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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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March 1, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

I’m voting for Sylvia Pubchara-Munoz in the Democratic Primary for Harris County Criminal Court at Law #9. A veteran attorney, Ms. Pubchara-Munoz will bring a wide variety of life experience to the bench as she serves our diverse county.

Here is some biography on Ms. Pubchara-Munoz—

“I was seventeen (17) years old when I left Cuba, alone, for the United States. With no money, with only three (3) outfits, including what I was wearing, and no knowledge of the English language, I started my life in Miami, Florida. My jobs, among others, were selling coffee for 5 cents a cup, sorting tomatoes in a farm-camp and making and pressing uniform name labels in a hot laundromat twelve (12) hours a day. My cousin urged me to come to Houston for a better job. I started as a file clerk with the Hartford Insurance Company and worked my way up, going to the University of Houston at night, to become the first woman in Houston, and the second in Texas to hold an underwriting position with the Travelers Insurance Company. While working for Exxon Risk Management as an Insurance Analyst, I went to school at night to earn my law degree. I worked for the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office before opening my own practice twenty two (22) years ago. I am proud to be part of our criminal justice system, which is the finest in the world. My brother was a political prisoner in Cuba and he never had the opportunity to defend himself. Fortunately, I was able to bring my entire family to the United States via Spain, after seventeen (17) years of trying. I look forward to serving as Judge of the Harris County Criminal Court at law #9. I will be fair and just. I will treat everyone with dignity and respect, regardless of their place of origin, religion, gender, and gender preference. Serving the community is my way of paying back for the opportunity to live in the greatest country in the world. I am a former Assistant District Attorney, for Fort Bend County. I was appointed by the late Governor Ann Richards to a committee to establish prosecutor standards and guidelines. I also have over 23 years experience as an Attorney in private practice exclusively handling criminal cases in bot federal and state courts.

This candidate has been endorsed by the Houston GLBT caucus. And also by the well-regarded Houston political blog Dos Centavos.

Please visit Ms. Pubchara-Munoz’s campaign web home and see why you should vote for her in the March 2 Democratic Primary.

February 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment