George Clark’s recent letter questioned the mentality of an overwhelming 65 percent majority of Texas House District 92 voters who voted to re-elect Jonathan Stickland as their state representative. Clark’s perceived voter mentality problem is widespread, since Andy Cargile lost by huge majorities and failed to win a single precinct throughout the entire district.
Clark cited Cargile’s superior qualifications in leadership positions and leading successful organizations as rationale for his conclusion. A state representative is not an executive administering an organization but rather a legislator representing his constituents in making laws and setting budgetary policies.
The voters appreciated the fact that Stickland went to Austin and did what he said he would do. He fought for less government, lower taxes and strong family values. His conservative track record is impeccable, having received exceptionally high marks from the various conservative groups who compile legislative voting record score cards. Also, an independent nonpartisan study conducted by Rice University ranked Stickland as the most conservative member of the Texas House.
That was apparently good enough for the conservative voters of House District 92.