From The State Capitol to City Hall – Ellen Cohen Announces Plan to Run For Council

Former State Rep. Ellen Cohen was a casualty of the  republican voter  surge  in last November’s election.

After serving two terms in the Texas House, Cohen was  narrowly defeated by Republican and Tea Party favorite Sarah Davis.

Regardless of your politics you probably know that Cohen has a long history of serving the community.

She’s anxious to get back to work and has announced plans to run for Houston City Council, District C.

(News Release)

(Houston) – Ellen Cohen announced that she is running for Houston City Council, District C.  She will officially launch her campaign on Wednesday, March 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Sonoma’s located at 2720 Richmond.

“For 33 years Houston has been home and my recent experience as a State Legislator ignited in me a deep commitment and passion for public service,” said Cohen.  “In keeping with that spirit, I am excited to announce my candidacy for Houston City Council, District C.  It would be and honor and a privilege to serve on Houston City Council.”

Cohen previously served in the Texas Legislator as the State Representative for House District 134.  She was the President & CEO of the Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC) for 18 years.  Prior to her role at HAWC, she was the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) for 10 years.

“The City of Houston faces many challenges such as the budget shortfall and aging infrastructure,” said Cohen.  “We can address these issues and others with reasoned solutions that will contribute to the strength of our great city.  Now is the time for us to work together for the city that we all believe in.”

District C includes much of the constituency Cohen served in her previous role as State Representative.  District C, like other council districts, will undergo redistricting as mandated by the City of Houston Charter.    For more information about the City of Houston redistricting process, visit www.houstontx.gov/planning/2011/.    

To learn more about Ellen, visit www.ellencohen.org

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