The Houston GLBT Political Caucus PAC met on September 9, 2017. At the meeting the membership voted to endorse the following candidates:
Kara DeRocha for HISD School Board Trustee – District V
Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca for HISD School Board Trustee – District VI
Anne Sung for HISD School Board Trustee – District VII
Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz for HCC Trustee – District IV
Pretta Vandible Stallworth for HCC Trustee – District IX
We also voted to endorse the following propositions:
Propositions A, B, C, D and E
The Houston GLBT Political Caucus PAC will hold a public forum on September 22, 2017 at 7pm at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church in Montrose, Room 217A & B. (Enter through the North Entrance on Hawthorne Street where the parking lot is located.) The public forum will highlight Elizabeth Santos, Gretchen Himsl and Monica Flores Richart, candidates for HISD School Board Trustee – District I. The membership will take an endorsement vote at the end of the public forum. The Membership will also vote on the recommendation of the screening committee in the HISD School Board race for District III.
I was just saying that we are only now beginning to see campaign activity again post-Harvey, and a part of that is the group endorsement process. The GLBT Caucus endorsements hit my mailbox late on Sunday, and on Monday I found out about a couple of others that have come out. Here’s Community Voices for Public Education:
Elizabeth Santos in HISD District 1
Kara DeRocha in HISD District 5
Holly Flynn Vilaseca in HISD District 6
Anne Sung in HISD District 7
CVPE members voted to not endorse in District 9 and will screen HISD District 3 candidates in the near future.
Yes, everyone is going to have to go over this again once the filing deadline comes for District III, which was extended to allow people enough time to make the decision to run following Manuel Rodriguez’s death. I am aware of one candidate in District III so far, and I am sure there will be others.
One more set of endorsements, from Houstonians for Great Public Schools:
District I – Gretchen Himsl
District V – Sue Deigaard
District VI – Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca
District VII – Anne Sung
District IX – Wanda Adams
I’ll post more as I see them. I suppose it’s well past time for me to create an Election 2017 page to track all this, too.