We are heading into the final stretch to the March 1, 2016 Primary Election. Early Voting begins on Tuesday, February 16 and goes through February 26. For Hours and locations check http://kaufmancounty.net/elc.html . This page also has polling locations for Election day. There are some locations that have been consolidated in Forney.
I can’t emphasize enough, the importance of voting in the Primary Election. Most of you are aware and maybe have watched some of the Republican debates. The number of candidates continues to dwindle, and hopefully by July, there will be candidate chosen for the General Election in November. But in our County, the countywide and precinct elections are decided in the Primary election. There is only one race, Commissioner Precinct 3, where a Democrat has filed to run.
A very small percentage of voters actually vote in the Primary, please tell your friends, neighbors and anyone else you talk to, to vote in the Primary. There are over 57,000 registered voters in the County, we need to reach out to one and all. Some of these folks are registered but have only voted in the General Election or have never voted. We need to make sure the citizens of Kaufman County understand that their vote in the Primary determines who is on the ballot in November. Make it your mission to reach out and get some of these people to the polls to vote for the candidate of their choice, from President all the way down the ballot to Constable Precinct 4.
There are national offices, President and U. S. Congressman, statewide offices, Railroad Commissioner, Justices of the Texas Supreme Court, three positions, Judges for the Court of Criminal Appeals, two places, State Board of Education, State Representative, and Justices of Fifth Court of Appeals, two places.
Of the candidates for Countywide positions, Judge, 422nd District Court, Sheriff and Tax Assessor, (who by the way will be speaking at our meeting on February 20), Commissioners of Precincts 1 and 3, and all the Constable positions, although Precinct 4 is the only contested race.
This is one of the most important elections in the history of our Country. It will decide the direction our Country will take, becoming more liberal or taking back our Country and making sure our youth have a country they can be proud of. This is a Great Nation with unlimited potential. But we must remove the burdensome regulations and high taxes that are strangling the small businesses in the Country. We must restrain the EPA, BLM, IRS, and other non-elected bureaucracies and downsize government. The Congress must take back its constitutional authority in legislation and pass bills that do not need committees to write the rules. Our Congress must stand up and do their duty, for the good of the Country, not just to get re-elected. They must be Statesmen, not Politicians.