by Tom Glass
· October 06, 2022 2:55 PM
Today’s featured Republican State Rep nominee who has the chance of replacing a Democrat in the 2022 general election is Kay Smith of Houston in Harris County in HD 148.
HD 148 is in near northwest Harris County, starting at Loop 610 and running northwest along both sides of 290 up to the Sam Houston tollway. It snakes north up to 249 inside Sam Houston, before it crosses over and tees out to run from Veterans Memorial southwest beyond 290 to Telge. The district stops at portions of the northern border of Jersey Village. The newly configured HD 148 has a D+7 history. But in a year where Harris County Republicans are working hard to stop ballot harvesting and to flip a sitting Dem County Judge during a crime wave, the seat is in striking distance if Kay Smith gets help.
Kay Smith is a native Houstonian who works as an administrator at US Pastor Council. She is a longtime Republican activist. I have yet to mention her name to Harris County conservatives as being in a flappable race that I have not gotten a response that they know and like Kay Smith.
Kay Smith is taking on a one term Dem incumbent named Penny Shaw. Shaw was ranked the eighteenth most liberal of the Texas House by Mark Jones of Rice University. That puts her in the bottom third of the Democrats. Shaw is an attorney who worked for a Dem County Commissioner before she took office. It has also been reported in a number of places that she has been a member of the Communist Party USA and has had their support.
Kay Smith emphasizes issues on her website. They are:
· Border & Security
· Fighting Crime and Funding the Police
· Bail Reform
· Eliminate Mask Mandates and Lockdowns
· Protecting Life
· Defending the 2nd Amendment
· Supporting Small Business
· Election Integrity
by Tom Glass
· September 19, 2022 8:08 PM
They say that Labor Day is the kickoff of the serious general election campaigning. This is the first in a series of posts, highlighting Republican State Rep nominees in swing districts that have a shot at putting a Republican in a seat currently occupied by a Democrat - IF we give them enough support and we get a red wave that we are expecting.
My first post is for Michelle Evans, who is running for HD 136 in South Williamson County against sophisticated incumbent Democrat, John Bucy. The cities in the district are south Cedar Park, west Round Rock, and the Williamson County portion of Austin. (Her district is classified as +8% for Dems, but that is within striking distance during this cycle.)
I would classify Michelle as the new generation of mama bears. She is not new to advocacy, having been involved in Texans for Vaccine Choice at the state capitol for a number of sessions. She has also joined the hand-to-hand warfare over protection of children in Round Rock and Leander ISDs.
She is a sophisticated, able advocate for the legislative priorities of the RPT and would be a WONDERFUL addition to the Texas House. (I say this even if she is a UT grad and I am an Aggie! )
I urge you to go to https://www.michelleevansfortexas.com or her campaign Facebook page to donate and volunteer for her campaign.