I hope everyone is well into their Thanksgiving preparations and as always, if you need any help disposing of your desserts please let me know and I will be happy to come by and help out in that department. Remember, there are no calories during the Thanksgiving week!!!
To date the following have filed for office.
John W. Youngblood (Incumbent)
Bill Torrey (Incumbent)
David E. Greene (Incumbent)
County Tax Assessor
County Commissioner, Precinct 1
Richard "Opey" Watkins
County Commissioner, Precinct 3
John L. Fisher
Constable, Precinct 1
Constable, Precinct 2
Charles L. “Charlie” West
Constable, Precinct 3
I have been contacted by a couple others, Including Kollette Morgan about filing in the next few days.
We also are looking for a candidate to run for Constable in Precinct 4 (Thorndale and the West Rockdale area). We thought there was a young man who wanted to run for this; however, he says he was told by several members of the Thorndale VFD that if he ran as a Republican then he wouldn’t get their support.
I guess he forgot about the other 3/4ths of the folks in Precinct 4 who vote GOP or the more the 50% who voted straight ticket GOP last election cycle.
Anyway, we have a couple of individuals who have shown interest in this office we are currently discussing this with them. If you have anyone who might like to be run in Precinct 4 please give them my contact information. Also, if you know of anyone interested in running as a Republican, please have them get in touch with me and we can set them up.
The Republican Women will be having their Christmas Reception on December 3rd, at 6:00 in Cameron at the Milam County Museum. The event is free so come out and meet the women and the candidates.
Also mark your calendars now for February 4th, 2016 for the Annual Reagan Day/Texas Independence Day Dinner. All of the local candidates will be there and many state candidates as well. Come out and enjoy this special evening as the Republican Women of Milam County put on the finest dinner and fund raiser of the year. More information to follow on this.
That’s about it for today. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and keep me in mind on those desserts!!