WELL, THIS HAPPENED:
It HAPPENED. I won an award! I never win awards. I finally did. My mother always said, “patience is a virtue.” Well, I must be super virtuous.
And this is actually true! I was recently informed that I have been awarded the 2016 PUBLIC SECTOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the University of Houston Law Center (my law school alma mater! Go Coogs!) Alumni Association in recognition of exceptional achievement in public service.
The ceremony is Saturday, April 2, 2016 right before the start of the University of Houston Law Center 40th Annual Gala & Auction.
As I always say, I love my job and the people I work with and the people I get to serve. Winning this award means the world to me and my family. I view it is as recognition that I am putting the voters, the litigants, and the hard working attorneys first, and providing a fair and efficient forum for them to have their day in court.
Thank you to the University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association and to my supporters from the bottom of my heart for this great honor.
I am very pleased with the Houston Bar Association Judicial Qualification Poll results. I was rated “Well Qualfied” by 6 1/2 times as many HBA members as my nearest opponent, and by 51 times as many HBA members as my other opponent. In raw numbers, the rating was 510 (me) to 79 to 10 “well-qualified” amongst the three of us.
Thank you to the HBA members for your confidence in my abilities.
As a reminder, the Bar Polls are NOT endorsements of any candidate by the Houston Bar Association or its members.
The full results are HERE.
Our Campaign is very proud to list the following endorsements for the 2016 Democratic Primary and the November election (where noted). Thank you all so much!
BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS
AREA 5 DEMOCRATS
HOUSTON STONEWALL YOUNG DEMOCRATS
LATINO LABOR LEADERSHIP COUNSEL (Primary & General)
CONSTABLE ALAN ROSEN (Primary & General)
Our campaign is very proud to announce that Judge Mike Engelhart has been unanimously endorsed for re-election in 2016 by the Latino Labor Leadership Council of Southeast Texas! Thank you very much to the men and women of the Council. Judge Engelhart is especially proud of this endorsement because of his family’s historic ties to the labor movement.
I am proud to have been endorsed by Harris County Precinct 1 Constable, Alan Rosen. As a judge, it is a priority for me to follow the law and to enforce it. I am especially proud of Constable Rosen’s endorsement because of his crucial role in law enforcement, and for his recognition of our Court’s role in the civil justice work done by his office.
HBA Bar Poll Results are out! Please look at my results. I am most proud of my scores in (1) works hard and is prepared, (2) uses attorneys’ time well, and (3) treats lawyers and witnesses courteously, and (4) follows the law. I am grateful for the bar’s support. (Bar polls are not to be considered endorsements.)
PLEASE MAKE PLANS to attend our final, year-end 2016 re-election campaign fundraiser hosted by The Krist Law Firm in Clear Lake, Texas! The address is 17100 El Camino Real, Houston, Texas 77058. We need your support to keep our momentum going towards a strong year end fundraising report, and to get our message out next year. We cannot run the type of informative and robust campaign we plan to without your help. I would love to continue serving the good people of Harris County. Please help me do it. Here’s the invitation and remittance card, below.
Judge Engelhart’s next fundraising event will be at CRU Food & Wine Bar, 2800 Kirby Drive, Suite B-130, Houston, Texas 77098 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Please make plans to attend. We cannot run the type of informative and robust campaign we plan to without your help. I would love to continue serving the good people of Harris County. Please help me do it. Here’s the invitation, below. You can contribute securely online here: CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE.
The first fundraising period for our 2016 re-election campaign began on May 18, 2015. Our team is very humbled to announce that since then we’ve raised over $100,000.
This is a long and costly battle, though, and this is just the beginning. We hope to raise substantially more in the coming months to get our message of fairness and efficiency out to voters.
Please consider making another, or perhaps your first, donation to our 2016 campaign.
You can click on the Contribute link above right now and donate securely online to my campaign. A donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more will be a tremendous help to our re-election chances.
Thank you for your support.