Ellen Cohen, Houston City Council Member District C, Tells Houston Kids what She Likes About Houston

Ellen Cohen for City Council District CHouston is a big city but the more we know about it, the smaller it feels. In an effort to better understand the local government, the BigKidSmallCity crew spent the election season meeting the people involved.

Now we want to congratulate Ellen Cohen on her re-election to Houston City Council District C!

The kids (ages 4-7) interviewed her to find out what she likes about Houston.  Read on to see what she thinks about our great city!

1.    What do you like to do in Houston?

I like to ride my bike around Memorial Park and along the bike trails throughout the District.

2.    What is your favorite thing about Houston?

I love our restaurants! Houston is the most diverse city in America, and the mix of cultures in our city really shows in our food. I especially like Vietnamese food.

3.    What is your favorite Houston annual event?

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is the best—the competitions and shows are exciting, and the food is delicious. My favorite part of the rodeo is riding a horse in the Rodeo Parade down Main Street!


Harvin Moore, HoustonISD Trustee District VII, Tells Houston Kids what He Likes About Houston

Harvin Moore for HISD TrusteeHouston is a big city, but the more we know about it, the smaller it feels. In an effort to better understand the local government, the BigKidSmallCity crew spent the election season meeting the people involved.

Now we want to congratulate Harvin Moore on his re-election to the HoustonISD Board!

The kids (ages 4-7) interviewed him to find out what he likes about Houston.  Read on to see what he thinks about our great city!

1.  What do you like to do in Houston?

I like to get outside and do sports.  I like to run, swim, and workout in the gym, and I also like to go to my son and daughter’s games – they play volleyball, soccer, baseball, swimming and track.

2.  What is your favorite thing about Houston? 

Houston is a friendly, positive, open-minded city, more than any other city I have lived in or visited.  That’s why we have been the fastest growing large city in America ever since 1960.  We are the future of America and the world, and that is exciting to me.  When I get stuck in traffic, I realize and remind myself that the traffic is increasing because so many people want to come here and live.  It’s a wonderful place.  For cooler weather and mountains I travel, but I can’t think of a better place to live.

3.  What is your favorite Houston annual event? 

My favorite annual event is high school graduation.  On that day I shake the hands and look into the eyes of hundreds and hundreds of happy seniors who are about to go off to college, where they will work hard and play hard and become adults.  That experience is sort of like my paycheck for my job as a trustee.


Mike Lunceford, HoustonISD Trustee District V, Tells Houston Kids what He Likes About Houston

Mike Lunceford for HISD Trustee District VHouston is a big city but the more we know about it, the smaller it feels. In an effort to better understand the local government, the BigKidSmallCity crew spent the election season meeting the people involved.

Now we want to congratulate Mike Luncford on his re-election to the HoustonISD Board!

The kids (ages 4-7) interviewed him to find out what he likes about Houston.  Read on to see what he thinks about our great city!

1.  What do you like to do in Houston?

I like to run around Rice U and Herman Park, watch the Texans and play golf.

2.  What is your favorite thing about Houston?

There are a lot of very good places to eat and the weather is normally nice in the winter time and you can still do things outside in January.

3. What is your favorite Houston annual event?

My family and I are runners, we like to run the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving together and I run the Houston Half Marathon every year in January.


Wanda Adams, HoustonISD Trustee District IX, Tells Houston Kids what She Likes About Houston

Wanda Adams, Joe, Aylen and SeniaHouston is a big city but the more we know about it, the smaller it feels. In an effort to better understand the local government, the BigKidSmallCity crew spent the election season meeting the people involved.

Now we want to congratulate Wanda Adams on winning the HISD Trustee District IX election!

The kids (ages 4-7) interviewed her to find out what she likes about Houston.  Read on to see what she thinks about our great city!

1.  What do you like to do in Houston?

I am a big kid at heart.  I love going to the Houston Zoo, Hermann Park and Miller Outdoor Theatre in District D.  I like to go to the nice restaurants and I like to ride horses.  I even get to ride the mounted patrol sometimes and that is a lot of fun.

I am also a Political Science Professor at Texas Southern University.

2.  What is your favorite thing about Houston?

I was born here!  I also love the good food!

3.  What is your favorite Houston annual event?

I like the back to school fair in District D where we help provide immunizations and supplies to get our kids ready for school.  I also like to ride in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.


City of Houston Run Off Election Results from December 14, 2013

Houston City HallCongratulations to the winners* in the Houston 2013 Elections!  For the races where one candidate did not receive over 50% of the the vote in November, there was a run off election today.

*Harris Votes Results are HERE.

 

Congratulations to:

City Council District A:  Brenda Stardig

City Council District D:  Dwight Boykins

City Council District I:  Robert Gallegos

City Council At-Large Position 2:  David Robinson

City Council At-Large Position 3: Michael Kubosh

To see the BigKidSmallCity interviews with the candidates and guides to the process, go HERE.

 

Below is the full list of elected officials:

Mayor:  Annise Parker

Controller:  Ronald Green

City Council District A:  Brenda Stardig

City Council District B:  Jerry Davis

City Council Ditrict C:  Ellen Cohen

City Council District D:  Dwight Boykins

City Council District E:  Dave Martin

City Council District F:  Richard Nguyen

City Council District G:  Oliver Pennington

City Council District H:  Edward Gonzalez

City Council District I:  Robert Gallegos

City Council District J:  Mike Laster

City Council District K:  Larry Green

City Council At-Large Position 1:  Stephen Costello

City Council At-Large Position 2:  David Robinson

City Council At-Large Position 3: Michael Kubosh

City Council At-Large Position 4:  C.O. “Brad” Bradford

City Council At-Large Position 5:  Jack Christie

HISD Trustee District I:  Anna Eastman

HISD Trustee District V:  Mike Lunceford

HISD Trustee District VI:  Greg Meyers

HISD Trustee District VII:  Harvin Moore

HISD Trustee District IX:  Wanda Adams

To see the BigKidSmallCity interviews with the candidates and guides to the process, go HERE.


Jack Christie, City Council Member At-Large Position 5, Tells Houston Kids what He Likes About Houston

Jack Christie for City Council At-large Position 5Houston is a big city but the more we know about it, the smaller it feels. In an effort to better understand the local government, the BigKidSmallCity crew spent the election season meeting the people involved.

Now we want to congratulate Jack Christie on his re-election to Houston City Council At-Large Position 5!

The kids (ages 4-7) interviewed him to find out what he likes about Houston.  Read on to see what he thinks about our great city!

1.  What do you like to do in Houston?

Enjoy our beautiful parks.

2.  What is your favorite thing about Houston?

The people of Houston and enjoying our many fantastic restaurants.

3.  What is your favorite Houston annual event? 

Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo!


C.O. “Brad” Bradford, City Council Member At-Large Position 4, Tells Houston Kids what He Likes About Houston

Bradford for City Council At Large Position 4Houston is a big city but the more we know about it, the smaller it feels. In an effort to better understand the local government, the BigKidSmallCity crew spent the election season meeting the people involved.

Now we want to congratulate C.O. “Brad” Bradford on his re-election to Houston City Council At-Large Position 4!

The kids (ages 4-7) interviewed him to find out what he likes about Houston.  Read on to see what he thinks about our great city!

1.  What do you like to do in Houston?

I like Houston’s parks, zoo, museums, restaurants, schools, colleges and universities. Houston is a beautiful City. I talk to students, just like you, and others about staying in school, studying hard, having fun and learning about Texas and the rest of the world. As a police officer and attorney, I like to talk with students and adults about safety measures they should take around their home, school and businesses.

2.  What is your favorite thing about Houston?

Houston is a very large City with a variety of events and opportunities for everyone.

3.  What is your favorite Houston annual event?

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is my favorite annual event in Houston. I have participated and held a Lifetime membership for over fifteen (15) years.


Ronald Green, Houston Controller, Tells Houston Kids what He Likes About Houston

Ronald Green for ControllerHouston is a big city but the more we know about it, the smaller it feels. In an effort to better understand the local government, the BigKidSmallCity crew spent the election season meeting the people involved.

Now we want to congratulate Ronald Green on his 3rd term as Houston Controller!

The kids (ages 4-7) interviewed him to find out what he likes about Houston.  Read on to see what he thinks about our great city!

1.  What do you like to do in Houston?

I like to attend cultural and sporting events, and explore parts of the city I’ve never seen.

2.  What is your favorite thing about Houston?

The people. Houstonians hail from all over the world, and there is a friendliness here that is unmatched.

3.  What is your favorite Houston annual event?

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a great Houston event.


When is Early Voting and Election Day for the City of Houston Runoff Election?

Houston City HallElection Day was November 5, 2013.  Congratulation to the winning candidates!  For the races where one candidate did not receive over 50% of the the vote, there will be a run off election on December 14.  (UPDATE:  Results are HERE!)

Early Voting is:
December 4-7 (7:00-7:00pm)
December 8 (1:00-6:00pm)
December 9-10 (7:00-7:00pm)

Election Day is:
December 14 (7:00-7:00pm)

Photo ID is required.  For Early Voting, you can go to any early voting location.  On Election Day, you must vote at the location determined by street address.  Details are HERE.


Mayor Annise Parker, Houston Mayor, Tells Houston Kids what She Likes About Houston

Mayor Annise Parker and Kids

Houston is a big city but the more we know about it, the smaller it feels. In an effort to better understand the local government, the BigKidSmallCity crew spent the election season meeting the people involved.

Now we want to congratulate Mayor Annise Parker on her 3rd term as Houston Mayor!

The kids (ages 4-7) interviewed her to find out what she likes about Houston.  Read on to see what she thinks about our great city!

1.  What do you like to do in Houston?

I love to walk along Buffalo Bayou, go to baseball, basketball, soccer and football games, play with dogs and cats from the City’s animal shelter/BARC and go to the zoo.  I love to work in my garden and to read, curled up on my couch at home.  I also love to drive the big machinery that tears down dangerous buildings.

2.  What is your favorite thing about Houston?

My favorite place is my own home.  The best thing about Houston is the wonderful people here from all over the world.

3.  What is your favorite Houston annual event?

I have several favorite events, including the Fourth of July celebration at Eleanor Tinsley Park, the Art Car Parade, and the Holiday Show in December.


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