Updated: Feb 25, 2020
The Republican Primary Election is Tuesday, March 3. Early voting starts NEXT TUESDAY, February 18. There are several contested races in Collin and Denton Counties, as well as 10 ballot propositions. Below are the voting times and locations, my endorsements, and ballot proposition recommendations.
Voting Times & Locations
Endorsements for Contested Races
Collin County Races
Donald J. Trump for President: Record high stock market, record low unemployment, and a buncha dead terrorists. 'Nuff said.
Scott Grigg for Collin County Tax Assessor Collector: Scott knows our tax system inside and out and understands full well who works for whom. He'll focus first and foremost on providing exemplary service to us--the people of Collin County. Moreover, as an experienced Internal Auditor and certified fraud examiner, Scott has a keen sense for identifying and addressing anything that doesn't measure up. He'll bring fresh ideas to ensure we have the best-run tax office in the Great State of Texas.
Melvin Thathiah for Judge of the 380th District Court: as an elected judge, Melvin will be entrusted by We the People with addressing all cases brought before his court, small or large, clear-cut or complex, and will tackle them head-on, always doing what is right, rather than what is popular, and answerable only to the rule of law and the Constitutions of the United States and Texas.
George Flint for Judge of the 401st District Court: In the years I’ve know George, he has consistently demonstrated himself to be thoughtful and fair-minded, always giving full priority to order and the rule of law, which are paramount for a judge.
Darrell Hale for Collin County Commissioner, Pct. 3: Darrell brings tremendous transparency to the Collin County Commissioners Court, informing his constituency about matters affecting the county, placing citizen above self, and treating your tax dollars as YOURS.
Ryan Sitton for Railroad Commissioner: Ryan has done a good job working with Governor Abbott and President Trump to unleash the energy potential in Texas.
Gina Parker for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3
Denton County Races
Beth Van Duyne for U.S. Representative, District 24: Beth has fought in the trenches at the local level, where it all begins. She's championed taxpayers, taken on the establishment, and won. In other words, she's been well-trained to do battle in the D.C. Swamp.
Endorsements for Uncontested Races
Van Taylor for U.S. Representative, District 3
Matt Shaheen for Texas House Rep. District 66
Jeff Leach for Texas House Rep. District 67
Candy Noble for Texas House Rep. District 89
Tom Nowak for Judge of the 366th District Court
Jim Skinner for Collin County Sheriff
There are also 10 Republican Primary ballot propositions
These ballot propositions are for the Republican Party of Texas, and are not referendums. They're essentially opinion polls to see what the Republicans of Texas think about these 10 issues. If you agree with the statement, vote YES. If you disagree, vote NO.
I will be voting YES on all 10 propositions.
Texas should not restrict or prohibit prayer in public schools.
Texas should reject restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.
Texas should ban the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying, which allows your tax dollars to be spent on lobbyists who work against the taxpayer.
Texas should support the construction of a physical barrier and use existing defense-grade surveillance equipment along the entire southern border of Texas.
Texas parents or legal guardians of public school children under the age of 18 should be the sole decision makers for all their children’s healthcare decisions including, but not limited to, psychological assessment and treatment, contraception, and sex education.
Texas should ban chemical castration, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and genital mutilation surgery on all minor children for transition purposes, given that Texas children as young as three (3) are being transitioned from their biological sex to the opposite sex.
Texans should protect and preserve all historical monuments, artifacts, and buildings, such as the Alamo Cenotaph and our beloved Alamo, and should oppose any reimagining of the Alamo site.
Texas election officials should heed the directives of the Office of the Governor to purge illegal voters from the voter rolls and verify that each new registered voter is a U.S. Citizen.
Bail in Texas should be based only on a person’s danger to society and risk of flight, not that person’s ability to pay.
Texas should limit our state legislators’ terms to 12 years.