There is no time to lose! Primary election day is March 1st, and early voting begins on Tuesday, February 16th. Voters can make good use of the opportunity to meet and question the candidates for contested local positions like Kendall County Commissioners for Precincts 1, 3 and 4, and for our representative to the Texas House District 73. All three candidates for House District 73 have indicated they will be in attendance. Candidates (or their representatives) for other races will also be allowed time to introduce themselves.
A candidate forum is one of the best ways to learn about the candidates and what they stand for. It is also an opportunity for them to hear what is important to you, the voter. In addition to the program time for presentation and questions from the floor, the candidates will be available before and after the program for one on one questions.
Elections matter. These elected officials will decide:
1) the laws and policies we will live under, 2) the amount of taxes we pay, and 3) how those taxes are spent.
So why would these local elected offices be so very important? Kendall County is in danger of being “gobbled up” by the expanding metro area. We really need strong, wise, forward-looking leadership as we face all the changes that will come our way in the very near future. Transportation, private property rights, taxes, water availability, criminal activity, educational capabilities, and so many more issues will be upon us.
Will we elect really strong officials who will protect our rights? Will they guide our county wisely, or will they accept handout grants and allow our rights to be handed over to unelected, bureaucratic commissions who just tell us how the cow ate the cabbage and that’s that? How will we have good nominees in the general election if we fail to notice who is running and on what issues in the primaries?
There is no time to lose! We urge you to join us and meet these people; discuss your thoughts with them. Make a judgement based on solid information, not just what you see on tv or receive in the mail. And please don’t just skip it. Elections matter!
Although the Boerne TEA Party Patriots’ program this month is focused on the contested local races, all candidates for elected office are welcome and will be recognized and given time to introduce themselves. Table space for printed materials will be provided.
It is important to note that the Boerne Tea Party Patriots is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates. This forum is designed to provide an opportunity for the public to inform themselves. The entire list of candidates for the primaries, a list of voting locations, and much more voting information, from local to presidential, is available elsewhere on this site; the Home page and the Be Informed page.
The Boerne Tea Party Patriots seek to inform citizens of issues that affect their lives, their families, and our community. Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.