Story for Congress Campaign Update
I apologize for the delay in providing an update on our campaign activities. As most people have, we have been busy getting ready for Christmas. Even with the weakened economy, we have to make Christmas right for our fur grandchildren.
I will hit the highlights of the past month in this update, beginning with December 2 where we joined with members of the American Legion in providing a very important service to our bedridden Veterans that are hospitalized in the Houston VA Hospital. After receiving a list from these heroes, we went shopping for them in order to provide gifts to their family members. We then wrapped, packed and shipped these gifts to their homes so that they would be waiting for them on Christmas morning.
Bright and early on December 3, I arrived at the HCRP Headquarters in order to file for placement on the 2010 Primary Ballot. I was the 3rd candidate in line, being the first to file for a federal office in Harris County. We were soon joined by a number of other Republican candidates filing for various positions.
On December 7, we attended the HCRP Executive Committee meeting at HCC. In addition to speaking with a large number of our Precinct Chairs, Cheri and I collected toys, food, and clothing to be distributed at a church run Day Care Center located on the North Side. These kids would have little to no Christmas without our help.
December 9 found us at the Donna Detamore and Paul Dwight Meet and Greet where we met with a number of our joint supporters.
On December 11, I was invited to attend a special luncheon with a group of local Charity Activists. Tony Brown, a local hero to many was honored at this event. In addition, a number of others were honored for their continuous efforts and successes in raising funds for local charities.
On December 12, I was asked to fulfill the role of emergency Presiding Judge for the Houston City Runoff Elections. It was once again an honor to work in this capacity, making sure that our citizens had the opportunity to cast a secure ballot for their choice for Mayor and City Council.
December 13 was a special day for us. My four grandchildren were in a Christmas play at our church, North Central Assembly of God. My oldest grandson had one of the lead roles and performed flawlessly. Yes, we are very proud of all of our grandchildren.
On December 15, we attended the Christmas Party for one of the most conservative Republican Clubs in the Country, the Cherry Tree Republicans. This party was enjoyed by all in attendance. Bill Drout and his team put together a great event.
On December 16, we attended the Republican National Hispanic Assembly Christmas party. Again, we had a great time with conservatives from the area, many from CD 29. Our friends in the RNHA again brought toys for the Day Care Center located on the North Side fro distribution on Dec 23.
Cheri, Reece (one of my grandsons) and I joined with Jared Woodfill, Dorothy Olmos, and a few others in giving out well over a hundred turkeys to families in CD 29 that would not have had a Christmas Dinner without the generous donation from a local Republican and this event. This event was held on Dec 18.
Also on December 18, I received a call from Fox News Radio in New York requesting an interview. The interview was to be held at 9:30 that evening. When I received the call, I was very surprised to find that our campaign managed to catch the attention of none other than extreme leftist, Allen Combs. We must be doing something right to rate the ire and attention of this left wing attack dog.
On December 19, we were once again involved in giving toys and food to families hit hard by the economy in District 29. Toys and food were donated for this event but we began to run short. Cheri and I found a store close by and were able to purchase a number of gifts for the additional children that showed up so that no one would leave without knowing that we cared about them and their family.
On December 19, along with all local challengers, we were honored to be interviewed on Natalie Arceneaux’s show.
We attended State Representative, Ken Legler’s Christmas Party. This event was attended by many in District 29 and proved to be a very good place to be. Representative Legler is a true conservative that represents many in CD 29.
On December 20, we were invited to attend the Spirit of Life Church in Pasadena. We experienced a wonderful service where the choir blessed us with a Christmas cantata unlike any I have ever seen. The music, singing, and oratory were truly a blessing to all in attendance. I was introduced and received a very warm welcome with many wanting to get behind the campaign.
On December 23, Cheri and I brought the gifts, food, and clothing both donated by caring conservatives to the Day Care Center mentioned above. Upon arrival, we saw some of the most well behave children I have ever seen. It was very obvious the Day Care Center was having a profound effect on the lives of these children. These little eyes brightened as they saw the outpouring of love in the form of possibly the only Christmas gift any of then would have. Over and over again, these children said “thank you”. What a joy to serve those that are in need.
That brings us to today. It is time to enjoy my family for Christmas.
From my whole family, and from the bottom of our hearts, we wish each of you a joyous Christmas and a very prosperous New Year. Let’s remember Jesus is the only Reason for this Season.
US Congressional Candidate
Texas District 29