2024 Republican Primary and Runoff Election Endorsements
We are proud to announce our endorsements for the races in this election cycle. Please check back regularly for new endorsements.
PRIMARY ELECTION – MARCH 5, 2024
Dale Huls - House District 1
JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Board of Directors: “We strongly endorse Dale Huls to represent Texas House District 1.
Tom Glass - House District 17
JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director: “We confidently and strongly endorse Tom Glass for Texas House District 17.
Andy Hopper - House District 64
Executive Director JoAnn Fleming: “Texans need courageous legislators who won’t cower to the federal government nor sheepishly submit to executive overreach by the Governor and Austin bureaucrats.
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We need liberty defenders, ‘on offense’ disruptors, who won’t bow to the media, TX House leadership bullies, WOKE big business interests, or a God-less culture. Tough times call for ‘hard as nails’ principled leaders. That’s why we strongly endorse Andy Hopper for the Texas House. To know Andy Hopper is to know a shrewd fighter.” #txlege
Wesley Virdell - House District 53
JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Board of Directors: “We strongly endorse Wesley Viredell to Represent Texas House District 53.
NOTE: Many important judicial races are regional, covering multiple counties. Look for your ballot’s judicial races under Smith County Local Ballot or Other Counties buttons.
John Devine - Texas Supreme Court
We strongly endorse Justice John Devine for re-election to the Texas Supreme Court.
Clint Morgan - Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 7
JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Board of Directors: “We strongly endorse Clint Morgan for Place 7 on the Texas Court of Appeals because that Court desperately needs clear-thinking, principled originalists on the bench.
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“A constitutional conservative, Clint Morgan is known to be a man of the highest character. He is a career prosecutor with over a decade of experience and excellence in criminal law. With a proven court room record and a prolific body of outstanding appellate briefs, Clint is a thought leader in Texas criminal justice, a clear and compelling orator, and a high-energy administrator. An originalist in the mold of US Supreme Court Justices Thomas and Alito, when Clint interprets the Constitution or a law, he respects its original meaning and does the arduous work of digging out the legal history from original sources. He will not legislate from the bench! Texas needs Clint Morgan on the 1st Court of Appeals!”
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Sara Maynard - Smith County Court at Law 2
Unanimous, strong endorsement of Judge Sara Maynard for Smith County Court at Law 2
Appointed by the Smith County Commissioners Court to fill the bench vacancy, Sara Maynard has been serving as
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Smith County Court at Law 2 Judge since January of 2023. In that time, she has reduced the office budget and the backlog of cases. This court handles family law matters, including protective orders, divorces, and child custody, as well as criminal misdemeanors and all extraditions for Smith County, and civil matters such as contract disputes, eminent domain, and personal injuries.
Judge Maynard served the prior four years as an assistant district attorney prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony cases in the juvenile court of Smith County.
She began her career by founding and managing her own business for over 20 years – a law firm dealing in civil, criminal, and family law. Her business experience affords her the ability to make tough budgetary decisions while striving to do the job right – delivering the highest quality services at the very best price. Judge Maynard also served as a prosecutor at Tyler Municipal Court for twelve years.
Additionally, Judge Maynard has a long record of service. She served as an appointed volunteer Emergency Services District 2 Commissioner and filled the role of secretary for the Board of Commissioners, working tirelessly to ensure accountability for tax dollars spent. She and her husband Roy coached debate at Good Shepherd School, qualifying 20 students to the prestigious national tournament in 20 years. As an attorney in private practice, she became one of less than a hundred attorneys Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Judge Maynard has a long history of community involvement, including the Smith County Republican Women’s Club, serving as Secretary for the Smith County Republican Club, as a founding board member for the new conservative Lindale Republican Club, as a Republican precinct chair, an election judge, and parliamentarian for the Smith County Republican Party. She is a long-time member of Grassroots America, served on their Local Government Watchdog Committee, and has taught parliamentary procedure to their Coalition leaders.
Judge Maynard’s record and practice have long demonstrated that she values the principles of limited government, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. She is committed to the separation of powers, and believes that a judge must administer the law, rather than make new law. In observing her service as judge for the last several months, we are certain that we can count on Judge Sara Maynard to never “write law” from the bench. We therefore strongly urge Smith County voters to hire her at the ballot box in March 2024 to serve as Judge of the Smith County Court at Law 2 bench.
For the Board of Directors, Grassroots America – We the People PAC™