Dwight Boykins, a candidate for District D, has really hit the ground running on Social Media. Today was one of those pleasant experiences where, simply by happenstance, I come across something I can write about, and I don’t have to go digging for it. I logged on my Facebook today to find this advertisement from his campaign:
I have four things to say about this. First, Lee Brown is his treasurer! Second, I really like that he having what looks to be a legitimately free, family-focused event for his kickoff, located in a Shopping Centre. This is very different from most local politicos these days, who have $250-a-plate kickoffs at restaurants. He is really trying to be a community candidate, and that is quite respectable. Third, he has a website, which is a development for me. His website can be reached –> here –> and will also be put onto my election tab soon enough. He also has a Twitter –> here –> which has 100 followers (more than Ben Hall). He has a Facebook page –> here –> with not quite so many likes.
For a City Council candidate to have such an awesome Social Media infrastructure this early is noteworthy, especially from a District candidate. He has also snatched up quite a few key endorsements from major politicos in the African-American community and beyond. Besides Mayor Brown, Boykins can claim the support of State Representative Borris Miles, former HISD Trustee Arthur Gaines, former City Councilmember Jew Don Boney, former District Judge Levi Benton (a Republican), HCC Trustee Michael Williams and HISD Trustee Paula Harris. Additionally, Sheriff Adrian Garcia and former Congressman Chris Bell support Boykins. Cassius belli, so do I.
On a completely unrelated note, I will be writing the Wikipedia articles entitled “Houston mayoral election, 2013” and “Houston elections, 2013” this next week. I may start redirecting people there to keep track of Websites, Social Media, Endorsements, etc. Also, I will be back in Houston next week!