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Precinct Chair 2925

A Precinct Chair is the local representative of the political party at the neighborhood, grass-roots level. The primary job of a Precinct Chair is to increase voters for that party by contacting neighbors, distributing literature and working with other Precinct Chairs. Precinct Chairs can be Election Judges or Alternate Judges but they are not required to be.Precinct Chairs are also members of the Executive Committee of their county party. The Executive Committee meets periodically and is responsible for reviewing and approving party activities and filling vacant Precinct Chair positionsAny registered voter can become the Precinct Chair in the voting precinct where they live. A person can be elected in the party Primary, or chosen to fill an open spot by the County Executive Committee. Precinct Chairs serve a 2 year term without compensation.
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Biographical Information

INVOLVEMENT: Describe how you have been involved in the political process in the last 2 years?

VISION: If elected, what would you most like to accomplish during the next term?

OUTREACH: What steps would you take to increase outreach to voters in your precinct?

OTHER ISSUES: What other issues do you believe are most pressing in your precinct, and how would you address them?

Age 67
Education MBA, BSEE
Campaign Phone (469) 361-2183
As a precinct judge and pollworker for years, I have a rich personal experience with actual voting. My delegate participation at state GOP conventions as well as SD-16 delegate has helped me understand the political process leading up to voting. I have also walked and knocked on doors and distributed literature for years. Grassroots meetings and efforts of local groups, like hearing speakers at GAWTP, N Dallas Tea Party, RED Texas, and others, allow me a chance to hear about the issues. I believe in free and fair elections and for the last several years have given of my time to assure the process is free and fair right here in Rowlett and at nearby polling places.
My goal is to bring in people who want to discuss issues, especially their ideas, their concerns and how we can make elections in particular work and government in general work for us, The People.
I have been walking and talking to voters, although I need to do more. It's not a paid position, so we have to find time between work and regular life, as we all do. If I can find a venue, I intend to invite people to hear about the issues on the ballot and those that should be on the ballot.
Assessed property values have risen, which means even if tax rates don't increase, tax bills are allowed to rise in dollar amounts. This is wrong. Cities and School Districts benefit from a rise in property values without having get voters to approve an increase in taxes - taxpayers lose. They may have a slight increase due to some inflation, but not 20-50% increases we've seen. Increases like this can make anyone just scream, because they might not be able to find the money. We need local government to limit its increases in taxes to increases in population from new property and limit the rate increases on old property to inflation. Owner associations act like municipal government but without presumption of innocence.
Age 62
Education Bachelor in Business Administration Masters In Organizational Management
Campaign Phone (214) 282-1914
I am a member of the Rowlett City Council, my city council term is set to come to a close in about a year and a half. This position keeps me very busy not only with city business, but advocating for better transportation and infrastructure in North Texas. Our citizens are number one in addressing and listening to the needs of our citizens.
In our city of 65K plus or minus we always have a low voter turn out. I want all of our citizens up to date on what is happening, not only our city but in the US. Some folks ask - why do I need to know? - or how can what is happening have anything to do with Rowlett and lastly, I have actually heard this, "Well what is that going to do for Rowlett?". What is the benefit? Well what happens in Rowlett and what happens in DC does effect Rowlett, it impacts our whole country! We are not a bedroom community that is a protected little community that is not impacted by big government. I will strive to keep our citizens up to date on issues that involve our city on a whole locally, statewide as well as the national level.
1. Regular Meetings 2. Emails when issues arise 3. More door to door or phone contact to answer questions
We need more voter turn out & more people listening & understanding issues at hand through educating. And then to actually go and cast a ballot, well versed in the issues at hand.