Dianne Edmondson, Robson Republican Club Publicity Chair
The Election Season is about to get into full swing with the filing period for the party primaries closing on Dec. 13. Once that timeframe has passed, the ballots for both political parties are set, and their respective nominees will be determined in a March 1 Primary election. The Nov. 8 General Election will pit the Republican nominees against the Democratic nominees head-to-head, as there is no longer any straight-party voting. Each race must be voted on individually.
The Legislature was charged by law with redistricting the legislative seats using the 2021 census data, and they completed that task in the last Special Legislative Session. Consequently, the state’s 100 State Representatives and 31 State Senators lines have changed and have been placed differently throughout the Lone Star state, to equalize their various populations. We are pleased to report that Robson Ranch was moved back into Rep. Dr. Lynn Stucky’s District 64, after the first redistricting legislative map had placed us into a different district. However, the new lines in his district now include Wise County. Additionally, our longtime State Senator Jane Nelson will not be seeking re-election, and the SD 12 lines have been changed to take in parts of Dallas County, Tarrant County, and Wise County, as well as our part of Denton County. These changes mean new and different faces will be emerging to ask for your vote.
To help you make informed decisions about the many elected offices up during the 2022 cycle, the Robson Ranch Republican Club plans to sponsor two candidate forums to help Republicans learn more about the candidates for both county and statewide offices. The first forum is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 5, where we will have all the contested judicial candidates for the county and will also invite statewide judicial candidates.
The Wednesday, Feb. 2, forum will present candidates for State Representative District 64 and State Senate District 12, as well as any county non-judicial races that are contested in the Primary. We also are inviting statewide candidates for the various offices that are up for election on the Republican ballot this cycle.
Please save both these dates to get good information about your potential elected officials. We look forward to seeing you at either or both of these forums. For questions, contact the group’s president, Olive Morton, at 940-262-3064.