Texas Primary Election on March 6

2018 voting dates in Texas
Important voting dates in Texas, 2018

2018 could be historic election year

According to Dan Philpott at KUT in Austin, “this could be a historic year at the ballot box. Republicans are looking to sweep all the statewide offices again, but Democrats have fielded more candidates for more races than they have in years.”

Texas Primary Election is earliest in the country

The Texas Primary Election is the earliest in the U.S., on March 6. This means that the last day to register to vote is February 5, and Early Voting starts on February 20.

If you did not recently receive your new Voter Registration Card, then you should check before the deadline to make sure you are registered. This is especially important if you were affected by Hurricane Harvey and were relocated temporarily or permanently.

Also, make sure that you have one of the required types of Voter ID. For more details on the basics of voting, here is a primer on the Texas Primary Elections.

November midterms elections critical to changing the course of our country

The 2018 general election will be held in Texas on November 6. Along with other states, Texans will vote for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives positions. Democrats are fielding candidates in all 36 of Texas’ House races for the first time in 25 years.

You can find Important 2018 Election Dates here.


Why I Am Running for Congress

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 our 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. 

With your help, we can make this happen.  Will you donate $25, $50 or $100 TODAY so we can have the resources to talk to voters across the district?

With your help, we can make Texas and our country a better place for our kids and grandkids. 

Jon Powell Announces Candidacy for U.S. Representative, Texas Congressional District 36

“We need a representative who actually works for the people.”

Jon Powell for Congress, Texas Congressional District 36

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.

Read the full press release: jon-powell-announces-candidacy-us-congress-texas-district-36.