Monday, December 02, 2019
A Chance To Make Houston Women's History
You can early vote at any location from 7 AM-7 PM from today until December 10. On Sunday December 8 you can do so from 1-6 PM. Final day to handle your early voting business is on December 10.
My TransGriot endorsements for the Houston runoff election are here.
While I was in Da Ville, I noted that we have a chance to do in this runoff election something as historic as the #BlackGirlMagic Judges.
We have the chance to elect an unprecedented in Houston history six Black women to The Horseshoe as part of a first ever female majority City Council.
That seat will be determined in a special election once the court drama between Bailey and Jefferson-Smith is resolved over whether Bailey is eligible as an ex offender with a felony conviction to hold public office in Texas.
Several of the city council runoffs have a Black woman running in them
Add to it the one in District A in which Amy Peck is trying to succeed term limited CM Brenda Stardig. and in the At Large 5 race between Sallie Alcorn and Eric Dick.
If Rodriguez is successful in her District J race, it would be the first time we have had two Latinas serving on Houston city council together. It would also mean that with CM Robert Gallegos being reelected in District I, three Latinx councilmembers would be sitting in the Horseshoe for the first time.
If all these women win their races on December 14, it means that Houston would have a historic eleven women on city council A diverse group of women councilmembers that would comprise two Latinas, three White women, and six Black women.
But if you want that to happen, you must vote for it starting today and on December 14 to become a reality.