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Houston Breakthrough, May 1980 - Page 7. May 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 26, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5534/show/5509.

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(May 1980). Houston Breakthrough, May 1980 - Page 7. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5534/show/5509

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Title Houston Breakthrough, May 1980
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Date May 1980
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  • Texas
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript "I am interested in investigating a program within the business community to provide women on welfare with both work and day care services," she says. Also, she wants to work with the Displaced Homemakers Act to help more women get into the work force. If elected, Bass says she would try to expand the Victim Compensation Act to cover burglary and property damage, and would help develop a regional flood control plan that "might include a tax incentive to encourage developers to provide run-off ponds." She favors a close examination on the re-districting issue in order to expand minority representation; some change in the House to remove the power of appointment from the Speaker of the House, and an increase in teacher salaries. Paul Colbert has lived in Houston for 13 years. For six years, he was Research Director of the Senate Education Committee in the state legislature. He is endorsed by the Harris County Democrats, PASO, and ACORN. Colbert says he wants to see an "overhaul of the school finance system to raise teacher salaries and to provide equal educational opportunities for all students." He says he would propose legislation to create a regional flood control authority and to restructure the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority board to include elected as well as appointed members. Property tax relief is also a needed reform, Colbert says. John Ray Douglass, University of Houston law professor and director of the National College of District Attorneys, has lived in Houston six years. "I am interested in the area of crime and want to speed up the appellate process for criminal cases through the use of an intermediate appeals court," Douglass says. "I would like to expand and improve the victim restitution legislation and assist in an intra-rapid transit system." He says he would work for a reduction in the power of the Speaker of the House and an increase in the power of legislative members. Dan Downey, Republican incumbent, has lived in Houston for four years. Downey expresses interest in a bill to create mandatory sentences for people who use guns or other lethal weapons in committing crimes. "There is too much focus on the criminal and not enough on the victim. That needs to be changed," Downey says. He also favors salary increases for police officers and teachers. Janet Warner Fisher is an English teacher at Lanier Junior High School and a nine-year Houston resident. She is a member of the Harris County Women's Political Caucus. If elected, she says she would immediately propose the establishment of a "Texas Credit Agency," through which Texans could get loans from surplus state funds. She says she favors higher salaries for teachers and other public employees. Fisher supports a "Women's Advocate" on the state level, opposes the Right-to-Work law and favors flood control studies and stringent handgun laws. Ray Lemmon, native Houstonian and former state legislator, is an independent businessman in insurance and real estate. "The state needs to live within its income and doesn't need expanding programs in a time of inflation," he says. He adds that senior citizens "should be exempt from paying taxes on products such as clothing, household items and home improvement materials." He says he supports "a constitutional amendment to kick every member (of the Criminal Court of Appeals) out of office and form a new one." Willard J. Vital, assistant director of Hester House Community Center and professional social worker, has lived in Houston for 18 years. He was an administrative aide to former Mayor Fred Hofheinz. "I support regional flood control, additional support and funds for sex education to lower the rate of teenage pregnancies, change in the state's paternal rights law by increasing the time of establishing paternal rights from one year to seven years, greater welfare payments for mothers of children with special needs, higher salaries for teachers, and spending the budget more efficiently," Vital says. "I want to involve more people in politics, especially the young, through a bill or resolution whereby principals could register 18-year-olds in school." He said he also favors a proposal for public financing of state election campaigns. District 80 incorporates the Texas Medical Center, part of the Rice University and Braes Bayou areas as well as Sunnyside and the University of Houston area. It borders Sims Bayou on the north, Cullen Avenue on the east, Reed Road on the south and Kirby Drive on the west. Marianita Paddock is a free lance writer, and a journalism graduate from Texas A & M University. She works for a local company in public relations. THE COUNTY The news of the county attorney and county commissioners' races may prompt the question: who needs Harris County? Isn't it something out there in the rice- fields of Richmond or the marshes of Katy? Yes, but Harris County is closer to you than that. The next mosquito that bites you, the next flood you have to wade through, and the next jail cell you may sit in will fall under the jurisdiction of the county. The county registers births, deaths, automobiles, marriages, divorces and wills, as well as providing police and roads, sewers and sheriffs to the three- fifths of Harris County still unincorporated. The elections to its governing body, the county commissioners' court, and to the position of its chief legal officer, the BY MORRIS EDELSON county attorney, mean control over an area four times as large as Houston and a budget of 900 million dollars. Most of that sum (as large as the national budget of several Central American nations) is raised from property taxes. Four men spend it all; one man, the county attorney, advises them. Dick Raycraft, coordinator for the county commissioners, says that Harris is gaining strength relative to the city government. He thinks the commissioners and the attorney may soon gain far- reaching powers over the lives of Houstonians as well as people in the outback. "Historically, the county has been the single most important government entity. It is the arm of the state. Some of its former roles of land registration, road-build- RE-ELECT ANNE GREENE HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRPERSON POSITIVE PROVEN LEADERSHIP! ENDORSED BY Harris County Women's Political Caucus • Harris County Democrats GPC • Hispanic GPC • PASO • ACORN • Steel workers Machinists in AW Local 15 • Joint Council District 58 Teamsters Union West Side Democrats • University of Houston Young Democrats Jewish Herald Voice • Congressman Mickey Leland Paid for by Re-elect Anne Greene Committee 2500 West Loop South, Suite 480; Houston, TX. 77027; 965-0251 TENNANT Democratic Candidate For Judge 314th Family District Court Prior public service: • Juvenile Court Referee for 313th, 314th and 315th Family District Courts — 6 years • Executive Assistant to County Judge of Harris County, assisting with Probate — 7 years Many years in private law practice Paid for by the Geraldine B. Tennant Campaign 2777 Allen Parkway, Suite 825, Houston, Texas 77019 Treasurers Mary Dean and H.D. Reynolds Enough gouging by the utility giants and the big oil companies . . . enough secret backroom deals! Let's elect a Railroad Commissioner who will stand up to the monopolies and fight for those of us who pay the bills. Vote for Jim Hightower in the Democratic primary on May 3rd. Higwg Pol. Adv. paid for by The Hightower Committee, 4423 Richmond, Houston, Texas 77027 ^<b MIKE DRISCOLL county attorney Paid Kor liv Mike Dristoll Campaign. SOfi Waugh Dr. Houston, Tx. .Joe Myers, Treasurer. MAY 1980