“I want to create a networking and intimate setting that will serve as the platform for Ben Hall to introduce himself to potential supporters while simultaneously giving a voice to the city’s fashion and beauty industry”, said Velma Trayham “I figure when he’s elected Mayor, it’ll be beneficial for all parties involved to already have an acquaintance and I believe it will create a cohesive goal for a prosperous Houston.” (glamhouston.org)
The Beauty of Politics affair was Monday August 19th from 5pm-10pm at the DSC Events & Banquet Center located at 6535 DUMFRIES St, Houston, TX; with music provided by Dj Supastar. A delicious and unforgettable buffet by Chef DeeDee of DEElicious Southern Cuisine, satisfied everyone’s palate, desserts by Cookie Seduction, Cocktails by Regalia Vodka and red carpet provided by DATREDCARPET.TV
The event opened doors beginning with cocktail, music, Hor’d oeuvres and wine; followed by red carpet photos with press and media interviews. Our National Anthem was angelically performed by Houston’s local artist Kat St. John as the fashion show entertainment caught the tail. The Runway Fashion Show was presented by Lauren & Saki with (The Boutique) with designer’s @dominiquevinae and a few others. Make Up provided by Blending Beauty , hair provided by Jazzy Girls (Tristan Fruge) & Rayneshia Merrit (Anointing Hair Salon)
About Ben Hall:
Born into a family of meager financial means, Benjamin Hall, III, has experienced firsthand the struggle that accompanies difficult economic times. He also encountered challenges in the academic world, where teachers doubted his ability to rise above his humble beginnings and achieve higher education; however, he knew he had potential to succeed and refuse to compromise his goals. In 1975 Ben Hall enrolled at University of South Carolina, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977, with honors. He went on to continue his education at Duke University; obtaining a Master of Divinity degree in 1979 and a Ph.D. in 1985. With so much drive to continue, Hall earned a Law degree from Harvard University in 1986 and began working at Vincent & Elkins Law firm in Houston, Texas. He has served as the City Attorney for the City of Houston in Mayor Bob Lanier’s administration.
Interview with Hall:
Houston Examiner.com would love to know what your biggest plan is for the City of Houston, and how are you going to make it known that you are indeed our next mayor?
Ben Hall: Thank you a bunch. Let me say, I'm not running against anyone. I'm not running against Anise Parker. I'm not running against any other candidate. I'm running "For" the position of Mayor of the City of Houston, and in that capacity all I'm saying to the voters is it's a choice. You can choose her or you can choose my policies, or you can choose anyone else's policies. I want to make sure that the focus is giving the voters an option this election, primarily. The principle difference between the two of us is I have a plan to stabilize the economic woes of the City--she does not.
Ben Hall: Alright, we need someone who is going to plan so that young entrepreneurs such as yourself and others will have a future of a healthy economy in this City, as opposed to a city that has a patchwork of economic policy...
Ben Hall: So, that's a fundamental difference between the two of us.
Ben Hall: And, then also internationalize this city. This is a wonderful, ah, as I said; this is "OZ!"
Me: (laughing) yes, this is "OZ" I saw the commercial...
Ben Hall: So, we need everyone to understand that they have an opportunity in this city, and I think we open the doors wide open for the international market so they can come in and do business in the city, so that we're not just seeing ourselves as a Texas city, we are a world city. And, finally, we're going to do something about crime. We're going to take people and stop them from believing that they can control this city. Criminals don't own this city. We own this city and we need to make them understand that.
Niedria: Thank you, That is definitely a concern of mine because I have a two year old and would love to get back to the days we can play outside without worries.
(Wrap) Thank you, God Bless you...
Ben Hall addresses attendees:
In Q&A with Hall, he made it known his detailed plans for the city to become known as the place to be, and on everyone’s “Bucket List”…….. “The 8th wonder of the world”
“Right now what is the spectacle in our newspapers are persistent stories about the economic woes of this city…. that in some way only describes a struggle about black and while people, struggles of writing our police officers and struggles about distress in our neighborhoods. This city is too great, too magical, and too popular for that to be the only stories being told persistently and constantly. The Ben Hall Administration is about the future. I look at you all and how young you all are. I am looking at stabilizing the economic market in this city. ‘Houston is a Ferrari and we are treating it like a Volkswagen’.” Ben Hall
So what does Ben hall bring to the table?
“I bring a new approach to economic development….to those of you who are growing your businesses. Those who have given birth to a dream, have now invested time and money- you are precisely the future that I want to prepare for, so that your business can grow and flourish in this city”
“In order to do that I need to lessen burden not increase. I need to give you incentives so that you can have a footprint not just in one location but several. To lessen the burden, I need to reduce taxes, drainage fees, licensing fees…by doing so; we encourage other business to come into the city.”
“Houston is generally viewed as a business. You go downtown, you work in beautiful buildings from 9-5 and sometimes 6 and then you sit in traffic on the way home. Wouldn’t it be great to have an entertainment center in down town Houston where we can all go do the ‘Wobble’” (laugh)
“I spoke with some investors and I told them, I don’t want the nickel and dime entertainment center. I don’t want a jukebox and a floor. I want something where when they wake up in Dubai, they say ‘On my bucket list, I’ve got to go to Houston!” I want something extraordinary like the 8th wonder of the world. An underground entertainment as large as the Astrodome. No tax payers’ dollars, because it’s underground and privately funded so they take the risk and we bring the excitement. Get ready for the Ben Hall excitement.” Ben Hall
The first day of early voting is October 21st. Mr. Hall says everyone can contribute to this campaign by being involved with volunteer efforts, as well as monetary donations. To volunteer, call 713-Ben-Hall. For more information on policies and plan, please visit www.benhallformayor.com