Despite multiple opportunities to do so and despite promises to the contrary, the Texas Legislature failed to address these issues over the past year.
Despite activists, organizations, lawmakers, and his own political party imploring him to do so, Abbott has been reluctant to call a special session to address vaccine mandates citing his executive orders as sufficient.
A summary of conservative issues left unaddressed by both statewide elected officials and state lawmakers despite multiple opportunities to do so.
In a letter to the Department of Defense, Abbott said Texas is not complying with the vaccine mandate, even though records show it being implemented for weeks.
Many incumbents find themselves on the defensive, setting the stage for a rousing primary election cycle.
All have routinely called for a fourth special session to address the issue of prohibiting employer vaccine mandates.
He joins several other Republican and Democrat candidates already vying for the position.
This is happening despite Abbott’s own executive order he says is supposed to prevent it.
He joins several other Texas House Republican incumbents who find themselves fending off multiple challengers.
In addition to candidates for elected office, Republican voters will get a chance to vote on 10 ballot propositions.