Nearly half of the members of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) have personally endorsed Jeff Judson in the HD 121 Republican primary, according to his campaign – a challenger to current House Speaker Joe Straus. Such a public repudiation of the speaker and his leadership is a telling sign of the growing frustration felt by conservative leaders across the state.
Conservatives across the state see Straus as the public face of a coalition of Democrats and liberal Republicans who control the Texas House. Such establishment-backed coalition-building has been to the detriment of conservative legislators and public policy, so much so that Forbes recently called Straus “the Harry Reid of Texas.”
You can read more about Straus’ record at SpeakerStraus.com.
SREC members endorsing Judson:
SD 1 – Sue Evenwel
SD 2 – David Hale and Vicki Slaton
SD 6 – Chris McDonald and Glenda Bowles
SD 7 – Mark Ramsey
SD 8 – Candy Noble and Karl Voigtsberger
SD 11 – Tanya Robertson
SD 12 – David Halvorson
SD 13 – Dale Gibble
SD 15 – Montie Watkins and Vergel Cruz
SD 16 – Virginia Prodan and Randall Dunning
SD 17 – Marvin Clede
SD 19 – Teresa DuBose
SD 23 — Jonathan Boos
SD 25 – Jeff Judson
SD 26 – Alma Perez Jackson
SD 28 – John W. Beckmeyer
SD 29 – Mark Dunham and Mary Holmsley
SD 30 – Deon Starnes and Danny Pelton
SD 31 – Rhonda Lacy and Tom Roller
At the time of publication, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has NOT endorsed in HD 121.