In case you were unaware, there is an election happening in Pasadena, Texas. Mayor Johnny Isbell is term limited and this is the first election since Judge Lee Rosenthal’s ruling that Pasadena deliberately diluted the Hispanic vote. The Justice Department is sending observers to monitor Saturday’s election.
The mayoral race includes Robert Talton, House District 144 State Representative from 1993 until 2009. Talton’s true conservative credentials threaten establishment Republicans; so, local Republican officials are doing everything in their power to make certain that Talton is unsuccessful in this election.
I have known Robert Talton for many years and, thankfully, Pasadena voters know Robert Talton – a consistent, common sense conservative. Talton is a strong leader who knows the law and is able to keep his community safe. In 2007, Talton sponsored the first anti-sanctuary city bill.
Talton has been a resident of Pasadena since 1949. In 1963, Talton graduated from Pasadena High School and later graduated from the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law. Talton has served Pasadena as a police officer, police legal advisor, prosecutor, city attorney, municipal judge, and state representative.
Talton has served as general counsel to the local Republican Harris County Party and is an expert on legislative procedure. Talton led many bills through the Texas House when he was there and was an expert in killing bad bills. There is nowhere in Harris County where you do not see his influence.
Robert is always one of those guys who quickly lands on the right answer. Robert Talton’s anti-corruption efforts at the state and local level are well-known. In fact, that is why the establishment has fought against Robert for years. It would be nice for the people of Pasadena to have the guy who everyone else looks to for guidance at their helm.
Talton and his wife, Sue, attended Richey Street Baptist Church for almost fifty years and are now members of Sagemont Church.
I hope that Pasadena voters prove the Houston establishment wrong and elect Talton as mayor.
On Saturday May 6, go vote at one of the Pasadena voting locations. Tell your church groups, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to find their polling location and vote on Saturday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.!