Category : Advocacy

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EVERY VOTE! EVERY TIME!

April showers bring May flowers…and if you haven’t noticed—municipal election campaign signs.  Every available corner in Frisco has a bounty of colorful signs announcing the offices the various candidates are seeking and communicating their styles and personalities.  This should be a clue to many of our residents that another election is again upon us and, yet, I am often amazed at the number of my Frisconians who are unaware of the upcoming election.  This becomes frighteningly clear when considering voter turnout numbers in our beloved community.  In 2017, even during a Mayoral election cycle, only around 14,000 voters turned out Read more188
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If You Want Your Voice to Be Heard Then You Need to Show Up in March!

A recent study from UT Austin ranked Texas 47th in voter turnout and 44th in voter registration.  In 2014 (the last non-presidential primary election), only 2 million of the over 14 million registered voters showed up to vote in the primary election.  Doing their civic duty, the number of voters in November was up to 5 million.  Here’s the rub: if you wait until November to do your civic duty, you are more than late to the game. In Texas, November elections are typically won during the primary in March. Our voting districts are pretty regular in political leanings; meaning, Read more188
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Don’t be Fooled…the Work is Just Beginning!

The weather is clear and sunny in Houston and southeast Texas. The waters have all receded in the majority of the areas. The camera crews and reporters have mostly left the affected areas. Hurricane Harvey was well over a month ago…all is good today, right? Hardly!!  Although Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas over a month ago, the area is far from fine.  Yes, the water has gone down, and the reporters have left, but the devastation and damage from the storms is still being felt…and will be felt for many months, if not years, to come. As evidence of that, Read more188