piaced before Congress, which called for
federal funding of $12 million. He did
vote for the second bill that provided the
Conference with $5 million. "I felt," he
says, "that the first bill was an over-
funding and that the money could be
better used in other areas."
Christie says he would have voted to
fund the conference and feels, "it was a
good beginning in the effort to solve the
huge problems women have to face." He
points out, "the resolutions IWY asked
federal agencies to implement had already
been acted on by my agency. So we were
ahead of the game."
Krueger has been Congressman from
District 21 since 1974. Despite the Texas
Observer discrediting his New South
liberal image and labelling him "a bedrock conservative" in an in depth article
on Krueger (Texas Observer March 17,
1978) and despite the Congressional
Quarterly ranking him the eighth most
conservative freshman in the 94th Congress, Krueger still holds an appeal for
some liberal voters.
"He is an intellectual," explains
Democratic National Executive Commit-
teewoman Billie Carr, "and our people
love intellectuals-especially those who
quote Shakespeare." But many liberals
aren't impressed. Carr's own group, the
Harris County Democrats endorsed
Christie in a one-sided floor fight, after
the screening committee recommended
no endorsement in the race.
Krueger has gained national prominence for his efforts to free the oil and
gas industry from government regulation.
This has brought accusations from
Christie and others that Krueger is a
special-interest spokesman for the gas and
oil industry. While the congressman's
campaign literature calls him "Krueger of
Texas," opponents have printed bumper-
stickers with his logo slightly altered to
read "Krueger of Texaco." A large portion of Krueger's campaign debt from his
congressional race was in fact paid off by
Christie brought attention to that
image recently when he spent two hours
pumping gas and greeting customers at a
downtown Houston gas station owned by
an independent operator. "1 want to
point out the control major oil companies
have over our lives, especially over the
small businessman, like the owner of this
station, who is pressed on all sides by big
government and big business.
In spite of that stance, Christie has not
come up with a substantially different
proposal from Krueger's. While Krueger
calls for immediate deregulation of
natural gas, Christie supports deregulation
phased over five years.
Although Christie says Bob Krueger
votes like a progressive Republican,
Krueger calls himself an Independent
Democrat who is conservative on fiscal
issues. "I am pretty careful about
spending other people's money," says
Krueger. "I firmly uphold the capitalistic
system although we need to involve
His voting record shows Krueger to be
a moderate to conservative on social
issues. Progressive organizations like
Americans for Democratic Action, the
AFL-CIO, and the Consumer Federation
rated him 20%, 39%, and 25% respectively. Conservative organizations like the
American Conservative Union and the
Chamber of Commerce rated him 48%
Christie's record is available only on a
state level. In 1971, his last year in the
Texas Senate, the AFL-CIO rated him
80%, the Texas State Teachers Association, 100%, and the Texas League of
Conservative Voters declared him right
on six out of seven issues.
"I would like
you to look at
my record on
and review it."
"I would not
issues a top
priority of mine."
For Congressional races, see pages 24 - 26.
- COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT NO 6 -
A good judge
to have around Harris County.
Judge Bonner's three children know her best
as a loving and concerned parent.
The community knows her best as a responsible and dedicated citizen.
Hundreds of juvenile youngsters know
her best as a sympathetic and encouraging
Municipal and criminal court judges
know her best as a competent and good
Admitted to practice law in State of Texas
Actively engaged in practice with emphasis
on criminal law, juvenile law, probate law,
commercial law, family law and domestic
Served as attorney for several community
Former municipal court judge, City of
Harris County should vote to keep her.
With a strong belief in upholding the law,
Judge Alice Bonner is committed to the practice of law and to being a judge... being of
Harris County should vote to keep her.
American Bar Association
National Bar Association
American Judges Association
Gulf Coast Judges Association
Houston Bar Association
Black Women Lawyers Association
Houston Lawyers Association
Harris County should vote to keep Judge Alice Bonner.
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