The meeting offered two guest speakers, Ralph Patterson and Kaleb Sims, candidates for US Representative, Texas CD17, as well as Timothy Delasandro who is running for State Representative in the Bryan/College Station area.
All three candidates offered their contrasting viewpoints and positions versus the track records of their opponents. In the case of Mr. Patterson and Mr. Sims this would be Bill Flores as both are vying for his CD 17 spot. Mr. Delasandro stressed how important sending additional true conservatives to Austin to battle Rep. Joe Straus, a not so conservative Republican Speaker of the House, responsible for blocking much of the legislation created by members like Rep. Jonathan Stickland.
It is very interesting to see two candidates getting along so well, and sharing many of the same opinions. If this observer were to attempt to point out their differences it would have to be experience, one a current county GOP chairman in McClennan county, the other not currently in a position. Both are clear on the issues and have similar reasons for going after Bill Flores due to what many would call ‘not doing what he said he would do’ in upholding conservative positions and making a stand in many of his votes, most notably the recent $1.1 Trillion budget.
To get to know all three, watch the video below, then be sure to get out and vote. You might take a peek at the photos and see who was there Remember, early voting began February 16 and goes through the 26th. The actual Election Day for Texas is March 1sr.
Ralph Patterson: PattersonForTexas.org
Kaleb Sims: KalebSims.com
Timothy Delasandro: TimothyForTexas.com