Month: April 2017
Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC would like to thank the following people for making this event a success:
Pastor Gary Hamrick provided us with our opening Prayer. Gary is the associate pastor at Monument Baptist Church located in Deer Park, TX.
Charles Blain for moderating our event. Charles leads the Houston Bureau for Empower Texans and Texas Scorecard.
Tanya Robertson for our U.S. and Texas Pledges. Tanya is the SREC Committee Woman for Senate District 11.
Angelina Gooden for the beverages that she furnished during our forum. Angelina is a practicing attorney in Houston, and is currently seeking election to the 280th Family Law Domestic Violence Court in Harris County in 2018.
H Scott Apley, Karen Plante, Rudy Balciunas, and our newest asset James “Jimbo” Bretney
Early voting begins on April 24th, and election day set for Saturday May 6th
To promote a conservative philosophy of government:
By promoting conservative principles; and
By providing the infrastructure through which those who share our conservative principles can get involved in the political process, run for and be elected to public office, and govern according to our principles when elected.
Republican Party of Texas Platform Plank 178 was adopted at the state convention, May 14, 2016. 91% of over 8,000 delegates voted in favor of this plank.
Plank 178 (Page 23) Bond Elections- State and local bond election ballots should be required to include the amount of debt currently outstanding, current debt service payments, current per capita debt obligations, the amount of new debt being proposed, estimated debt service for the new debt, and estimated per capita burden being proposed. Any bond election (state or local) must pass with at least a 2/3 majority of voters to affirm the bond. The bond issue must obtain a yes vote of a minimum of 20% of registered voters. All elections of personnel responsible for adopting a budget and a property tax rate and all elections involving bond indebtedness shall be held on the November uniform election date and administered by the County Clerk or the County Elections Administrator. Any government entity should not spend taxpayer dollars in promoting further indebtedness or spending of taxpayer dollars via mass media. We oppose bundling of items on bond election ballots.
Resources: TexasGOP.org, Tanya Robertson SREC – SD11 form
The Straw Poll will be open until Monday April 24th 12:00 AM.
Here are the results of the Straw Poll as of April 19, 2017 at 8:52 PM.
**Remember One (1) Vote per Email
Clear Lake, TX – With early voting beginning on April 24th, and election day set for Saturday. May 6th, Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) will introduce their Bond, Vote YES for CCISD PAC and Citizens for CCISD PAC will participate in an open forum at 7:00 PM, on April 18, 2017 (Social begins at 6:30 PM). Both of the PAC organizations will discuss the pros and cons of the proposed CCISD $487 Million Dollar Bond at the Harris County Clear Lake Park Recreation Building 5001 Nasa Road 1 Seabrook, TX 77586.
The Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC will host the event, and anticipates a large turnout.
Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) Deputy Superintendent of Business and Support Services Paul McLarty and Executive Director of Communications, Elaina Polsen will introduce the Bond. Jonathan Cottrell representing Vote YES for CCISD PAC will be presenting in support of the Bond. Presenting a case in opposition of the Bond will be Connie Ratisseau representing Citizens for CCISD PAC.
Following the opening remarks, Charles Blain with Empower Texans will moderate a Q & A session where forum attendees will be able to submit questions to the panel.
The Clear Creek Independent School District is home to 44 schools, 5,000 employees, more than 41,000 students. The district spans 103 square miles, 13 municipalities and 2 counties (Harris and Galveston).
School officials justify the bond to keep pace with rising enrollments, aging schools, safety improvements, student programs, and technology. Taxpayers claim that financial mismanagement and poor student performance do not merit more money. “I am being taxed out of my home,” said Rudy Balciunas a 20+ year resident of Clear Lake.
Per Smartasset.com, Texas homeowner pays the 4th highest effective property taxes nationwide.” Zillow reports “that in Harris county an average homeowner pays $5,466 in property taxes almost double the National Average – $ 2,823.”
To learn more about this event, please contact:
H Scott Apley | 713.364.8353 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Voting Starts April 24th at various CCISD Schools.