Independent Texans endorsements focus on two county races (Lee and Bastrop) and on petition drives in Austin and San Antonio. We rarely endorse in the primaries – we’re independents – so we’re staying out of the state and federal races.
We do have one County endorsement, Lee County’s stalwart protector of water and land resources, our friend Lee County Judge Paul Fischer. And, please note: This two-way race will be decided in the Republican primary. Read this and share away, y’all:
Though we make no endorsement in the Bastrop County Judge race, this two-way race will also be decided in the Republican primary only. Therefore, we urge Republican primary voters to read and share this your Republican primary friends!
Austin voters are signing petitions out the ying yang for the right to vote on CodeNEXT. That’s because CodeNEXT is a massive overhaul of the city’s land development code that favors speculative land developers at the very same time Austin is a serious affordability crisis. Filing deadline for this petition to IndyAustin is March 15, and to the city of Austin is March 30.
Oh San Antonio! We are tickled pink to support the San Antonio First petition drives for City Manager pay reform, union v. management lawsuit reform and MOST IMPORTANT – petition reform for referendums! Petition reform would have allowed San Antonians, on numerous occasions, to challenge the Vista Ridge/San Antone hose boondoggle by triggering a public vote. Needless to say, the San Antonio “growth machine” – Chambers of Commerce and the like, are having a hissy-fit.
We can use some of your hard earned dollars for three newspaper ads we are running in Lee and Bastrop counties.
Go to our donate button above and have at it! And, of course, call us to volunteer at 512.535.0989.