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*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***
WILSON FILES FOR TEXAS SENATE DISTRICT 7
PROMISES TO SERVE “FULL TERM OF OFFICE” IF ELECTED
Spring, TX (December 3, 2013) – James Wilson, a local insurance agent and former Regional Director for US Senator Phil Gramm, made his campaign official today by filing for a place on the ballot for Texas State Senator in Senate District 7. Mr. Wilson will be seeking the Republican Party nomination, and made the following statement,
“Unlike others, this is not a position that I seek solely for myself. People that I love and care about have asked me to stand for them. Friends and neighbors have encouraged me to run so that we might choose our next Senator in an election, instead of begging for tickets to his coronation. After much prayer and thoughtful consideration, I rise and welcome this challenge.
I’ve spent the past several months talking with my friends and neighbors from Cy-Fair, Houston, Tomball, Memorial, and Spring. Even though we may not agree on everything, we share many of the same questions and concerns. How will we manage the challenges of our population growth? How will we care for the vulnerable among us? Protect our communities? Improve our schools? Create higher wage jobs? We’re hungry for fresh ideas. We deserve honest and practical answers. We’re searching for new leaders to inspire us, and we need someone who will fight for our conservative values.
My friends and neighbors know that I am a student of the Bible and our Constitution. They know I am a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, with an A rating from the NRA. They know I am an advocate for protecting our vulnerable citizens, our children, the elderly, the disabled, and the unborn. They know that I am a fierce opponent of government fraud and abhor wasteful spending. How do the people of Senate District 7 know these things? It is because I live among them, not above them.
Most people are frustrated with politics today, myself included. People believe our political system is rigged, that they have no voice, and that they do not matter. Elected officials once respected the sacred trust given to them by ‘We the People’. Today I see our so-called leaders abusing this trust and breaking their oaths to the people who elected them. This current “good old boy” system where arrogant insiders decide our elections behind closed doors with their mailers and pay for play endorsements must end. People deserve real choices in their elected leaders, not self-serving career politicians.
I am an outsider to these political machines, and have neither the influence to be “hand-picked” for a position nor the fortune to buy it. I have nothing to offer you in exchange for your vote, except my promise of honest hard work and fierce loyalty to the people of this district. If elected, I promise to serve the full term of office. I won’t quit or break my sacred oath to you for any amount of money.
To my family of supporters, I am deeply grateful for your trust. I ask you now for your prayers and your strong hands to help us in the battle ahead. Our opposition is mighty, but with faith like a mustard seed we shall prevail.
Finally, to those who are undecided or have given up hope that anyone will ever listen to your concerns, I ask you to hear my words. I care about you. I share your values. I ask you for your vote, your prayers, and your support. In exchange, I promise you that if I am elected, I will fight for you, serve you with humility, and I will never forget that it is ‘We the People’ who truly hold the power.
Thank you, and may God bless us and our mighty state.”
Wilson will appear on the ballot in the Republican Primary election to be held on March 4, 2014. Early voting for this election will begin on February 18, 2014, and continue until February 28, 2014.