Good Morning to All,
I hope everyone is having a great start to their 2016.
We are closing in on the Reagan Day/Texas Independence Day Dinner to be held on February 4th, which is next Thursday. Currently ticket sales are going well, but we want to pack the house.
This year’s event will feature the five contested races we have locally in Milam County, and the two major state and national campaigns for the State District 20 House seat and the U.S. House seat representing Congressional District 17.
All of the Congressional candidates will be represented next Thursday as well as many other statewide candidates for offices like the Railroad Commission, State Courts, and the Texas Board of Education; SO we need to pack the house to show that Milam County cannot be taken lightly when making decisions in state and federal government.
I know the lion’s share of the attention is focused on the Presidential Race; however, regardless of the policies and views of the Presidential candidates, actual policy and law is formulated and created by those we send to Congress, not the White House. This is your chance to meet those candidates, question those candidates, and formulate your own decisions on who you will vote for.
AND, the local candidates need your support at this event as well. This year the Sheriff and Tax Assessor-Collector’s offices are contested races along with the County Commissioner, Precinct 3 and Constables in Precinct 1 and Precinct 2.
I can’t stress how difficult it can be to get good quality folks to run for office. Many people don’t want to run for office because they feel being in publicly elected office is a difficult and thankless job that no one cares about. The best way to inspire those thinking of a run for office and show them you do care is to get out and show your support at events like the Reagan Day/Texas Independence Day Dinner.
Like I said, we need great attendance for this event so let’s make sure you are one of those who attend. There will also be a live and silent auction. AND THE FOOD!! Remember, the food will be outstanding with the Kostroun’s catering their fantastic Prime Rib Dinner and Bob Terry’s Shrimp appetizers. I’ve had many a state and national candidate tell me the meal alone is worth the trip!!
Tickets are $50 and are available from any member of the Republican Women of Milam County. The women will be available tomorrow night, January 28th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Budget Host Inn & Suites in Cameron; OR get in touch with me and I will be happy to get you set up.
These are indeed important times for the country and we need all the help we can get, so come out next Thursday and support the candidates, the GOP, and most importantly the Republican Women of Milam County with their only fundraiser of the year.
I’ll See Ya There!!