Endorsements

I am very grateful for the endorsements I have received from the following elected officials, organizations and individuals for the 2017 & 2021 HISD School Board races.

Organizations

Houston Chronicle

Houston GLBT Political Caucus

Houstonians for Great Public Schools

Students Need Libraries

Texas Democratic Party

Harris County AFL-CIO

Harris County Tejano Democrats

Harris County Young Democrats

Houston Federation of Teachers

Houston Asian American 80-20 PAC

Houston Stonewall Young Democrats

CWA

Community Voices for Public Education

Texas Organizing Project

Jackie Anderson,

President, Houston Federation of Teachers

Dr. Richard Tapia,

Professor, Rice University and 

Director of the Tapia Center for Equity & Excellence

Mr. Steve Amstutz,

Director of Institute for Research & Reform in Education

and former Lee High School Principal 

Dr. Laurie Ballering,

Senior Director of Program Design and Evaluation

Dr. Maria Benzon,

former University of Houston Professor

Dr. Samuel Brower,

Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of CUIN M.Ed. Program,

University of Houston

Dr. Gayle Curtis,

University of Houston, former principal

 

Arun Gir,

Executive Director-IEducate, Illuminating Young Minds

Dr. Roopa Gir,

President-IEducate, Illuminating Young Minds

Dr. Patricia Holland,

Professor Emerita of Education -University of Houston

Dr. Fran Huckaby, Director of TCU Center for Public Education and HISD graduate

Dr. Ann McCoy,

Director of Research, MHMRA

Dr. Linda McNeil,

Professor of Education, Rice University

Dr. Steven Pei,

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering- University of Houston Executive Director, Southwest Public Safety Technology Center

 

Dr. Billy Reagan,

former HISD Superintendent- 12 years

Dr. Donna Reid,

Author, Dilemmas in Educational Leadership ; Teacher, The Kinkaid School; Parent, Houston ISD

Dr. Augustina Reyes,

Professor, University of Houston

 

Mr. Chuck Robinson,

president- Congress of Houston Teachers

 

Dr. Jackie Sack

Dr. Christal Seahorn,

Assistant Professor of Writing and Digital Rhetoric, University of Houston Clear Lake

Dr. Perri Segura,

Associate Professor, University of Houston

Dr. Anita Wadhwa,

Founder of Justice Collaborative of Houston

Dr. Cameron White,

Professor & Coordinator - Social Education, Critical Humanities, International Education, University of Houston

Educational Leaders

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia,

29th Congressional District

Hon. John Whitmire,

Texas State Senator - Senate District 15

Hon. Gene Wu,

Texas State Representative - District 137 

Hon. Penny Morales-Shaw,

Texas State Representative - District 148

Hon. Rodney Ellis,

Harris County Commissioner- Precinct 1

Hon. Adrian Garcia,

Harris County Commissioner- Precinct 2

Hon. Abbie Kamin,

City Council Member - District C

Hon. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz,

City Council Member - District D

Hon. Ed Gonzalez,

Harris County Sheriff

Hon. Dylan Osborne,

Harris County Treasurer

Hon. Chris Hollins,

former Harris County Clerk

Hon. Lillie Schechter,

former Harris County Democratic Party Chair

Hon. Zeph Capo,

former HCC Trustee-District 1 and President of Texas Federation of Teachers

 

Elected Officials 

Hon. Monica Flores Richart,

Houston Community College Trustee, District 1

Hon. Andrea Duhon, 

Harris County Board of Education Trustee, Position 4, Pct 3

Hon. Danayel (Danny) Norris,  

Harris County Board of Education Trustee, Position 6, Pct 1

Hon. Paula Arnold,

former HISD School Board President

Hon. Juliet Stipeche,

former Director of Education,

City of Houston and former HISD School Board Trustee-District VIII

Hon. Gilberto Hinojosa,

Texas Democratic Party Chair

Hon. Jessica Farrar,

former Texas State Representative - District 148

Hon. Ellen Cohen,

former City Council Member - District C

 

Hon. Mike Laster,

former City Council Member - District J

Hon. Gordan Quan,

former Houston City Council Member- At Large Position 2

 

Hon. Sue Lovell,

former Houston City Council Member

Hon. Erica S. Lee,

former Harris County Board of Education Trustee, Pos. 6, Pct. 1

Hon. Jim Henley,

former Harris County Board of Education Trustee

Stephanie Ace

Larry Allen 

Anne & German Amador

Rafael Ayala

Kris Banks

Debora Banner

Lindsey Bartlett

Joe Bartolotta

Jorge Batrez

Tom Behrman,

former president, R.E. Lee High School Alumni

Antoy Bell,

Houston Lawyers' Association-Past President

Gerry Birnberg,

Founding Partner Williams, Birnberg and Anderson

Hon. Kathy Blueford- Daniels

Maria Elena Bottazzi

Richard Braastad

Carla Brailey

Gram Brinson

Sahra Bukhavi

Diana Candida

Saul Cantu

Dakota Carter

Ivan Castillo

Sarah Castillo

Paul Castro

Debbie Chen,

Immigration Attorney

Grace Cheng

Gregory Chernis

Zoe Chernis

Bob Choate,

PCT 902 Republican Chair

Eva Chu

Rachel Clarke

Kyle Cohart

Emily Cole,

retired principal, HISD

John Corson

Sherri Cothrun,

PCT 200 Chair

Christine Cullen

Mohammed Damani

Neelam Damani

Rozina Damani

Joe and Kadisha Davidson

Colin Dempsey

Claudia de Leon

Nair del Vecchio

Kelly Dent

Lisa Descant

Andrew Dewey

Lucie Dunwoody,

Board of Directors-The Jung Center

 

Rachel Dvoretzky

Ann and Jim Eagleton

D'Andrea Edwards

Ebru Erdini

Gayle Fallon,

former President of Houston Federation of Teachers

Frances "Sissy" Farenthold

Joe Fax

Diana Featherston

Maria Fernandez

David Feldwisch

Abbey Fogelson

Cecil Fong

Ramiro Fonseca

Erin Fuchs

William Galbraith

Takisha Gastille

Paloma Garner and Michael Cannon

Gary and Susan Gartner

Other Individuals

Tom Gederberg

 

Harry Gee,

Principal, Law Office of Harry Gee, Jr. & Associates 

Aliza Geretz,

 SD 17 Chair and PCT 139 Chair

Aman Gheewalla

Lance Gilliam

Beverly & Ed Gor,

National President Chinese American Citizens Alliance

 

Andrea Greer 

Susan Haines, PCT 127 Chair

 

Debbie Hall

 

Dorcas Hand

 

Shelby Hansen

 

Irum Haq

 

Sydney Hayden

 

Lauren Zeleski Heath

 

Ricardo Hernandez

 

Julie Horie

 

Alia Vinson & Robert Icsezen,

founder-Icsezen PLLC

 

Omer and Mahenou Ilahi

 

Rabia Ilahi

 

Janet Izaguirre

 

Greg Jeu

 

Carolina Jiménez-Marcos

 

Mark Johnson & Jenny Staff Johnson

 

Beverly Jurenko & Wayne Gardner

 

Lee Kaplan & Diana Hudson

 

Eric Jones

 

Lida Keene

 

Wendy & Mavis Kelsey

 

Hany Khalil

 

Geoff Knight

 

Inna Kozinsky

 

Ruth Kravetz

 

Denise Kuntz

 

Sarah LaBell-Bentley 

 

David Landry

 

Alice Lee

 

C. C. Lee

Jason Lee,

National Political Representative, AFSCME

Heidi Leventhal 

Lane Lewis

Nancy J. Li

Victor Li

Dawn Lin

Jean Lin

Frank M. K. Liu,

President of Lovett Homes and InTownHomes,

Liu Family Foundation

 

Stephanie Logterman

Marla Lopez

 

Kerry Lynch

 

Suzanne Lyons,

Library Director- Ft Bend ISD

Jimmy Ma

 

Jean May,

Arts philanthropist and

Board of Directors and volunteer,

Houston Ballet

 

Naomi Macias

 

Gary Nakamura

 

Louis Malfaro

 

Alexandra & James Marshall

 

Douglas Martin

 

Biliulfo Martinez

 

Carlos Martinez

 

Joaquin Martinez

 

Julian Martinez

 

Alice McCarthy

 

Tim McCloskey

 

Mel McQueary

Amanda McDonald

 

Patricia McDonald

 

Kathy McDougal

 

Larry MacKinzie

 

Louisa B. Meacham

 

Stacey Medillin

 

Luis Medina 

 

Carolyn Mighell

 

Karen Miller

Bonnie Milliet

 

Heather Milliet

 

Gabriela Mindiola

 

Linda & Louie Montoya

 

Frank and Cathy Montgomery

 

Sara Morgan,

Founding President- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

 

Diane Morrow

 

Ellie Morse 

 

Mary Morrison,

PCT 435 Chair

 

Michael Morrow

 

Rufi Natarajan,

PCT 710 Chair

 

Allison Newport

 

Frances "Poppy" Northcutt

 

Carmen Nuncio

 

Michael Obringer

 

Tom O'Connell 

 

Sharon Ogren

 

Broderick Osburne

 

Hoang Quan Vu,

Chair-Board of Trustees, Asian American Bar Foundation, Former Chair, Houston Asian American Bar Assoc, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, former Harvard Club President

 

Frank Pacheco

 

Juanita Page-Gish

 

Ann Petrillo,

former president and director, Association Of Texas Professional Educators Region 4

Ryan Penner

Traci & Chris Riley

 

Richard Robbins

 

Jackie Rodriguez

 

Steve Rosencranz,

founder of the Woods Project

 

Donna Ross

 

Mary Ann Ross Ryerson

 

Janice Rubin

 

Lina Sabouni,

AUTOARCH Architects, LLC

 

Vincent Sanders,

Precinct 525 Chair

 

Hon. Elizabeth Santos

 

Jackie Santos

 

Shilpa Sarang

 

Lauren Schultz

 

Christal Seahorn

 

Brenda Serpas

 

Richard Shaw 

 

Lauren Singer

Michael Skelly,

Founder and President of Clean Line Energy

 

Louis Sklar,

former executive vice president of development and operations of Hines, board board of Herman Park Conservancy, Real Estate Committee of the Menil Foundation, and the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business

Sister Mama Sonya

Hon. Holly Villaseca

Anne Whitlock

Shannon Wight

Suzannah Wong

Philip Woods

Paul Yin

Walter Zama

Keying Zhang