(Houston, TX) Robert Glaser has been endorsed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker in the runoff election for Houston Community College Trustee Position #5. Glaser, an independent business owner, is running for an open seat to represent central and southwest Houston on the HCCS Board. He nearly won the seat outright on November 5th, earning 49.6% of the vote against two competitors.
“I am honored to have been endorsed by Mayor Parker,” Glaser said. “I share her commitment to fiscal responsibility and to the highest standards of ethics and transparency to protect taxpayers. If elected to the HCCS Board, I will work tirelessly to increase transparency and to expand the College's key role in higher education and job training in the Houston area.”
Mayor Parker joins a broad coalition of individuals and organizations supporting Glaser, including the Houston Chronicle, Jewish Herald Voice, Houston Business-Education Coalition PAC (HBEC), the
"C" Club, Harris County AFL-CIO, and many others.
Robert Glaser is a lifelong Houstonian and product of public schools. For over 25 years, he has owned and operated a manufacturing company that services the oilfield and petrochemical industry. He holds two bachelor's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He is married and has three children.For more information, visit www.glaserforhccs.com.
The runoff election will be Saturday, December 14th.
(Houston,TX) Robert Glaser has been endorsed by the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Business-Education Coalition PAC (HBEC) in his campaign for Houston Community College Trustee Position #5. Glaser, an independent business owner, is running for an open seat to represent central and southwest Houston on the HCCS Board.
The Chronicle wrote: "District 5: Voters in this Rice/West University area district are filling an open seat. Our choice is Robert Glaser, a lifelong Southampton resident and independent businessman. Glaser gets it. He would bring a deep understanding of the requirements of Houston area business and industry for skilled workers and recognizes the "huge role" HCC must play."
HBEC is a coalition of business and professional leaders who are vitally interested in the quality of the leadership on the HCCS Board.
“I am delighted to have been endorsed by HBEC and the Houston Chronicle,” Glaser said. “They share my commitment to the highest ethical standards and transparency on the HCCS Board, and to expanding the College's key role in higher education and job training in the Houston area.”
Robert Glaser is a lifelong Houstonian and product of public schools. For over 25 years, he has owned and operated a manufacturing company that services the oilfield and petrochemical industry. He holds two bachelor's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He is married and has three children. For more information, visit www.glaserforhccs.com.
(HOUSTON)–The Houston Business-Education Coalition (HBEC) is pleased to announce that it has endorsed Robert Glaser in the District V Houston Community College Election.
HBEC Chair Jonathan Day announced the endorsement, and said: ""Robert is an outstanding community leader with a history of supporting higher education and workforce training. The fact that he owns two businesses involved in the manufacture of products, and that he understands the need for workforce training, makes him a very attractive candidate. HBEC is grateful for his commitment to serve our community, and we are convinced he will be an excellent HCC board member."
HBEC is comprised of business and professional leaders who are vitally interested in the quality of the leadership on the HISD Board. Members of the HBEC PAC are:
- Lanesha Anderson - Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, ABM
- Jonathan Day - Of Counsel, Andrews Kurth LLP
- Richard Figueroa - Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor, UBS Services
- Michael Griffin - Partner, Silver Oak Financial Group
- Larry Kellner - President, Emerald Creek Group
- Steven Mach - Vice President of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Mach Group
- Ramon Manning - CEO, Partners Energy Group
- Sherea McKenzie - Executive Director, Office of Commissioner El Franco Lee
- Kendall Miller - President, Tanglewood Corporation
- Gasper Mir - Principal, MFR P.C.
- Rod Paige - Former Secretary of Education & Former Superintendent of HISD
- Gracie Saenz - Partner, Saenz & Burkhardt PLLC
- Richard Schechter - Law Office of Richard Schechter
- Douglas M. Selman - Exxon Chemical (Retired)
- Michael Trevino - Reputation Management Associates
- Lori Vetters - Regional Commercial Executive, HSBC Bank
- Dick Weekley - Chairman, Weekley Development Company
- Welcome Wilson, Sr. - GSL Industrial
- Jim Windham - Windham Capital Advisory
- Don Woo - Mission Constructors
- Lee Zieben - President, Affordable Housing Group
About Robert Glaser:
Robert Glaser is not only a native Houstonian, but he was raised in District V. Robert is the President of two companies, one of which provides precision machining services, catering to the petrochemical and oilfield service industries. The other provides products and services to the plastics manufacturing industry.
Robert is a product of the public education system in Houston. He attended Poe Elementary and Lanier Junior High, before graduating from Lamar High School. Glaser received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences. After graduating, while working, he earned his MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston
About Houston Business-Education Coalition PAC
HBEC is committed to supporting candidates for HCC board positions who demonstrate the leadership to improve HCC's student academic performance and career readiness outcomes. HBEC is also committed to creating support in the community for HCC.
Democracy For Houston met August 14, to consider endorsements in the 2013 Houston Municipal, Houston Community College, and Houston Independent School District elections in November 2013. DFH purposefully communicates with, educates, activates, and empowers individuals and organizations at the grassroots level throughout the Greater Houston area. DFH also encourages individuals and organizations to become an integral part of the Democratic Party, precinct by precinct.
Phillip McNutt, Acting Chair for DFH remarked: "DFH did not vote to endorse in every race nor did we vote to endorse anyone simply because they asked for our vote. Our progressive values, along with the candidate's credibility and electability are reflected in our slate of endorsed candidates, from the bottom to the top of the ticket."
After a month-long process of screening interviews and considering candidate questionnaires, the general DFH membership voted to endorse the following candidates with a MINIMUM vote of 70% approval of the member's present.
UPDATE: On September 11, 2013, DFH met for an additional screening session, and the candidates indicated by * below were endorsed.
HCC Trustee District V - Robert Glaser*
For your consideration, the Jewish Herald-Voice recommends the following candidates, in contested races, in the Nov. 5 election.
Early voting, which began Oct. 21, continues through Nov. 1. Be sure to exercise your right to be counted.
HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BOARD OF TRUSTEE
Pol. adv. pd. by the Robert Glaser Campaign, Janice Glaser treasurer.