• Council Member Elect Dwight Boykins Begins Transition into City Hall

    For Immediate Release

    December 16, 2013 – (HOUSTON, TX)- The citizens of District D unanimously elected Dwight Boykins to Houston City Council.

    The Boykins2013 team would like to thank all community and civic leaders, elected officials and most importantly the citizens for supporting the Boykins2013 campaign and for their commitment to moving District D forward.

    As the team begins building the District D office, Dwight Boykins has put together a group of 25 individuals for his transition committee. This committee is comprised of respected leaders from the community aiming to bring new and fresh ideas to District D.

    “I look forward to serving as your new City Council Member for District D,” said Council Member Elect Dwight Boykins. “I am committed to finding solutions to support the housing industry, creating jobs, improving infrastructure, and ensuring District D is the best district in the city to live.”

    For more information on Dwight Boykins, his plans for the district and the transition committee, please visit boykins2013.com.

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    Below is a List of the Transition Committee

    Francis Cook, Chair

    Dorothy Booker, Vice Chair

    Robin Allen, BFFA

    Carol Blue, University of Houston

    Willie Bell Boone, Sunnyside Community Liaison

    Jew Don Boney, former District D Council Member

    Kavan Brewster, Business

    Pauline Brown, Macgregor Palm Terrace Civic Club

    Janice Carter, Representative of Gulf Meadows Community

    Dr. Peggy Engram, Educator

    Dr. Charlene Evans, Texas Southern University

    Maria Flinkinger, Representative of South Belt Ellington Community

    Cecilia Fontenot, Texas Organizing Project

    Dr. Charles Herbert, Representative of Sunnyside Community and Educator

    Jonathan Howard

    Courtney Rose Johnson, Houston Association of Realtors

    Eric Johnson, Representative of South Union Community

    Rodney Jones, Sunnyside Community Liaison

    Lynn Lewis, Representative of South Park Community

    Rene Logan, Business

    Sean Murphy- Representative of Museum District Community

    James “Smokie” Phillips, Pct. 7 Constable Office

    H.O.P.E Representative

    Tracy Richardson, HBPOA

    Mary Roberts, Representative of South Park Community

    Serita Scarborough, former District D Chief of Staff

    La Tanya Walker, Business

    Patricia Wycliff, Representative of University Oaks Community

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  • Houston Chronicle Endorses Dwight Boykins!

    Boykins for D

    Dwight Boykins is ready to serve District D.

    “I’m ready to hit the ground running,” says Dwight Boykins, a run-off candidate for Houston City Council District D. For his district, which has great needs, we believe that readiness is especially important.

    District D, formerly represented by Wanda Adams, is an increasingly diverse district in south Houston. It includes Sunnyside, South Park and the Third Ward – neighborhoods that often haven’t received their fair share of city attention.

    Boykins grew up in the district and earned a degree in marketing from Texas Southern University. Now a business consultant and lobbyist, he’s served on the oversight committee of ReBuild Houston, the initiative to improve the city’s flooding and street infrastructure. He’s familiar with city council’s committee structure and programs. That experience, we think, would serve his district well.

    We are also impressed by his grasp of the changing face of the district. “District D, when I was growing up, was 95 percent black,” he notes. “Now there are more young Anglos, more Hispanics. I want to bridge those communities.”

    He proposes to attack both crime and unemployment in District D by helping people formerly incarcerated for low-level offenses to find work doing ReBuild Houston’s road repairs. He’s also taken steps to start a home-repair fund, funded by private contributions, so that minor repairs won’t spiral into major problems that force the district’s senior citizens out of their houses.

    His opponent, Georgia Provost, is a longtime force for good in the district. She’d make a fine council member. But we believe that Boykins, with his firm understanding of the levers of power, would serve District D even better.

    Click here to see the article in the Houston Chronicle

     

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  • Thank You

    Dear Friends and Neighbors,

    On behalf of my wife Genora and I, we want to THANK YOU for your continued support of the Boykins2013 campaign. The Boykins2013 campaign received 43 percent of the vote during the past election. We made the run-off because no candidate received 50% + 1 of the vote or more. 

    Thank you to everyone who has donated either their time or money thus far in the Boykins2013 Campaign! Thanks to you, we are now in the runoff and need your help more than ever.

    If you are interested in knocking on doors, making calls, working the polls or anything at all –please contact boykins2013@gmail.com and let us know how you would like to help!

    With your continued support, we will be victorious and TOGETHER we can move District D forward and progress our second chance program, senior minor home repair program and improve infrastructure and drainage issues.

    If you cannot volunteer, but would like to show your support by making a contribution please do so here.

     Let’s ensure a new vision, new direction and move District D forward on Run-Off Election Day– Saturday December 14, 2013.

    -Dwight

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