Unanimous, strong endorsement of Judge Sara Maynard

Unanimous, strong endorsement of Judge Sara Maynard

Unanimous, strong endorsement of Judge Sara Maynard

Smith County Court at Law 2

March 2024 Republican Primary Election 

Appointed by the Smith County Commissioners Court to fill the bench vacancy, Sara Maynard has been serving as 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. 

JoAnn Fleming

Executive Director

For the Board of Directors, Grassroots America – We the People PAC™

Statement on Slaton

Statement on Slaton

May 8, 2023

For Immediate Release

With deep disappointment and great sadness, the Board of Directors of Grassroots America – We the People PAC, after having read the published May 6th report of the Texas House General Investigating Committee into the matter of State Representative Bryan L. Slaton, calls on Representative Slaton to immediately resign.  

The report detailing sworn statements by direct witnesses, actions of obstruction, an utter lack of exculpatory evidence provided by Mr. Slaton or his attorney, and no evidence of remorse, leaves us no other choice than to conclude that Mr. Slaton knowingly violated his oath of office, House rules, and labor laws. Evidence also strongly suggests that Slaton committed offenses under Texas law by providing alcohol to minors, by abusing his office, and by committing acts of official oppression.

A 45-year-old married man with children sexually pursuing a 19-year-old woman in his employ, while knowingly plying her and another underage woman with alcohol is predatory, irresponsible, and disgraceful.

Our hearts are broken for our dear friends – Mr. Slaton’s sweet, devoted parents – for his wife, children, the constituents and supporters who placed their faith and trust in Mr. Slaton, and his victim and her family.  We pray that Mr. Slaton heeds the multiple calls for his resignation, sparing the Texas House from spending time on his expulsion rather than the legislative work for the people of Texas. He should apologize and commence the road to true repentance before God – a painful but sure path that leads to forgiveness and healing.

JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director

MaryAnne Aiken

Sue Evenwel

Toni Fabry

Craig Licciardi

Joshua Machiavello

James Speiran

P.O. Box 130012 ¨ Tyler, TX 75713 ¨ (903) 360-2858 ¨ Paid for by Grassroots America – We the People PAC™

2024 Precinct Convention Resolutions from Coalition Partners

This is a site for Texas Conservative Grassroots Coalition leaders to offer resolutions for consideration by others. If you do not like a resolution, don’t use it! You are free to take an example resolution and rewrite it to suit yourself.

  • I will NOT pass judgement on the resolutions as long as they do NOT violate the 2022 RPT Platform Preamble principles and values! See here.
  • I will not referee a debate among any parties. You do not need me for that!
  • I will not correct misspellings and grammatical errors pointed out by others. I am not the Texas English Professor. You are all adults.

Do not send any resolutions that seek to legitimize illegal border crossers, gambling, marijuana, or hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Do not send resolutions that undermine the sanctity of human life or God’s definition of marriage and the family.

If you want to push anything that directly opposes the values expressed in God’s Word or the Republican Party of Texas Preamble and Principles, you will need to do that elsewhere.  You are free to “go for it” anywhere else – just not here.

Jennifer Lundy | Texans for Judicial Accountability Resolution

Court Reform Resolution

Texas Gun Owners of America Resolutions

Available on their website here

Cindy Asmussen Resolution

RPT Resolution for NO Gambling in Texas

Brett Rogers Resolution

Transparency Resolution 2024 RPT

2023 Texas Legislature Online (TLO) Handbook

2023 Texas Legislature Online (TLO) Handbook

Do you need help getting started using Texas Legislature Online (TLO)? Are you having trouble setting up your own My TLO account to track Bills during the 88th #TXLEGE? Are you just looking for a good overview of the features available to you on TLO?

If you answered YES to any or all three of these questions, check out our 2023 Texas Legislature Online Handbook in an easy to use flipbook format. You can use this resource online, print a hard copy or even print to Pdf.

Saturday, May 6th Election Day | Vote Out Smut, WOKE & Waste

Saturday, May 6th Election Day | Vote Out Smut, WOKE & Waste

Texas Uniform and Municipal Election! Election Day is this Saturday, May 6th. 

First Last Race County
Pete Lauzon Clear Creek ISD Harris/Galveston
Courtney Anderson Spring Branch ISD Harris
Shannon Mahan Spring Branch ISD Harris
Amy Thieme Katy ISD Harris/Fort Bend/Waller
Morgan Calhoun Katy ISD Harris/Fort Bend/Waller
Mary Ellen Cuzela Katy ISD Harris/Fort Bend/Waller
Mike Fletcher Corsicana Mayor Navarro
Reed Bond Frisco ISD Collin/Denton
Cody Weaver Plano ISD Collin
Jay Saad Collin College Collin/Rockwall/Denton
Samath Buford Ferris ISD Ellis/Dallas
Ed Harrison Midlothian ISD Ellis
Cole Stanley Amarillo Mayor Potter/Randall
Tom Scherlen Amarillo City Council Potter/Randall
Kenny Fernandez Pasadena ISD Harris
Vickie Morgan Pasadena ISD Harris
Marshall Kendrick Pasadena ISD Harris
Audra Deaver Humble ISD Harris/Montgomery
Bill Foster Red Oak ISD Ellis
Jason Southerland Waxahachie ISD Ellis
Michael Grabowski Humble ISD Harris/Montgomery
Doug Dowd Weatherford College Trustee Parker
Deborah Blackall Peaster ISD Parker
Toby Taylor Weatherford ISD Parker
Zach Smith Weatherford City Council Parker

Endorsements/recommendations sent from people we trust:
Denton County Conservative Coalition endorsement list, click here.
Patriot Mobile Action to view endorsements, click here.
Collin Strong (Collin County) endorsements, click here.
Star Patriots PAC (no link available)

Star Patriots Endorsements:
Frisco ISD Place 4: Reed Bond | Frisco ISD Place 5: Susan Kershaw
Frisco Mayor: Mark Piland
Plano City Council Place 5: Shelby Williams

Star Patriots Recommendations:
Little Elm ISD Place 1: Jeff Burton | Place 3: Ken Beber
Prosper ISD Place 2: Aimee Boots | Place 5: Jim Herblin
Denton ISD Place 6: Terry Senne | Denton ISD Place 7: Carolyn Rachaner
Plano City Council Place 3: Colleen Aguilar-Epstein
Plano ISD: Place 4: Lydia Ortega | Place 5: Greg Jubenville | Place 7: Cody Weaver
Lewisville ISD Place 6: Mindy Bumgarner | Place 7: Ashley Jones
Flower Mound City Council: Brad Ruthrauff
McKinney ISD: Place 4: Brittany Hendrickson | Place: 5: Rachel Elliott

Joshua ISD (Johnson County) candidates for Place 1 Georgia Wright Head and for Place 2 Angela Tolliver are endorsed by JoAnn Fleming, Grassroots America.

San Antonio Family Association’s PAC endorsements for San Antonio/Bexar County, click here.

Brazoria County Republican Party candidate information, click here.

Grassroots America Information for Smith County ballot, click here.

More candidate information available at IVoterGuide, click here.

Don’t know about your local elections?

Find your county’s website, by clicking here and then scrolling down to the middle of that page to find County Sources. Click on your county to find your county’s posted election information for sample ballots, early voting/Election Day dates, times and locations.

What’s on the ballot?

Look for bond elections on your ballot! ALL bond elections raise taxes (no matter what the spin masters say) because bonds add more public debt, which is paid by taxpayers (not by Santa Clause or the tooth fairy).  When public debt is added, tax burdens are increased. If you are over 65 and your property tax on your homestead is frozen (not every taxing entity offers this), and a bond election passes, you still get a tax increase.  How?  The debt portion of your tax rate NEVER goes down!  As more debt is added, your annual taxes might stay about the same on your home, but they certainly will not go down as they would if the old debt was paid off and no new debt was added.

Look for school board trustee races (some school districts wait to hold school board elections in November). There are also races for city mayors, city council members, community college boards and special water district representatives.

So, what’s the big deal about these elections? They’re just local and I only care about what Washington DC does to us.

Glad you asked! The local officials you hire at the ballot box:

  • pass Washington DC garbage down to the local level through the federal grant programs they love because this “free money” has federal strings;
  • are responsible for the property tax bills you say are too high;
  • can saddle you with more public debt through bond elections, increasing property taxes;
  • spend your local property & sales tax dollars – either wisely or foolishly;
  • set the tone for the culture of your community with sound, principled values or with WOKE, liberal, socialist values that harm children, grow government, and shred liberty. Local officials CAN stop smut in schools and public libraries and can stop drag queen perversions acted out in front of children. Yes, they can, but will they?

How Do I Know if Candidates are Republican or Democrat?

By law, city, school board, community college, and special purpose district races are non-partisan on the ballot; therefore, there will be no party designation listed there; however, you can find out which party primary they vote in, if they vote at all, or if they are only general election voters (which means there’s no way to tell what they are).

Has your County Republican Executive Committee posted candidates’ historical voting record information (public record) so that voters can at least determine if they are voting for a Republican, a Democrat, a swing voter (general election only) or a non-voter?  If they have not, you might ask why not.  Do you want to elect candidates who don’t vote at all or who vote for Democrats to be in charge of your schools and your tax bills?  If your local GOP is all for the RED TEAM in November, then why aren’t they informing voters about the voting records of local candidates?

Click here to find your county’s Republican Party Chairman to see if he/she published the voting history of the candidates for the May 6 elections in your county!

Click here for a GREAT example of what County Republicans can (and really should) do to help voters choose wisely in local elections!  Bravo Brazoria County Republicans! This is how you keep socialists and cultural Marxists from taking over local government – just simply provide voters with facts about how these candidates vote (or not)!

Grassroots America’s team ran a check on the voting history of candidates appearing on the Smith County ballot because it is our home base county.  Click here for Smith County election information.

Do your homework! Your vote might prevent a Leftist from gaining office!

For liberty in every Texas community,

JoAnn Fleming
Executive Director
Grassroots America – We the People PAC