Early voting begins Monday and there are a number of races on the ballot for all levels of government—local, state, and federal. As we always do right before the polls open, we are sending out information to help you know where you can vote and the dates for doing so.
And because I am often asked about who I will cast my vote for, I will share my thoughts on this as well. In all partisan races the choice is clear for me – I will be supporting Republican candidates (especially that James Frank candidate as I do have opponents this time) because I believe conservative principles and vision will provide the best direction for our state in a time of growing federal government and cultural disintegration.
There are however some races that are wholly non-partisan in nature, like that of your local school board. Though I historically do not make endorsements on local races, there are two exceptions on this ballot and they both happen to be for the same name: Jim Johnson. One of the Jims is running for the WFISD School Board District 5 slot. I have known Jim a long time and believe he’d bring his financial acumen and fresh perspective to a school board that needs both.
Additionally, as many of you are aware, the other Jim Johnson that I have endorsed is the Republican candidate to be the next Wichita County Judge. Having worked alongside him for nearly a decade and knowing his talents, character and temperament, I believe with all of my heart that he is the right person for that important job.
Though federal and statewide elections often get the most media attention and money, it is frequently the local races that have the most impact on our day-to-day lives. Therefore, I strongly urge everyone to take the time to fill out their ballot all the way to the bottom to make sure your voice is heard on local races.
Ultimately, it is up to you to decide for yourself what candidates will best serve us at all levels and cast your vote for them. We are extremely blessed to be able to choose our representatives in government; let’s take advantage of that blessing.