Picture 8Noah’s Ark PAC
October 13, 2009

Noah’s Ark PAC, Texas’ only political action committee dedicated to animal issues, today announced endorsements for Houston’s elections on November 3.
Noah’s Ark PAC endorses Gene Locke for Mayor of Houston. Following a personal visit to Houston’s Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC), Gene Locke met with a group of Houston’s most vocal advocates for BARC to ask for their input and suggestions for making lasting changes at BARC. Locke incorporated their input into his policy for BARC which can be found on his web site at:

Gene Locke was selected due to his obvious commitment to working with advocates and for providing tangible, realistic solutions to addressing the problems at BARC.
Noah’s Ark PAC also endorses the following candidates for controller and city council:
City Controller– Pam Holm
City Council
At-Large 1– Karen Derr
At-Large 2– Sue Lovell
At-Large 3– Melissa Noriega
At-Large 4– C.O. “Brad” Bradford
At-Large 5– Jolanda Jones
District A– Lane Lewis
District B– Jarvis Johnson
District C– Anne Clutterbuck
District D– Wanda Adams
District E– no endorsement
District F– Peter Acquaro
District G– Oliver Pennington
District H– Ed Gonzalez
District I– James Rodriguez
Noah’s Ark PAC congratulates these candidates and thanks the many candidates that completed the PAC’s candidate survey. Noah’s Ark PAC would like to specifically recognize Karen Derr for being the first major candidate for Houston city council to make the issues at BARC a campaign platform issue.
The PAC also recognizes candidate for mayor, Annise Parker, for routinely discussing the problems at BARC in her newsletter and campaign literature, helping to elevate the public discussion.
Noah’s Ark PAC also recognizes Councilwoman Jolanda Jones for her commitment to thoroughly researching the problems at BARC and for asking tough questions when they needed to be asked.
Candidates were selected for endorsement based on a number of factors including, their responses to the PAC survey, personal interviews and knowledge of the problems facing Houston’s animal control.
Responses to candidate surveys can be found at http://noahsarkpac.blogspot.com/

Noah’s Ark PAC screens and endorses candidates for public office, promotes the accountability of elected officials and raises awareness of animal welfare issues.