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Early Voting Starts October 20: HPOU PAC Endorsements

A reminder to everyone that early voting starts Monday October 20th. Please get out and vote!

Here is a list of the HPOU PAC endorsements:

Governor
Greg Abbott (R)


Lieutenant Governor
Dan Patrick (R)

State Comptroller
Glenn Hegar (R)

Commissioner of Agriculture
Sid Miller (R)

Texas Senate
Robert Nichols (R) District 3
Charles Schwertner (R) District 5
Van Taylor (R) District 8
Kelly Hancock (R) District 9
Kirk Watson District 14
John Whitmire (D) District 15
Joan Huffman (R) District 17
Royce West District 23
Donna Campbell (R) District 25
Royce West District 23
Craig Estes (R) District 30

Texas House
Ron Reynolds (D) District 27
Kenneth Sheets (R) District 107
Jason Villabla (R) District 114
Patricia Harless (R) District 126
Dan Huberty (R) District 127
Wayne Smith (R) District 128
Dennis Paul (R) District 129
Allen Fletcher (R) District 130
Alma Allen (D) District 131
Mike Scholfield (R) District 132
Jim Murphy (R) 133
Sarah Davis (R) District 134
Gary Elkins (R) District 135
Gene Wu (D) District 137
Dwayne Bohac (R) District 138
Sylvester Turner (D) District 139
Armando Walle (D) District 140
Senfronia Thompson (D) District 141
Harold Dutton (D) District 142
Ana Hernandez Luna (D) District 143
Mary Ann Perez (D) District 144
Carol Alvarado (D) District 145
Garnet Coleman (D) District 147
Jessica Farrar (D) District 148
Hubert Vo (D) District 149
Debbie Riddle (R) District 150

Texas Supreme Court
Jeff Brown (R) Place 6
Phil Johnson (R) Place 8

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
David Newell (R) Place 9
Kevin Yeary (R) Place 4
Bert Richardson (R) Place 3

Court of Appeals
Laura Higley (R) 1st Court Place 5
Kem Frost (R) 14th Court Chief Justice
Marc Brown (R) 14th Court Place 4
Ken Wise (R) 14th Court Place 7
Russell Lloyd (R) 1st Court Place 3

Harris County District Attorney
Devon Anderson (R)

Harris County District Clerk
Chris Daniel (R)

County Clerk of Harris County
Stan Stanart (R)

State District Courts (Family, Civil, and Criminal)
Jeff Shadwick (R) 55th
Michael Landrum (R) 113th
Randy Wilson (R) 157th
Catherine Evans (R) 180th
Jeannine Barr (R) 182nd
Vanessa Vasquez (R) 183rd
Susan Brown (R) 185th
Bill Burke (R) 189th
Patricia Kerrigan (R) 190th
Denise Collins (R) 208th
Mike McSpadden (R) 209th
Mark Carter (R) 228th
Brad Hart (R) 230th
Mary Lou Keel (R) 232nd
Wesley Ward (R) 234th
Roy Moore (R) 245th
Charlie Prine (R) 246th
Katherine Cabaniss (R) 248th
Judy Warne (R) 257th
Denise Bradley (R) 262nd
Jim Wallace (R) 263rd
Dan Hinde (R) 269th
Brent Gamble (R) 270th
Lynn Bradshaw Hull (R) 280th
Sylvia Matthews (R) 281st
Caroline Baker (R) 295th
James Lombardino (R) 308th
Sheri Dean (R) 309th
Lisa Milard (R) 310th
Alicia Franklin (R) 311th
David Farr (R) 312th
Glen Devlin (R) 313 th
John Phillips (R) 314th
Mike Schneider (R) 315th
Grant Dorfman (R) 334th

Harris County Criminal Courts at Law
Paula Goodhart (R) #1
Bill Harmon (R) #2
Natalie Fleming (R) #3
John Clinton (R) #4
Margaret Harris (R) #5
Larry Standley (R) #6
Pam Derbyshire (R) #7
Jay Karahan (R) #8
Analia Wilkerson (R) #9
Dan Spjut (R) #10
Diane Bull (R) #11
Robin Brown (R) #12
Don Smyth (R) #13
Mike Fields (R) #14
Jean Hughes (R) #15

Harris County Civil Courts
Debra Mayfield (R) #1
Theresa Chang (R) #2
Linda Storey (R) #3
Roberta Lloyd (R) #4

County Probate Courts
Lloyd Wright (R) #1
Mike Wood (R) #2
Rory Olsen (R) #3
Christine Butts (R) #4

Harris County Justice of the Peace, Pct 4 Place 2
Laryssa Korduba (R)

Ft Bend County Court at Law #4
R.H. “Sandy” Bielstein (R)

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Blood Drive November 14 for Kaitlyn Jankovsky

Kaitlyn Jankovsky is the 13 year old daughter of Lt. R. Jankovsky (DPS). Kaitlyn was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and she needs your help. If you are available and willing please come to the Union Hall on Friday November 14th, from the hours of 0900-1400 and donate blood. Everyone who donates will receive a BBQ sandwich to recover.

The Houston Police Department’s Highway Interdiction squad organized this event, and thanks you all in advance for your help. If you have any questions please contact Carl Sanders 713-376-0894 or Eric Garza 713-447-9918.

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HPOU Board Elections: Voting Begins October 6

The HPOU board elections will open on Monday October 6th at 12pm and close on Friday October 17th at 12pm. You can vote by clicking here, and logging into the vote net website. You will be voting for the following positions:

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Membership Meeting Minutes for October 2

OPENING

Ray Hunt called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and begin the meeting in prayer.

GUESTS

Ray introduced Congressman Ted Poe who was in attendance of the meeting. Congressman Poe then spoke to the membership and expressed his thanks to the service of the Houston Police Officers Union. Congressman Poe then presented the HPOU two American Flags which flew over the White House on September 11, 2014. Ray then acknowledged Mike Sullivan who was in attendance. Ray then allowed Judge Catherine Evans to speak briefly on her upcoming re-election campaign. She thanked the membership and encouraged all to get out and vote.

MEETING DEDICATION

The meeting was dedicated to Officer George D. Edwards who died in the line of duty on June 30, 1939.  Joseph Gamaldi read the dedication.

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Zensey/ Health Assessment Update

As most of you are aware the HPOU has had some serious concerns regarding the new health assessment website Zensey. After many phone calls to City HR, where we expressed our concerns of our members privacy, and protection of their HIPAA rights, we are happy to report that Houston Police Officers will NOT have to enter their health assessment numbers into the Zensey website. We appreciate your patience while we worked this issue out, and we were also able to extend the deadline to complete your health assessment (Nov. 14th). Please follow the information and directions below for your health assessment:

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Badges and Bases H-Town Run Down

Join your fellow HPD officers and the citizens of H-town as they run to support the Houston Police Foundation and the Astros Foundation in the first Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down. HPD is partnering with the Houston Astros in a 5K, 10K and a Kids Fun Run. The proceeds will benefit both foundations and in turn, benefit you. Mark your calendars for September 27, 2014. The race starts at 8:00 am. Register online at Astros.com/race. HPD officers, look for the circular and e-mail blast for more details. See you there!

http://houston.astros.mlb.com/hou/foundation/run.jsp

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Membership Meeting Minutes for September 4

OPENING

Ray Hunt called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and begin the meeting in prayer.

MEETING DEDICATION

The meeting was dedicated to Officer Keith Alan Dees who died in the line of duty on March 7, 2002.  Joseph Gamaldi read the dedication.

PATROL OFFICER OF THE MONTH

For the month of July Officer Bland received the award and for the month of August the award was given to Officer Tewes. Luis Mendez-Sierra presented Officer Bland the award and Doug Griffith presented Officer Tewes.

INVESTIGATOR OF THE MONTH

IFR Officer Adrian was presented the Investigator of the Month. Her supervisor Sgt. Duncan presented the award.

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The HPOU PAC 2014 Political Endorsements

See full list below.

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Membership Meeting Minutes for August 7

OPENING

Ray Hunt called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and had Chaplin Montgomery begin the meeting in prayer. 

GUESTS

Ray then called councilmen Dave Martin to the stage. Ray presented Councilmen Martin with a plaque of appreciation. Councilmen Martin found himself at the end of the year with $100,000 left in his budget, Councilmen Martin then divided the monies with 1/3 of it to Kingwood, 1/3 to Clear Lake and 1/3 to Lake Patrol. It was with great honor that Councilmen Martin was presented with a plaque for continued support of the Houston Police Department.

Ray then acknowledged Mike Sullivan who was in attendance of the meeting.

MEETING DEDICATION

The meeting was dedicated to Robert Wayne (bob) Lee who died in the line of duty on January 31, 1971.  Joseph Gamaldi read the dedication.

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HPOU and Texas Police Trust 3rd Annual Family Picnic

We hope to see everyone on Saturday October 18th from 2pm to midnight at Tin Hall (14800 Tin Hall, Cypress, Tx). There will be free food, free entertainment, and free non-alcoholic beverages. Shuttles will be provided from the Union Building to Tin Hall. A ticket is required for entry, but as always they are free of charge. You can pick up your tickets at the Union building or call or email Lisa to reserve tickets: 832-200-3432, lisa.marino@hpou.org We hope to see all our members in attendance, and look forward to sharing this special event with you!

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