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Letter to the Voters of Kaufman County 

by the Honorable Jim Deller, Former Commissioner Precinct 4

These upcoming elections are critical for not only our Country but our County. There are those who claim
to be patriots to stop the so called Kaufman Cartel.  Who is this Cartel they talk about? It is the elected
officials that you the voter put into office to represent you. Now we may not all agree on the choices, 
but it is absolutely crazy to attack personally those you disagree with.  Honor, integrity and civility have
all been lost, or at least damaged in the politics of Kaufman County.

Please understand the importance of your vote in this upcoming Primary Election.  Not only
are you going to vote on the candidate of your choice for President, but state judges, state officials,
countywide and precinct officials.

In 2012, approximately 10,000 out of 57,000 registered  voters elected countywide, and precinct wide
officials. In 2014 approximately 9224 voters out of 59,590 registered voters  elected  your officials in
the Primary.

2012 was a Presidential election year, and only 17% of the voters of Kaufman County voted in the
Primary.

 2016 is a Presidential election year, the Primary Election is March 1, 2016, Early voting begins
Tuesday February 16. Those who usually vote in the March Primary are political activists. 

All of the countywide and precinct  offices that are to be voted on in this election, with the exception
of one, will be decided in this Primary Election.

Be an informed voter, don't let any one group or individual try to tell you who to vote for.  It is
your decision. 

For the past couple of years, I have watched this county be  verbally assaulted by a group who
now goes by the Kaufman County Tea Party. I have seen candidates intimidated, lied about and
accused of improper actions, all in the name of getting their candidate elected. I can speak first-hand
about some of those attacks. They claim they are being attacked but they are the only ones I see
doing any attacking.

This same group has been around a long time, but now they have co-opted the Tea Party name,
which draws a lot of support, just by its name. But they are using this name in a way that was not
intended.  The National Tea Party has some good conservative ideas, that I am sure most people
would agree with, but some of the people in the Kaufman Tea Party organization (who by the way
are not affiliated with any national Tea Party Group
), has its own agenda.  Rather than being
a positive unifying force in our County, they deride and attack elected officials and candidates they
disagree with or who will now bow down to their demands. They promote candidates that 1) they can
manipulate, 2) may not be the most qualified. 

THEY ANSWER TO NO ONE.  They attack anyone who disagrees with them saying they are not
conservative enough.  Who decides what is conservative any way? 

It is easy to throw words around and call names.  It is easy to use those words to try to persuade
the unknowing or uninformed voter that it is their agenda that must be followed.

VOTERS OF KAUFMAN COUNTY, please listen and see this vicious, radical group for who they are. 
They remind me of the Democrats.  Attack, Attack, Attack, accuse your opponents of what they are doing.
It is time to push back against a group who are undermining GOOD, CONSERVATIVE Government in Kaufman County and say enough is enough.

The Kaufman County Tea Party has the backing of several so-called Conservative groups, who also
have their own agendas.  These people take conservative principles and twist and distort them to their 
view of conservatism and use instead personal attacks, half truths, innuendos and rumors. Some of the
Tea Party candidates have accepted monies from these groups.  As an individual who may not know about these
groups, they may sound good but buyer beware.

 

If you want good government in Kaufman County, please consider voting for the candidates that are checked. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this, if you have any questions you can contact me at

903-880-6745

The Honorable Jim Deller
Former Commissioner Precinct 4

 

 

Let's Compare the Candidates:

 

 Office Sought Name  Qualifications

 

 Railroad Commission

 Lance Christian 

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Specialties:• Knowledge of groundwater management practices and
policies 
in the State of Texas

• Areas of geological specialization include: surface water and ground water
 hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, isotope geology, digital cartography,
sedimentary rock petrology, well log interpretation, soil properties testing,
and geochemistry laboratory experience

• Testing experience with geosynthetic materials utilized in geo-environmental
 engineering applications

 
 Railroad Commission

 Weston Martinez  

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 14 years of corporate business experience. Certified Mediator (2008),
in accordance with the Texas Mediation Trainer’s Roundtable. These
years have afforded me with the ability and understanding to develop
and execute the keys needed to be a great business. I am very grateful
 for the opportunities I have had in my career thus far. Republican Activist.

 

Endorsed by 
Tea Party

 

 

 Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3

 Michael Massengale

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*Seehttp://votesmarttexas.com/TxSupremeCourt.asp

Recommended by Vote Smart Texas


 
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3

  Debra Lehrman

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 *See http://votesmarttexas.com/TxSupremeCourt.asp 
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5

 Paul Green

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 *See http://votesmarttexas.com/TxSupremeCourt.asp

Recommended by Vote Smart Texas

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5

 Rick Green

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  *See http://votesmarttexas.com/TxSupremeCourt.aspEndosred by the KC
Tea Party
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9

 Eva Guzman

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 *See http://votesmarttexas.com/TxSupremeCourt.asp
Recommended by Vote Smart Texas
 
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9

 Joe Pool

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  *See http://votesmarttexas.com/TxSupremeCourt.asp 
Judge,
Court of Criminal Appeals,
Place 2

 Chris Oldner

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 *See http://votesmarttexas.com/TxCourtCriminalAppeals.asp
Recommended by Vote Smart Texas
 
Judge, 
Court of Criminal Appeals, 
Place 2

 Ray Wheless

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   *See http://votesmarttexas.com/TxCourtCriminalAppeals.aspEndosred by the KC
Tea Party
Judge,
Court of Criminal Appeals
Place 5

 Sid Harle

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 *See http://votesmarttexas.com/TxCourtCriminalAppeals.asp
Recommended by Vote Smart Texas
 
Judge,
Court of Criminal Appeals 
Place 6

 Michael E. Keasler

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  *See http://votesmarttexas.com/TxCourtCriminalAppeals.asp
Recommended by Vote Smart Texas
Member, State Board of Education
District 9

 Hank Hering

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Involved in Republican Politics since 1988
Principles and Policies bases on strong Judeo-Christian basis
established by our Founders.
Believe our Educational System must be diligently monitored
with wisdom, common sense and a keen eye on mendacious speech
of people with alternative vision of America.
 
Member, State Board of Education
District 9

 Mary Lou Bruner

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 Received a Masters of Education in Special Education from
East Texas State Universit
Attended East Texas Baptist College receiving a 
BA in English and elementary education from Texas Wesleyan 
in Ft. Worth
Obtained Texas teaching certificates: educational 
diagnostician, English, language-learning disabilities, early 
childhood, kindergarten, elementary education, special education 
counselor, and all levels school counselor.
Have experience as a teacher, counselor, and educational 
diagnostician in Wood, Rains, Van Zandt, Henderson, Tyler,
 and Jefferson Counties
Lifetime member of Texas State Teachers’ Association
Served for six years on the Teacher-of-the-Year Committee
at Region VII Education Service Center in Kilgore
Endosred by the KC
Tea Party
State Representative, District 4

 Stuart Spitzer

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Authored 26 Bills, none of which made it to the House floor to be voted on.

Cosponsored one bill.

 

2015

Texas Association of Business - Positions

75%

2015

Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions

69%

2015

Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions

100%

2015

Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions

100%

2015

Texas Eagle Forum - Positions

93%

Endosred by the KC
Tea Party
State Representative, District 4

 Lance Gooden

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Fought illegal immigration and "sancutary cities", defended
religious freedom,
Fought against Obamacare expansion in Texas,
cut taxes and helped author a conservative state budget,
 stopped investor owned utilities from price gouging residents,

passed strongest pro-life law in the United States. 
https://www.facebook.com/lancegoodenfortexas/?fref=ts

2013

Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions (House)

72%

2013

Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions

89%

2013

Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score

77%

2013

Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions

82%

2012

Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions

100%

2011

Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions

81%

2013

Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions

89%

2012

National Rifle Association - Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

100%

2010

National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Positions on Gun Rights

92%

 

2010

Texas State Rifle Association - Positions on Gun Rights

A

 

2013

Texas Eagle Forum - Positions

97%

 

 

 
Justice,
5th Court of Appeals

Place 4

 Lana Myers

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  Unopposed

 
Justice,
5th Court of Appeals 
Place 7

David M. Schenck

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  *See http://votesmarttexas.com/courtsofappeals.asp

Recommended by Vote Smart Texas

 
District Judge,
422 Judicial District

 B. Michael Chitty

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 Served as Special Counsel to the Texas Republican Party and 

President of the Kaufman County Bar Association.
Currently serving as judge in the 422nd District Court
30 Years in private practice in civil, criminal and family law.
In 12 years as judge, 98% of cases appealed have been upheld by higher courts.
Judge Chitty moves cases efficiently, leaving no backlog in the court. 
He has disposed of over  15,000 cases, averaging 1200 cases a year.
Lifelong resident of Kaufman County and married to Elise for 39 years. 

Judge Chitty is a conservative with a proven record of being tough on crime,
strictly interpreting the law as written and never legislating from the bench.
 
District Judge
422 Judicial District

 Harry Weaver

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Assistant Texas Attorney General.

As the official child support enforcement agency for the State of Texas,
 the Office of the Attorney General provides services for parents who
wish to obtain or provide support for their children.

The Child Support Division determines, on a case-by-case basis, which
of the child support services listed below are appropriate:

The Office of the Attorney General provides parents with a full range of
child support services at no cost. The services are required by federal law
 and funded by the federal government and the State of Texas.

Endosred by the KC
Tea Party
 Sheriff

 Bryan Beavers

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 Peace officer - 21 years

Firefighter - 32 years
Kaufman County Sheriff's Department 18.5 years
Chief Deputy
Master Peace Officer

https://www.facebook.com/BryanBeaversforSheriff/
 
  Sheriff

 Tim Spillman

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 35 year career in law enforcement as police officer and sheriff deputy in leadership positions

Currently Assistant Chief Deputy in Operations, Criminal Investigations and Patrol in Kaufman County Sheriff's Office

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=tim%20spillman%20for%20kaufman%20county%20sheriff
 
 Tax Assessosr

 Tonya Ratcliff

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 Current Kaufman County Tax Assessor - Collector

25 year career Navy achieving the rank of Captain

Former Mayor of Combine

Masters Degree in Public Administration
 
 Tax Assessor

 Brenda Samples

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 Conservative Values

Strong Work Ethic

Integrity

Pragmatic
 
Commissioner
Precinct 1

 Jimmy Joe Vrzalik

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Current Commissioner Precinct 1
https://www.facebook.com/JimmyVrzalikPCT.1/?fref=ts
Endosred by the KC
Tea Party
Commissioner
Precinct 1

 Greg Starek

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 Works at Trinity Valley Electric
http://www.standwithstarek.com/#!meet-greg/cjg9
 
Commissioner
Precinct 3

 Ken Schoen

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 Current Commissioner Pct 3
https://www.facebook.com/vicki.davis.5688
Endosred by the KC
Tea Party
Commissioner 
Precinct 3

 Terry Barber

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 27 year resident of Kaufman County

20 years law enforcement experience, patrol , investigations

7 years Director of Security and Operations  for large corporation in Plano TX

Business owner serving the community

 I managed the corporate security department with a budget of $1m annually, and over 40 employees for the main corporate office plus 30 branch offices throughout the country.
 
Constable
Precinct 4

 Dan Sharp

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 24 years Law enforcement

Served Kaufman County while employed by the Kaufman County Sheriff Department

Instructed Law Enforcement clases

Civilian Classes - CHL and Citizens on Patrol

U.S. Marshals  Task Force Leader

Currently Deputy Constable Kaufman County Precinct 4
 
Constable
Precinct 4

 Chad Jones

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 Licensed Peace Officer for 17 Years mostly in K9 Narcotics and Narcotics Investigation

Scurry Rosser Graduate with continued studies of Criminal Justice and Psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University

Currently employed with the Kaufman County Sheriff's office as K9 handler in Narcotics division

Supervisory experience in both the Law Enforcement and the Private Sector

https://www.facebook.com/Elect-Chad-Jones-for-Kaufman-County-Constable-Pct-4-477902382391534/?fref=nf
Endosred by the KC
Tea Party

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