Bold leadership is required in the work of the Texas Land Commissioner. Here's an example: In the 1860s, Texas decided that public land should be managed for the purpose of funding education.
Think about that for a moment. In a very rural and agricultural time, Texans had enough boldness and foresight to see that education would be vital in building tomorrow's Texas. They could never imagine all that Texas would become, but they laid a vital foundation for the future.
Our Texas Land Commissioner must always act in a way that is strictly Constitutional. But within those Constitutional boundaries, boldness is necessary.
Some office-seekers have grand plans for a political career. As such, they test the political waters and measure every possible action by its potential impact on their political career. That's not right for this office and it's not right for Texans.
As your conservative choice for Texas Land Commissioner, I am:
- More concerned about fulfilling my duty and less concerned with managing my political career.
- More concerned about doing the right thing for Texas and less concerned with getting reelected.
- More concerned about loyalty to Texans, and less concerned with loyalty to party.
Boldness... it's not just a slogan.
It's a job requirement.