My name is Jon Powell, and I am a candidate for U.S. Congress in the 36th district here in southeast Texas.
A little about me
I am a husband and father, a scientist and a geologist. I have my own environmental and management consulting business and I have worked with companies here and across the globe.
We moved to Taylor Lake Village in 1988 when Cindy Evans, my wife, got a job at NASA. We spawned two native Texan sons, now grown up and on their own. We raised them surrounded by the friendship of our community. Each of or family members is committed to public service and giving back to others in our community. I have served as City Councilman and Mayor of Taylor Lake Village. Cindy has been on the police commission. Our boys have volunteered and worked to serve the public since they were little kids.
2018 is a pivotal election for this district and our country
We need to get the government back on track where it was intended—to serve the good of the people and provide opportunity for all. This will take new leadership—here and in congressional races across the country—so we can put the country back on the path of investing in America so we can make a brighter future—for our kids and grandkids.
Put real voices in Congress
I’m running for Congress to help put real voices in Congress so we can implement policies that help us build an economy that works for everyone—for people living in the more populated areas along the coast to those in the rural areas in the piney forests of East Texas.
We need someone to build a positive and practical agenda that will help lift us up. I am the person to do this.
President Trump, Congress and the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality are actively working to increase pollution of the air we breathe. In Houston and across Texas we need to protect our children and families from deadly fumes.
Trump and the Republicans in Congress, including Congressional District 36 representative Brian Babin, are axing the EPA’s budget by a third. That means far less enforcement of Clean Air laws, in addition to weakening laws and regulations to clean our air. Likewise, Republican leaders in Texas cut TCEQ’s funds by $6M to cut back enforcement of environmental projection in our communities.
Whether you live in Houston or in Orange, or other small towns or rural areas, the dirty air will find you as it moves across county lines. Support a solid opponent to Brian Babin. Jon Powell has the technical knowledge and experience to stand up to the weak rationals the GOP uses to break down environmental protections of the air we breathe.
Jon Powell, a scientist and small business owner, decided he had to run for Congress after the 2016 election because the elected representatives in Washington were failing America. He saw this especially in Texas Congressional District 36, which runs from Houston/Clear Lake area across nine SE Texas counties (Chambers, Jasper, Hardin, Harris, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk and Tyler) – a region that needs much more than failed representative Brian Babin. Babin, favoring ill-conceived policies of the past instead of representing the interests of Texas voters, is simply not the problem-solver we need for our communities, energy industries, aerospace leadership and bottom line, creating good jobs.
Like other many scientists across the country (see LA Times article about scientists running for office) , Jon Powell knows practical, logical approaches can be applied to our country’s gnawing problems. And based on decades of working in groups to solve complex, technical issues, Jon knows that research and analysis, solution testing, talking to voters and cooperative efforts will lead to the prosperous future we need in SE Texas.
Like most scientists, Jon Powell’s not a slick story teller, he’s a “let’s sit down, talk this through, and reason it out” problem-solver.
“We need a representative who actually works for the people.”
With that observation, Jon Powell, former Mayor of Taylor Lake Village, announces his run for U.S. Congress to represent all of Congressional District 36 of Texas.
Jon, a geologist and small business owner, has a long career working with energy and chemical companies to improve their environmental and safety performance.
People tell Jon that the residents of Texas’ 36th Congressional District and the country need a representative who uses facts and reason to direct America’s resources and programs to benefit everyone. Jon will be that representative.
“My past public service and solid professional technical experience are proof that I’ll hit the ground running for voters across Southeast Texas, from our small towns all the way to Houston,” Jon stated.