Just moments ago, I filed to be the next Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party. The process of coming to this decision has come after months of discussion about the future of our party and after years of leading in various capacities both at the local and national.
The time is now to prepare for 2018 and 2020 and beyond. Harris County Republicans need to win again. We need to stand for something, and we need to unify and communicate that to the people of Harris County. I hope you will join me in this effort.
Carmona calls on Young Republicans in particular who one day aspire to run for office. “Compelling causes is what we live about,” he said. “It’s not enough that we want to win, but to be worthy of winning. Leadership is when you embody the community you want to represent. Are you embodying the ideals of the people around you? Do you have skin in the game? Do you invest of your time? Are you becoming worthy of winning, not just for elections, but winning the hearts and minds of the people you promised to represent and bring to a brighter future to?”
“It doesn’t matter if you are a candidate or a block walker,” Carmona explained. “You are selling a brand, and it is upheld by servant leadership.”
The Young Dream Changers is just one example of an organization having a great and good impact on its community. Since the program began, many of the kids have completely cut ties with gang culture. In fact, the program has had to add more qualifiers for kids to stay involved or join. Now students need to maintain past commitments and add more community service so they can stay in the program.
Carmona encourages others to get involved in programs like the Young Dream Changers. “The takeaway for Republicans young or old: get involved, stay involved, to protect our communities and make sure we are again servant leaders,” he said.
Today’s Heights Community Extra features a couple of interesting events taking place in our community this weekend, with the Pumpkin Paradise (pumpkin patch) lasting until October 31. The weather is supposed to be great this weekend, so if you’re not out walking with us and visiting our neighbors, please consider attending these events. And don’t forget to wear your Chris Carmona for State Rep t-shirt!
I hope this next year brings as many great blessings and relationships to each and everyone of us as it did this year. If you have made errors in the past, there is a never a timeline to start fresh, but if you believe you need a baseline, then use today as that day and move forward with learning from the past and recognizing the positives along the way. We only get one life, one chance, one day at a time…make it worth every second. Today is a gift, that is why it is called the Present. Be good to yourselves and to each other, and have a great time celebrating with those that matter!
HOUSTON – Chris Carmona, native Houstonian, local attorney and small business operator, filed paperwork to be on the Republican ballot for House District 148 on Monday afternoon.
“Texas faces many challenges when it comes to funding education and providing a pro-growth economic environment; challenges when it comes to budgeting and job creation; challenges when it comes to government transparency and property taxes,” said Carmona. “My district deserves more than self interested politicians who are afraid to lead, they only serve the same old political insider groups in Austin and do not serve the community that we call home. I’m ready to fight for my district. I’m ready for the slings and arrows of an entrenched incumbent who is out of answers and devoid of solutions.”
House District 148 rests entirely in Harris County and threads together many diverse neighborhoods, such as the Heights, Spring Branch, Timbergrove Manor, parts of Second Ward, Near Northside, and Lindale Park.
“District 148 is my home. This is a great place to live and spend time with my daughters. There is a great heritage that can be seen in any of the local neighborhoods here. I want to inspire and empower our communities to be havens of opportunity and involvement,” said Carmona. “Answers can be found in our people; not every answer comes from politicians in Austin. The objective is to work with the people, not against them.”
I wanted to take a moment and ask you to join me in remembering our veterans today. The brave members of America’s military services have sacrificed much in their duty to our country. Not only the many lives lost, but also the time away from home and family, in training(s) and in duty.
Veterans have kept us the home of the free and the land of the brave. I thank each and every veteran. I hope you will join me.