The primary is Tuesday May 29th. It seems that Friday May 25th before noon is too late to let my opinion be known in the Fort Worth Star Telegram Letters to the Editor. Their loss.
I hope you will share these thoughts with your readers....
Word to the wise, “Follow the money”
Texans pay too much for insurance, every type of insurance. We pay more than the National average for auto, home and employee health insurance. Is it possible that the storms are tougher here than in Kansas, Iowa or Missouri ? Are we worse drivers than New Yorkers? Are we less healthy ? No, we are not.
Texans pay more because our of State Legislators.
The BIG INSURANCE company lobbyists and PACs are strongly supporting one of their own to continue the fleecing. The Texas Ethics Commission Candidate finance report web site shows District 91 State Representative candidate Ken Sapp has received check after check after check from the lobbyist and Political Action Committees representing the Insurance industry. Can we really expect this lifelong insurance company executive to suddenly see the errors of his ways after taking the oath of office? No, we can’t. More words to the wise, “Don’t send a fox to guard the hen house“.
Tuesday, May 29th a handful of Republican Primary voters will decide who will represent 175,000 of us in North East Tarrant County. Your vote is at a premium.
End of letter to the Editor
Want to know who is "supporting" your candidates? Stop by the Texas Ethics Commission's site, http://www.ethics.state.
tx.us/php/cesearchSimple.html, from there you can search using different methods. I found that using the Treasurer's name worked the best. John Lewis is the Treasurer for Ken Sapp. You may be surprised to learn that your candidate has more than one "account" raising money for him/her.
Another item regarding Tuesday's election. Voter turn out is abysmally low, less than 4 percent. In the case of the House of Representatives District 91 race which includes Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills and a bit of Watauga there is NO DEMOCRATIC Party candidate. That means our Representative will in fact be one of the four people on the Republican ballot, Ken Sapp, Lady Thombs, Stephanie Klick, Charles Scoma.
P.S. the Star Telegram Editors Endorsed Ken Sapp, without meeting all the candidates.