Burt Levine has been writing for Page Family Publications covering Houston area politics, personalities and public affairs for more than 20 years from both political parties’ perspectives and five area Texas Gulf Coast counties.
Levine was born outside Chicago, grew up outside Los Angeles and after earning his Journalism Public Relations BA from the University of Louisiana served during The First Gulf War in the US Navy with US Marine Corps Fighter Wings. He later served our state and country in public affairs with the Texas Army and Texas Air National Guard.
Levine fervently flies the Flag for Faith, Family, Free Market and Free Enterprise. His passion is public relations for government entities and businesses. He works with candidates, construction, commercial realty and public law firms.
Burt and his wife Sandra, a Registered Nurse, make their home in Houston where they are actively involved at their congregation, veterans groups, chambers of commerce and are most proud of their daughters Chelsea and Samantha.
Burt is Houston Style Magazine's political writer.
This Saturday, December 9, 2023, marks a pivotal day for Houston as election polls, open from 7 am to 7 pm, invite voters to conclude the heated run-off elections. The positions up for grabs include the mayoral seats for Houston and Bellaire, the Houston City Controller, and council seats for Houston and Baytown. Up until Monday, an impressive count of over 107,000 Houstonians have already cast their ballots, in-person and by mail.
A total of 13,763 Harris County voters trekked to early vote the first day of Early Vote for Houston run-off races Monday, November 27 not only for the first open Mayor’s race in eight years featuring the first African American woman run-off candidate for mayor but women defending council seats too.
As the buzz of civic duty intensifies, Houston residents are poised to make their voices heard with ear- ly voting for the 2023 mayoral run-off commencing Monday, November 20. This critical election, culminating on Saturday, December 9, will determine the city’s leadership and the composition of the City Council across multiple at-large positions and districts D, H, and G.
Veterans soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen crowded Houston City Hall Saturday, November 11 including a 105-year-old woman Army Veteran and a 93-year-old widow of a combat veteran to celebrate the day first known as Armistice Day, the 11th Day on the 11th month in 1918 when World War I ended in Flanders Field, France.
John Whitmire won 43 percent, almost avoiding the Saturday, December 9 run-off. After 50 years as a Legislator from Houston Whitmire won big on his way to city hall. Celebrating at the Marriott Marquis with African American and Hispanic icons on his stage he hammered his crowd that he is ready to go to the mayor’s office today but first he has one more election.John Whitmire won 43 percent, nearly avoiding the Saturday, December 9 run-off. After 50 years as a legislator from Houston, Whitmire secured a significant victory on his path to City Hall. He celebrated at the Marriott Marquis with African American and Hispanic icons on his stage, passionately addressing his supporters. He declared his readiness to assume the mayor's office, but first, there's one more election to win.
As the early voting period in Harris County comes to a close, over 101,000 people have already cast their ballots, leaving one more week of early voting at the county's 68 designated locations. These elections, which hold the power to shape our lives, see citizens actively engaging in the democratic process, choosing from 18 candidates vying for the position of Houston Mayor and numerous contenders in hotly contested city council races.
On Monday (October 23rd), thousands flocked to 68 Early Vote Polls across Harris County, marking the first day of Early Voting, fueled by the determination to elect the first new mayor and controller in eight years. They were eager to cast their votes in favor of five at-large and 11 distinct district city council races, along with some Houston ISD School Board races, propositions, bonds, and 14 state constitutional amendments.
Early voting is available starting Monday, October 23. This Monday, October 23, marks the beginning of early voting for the Tuesday, November 7 General Election, which includes 18 candidates for Houston Mayor, four candidates for controller, 23 running in 11 separate districts, and 27 for at-large City Council. City Propositions, County Bonds, and State Constitution Amendments are on the ballot. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mayor Sylvester Turner, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, Sylvia Garcia, and Lizzie Fletcher, District Attorney Kim Ogg, County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, City Council Members Sallie Alcorn and Abbie Kamin, and NAACP President James Dixon brought Houston together on Monday, chanting, "Long Live Israel."
As the November 7th mayoral election approaches, seven candidates gathered on stage at Forest Brook Middle School in northeast Houston to make their case to lead the fourth-largest city in the United States. Each contender presented their vision for Houston's future, addressing critical issues such as federal funding, COVID-19 relief, infrastructure, public safety, and more.