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It's Election Day: Our endorsements.

The Chronicle recommends these candidates and amendments on today's ballot.
Houston Chronicle
Updated 7:52 pm, Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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The Chronicle urges you to vote. Following is a list of our endorsements for candidates and propositions. We did not screen candidates in uncontested races.

City of Houston, General Election

Mayor

Annise D. Parker

Houston City Council

District A: Brenda Stardig

District B: Jerry Davis

District D: Anthony Robinson

District F: Al Hoang

District G: Oliver Pennington

District I: Graci Garces

 

At-Large Position 1: Stephen C. Costello

At-Large Position 2: David W. Robinson

At-Large Position 3: Rogene Gee Calvert

At-Large Position 4: C.O. "Brad" Bradford

At-Large Position 5: Jack Christie

 

Houston City Controller

Bill Frazer

 

Houston Independent School District, Trustee Election

District I: Anna Eastman

District VII: Harvin C. Moore

District IX: Wanda Adams

 

Houston Community College System, Trustee Election

District I: Zeph Capo

District II: Bruce A. Austin

District III: Adriana Tamez

District V: Robert Glaser

District VII: Neeta Sane

 

Harris County Bond Election

 

PROPOSITION 1: "The issuance of $70,000,000.00 Harris County adult detention central joint processing center bonds and the levying of the tax in payment thereof." FOR

 

PROPOSITION 2: "The issuance of $217,000,000.00 Harris County Astrodome redevelopment bonds and the levying of an additional separate ad valorem tax in payment thereof which is anticipated to increase tax rates within said county." FOR

State of Texas Constitutional Amendment Election

 

PROPOSITION 1: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action." FOR

PROPOSTION 2: "The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational." FOR

 

PROPOSITION 3: "The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption." FOR

 

PROPOSITION 4: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization." FOR

 

PROPOSITION 5: "The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan." FOR

 

PROPOSITION 6: "The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources." FOR

 

PROPOSITION 7: "The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less." FOR

 

PROPOSITION 8: "The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County." FOR

 

PROPOSITION 9: "The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct." FOR