Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Today is Election Day in Texas, as well as Texas Independence Day, and it is time to get out to vote. The polls are open today, Tuesday, March 2, from 7:00am - 7:00pm. All you need to take with you to cast your vote is your voter registration card or your drivers license and of course your Houston GLBT Caucus list of endorsed candidates. We suggest that you print out the list of GLBT endorsed candidates to prepare you for the LONG Harris County ballot.

Do not worry about those down ballot races. Our members did all the work in deciding who will be best for the GLBT community. In an intensive screening process, some called it the GLBT Bar Exam, each candidate in contested races was asked to screen with a committee of well qualified panelists. None of the candidates from the Republican Party responded to our requests to screen with our group. Each responding candidate was asked to fill out a lengthy questionnaire and sit through a question and answer session with members of the screening committee. Each candidate was scored and a recommendation was made by the screening committee. The recommendation was then taken to the membership for a vote of the full body at a special membership meeting attended by 80+ members. A vote was held for each race and a candidate selected for our endorsement. The down ballot races are extremely important to our community when it comes to issues that effect our daily lives. Follow our lead in voting for our endorsed candidates all the way down the ballot.

Do not forget that voting locations for the Democratic and Republican primaries may be in different locations in the same precinct.

Below is all you will need to cast your vote today.

Click here to find your voting location.

Click here for a list of our endorsed candidates or text "2010" to 24587 for a mobile version.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

VOTE TODAY - Houston GLBT Caucus Endorsed Candidates for the 2010 Primary

On January 30, the Caucus held a special membership meeting, where our members voted to endorse candidates for judicial races for the 2010 primaries in contested races. We met February 3 to endorse in non-judicial primaries. All the following races are for the Democratic Primary. We are a nonpartisan organization, but only Democratic candidates opted to screen. Click here for a printer-friendly version.

This year's ballot is very long, we recommend that you print a copy of our Endorsement Card to take to the polls with you.

Early Vote runs through February 26th - go to www.harrisvotes.com for times and locations

TEXT "2010" to 24587 for a mobile Endorsement Card.

We urge you to vote for these candidates:

U.S. Representative, District 18: Sheila Jackson Lee

U.S. Representative, District 22: Doug Blatt

Governor: Bill White

Lieutenant Governor: Ronnie Earle

Commissioner of the General Land Office: Hector Uribe

Commissioner of Agriculture: Hank Gilbert

State Representative, District 146: Borris L. Miles

113th Civil District Court: Christina Bryan

157th Civil District Court: Chuck Silverman

180th Criminal District Court: Lori Gooch

189th Civil District Court: Andy Pereira

190th Civil District Court: Jim Wrotenbery

234th Civil District Court: Tanner Garth

245th Family District Court: Janiece Horn

247th Family District Court: Clinton “Chip” Wells

248th Criminal District Court: Trent Gaither

270th Civil District Court: Charles Spain

281st Civil District Court: Donna Roth

295th Civil District Court: Paul Simon

308th Family District Court: Bruce Kessler

310th Family District Court: Judy Dougherty

311th Family District Court: Steve Herskowitz

313th Juvenile District Court: Natalie Oakes

314th Juvenile District Court: David Longoria

315th Juvenile District Court: Bill Thursland

County Judge: Gordon Quan

County Court at Law No. 1: Steve Reilley

County Court at Law No. 2: Damian E. LaCroix

County Court at Law No. 3: Damon Crenshaw

County Criminal Court No. 1: Beverly D. Melontree

County Criminal Court No. 2: Mary Connealy Acosta

County Criminal Court No. 13: Dennis Slate

County Criminal Court No. 3: Judith Snively

County Criminal Court No. 9: Silvia Pubchara-Munoz

County Criminal Court No. 12: Robert “Bob” Cardenas

County Probate Court No. 2: Joellen Snow

County Probate Court No. 3: Mary Galligan

County Clerk: Sue Smith Schechter

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 2: Denise Graves

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Help the Houston GLBT Political Caucus Elect Our Pro-GLBT Endorsed Candidates

Help the Houston GLBT Political Caucus Elect Our Pro-GLBT Endorsed Candidates

Sign Up to Volunteer During Early Voting February 16-26

Many people turn to the Houston GLBT Political Caucus for how to cast their vote, with our intensive endorsement and screening process that makes sure we choose the best candidates. Now that the decisions have been made, the Caucus needs your help in getting the word out about our endorsed, pro-equality candidates. Early Voting begins Febraury 16 and runs through February 26. Volunteers will be handing out our endorsement card at polls and making phone calls to get out the vote for our candidates.

We will have shifts throughout Early Voting; just let us know when you're available and we will find a time that works for you. No matter how much or little time you have, you can make a difference.

You can sign up by clicking the link below, e-mailing info@thecaucus.org or calling 713-521-1000. We have also created a Facebook event for volunteering during Early Vote which can be viewed on our Facebook Page.

Click Here To Sign Up To Volunteer

For a list of our endorsed candidates click here.

For a list of Early Voting locations and time click here.

Contact Information
email: info@thecaucus.org


website: www.thecaucus.org

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