Members of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus met on September 28 to consider endorsements in the November 5 Houston municipal races and races for Houston Independent School District and Houston Community College System.
Mayor Annise Parker and twenty-five other candidates attended the four-hour meeting, during which candidate qualifications and support of equality issues were discussed and debated at length. All eligible candidates previously completed an extensive candidate questionnaire and sat for an interview with members of the Caucus Screening Committee.
“As always, our members engaged in spirited and passionate debate over which candidates are best equipped to serve Houstonians and the GLBT community,” said Caucus president Noel Freeman. “It is a very difficult process when you have so many great candidates competing for our support.”
The full list of endorsed candidates is as follows:
• Mayor: Annise D. Parker
• Controller: Ronald C. Green
• City Council, District B: Jerry Davis
• City Council, District C: Ellen R. Cohen
• City Council, District D: Assata Richards
• City Council, District H: Ed Gonzalez
• City Council, District I: Graciana “Graci” Garces
• City Council, District J: Mike Laster
• City Council, District K: Larry Green
• City Council, At-Large Position 1: Stephen C. Costello
• City Council, At-Large Position 2: David W. Robinson
• City Council, At-Large Position 3: Jenifer Rene Pool
• City Council, At-Large Position 4: C.O. “Brad” Bradford
• City Council, At-Large Position 5: Jack Christie
• Houston ISD Trustee District 1: Anna Eastman
• HCC Trustee District I: Zeph Capo
The Houston GLBT Political Caucus was founded in 1975 and is the oldest LGBT civil rights organization in the South.