Endorsements for Runoff Elections of Dec 2019

ENDORSEMENTS FOR December 15 RUNOFF Elections

In the runoff races, we continue our endorsements for those candidates that we supported in the general election, who are now in the runoff, and who all refused to renounce their endorsement by Log Cabin Republicans of Houston, despite threats to them demanding they do so.

At Large 1: Mike Knox

At Large 3: Michael Kubosh

At Large 4: Anthony Dolcefino

District A: Amy Peck

SPECIAL ELECTION FOR Texas HD 148: Luis LaRotta

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR December 15 RUNOFF Elections

Mayor: Tony Buzbee

District C: Shelley Kennedy

As a practice, Log Cabin Republicans of Houston does not endorse Democratic candidates, candidates that do not support fiscally conservative, limited-government approaches to city governance, or perhaps do not have a record in public policy that we can reliably assess.

However, in the unique circumstances of this non-partisan contest, we have two runoff elections, each with two candidates fro which to choose that are significantly and consequentially different enough from each other to warrant a recommendation to our membership.

In the runoff race for Houston councilmember for District C, Log Cabin Republicans of Houston joins with conservatives Greg Meyers and Mary Jane Smith to recommend a vote for Shelley. While we at LCR Houston may differ with Shelley Kennedy on some policy issues, in contrast to her opponent, Shelley Kennedy has shown herself to be a reasonable voice of moderate approaches to policy, and open to discussion with groups with different perspectives. And, in added contrast to her opponent, Shelley Kennedy understands that she is running for the local position of councilmember of the city of Houston, not leader of the national #Resistance.

In the runoff race for mayor of the city of Houston, Log Cabin Republicans of Houston recommend a vote for Tony Buzbee, who has adopted adopted Bill King’s priorities on key issues, particularly the critical concerns of budget auditing and budget reform; and ending the corrupting practice of pay-to-play whereby campaign contributors to city races are rewarded with business contracts from the city, which both King and Buzbee have noted is rampant at Houston’s city hall under the current mayor.

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