Fellow Patriots –
I write to offer my congratulations to Texas’ Governor-elect Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor-elect Dan Patrick, Attorney General-elect Ken Paxton and all the other newly-elected statewide candidates.
Locally, huge congratulations are in order for new Senators-Elect Don Huffines, Bob Hall, Van Taylor and Konni Burton, as well as new Representatives-elect Matt Rinaldi, Rodney Anderson, Linda Koop, Morgan Meyer and Matt Shaheen, most of whom fought very tough primaries to get where they are.
At the county level, District Attorney-elect Susan Hawk waged a tough, brilliant campaign and came out the winner countywide.
While we congratulate the victors, we should remember to sincerely thank all the candidates who put their lives on hold to seek public office, especially Ron Natinsky, Emmanuel Lewis, Bishop John Lawson, Lisa DeWitt and Mike Lee, but truly each and every candidate who was willing to put themselves out there deserves our sincere thanks and continued encouragement.
Our sincerest thanks go out to David Carruth, Russ Ramsland and Jeffrey Kowitz, who lead the 1836 PAC, along with Helen May Nichols, Marjorie Ford, Patrick & Cherie Roughneen, Sammy Walker, Ivette Lozano, Joanne Kerston, Mindy Paine, Beth Hollingsworth, Jana Lyons, Tillie Perkins, Judy Bowlby, Dave Johnson, Emanuel Lewis, Misty Woodruff, Jeannie Forrest, Patti Jones and all the volunteers and supporters who made the Dallas Liberty Center possible.
Of course, a very special thanks goes out to Sue Glover. Sue organized precinct walks and phone bank efforts to reach voters across the county, distributing tens of thousands of door hangers and making tens of thousands of phone calls. Without Sue’s tireless effort at the Dallas Liberty Center, we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish even a small fraction of the work we did this election season.
At the national and state level, a great many things went well for conservatives this election. Locally, things did not go so well. Our challenge going forward will be to replicate and expand on our successes and correct our missteps. For now, we can be satisfied in hard fought battles and many chances to hone our skills.
Thanks again, to everyone, for everything,
– Ken Emanuelson