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A resume generally is written in fragmented language and is, therefore, not an ideal illustration of writing skills. That being said, a solid resume will accurately explain your background, areas of expertise and qualifications -- an important tool to help you compete with other applicants in the job market.

Your resume often is a reflection of your self-confidence. People who struggle with writing their own resumes must rely on friends and professional resume writers to pull together a document that makes them look good on paper. Sending in a letter-perfect resume will give you more confidence than trying to get by on your own uncertain efforts.

Writing and updating your resume forces you to take inventory of your skills, education and work history. In doing so and comparing this inventory with your professional goals, you can identify the areas where you need to improve and areas where you have been successful. The importance of maintaining an up-to-date resume helps you to review your personal goals, as well. Over the course of your career, you will come to better understand your professional traits and your personal traits and how they mesh with the workplace.

Ruth Mayhew has been writing since the mids, and she has been an HR subject matter expert since Her work appears in "The Multi-Generational Workforce in the Health Care Industry," and she has been cited in numerous publications, including journals and textbooks that focus on human resources management practices.

Skip to main content. Transition Resume writing is important for making the transition from school to the workforce. Confidence Your resume often is a reflection of your self-confidence. Inventory Writing and updating your resume forces you to take inventory of your skills, education and work history. About Phillip— in his own words: I have vast experience in business, in politics and as an honorary consul general for more than a decade. I am fluent in Spanish, and have been to Mexico too many times to count, both for business and pleasure.

I understand the importance of Houston as a global business center, and know the ways to build on that. I ran George W. The solutions offered by the Democratic Party is to empower government, not the people. I want to empower you. As a grandson of immigrants to this country, I have always welcomed and approved of new immigrants to the United States, especially from Latin America.

The reason is that they share our values of family, hard work, patriotism and love of God as well as limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. What I have come to realize is that these new citizens have not come over to the Republican column when they vote.

I believe the reason is that they do not even hear our message. I look forward to an honorable and lively debate on the issues with State Senator Sylvia Garcia, the Democrat candidate. If the residents of the 29th district will give me a chance to explain my views, and they will listen with an open mind, I am confident the voters will vote for me and I can become their next US Congressman.

Michelle Fraga, candidate for judge of the th Civil District Court believes that Harris County needs a strong Republican jurist with conservative values that is faithful to the Constitution. Michelle served as special counsel to the Harris County Sheriff. Currently, her practice focuses on complex civil litigation including family law, probate, employment and civil rights cases.

Michelle is committed to the Houston community, and volunteers at organizations including M. Michelle is married to Stephen, a native Houstonian. Stephen is president of Tejas Office Products, Inc. The boys attend St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. Rachel will give us a campaign update.

Growing up here, he knows Houston and what makes our city special. Then, it was on to the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as an editor on the Texas Law Review and graduated with honors in Building on his academic success, Dan Hinde clerked for U. District Judge Sim Lake a Reagan appointee and then worked in private practice with a varied caseload. He brings a lifetime of community service and legal experience to his current post as Judge for the th District Court.

He is uniquely qualified to administer justice in Harris County. During his five-plus years on the bench, Judge Hinde has earned the respect of his peers for his confident leadership in the courtroom and his measured and decisive rulings. Dan and his wife Rosanna are members of First Presbyterian Church and the proud parents of son David and daughter Anne. As the Presiding Judge of the th Family District Court and formerly as a successful family law attorney, he understands the substantial impact that family court judges have in strengthening family relationships, protecting children, upholding and defending the Constitution and establishing just and amicable solutions when family relationships are strained.

Mitby represents companies and individuals in high stakes business litigation throughout the United States. A trial-oriented focus- In the past year, Mr. Mitby served as lead counsel in major federal litigations in Texas, California, Michigan, Delaware, and Georgia and a variety of state court matters in various jurisdictions. Top accolades from peers- Mr. Highest academic honors- Mr. Mitby earned two Harvard degrees and graduated at the top of his class.

Mitby graduated summa cum laudefrom Harvard College the highest academic honor Harvard confers on its graduates and cum laude from Harvard Law School. A diverse trial practice- Mr.

Mitby handles complex commercial, energy, and intellectual property litigation across a wide variety of industries, including energy, oil and gas, software, real estate development, health care and medical equipment, banking, and finance.

Largest intentional tort verdict in Texas last year-Mr. This win was the largest intentional tort verdict in Texas in and easily the largest reputation-based tort verdict in Texas for the past decade.

Beating big companies and big law firms- Mr. Mitby regularly represents companies in complex commercial and intellectual property disputes against the largest companies in the world. Successes in the energy and petrochemical industries- Mr.

Mitby has successfully represented leading energy and petrochemical companies in contract, oil and gas, and employment litigation. Defending legitimate competition- Mr. Mitby regularly defends companies in patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities. Cutting-edge software licensing issues- Mr.

Mitby successfully defended Versata Software in patent and copyright litigation in the Northern District of California brought by XimpleWare Corporation. Probate disputes- In , Mr. Mitby achieved a successful settlement in the defense of a high profile will contest in Jefferson County, Texas. Parachuting into cases to serve as lead trial counsel- Besides these recent results, Mr. Mitby has been called in at the last-minute by other lawyers to try cases. Large damages models- Mr.

Mitby has also developed special focus in patent infringement and technology-related litigation. Appellate victories- In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Mitby has achieved significant appellate victories. Mitby also represents corporate executives and public officials in high profile cases. Publications and CLE presentations- Mr. Mitby has published and taught CLEs in a variety of fields, including intellectual property, tort reform laws, and defamation torts.

Legal community leadership- Mr. Mitby is a leader in the Houston legal community. Following record flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey in , Harris County Commissioners Court has proposed a bond issue to deal with future rainfall events. Judge Emmett has been touring the county, speaking to a variety of groups about this matter.

Please welcome him back to our club! Emmett became Harris County Judge on March 6, A member of the Texas House of Representatives from to , Judge Emmett was chairman of the Committee on Energy, a member of the Transportation Committee, and represented the state on numerous national committees relating to energy and transportation policy. In , President George H. After being confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate, Judge Emmett served on the commission for three years.

Judge Emmett has received international recognition for his work in transportation and logistics policy. Judge Emmett attended Bellaire High School. Judge Emmett and his wife, Gwen, have been married for 43 years and have four children and 13 grandchildren.

She was elected to a four-year term in and then re-elected for another term in Since taking the bench, Judge Matthews has presided over more than jury trials and was elected by her peers to serve as the Administrative Judge of the Board of Civil District Judges.

She was also appointed to preside over statewide multi-district litigation involving alleged underpayment of insurance claims. She also volunteers her time to plan legal education programs for judges and lawyers and is a frequent speaker at education programs.

John the Divine Episcopal Church. Judge Matthews has served on the board of the Association of Women Attorneys and currently serves on the board of the Texas Association of Civil and Appellate Specialists. When she took the bench, Judge Matthews had more than 20 years of trial experience and was a partner in one of the largest law firms in the state.

She gained extensive experience in complex business litigation and cases involving person injury through her private practice. She earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics, cum laude, from The College of Charleston. Judge Matthews enjoys theater, architecture, running, and spending time with her husband.

Dan Simons was born and raised in southeast Texas. His is an inspirational story of someone persevering and thriving, in spite of his humble beginning. There were times when he was homeless and was forced to live in cars or tents to survive. He was placed in foster care at a young age due to the instability of his family life. At the age of twelve, seeking some sense of stability so that he could graduate high school, he made the tough decision to move in with a family he met through the Salvation Army.

Through sheer determination and hard work, he graduated in the top of his class and was named All-District Quarterback in his high school senior year. Dan became the first person in his family to graduate High School. After high school, he decided to serve his country by joining the U. After military life, he worked as a salesperson for an Art Gallery. In a short amount of time, Dan became one of the top salesmen in the company. However, after being overlooked for a promotion due to his young age and lack of education, he decided to open his own art gallery with a partner.

This gallery gave him the opportunity to learn how to manage a business effectively. In , he moved back to Texas and lived on a couch with one goal in mind, to become a lawyer. At 27 years of age, he started college at Angelina Junior College. He later transferred to Sam Houston State University where he graduated number 1 out of 1, students in Dan considers it an honor and privilege to serve his country as a member of the U.

He does not share his story for sympathy but hopes to serve as inspiration to others. Dan would bring honor and integrity into the courtroom while keeping judicial independence at all times. Michael Landrum will present a program on the importance of electing Republican judges. Before taking the bench, represented clients in hundreds of cases in state and federal trial courts and appearing in scores of cases before state and federal appellate courts Tax Master for Harris County Civil District Courts, thru Catherine Evans was appointed Judge of the th District Court in when the previous judge was appointed to the Court of Appeals.

She was elected to a full term in She has tried criminal cases at every level including capital murder cases. She sought and successfully obtained the death penalty against five time killer Raymond Martinez. For two and a half years, Catherine ran the Vehicular Crimes Section and oversaw the charging and prosecution of every vehicular fatality in Harris County.

Most significantly, she prosecuted the killer of Houston Police Department Officer Kevin Will who was killed on duty by a drunk driver. Catherine handled the case from the crime scene to the jury verdict.

Her innovative trial strategy involved using sophisticated crash reconstruction evidence and even bringing the striking vehicle to the courthouse for the jury to view in person. Catherine is an Assistant District Attorney Felony Chief, and she is currently prosecuting white collar criminals that defraud our Harris County businesses. Catherine graduated cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center in She and her husband Jim, a local architect, and their two young children, Max and Zoe, live in Houston where they attend Christ the King Presbyterian Church.

Don Hooper is an energy executive based in Houston. He operates oil and gas assets in addition to owning interest in power generation. He has worked as both a political consultant and lobbyist at the local, state, and federal level. Hooper writes for the Houston Conservative Forum. Raised by her two outstanding parents, Bill and Donna Crocker, Cindy was taught at an early age to understand the value of character and hard work.

Always eager to grow and learn, Cindy graduated with a BSN in Nursing from the University of Texas in after working tirelessly to put herself through school by working in the Emergency Room at St.

She proudly worked 32 hours each weekend so she could have full-time benefits and go to school during the week. Since , Cindy has served in a variety of ER and Trauma roles from assistant head nurse, trauma case manager, injury prevention coordinator, ER unit manager, and ultimately ER manager. In each of these roles, Cindy demonstrated her natural leadership abilities in high-stress situations. These skills she honed as a manager and leader are the same skills that would ultimately shape her role as a leader in the Republican Party.

Raised in a conservative family, Cindy has always played an active role in the Republican Party. From actively working alongside her father, Bill Crocker, during his tenure as RNC National Committeeman for Texas, to serving as a State Convention delegate, Grassroots Club member, and Precinct Chair in Denton County, Cindy has a long history of involvement at every level in the conservative movement.

In , she was honored to serve as the Dallas-Area Captain for the Mighty Texas Strike Force- a movement credited by many as playing a vital role in the election of President Donald Trump. In addition to her Republican activities, Cindy has served in a variety of leadership roles in her community. Cindy and her husband, Fritz, have three children and live in Frisco Texas.

Christian, conservative businessman, activist, thinker, and writer. Author of several print and web-published articles. The general election is being held on November 6, Libertarian are also running in the Texas State Senate District 15 general election.

It is time for elected officials to start putting people first! The only way to accomplish that goal is to promote Godly principles! We can elect the most gifted, talented, and attractive individuals to office, but without promoting Godly principles, we will continually come up lacking.

In fact we will spend more time and energy trying to remove these individuals from office, than we used getting them elected. When I say Godly principles, I mean being honest, truthful, treating others as we want to be treated, and being people of integrity.

For our government to be successful, Godly principles must be upheld. That is why I am asking for your support in the November election. First, I am asking for your prayers. Second, I am asking for your financial support. And third, I am asking for your support as a volunteer in this campaign. Downtown Houston Pachyderms — May 17 Hon. Stan Stanart — Primary wrap-up, and what it tells us about the fall After graduation from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, Stan worked sixteen years in the aerospace industry.

He focused his extensive computer hardware and software knowledge on technology in avionic testing, missile defense, real-time simulation and system testing for the international space station. In he joined Compaq Computer Corporation where he was a developer and advanced system architect and held numerous managerial positions utilizing his technical expertise in computer product design and development.

He was instrumental in advancing the technological abilities of that office improving services for the citizens of Harris County. Stan was elected County Clerk of the third largest county in the country in November and has made many improvements to the office which include: He has far too many software certifications and accreditations to mention here along with solid budgeting, negotiating, and problem solving experience.

Since , Stan has volunteered many hours to our local civic and political process and was re-elected in November Mike Knox, will join us to fill us in on current issues and answer your questions. Please join us for what is sure to be an informative meeting! Larry Green, we are hosting the candidates seeking to replace him on Houston City Council. His experience has taught him patience, cooperation, compassion, the importance of delegating work and the benefit of compromise.

Anthony served as Assistant to Mayor Lee P. In this role he was directly involved on various issues, which included creating policy, coordinating special projects, including planning, research and presentations. Anthony was appointed Chair of the Super Neighborhood Alliance where he assisted in the development of 88 Super Neighborhood Councils in which residents of neighboring communities were encouraged to work together to identify, plan, and set priorities to address the needs and concerns of their community.

He was instrumental in efforts to create economic incentives to encourage Texans to reduce air pollution and establish a statewide Emissions Reduction Fund. While working in the Finance and Administration Department, Freddie served on the implementation committee of GEMS where he provided this department and other divisions training in screen usage, report writing, and workstation installation in Advance Financial Management Systems.

He created and reviewed DOA service contracts, building plans for renovation and airport daily emergency operation procedures. Department projects included designing and implementing City Council Cleanup, C3 Program, and employee events, establishing goals and objectives. In addition to his City of Houston roles. Freddie has worked with a national not-for-profit organization World Youth Foundation, Inc. Beyond his committee assignments and roles, Freddie has been a champion for seniors and individuals with disabilities, some of our most vulnerable residents along with life experience, work experience and work ethics will make him a strong advocates for the citizens and businesses of District K.

Larry retired after 33 years of coaching, teaching and mentoring students in several school districts in the Houston area. Larry has spent his entire adulthood as a resident of District K. Even, before the splitting of District D to create District K. The Houston Industrial Development Board which Larry served was authorized by a state of Texas law to fund specific public purposes from the development of commercial, industrial, and manufacturing enterprises to promoting and encouraging employment and public welfare.

Since that appointed Larry has served under 5 mayors the city of Houston. Larry has the heart of a servant. Larry is currently employed by Linda Blackmon for whom he has been working for the last 45 years. Larry understands the value for hard work and persistent in getting a job well. This is what he bring to District K , hard work and a job well done.

Together this employment marriage with Linda Blackmon produced 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. He still has to find time to get his honey do list done. So, time management is a friend of his.

Larry is most proud of his roots in District K having lived in the District over 30 years. Larry graduated from Jack Yates High School. He is very active Jack Yates Lion Alumni. He is involved in the current 2 billion dollars construction project for his alma mater.

After many prayers and permission and support from his employer Linda Blackmon. Larry is striving to become your next city councilman from District K with your Help!!

In his own words: When I was 14, my older brother was killed. I had no one to look up to. I wanted to help--my neighborhood was my family--but felt completely powerless. Neighbors grew older, my parents feared the worst, and community involvement was at an all time low. All the Sunday school classes, bible studies and church revivals I spent my days immersed in had no answers for my generation. How could I help my generation, who has no young leaders and no one to inspire them, find their footing and their voice?

That question has, in large part, driven me over the past 15 years. Looking for answers has taken me on a journey in military intelligence, biblical counseling, and public speaking, working and volunteering across various sectors including community service and education. The search has fueled my creative endeavors, inviting me to seek out ways to bring hope to a lost generation.

It has only been in the past few years that one answer to the question has revealed itself: Meet Lawrence "I am excited to run for City Council.

I look forward to bring a fresh perspective to City Hall and focusing on issues that matter to us now. Gun violence and bullying are the biggest issues right now. Prior to his role as President, Lawrence served as associate minister, singles and youth leader and outreach minister to a number of churches across Houston. He is a decorated disabled Army Veteran having been awarded two Army Achievement Medals for his outstanding achievement during his recovery and rehabilitation.

Lawrence is an avid reader and writer and enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. As a Candidate for City Council, Lawrence is focused on the mission of inspiring, empowering and engaging young leaders while building better, stronger communities.

Lawrence is married to Jasmine. They have 3 children age 7, 8, 9 and are expecting a baby girl in May His actions helped to ensure that residents of Fort Bend Houston were calling the right emergency responders in times of emergencies. He has been honored to receive numerous awards for excellence, dedication, and community service from the Department of the Navy, the State of Texas, the City of Houston, Southwest Houston , and many other organizations.

Carl David Evans is blessed with three sons and five grandchildren. She has worked in various capacities in multiple sectors including social services, finance, and non-profits.

Gerry is a life-long Republican getting her start working to elect Richard Nixon in She is currently a Republican Precinct Chair for Precinct She has never run for public office before now, choosing instead to support others in that endeavor.

However, the time has come to step on the stage and apply her skills and experience to solving the issues facing the City of Houston today. Immediately after graduating in , she was afforded the opportunity to work for former Mayor of Houston, Bill White, when he ran for Governor of Texas in against Republican Rick Perry.

As a campaign organizer she moved to Dallas to cover ground within Dallas County and the surrounding areas. She continues to volunteer, organize and mentor throughout her community. Although we will not bill people if they do not come, nor will we prohibit people who have not RSVPed from coming, please do your best to indicate, either at the previous meeting, by email or on Facebook a week in advance that you will be at the following meeting.

Video Please join Downtown Houston Pachyderm for lunch as we continue to feature Republican runoff candidates over the next month leading up to the May 22nd runoff election. Please look for event updates and plan to join us as we hear from our Republican runoff candidates! On April 26th, we will feature the following candidate: As a result, Dan is fluent in Spanish.

From an early age, Dan knew that he wanted to serve his country with the most elite fighting force in history: He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was still present, but badly damaged.

Dan was completely blind and the doctors did not believe he would ever see again. Tara stood by him every day and night, keeping faith and praying he would see again. After several difficult surgeries, he eventually regained sight in his left eye, a miracle according to the head surgeon.

Dan refused to quit and went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in and then South Korea in In September of this year, he was back in Houston, volunteering for days on end in areas of Katy devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

He saw first-hand the unthinkable losses that his neighbors suffered, but he also saw Texan grit and resilience. He wanted to do more, and this November Dan and Tara decided that the best way to serve the people of Texas would be in elected office. Dan is now running for the U. He believes in service before self, and understands that there is no higher calling than service to the American people.

His wife Tara is no stranger to service either: Dan is a staunch Republican and knows the importance of carrying the conservative movement through to the next generation.

On April 19th, we will feature the following candidate: While we still have a run-off to deal with for the GOP nomination, I am fired up and eager to move forward toward victory in November.

I want to thank everyone who supported and voted for me. It is deeply appreciated, and I hope to have your continued support to help win the run-off on May 22, and then turn this seat from blue to red in November.

Second, and most importantly, I want to provide the residents of the 29th district superior solutions to the problems facing our country today. I look forward to an honorable and lively debate on the issues with whomever is the victor in the Democratic primary. We will be announcing speakers as we get closer to meeting dates. On April 12th, we will feature the following candidate: I have served the community as a municipal attorney, including as legal advisor, prosecutor, and civil litigation attorney, for over 26 years.

As an attorney and judge, I took the oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, and I have upheld my oath throughout my professional career. As a legal advisor and an attorney for mayors, other city officials, supervisors, and employees of the city, I have provided legal advice and services regarding several different areas of law and issues. As a prosecutor, I helped resolve thousands of cases through negotiations and through jury trials, as well as judge trials.

As a civil litigation attorney, I have been lead counsel in numerous legal matters, including claims, lawsuits, appeals, hearings, and negotiating in mediations. I have also worked with outside counsel on such legal matters. As a judge, I made decisions based on the law and the facts.

I have gained valuable experience over the years meeting and working with thousands of people from all walks of life, including mayors, other city officials, chiefs of police, police officers, firefighters, supervisors, employees, legal secretaries, volunteers, judges, clerks, bailiffs, court reporters, attorneys, witnesses, jurors, and residents.

Areas of law practice, among others, include: We have been blessed with two wonderful children and attend First Christian Church of Pasadena.

We have also been very involved in the community for many years. I graduated from Sam Rayburn High School in I went on to study law at Pepperdine University law school in Malibu, California and London, England, then completed my Doctor of Jurisprudence at the University of Houston law school in On April 5th, we will feature the following candidate: He attended law school at South Texas College of Law in downtown Houston; the heart of the legal community, and law clerked for the respected U.

Supreme Court litigator J. Judge Williams graduated in and began his legal career in Houston as a general civil law practitioner. Judge Jeff Williams is a lifelong Conservative. He has volunteered to work on many conservative campaigns; served as the Republican Chairman and Election Judge for precinct for 4 years; and has been a delegate to many party conventions. Having been self employed since in a general civil practice, managing employees, paying taxes and making payroll; Judge Williams understands the needs of businessmen.

In his legal career, he has worked with both landlords and tenants, written and construed contracts and determined matters involving negligence. He has volunteered to write wills and powers of attorney for deploying Texas Army National Guard troops. With his decades of experience and legal knowledge as a practicing attorney, and now as Justice of the Peace, Judge Williams is able and does Rule strictly according to the law regardless of race, nationality, accents, religion or political party.

He is eminently qualified and willing to continue his service to the community both on and off the bench. Judge Williams feels it is important to give back to his community, and has ridden in an annual charity mile bicycle race that raises funds to help patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

Judge Williams and his wife Rita are longtime residents of Houston, and have raised their two sons here. David, an Eagle Scout, is now attending the University of Texas at Austin, and younger brother Justin is following the path to Eagle as well. The Williams have been a scouting family for 14 years. Rita speaks fluent Spanish and Judge Williams is conversant in Spanish. Both the Judge and his wife are actively involved in their houses of worship.

This week, we will feature the following candidate: Michelle believes Harris County needs a strong Republican jurist with conservative values that is faithful to the constitution. Michelle served as special of counsel to the Harris County Sheriff. Currently, her practices focuses on complex civil litigation including family law, probate, employment, and civil rights cases. Michelle is committed to the Houston community and volunteers at organizations including M. When Carmen was just 16 years old, just like in a Hollywood movie, the president of the Miss Venezuela pageant discovered her.

Her television awards include: Proof positive that beauty and brains are not mutually exclusive! Carmen Maria moved to Houston in the summer of , where she began working as a reporter for Telemundo-Houston, and worked her way up to news anchorwoman.

She went on to cover floods, the GOP Convention, and developed a health segment. She also lent her voice to the United Way and the Rainforest Foundations.

In , her career took a different path when she became pregnant with her first daughter. She now has three beautiful children: Her family is the most important aspect of her life. The education of her children is her top priority. Today, Carmen Maria continues to serve the Houston community through many charitable organizations. She has also been active within the Museum of Fine Arts participating on various committees and boards.

Carmen Maria is a Domestic Violence Survivor and is dedicating her life to help other women to overcome this tragic situation. Carmen Maria has proved to be a warrior. She is a Domestic Violence Survivor and is dedicating her life to help other women in this situation.

Specially to teach young girls to recognize a predator at first side. Carmen Maria is thankful for her life. She says there has never been a dull moment. Her life has been full of surprises, different experiences, and sudden changes--all of them wonderful!

This week, we will welcome author Dr. This week, we will have a make up day for candidates and Ed Johnson will give us an update on Early Voting. The following candidates have responded to attend: Dan Crenshaw for Congressional District 2. Please join Downtown Houston Pachyderm for lunch as we continue to feature contested primary candidates over the final two weeks leading up to the March primary, and will be announcing speakers as we get closer to meeting dates.

Please look for event updates and plan to join us as we hear from our contested Republican primary candidates!

This week, we will feature the following candidates: We have invited all the candidates who had email addresses on file with either the Secretary of State or the Harris County Republican Party.

If you know a candidate who has not spoken and is not scheduled, please ask them to contact us as soon as possible, so we can schedule them as well. Please join Downtown Houston Pachyderm for lunch as we feature contested primary candidates over the next couple of months leading up to the March primary, and will be announcing speakers as we get closer to meeting dates.

Stacey Webb Bond for th District Court There are over 30 contested primary races with over 80 candidates in all or part of Harris County on March 6. The 29th Congressional District was created after the census. The only representative it has ever had is Gene Green, who is retiring after 26 years in Congress, as well as serving as a state senator and a state representative. Four Republicans are seeking this seat: There are two candidates vying to replace her, Sophia Mafrige and David Tang.

Valoree Swanson was elected to represent District in north Harris County in She is opposed this year by James Wilson. Elsa Alcala, who is retiring.

Stacey Webb Bond previously served as judge of the th District Court. She is running for the th District Court, which is currently held by Hon. Susan Brown, who is retiring. Paul Simpson and Chris Carmona. Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club — February 8th Republican Primary Candidates Please join Downtown Houston Pachyderm for lunch as we continue to feature contested primary candidates over the next month leading up to the March primary, and will be announcing speakers as we get closer to meeting dates.

He is being challenged by Chris Carmona. Three Republicans have filed to replace Hon. Elsa Alcala, who is retiring at the end of this term. We will hear from two of them, Hon. Dib Waldrip and Jay Brandon this week. We will hear from the third candidate, Hon. Terry Jennings is retiring at the end of this term. The candidates vying to replace him, Hon. Terry Yates and Katy Boatman will share their qualifications with us. Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club — February 1st Republican Primary Candidates Please join Downtown Houston Pachyderm for lunch as we feature contested primary candidates over the next couple of months leading up to the March primary, and will be announcing speakers as we get closer to meeting dates.

Pete Olson is the incumbent. The th District Court handles protective orders exclusively. Governor Abbott appointed Hon. Judge Gooden and her two opponents, George Clevenger and Geric Tipsword, will address us about their plans for this Court. Rick Range is running for Land Commissioner. He will address us about his plans for the office. Kristin Tassin is running for Senator, Senate District This week, we will feature candidates who are seeking to replace Congressman Ted Poe in Congressional District 2 After a long career as prosecutor, then criminal court judge, Hon.

The lines of the district were re-drawn after the census, and his district is now totally within Harris County, and curls around to Southwest Houston.

After fourteen years in Congress, including numerous floor speeches that concluded with the phrase. Nine candidates are seeking to replace him.

This week, we will welcome eight of the nine candidates for the Second Congressional District. We hope to see you there as well.

Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club January 18th Republican Primary Candidates Please join Downtown Houston Pachyderm for lunch as we feature contested primary candidates over the next couple of months leading up to the March primary, and will be announcing speakers as we get closer to meeting dates.

This week, we will feature candidates for Justice of the Peace Pct. We have confirmed two of the three candidates for Justice of the Peace Pct. Judge Jeff Williams running for re-election and J. The third candidate, Mike Wolfe, is scheduled for a makeup date on March 1st. Bill Burke is retiring at the end of this term in office from the th Civil District Court. Both candidates for this court, the Hon.

Erin Lunceford and Sharon Hemphill, will speak at our meeting. All three of the candidates seeking to replace her will be speaking at our meeting: Stacey Webb Bond and Maritza Antu, will tell us about their qualifications to sit on this bench.

Three candidates are running to replace the Hon. Kevin Roberts in House District Sam Harless, husband of former State Rep. Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club January 11th Republican Primary Candidates Please join Downtown Houston Pachyderm for lunch as we feature contested primary candidates over the next couple of months leading up to the March primary, and will be announcing speakers as we get closer to meeting dates.

About Judge Jay Karahan: Judge Karahan was born and raised in Tampa Florida. He was very active in high school music activities and student government, and worked daily in his fathers unairconditioned warehouse to earn money for college. He attended Florida State University and graduated with an honors degree in Music Theory and a certificate in vocal performance.

During college he worked at two jobs to support himself, including one working in the kitchen of a sorority house where two young woman were slain by the infamous Ted Bundy. This tragic incident was a turning point for Judge Karahan, and he determined to become a lawyer in order to prosecute the perpetrators of similar crimes.

Judge Karahan attended law classes at night and interned during the day at the Harris County District Attorneys Office in the intake and grand jury divisions. He graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in He was a member of the District Attorneys child abuse committee and specialized in child abuse prosecutions, a difficult but vital assignment.

In , the U. As a federal prosecutor he served in the Major Offender Division, Bank Fraud Task Force, and as a district coordinator for child exploitation investigations and prosecutions. While there he successfully prosecuted two FBI Top Ten fugitives for an interstate kidnapping and robbery spree, for which he received the U.

Attorney Generals Special Achievement Award. As both a state and federal prosecutor Judge Karahan tried to jury verdict over serious felony cases. As a defender he tried an additional 30 serious felony jury trials. Judge Karahan speaks on criminal justice issues and concerns at CLE seminars, at colleges and universities locally and abroad, at Houston area public and private schools and in the community, with a particular emphasis on domestic violence.

Judge Karahan has also lectured and published articles on the use of expert witnesses concerning the reliability of eyewitness testimony in criminal cases, as well as law practice in the Harris County Criminal-Courts-at-Law. Judge Karahan also serves as visiting judge for moot court and mock trial competitions at South Texas College of Law.

He spends additional time with youthful offenders, especially year old adult probationers who meet with him for mentoring and compliance evaluations. These sentencing practices in SOBER court reduce probationer recidivism re-offending and increase successful probations in our courts. Judge Karahans sentencing practices are designed to motivate and empower offenders to return to integrity with the community and to live productive, law-abiding lives.

Judge Karahan is a committee member of the Indigent Defense Committee which is now exploring the feasibility for this program in Harris County. Outside of the courtroom, Judge Karahan is a member of St. Martins Episcopal Church where he serves as a chalice bearer, a lay reader, a member of the Shepherds Guild, and sings in the choir.

He is active in community theatre, and was one of the founding members of Night Court in , an all lawyer musical review that has raised nearly a million dollars for charity. Judge Karahan is a frequent singer of the National Anthem at regional events, and in his spare time he enjoys reading, cooking with his family, and competitive carom billiards. About Judge Theresa Chang: She was unanimously appointed by the Commissioners Court and elected by the voters of Harris County in and It is extremely important to Judge Theresa Chang that Constitution is guarded and individual rights are protected, and the cases in her court are resolved in a fair and speedy fashion.

Judge Chang obtained her M. Judge Changs husband, Peter, is a cardiologist. They have been married for 35 years. They have two sons, Winston and Spencer. They are active members of Ascension Catholic Church. Trey is a 6th generation Texan. His forefathers were among the most respected cattlemen of their time. His great, great uncle drove the first cattle onto the XIT Ranch, and gave the ranch its name.

The son of a sheet-metal worker father and a horse-trainer mother, Trey Blocker was raised with Christian values and a strong work ethic; learning at an early age the importance and true meaning of honesty, personal integrity, and the value of a hard days work.

Today, CLDF is continuing to defend conservative values and protect Texans by suing Sanctuary Cities that continue to harbor criminal aliens and defy the ban on Sanctuary Cities passed by the Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Abbott.

Trey is the conservative podcast host of The Trey Blocker Show. He founded the podcast to educate, motivate, and entertain in a way that improves political and social discourse, featuring in-depth interviews of leading conservative leaders, elected officials, and activists in Texas.

A former lobbyist, Trey left his practice after witnessing firsthand the corruptive nature of politics in Austin and deciding that public service through elected office was the best way to affect positive change for his beloved state.

He announced his campaign for Texas Agriculture Commissioner on November 29th, with a pledge to restore honesty, integrity, and fiscal responsibility back to the Department of Agriculture. Trey is life-long outdoorsman and hunting and shooting enthusiast. He earned a bachelor of arts degree with honors from Hampden-Sydney College, where he served as student body president, and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

He also attended the Dallas Theological Seminary. Trey resides in Fredericksburg, Texas. At the Tax Office, he introduced Smart Government and developed a customer service-driven organization.

His team created the first major online Property Tax Payment System and the first county tax office website with online Automotive Registration in Texas. His motto was Get on-line, not in-line. After a decade of public service, Paul started his own business in With a focus on customer service, technology, and best business practices, Bettencourt Tax Advisors, LLC assists in reducing property tax bills for its clients and has successfully expanded to over 30 employees.

Paul ran for the Texas Senate in District 7 and won with We will also conduct elections for Board members. As our community works to recover from Hurricane Harvey, we are happy to resume our weekly Thursday lunch meetings at a new location: We look forward to this new chapter for the Club, and are grateful for the many wonderful years we had meeting at the Spaghetti Warehouse.

Please reply to the Facebook event so we can estimate attendance. She has practiced law since , working for both private law firms and in the non-profit sector as a contract attorney with Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse for 11 consecutive years.

Angelina has been a speaker on protective orders and domestic violence issues over the years. Throughout her career, Angelina has been appointed by four Harris County Family Law Judges to serve as a Special Master to hear family law cases and served as a Continuing Legal Education Presenter in family law seminars.

Angelina is the youngest child of military veterans. She is a longstanding member of the New Covenant Christian Church. Angelina is a loving wife for over 27 years, a mother of four and grandmother of three. We will hear from Rev. We look forward to seeing everyone! Upon honorable discharge from the U. Navy in , Morad Fiki has tackled the high end luxury Houston residential real estate market. Morad has always strived to use Innovative and unorthodox marketing strategies for high end Luxury residential Properties.

Constantly thinking "outside of the box," Morad consistently uses enhanced Social media techniques to target online buyers for his high end listings. Davey Edwards, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner As our community works to recover from Hurricane Harvey, we are happy to resume our weekly Thursday lunch meetings at a new location: Edwards, per his website: Im a 6th generation Texan that is qualified in land administration systems and passionate about my Texas heritage.

The Texas General Land Office, the first created agency in , is an unknown but important agency in Texas tasked with generating revenue for the Permanent School Fund which supports public education in Texas.

The GLO is also responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the Alamo. I am standing up for Texas and pursuing this prestigious office. My goal is to be the voice of Texans by addressing the following issues: Protecting the Texas General Land Office from the neglect and abuse of politicians by being a steward of Texas sovereign lands using my expertise. Properly applying the statutes for the preservation and maintenance of the Alamo through transparent leadership and perpetuation of the Alamo Complex using historical architecture and restoring remembrances of those who died for Texas sovereignty in the battle!

Continue to fight against intrusions of Federal land claims against Texans and the interest of the State of Texas. Providing the lowest interest rate loans for Veterans who seek to purchase Texas lands and homes. Monitoring and conservation of Texas mystique coastline without forcibly infringing on the private property rights of Texans. Educate Texans and the world on the importance of the Texas General Land Office and proper land administration systems management.

To date, we have confirmed the following: Daniel Albert Also, we will have a discussion of the Bond issues and proposals on the November ballot, with State Representative Jim Murphy and local businessman James Noteware providing different viewpoints. The challenge is taking a complicated subject and making it simple, but I really enjoy it," he said.

I feel like I have a chance to give back to the world," Frank said. Many viewers recall Radar the Weather Dog with Frank from to Radar now lives happily fat and retired pursuing other interests! Blankinship has served in law enforcement for 35 years.

In , after the death of his partner in the line of duty, Blankinship founded the Assist the Officer Foundation to provide short-term, immediate financial assistance for officers critically injured or disabled in the line of duty. Elaine Stolte, Childrens Assessment Center The Childrens Assessment Center [CAC] provides a safe haven to sexually abused children and their families - a place where they can receive the kind of care and treatment they so richly deserve. They employ an extraordinarily effective multidisciplinary team approach in the prevention, assessment, investigation, referral for prosecution and treatment of child sexual abuse.

Their goal is to promote the complete healing of child victims of sexual abuse and their families. Elaine Stolte is the executive director of the CAC. The CAC is also one of the largest child abuse advocacy centers of its kind in the nation. He was born in Cotulla, and raised in Laredo. He and his wife, Suzie, have 4 daughters, and they currently live in Wimberley.

He is the only currently serving Judge on the Court to have also worked for the Court as a briefing attorney. After briefing at the Court, Judge Yeary worked for three years in a private firm, practicing civil litigation and criminal defense. Immediately prior to his election, he was employed for 19 years as an appellate lawyer in large DAs offices across Texas. He has appeared as counsel and argued before both the Court of Criminal Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court, and he has prepared and filed briefs in cases before the United States Supreme Court.

He received both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from St. A pro-life conservative, Paul has been a Republican political leader since he was in high school.

Growing up in and near New Orleans, Paul joined the Louisiana Teen-Age Republicans at age thirteen, and was elected state chair by the time he was sixteen. Pauls summer jobs besides construction and offshore oil field work included working for a national conservative organization in recruiting and mobilizing young people for conservative Republican congressional campaigns in Michigan and Iowa.

After graduating from Rice with degrees in history and engineering, Paul went to work as an engineer in the oil industry. He designed and oversaw drilling and producing wells in different areas of the country and offshore, supervised engineering teams, and managed multi-million-dollar projects constructing and installing onshore and offshore platforms, facilities, and pipelines.

While working full-time in the oil and gas business, Paul put himself through law school at night, graduating with honors from the University of Houston law school.

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