Asian American Political Action Committee
Unity is Power
For Immediate Release October 5, 2011
Contact: Gene Wu (832-578-3283)
Asian American PAC Endorses Candidates for City of Houston Elections
Houston, TX – The Houston 80-20 Asian American political action committee has endorsed Annise Parker 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. Houston 80-20 PAC has served as a guide by putting together a list of endorsed candidates who we believe will best serve the interests of the Asian American community.
Past Houston 80-20 PAC endorsements have been pivotal in determining the outcome of local elections. Our Endorsement Committee carefully screens candidates through both written questionnaires and personal interviews. A 2/3rds super majority vote of the Endorsement Committee (made up of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents), is required for endorsement in any race. Houston 80-20 PAC will promote the endorsed candidates through ethnic media, mailers, phone calls, block walking to registered Asian American voter households, and providing transportation for senior voters to the polls.
The Houston 80-20 PAC has endorsed the following candidates for the 2011 City of Houston Elections:
Mayor Honorable Annise Parker
Controller Honorable Ronald Green
City Council At Large Pos. 1 Honorable Stephen Costello
City Council At Large Pos. 3 Honorable Melissa Noriega
City Council At Large Pos. 4 Honorable C. O. Bradford
City Council At Large Pos. 5 Honorable Jolanda Jones
City Council District A Honorable Brenda Stardig
City Council District C Ellen Cohen
City Council District E Honorable Mike Sullivan
City Council District F Honorable Al Hoang
City Council District G Honorable Oliver Pennington
City Council District H Honorable Ed Gonzalez
City Council District J Mike Laster
City Council District K Larry Green
Houston 80-20 PAC strongly 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, October 23, 2011, Golden Palace Restaurant, 8520 Bellaire, 77036. A table of 10 is $300 with individual tickets at $40 apiece. Please contact Peter Hwang, firstname.lastname@example.org, 832-818-1000, for reservations.
H80-20 is registered with the Texas Ethics Commission as a Political Action Committee (PAC). Financial reports are filed with the Commission.