There was good turnout at the non-partisan candidate forum hosted by the Alvin Tea Party Patriots. Eightteen candidates participated in this evening's event. Kesha Rogers, candidate for the 22nd Congressional District was the first speaker and came out swinging. She called for President Obama's impeachment, no more bailouts, full funding for NASA and massive infrastructure projects. While her call for impeachment was well received, as well as some of her other points on the surface, most of what she talked about would require big government spending which is just more of the same hope and change we have now.
The two candidates that stood out the most were Jeremy Warren and Randy Weber. Warren, running for Judge, County Court at Law #3 & Probate Court, when asked if he believes in the Constitution as written said,
I believe in the Constitution as written. If it says you have the right to bear arms, you have the right to bear arms.
Judge Warren's actions since his appointment show his committment to this community. He created an Accountability and Review docket for juvenile offenders. He rewards good choices, but bad choices will get them locked up. Judge Warren also increased the number of days on his calendar to hear cases by 25%. Mentioning the role of judges, he said,
Follow the law as written and not make our own.
Randy Weber, candidate for Texas State Representative District 29, was clearly the right choice over his opponent, Jim Foreman. Mr. Weber talked about the fact that our federal government was out of control.
Read my lips...no new taxes, no new fees.
He mentioned the $21B budget shortfall, but promised that he could make the big cuts necessary to balance the budget here in Texas.
We get it, it's not our money, its yours.
Both of these men have demonstrated where they stand through their actions in office and deserve the opportunity to keep serving We The People faithfully. America needs a strong foundation at the local level and elections are how we can preserve the legacy that was handed down by our founding fathers.
Early voting begins October 18th. Click here for more information on Brazoria County Early Voting.