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Policy Outlines Regarding Education

June 18, 2018

Teachers are professionals. We should treat them like professionals.   Testing.   The only people who benefit from the STAAR test are the shareholders of the company creating the test. We should put an immediate stop to how we test in Texas.   Texas should test at the beginning of the year. This would allow…

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A response

May 20, 2018

Our hearts go out to the victims of yesterday’s shooting. It’s true, but the words are hollow. These kids won’t grow up. They didn’t get the chance.   We’ve neglected our responsibility to our children and abdicated our role as leaders to business and private interests.   This is Texas damn it. We have a…

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April Campaign Update

May 2, 2018

Another month has come and gone and we keep moving forward.   April was a growth month for our campaign. We polished our block walking strategies and spent a lot of time working with our state party to develop strategies, messaging, and coordination between the multitude of campaigns that you’ve no doubt been hearing about.…

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STAAR Testing Op Ed

April 19, 2018

Hi! Take a look at the Op-Ed I wrote for the papers. It should be releasing soon. Sam   Another year, another unenviable task for teachers. STAAR testing.   The moment has come. The test that educators have been teaching toward all year is finally here. In ‘celebration’ of this unhappiest of occasions I thought…

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March Campaign Update

April 3, 2018

I’ve had a lot of people ask to be kept in the loop regarding our campaign and how we are working for you.   It’s been a wild ride so far. If you’d told me a year ago I’d be meeting with the leadership of Merkel, Texas I would have laughed at you but, here…

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Letter in response to Gov. Abbott’s property tax cap.

January 26, 2018

  Dear Gov. Abbott, Your move to prevent our local city government from managing our financial resources is purely political and government overreach at its worst. You talk all the time about the federal government meddling in state government but constantly seem to be putting your hand in our city business. You don’t have the…

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Announcement Fundraiser

January 10, 2018

Please join us for our campaign announcement fundraiser. We will start the evening at 6:00 pm at Cypress Street Station with a few words by Sam. Attendees may purchase a meal or drinks and are encouraged to engage Sam in conversation about our area and how we can make the Big Country a better place…

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Announcement

December 2, 2017

It is with great thought and care that I am announcing my candidacy for Texas State House District 71. In doing this it is my sincere hope to facilitate a conversation in the Big Country and rural Texas about the power of state government to change lives for the better and improve the rural situation.…

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