We hosted a live conference call last night for folks in House District 81 — and some 2,500 took part in the call to ask questions of fiscal conservative Tryon Lewis, who the Empower Texans PAC has endorsed in the run-off.

The questions ranged from tax and budget policy to education and immigration. We had incredibly high participation and Lewis — a retired state district judge — took them all without a blush. He’s an energetic candidate, a thoughful conservative, and a generally pleasant fellow. It’s going to be a tight race against incumbent Buddy West, but Lewis has demonstrated he’ll have a strong voice in the Texas House.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Michael Quinn Sullivan and his wife have three children. He is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. Check out his podcast, “Reflections on Life and Liberty.”