Jim Dougherty is the Democratic nominee for the 2nd Congressional District of Texas.
Above you see a picture of Mr. Dougherty.
The Republican candidate is incumbent Ted Poe.
The Green nominee is Mark Roberts.
Here is the website for Mr. Dougherty.
Here is a map of the 2nd Congressional district. This Houston-area district was radically redrawn in the most recent Congressional redistricting.
Here are facts and dates relating to voting in Texas in 2012.
I asked Mr. Dougherty to write a brief essay for the blog about this campaign.
Here is what he said—
Politics is caring about people- family and others, assuring opportunity for all, giving back to the community, and being a force for the betterment of our surroundings. It is about being principled while finding the common ground for an ordered society, and doing it honestly and with integrity, always thinking forward, and seeking best practices for governing and civic involvement. I am running for the newly configured Congressional District 2 with the belief that in order to be the best we have to understand the evolving needs of our neighbors and be committed to represent their point of view in Washington.
I entered this race knowing the odds. But I also know our country needs to be flexible. Our people and our Congress need to come together to get things done. We have an incredible opportunity to do just that. My experience as an attorney, CPA, mediator, small business owner, former prosecutor and Board member of various nonprofit organizations –civic, educational, cultural, business, recreational, legal, and religious—has provided me the ability to collaborate, listen, communicate and build consensus.
I built my business fighting for peace, equality, and justice; nurtured my family and raised my two children in Houston. I know we have greater potential to make an even bigger impact for our country and our world by working together. Washington policies matter and Texas needs a voice that will represent the 100 percent!