One of the taxpayers’ best friends in the Texas Legislature is Bill Zedler, R-Arlington. And that means the grow-government crowd has painted a target on his forehead.

Zedler is a staunch defender of conservative ideals, but especially prudent fiscal policy, taxpayer protection, and budget reform. He was one of only four members of the Texas Legislature to score a perfect 100 percent rating on the TFR Index. He unabashedly stands up for all taxpayers in his Metroplex district, and across Texas. Â

Mr. Zedler is facing a tough re-election cycle, being challenged in both the primary and general elections.

We need to keep this right-thinking leader in Austin. I hope you’ll visit his website, tell your friends about him, and contribute your time, resources and talent to keeping him in office.

Texas’ taxpayers need Bill Zedler in the Legislature.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."