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The Houston GLBT Political Caucus Endorses Melissa Noriega

by: Houston GLBT Political Caucus

Wed Mar 07, 2007 at 22:51:00 PM CST

( - promoted by Matt Glazer)

Cross posted at The Caucus Blog

Tonight, during our March general meeting, the Houston GLBT Political Caucus voted to endorse Melissa Noriega in her run for city council.

With two openly gay candidates, Noel Freeman and Ivan Mayers, running, the decision to endorse Noriega was not an easy one, but the caucus has not compromised its commitment to advancing equality for GLBT people in Houston. After some thorough discussion, there was clear consensus on two things:

First, we can all be very proud of Noel Freeman and Ivan Mayers. Their courage is inspiring, and the GLBT community applauds them for running as openly gay men.

Second, the caucus must be unrelenting in its pursuit of equal rights for GLBT. Of course we want more GLBT elected officials, but, even more than that, we want equal rights as soon as possible. The Caucus is certain that, out of all the candidates, Melissa Noriega will be our most effective advocate. She is a proven leader with broad support. She has demonstrated a deep, personal understanding of GLBT issues, and she is more than prepared to run a victorious campaign. Noriega's screening was exemplary. She far outshined every other contender, including Freeman and Mayers. We are proud to support her, as proud as we've ever been.

The Houston GLBT Political Caucus enthusiastically looks forward to Melissa Noriega's tenure on city council, and we will be working diligently on her behalf right through May 12th, election day.

Tags: GLBT, Melissa Noriega, Endorsements, 2007 special election, Houston City Council, Houston GLBT Political Caucus, (All Tags)
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Ivan & Melissa (0.00 / 0)
Met Ivan at the DFA training in Houston. Nice guy. Since he stumped during some training speech, DFA reluctantly allowed Melissa to come in at lunch and give a short stump.

I do have one critique, which I told one of Melissa's campaign volunteers in my group. Do not run on the fact you took over your husband's legislative seat. I don't think it really proves anything. You can mention it but I don't think in short speeches it should be the first thing she brings up. And that is what she did with our group, which resulted in negative feedback.

Nonetheless I still think she will win.

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by: John McClelland @ Thu Mar 08, 2007 at 11:06:22 AM CST
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