updated 10/26/2010 4:15:15 AM ET 2010-10-26T08:15:15

HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charles B. "ChuckM" Meyer is taking his campaign to the streets, literally. The independent write-in candidate for the 18th Congressional District is spreading his campaign message from an unusual pulpit – a seat on METRO.

Each day through November 2, Meyer is touring the District by METRO bus or light rail. With the slogan "Rolling through the 18th to Stop Politics as Usual," Meyer is happy for the opportunity to talk with commuters about issues that affect their daily lives, including how METRO services can be improved.

"Federal Funding for METRO is essential to the continued development and improvement of Houston's mass transit system and to Houston's overall economy," Meyer said. "I am using my METRO Q® card whenever I can to get from one campaign stop to another."

Meyer believes that residents of the District deserve a representative who has actually logged miles on the system, someone who understands what people want and need from Metro.  "I want to work with the Metropolitan Transit Authority to fight for increased federal funding and to make sure we have the most energy-efficient, cost-effective and modern mass transit system in the country," he said.  "Our METRO system should serve as an example of how federal tax dollars can be spent wisely as a part of a working partnership between all levels of government and the private sector."

Meyer encourages those who see him riding METRO bus or light rail to share their thoughts – not only regarding METRO but also about how to take Washington and the nation in a new direction. 

Meyer wants those who are thinking of not voting because they feel they don't have a choice to understand that they do have a choice. He is presenting himself as a fresh alternative to politics as usual.

To find ChuckM on his daily roll through the 18th Congressional District, track him @Chuck2010 on Twitter. ChuckM can also be followed on his campaign blog at: http://chuckmnow.wordpress.com . For more information about ChuckM, email chuckm@meyerforcongress.com

Media Contact:

Susan Love Fitts Communications

Susan Love Fitts, 936-597-8825

susanlovefitts@consolidated.net

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Charles B. "ChuckM" Meyer

Independent Write-In Candidate

18th Congressional District

Twitter: @ChuckM2010

Blog: http://chuckmnow.wordpress.com

Attached photo: Charles B. "ChuckM" Meyer

METRO Q® is a trademark of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas.  The use of the METRO Q trademark in this press release is not meant to imply any endorsement of the ChuckM2010 campaign by METRO or any other government authority.

The BlackBerry® trademark is owned by Research In Motion Limited and is registered in the United States and may be pending or registered in other countries.  ChuckM's Campaign is neither affiliated with,  nor endorsed, sponsored, or otherwise approved by, Research In Motion Limited.  The use of the BlackBerry® trademark is not to be construed as an endorsement, sponsorship or other approval by, or current affiliation with, Research In Motion Limited.

This campaign material has been paid for by Friends of ChuckM, Siddhartha Rao, Treasurer. Meyer for Congress Campaign HQ, 2120 Capitol Avenue, Suite 3430, Houston, TX 77003. Campaign Staff Phone: +1(281) 296-1680.

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