This has been a busy week of hitting the campaign trail! I am so grateful for all of the voters I have met and those that have given me an opportunity to explain why I am the best candidate for the 207th.
Here are the weekly highlights by day:
I started off the day at the MLK march in New Braunfels, Texas. I joined other Republicans to honor MLK and his legacy of service.
Later that evening I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the Comal County Candidate Forum, where I explained to potential voters that we can compare the legal profession to the medical profession and that, in that sense, this judicial post is like a disease specialist that requires experience and knowledge- similar to a doctor treating a deadly or chronic disease- because crime in our communities is just that- a deadly and chronic disease. I am the only candidate that has been a prosecutor and can appreciate the "value" of a case and who has recommended punishment for crimes.
Thank you to everyone who came out!
On Tuesday I attended the Leadership Lunch with the New Braunfels Jaycees. These young professionals have welcomed me into their ranks and I am very grateful for the professionalism and camaraderie and we build and strengthen our New Braunfels community!
Tuesday evening I also met with Hays County Republicans in Driftwood, Texas and discovered a personal relation to a local conservative leader- his sister is my son's preschool teacher! It was such a happy home to be in, I could feel the love and bonds that span the generations of the sweet host family.
Wednesday morning I started off in Spring Branch at Comal County Coffee. There I visited with many young adults who had recently moved to Texas from the east coast. It was wonderful to discuss their east-coast experiences in judicial appointments compared to the Texas way of judicial elections. Thank you to everyone who came out.
Wednesday late-morning I joined the Canyon Lake Republican Women's Meeting where I was honored to receive a $200 donation from their club to help in my campaign (full disclosure- all candidates in my race received this same amount). I am truly humbled at their efforts to help candidates that share their values. I promise to responsibly use these funds- I am also proud to say that I have not gone into debt for my campaign or used my own funds. I am the true conservative candidate in all aspects of my campaign.
Wednesday lunch was spent with the Bulverde/Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce Lunch! I enjoyed meeting young professionals in that area and again I am overwhelmed at the amount of hard working people we have in our communities that spend so much of their time leader-building and strengthening one another. THANK YOU!
Thursday evening I had dinner with locals (and a few folks from out of state) at Kruez BBQ in Lockhart. Kruez BBQ will always hold a special place in my heart- the pit master sent me sausage links to celebrate the birth of my first-born child. He had become a good friend over the years prior to that after my husband covered many stories on Texas BBQ in Lockhart for his "Wilde About Texas" series for a news station in Austin.
Today was a planning day for my campaign. I spent the day working out block walking routes, scheduling additional Meet and Greets, and helping local clubs with their candidate forums. The campaign trail is very active! I will wake up tomorrow and literally run (AGAIN) for judge- in Buda. Then I'll get some block walking etiquette training and then hit the streets. I hope each of you have a safe and warm weekend- and you can look for me knocking on doors and putting up signs!