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James “Joe” Joseph for Houston
July 22, 2019
Best Wishes to Amanda Edwards
Since our campaign kickoff, July 6th, a large, diverse, group of Houstonians are supporting and joining the “Joseph for Houston” campaign. We have seen tremendous support from the business community along with a host of churches, civic clubs, community organizations, and voters from all over Houston.
I am grateful to Houston’s At-Large #4 incumbent, Amanda Edwards, for her support by joining fellow council members Mike Knox and David W. Robinson, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, TEXAS State Rep. Harold Dutton, and former Mayor Anise Parker to speak the past two years during my Annual Fall Fest at Lyons Unity Missionary Baptist Church, and hope she will give Houston a voice as she goes for statewide office. Amanda Edwards would also be the first black woman to serve in the seat.
I am also grateful for the unanimous decision by Houston City Council, in response to my advocacy, to bring a new grocery store opening in 5th Ward’s food desert this year. Because empowering communities is my greatest reward, if there is anything my campaign for Houston City Council may do to work together to achieve more, let’s move the needle on where it counts.
I invite every voter to join my campaign with a bold, marvelous, new militancy to make Houston an incubator for investment and innovation, promote a better quality of life, and strengthen communities.
As united neighbors involved to improve, our destinies are ties together. Let’s champion our joint ideas and social messaging around the hashtag:
You are invited to:
Tag your best feedback, cooperation, special moments, and ideas to #UNIFYHOUSTON and prepare for a great harvest together.
Yours in Service,
James “Joe” Joseph
James “Joe” Joseph is a Candidate for Houston City Council District B. He is a native Houstonian, business owner, associate pastor of Lyons Unity MBC, CEO of Neighborhood Enrichment Xchange, and an alumnus of Texas Southern University Barbara Jordan — Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. He is an author of two books published internationally and holds active membership with NAACP, National Society of Leadership and Success, American Planning Association, and True Level Lodge #226. Rev. Dr. Theodore Freeman is his mentor, and Joe’s commitment to excellence in leadership are underscored by recognition on the local, state, and Congressional levels.
Joe also serves on the Blue Ribbon Committee for Houston Community College North East, leads Superneighborhood #55, 5th Ward Civic Club, Neighborhood Enrichment Xchange, as well as the organization founded by former Mayor, Lee Brown, Blocks Organizing Neighborhood Defense.
Joe’s community leadership also includes:
- established partnerships that included Starbucks CEO Howard Schwartz with more than 5,000 volunteers to repair over 1,200 homes
- helped over 240 seniors get into new homes, get much needed utility assistance, and puts people to work everyday on city cleanup projects
- led efforts to get over 300 street lights turned on to reduce crime
- galvanized 6 organizations with Rice University Center for Civic Leadership to work community gardens in food deserts and feed over 60,000 Houston seniors, and
- worked successfully to bring a major grocery store to 5th Ward.
Joe has the full support of a growing list of community:
- Lewis W. Edwards, TSU, Dir. Donor Relations
- Rev. Dr. William Anthony Jordan, Pastor Terrance Hall, and more…
- Dr. Katheryn Clark-Thompson, New Direction Community Fellowship
- Political Sci. Professor, U of H & TSU, Sherridan Schwartz, daughter of prominent journalist & TSU professor, George McElroy
- Blocks Organizing Neighborhood Defense, founded by Mayor Brown
- Top Ladies of Distinction
- Superneighborhood #55
- 5th Ward Civic Club
Now a large, diverse, group of Houstonians are supporting and joining the James “Joe” Joseph campaign both because of the work that I have done and my leadership on issues. I challenge every voter to join my campaign with a bold, marvelous, new militancy to make Houston an incubator for investment and innovation, promote a better quality of life, and strengthen communities. Learn more at: