Friday, January 6, 2017

Published!

I'm published! Last spring, Mark Jones (Political Science Professor at Rice University) asked me to contribute to "one of the most popular Texas government textbooks used in the state’s college and university classrooms, utilized today throughout the state from Houston Community College in the east to El Paso Community College in the west to Tarrant County College in the north." I was to write an op-ed essay on the rise and goals of the tea party movement. I did, and today I received a check for $250. How cool is that? I mean, the money is fun, and being in print is fun, but more importantly, my words about the tea party could potentially be a life raft for impressionable college students drowning in the liberal cesspools we call higher education! What an honor and thrill!



Here's the printer's copy of what the textbooks will look like...
 


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015 Municipal and School Board Elections

Every election I'm asked by people all over the metroplex who to vote for. I cannot do the research on all these cities myself. Several trusted friends have indicated who they plan to vote for, and those names are listed below. I have not personally researched or vetted these candidates, and this is in no way an endorsement. This is just a starting point for you to do your own research.

This list is subject to grow or change. If you have a municipality you would like help with, please email heyjuliesue@gmail.com with the offices and names of all candidates, and I'll see what I can do. No promises.



Arlington
  • For Prop 1 
  • Mayor: Jerry Pikulinski is the more conservative candidate.  Unfortunately he did not have funding for a strong enough campaign to win.  You decide!
  • At-Large District 8 City Council: Richard Weber
  • Council Place 3:  Robert Rivera
  • Council Place 4:  Kathryn Wileman
  • Council Place 5: Mark Liberto

Arlington ISD
Polly Walton
Kristen Hudson
Maryhelen Bronson  

Carrollton                                
Place 1:   James Lawrence
Place 5:   Glen Blanscet
                              


Colleyville                
Bobby Lindamood
Elizabeth Zeitlin    
Resolution 1: yes 

Euless
Place 5 - George Moore 
Place 6 - Tim St Clair                                     

Fort Worth District 4                                                           
Cary Moon

Ft Worth voters only: 
TRWD (Tarrant Regional Water District)
You get to vote for two.                  
Michele Von Luckner
Craig Bickley         

                                    
Frisco ISD                 
Carlos Gallardo
Bryan Powell     

Grand Prairie
Michael Elliott


Grand Prairie ISD                                            
Burke Hall

                    
GCISD                       
Mark Assaad
Jesse Hoffman

Grapevine                                                               
Mayor:  Leave blank
Place 1:  Marc Blum
Place 2:  Leave blank                                                                                   
                                    
Haltom City                              
Mayor:  Hutchinson
Place 3:  Scott Garrett
Proposition: Against
                                    
HEBISD
Both candidates have some good to offer.  No clear winner.                                  
Gary Jones - no history with NETTP but seems to have good ideas
Fred Campos - longer history cooperating with NETTP but campaigned against Stickland in last election --says he changed his mind after the debates.
You decide!

Hurst
Joel D. Downs                                                                                            
                                    
Irving                         
Place 6:  Brad LaMorgese                                                                                                               
                                                                    
Keller  
We have members supporting both of the candidates for Place 1.  Keller politics are always very messy it seems!  Most of the feedback seems to support Bryan, but there are solid conservatives supporting  Mizani as well.  This is a case where you'll have to do your own research and make your best decision!  (Not much input has been provided on the Place 2 seat).         
                                          
                                    
KISD                           
Brad Schofield
David Staine

Lewisville ISD

Place 1:   Kronda Thimesch
Place 2:   Trish Sheffield                                                                                                                                      
                                       
Southlake                                
Laura Hill  
Shawn McCaskill   
VOTE NO on The Marq Tax Increase                                                                                              
                                                                        
Watauga  
Mayor:  Hector Garcia   

Monday, April 28, 2014

Runoff Election Recommendations 2014



Early Voting: May 19-23

Election Day:  May 27

My recommendations for the Runoff Elections are provided below...

 
STATEWIDE RACES:
  • Dan Patrick for Lt. Governor
  • Ken Paxton for Atty General
  • Sid Miller for Ag Commissioner
  • Wayne Christian for RR Commissioner
  
TARRANT COUNTY RACES:
  • Eric Mahroum for State Board of Education Dist. 11
  • Konni Burton for State Senator Dist 10
  • Atticus Gill for County Criminal Court Judge #2
  • Alexander Kim for County Criminal Court Judge #3
  • Lenny Lopez for Justice of the Peace #3 

OTHER RACES ACROSS TEXAS:
  •  TJ Fabby for State Rep 
  • Stefani Carter for State Rep
  • Ted Seago for State Rep
  • Philip Eby for State Rep
  • Steve Toth for State Senate
  • Bob Hall for State Senate
  • Ben Streusand for US Congress
  • John Ratcliffe for US Congress
  • Anne Hollis for Parker County JP3 
  • Susan Fletcher for Collin County Commissioner
Please do not mistake these as endorsements.  I HAVE endorsed some of them, but not all. 

If you would like to view the forum NE Tarrant Tea Party hosted with these candidates, please click the link. A minute marker for each candidate is provided so that you can jump to the ones you are most interested in.

Below is an image you can print to take to the polls with you -- as well as pass out to other voters!

Printing instructions:
  1. Right click on image.
  2. Choose "save image as".
  3. Determine where you want to save the image on your computer.
  4. Pull up the saved image and print it on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Municipal and ISD Voting Recommendations - Tarrant County

The Democrats are heavily campaigning for local seats on city councils and school boards.  Unfortunately, many voters who call themselves conservative either don't vote, or don't do enough research to realize who they're voting for.  This puts liberals into elected positions, giving them influence over our cities and schools, as well as with our State Reps and Senators.  Not only that, they often run for higher office down the road and already have name recognition built up from serving on the school board or city council.  The local government has the most taxing power over your wallet.  We need to pay closer attention to these races!



Early Voting:  Apr 28-May 6
Election Day:  May 10   


Here are my thoughts and recommendations for various Tarrant County races...


GRAPEVINE City CouncilDeverick Jordan
     There are 4 candidates in this race.  Two of them have a history of voting Democrat (LuAnn and Duff).  Two of them have loose ties to the tea party (Deverick and Mark).  I chose Deverick because he has a better chance of winning.

GCISD:   Troy Greisen and Mark Assaad
     The challengers to Greisen and Assaad are both incumbents.  They are very nice guys, but they are part of the problem.  They are also both endorsed by the Democrats.


COLLEYVILLE City CouncilChris Putnam
     Chris is running against incumbent Stan Hall.  He has been endorsed by Empower Texans and me, among others.  His opponent, Stan Hall, has a pretty long list of votes that are not conservative.  He is also endorsed by the Democrats.

EULESS City CouncilDarl Easton and ???  
     Darl is a long-time member of the tea party.  He also serves on the Board of the Ft Worth 912.  He has a solid record of fighting for conservative principles in Euless, Tarrant County, and Texas.  He is endorsed by me, State Rep Jonathan Stickland, Empower Texans, and others.

     As for the other seat, there are no good options.  Jeremy Tompkins is the Establishment guy.  Gary Jones has not really participated in the campaigning.  Many are just not even voting in this race.

BEDFORD City CouncilPatricia Nolan and Mark Pflaum
     Nolan is not a conservative and not a tea partier.  In fact, she said she hates the tea party and that her husband will divorce her if she works with the tea party.  However, she is running against someone even worse, Steve Farco.  Many have said they are just not voting in this race since there are no good options.  It's too bad nobody good stepped up to run because the liberal vote would have been split.  Come on, Bedford!  You can do better than this!

     Mark is a wild card.  He is courting the conservative vote.  He has some stuff in his past that makes us skeptical, but at the same time, we want to give him a chance.  After all, how do we make converts and grow our numbers if we hold everyone's past against them and don't allow them to change.  I'm hopeful we can see good things out of Mark with a little guidance.  His opponent, Roger Fisher, is the hateful fool who ran against Jonathan Stickland in his first run at State Rep (which Fisher lost by 20 percentage points!).

     Bedford Propositions:  YES to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10; NO to 1, 6, 7, 8

HURST City CouncilJoel Downs
     Joel has a strong reputation as a conservative fighter in Tarrant County.  He has been endorsed by myself and many of the conservative people and groups you trust, such as Empower Texans and State Rep Jonathan Stickland.

Keller City CouncilPat McGrail, John Hoffman, Ken Lewis

     I am not all that familiar with Keller politics, so I have to rely on the input from friends, and this is one of  the rare instances when the support seems to be going to all the incumbents. BUT, then again, many trusted resources are saying exactly the opposite.  The incumbent mayor apparently voted for a tax increase, which normally makes him automatically no good for the tea party.  But there are some key decisions being made in Keller about what direction to take the city.  The incumbents want to maintain the status quo, while the challengers want to only move forward with $350,000 homes and up.  In the end, I'm siding with the incumbents, but the choice isn't mine.  I don't live in Keller! 

 KISDJoLynn Haussmann and Ed Allen
     JoLynn and Ed are both endorsed by State Rep Giovanni Capriglione and other conservatives in the area.  JoLynn is a long-time member of NETTP and has held numerous volunteer roles.  She has been endorsed by Empower Texans as well.  Though Ed has not been an NETTP activist, we love him more and more as we learn more and more about him. 

Watauga City CouncilMichael Steele and either Griffin or Clements
     Steele often works with NETTP and provides insight.  That's an easy one.  But for the open seat, we have two good options, from what I understand...  Griffin or Clements.  Some feel Clements is a little TOO far right and are going with Griffin.  The choice is yours.  If I was voting, I'd go with Clements because I know him and trust him, and yes, he is extreme, but that would help balance out any that are extreme to the left.  Clements will certainly make you think.

Southlake City CouncilShafi and Fawks
     Southlake politics can get pretty dirty, and I learned a while back to stay out of it.  I have friends supporting both sides in these races.  After interviewing 7 trusted conservatives, six of them were supporting Schelling and Muzyka, so I thought the answer this time was obvious.  I posted my recommendations for them.  Then I started hearing about the dirty stuff coming out of their camp and more of my friends came out for Shafi and Fawks.  At this point, my resources are split pretty much 50/50, and now I'm leaning towards Shafi and Fawks myself.  But I don't live in Southlake (thank God) so you decide.  

Richland Hills City CouncilLisa Skier
     My source is pretty sure both candidates are Democrats, but has not confirmed that.  Lisa seems less likely to be a puppet for the rest of the council -- more of an independent thinker -- than her opponent.  She is, however, quite inexperienced. 

Haltom City City CouncilBrent Weast
     Again, I'm trusting fellow conservatives here, but I hear Weast is the one to go with.  He is green but has the right ideas in terms of fiscal conservatism, transparency, clinging to our guns and our Bibles, etc.  And better yet, he seems to have no personal agenda.

Northwest ISD: Devonna Holland, Andrew Bennett, and ???
     Nobody seems to know much about these races.  I'm told definitely not Jerry Burkett, so that leaves Devonna Holland, though I know nothing about her.  Andrew Bennett contacted me to push for his race, and his blog looks pretty good.  He says he's the only conservative running for his seat, so you can mark off Durham, Fraser, Mergenthal, Rauch and Wade.  For the 3rd race, I don't know who to choose between Mel Fuller or Doug Smith.  If anyone has any input, please let me know.

North Ft Worth:   There are no city council races for this area, but there are several propositions.  My recommendations are to vote yes to Prop 1 CCPD, and no to all the rest (Props 1-7).  Prop 1 CCPD and Prop 1 are two different things.

MansfieldKory Watkins and Wendy Burgess
     This isn't in NE Tarrant, but I found the right candidates for a friend and decided to go ahead and include it here.

Crowley ISDRusty Norton, Misty Whitley and Jerry Nugent
     This isn't in NE Tarrant, but these folks are running against Battleground Texas candidates and therefore need to be promoted! 


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Voting Guides

Conservatives throughout Texas have asked for my input on the upcoming Republican Primary.  For those in and around Tarrant County, I'm pretty familiar with the candidates and am able to share my opinions pretty easily.  For those further away, I've asked trusted conservatives in those areas to help me out in the down-ballot races.

Please note:  these are just recommendations.  Honorable people may disagree!  That is why we have Primaries -- so we can all voice our opinions.  I am not offended if you do not choose the candidates I have chosen, and I hope you will show the same respect to me. 

You need not ask permission to share these lists.  My goal is to get as many conservatives elected into as many offices throughout Texas as possible!  Spread it around!

Please click on your county name below.  If your county is not listed, please click here for recommendations on the statewide races that will be on your ballot.  And if you'd like me to add your county, please email me and let me know! 
Early voting in Texas runs from February 18-28, and Election Day is March 4.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bexar County Voter Recommendations - Republican Primary 2014

Here are my personal recommendations for the Bexar County Republican Primary 2014.  I've only listed those in contested races, so if someone does not have a challenger they are not listed. Some of the races may not be on your specific ballot depending on what district/precinct you live in.

Please note that the recommendations for local races have not been personally researched by me.  People in this county have come to me asking for my input in the races, and I offered to contact local conservatives that I trust and respect for their input.
  • U. S. Senator…Steve Stockman
  • U. S. Representative District 21...Matt McCall
  • U. S. Representative District 23...Robert Lowry
  • Governor…Greg Abbott
  • Lieutenant Governor…Dan Patrick
  • Attorney General…Ken Paxton
  • Comptroller…Debra Medina
  • Land Commissioner…David Watts
  • Commissioner of Agriculture…Sid Miller
  • Railroad Commissioner…Wayne Christian
  • Chief Justice, Supreme Court…Nathan Hecht
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6…Jeff Brown
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8 Phil Johnson
  • Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 3…Bert Richardson
  • Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 4…Kevin Patrick Yeary
  • Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 9…David Newell
  • State Senator District 25...Elisa Chan
  • State Representative District 117...John Garza
  • State Representative District 121...Matt Beebe
  • Chief Justice 4th Court of Appeals...Sandee Bryan Marion
  • District Judge 45th...Stephani Walsh
  • District Judge 144th...Tanner Neidhardt
  • District Judge 227th...Kevin O'Connell
  • County Judge...Carlton Soules
  • County Court At Law Judge No 1...no good candidate
  • County Court At Law Judge No 10...Karen Crouch
  • County Court At Law Judge No 11...Julie Wright
  • County Court At Law Judge No 13...Crystal Chandler
  • County Court At Law Judge No 14...David Martin
  • County Court At Law Judge No 15...Allison Lanty
  • County Court At Law Judge No 9...Walden Sheldon
  • County Probate Court Judge No 1...Kelly Cross
  • County Probate Court Judge No 2...no good candidate
  • County Commissioner Precinct 4...Reinette Alecozay
Below is an image you can print to take to the polls with you -- as well as pass out to other voters!

Printing instructions:
  1. Right click on image.
  2. Choose "save image as".
  3. Determine where you want to save the image on your computer.
  4. Pull up the saved image and print it on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. 

Lubbock County Voter Recommendations - Republican Primary 2014

Here are my personal recommendations for the Lubbock County Republican Primary 2014.  I've only listed those in contested races, so if someone does not have a challenger they are not listed. Some of the races may not be on your specific ballot depending on what district/precinct you live in.

Please note that the recommendations for local races have not been personally researched by me.  People in this county have come to me asking for my input in the races, and I offered to contact local conservatives that I trust and respect for their input.

  • U. S. Senator…Steve Stockman
  • U. S. Representative District 19...Randy Neugebauer
  • Governor…Greg Abbott
  • Lieutenant Governor…Dan Patrick
  • Attorney General…Ken Paxton
  • Comptroller…Debra Medina
  • Land Commissioner…David Watts
  • Commissioner of Agriculture…Sid Miller
  • Railroad Commissioner…Wayne Christian
  • Chief Justice, Supreme Court…Nathan Hecht
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6…Jeff Brown
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8 Phil Johnson
  • Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 3…Bert Richardson
  • Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 4…Kevin Patrick Yeary
  • Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Pl 9…David Newell
  • State Representative District 83...Charles Perry
  • County Commissioner Precinct 2...Jon David Bruegel
  • Justice of the Peace Precinct 4...Ann-Marie Carruth
  • Constable Precinct 4...Donnie Ray Carrasco
Below is an image you can print to take to the polls with you -- as well as pass out to other voters!

Printing instructions:
  1. Right click on image.
  2. Choose "save image as".
  3. Determine where you want to save the image on your computer.
  4. Pull up the saved image and print it on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.