FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2015
Houston Realty Business Coalition Releases Poll on Mayor's Race
Bill King Leads Sylvester Turner by 5 percent
The Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC) released a poll of 300 active voters today measuring support of Mayoral candidates in the December runoff election.
"Bill King has built a broad base of support throughout the city of Houston," said Chairman Alan Hassenflu. "Bill King is the only candidate offering thoughtful solutions to the fiscal disaster facing the city of Houston. King's message of getting back to basics has earned him the support of our organization and is resonating with voters who are concerned with the current fiscal crisis facing city hall."
The survey shows voters across Houston are seeing past Sylvester Turner's negative campaign and looking towards Bill King to fix the city's financial mess. Only 9% of Houston voters say they have yet to decide who they will support in the upcoming election.
Founded in 1967, HRBC, comprised of top business leaders, has become Houston's Premier Business Coalition by supporting public policy, elected officials and candidates for elected office that promote its core values of limited government, capitalism and private property rights.
In the upcoming runoff election for Mayor, if you had to choose, would you be voting for Bill King or Sylvester Turner?
Bill King 48%
Sylvester Turner 43%
The Log Cabin Republicans of Houston are proud to announce that on Sunday it made its endorsements for the municipal election runoff races of the 2015 cycle. As with the initial endorsement process, the membership of the Log Cabin Republicans met personally with the candidates that sought its endorsements, and undertook a full and careful review of the core issues facing our city, including pension reform, TIRZ, economic development, fair and equal treatment under the law for all, infrastructure and transportation, and general issues of liberty and limited, accountable government. No single issue served as a litmus test and we pulled from the broad spectrum of views within our group to find consensus on the best candidates to lead our city for the next term. We extend our appreciation and respect to all candidates who sought our endorsement as we prepare to effectively support and campaign for our endorsed candidates whom we believe will offer Houston the most promising future possible. Beyond that, we look forward to working with all the leaders ultimately elected by the citizens of our great city to help solve and address challenges facing Houston, and which are of concern to all.
Mayor – Bill King
Controller – Bill Frazer
At Large 1 – Mike Knox
At Large 2 – David Robinson
At Large 5 – Jack Christie
District F – Steve Duc Le
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ENDORSED WINNERS
With the nation’s attention on its 4th largest city, last night Houston’s voters came out in record numbers for an off-year city election, turning out at the polls in numbers nearly 54% higher than in 2013’s city election to set the course of our growing and vibrant city’s future. We happily congratulate our friends and endorsed candidates for office who ran successful campaigns to clear victories in their respective races, and whom we know will serve our city well:
Bill Frazier, City Controller
Michael Kubosh, City Council At Large Position 3
Brenda Stardig, City Council District A
Greg Travis, City Council District G
We also extend our earnest encouragement to those whose names we shall see in the runoffs, and whom we intend to support to ultimate victory:
David Robinson, City Council At Large Position 3
Jack Christie, City Council At Large Position 5
Steve Duc Lee, City Council District F
We would like to take this opportunity to offer a special thanks our good friend and outstanding fellow citizen Steve Costello for bringing to Houston’s mayoral race a campaign that not only focused our public discourse to issues of city infrastructure and core services relevant to all of its citizens, from all backgrounds and all walks of life; but also elevated its tone, always displaying respect for the vote and the will of every one of its citizens.
Lastly, we express our respect for all the citizens of our great city who cast a ballot, no matter how they were marked, for taking an interest and a position on the affairs of our city and on how we all shall shape its future.
And, about that future: We look forward to taking part in the race ahead and supporting those remaining candidates we believe will offer Houston the most promising future possible.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Log Cabin Republicans of Houston Full Endorsement List
The Log Cabin Republicans of Houston is proud to announce that it has finalized its endorsements for the 2015 Houston municipal cycle. The Log Cabin Republican organization has weighed a lot of issues and many candidates who have sought our endorsements. The process involved the full membership of the organization and carefully considered the looming issues before our city. Issues we considered included the fiscal deficit that our city faces, pension reform, TIRZ, economic development, social inclusivity, HERO, infrastructure, and issues of liberty. No one issue served as a litmus test and we pulled from the broad spectrum of views within our group to find consensus on the best candidates to lead our city for the next term. We are grateful to all candidates who sought our endorsement and look forward to working with whoever ultimately wins to help solve our cities looming issues.
Mayor- Stephen Costello
Controller- Bill Frazer
At Large 1- Jenifer Pool
At Large 2- David Robinson
At Large 3- Michael Kubosh
At Large 5- Jack Christie
District A- Brenda Stardig
District F- Steve Duc Le
District G- Greg Travis
WHO WILL BE HOUSTON’s NEXT MAYOR and CITY CONTROLLER? Recently the Log Cabin Republicans of Houston organized and hosted endorsement sessions with leading mayoral and city controller candidates with the aim to help all fiscally conservative fellow Houstonians make that decision. How will our future leaders handle the serious financial challenges facing our city, and defend taxpayers’ pockets from wasteful spending? How will they protect the city’s international image as a place of open commerce and social tolerance? What will they do to safeguard the security and civil rights of all its citizens? The answers to these and other questions will lead LCR Houston members to issue endorsements in the coming LCR meetings (stay tuned).
Talking about LCR meetings, at the June meeting last Wednesday, Daniel Williams with Equality Texas delivered a riveting account of the victories that the coalitions between equality-minded groups, conservatives, business groups, progressives, and people of faith, played in killing bad legislation. It was a true guided tour through the Byzantine political halls of Texas’ law-making process.
Half way thru, 2015 has been a busy and exciting year for LCR Houston, and it promises to only ramp up. We started the year as part of a broad, forceful effort at the Texas State Capitol with messaging on issues of concern to LCR members and supporters, GLBT and not. Then LCR Houston’s annual fundraising dinner was keynoted by the top GOP officeholder in Harris County, raised a record amount, and was attended by many GOP officeholders and candidates for Houston’s highest political offices. And now LCR Houston is deep into the candidate review process that is critically important for anyone concerned with the future of our great metropolis.
Do you want to have a say in the future of your city? You can.