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Rev. Dr. William Lawson Endorses Jolanda “Jo” Jones

Rev. Dr. William Lawson announced his endorsement today of Jolanda “Jo” Jones in her re-election campaign for Houston City Council, At-Large Position 5.

“Jolanda Jones is the conscience of our City Council,” said Lawson. “She asks the toughest questions to ensure that city government lives up to its promise of making life better for all our people. Politics can be rough, but Houstonians are lucky to have Jolanda Jones fighting for them.”

Jones said, “I am honored to have the endorsement of Rev. Dr. Lawson. He is a giant in the civil rights movement, and his lifelong work is one of the main reasons that Houston is – and will stay – one of the best places in America for families.”

Rev. Lawson joins the Houston Chronicle, the Jewish Herald Voice and a growing list of community leaders and organizations supporting Jones, including:

Mayor Bill White • Former Mayor Lee P. Brown • Former Congressman Chris Bell • State Sen. Mario Gallegos • State Sen. John Whitmire • State Rep. Carol Alvarado • State Rep. Garnet Coleman • State Rep. Jessica Farrar • State Rep. Senfronia Thompson • State Representative Kristi Thibaut • Former Council Member Rob Todd • HISD Trustee Carol Galloway • HISD Trustee Paula Harris • Former Port Commissioner Howard Middleton • Across the Track PAC • Afro-American Sheriff Deputies League • Asian American Democrats of Texas • Christians for a Better Government (Rev. Willie Wright, Chair) • Communications Workers of America, Local 6222 • Floodway Coalition of Houston • Harris County AFL-CIO Council • Harris County Council of Organizations • Harris County Tejano Democrats • Houston 80-20 Asian American Political Action Committee • Houston Apartment Association • Houston Black American Firefighters Association • Houston Contractors Association • Houston Council of Engineering Companies • Houston Educational Support Personnel (HESP) Union, Local 6315 • Houston GLBT PC PAC • Houston Organization of Public Employees (HOPE), Local 123 • Houston Police Officers Union • Houston Stonewall Young Democrats • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers • Oak Forest Democrats • Pipe Fitters Local Union #211 • Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas Action Fund, Inc. • Pleasantville Voters League • Plumbers Local Union #68 • Seafarers International Union • Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1 • Spring Branch Democrats • Texas Federation of Teachers (partial list)

Houston City Councilmember Jolanda “Jo” Jones believes in a Houston where a kid like her can grow up to be a successful lawyer and businesswoman, a homeowner, a City Councilmember and most importantly, a mom who can afford to give her son the opportunity for a bright future. Jones serves as Chair of the Council’s Housing and Community Development Committee. In addition to being a champion for affordable housing issues, Jones is working for a stronger economy, safer neighborhoods and a city that is free from discrimination. Learn more at

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