NOVEMBER 3 – SAMPLE BALLOT / PROPOSED BONDS / PROPOSITIONS

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HARRIS COUNTY

GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS 

NOVEMBER 3, 2015

SAMPLE BALLOT

Harris County Bonds 

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Texas State Propositions

November 3, 2015 Constitutional Amendment Election Ballot Language

Proposition 1 – SJR 1

“The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.”

Proposition 2 – HJR 75

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.”

Proposition 3 – SJR 52

“The constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.”

Proposition 4 – HJR 73

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.”

Proposition 5 – SJR 17

“The constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.”

Proposition 6 – SJR 22

“The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.”

Proposition 7 – SJR 5

“The constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for nontolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt.”

Thursday, October 15, 2015 – At-Large Houston City Council Candidates Debate in Clear Lake

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A debate with At-Large candidates for City Council is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake Park. Following is the event announcement:

At-Large candidates for Houston City Council will discuss their plans for the city and the Clear Lake area during a nonpartisan forum on Thursday, October 15.

Cosponsored by Bay Area Association of Democratic Women (BAAD Women) and Clear Lake Area Republicans, the forum will focus on the area’s top issues and will provide candidates the opportunity to explain their positions to the community prior to the November elections.

It all happens at the Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake Park, located at 5002 NASA Parkway (across the street from the lake) in Seabrook.

The event begins with social networking at 6:30 p.m. followed by the forum from 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.


Due to the number of candidates running in the Houston City Council At-Large Races, the committee formed from both hosting groups narrowed down those that were invited to the following candidates all of which will be attending the debate forum.

At-Large Position 1 – Griff Griffin, Mike Knox, Lane Lewis, Tom McCasland.

At-Large Position  2 – Eric Dick, Moe Rivera, David Robinson

At-Large Position  3 – Michael Kubosh, Doug Peterson

At-Large Position  4 – Amanda Edwards, Jonathan Hansen, Roy Morales, Laurie Robinson

At-Large Position  – Jack Christie, Philippe Nassif


Here is a link for a complete list of:  November 3, 2015 General Election Candidates.

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 RESERVE YOUR FORUM TICKETS HERE

September 23rd – Clear Lake Meet & Greet for Michael Kubosh

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To RSVP call 713-861-1117 or email mikekuboshcampaign@gmail.com

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Clear Lake Area – 2015 Non-partisan Mayoral Election Candidate Forum Update

Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC and Bay Area Association of Democratic Women teamed up to co-host the Clear Lake Area 2015 Non-partisan Mayoral Election Candidate Forum.

The event was held at the Bay Area Community Center located within Clear Lake Park (across the street from the lake), 5002 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, between the hours of 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm on September 17, 2015.

The Mayoral Candidates that participated in the forum answered both the questions submitted by our moderator as well as the questions submitted from local citizens that were in attendance.

The 1st hour (session) of the forum was streamed live by Fox 26 News Houston by KRIV.

A Straw Poll Election was held during the event and the results are as follows:

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2015 Mayoral Candidates
Demetria Smith 0.0%
Ben Hall 20.2%
Victoria Lane 3.5%
Sylvester Turner 14.9%
Adrian Garcia 4.4%
Bill King 39.5%
Rafael Munoz 0.9%
Marty McVey 4.4%
Steve Costello 7.9%
Joe Ferreira 0.0%
Nquyen Thai Hoc 0.0%
Chris Bell 4.4%
Dales Steffes 0.0%