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FARFA and We Endorse Susan King, Senate District 24

Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance’s endorsement of Susan King for SD 24, is food…and susan-king-abilene-reporter-news-web-150x150water…for thought here at Independent Texans. Therefore, we endorse Susan King and encourage you to help reach voters in Senate District 24: covering parts of Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Comanche, Coryell, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kerr, Lampasas, Llano, Mills, San Saba, Taylor, and Travis Counties.  Click here for more details about District 1 — it’s big!

Early voting is Monday, May 16th through Friday, May 20th is the last day to early vote. Election Day is Tuesday, May 24th.

FARFA endorses Susan King in the runoff for State Senate in District 24

Susan King has been a strong advocate for local farms and food. As a member of the House Public Health Committee, Rep. King was an outspoken supporter during the Committee discussions on raw milk, cottage foods, and other local foods bills.  She also authored and passed two important bills that make the state health department more accountable to food producers.

Perhaps most importantly, Susan King has spoken up for farmers’ access to water. In a water forum, her opponent supported raising the rates that farmers pay for water, so that farmers would pay the same rates as cities and commercial users — an approach that essentially says that green lawns and golf courses are just as important as food. Susan King was the lone candidate to point out that water is necessary for food, and that raising water rates for farmers not only hurts the farmers, but ultimately the consumers as well.

Help protect the future of farming and local food in Texas by supporting Susan King: spread the word and vote!  Remember, you can vote in the runoff even if you didn’t vote in the March elections.  (If you voted in the March elections as a Democrat, you cannot vote in the Republican runoff.)

For more information about Rep. King, visit: www.susankingcampaign.com

 

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Bastop Needs to Get this Election Right

April 25th Bastrop City Council Debate sponsored by Independent Texans PAC

April 25th Bastrop City Council Debate sponsored by Independent Texans PAC

As we see it, this election is about how the city of Bastrop is going to handle growth from the folks fleeing Austin’s affordability crisis. We don’t have to repeat Austin’s mistakes. Bastrop — the city and county — are also far more vulnerable to an affordability crisis, which is why it’s so important that everyone plays fair and by the same set of rules.

We thank the four candidates running in two contested Bastrop city council seat elections for their participation in our candidate forum on Monday night.

They are Place 1 candidates, Bill Peterson and Herb Goldsmith and Place 5 candidates, Kelly Gilleland and Deborah Jones.

Early voting is underway and continues through next Tuesday, May 3rd, Election Day is Saturday, May 7th.

To watch the forum click on the video window above, then scroll down to the second forum — April 25th.

Here’s a short article in the Statesman about the Place 5 race (Gilleland v. Jones).

Here’s a short articles in the Statesman about the Place 1 race (Goldsmith v. Peterson).

Please share this with your Bastrop voting friends by forwarding this message or through our Facebook page here.

We at Independent Texans are not endorsing in this race as we think the process for this election — so far — has been open and fair.

Moreover, we think you can figure this one out for yourselves, but DO watch the tape and talk to your neighbors.

Gracias, y’all.

PS We wish to sincerely thank the City of Bastrop for allowing us to use City Hall and their streaming facilities (BTXN.TV) for this event.

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We Proudly Endorse! Medina for Comptroller, Delasandro for House District 12, in the Republican primary!

Click here for the flier below announcing our support for Debra Medina.

Click here for the flier below announcing our support for Timothy Delasandro in House District 12.

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BISD Election til 5 pm today!

You can still vote in the BISD election today up to 5 pm.  Just go to the BISD Administration Building at 906 Farm Street.

Please consider voting for Steve Miller and Debra Thorne-Frances who support the most fundamental reform for BISD — geographic representation aka single-member districts.  This way, you would have a school board member who lives near you in your neighborhood — allowing candidates to go door to door.

Elections should not be decided by who has the most money to spend on big signs.  More competitive elections, which geographic representation can foster (if we citizens use them) can help make campaigns more relevant contests versus shoe-in elections where everyone already knows the outcome.  When everyone already knows the outcome, they choose not to vote.  It’s a simple as that!

Thanks for your consideration.

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Bluebonnet Electric Coop Election

Bluebonnet Electric Coop Election:  Can citizens overcome the use of proxy voting (commonly used by electric power coops) — a practice that allows the current Board to stack the cards for their chosen candidates? We have endorsed two candidates running for the Bluebonnet Electric Coop Board — Dick Peterson of Travis County and George Kehler of Lee County, who will help eliminate this practice.  If you’re a member of Bluebonnet, you can vote for them — even if you voted already by sending in your proxy.  The last ballot you cast is the one that counts.  You can call Bluebonnet for another ballot at 866-720-4357 or email them at Bluebonnethelp@electionservices.com.  Read more about Dick and George in the magazine Texas Coop Power recently sent to you.

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