Conservatives from Navarro County are asking Texans to show up on October 30 to stand up to the notorious bully of Corsicana, liberal Republican Byron Cook. I’m going to answer their call, and I hope you will as well.

Byron Cook is the pro-amnesty legislator in charge of the House State Affairs Committee, a perch he nabbed for his role in managing the coalition of Democrats and liberal Republicans who have thwarted conservative reforms for the last several sessions. It was Cook who killed Gov. Greg Abbott’s ethics reforms, seeking  to criminalize First Amendment rights in the process. It was Cook who sought to appease the homosexual lobby by striking “mother” and “father” from birth certificates. Oh, and it is Cook who wants to give official State of Texas driver permits to illegal aliens as well.

Cook is announcing his re-election bid on October 30 at the members-only Country Club in Corsicana. Navarro County GOP activist Jackie King recently sent an open letter about the Cook campaign event, calling Texans to her aide in resisting Cook’s oppression.

To the People of Texas and all Americans in the World,

In these desperate times, I call upon you for your help.

Fellow citizens and compatriots – we the people of House District 8 are besieged by a state representative – Byron Cook – who openly disregards our wishes and our interests. Navarro County voters voted against a County Court-at-Law 73%. Cook traveled to Austin and set one up for our county anyway! Now it is growing in size and scope – a growing burden on our limited county budget.

Many of you know the bills Cook has authored and sponsored to promote the liberal agenda. You are more than aware of the conservative bills he stifled in his State Affairs Committee and the Calendars Committee. You know how he trashed the Senate Ethics Bill so that Governor Abbott had to veto it for reasons of being unconstitutional.

Under the banner of being a conservative Republican, Cook has nonetheless pushed legislation to further degrade and destroy the two parent family, has pushed legislation to give government benefits to illegal aliens, has opposed restrictions designed to protect innocent life in the womb, and has worked to suppress our first amendment rights, as individuals, and as members of churches and local civic organizations.

On October 30, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Corsicana Country Club, Byron Cook intends to rally his financial backers in support of his re-election as state representative. I intend to be there to express my opposition to his destructive leadership, and to say “Shame!” “Shame on those who support the further degradation of our great State of Texas” by Cook and his coalition!!!! In the fight to preserve our liberty as Texans and Americans, I shall never surrender or retreat.

I will stand there alone if need be. But this is a resistance to a man who threatens all of Texas – child, elderly, family, church, business, borders alike. I need you voters of HD8 and all other conservatives of Texas to stand with me!!

I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch! Join us on October 30 at 6:30pm at the entrance to the Corsicana Country Club to resist Byron Cook’s re-election and any further attacks on our Texas liberties and values.

More detail to follow in the coming days.


Jackie King
Navarro County Voter
House District 8
Sixth Generation Texan

With Jackie King asking for help, I plan to be there. And so will the entire Empower Texans team. Liberals like Byron Cook and their cronies need to figure out that Texans won’t be bullied anymore. They need to see that not only are we not afraid, but we’ll take the fight to them.

I hope you’ll be there, too!

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."