A few interesting political events this week in Harris County:
Factions within the Republican Party – April 22nd – in Kemah
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: Sundance Grill II At Waterford Harbor Marina, 800 Mariners Dr Kemah, TX 77565 (map)
The Clear Lake Area Republicans will be hosting an educational forum entitled “Factions within the Republicans Party”.
The Republican Party is composed of numerous factions which generally espouses American conservatism; however, like any party, the Republican Party includes a very diverse philosophy on certain issues
Come join us for this forum as local leaders of the GOP, Libertarian and Tea Party discuss current events, legislation, and other issues that affect our daily lives.
Dinner and Drinks are at your own expense.
Facebook event URL is https://www.facebook.com/events/147830152062069
Greater Houston Pachyderm Club
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Place: Tony’s Restaurant, 3755 Richmond Ave. @ Timmons in Greenway Plaza
David Dewhurst, Lt. Governor of the State of Texas
Don’t miss this meeting. Texas has never had a more qualified public servant managing the affairs of the Texas Senate. A native Houstonian, David Dewhurst is a proud veteran, businessman, rancher and devoted family man. He has served as Texas Lieutenant Governor since 2003.
After college, Dewhurst entered the U.S. Air Force, where he served as an Intelligence Officer. He continued his service to our nation as a Clandestine Services Case Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency overseas. In the 1990s, David served on the U.S. Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community. Years later, he was appointed Chairman of the Governor’s Task Force Committee on Homeland Security in the wake of 9/11, where he helped structure Texas’ defense against terrorism.
After leaving the CIA, David returned to Houston and built his own business from the ground up. Initially successful, David and his company were hit hard by the 1980s oil and real estate bust. Though David was beaten up, he never gave up. Soon, his company, Falcon Seaboard, was a thriving energy and investments firm.
Gov. Dewhurst is a steadfast fiscal conservative and stands tall for Texas. Please join us for this extra-special meeting of the Greater Houston Pachyderm Club.
Clear Creek ISD School Trustee Candidate Forum
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: 311 Pennsylvania Ave., Webster, TX 77598 (map)
The Clear Lake Area Republicans will be hosting a Candidate Forum for the Clear Creek I.S.D. School Board Trustees race at the Webster Civic Center. We invite you to attend.
Facebook event URL is https://www.facebook.com/events/361535973967102
Deer Park Candidate Forum
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: La Quinta Inn & Suites Deer Park, 1400 East Blvd, Deer Park TX 77536-1855 (map)
With less than a month left before Deer Park residents elect positions 1, 2, 3 and a new Mayor, many may feel like they don’t know the candidates. They will have a chance to learn more on Wednesday, April 24, when a candidates’ forum will be hosted by the Clear Lake Area Republicans, a Political Action Committee.
President Daniel McCool says the idea is to interview candidates for the job they are running for. This forum is one of several the group is planning for local elections and is part of their “outreach and educational” program.
“I just want the voters to be informed,” he said.
McCool said candidates who sign up to attend will be staged in a green room off to the side of the main meeting room where they will eventually be selected the old fashioned way: by drawing straws. The winner of the straw drawing will be the first to be interviewing alone in front of voters and host members.
While there will be a moderator, a slide show/voiced audio program will administer the questions to each candidate to keep it consistent. Each candidate will be given 1-3 minutes — depending on the question — to respond.
Each candidate will be asked six different questions ranging from questions specific to Deer Park issues, along with general questions designed to ferret out each candidate’s thoughts on social and fiscal issues. Questions will not be solicited from the audience.
Residents will get their chance to meet candidates for council and mayor, Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn, located at 1400 East Boulevard.
For more information on the forum, please email [email protected].
Facebook event URL is https://www.facebook.com/events/223535904437924
That last event in Deer Park should be fun. I had a cup of coffee with Council Candidate Bennie Boles last week and will post something about it tomorrow. Thanks to Daniel for hosting the event.