Friday, October 21, 2011
Two District 70 Texas Legislature candidates on campaign trail
Scott Sanford and Bracy Wilson will vie for the seat Ken Paxton is vacating.
Two candidates have begun campaigning for the Texas House in District 70.
The map (maybe)
The 70th District is in northern Collin County. The map to the right is of the 2011 redistricting plan. (This map has still challenged in federal court in San Antonio. The complainants [the Democrats] are asking the districts to redraw the map to eliminate excessive gerrymandering. An example is Collin County's new District 33 runs from West Plano and Frisco and along the north part of the county to then along the east including Royse City and all of Rockwall County. The Federal Court has put the Texas plans for Texas House on for the Congress districts in jeopardy.)
Ken Paxton has been the incumbent in District 70, but has decided to run for the State Senate race for District 8 since Florence Shapiro has announced she will retire.
The two Republican candidates have begun campaigning so far for the 70th House District:
Republican Scott Sanford is a life-long Texan, and a Baylor Bear for about half of that time. He earned BBA and MTax degrees, and maintains a CPA license in the State of Texas. His career path includes positions at Ernst & Young, and ownership in two franchise endeavors. Scott has served Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen (formerly First Baptist Church in Fairview) since 1997 and is currently the executive pastor.
On his website, Sanford wants to serve as a state representative because, "Our nation is at a perilous point in history. The danger is great and our demise as the world’s leading free country is plausible, if not likely. The uniqueness of today’s crisis as compared to past threats to America is that today’s most pressing issues were brought on ourselves by American governmental leadership at all levels — federal, state, and local. We have not been invaded nor are foreign armies amassing at the borders. Nevertheless, we find ourselves in a country of serious decline. Our decline is financial, governmental, cultural, structural, and moral."
He writes, "My background as a CPA, business owner, and Executive Pastor has provided me with the experience to serve effectively in a difficult time in our history. My experience has given me insight and practice with balancing budgets, creating jobs, and imploring people to live in such a way that they are blessed."
Republican Bracy Wilson is the president of HelpCharters, which provides charter school consulting and support services to people who want to make a difference in kids through the public charter school system.
In 1998, Wilson earned a BS degree in Pastoral Ministries at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He is also the founder and president dba/Bracy Wilson Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves "kids on the spectrum" (K.O.T.S.) of Autism. Who aims to launch the first Charter School for KOTS pending Texas legislation passage of law. He also worked at Life School of Dallas and he was the founder of the Stonebridge Church.
At his website, Wilson states that he was, "a job creator and conservative leader, knows how to get the job done. From his service in vocational ministry to his work with high performing public charter schools around the state, Bracy has spent his career helping change lives. We face a lot of serious challenges as a county, a state and a nation, and we need people in elected office who have done more than just talk about our shared conservative values."
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