College Station, TX, 03/09/2012 – Hal Hawkins, has officially announced his candidacy for State Representative, District 14. Mr. Hawkins issued the following statement:
“While I congratulate Mr. Raney for his success in the special election, Republican candidates should be held accountable to Republican voters. I believe that conservatives in this district are still searching for a candidate who shares their values, opposes gambling and new taxes, and will challenge the current, establishment leadership within the Legislature.
Texas will face some serious challenges in the upcoming 83rd Texas Legislature session and the years beyond. Once elected, I will dedicate myself to overcome these challenges by working to change the leadership in our Legislature, reducing taxes, moving towards child centered funding for education, challenging Roe v. Wade, and ending illegal immigration by securing our border. Texas is the greatest state in the union, and will continue to be with a limited, financially responsible, and trustworthy government based on conservative principles. I will make the tough choices necessary to reach these goals. I invite everyone to join me in this endeavor, so that Texas may become a beacon of liberty and a symbol of prosperity throughout our country. Thank you.”
Mr. Hawkins is a local realtor, founder/creator of BrazosDebtClock.org, current Communications Chairman for the Republican Party of Brazos County (of which I am resigning in order to run in this race), and recent candidate for College Station City Council.