Congratulations to Charles Perry on his outright win in the Senate District 28 special election. He received more than 50 percent of the vote in a crowded 6-way race for the 51-county election.

Perry was strongly endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and other conservative groups like Texas Right to Life, Texas Home School Coalition, the National Rifle Association, Texas Values and Young Conservatives of Texas.

As a member of the Texas House, Perry established a strong, reform-minded record. Putting his professional training as a CPA to use, he focused on calling out waste, fraud and abuse. This earned him accolades from conservatives watchdogs and taxpayers.

With the addition of Perry, the Texas Senate of 2015—under the leadership of Lt. Gov-presumptive Dan Patrick—will be a far more strong, conservative-minded chamber than it has been in the past.

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."