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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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Independent Texans PAC Endorses Ernest Bailes

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

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CONTACT: Linda Curtis, Director of Independent Texans, (512) 657-2089, ljcurtis@indytexans.org

HEAD:  Independent Texans PAC Endorses Ernest Bailes for Texas House of Representatives District 18 (for details about the HD 18, click here)

(Dayton, Texas) Independent Texans proudly endorses Ernest Bailes in the Republican Party primary runoff for State Representative House District 18. HD 18 covers Liberty, San Jacinto and Walker counties. Independent Texans PAC, founded in 2001, is the only political action committee for non-aligned independent voters, of which there are millions in Texas.

Arlan Foster of Liberty County served as President of the Correctional Employees Union AFSCME Council 7 in 2006 when Council 7 bolted from the Texas AFL-CIO union establishment by endorsing Carole Strayhorn in her independent run for Governor. Foster said, “Mr. Bailes made it clear to us that he gets what is most important to rural Texans — defending our property rights against eminent domain abuse and protecting our water resources. His opponent didn’t even return our many calls to reach him. The job description is in the job title, State ‘Representative’. Independents want office holders that will at least return our call.”

Linda Curtis, the Director of Independent Texans and a resident of House District 17 (Lee, Bastrop, Gonzales, Caldwell and Karnes counties), remarked, “Non-aligned independents are the change agents in the national election. What does it say to HD 18 voters when one of the candidates snubs us? Strahan is a Trojan horse for the minority faction within the Republican Party – funded by Empower Texans — that has an axe to grind against the powerful Speaker of the Texas House, Joe Straus. Electing Strahan will get HD 18 voters exactly what he gave us – zip.”

The contest in this race is only in the Republican primary runoff. There is no Democrat running in November. The runoff is expected to be close. Those who voted in the Democratic primary may not vote in this runoff, but those who either voted in the Republican primary or did not vote in either party primary in March are now eligible to vote in this runoff.

Foster is building an affiliate of Independent Texans in Liberty County. Curtis and Independent Texans recently helped settle a heated primary for House District 17. They hope to make the margin of difference in HD 18 as well.

Early voting in the upcoming runoff elections is May 16th through May 20th. Election Day is Tuesday, May 24th.

More information can be found in the News section at IndyTexans.org.

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Austin is Not Developers’ Monopoly Board

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Austin is Not Developers' Monopoly Board

Dear Mayor Adler and Austin City Council Members:

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Make Growth Pay for Itself

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