Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Farouk Shami speaks at Bay Ridge Christian Junior College in Kendleton, Texas

On Tuesday, December 22, Farouk Shami was a guest speaker at Bay Ridge Christian College at a forum for residents of Kendleton, Texas. Dr. Standford Simmons, who is the president of Bay Ridge College, welcomed the Democratic gubernatorial candidate as well as Kendleton's Mayor Darryl Humphrey. Shami shared his platform and fielded questions from the audience.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Farouk Shami files the necessary paperwork to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor in 2010.

On December 15, Gubernatorial Democratic Candidate Farouk Shami filed the necessary paperwork to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor in 2010. The filing took place at the Texas Democratic Party Headquarters in Austin, Texas and was followed by a press conference.

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Farouk Shami files paperwork to be the Democratic Party's nominee

Sunday, December 6, 2009



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HOUSTON-Farouk Shami, Democratic candidate for governor, issued the following statement concerning the endorsement of Hank Gilbert (D-Whitehouse), who exited the race for Texas Governor at 12:00 PM CST Friday in favor of the race for Agriculture Commissioner, and gave his endorsement to Mr. Shami:


"I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of Hank Gilbert. Hank ran an excellent campaign and we share a remarkably similar vision for Texas. The policies Hank formulated and put forth in this race mirror many of my own ideas and beliefs and I will be carrying forward many of his ideas through the remainder of my campaign and into the Governor's office next January.

Jobs, strengthening the Texas economy, protecting our environment, improving public education, equal rights for all, and improving transportation infrastructure in our state are key to making Texas a world leader and incubator for innovation in government and industry.

The support Hank amassed in his race represents a significant portion of our party's grassroots, progressive base. I look forward to earning their support in the coming weeks and months as I continue my campaign for Governor of Texas.

I look forward to working with Hank as we lead the effort to turn Texas blue again."



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Houston Grassroots Forum hosted by Farouk Shami - Dec. 10 - SHAPE Community Center

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hank Gilbert Endorses Farouk Shami For Governor and Will Move To Ag Commissioner Race

TYLER—Hank Gilbert (D-Whitehouse) on Friday announced that he would exit the race for Texas Governor to pursue a bid for Agriculture Commissioner.

“In August when I made the decision to enter the race for Governor, it was to provide the leadership and bold ideas this state needs. At the time, I believed I was the only candidate who could win and carry a tide of Democratic victories from the state House to the courthouse,” Gilbert said.

“With recent entries into the race, it’s become clear that there are now two people seeking the support of Democrats who can continue this fight to victory and allow me to return to the race for Agriculture Commissioner,” Gilbert continued.

“One of them I’m proud to support as a friend and fellow Texan, a man who will serve the citizens of this amazing state faithfully and provide them with the leadership to overcome any challenge. It’s my honor and privilege to endorse Farouk Shami for Governor of Texas,” he concluded.

“Farouk will force the transformation of Texas into a global leader in education, renewable energy, civil rights, and transportation,” Gilbert said.

In announcing his move to the race for Agriculture Commissioner, Gilbert confirmed rumors that he had been asked to consider other spots on the ballot. “While it’s true others have asked me to explore other offices on the ballot, Agriculture Commissioner is the decision I have made as it puts me in the one other office where I know I can best serve Texans.”

As the 2006 Democratic Party nominee for Agriculture Commissioner, Gilbert garnered more votes than any other non-judicial statewide candidate on the party’s ticket.

“For me, my race for governor comes to an honorable conclusion. Today I start anew down an already familiar road into a familiar battle, and it is one I can and will win,” he said.

“The decision to seek the office of Agriculture Commissioner is mine, and no outside factors have influenced my decision. I announce this endorsement because I believe Farouk Shami can win and will breathe new life into our party and into Texas,” he said. “The policies I introduced as a gubernatorial candidate are close to my heart, and Farouk Shami concurs with what I proposed. I take comfort in the fact that the hard work I have done on transportation, LGBT issues, education, tier one universities, education funding, and energy and the environment will live on,” he noted.

“The ideas and people I fought for are the same ideas and people Farouk will fight for,” he concluded.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Farouk for Governor Campaign gives to the needy in Houston communities

On November 25, the Farouk for Governor African-American Outreach team participated in the Thanksgiving turkey give away led by Pastor Elmo Johnson of Rose of Sharon Church in the 4th Ward area.

November 26 the African-American Outreach team partnered with Bishop Prince Bryant of the Island of Hope Church in 5th Ward to feed hundreds of needy citizens.

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