City Council Candidate Karen Derr Picks Up Endorsement
December 1, 2009

Houston realtor Karen Derr is  facing engineer Stephen Costello in the runoff  election for the city council at-large position 1 seat.    On this second day of early voting, Derr’s campaign has sent out a news release touting an endorsement from former opponent Herman Litt, who lost in the general election.     (NEWS RELEASE) Houston, TX- Karen Derr candidate for Houston City Council At-Large Position 1 received the endorsement of Herman Litt former candidate for Houston City Council At-Large position 1.  Litt stated, “I am endorsing Karen Derr because of her background as a businesswoman who ran a highly successful real estate business and because her philosophy of governing and her goals for Houston are more closely aligned with mine. Among those that we share are building strong safe neighborhoods, encouraging economic development & job growth, and developing a sound infrastructure plan. Karen has worked hard & dedicated herself to make a real difference in Houston. She’ll continue to work hard for all of us on City Council.” Litt further stated, “I encourage my supporters to join Karen Derr & vote for her in the December run-off.”  Karen Derr stated, “I am very proud and excited to receive Herman’s endorsement. He has done so much in the community and in local politics and I am honored.” Derr further stated, “We will work until the very last minute of this campaign to bring our positive message to every neighborhood in the City. Neighborhood by neighborhood, working together we can improve quality of life, fight crime and keep taxes in check. I’m committed to meeting the City’s challenges head on and to making a difference for all of Houston.”   Karen Derr currently resides in the Houston Heights. She is the founder of Karen Derr and Associates Realty. The firm is listed in the top 25 residential real estate companies in the greater Houston area according to the Houston Business Journal. Karen Derr will make it a priority to create safer neighborhoods, to improve air quality and to assist small businesses.    

















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Chris Bell Takes Sides In Council Runoff
November 10, 2009

From the desk of Chris Bell

Dear Friends,

My friend Jolanda “Jo” Jones is in a tough runoff election with Republican Jack Christie. I can tell you that given his past record, Christie will not be a friend on City Council. We don’t need his brand of radical right-wing politics on City Council. We need Jo and she needs us – NOW!

I have chosen to support Jo financially because I believe in her and I believe that she does good work for our city. She keeps an open door and provides a voice for a lot of folks who would be shut out otherwise. She isn’t afraid to speak her mind and has demonstrated the kind of independence we need more of on City Council.

Make no mistake: Jo’s opponent will be well funded and she must have our solid financial support in order to win the runoff. Please send her a check today or use the link below to contribute online – we need to keep Jo fighting for us and keep the Republicans from putting a right wing radical on Council.

Please make a contribution to Jo right now at

Thank you,

Chris Bell