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General Election Official Results

The statewide canvass for the November 6, 2018 General Election has been certified by Governor Abbott. Click HERE to view official results.

(Results courtesy of the Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos)

Gary Fickes named chair of Regional Transportation Council

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Fickes will lead the RTC during the Texas Legislature’s 86th session, which begins in January.

Fickes has been a primary member of the RTC since 2010, according to a news release from the North Central Texas Council of Governments, a voluntary group of municipal governments in North Central Texas that coordinates to advance the priorities of the region.

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Tom Harrison sues to cancel Plano recall election spurred by his anti-Islam Facebook posts

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(Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)

A Plano City Council member is suing the city in an effort to derail the November recall election that could remove him from office for links disparaging Islam that were discovered on his personal Facebook page in February.

The council member, Tom Harrison, on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the state’s Fifth Court of Appeals alleging the city of Plano recognized a recall petition that failed to meet the number of signatures required by the city charter. Harrison has also requested the court prevent the secretary of state from placing Harrison’s name on the ballot as the parties await the result of the lawsuit.

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Final voting results show Becky St. John wins Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees Place 2 seat

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Becky St. John (Photo: Community Impact Newspaper)

Final voting results show Becky St. John winning the election for the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees Place 2.

With all precincts reporting, St. John has 3,957 votes, or 63.91 percent of the votes. Her opponent Amy Putnam collected 2,235 or 36.09 percent of the votes.

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C.B. “Buck” Stevens seeks re-election for Brazoria County Pct. 3 Constable*

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StevensC.B. “Buck” Stevens is seeking re-election for Brazoria County Precinct 3 Constable. He has served in this position since 1997.

Stevens has deep roots in Pearland. His family moved to the community in the 1960’s. Stevens’ father, B.J. Stevens, was a well-known police officer in Pearland after retiring from the Houston Police Department. After college, Buck did attend the police academy at Alvin Community College in 1979, but went to work in the petrochemical industry.

In 1984, Stevens began his law enforcement career at the Hitchcock Police Department, and later served five years with the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office. Stevens also served as a Fire Marshal for Brookside Village for five years.

In 1997, Stevens successfully unseated the incumbent Constable and has remained in office since that time.

While in office, Stevens has raised the bar for all Constables in Brazoria County by being innovative, progressive and a leader in the civil and administrative areas of law. He was one of the first 30 Constables in the State of Texas to receive a Civil Process Proficiency Certification and achieve the designation of CLI (Constable Leadership Institute).

Stevens specializes in Civil Process and Warrant Service, and has ensured that his entire staff has the latest in resources, training and equipment. He is currently certified as a Master Peace Officer, Police Instructor, a Telecommunications Operator, a Crime Prevention Specialist, Environmental Law Officer, holds Mental Health Certification and is trained as a Hostage Negotiator and Police Chaplain. He also instructs in bike, helmet and child seat safety.

Deeply involved in the community, Stevens is active in the Lions Club of Pearland, Keep Pearland Beautiful, Pearland Area Citizens Corps, Inc., Brazoria County Republican Party, Pearland Area Republican Club, West Pearland Republican Club, Alvin Republican Women’s Club, Tri-County Republican Women’s Club, is a Lifetime member Brazoria County and Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, serves as a Boy Scouts Pack Leader and Committee Chair, is a member of the Texas and National Justice of the Peace and Constables Association and is a member of Counseling Connections for Change.

Buck has two sons, Beau and Wyatt who attend Pearland ISD. Buck enjoys dancing, traveling, movies, antique stores, cooking and working in the yard and with woodcrafts.

For more information and contact numbers, visit http://www.electbuckstevens.com/.

*This is a sponsored post. Pearland Connection does not endorse any particular candidate.

ED THOMPSON FILES FOR THIRD TERM TO REPRESENT DISTRICT 29

On Nov. 14, State Representative Ed Thompson filed as a candidate for re-election to the House of Representatives for Texas House District 29 in Brazoria County.  Thompson was elected in 2012 and is now in his second term representing the area that that includes the cities of Pearland, Alvin, Hillcrest, Manvel, Rosharon, Iowa Colony, Brookside Village, and Liverpool in Northeast Brazoria County.

One of the most conservative leaders in the Texas House, he has received several awards for his voting record, including the following awards in 2015 alone: Effective Conservative Lawmaker by the Conservative Roundtable of Texas, Fighter for Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business, 100% Rating by Texas Right to Life, and Courageous Conservative by the Texas Conservative Coalition.

Ever since Thompson’s first term, his priorities have remained the same: to keep taxes low, return funds to Texas education, and solve long-term water and transportation needs faced by the State of Texas. Thompson has presented a number of crucial pieces of legislation on issues including libraries, recycling, veterans’ affairs, school finance, election laws, and public safety. He has been a member of the House Environmental Regulation Committee since 2013 and is currently the Vice Chairman of the House Land and Resource Management Committee.

“It is my sincere hope that the voters of District 29 send me back to Austin for a third term so I can build on the important work of helping the schools, businesses, industries, and families who make up the District 29 community,” said Thompson. “It has truly been an honor to serve the people of District 29 over the past two terms.”

Ed Thompson is an insurance agent in Pearland and has been a small businessman there since 1982. He is very active in the community, serving as Mayor Pro-Tem of Pearland, President of the Pearland Economic Development Corporation, Chairman of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, and on the Board of Trustees for Pearland ISD. A graduate of the University of Houston, Ed and his wife Freddie are members of Sagemont Church.

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Elected Officials Meet and Greet Oct. 20

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West Pearland Republican Women meeting Oct. 1

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The next regular meeting of the West Pearland Republican Women will be held Thursday Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Spring Creek BBQ, located at 9005 W. Broadway.

We are planning a “Get Out the Vote Program” for the evening. Geoff Tonini of “Decisive Campaigns” will be our speaker. His topic is “How to win big when playing small ball.”

With the 2016 primary elections in early spring, this is an important meeting. The community is welcome to attend.

For more information, visit http://wprw.org/.

Guide to Proposed Constitutional Amendments Now Available

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 5.38.02 PMFor those that would like to learn more about the amendments up for vote on November 3, you may download the guide HERE.

Pete Gamboa announces bid for Brazoria County Constable Pct. 4*

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HeadshotPete Gamboa is seeking the position of Brazoria County Pct. 4 Constable. He has 29 years in law enforcement serving Brazoria County.

Gamboa has held his current position as an Investigator for the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office assigned to Grand Jury and civil investigations for 16 years. He also assists all agencies in Brazoria County with criminal investigations.

Previously, Gamboa worked at the Brazoria County Sherriff’s Office in the jail, as a patrol officer and in the Narcotics Unit, with assignments to the FBI and DEA Task Force. His other law enforcement positions include Patrol Officer for Clute Police Department and Patrol Officer for Richwood Police Department.

Gamboa holds a Master Peace Officer, Drug Unit Commander’s Academy and Professional Criminal Investigator Certificates. He is a member of the Brazoria County Peace Officers Association, the Homicide Investigators of Texas, the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, the Brazoria, West Columbia, Sweeny and Alvin/Manvel Chambers of Commerce. He is also active with the Brazoria Lions Club, the Brazoria County Fair Association, the Brazoria County Cattlemen’s Association and the Blue Knights Texas VI.

Gamboa and his wife Rita recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary and have been a lifetime resident of Brazoria County Pct 4. Rita has been an employee of the Dow Chemical Company for 30 years and they have two daughters. Brittaney is a graduate of Texas State University and is currently working in Pearland and Taylor is a sophomore at Texas State University. They are all graduates of Columbia High School.

The Gamboa’s have always been involved in the community by coaching softball, sitting on the Brazoria Softball board for several years, coaching soccer and are past members of the CBISD Athletic Booster Club. Gamboa donates his time regularly to Project Graduation and other school functions. He volunteers as a guest speaker for career days and is always cooking and helping out for many fundraisers over the years to help support the community and individuals in need.

Come out and meet Gamboa at his Fall Campaign Fundraiser on Sept. 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 2320 Hatfield Road in Pearland. Dinner and silent auction start at 5:00 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.

* This is a sponsored post. Pearland Connection does not endorse any particular candidate.

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