Don Sumners, the Harris County Tax Assessor, has acknowledged that his office’s incompetence has denied thousands of Harris County voters their right to vote.
“While Republicans have been chasing the ghosts of voter fraud, their improper administration of elections and the voter registration process have become the real threats to protecting voters’ rights, here in Harris County”, said Dr. Reagan Flowers; one of the original three candidates for Harris County Department of Education Position 6, Precinct 1.. “A fundamental cornerstone of our democracy is the principle of ‘one person, one vote’, it is therefore our responsibility as a society to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to have their vote count”, added Dr. Flowers.. Her position is consistent with that of John Sawyer, Harris County Department of Education’s superintendent, that the federal courts need to decide this issue, and supports the Board of Trustees’ decision to ask the Harris County Attorney to file a lawsuit to resolve this matter in a federal district court. “As an aggrieved party of the tax assessors office’s incompetence, that has resulted in the violation of Harris County’s voters’ rights, I am calling on Don Sumners to resign effective immediately, and am requesting damages for his breach of fiduciary duty”, stated Dr. Flowers.
Dr. Reagan Flowers has reached out to the NAACP Houston Branch to join her in this fight to protect the voting rights of Harris County residents, and will also be reaching out to other national civil rights organizations to assist her in this effort.
Dr. Reagan Flowers is Founder and CEO of CSTEM (Communications-Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) a non-profit focused on improving education for underserved and underrepresented children. Dr. Flowers created CSTEM as an action-research project for her doctoral dissertation in 2002, and has since grown to impacting over 50,000 children throughout the United States and Latin America.