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How Many Miles Will Senator Ellis Bike on Election Day?
October 30, 2010

He’s an avid biker and he’s on the November 2nd ballot, however, Senator Rodney Ellis (D-13) plans to host “Tour de Polls” – a bicycle ride on election day.

Starting from the heart of his senate district at 9 Tuesday morning, Ellis is inviting people to jump on their bikes and pedal with him to various polling locations to look for any voter irregularities.

Senator Ellis is also encouraging people to exercise their right to vote. Get it, “exercise.”

This reporter is happy that she’ll be on assignment in Austin on election day. Otherwise, my boss would want me to follow along and I can’t bike very many miles. 

“This midterm election is extremely important and will be instrumental in determining the direction of Texas. I wanted to do something fun in an effort to encourage everyone to make their voices heard at the polls,” stated Senator Ellis.   

According to information provided from his office, Senator Ellis is a longtime supporter of cycling in Texas. He has co-hosted six National Conference of State Legislature Bipartisan Bike Rides which have helped to encourage elected officials to get on their bikes.

Here’s the schedule:

 WHEN:          Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:       9:00 AM          Texas Southern University

3100 Cleburne St.

Houston, TX 77004

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church       

3826 Wheeler Ave.

Houston, TX 77004

New Thompson Elementary School  

6121 Tierwester St.

Houston, TX 77004

Mount Moriah Baptist Church           

4730 Pederson St.

Houston, TX 77033

The Crossing Community Church     

3225 W. Orem Dr.

Houston, TX 77045

Hobby Elementary School                 

4021 Woodmont Dr.

Houston, TX 77045

Red Elementary School                     

4520 Tonawanda Dr.

Houston, TX 77035

Lanier Middle School                        

2600 Woodhead St.

Houston, TX77098


                                                Texas Southern University

3100 Cleburne St.

Houston, TX 77004