ELECTION 2017

There will be seven amendments to the Texas Constitution that residents statewide will be able to vote on in the Nov. 7 election. They are:

• The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution.

• The constitutional amendment to establish a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads.

• The constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate after the expiration of the person’s term of office.

• The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional.

• The constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles.

• The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

• The constitutional amendment relating to Legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings.

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Arturo Cortez

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Friends, Amigos, Familia, y Compañeros,
Declaration 11/01/2017,
I as a moral political activist, a centralist in political ideology have now made my decision to run for public office. As of the 1st day of November, 2017 I am declaring my candidacy as a 2018 candidate for the Executive Office of Mayor of the City of Killeen Texas.
This because i do understand how man of today can and dose abuse our moral human obligation to the gift of knowledge granted to us all as one human creation first, regardless of political parties we must all have a moral responsibly to ourselves, of one human race first; before we can understand ourselves as part of human dignity with respect to what our creator meant us to be.
I am writing to you because I have now started my walk across Killeen City neighborhoods talking and talking to people about Killeen. This campaign is just now getting started here in Killeen, Texas. I will be documenting and publishing my efforts and strategies win this campaign so as to effect much needed change to the City of Killeen, Texas.
I have now started walking passing out my card in my Killeen village neighborhood streets; much like a fish in water, I am blessed with my abilities both in English and Spanish in one American Texano raised in Oregon. I find that people in my North Killeen or as I call it “Old Town Killeen neighborhoods” have been deliberately ignored by the City of Killeen economic development Chamber of Commerce.
In my walks among the people i seem to take to the people, much like a fish in water, I love talking to the people and they love talking to me. As soon as I open my mouth and make my noise people notice I am not from around here a value attention getter; a humanist massage of interest to the locals in what is now my community as well. All of this much like a breath of fresh air in the wind of Central Texas, politics.
My campaign has no money and for now we run on faith, so I ask that you support my campaign by asking your own face book friends and family to come together and create your own fundraiser an if at all possible I will be their too. I will only be participating in campaign fund raising events for now un till I can effort to do different. Our campaign must come from within the people/citizen of Killeen, Texas first than comes the City Mayor of the people. Please except this information and make a personal gift to :
Arturo Cortez
404 Alexander St.
Killeen, Texas, 76541
Telephone # 254-458-8405
E-Mail: 1arturocortez@gmail.com
Web-site: www.facebook.com/arturo.cortez.7146
Political Platform and/or Talking Points:
Arturo Cortez for Killeen City Mayor,
“A Bi-Partisan do the right thing Campaign For Killeen City Mayor.”
“I would first like to encourage each and every one who reads this brochure to register to vote and/or correct your mailing address, if you have moved recently so you will be qualified to cast your legal vote when the time comes to vote hear in Texas, “Please” do that first.
This is my declaration to running for the elected Office of Mayor of the City of Killeen, Texas. It is we all as a village of citizens of the city of Killeen who have the responsibility to glorify our lives, and the lives of others around us with ourselves as the gifted human of man.
The reason I am running for mayor of Killeen is simple, I will bring change to how we deliver city services to the citizens of Killeen; I will prioritize public safety first measures first to include pedestrian crosswalks, sidewalks, Parks and recreation, The Killeen Police Department and Fire Department.
As the Mayor of Killeen I will encourage the Killeen Chamber of Commerce to encourage local small business economic development grants in our Killeen slum like north Killeen Communities which have been denied social and economic evolution in favor of corporate subsidies to profit corporations with respect to the City of Killeen building parking lots for H.E.B. a now corporate entity for profit/corporate welfare on the City residents.
Please donate to our campaign, make a gift, and/or contribute to our effort to improve our own quality of life for the please contribute @:
Texas Partners, Federal Credit Union
701 W. Central Texas Expressway
Harker Heights, TX. 76548
Telephone #: (254-526-3081)/Fax # 254.526.3081
Web-Address: www.texaspartner.com
www.facebook.com/TexasPartners
“The following accounting numbers are for use in ACH/EFT direct deposit”
Routing Number: 311985416
Account Number: 56762
Talking Points:
The City of Killeen, and its political infrastructure fails the purpose today of basic public safety for our fellow citizen tax payers in and all around the City of Killeen. Whereas, I offer the citizens of Killeen a new perspective in how we need to grow and change the City of Killeen in order to enrich our own lives as the taxpayers to the City of Killeen.
Whereas, I offer the citizens of Killeen a new perspective in how we need to change the City of Killeen in order to enrich our own human lives as the taxpayers and recipients of city services. As well as mold the city for other Texano cities to follow.
Those of us citizens of Killeen, who are to old and/or disabled to the ability to run across a street or city boulevard in this military town, do have the human right to cross the street in dignity and safety here in Killeen, Texas as a part of the United States of North America.
The first time I voted for Mayor, in Killeen was when I casted my vote for the Honorable Don, Jose Segarra, and we won. Don, Jose and I believe are good friends with different perspectives on our Killeen Mission Statement. To date after almost two years as Mayor and about one hundred and sixty million dollars later, I cannot say that we the average citizens of Killeen are not any safer crossing the street today, than when I arrived to Killeen six years ago.
Whereas, today it is more important for the City of Killeen to subsidize corporate capitalist welfare projects in the form of city economic development projects; rather than funding projects of human public safety in pedestrian cross-walks, a safety paint striping street crossing areas, pedestrian cross walk lights, and sidewalks. As is today in our small city we have now developed a third world approach to crossing our own City of Killeen, Texas city streets here in the United States of North America for the sake of corporate capitalist welfare off the City of Killeen, tax payers .
Certainly, public safety dose include the City of Killeen Police Department. The police department under my administration will be proactive within the city of Killeen neighborhoods and a part of our City of Killeen communities across our City.
Although, the City of Killeen Police department should never be seen as a social service agency, in my administration of the City of Killeen Police Department will be expected to exercise and integrate community policing tactics across our city of Killeen communities.
Any and all paid servants representing the City of Killeen involved in the death of human of man will forfeit their right to work for the City of Killeen, with the right to appeal after six months. Family members will be encourage to participate at this hearing to heal there loss prior to officer integration back into service amongst others who have not killed, imperfect human in a somewhat contemporary civilized Killeen, Texas village of today.
My campaign for City Mayor will bring a new perspective in change not only to Killeen Texas; but will bring change to Texas as a model effort in Texas moral governess civic responsibility ideological perspective for Killeen, Texas, and the nation.
There will be some who will say that my ideological political plat- forms are way too progressive for the city of Killeen. This of course is not true simply because our pro-human campaign is focused on “what is right for the resident citizens of Killeen.”
Please donate to our campaign, make a gift, and/or contribute to our effort to improve our own quality of life for the please contribute @:
Texas Partners, Federal Credit Union
701 W. Central Texas Expressway
Harker Heights, TX. 76548
Telephone #: (254-526-3081)/Fax # 254.526.3081
Web-Address: www.texaspartner.com
www.facebook.com /TexasPartners
“The following accounting numbers are for use in ACH/EFT direct deposit”
Routing Number: 311985416
Account Number: 56762
Again I want to encourage giving to my campaign for Killeen City Mayor, and thank-you for taking the time to read about our effort to improve our on lives on behave of my wife and I, I hope to see you all @ your fund raiser event for Arturo Cortez for Killeen, Texas City Mayor. ArturoCortez/76541/11/01/2017/10:00AM/

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