT Attorney John Healey (Republican)_, Wilvin Carter (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? JH: My proudest accomplishment as an attorney is the strengthening and growth of the District Attorney’s office that has taken place over the course of the last 22 years. During that time we’ve developed specialized caseloads that place very experienced attorneys […]

DISTRICT 26 STATE SENATE – Rita Lucido (Democrat), Joan Huffman (Republican)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics?  Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? JH: I am proud to be a strong voice and advocate for sexually abused children and those who are victims of human trafficking. My proudest legislative accomplishment came during the 83rd session when I authored and passed SB 12.  Now law, […]

COUNTY JUDGE –Bob Hebert (Republican), James Pirtle (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? BH: Politics – Standing my ground to block the appointment of a person to the Alief School Board whom I thought was not qualified. While I lost my re-election campaign because of this, but felt it was a small price to […]

DISTRICT 26 State Rep. – David Hamilton (Republican), Ron Reynolds (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? Your proudest accomplishment as a private citizen? DH: My proudest accomplishment in politics is the connection that I have been able to make with people in our community over my plan for improving education. My proudest accomplishment as a private citizen is that, only by the grace of […]

DISTRICT 26 – Rick Miller (Republican), Amber Paaso (Democrat)

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What is your proudest accomplishment in politics? RM: My proudest moment in my political career and service as State Representative District 26 was the passing of my bill and signing into law by Governor Perry of the “Honor and Remember Flag.” It is an honor to present this flag on behalf of a grateful Nation […]

Fort Bend ISD board asked to call bond election July 21

On July 21, the Fort Bend ISD board was asked to call a $494.5 million bond election for November 2014.  The proposal will address the district’s growth, security concerns and need for technology upgrades.  There is no new tax increases associated with the bond proposal. District officials say the measure will include five new elementary […]

May 10 Election Unofficial Results

Voters/decision-makers less than 7 percent of eligible voters By Elsa Maxey  Of the 274,831 registered voters in Fort Bend, 18,379 or 6.69 percent, reports the county’s Elections Administration, turned out and had their voices heard in this last local election that took place at 129 polling precincts throughout the county. There’s yet another election this […]

Chamber to host Candidates Forum for Richmond elections April 22

The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Department will host a City of Richmond candidates forum on April 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fort Bend Country Club, 2627 FM 762, Richmond. Incumbent Mayor Evalyn Moore and challenger Gary Gillen are running for mayor. Gillen currently serves as city commissioner. Gennaro (Gerry) A. […]

Crowded field of candidates for Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees

By Betsy Dolan  Eleven candidates are running for three positions on Fort Bend ISD’s Board of Trustees. Four candidates are vying for the Position 1 spot, vacated by Susan Hohnbaum who is retiring. Position 4 Trustee, Bruce Albright and Position 5 Trustee Dr. Patsy Taylor are making their case for a second term against five […]

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