Saturday is the last day to vote for the Crossroads’ most powerful, a look at the region’s most influential residents.
The Advocate wishes to analyze these movers and shakers to learn who wields power here.
Once votes are counted and the list is dwindled to 10, we’ll publish in-depth profiles about each person – beginning with the 10th Most Powerful and working backward to No. 1.
These profiles will publish beginning in April.
Already, hundreds of Crossroads residents have voted. Those who have not voted have until Saturday at midnight to do so.
To be considered powerful – defined as having great authority or influence – candidates must simply get things done in the Crossroads. You decide who fits that description.
Candidates must live in Victoria, Jackson, Lavaca, DeWitt, Goliad, Refugio, Calhoun, Wharton or Matagorda counties. And they must be alive.
Send us a list of the five Crossroads residents you believe to be the most powerful – or vote in our survey. You remain anonymous.
To submit your five candidates:
* E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “Most Powerful” in the subject line.
* Contact Public Service Editor Gabe Semenza at 361-580-6519 or the newsroom at 574-1222.
* Post your list of five in here.
Dorothy Alcorn – Former University of Houston System regent.
Will Armstrong – Victoria mayor, business owner.
David Brown – Citizens Medical Center’s CEO.
James Fagan – Co-owner of international oil-production company.
George Filley III – Former district attorney, high-profile defense lawyer.
Jim Graff – Victoria’s Faith Family Church pastor.
Bobby Hewitt – Businessman, rancher, heir.
Tim Hudson – University of Houston-Victoria president.
Claud Jacobs – Yoakum native, activist, investment manager.
Janey Lack – Businesswoman, community volunteer.
Russell Marshall – First Victoria National Bank president, CEO.
Benny Martinez – Goliad activist, Hispanic rights supporter.
Kerry McCan – Rancher, businessman.
Margie McMullen – Yoakum politician, businesswoman.
Bob Moore – Victoria schools superintendent.
Geanie Morrison – State representative from Victoria.
Louise O’Connor – Author, businesswoman.
Morgan Dunn O’Connor – Former UHV regent, businesswoman.
T. Michael O’Connor – Sheriff, rancher, businessman.
John Roberts - Publisher, Victoria Advocate.
Michael Sheppard – District attorney for DeWitt, Goliad, Refugio counties.
Steve Tyler – Victoria County district attorney.
James Wayne – Real estate investor, businessman.
Roger Welder – Rancher, businessman.
Jack Wu – Formosa Plastics-Point Comfort vice president.
Jim Wyatt – City councilman, businessman, activist.
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