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The Texas Liberal 2010 Texas Democratic Primary Endorsement Slate

Here is the Texas Liberal slate of endorsements for the 2010 Texas Democratic Primary.

You’ll note that I have not endorsed a candidate for most races in Harris County and that I’ve left out a few statewide offices.

I had planned to at least figure out all the statewide candidates, but I was in Ohio all last week and just could not find the time upon my return.

There are so many people running for all these judgeships in Harris County. Who the hell are all these people?

I promise I will study the candidates before I vote Tuesday. I’m a good citizen As for the candidates I have selected, you can bet your bottom dollar that I know just what I am talking about.

Each endorsement is linked to the post I write for the candidate in question.

Here we go—

Governor—Bill White

Lieutenant Governor—Linda Chavez-Thompson

Commissioner of Agriculture—Hank Gilbert

Texas State House District 146—Borris Miles

Judge 313th Juvenile Court—Marc Isenberg

Harris County Criminal Court At Law #9—Sylvia Pubchara-Munoz

For some of the other races on our primary ballot, please consult my friend Perry Dorrell at Brains & Eggs. Perry is a good liberal.

Another trusted source for endorsements is the Houston political blog Dos Centavos.

You could also use this resource at the Houston blog Off The Kuff.

The Houston League of Women Voters has a voter’s guide for the primary.

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Marc Isenberg For 313th Juvenile Court In Harris County

For the important position of Judge of the 313th Juvenile court in Harris County, Texas, I am voting for Marc Isenberg.

Mr. Isenberg is endorsed by the Houston Chronicle.

From Mr. Isenberg’s campaign web home, here are some facts about why I feel Mr. Isenberg is the best candidate for the job—

Marc Isenberg is a native Texan running for the 313th Juvenile Court in Harris
County.  Born in Houston, Marc Isenberg lived in Galena Park until 1961 when
his family moved to Galveston.  He graduated from Ball High School in 1967.

Marc Isenberg graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A., in
Psychology and a Minor in Sociology.  He went on to graduate from the
University of Houston Law Center in 1974.

An Eagle Scout, Marc Isenberg’s life experiences include painting bridges for
the Galveston County Navigation District, construction work laying water pipe,
working on a federally funded nutrition survey conducted by the University of
Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and working for 5 years as a staff attorney
for Gulf Coast Legal Foundation representing indigent clients.

Marc Isenberg has been married to his law partner, Miriam Riskind for 30
years.  They have extensive experience in juvenile law, abuse and neglect
cases, probate and civil law.  His life, extensive legal experience and
community service make him uniquely qualified to hold this bench.

  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Board Certified Juvenile Law
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Juvenile Law Section
  • Member, Houston Bar Association Juvenile Law Section
  • Treasurer, Houston Bar Association Juvenile Law Section
  • Featured Speaker at State “Nuts and Bolts” Juvenile Seminars
  • Featured Speaker at State Annual Juvenile Conference
  • Houston Bar Association, Juvenile Consequences Committee
  • Member, Shady Acres Civic Club
  • Sustaining Member, Harris County Democratic Party
  • Associate Member, Congregation Beth Jacob, Galveston, TX

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Harris County AFL-CIO Endorsements—Including Terrible Selection Of Edwards Over Miles

As I never weary of telling folks, I was in 1997 a Stonewall Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio AFL-CIO endorsed candidate for the Cincinnati Board of Education.

Here in Houston and Harris County, the local GLBT endorsements get some notice. However, the Harris County AFL-CIO Labor Council endorsements get less play.

So–in appreciation for the  endorsement in Cincinnati 13 years ago, here are the Harris County AFL-CIO endorsements.

Please note however, that the pick in Texas State House District 146 is a terrible pick. Mr. Edwards has often sided with the most conservative and reactionary of Republicans in Austin. Borris Miles is the best selection in 146.

United States Congress
9th District – Al Green
18th District – Sheila Jackson Lee
22nd District – Doug Blatt
29th District – Gene Green

Governor – Bill White
Lt. Governor – Linda Chavez Thompson
Attorney General – Barbara Ann Radnofsky
Comptroller – No Endorsement
Land Commissioner – Hector Uribe
Agricultural Commissioner – Hank Gilbert
Railroad Commissioner – Jeff Weems
Texas Supreme Court, Place 3 – Jim Sharp
Texas Supreme Court, Place 5 – Bill Moody
Texas Supreme Court, Place 9 – Blake Bailey
Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 – No Endorsement
Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 – No Endorsement
Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 – Keith Hampton
Chair, Texas Democratic Party – Boyd Richie

State House of Representatives
State Representative 146 – Al Edwards

County Administration
County Clerk – Sue Smith Schechter
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