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Since I have a teen who will be old enough to vote in her first election, I put together this list to help her and her brother (who's been voting for a few years) to be educated voters. However, I have a few holes in what information I can find. Can anyone help fill in information about the candidates who I can't find? Thanks!


Brazos County Attorney
A county attorney in Texas has the following duties:
Represents the state in prosecuting misdemeanor criminal cases
Works with law enforcement officers in the investigation of criminal cases
Provides legal advice to the Commissioners Court and to other elected officials
Brings civil enforcement actions on behalf of the state or county

Candidates:
Earl Gray (Rep) https://voteearlgray.com/
Freddie Medina (Dem) https://www.facebook.com/freddie4countyattorney/
This one frustrates me because I can't find information on Freddie Medina's platform. There's no central place for information on what direction he would want to take with his election to office.

Brazos County Sherriff
A sheriff in Texas has the following duties:
Serves as a licensed peace officer and is responsible for enforcing the criminal laws of the state
Manages and operates the county jail
Provides security for the courts
Serves warrants and civil papers
Regulates bail bondsmen in counties with no bail bond board

Candidates:
Wayne Dickey (Rep) https://www.waynedickyforsheriff.com/
Patrick Logan (Dem) https://www.facebook.com/Logan4Sheriff/
Video from Patrick https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/elevator-pitch-tx/?fbclid=IwAR20X8U_YHZVMO-wK3-GKAcj549p4a4eKpYMO4bKRHGQSN0ukoAphCY1z-g#kamu
Clyde Garland (Lib) I can't find any information other than that he's running

College Station City Council
In a council-manager government, council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent various segments of the community. The council is the city's governing body. Council members are community service volunteers who are elected to concentrate on policy issues in response to the community's needs and wishes.

The council is the legislative body; its members are the community's decision-makers. Power is centralized in the elected council, which approves the budget and determines the tax rate, for example. The council also focuses on the community's goals, major projects, and such long-term considerations as: community growth, land-use development, capital improvement plans, capital financing, and strategic planning. The council hires and supervises a professional manager that carries out the administrative responsibilities.

Candidates for Place 1:
Bob Brick - incumbent since 2017, can't find any online information
Jason Cornelius - http://www.corneliusforcouncil.com/

Candidates for Place 3:
Dell Sieter - https://electdellseiter.com/
Linda Harvell - https://www.votelinda.org/

Candidates for Place 4:
Elizabeth Cunha - https://www.cunhaforcitycouncil.com/
Joe Guerra, Jr. - https://www.jguerra4council.com/

https://theeagle.com/news/local/college-station-city-council-place-4-candidates-stay-on-message-during-long-race/article_419ff59e-0534-11eb-882d-8bc60313fcb3.html

Candidates for Place 5:
Craig Regan - https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Politician/Craig-Regan-For-College-Station-City-Council-Place-5-104220954732151/
Brian Alg - https://www.facebook.com/Vote4Alg/
John Nichols - https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Politician/John-Nichols-for-College-Station-Council-601139036731064/

College Station School Board Member:
Local school board responsibilities can be grouped into five categories:

Adopt goals and priorities and monitor success
Adopt policies and review for effectiveness
Hire and evaluate the superintendent
Adopt a budget and set a tax rate
Communicate with the community

Candidates for Place 6:
Thomas Hall - https://www.facebook.com/ThomasHallCSISD/
Tammie Preston-Phillips - can't find any online information
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Thanks for putting up this summary, I was just thinking that I needed to do some reading before early voting next week.
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taxpreparer
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This is good information, thanks. I would add with regards to the sheriff; this is the only LEO that answers directly to the voters. He is elected buy the voters, not hired or appointed by a city council, or a board of commissioners.
***It's your money, not theIRS! (At least for a little while longer.)
Broncos
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The Logan guy spells Sheriff wrong in his video.
Stupe
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From Seiter's link

Quote:

It's time to stop worrying about bird sanctuaries and landscaping requirements for businesses while ignoring the devastating budget shortfalls.
What "devastating" budget shortfalls are being caused by landscaping requirements?
TChaney
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On Patrick Logan.

Other than the fact he has almost no experience in law enforcement.

If you are going to put yourself out there in the public eye and running for office. You should really take the time to clean up your social media. There is nothing wrong with some of these posts but they can easily be twisted especially when running for the top LEO position in the county. I know these posts are old but he has had plenty of time to scrub them from his Facebook.

I know the Aggieland board is highly moderated. If this is out of line - Just delete my post here and I'll post it over on Politics in a new thread.

jeffk
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You can also put your address in at https://www.vote411.org/ to see your local races and read candidate responses to several policy questions.

Edit - they don't have any school board or city council races there, just state and federal races.
jrhmc
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jeffk said:

You can also put your address in at https://www.vote411.org/ to see your local races and read candidate responses to several policy questions.
Actually, it only gives you the elections at the state representative level. Or at least that's what I got when I put in my address.
jeffk
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Yeah, I added a clarification there. It's just federal and state level races.
jrhmc
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jeffk said:

Yeah, I added a clarification there. It's just federal and state level races.
The local races are always hard to find info on. League of women voters used to be a great resource but they've become biased since I started voting many moons ago.
jeffk
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Just curious, but what have you seen to make you think their guides are biased? In the past, they just posted candidate responses to their questions.
jrhmc
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jeffk said:

Just curious, but what have you seen to make you think their guides are biased? In the past, they just posted candidate responses to their questions.
I don't know that it's the League but the Republican candidates don't respond. Sad but true.
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legalbird
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Face to face (not here)

Explain the difference between government oppression and freedom.

Why USA is the best country in the world.

The ability that we have to succeed and be independent.
halibut sinclair
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Bryan ISD place 2 candidates are Ebony Peterson and Julie Harlin.

BISD place 6 candidates are David Stasny and Deidra Davis.

Bryan city council single member district 3 candidates are Bobby Gutierrez and Jonna Schreiber.

Bryan council single member district four candidates are Doris Machinski and Flynn Adcock.

https://theeagle.com/news/local/candidates-for-bryan-city-councils-single-member-district-4-seat-pitch-improvements/article_47c648f0-039b-11eb-a03a-678e0ac53514.html


EliteElectric
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http://www.electbobbygutierrez.com

[Too big. -Staff]
EliteElectric
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Some info about Bobby on the link above. Bobby is a personal friend and a great friend and man. I can't think of a better person to serve in the capacity of CoB Council
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legalbird said:

Face to face (not here)

Explain the difference between government oppression and freedom.

Why USA is the best country in the world.

The ability that we have to succeed and be independent.
This has been an ongoing discussion for years. We homeschool.
jrhmc
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And to clarify, my list is only the races on our ballot because of where we live. Feel free to add all Bryan races for others.
agrab86
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jrhmc said:

And to clarify, my list is only the races on our ballot because of where we live. Feel free to add all Bryan races for others.
Looks like halibut took care of that. Thank you both for keeping us informed.
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TChaney said:

On Patrick Logan.

Other than the fact he has almost no experience in law enforcement.

If you are going to put yourself out there in the public eye and running for office. You should really take the time to clean up your social media. There is nothing wrong with some of these posts but they can easily be twisted especially when running for the top LEO position in the county. I know these posts are old but he has had plenty of time to scrub them from his Facebook.

I know the Aggieland board is highly moderated. If this is out of line - Just delete my post here and I'll post it over on Politics in a new thread.




If these are from the same Patrick Logan (it looks like they are) these are some pretty extreme viewpoints IMO.
TChaney
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KorbinDallas said:

TChaney said:

On Patrick Logan.

Other than the fact he has almost no experience in law enforcement.

If you are going to put yourself out there in the public eye and running for office. You should really take the time to clean up your social media. There is nothing wrong with some of these posts but they can easily be twisted especially when running for the top LEO position in the county. I know these posts are old but he has had plenty of time to scrub them from his Facebook.

I know the Aggieland board is highly moderated. If this is out of line - Just delete my post here and I'll post it over on Politics in a new thread.




If these are from the same Patrick Logan (it looks like they are) these are some pretty extreme viewpoints IMO.
Yes, those are from his Facebook page. You should be able to search for him on Facebook to confirm.

Taken by themselves from an average citizen, I think some of the posts are rather benign. When put in context for someone running for Sheriff, I agree.

It really shows poor judgement on his part. I know the odds of Brazos county electing a Democrat for this position are slim to none but I would think there would be more media coverage of candidates and maybe a little investigative reporting.
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Tammie Preston Phillips has a page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.Preston.Phillips.for.CS.School.Board

Geralyn Nolan is running unopposed for SB Place 7.
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TChaney said:

KorbinDallas said:

TChaney said:

On Patrick Logan.

Other than the fact he has almost no experience in law enforcement.

If you are going to put yourself out there in the public eye and running for office. You should really take the time to clean up your social media. There is nothing wrong with some of these posts but they can easily be twisted especially when running for the top LEO position in the county. I know these posts are old but he has had plenty of time to scrub them from his Facebook.

I know the Aggieland board is highly moderated. If this is out of line - Just delete my post here and I'll post it over on Politics in a new thread.




If these are from the same Patrick Logan (it looks like they are) these are some pretty extreme viewpoints IMO.
Yes, those are from his Facebook page. You should be able to search for him on Facebook to confirm.

Taken by themselves from an average citizen, I think some of the posts are rather benign. When put in context for someone running for Sheriff, I agree.

It really shows poor judgement on his part. I know the odds of Brazos county electing a Democrat for this position are slim to none but I would think there would be more media coverage of candidates and maybe a little investigative reporting.
I'll add to your almost no experience in law enforcement statement, that to my knowledge Logan is a Detention Officer and he is NOT a licensed peace officer. He has a few years of experience working in the jail. He has no experience as a supervisor, no experience as a patrol deputy, no experience as an investigator. Like it has been said the chances of a Democrat being elected as a sheriff in this race is minimal but I would think that even our staunch Democratic voters would see that he is not a good choice for Sheriff.
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TLIAC said:

TChaney said:

KorbinDallas said:

TChaney said:

On Patrick Logan.

Other than the fact he has almost no experience in law enforcement.

If you are going to put yourself out there in the public eye and running for office. You should really take the time to clean up your social media. There is nothing wrong with some of these posts but they can easily be twisted especially when running for the top LEO position in the county. I know these posts are old but he has had plenty of time to scrub them from his Facebook.

I know the Aggieland board is highly moderated. If this is out of line - Just delete my post here and I'll post it over on Politics in a new thread.




If these are from the same Patrick Logan (it looks like they are) these are some pretty extreme viewpoints IMO.
Yes, those are from his Facebook page. You should be able to search for him on Facebook to confirm.

Taken by themselves from an average citizen, I think some of the posts are rather benign. When put in context for someone running for Sheriff, I agree.

It really shows poor judgement on his part. I know the odds of Brazos county electing a Democrat for this position are slim to none but I would think there would be more media coverage of candidates and maybe a little investigative reporting.
I'll add to your almost no experience in law enforcement statement, that to my knowledge Logan is a Detention Officer and he is NOT a licensed peace officer. He has a few years of experience working in the jail. He has no experience as a supervisor, no experience as a patrol deputy, no experience as an investigator. Like it has been said the chances of a Democrat being elected as a sheriff in this race is minimal but I would think that even our staunch Democratic voters would see that he is not a good choice for Sheriff.
TLIAC, By the way, to put things into context without going into too much detail. I'm number 6
George Costanza
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Any other thoughts on who to vote for in the CoCS and CSISD elections?
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George Costanza said:

Any other thoughts on who to vote for in the CoCS and CSISD elections?
Brazos County Attorney
Freddie Medina (Dem) https://www.facebook.com/freddie4countyattorney/
I normally vote R, but in this case I known Freddie.

Brazos County Sherriff
Wayne Dickey (Rep) https://www.waynedickyforsheriff.com/


College Station City Council
Candidates for Place 1:
Bob Brick
I know Bob, we do not agree on everything, but he still has my vote.

Candidates for Place 3:
Dell Sieter - https://electdellseiter.com/

Candidates for Place 4:
Joe Guerra, Jr. - https://www.jguerra4council.com/
I know Joe too... Great guy.


Candidates for Place 5:
undecided.

College Station School Board Member:

Candidates for Place 6:
Thomas Hall - https://www.facebook.com/ThomasHallCSISD/
gota go with Tom..
UmustBKidding
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Well you have a couple wrong imho on council. My guide is if the anti property rights, nimby, str is the devil group CSAN endorsed them, i will NEVER vote for them. Unfortunately the right choice is many times not the "nice guy". We have to many that will be nice when the right answer is the not nice one. Cunah is also nice but is the most fiscally responsible person in the race which we need badly on the council.
So my position is reelect no one to the cs council, time for new blood.
Flatlander
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I think it is great that we've got so many options for the CS Council races this go-around. More importantly... so many NEW options.
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"Bryan ISD place 2 candidates are Ebony Peterson and Julie Harlin."
honest question: Is this Ebony Peterson the same as the leader of the BCS chapter of BLM?
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barefoot said:

"Bryan ISD place 2 candidates are Ebony Peterson and Julie Harlin."
honest question: Is this Ebony Peterson the same as the leader of the BCS chapter of BLM?
The photos on her facebook account seem to verify that
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doubledog said:

George Costanza said:

Any other thoughts on who to vote for in the CoCS and CSISD elections?
Brazos County Attorney
Freddie Medina (Dem) https://www.facebook.com/freddie4countyattorney/
I normally vote R, but in this case I known Freddie.

Brazos County Sherriff
Wayne Dickey (Rep) https://www.waynedickyforsheriff.com/


College Station City Council
Candidates for Place 1:
Bob Brick
I know Bob, we do not agree on everything, but he still has my vote.

Candidates for Place 3:
Dell Sieter - https://electdellseiter.com/

Candidates for Place 4:
Joe Guerra, Jr. - https://www.jguerra4council.com/
I know Joe too... Great guy.


Candidates for Place 5:
undecided.

College Station School Board Member:

Candidates for Place 6:
Thomas Hall - https://www.facebook.com/ThomasHallCSISD/
gota go with Tom..



Why is everyone torn on place 5??

I thought it would be a landslide for Nichols...

What's going on?
UmustBKidding
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Basically because most are totally disgusted with the decisions of the current council. And Nichols therefore is part of the problem. He is probably the least objectionable of the incumbents. Alg basically has not put forth any positions I know of. Regan seems to think that the city's large debt on the permanent residents is not good (how can I disagree as one of them). Some say Nichols plan plays benefits the A&M system (his former employer) and Regan plan seem to favor the non student permanent residents.
Since my plan is not vote for anyone CSAN endorsed, Nichols will not be my choice.
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UmustBKidding said:

Alg basically has not put forth any positions I know of.
I haven't had a lot of advertising, so it is understandable that many have not seen my message.

I think the pinned post on my Facebook page linked above lines things out pretty well.

We were also able to touch on a lot of issues in the Chamber forum. But I know that is a big time commitment. (it was 40 minutes for our race because there are 3 candidates).

https://wtaw.com/b-cs-chamber-of-commerce-forum-with-candidates-seeking-city-council-seats/

From the Eagle's write-up on the forum where they summarized my stance on economic development.

"Alg emphasized the need for recovery efforts to be done well, saying he does not want to give subsidies to businesses but wants to focus on making it easy for businesses to make a home in the city."

The Eagle's Editorial board write-up I think summarized my budget stance pretty well: "the city should stick to providing core services such as fire, police, trash collection and streets."

The other big issue that we went into in the forum but hasn't shown up much anywhere else is that I think the city should stop blocking sensible development near the university. Allowing complimentary housing (e.g., relatively dense housing for students and young professionals) and economic activity suited to the area around campus is a no-brainer. We have the world's easiest urban planning problem and the city government has regulated things in exactly the wrong way. This obviously causes unnecessary traffic problems. Less obvious is the fortune that is costing us in lost opportunities. That is real and massive but it largely goes unnoticed.



KBTX is going to do an interview with me that I think will be up sometime next week and the Eagle's reporter interviewed me and I think that write-up will be published in the next few days.

I would be happy to go into any other specific issues.
Brian Alg

Brazos Coalition for Responsible Government
Candidate for College Station City Council, Place 5
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"We have the world's easiest urban planning problem and the city government has regulated things in exactly the wrong way."

So the solution is......
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