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Sylvia's Choice

We are in the 2nd week of Early voting! There are 40 different early voting locations all across the county so please take the time to vote early and beat the lines on Election Day. Please be sure to cast your ballot during one of these times. Early Voting Hours of Operation are:

Monday, Oct. 21 – Friday, Oct. 25, HOURS: 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 26, HOURS: 7am -7pm
Sunday, Oct. 27, HOURS: 1pm – 6pm
Monday, Oct. 28 – Friday, Nov. 1, HOURS: 7am – 7pm

Here is a link to all of the Early Voting locations.

A big change in the voting procedure has taken place this year and everyone is required to show a photo ID before casting a ballot.

Click here for a list of acceptable IDs. 

I love to vote and am often asked for recommendations,
so here are SYLVIA'S CHOICES for this election:




Houston Mayor
Annise Parker


Houston City Council
District A Brenda Stardig


Houston City Council Member
District B Jerry Davis


Houston City Council Member
District C Ellen Cohen


Houston City Council
District D Anthony Robinson


Houston City Council Member
District H Ed Gonzalez


Houston City Council
District I Robert Gallegos


Houston City Council Member
At- Large Pos 1 Stephen Costello


Houston Independent School District
District VIII Anne Sung


Houston Community College
District 1, Zeph Capo


Houston Community College
District 3, Adriana Tamez



State of Texas Constitutional Amendments
My friend State Representative Jessica Farrar contributed to a great analysis of each amendment. Click here for details.

Prop 1 - VOTE YES
Prop 2 - VOTE YES
Prop 3 - VOTE YES
Prop 4 - VOTE YES
Prop 5 - VOTE YES
Prop 6 - VOTE YES
Prop 7 - VOTE YES
Prop 8 - VOTE YES
Prop 9 - VOTE YES

Harris County Bond Amendments
If you live in Harris County you are able to express your opinion on two Bond Amendments. I am voting YES for Prop 1 to Save the Astrodome and joining with our Sheriff Adrian Garcia to vote YES for Prop 2 for a new jail processing center.

Pasadena Redistricting
The fabric of the city of Pasadena has changed.  Unfortunately, not everybody is embracing this change.  The City Charter amendments on the ballot are primarily interested in diluting the minority vote on the Pasadena City Council, and it is no coincidence that the electoral reform package will eliminate the two City Council districts where Latinos are a majority. Join me, Congressman Gene Green, Pasadena Council Member Cody Ray Wheeler, Pasadena Citizen Committee Member Larry Peacock and Pasadena Community Leader Ceole Speight and JUST VOTE NO to the unnecessary redistricting proposals.




*For more information on all the candidates, please visit Charles Kuffner's Blog, OffThekuff, he has great interviews with each candidate.


PS. Our Vote with Texas Women Town Hall is Tomorrow!


I'd like to invite you to a town hall event I am hosting along with my colleagues, Senators Whitmire and Ellis, to update you on important issues affecting women and families.

I hope you can join us at the Vote with Texas Women event on Tuesday, October 29th from 5:30 to 8 pm at the CWA Hall located at 1730 Jefferson.  There, you can learn more about issues like health care, education, voting rights, equal pay, and what you can do to make a difference


Sylvia Garcia Campaign
P.O. Box 8530, Houston, TX 77249-8530

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