• 11 years business, legal & public
• Director, Harris Co. Youth Village
Scout Troop, Bay Area Drug Abuse
• Director, Clear Lake Chamber of
• Member, American Judges Assoc,
Christian Businessmen's Committee
• Married to Betti Rose McNamara,
members Second Baptist Church
CAMPAIGN '801Z STATE
"As a pre siding Judge of Harris County
and a practicing attorney for eleven
years, I have the experience in interrelating with all facets of county government ... more importantly, I have
the experience in the real world of business which has taught me how to cut
through the money-wasting red tape of
the professional bureaucrats."
Representing the Public Interest
Paid for by Mike I)ris<oil Campaign. 806 Waugh Dr.. Houston. TX.
Joe Myers, Treasurer.
WORKING FOR YOU
• Presiding Judge-County Civil
Court At Law Mo. 2
• 19 years experience as
Assistant County Attorney
• Law Degree, University of Texas
Law School , 1960
• Degree in Business Administration,
University of Texas, 1953
• Member: State Bar of Texas,
Houston Bar Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Assoc,
Harris County Suburban Lawyers
Assoc, Pasadena Bar Assoc,
North Harris County Lawyers
Assoc, Harris County
Democrats, Harris County
Council of Organizations, Harris
County AFL-CIO Labor Council,
Area Five Democrats, Westside
Democrats, GPC, Coalition of
Clergymen & Civic Associations,
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JUDGE, HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL
COURT AT LAW NO. 2
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907 Heights Bfvd. Houston. Texas 77008
Focus on races in State Legislative District 79 and State Senate District 15.
•BY MORRIS EDELSON-
The Republicans are licking their chops.
Voters, undeterred by charges that they're
apathetic or stupid, and ticked off by a
drooping national pride and the economy,
will be charging to the polls in record
numbers this November, ready to fight
back. "In times of Bandaids and aspirins,
voters go to Democrats," says Senator
John Tower. "When they want stronger
stuff, they come to the Republican Party." Tower's explanation of why former
civil rights leaders are endorsing Ronald
Reagan and not a more liberal candidate
applies to local races as well.
The Democratic Party, its adherents,
and anyone who ever shook hands with a
liberal, are now in trouble, the most trouble they have been in since Reconstruction
days. The signs are more plentiful than
election posters. Political analyst Dr.
Richard Murray points out that the Republicans in Harris County and most of
its electoral subdivisions are winning simply by body-count: "Most of the new
population growth around Houston, especially out in the suburbs are Republicans. They are accustomed to voting Republican for a more conservative choice."
These new people, and some old ones,
no longer appreciate the catholicity of
the go-along, get-along style of typical
Texas Democratic Party operations.
That is why Debra Danburg and Jack
Ogg, running against unknowns for the
Texas House and Senate, respectively,
and representing sizeable chunks inside
the Loop, must nevertheless run scared.
The Republicans anywhere and everywhere have ceased to be pushovers, and
with their star in the ascendant, have attracted power-hungry people, money and
the opportunities formerly thought to
State Legislative District 79
Debra Danburg couldn't be more
suitable for state legislator. Wonder
Woman with a touch of Huck Finn, heir-
apparent to the outgoing popular State
Representative Ro,n Waters, articulate, a
bootstrapper, steely and charming, clear
about community involvement in solutions to the growing destabilization of
the inner city, crime, police, service
lacks, probable downgrading or urban
removal and continuing racism, sexism,
monopoly. . .
When she and her opponent for the
District 79 seat appear in public, she overwhelms Hap May with facts, deeds and
opinions and he retreats crab-like into
agreement or silence. May did not even
show up for the Channel 8 taping of
the candidates in which he was to appear
with Danburg. The conclusion of a
featured interview of the two candidates
in a local interview magazine, went as
DD. All the issues we've been talking
about, I've been working on for a
number of years. I have thick files of
cases where we've achieved successful
resolutions, legislation I've worked
on in the past, legislation I've already drafted for the future, which
can positively, tangibly affect people's lives in District 79 in a beneficial way. I'm glad to see that you
are finally taking an interest in this
community and in public lite, and I
hope you continue to do that. But
in seeking public office, I think it's
most beneficial to start on the ground
level and work your way up. Start
in civic and community groups; start
in party politics as a delegate; w^rk
in other people's campaigns. Actually
join the poltical groups in black, Mexican-American, senior citizens groups
and work in those groups. There are
coalitions in these communities, and
in the feminist and gay communities.
Get to know people. Don't just start
by knocking on doors two months before an election. Work with people for
common goals, helping build parks in
the Heights, working in the civic improvement groups. Working like that
it's very easy to develop an appreciation for your community and for
those people for you. It's very encouraging. I urge you to try it.
HM: I .am involved with this community. I love the people in this
community. I will continue as you've
advised me to.
Danburg, of course, outlined her political career in that advice, and May characteristically retreated. What hasn't the
woman done? Nights in law school, getting her degree, a precinct judge, Democratic Executive Committee member, and
issues chair of the Harris County Democrats. A life-long resident in 79, she has
won the endorsement of women's groups,
minority groups, and her many political
allies, many of them usually nor-partisan.
Out soliciting funds for her campaign are
her Democratic primary opponents, Peter
Armato, who ran second, Richard Petro-
nella and Don McCrorey.
Danburg takes strong positions on the
developing environmental mess in the