February Meeting – Texas Attorney General Candidate Forum
Finish up your primary choices in this critical race! Submit questions for the candidates by February 21st to Joanie Bain.
Dan Branch is running for Attorney General to defend the Constitution and protect the Texas Miracle from Washington’s overreach. Since 2003, Dan has served in the Texas House, where he led the way in balancing six straight budgets without raising taxes, passing the largest tax cut in Texas history, and championing landmark pro-life legislation. Dan promises to continue the efforts of Attorney General Abbott to protect Texas liberties by fighting the federal intrusions of President Obama and his allies in Washington. Dan is committed to standing up to Washington, stopping Obama’s assault on our freedoms. Dan earned his law degree at SMU School of Law, and two undergraduate degrees from Oklahoma Christian University.
Ken Paxton has consistently been recognized as a conservative, stalwart Texas leader with a deep passion and respect for our U.S. Constitution. Ken Paxton was first elected in 2002 as a State Representative in House District 70, and served in the Texas House of Representatives for 10 years prior to being elected to represent Texas Senate District 8 in 2012. Ken is running for Attorney General because there is too much at stake, and he is willing to fight to ensure that the Lone Star State remains a beacon of freedom and liberty to the nation. Ken graduated from Baylor University, earning a B.A. in Psychology in 1985 and an M.B.A. in 1986. He earned his J.D. degree from University Of Virginia School Of Law. 1991.
Barry Smitherman pledges strong conservative values and to stand up to the federal government to defend Texans and the Texas Constitution, and to use his conservative values to enforce our laws and secure our border. Barry was appointed to the Railroad Commission by Governor Perry in 2011, and won election to the post in 2012 with 74% of the vote. In that post, he sued Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency seven times. Barry is a former Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, and a former prosecutor. He also spent 17 years in private sector public finance. Barry is an unwavering supporter of the 2nd Amendment who understands the precious right to bear arms and continues to fight to protect that right. Barry earned his degrees from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas School Of Law.
~ Joanie Bain, Programs