The Torch – November 2018

The title of this year’s Eagle Council, held in Washington, D.C. September 27–30, was “Proud to be an American: Embracing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Sixteen Texans were among Eagles from all over the country who attended the conference. Washington was abuzz with the Kavanaugh hearings on Capitol Hill, and the Eagle Council meetings reflected the culture and spiritual war we are in today…

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November 2018 – From The Desk Of Trayce Bradford

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving! After what seemed like a never-ending election season, it is good to finally know the outcome. We had some hard losses—too many in fact—but we at Texas Eagle Forum will continue our mission to stand strong, hold the line for conservative values, and work to ensure hope and liberty in Texas. We can now say farewell to months of debate, social media temper tantrums, and even physical attacks on conservatives, and look to the future. We need leaders of industry, education, media, and especially the church, who are willing to speak truth…

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Early Voting Is Oct. 22 – Nov. 2

VOTE VOTE VOTE 

Today starts early voting in one of the most critical election cycles we have seen.  You know this matters and you know that you have a voice through your vote.  What a privilege to live in a nation that though she may have her faults, America is still the longest running successful experiment of a constitutional republic in history! Not to mention we have the blessing of living in the great STATE OF TEXAS! 

Get out and vote to keep this country and this state solid and strong!

PRAY: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17

Ask God to protect all those working on campaigns and volunteering, for the candidates and their families on both sides.

Take 10 to Win:

Please reach out to at least ten friends or family to make sure they vote, someone may need a ride or may need your input.  If all of us took that opportunity we would see a significant increase in voter turnout.

Who represents you?

https://gis1.tlc.texas.gov/mobile/fyi/

Location Location Location

Not sure where to vote, go to your county website and they should have an entire section or page with all the information you will need.  During early voting you may vote in a number of locations, however, on election day you do have an assigned voting location that corresponds with your precinct number located on your voter i.d.

Other sources:

http://www.votetexas.gov/voting/when.html#when-to-vote

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml

Voting Dates & Times:
Early Voting
Monday, October 22, 2018 – Friday, November 2, 2018
*7:00 A.M. – 7:00 p.m.
Election Day
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
*7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
DISCLAIMER
*PLEASE CHECK POLLING TIMES WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL COUNTY AS TIMES WILL VARY COUNTY BY COUNTY

https://ivoterguide.com:

This is an excellent resource for those that want to look at all candidates in particular races and see where they stand on the issues.


Recommendations:

U.S. Senate:

Ted Cruz

Congress:

CD1: Louie Gohmert

CD3: Van Taylor

CD6: Ron Wright

CD14: Randy Weber

CD16: Rick Seeberger

CD21: Chip Roy

CD24: Kenny Marchant

CD25: Roger Williams

CD26: Michael Burgess

CD27: Michael Cloud

CD33: Willie Billups

State Wide Offices:

Governor: Greg Abbott

Lt. Governor:  Dan Patrick

Attorney General:  Ken Paxton

Comptroller: Glenn Heger

Railroad Commissioner: Cristy Craddock

Agriculture Commissioner: Sid Miller

Texas Senate:

SD 2: Bob Hall

SD 5: Charles Schwertner

SD 7: Paul Bettencourt

SD 8:  Angela Paxton

SD 9: Kelly Hancock

SD10: Konni Burton

SD 16: Don Huffines

SD 17: Joan Huffman

SD 25: Donna Campbell

SD 30: Pat Fallon

Texas House:

HD 5: Cole Hefner

HD 6: Matt Schaefer

HD 15: Steve Toth

HD 21: Dade Phelan

HD 23: Mayes Middleton

HD 60: Mike Lang

HD 61: Phil King

HD 65: Ron Simmons

HD 66: Matt Shaheen

HD 67: Jeff Leach

HD 70: Scott Sanford

HD 73: Kyle Biedermann

HD 83: Dustin Burrows

HD 89: Candy Noble

HD 91: Stephanie Klick

HD 92: Jonathan Stickland

HD 93: Matt Krause

HD 94: Tony Tinderholt

HD 96: Bill Zedler

HD 97: Craig Goldman

HD 106: Jared Patterson

HD 107: Deanna Metzger

HD 108: Morgan Meyer

HD 113: Jonathan Boos

HD 114: Lisa Luby Ryan

HD115: Matt Rinaldi

HD128: Briscoe Cain

HD130: Tom Oliverson

HD132: Mike Schofield

HD 150: Valoree Swanson

Judicial Seats:

Supreme Court of Texas, Position 2: Jimmy Blacklock

Supreme Court of Texas Position 4:- John Devine

Supreme Court of Texas Position 6: Jeff Brown

Court of Criminals Appeals, Place 8: Michelle Slaughter

1st Court of Appeals, Place 8: Michael Massengale

2nd Court of Appeals, Place 5: Dabney Bassel

3rd Court of Appeals, Place 6: Mike Toth

5th Court of Appeals, Place 11: John Browning

5th Court of Appeals, Place 12: Jim Pikl

14th Court of Appeals, Place 3: Brett Busby

219th District Court: Jennifer Edgeworth

323rd District Court: Alex Kim

Local:

Collin County Judge: Chris Hill

Dallas District 2: J.J. Koch

Harris County Civil Court at Law #2: Erin Swanson

Tarrant County District Attorney: Sharen Wilson

Dallas County District Attorney: Faith Johnson

Dallas County Judge: Brian Hutcheson

Dallas Sheriff – Aaron Meeks

CHECK OUT

For a list of candidates in your county:

https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/ballot-cert/report.aspx

It is best to vote straight ticket if you are unsure or unfamiliar with the candidate. Chances are you align more with the candidate you may not have had time to research. While leaving that box blank is giving that vote away.

Voting Dates & Times:
Early Voting
Monday, October 22, 2018 – Friday, November 2, 2018
*7:00 A.M. – 7:00 p.m.
Election Day
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
*7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
DISCLAIMER
*PLEASE CHECK POLLING TIMES WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL COUNTY AS TIMES WILL VARY COUNTY BY COUNTY

October 2018 – From The Desk Of Trayce Bradford

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September 2018 – From The Desk Of Trayce Bradford

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The Torch – Summer 2018

Texas ranks second in the nation for human trafficking; California is first. Texas alone has over 300,000 human trafficking victims; nearly 80,000 of them are children, and 80 percent are targeted in the foster care system. To raise awareness about this modern-day slavery, Texas Eagle Forum held an event in Irving on June 28th, entitled, “Be the One.” We invited organizations who are raising awareness about those who are enslaved, as well as groups concerned about this issue…

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Summer 2018 – From The Desk Of Trayce Bradford

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The Torch – May 2018

A powerful new movie, “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” depicts the horrific persecution to which the early Christians were subjected. It closes with a dedication to those who are currently suffering for their faith. It almost certainly would come as a shock to most in the audience that—according to Open Doors USA, one of the leading organizations working to reduce such suffering…

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May 2018 – From The Desk Of Trayce Bradford

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The Torch – April 2018

Last January, Governor Greg Abbott unveiled a plan to “rein in skyrocketing property taxes” in Texas, looking to lay down a marker in a debate that dominated the legislative sessions last year and promises to remain front and center through the 2018 primaries and his re-election campaign. Abbott said, “Texans are fed up with property taxes being raised with impunity. They are tired of endless government spending while honest, hard-working people struggle just to keep up with paying their tax bills.” He expressed confidence that public sentiment will force lawmakers to act. “Frankly, I think it will be easy to get it through both the House and Senate,” said Abbott. “Every member of the House is running for election right now … [and] is hearing they need to do something to constrain property taxes in Texas, and so I know when everyone comes back to the Capitol, they understand they have to do something.” Gov. Abbott’s 2018 property tax reform recommendations…

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Election Day Precinct Conventions

CAIR Resolution:

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TADA Repeal Resolution:

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PreNDA Resolution:

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Fiscal Risk Commission Resolution:

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March 2018 – From The Desk Of Trayce Bradford

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February 2018 – From The Desk Of Trayce Bradford

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2018 Primary Endorsements

Below are the Texas Eagle Forum 2018 Candidate Endorsements lists. If you have any questions, please contact us. We’re continuing to update this list as we move forward.


United States Legislature

U.S. Senator – Ted Cruz

Congressional Dist. 1 – Louie Gohmert

Congressional Dist. 3 – Van Taylor

Congressional Dist. 5 – Bunni Pounds

Congressional Dist. 6 – Ron Wright


Texas State Legislature

TEXAS

Governor – Greg Abbott

Lt. Gov – Dan Patrick

Attorney General – Ken Paxton

Railroad Commissioner – Christi Craddick

Agriculture Commissioner – Sid Miller

Comptroller of Public Accounts – Glenn Hager

Texas Supreme Court, Place 5 – John Devine

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8 – Michelle Slaughter


HOUSE

House Dist. 2 – Bryan Slayton

House Dist. 4 – Marty Reed

House Dist. 5 – Cole Hefner

House Dist. 6 – Matt Schaefer

House Dist. 8 – Thomas McNutt

House Dist. 9 – Garrett Boersma

House Dist. 11 – Danny Ward

House Dist. 13 –  Jill Wolfskill

House Dist. 14 – Sarah Laningham

House Dist. 15 – Steve Toth

House Dist. 18 – Emily Kibodeaux

House Dist. 23 – Mayes Middleton

House Dist. 47 – Jay Wiley

House Dist. 52 – Jeremy Story

House Dist. 59 – Chris Evans

House Dist. 60 – Mike Lang

House Dist. 61 – Phil King

House Dist. 64 – Mark Roy

House Dist. 65 – Ron Simmons

House Dist. 66 – Matt Shaheen

House Dist. 67 – Jeff Leach

House Dist. 70 – Scott Sanford

House Dist. 73 – Kyle Biederman

House Dist. 83 – Dustin Burrows

House Dist. 86 – John Smith

House Dist. 87 – Drew Brassfield

House Dist 88 – Jayson Huddleston

House Dist. 92 – Jonathan Stickland

House Dist. 93 – Matt Krause

House Dist. 94 – Tony Tinderholt

House Dist. 96 – Bill Zedler

House Dist. 97 – Craig Goldman

House Dist. 98 – Armin Mizani

House Dist. 99 – Bo French

House Dist. 105 – Rodney Anderson

House Dist. 106 – Jared Patterson

House Dist. 108 – Morgan Meyer

House Dist. 113 Jonathan Boos

House Dist. 114 – Lisa Luby Ryan

House Dist. 115 – Matt Rinaldi

House Dist. 122 – Chris Fails

House Dist. 126 – Gail Stanart

House Dist. 128 – Briscoe Cain

House Dist. 131 – Tom Oliverson

House Dist. 132 – Mike Schofield

House Dist. 134 – Susanna Dokupil

House Dist. 150 – Valoree Swanson


SENATE

State Senate Dist. 2 – Bob Hall

State Senate Dist. 5 – Charles Schwertner

State Senate Dist. 7 – Paul Bettencourt

State Senate Dist. 8 – Angela Paxton

State Senate Dist. 9 – Kelly Hancock

State Senate Dist. 10 – Konni Burton

State Senate Dist. 25 – Donna Campbell

State Senate Dist. 30 – Pat Fallon

State Senate Dist. 31 – Mike Canon


Various Judicial and County Races

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals Dist. Place 3 – Brett Busby

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals Dist. Place 8 – Michael Massengale

Justice, 5th Court of Appeals Dist. Place 11 – Tom Nowak

Justice, 5th Court of Appeals Dist. Place 12 – Jim Pikl

Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals Dist. Place 4 – Wade Birdwell

Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals Dist. Place 5 – Dabney Bassel


Tarrant County

District Judge 233rd Judicial District – Kenneth Newell (Tarrant)

District Judge 322 Judicial District (Family) – James Munford

District Judge 323rd Judicial District (Juvenile) – Alex Kim

District Judge 325th Judicial District (Family) – Cynthia Favila Terry

District Judge 342nd Judicial District – Pat Gallagher

County Tax Assessor, Collector – Mike Snyder

Judge County Probate Court at Law No.1 – Patricia Cole

Judge, County Criminal Court at Law No 4 – Deborah Nekhom

Justice of the Peace, Place 6 – Chris Garcia


Collin County

Collin County Judge – Chris Hill

District Judge 219th Civil Dist. Court – Collin County – Jennifer Edgeworth


Harris County

Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 2 – Erin Swanson


Lubbock County

County Judge Lubbock County – Gary Boren


More Endorsements:

Texas Home School Coalition  –  thsc.org/political-action/endorsements

Texas Right to Life   –  texasrighttolifepac.com/endorsements-2018

Empower Texans   –   empowertexans.com/2018-primary-endorsements

Texas Values  –  txvalues.org


The Torch – January 2018

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January 2018 – From The Desk Of Trayce Bradford

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2017 Scorecards

Below is Texas Eagle Forum’s 2017 Legislative Scorecard with Senate and House vote explanations and conservative ratings of your legislators. Click below to view:

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December 2017 – From The Desk Of Trayce Bradford

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The Torch – December 2017

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September 2017 – From The Desk Of Trayce Bradford

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