I thought I might as well say who I’m voting for and give a short reason why to help others confused about the smaller statewide and local races know who to vote for. There are some folks I’m voting for that I’m really excited about and others I’m only voting for since they’re the best option. So without further to do I give you my ballot.
1. U.S. Senate
Congressman Steve Stockman - Stockman is the only guy other then Dwayne Stovall who has a shot at defeating Cornyn. I personally disagree with Stovall’s more libertarian approach.
Attorney General Greg Abbott – This ones easy, I’m not a Abbott fan, but he will be another Perry and that’s okay. I just wish we could do better.
3. Lieutenant Governor
Senator Dan Patrick – Dan Patrick was my old state senator great guy, but I have never liked his establishment feel. Yet he is still the most morally upright candidate and the most socially and fiscally conservative guy on the ballot. I was originally voting for Jerry Patterson.
4. Attorney General
Senator Ken Paxton – This is a no-brainer, Ken is a conservative that has suffered for standing up for his beliefs. He has been a great State Senator receiving some of the highest scores on several conservative scorecards.
Senator Glenn Hegar – While Glenn was not known for his fiscal Conservatism during the last session he was a powerful force behind HB2. The reality is unless you want Debra Medina (who I thought left Texas after she lost her governor’s race) and who supported Joe Straus. Glenn is your best option.
6. Land Commissioner
David Watts - David is a home-school dad and I know his family personally. He is running against the newest edition to the Bush political dynasty, George P. Bush. This is a simple decision for me. Political hack or home-school dad?
7. Agricultural Commissioner
Sid Miller - I actually don’t know a lot about Sid Miller. The main reason I’m voting for him is because Texas Right to Life has endorsed him and as far as I know he was a good State Representative.
8. Railroad Commissioner
Wayne Christian – This also is a no-brainer, Wayne when he was on the Texas House floor was a incredible conservative voice and has taken hits for a being a conservative. He is a tested principled conservative voice.
9. Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice
Nathan Hecht - Voting for him primarily because of his endorsement by Texans for Fiscal Responsiblity.
10. Supreme Court Place 6
Jeff Brown – Voting for Jeff Brown because of the Texas Right to Life endorsement.
11. Supreme Court Place 8
Phil Johnson – Voting for Phil because of his Texas Homeschool Coalition and Texas Right to life endorsement.
12. Texas Senate District 25
Donna Campbell – Now I must say Donna has not impressed me with her performance, the only reason she gets my vote is because her two opponents are worse then her.
13. Texas State House District 121
Matt Beebe – As somebody working on Matt’s campaign I think it is a very important race to watch, because if we can take out Straus in the primary It will give us a new Texas Speaker of the House