I know it’s a lot to process.
As a voter, you are challenged to learn about issues and candidates, find out what races are run and when, and navigate polling hours and locations. This election year is made even more challenging because it follows the 2010 census, thus the legislature’s redrawing of Texas political districts — from congressional to Houston City Council.
Many Houstonians are unaware that two new city council seats have been added. Others may be aware of the change, but are not sure how it affects their district.
Find out if you live in District C.
For the past 5 months, I’ve been campaigning throughout District C, which includes Oak Forest, parts of the Heights, Washington/Memorial, Upper Kirby, Montrose, Braeswood, Southampton and Meyerland, among others. Each area has its unique attributes but concerns about police presence, infrastructure and fiscal responsibility are common to all.
Are you a District C Voter? Join Team Cohen!
Houston made some tough decisions when it passed this year’s budget. These systematic cuts resulted in reduced services and employee layoffs – and that affects us all. On Council, I’ll work to increase efficiencies and streamline programs as a solution to our financial challenges. Fiscal responsibility and smart investments in our communities will lead to an even better quality of life for all of us. The new District C has a bright future and I hope you’ll help me make it a reality by participating in Early Voting beginning October 24, or by casting your ballot on Election Day, November 8.