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We are a non-partisan political organization working to encourage active and informed participation in government


Primary Runoff Information

We encourage you to use our Primary Election Voters Guide to find information about the candidates whose
runoff election will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The last day one can register to vote for this election is
April 25. Early Voting takes place from May 16 – May 20. Photo ID is currently required for voting in person.

Republican Party Candidates Democratic Party Candidates
United States Representative, District 18 (Page 3)

Reggie Gonzales and Lori Bartley

Railroad Commissioner (Page 24)

Grady Yarbrough and Cody Garrett

Railroad Commissioner (Page 4)

Gary Gates and Wayne Christian

Member, State Board of Education, District 6 (Page 25)

Jasmine L. Jenkins and R. Dakota Carter

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 (Page 6)

Ray Wheless and Mary Lou Keel

State Representative, District 139 (Pages 27 and 28)

Kimberly Willis and Jarvis D. Johnson

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 (Page 6)

Scott Walker and Brent Webster

District Judge, 11th Judicial District (Pages 30 and 31)

Kristen Hawkins and Rabeea Collier

State Representative, District 128 (Page 8)

Wayne Smith and Briscoe Cain

District Judge, 61st Judicial District (Page 32)

Julie Countiss and Fredericka Phillips

Harris County Republican Party Chairman (Page 21)

Rick Ramos and Paul Simpson

District Judge, 215th Judicial District (Page 38)

Elaine Palmer and JoAnn Storey

Sheriff (Page 42)

Ed Gonzalez and Jerome Moore

Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 1, Place 1 (Page 44)

Eric William Carter and Tanya Makany-Rivera

Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 7, Place 1 (Page 45)

Hilary H. Green and Cheryl Elliott Thornton

Constable, Precinct 2 (Page 46)

Christopher (Chris) Diaz and George Goffney, Jr.

Constable, Precinct 3 (Page 47)

Michel Pappillion and Sherman Eagleton

Voter's Guides

Annual Meeting 2016

Event Details

Please join us for our 2016 Annual Meeting with Keynote Speaker Martha I. Montalvo, Interim Chief of Police, City of Houston on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southwest Multi-Service Center at 6400 High Star Drive, Houston, TX 77074.  Dinner prepared by Belly Laughter Catering will be available if purchased by Friday, May 13th.  The Annual Meeting Workbook will be available for download on our website prior to the meeting yet we will print your copy if purchased by Friday, May 13th.

Keynote Speaker
Chief Martha Montalvo, Interim Houston Police Chief

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Download 96th Annual Meeting Workbook 2016

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Voters Guide for March 1, 2016 Primary Election

Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 9.04.02 PMThe League of Women Voters of Houston Education Fund is proud to present the Voters Guide for the March 1, 2016 Primary Election. La guía de votantes está aquí.



Public Affairs Public Access

Panel on Women in Politics

State Representative Ana Hernandez

Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield

Missed Our Town Hall Meeting?

We capped off #DemocracyMonth with another amazing Town Hall event.

Have you ever thought about running for office? Do you know someone you think should be running? Do you know where to start a campaign for elected office?

The League and our event partner the Hobby Center for Public Policy, partnered with The Black Sheep Agency and January Advisors for a Town Hall on The Nuts and Bolts of Running for Office. We had two fantastic panels of experts to walk through the ins and outs of how to run, and how to fund a run, for public office.  We recorded the event and you can watch it below or at this link https://youtu.be/dZZX78kjxm0!  Share it with your friends on social media with #VoteHOU and #HOUrun.


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