HAR Announces Recommended Candidates For City Council

HOUSTON — (August 25, 2015) — The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) Board of Directors announced its decision to support the following candidates for the November 3 Houston City Council Elections:

Houston City Council, District A – Brenda Stardig
Houston City Council, District B – Jerry Davis
Houston City Council, District C – Ellen Cohen
Houston City Council, District D – Dwight Boykins
Houston City Council, District E – Dave Martin
Houston City Council, District F – Richard Nguyen
Houston City Council, District I – Robert Gallegos
Houston City Council, District J – Mike Laster
Houston City Council, District K – Larry Green
Houston City Council, At-Large 2 – David Robinson
Houston City Council, At-Large 3 – Michael Kubosh
Houston City Council, At- Large 5 – Jack Christie

In making the announcement, HAR Political Affairs Advisory Group Chair Suzanne Page-Pryde applauded the recommended candidates for their commitment to the interests of Houston property owners. “This November, Houston voters have a great opportunity to elect city councilmembers who will truly represent the best interests of property owners. We believe these candidates understand that we must ensure Houston remains a great place to do business and will do what’s right for Houston property owners, which is why we’ve pledged our full support.”

Houston REALTORS® are involved in the political process at all levels, promoting policies and supporting candidates who advocate for property rights and homeownership in the City of Houston. According to the U.S. Census Current Population Survey, Texas ranks 44 out of 50 states in homeownership. The City of Houston has a 47 percent homeownership rate. Electing public officials who understand homeowners’ concerns and act accordingly is the Association’s top priority.

2015 HAR Political Affairs Advisory Group member Ed Wolff also weighed in on the recent candidate recommendations. “Governing our great city is a difficult task. It is important that, as REALTORS®, we remember our role as advocates for real property. We must ensure the future of our city is bright, and that our city officials understand what they do affects property values throughout the city. I believe HAR’s recommended candidates have the ability to meet the challenges the city faces head on. We look forward to working with each of them to make this city the best it can be!”

The Association is not recommending a candidate in the City of Houston Mayoral race or Houston City Council At-Large, Position 1 race at this time.

The last day to register to vote is Monday, October, 5. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19 and will go through Saturday October, 31.