CCISD $487 Million Bond – Straw Poll – Preliminary Results

Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) provided information on their Bond, Vote YES for CCISD PAC and Citizens for CCISD PAC participated in an open forum and Q&A session discussing the pros and cons of the proposed CCISD $487 Million Dollar Bond.

Preliminary Results of the Straw Poll have been attached.

The Straw Poll will be open until Monday April 24th 12:00 AM.


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

**Click Here To Find A Location Near You.


Republican Party of Texas Mission:

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:,   Tanya Robertson SREC – SD11   form

The Straw Poll will be open until Monday April 24th 12:00 AM.


**Click Here To Cast Your Vote In Our Straw Poll.


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 Area Republicans PAC – CCISD Bond Forum – Update

Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) 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). The two organizations will discuss the pros and cons of the proposed CCISD $487 Million Dollar Bond at the Clear Lake Park Recreation Building 5001 Nasa Road 1 Seabrook, TX 77586.

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, 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 |


Early Voting Starts April 24th at various CCISD Schools.

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Only you can prevent voter fraud. ⚠


Is election integrity important to you? You’re invited to this free training! 

If you REALLY want to ensure election integrity in Texas ….. Come one, come all! Whether you are an Election Judge, an Alternate Judge, an Election Clerk, or you want to be a Poll Watcher, THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU.

Alan Vera, chairman of the Harris County Republican Party Ballot Security Committee, has offered to conduct this training for us in the Clear Lake area and it is OPEN to all #TeamSD11 members along with concerned Texans from surrounding areas.

Please join us to participate in this priceless training ….. we really owe it to our children, grandchildren, and to those who serve our communities, state, and our country.

Tuesday, October 18th 

6:30 p.m. 

Taylor Lake Village City Hall

500 Kirby Blvd

Taylor Lake Village, TX 77586 

Hosted by TX Senate District 11 SREC members,
Tanya Robertson & JT Edwards, and Clear Lake Area Republicans. 


*Presidential Debate Watch Party

This is event is open to the public!
We are changing things up a bit.  Instead of our monthly meeting being held on Tuesday the 18th, we plan on meeting Wednesday the 19th for a presidential debate watch party!

October 19, 2016

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

BreWingZ Sports Bar & Grill (League City, TX)
220 Gulf Fwy South I-45, League City, TX 77573

Due to the change up in leadership with Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC, I will be requesting that we suspend the rules for our annual election until January.

Bring your friends and get ready for fun as we enjoy the LAST presidential debate before the November election.

Can’t wait to see you there!!

For Liberty,

Bergundi Cain


Tuesday September 20th – Standing for Faith, Family, & Freedom – Texas Values Jonathan Saenz


This month we have a special treat!

Please join us as the President of Texas Values Jonathan Saenz provides insight into the 85th legislative session as well as what his organization does to keep our freedoms in the courtroom. There will be light snacks served. Social begins at 6:30 pm with monthly meeting starting promptly at 7:00 pm.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Jonathan M. Saenz, Esq., is the President of Texas Values, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving and advancing a culture of family values in the state of Texas. Jonathan’s work on these issues spans two decades.
Prior to leading Texas Values (2012), Jonathan headed the Liberty Institute offices at the Texas Capitol in Austin where he served as Director of Legislative Affairs and Attorney for Liberty Institute (2007-2012). He frequently presents research, analysis, and testimony before the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and other government entities on various issues affecting faith, family, and freedom.
Jonathan believes in religious liberty, sanctity of human life, family values, and constitutional rights and has been involved in numerous court cases, including cases before the Texas Supreme Court and the United State Supreme Court. Jonathan is the leading voice in Texas on marriage between one man and one woman and he was instrumental in the passage of Texas laws to protect religious liberty (“Under God” in the Texas pledge, the “One State Under God” license plate, the “Merry Christmas law” and the “Pastor Protection Law), pro-life laws such as the “Choose Life” license plate, the Sonogram law, HB 2 and many others. Jonathan served as a lawyer for Gianna Jessen, a courageous woman who survived a late-term abortion attempt when she was in the womb, and is now a famous pro-life advocate. Jonathan was also part of the winning legal team that successfully defended the religious freedom and free speech rights of nonprofit pregnancy care centers for women in Austin. Since 2005, Jonathan has worked to protect marriage between one man and one woman and policies that support this principle, and he has helped defeat threatening legislation on these matters in every legislative session since 2007. In 2015, Jonathan was the leading statewide voice in Texas that helped defeat the dangerous LGBT Houston “bathroom” ordinance, that would have allowed men into women’s bathrooms and would have restricted the religious freedom on businesses and nonprofit organizations. Jonathan also helped lead the State Board Education victories to prevent censorship in the Science classroom and protect strong Social Studies & History teaching.
Jonathan has been featured in local, national and international media such as Fox News, CNN, USA Radio, Austin-American Statesman, Dallas Morning News, and Houston Chronicle among many others and is a sought after speaker for important events. Mr. Saenz received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center where he was the leader of the Pro-Life Cougars group that successfully defended its free speech rights in a landmark court case against the university. Jonathan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied family policy issues. Jonathan is a 5th generation Texan with strong family ties to Central and South Texas. He and his family live in Buda and are members of Santa Cruz Catholic Church.


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