Houston’s largest GLBT political organization acknowledges Smith as their candidate to represent District 137
April 4, 2012 – (HOUSTON, TX) – On Wednesday night, the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, which represents over 200,000 voters, county wide, endorsed Jamaal Smith as the Democratic nominee for State Representative, House District 137. The endorsement comes as recognition of Mr. Smith’s ongoing activism for equality and advancement.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus. The Caucus is made up of some of our most vocal and active community leaders and I am thrilled to have them on my side,” said Smith. “I have always been a firm believer in equal treatment of all people and with the support of the caucus, I will continue to fight for the civil rights of every Texan.”
The nonpartisan HGLBTPC endorses candidates on the basis of their support for GLBT rights, regardless of political party. Founded in 1975, The HGLBTPC is one the longest serving civil rights organizations in Houston. The HGLBTPC continues to mobilize the city’s gay and gay-friendly voters to elect pro-GLBT candidates, and influence local, state, and national elections.
Jamaal Smith most recently served as policy advisor and community liaison for State Senator Rodney Ellis. Prior to that, Jamaal was the Executive Director of the Harris County Democratic Party and worked as Legislative Director for the late Representative Joe E. Moreno. Jamaal Smith is a resident of the Westchase area in Southwest Houston and a graduate of the University of Houston. Jamaal is currently pursuing a law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
For more information on Jamaal Smith and his campaign, visit http://www.votejamaal.com.