A visit to the hospital proved to be life-altering in more ways than one for Pecos resident Stacy Roberts as she transitioned into a life of motherhood and political activism.

Roberts recounted the moments late in the year 2008 that first inspired her introduction to politics. While holding her newborn son, Roberts recalls overhearing a doctor conversing with a few nurses about the dangers of socialism, particularly in medicine.

The conversation made compelling points that caused Roberts to change her mind about the importance of voting and influenced her to request an absentee ballot from her home county, which had long voted democratically. When she later discovered her requested ballot was never mailed to her, it only fueled her motivation. From that moment forward, she knew she had to be more involved.

Today, Roberts is not only actively working to help build her county’s Republican Party by serving as a precinct chairman, but is reaching out to bring the region together and promote republican engagement. A proud ranch wife and homeschool mom of her 10-year-old son, Dawson, Roberts has a constantly growing list of achievements.

“I started a Facebook page in 2016 to help connect this area. It’s called West Texas Conservative Forum. We use this page to report, inform, and encourage each other through social media. This page also helps us to uncover and investigate our local municipalities so we can hold our local elected officials responsible.”

Teaming up with Reeves County Republican Chair Ladonna Olivier, the two used social media effectively to help organize residents of Pecos against an onerous ordinance proposed by the city. Their efforts helped ensure the measure was overwhelmingly defeated, protecting the rights of many innocent citizens who would have been criminalized.

Most notably, Roberts worked diligently volunteering for the campaign of Senator Pete Flores. Setting up campaign booths and spending countless hours block walking and phone banking helped the historic win for Texas Republicans in the special election for Texas Senate District 19. In the race, Flores faced off against Democrat Pete Gallego, who was heavily favored in the historically deep blue district. Flores’ victory made major headlines when he became the first Republican to represent the area in over 100 years.

In her downtime, Roberts actively researches issues facing the public school system and the Common Core curriculum, in particular. Defunding Planned Parenthood and the abolition of abortion are two issues also important to her. She even proudly authored a resolution opposing the funding of abortion at her county Republican convention this year.

Stacy also frequently travels the state, attending conservative events and live streaming them on Facebook, keeping those back home informed and inspired.

In a word of encouragement to others, Roberts says, “Pray and ask God to reveal the talents you have, and then don’t be afraid to move into action. Everything you do in love will benefit.”

Matt Stringer

Matthew Stringer is from Odessa, TX and serves as a West Texas Correspondent for Texas Scorecard.

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