|Houston, TX – The Houston 80-20 Asian American political action committee (H80-20 PAC) has endorsed Gene Locke for the Mayor of Houston. |
The Houston 80-20 PAC is a non-partisan organization dedicated to keeping the Asian American community in the greater Houston area informed and engaged in the political process. Since many Asian American voters usually have little knowledge about the credentials or policies of the candidates, Houston 80-20 PAC has served as a guide by putting together a list of endorsed candidates for those races of interest to the Asian American community. Past H80-20 PAC endorsements have been pivotal in determining the outcome of close local races.
H80-20 PAC carefully screens candidates through written questionnaires and interviews. A 2/3 super majority vote of the Endorsement Committee, made up of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents representing the diverse Asian American community in Houston, is required for endorsement in any race. Houston 80-20 PAC will promote the endorsed candidates through ethnic media, mailers, phone calls, and block walking to registered Asian American voter households. H80-20 PAC also provides transportation for senior voters to the polls
The Houston 80-20 PAC has endorsed the following candidates for elected office for the City of Houston election in November, 2009:
Mayor Gene Locke
City Council At Large Pos. 1 Herman Litt
City Council At Large Pos. 2 Honorable Sue Lovell
City Council At Large Pos. 3 Honorable Melissa Noriega
City Council At Large Pos. 4 C. O. Bradford
City Council At Large Pos. 5 Honorable Jolanda Jones
City Council District A Lane Lewis
City Council District C Honorable Anne Clutterbuck
City Council District E Honorable Mike Sullivan
City Council District F Joe Chow
City Council District G Oliver Pennington
City Council District H Honorable Ed Gonzalez
H80-20 PAC urges the Asian American community to vote for the above slate of endorsed candidates. In addition, Houston 80-20 PAC invites the community to attend a dinner for all our endorsed candidates at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 at Chinese Halal Restaurant, 9896-A Bellaire Blvd (next to Golden Foods Supermarket inside the Sterling Plaza). A table of 10 is $300 with individual tickets at $40 apiece. Please contact Peter Hwang, email@example.com, 832-818-1000, for ticket information.
H80-20 is registered with the Texas Ethics Commission as a Political Action Committee (PAC). Financial reports are filed with the Commission.