Borris Miles Is Declared The Winner In Close Race
March 24, 2010

 

Miles Prevails After State House Race Recount

(Houston, TX)  Borris Miles’ victory in the March 2010 Democratic Primary for State House District 146 has been confirmed by an official recount. The recount, conducted today by the Harris County Democratic Party with assistance from the Harris County Clerk’s Office, upheld Miles’ victory by 8 votes out of 10,788 ballots cast.

“I am grateful that due process was followed, and that the election result has been finalized,” Miles said. “I thank those from the Harris County Democratic Party and County Clerk’s Office for their hard work and dedication during this recount. Most of all, I thank the people of District 146 for the opportunity to serve them in Austin. I look forward to getting to work on their behalf.”

Miles, the Democratic nominee, is unopposed in the November general election.  For more information about Borris Miles and his campaign, please visit www.borrismiles.com.

Borris Miles Wins By 11 Votes – Defeats Al Edwards
March 3, 2010

 

Borris Miles Claims Victory Over Veteran Edwards

Houston, TX – Local entrepreneur Borris Miles claims victory over long-term rival Al Edwards in the March 2nd primaryby eleven votes.  Miles was first elected to the Texas State House of Representatives in November 2006 and as afreshman representative authored, joint-authored and amended 25 pieces of meaningful legislation.

“This victory is particularly important,” says Borris Miles, State Representative-elect. “I am honored to have theopportunity to get back to work for the people of District 146.  We have much to accomplish.  I do want to thank

Representative Edwards for his service to the community.”
 

“I’m excited to have Borris return to Austin. He is clearly the most qualified candidate and has a strong record as

a legislator,” says Mayor Annise Parker.  “During tough economic times, his business savvy should make a

significant difference for the City of Houston and the state.”

Miles has committed to a five-point plan, which includes:
1.    Affordable health care for seniors and youth;
2.    Creation of jobs and expansion of small businesses;
3.    Revitalization of neighborhoods;
4.    Quality educational opportunities for all people; and
5.    Reduction of utility rates and a green, renewable community.

“I grew up in this district and have watched our community continue to deteriorate,” says Ronald Green, Houston

City Controller.  “It is time to get back to work for the people of District 146 and Borris is the representative we need.”

 Borris L. Miles was elected to serve as the Representative for District 146 in the Texas State House of Representatives in November of 2006. He was assigned to the Government Reform and Licensing and Administrative ProceduresCommittees.  He is a lifelong resident of the district and grew up in Sunnyside. A former law enforcement officer,

Miles is a successful entrepreneur and businessman, leaving a promising corporate career to launch his own insurance agency.
Miles, who was born in the district, built one of the largest African-American-owned insurance agencies in the nation.

As a businessman, he has already played a key role in revitalizing two city blocks of retail property in his community

and wants to bring similar upgrades to other areas as well.

Former State Rep. Borris Miles Opens Campaign Office
January 16, 2010

Get ready for a rematch of  the 2006 and 2008 Democratic Party primary in state house district #146.

Former State Representative Borris Miles  opened a new campaign office on Saturday, and he has already hit the  ground running.   Miles spent the day block walking with volunteers and reaching out to voters in the diverse district.

Miles told 2 on the Beat that he has won the support of elected leaders like Houston city council member Jolanda Jones and HISD Trustee Larry Marshall, and precinct judges like Mrs. Jenkins.

Miles served one-2 year term in the Texas State Legislature after defeating long time incumbent Al Edwards in the 2006 primary.

But in 2008, Miles’ political career took a nosedive when he was charged with two counts of deadly conduct for allegedly pointing a gun at someone during a Christmas Party. A jury declared him not guilty, but by then, Miles had lost the primary to Edwards.

As he campaigns, Miles is reminding voters that he is an innocent man, and that during his brief tenure as a state representative he authored, joint-authored or amended twenty-five pieces of legislation.

Miles says he wants to return to Austin and get back to work for the people of his district.

Get Ready For A Political Rematch
December 18, 2009

Former State Representative Borris Miles is trying to  make a political comeback.

After seeing his campaign signs in Third Ward for the past several weeks, I received a news release this morning from one of  his aides. (posted below)

In November 2006,  Miles defeated long time State Rep Al Edwards to represent the people of  House District #146.

But, he lost the March 2008 democratic party primary to Edwards after he was charged with deadly conduct.  A jury later found Miles not guilty of charges that accused him of pointing a gun during two holiday parties in 2007.

 

Representative Edwards is also heavily campaigning to keep his seat, and this time doesn’t plan to go down without a fight.

 

 It will be interesting to see the voter’s reaction to Miles as he begins to campaign for his old seat.  Will anyone ask him about his past legal problems?   Will Edwards try to remind voters that Miles was accused of some really odd and allegedly illegal behavior, even though he was eventually acquitted by a jury?

Stay tuned.  This political rematch will be very  interesting!

(The following is the news release that I received from the Miles campaign)

Miles says, “It’s time to get back to work.”

HOUSTON – On Monday, former State Representative Borris L. Miles filed as a candidate for the Texas State House of Representatives, District 146.  Miles, who formerly served one term in the House is responsible for authoring, joint authoring or amending 25 pieces of legislation during his tenure.

“Our community deserves a leader that will continue to fight for the betterment of district 146,” said Miles.  “I have the experience and a proven record of getting things done for small businesses, families, children and neighborhoods.”

Miles added:  “When people are hurting, they want leadership that understands their personal needs and has the ability to orchestrate change.  We have missed that the over the past two years and now it is time to get back to work.”

Both politically and personally, Miles has been a champion for the community by fighting to continue education for inmates, leading the charge against SB 4 that would have closed many inner-city charter schools, and creating management districts to support economic development within the district.

“I’m going back to Austin to work on public safety, economic development and neighborhood issues,” states Miles.

Born in the community he formerly served, Miles states “When I was growing up I could not see substantial positive change in the community.  In fact, many of the areas of my district have gotten worse.  I know that I am the person who can connect with the people of the district while building consensus at the state level to actually get things done.”

Prominent community leaders Rev. Willie Davis, Marvin Rich, and Margaret Jenkins, are among the many supporters of the Miles re-election campaign.  

“Borris has always worked hard for the people of the District; from passing out turkeys at Thanksgiving to co-authoring legislation to provide grandparents who serve as caregivers supplemental funding,” states Margaret Jenkins, president Superneighborhood groups 71 and 76.  “I know what this community needs and it starts with leadership that is willing to take up the fight for all people- and that is what Borris Miles will do again.”

Borris L. Miles was elected to serve as the Representative for District 146 in the Texas State House of Representatives in November of 2006. He was assigned to the Government Reform and Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committees.  He is a lifelong resident of the district and grew up in Sunnyside. A former law enforcement officer, Mr. Miles is a successful entrepreneur and businessman, leaving a promising corporate career to launch his own insurance agency.

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