Primary election results are in

Well, the results are in and Dayna Steele has won the nomination for Democrat candidate for Texas Congressional District 36. Please join me in supporting her. Our main goal has always been to get the Trump puppet, Babin, out of office, and to send him back to his dental practice in Woodville. Better that he does root canals on his patients than on the residents of Southeast Texas.

And I want to thank you sincerely for the support and encouragement that you have given me during this primary race. I hope we can maintain the relationships we have developed and that you will feel free to call on me to support causes that you support. I will continue the effort to restore the role of government to work for the good of all of us.

Please stay engaged in the political process, as the primary is only the first step. We need to turn Texas blue in November for the good of all of us and our entire country.

Thanks again for your support.

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. 

Air Assault in Houston and Across Texas

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.

Air Assault article by Houston Chronicle

Traffic on I-45 in Houston's Central Business District
Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

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.

When a Scientist Leaves the Lab to Run for Office

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.

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.