Colleyville, Texas April 30, 2016
As we have reported over the last several years, the overwhelming majority of Texas’ Republican primary voters do not vote in May’s local elections. Indeed, less than 10 percent of all voters bother to participate in local elections.
That’s unfortunate considering these important, non-partisan races will decide who represents taxpayers at city hall, on the school board, and in other local offices.
Local officials make important decisions about your property taxes and debt.
Consider these two important facts. Texas taxpayers are currently saddled with the 2nd highest local debt, per resident, in the nation. We also pay the 14th most oppressive property taxes in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation.
If you fail to vote in the upcoming May 7th election, you are missing a crucial opportunity for Texas to change its course.
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has endorsed three candidates running for city council in your city.
Tammy Nakamura – Colleyville City Council, Place 1
Bobby Lindamood – Colleyville City Council, Place 2
Richard Newton – Mayor, City of Colleyville
Our endorsement process is open to every local candidate who’s filed to run for office, and includes a personal interview for candidates who respond. Decisions were made in consultation with volunteers serving on the Tarrant County regional advisory board.
Ross Kecseg, Metroplex Bureau Chief