Houston GLBT Caucus: The Council Candidates Who Got Their Thumbs Up

The influential GLBT Political Caucus has issued their list of endorsements for the city council races, including the new so-hip-it-hurts Montrose/Heights district.

There, the caucus endorsed Ellen Cohen over Montrose Realtor Karen Derr and others. For the At-Large 2 seat, they chose Jenifer Rene Pool over former state rep Kristi Thibaut.

Candidates filled out a 48-question survey "about their qualifications, campaign, knowledge of City issues, and knowledge and support of issues affecting the GLBT community," as well as sat for an interview with a panel of caucus volunteers, the organization said.

"Our endorsement process has been one of the most stringent and respected processes in the city for decades." caucus president Noel Freeman said. "Our membership takes endorsements very seriously and votes in favor of the best-qualified candidates who we know can strongly represent not only the GLBT community but all Houstonians."

The list:

District B Jerry Davis District C Ellen Cohen District H Ed Gonzalez District I James Rodriguez District J Mike Laster District K Larry Green At-Large 1 Stephen Costello At-Large 2 Jenifer Rene Pool At-Large 3 Melissa Noriega At-Large 4 C.O. "Brad" Bradford At-Large 5 Jolanda "Jo" Jones

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