Voice of the Conservative Vote

Voice of the Conservative Vote

Every week, TexasGOPVote features a Voice of the Conservative Vote. Those recognized include citizens, bloggers, activists, authors, radio show hosts, members of ministry, thought leaders, legislators and others who exemplify principles of Republican exceptionalism. They demonstrate clear thinking, leadership, initiative, and values that are vital for the future of Texas and the United States. They are the Voice of the Conservative Vote.


Blog Posts

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres, from The Shark Tank, was named CPAC 2011 Blogger of the Year.

Raised in a family with strong values, Javier Manjarres' parents instilled in him the strong core conservative values he possesses today. Naturally confident and assertive, he learned early in his youth to take control of that confidence and put it to good use. His ambitious and resilient personality helped him to excel as a Business major in college and later as a small business owner.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Anita MonCrief

Anita MonCrief is known as the ACORN whistle-blower, she is also a blogger and writer in Washington, DC. She attended the University of Alabama. She has worked with the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative; the International Crisis Group; Grameen Foundation and ACORN. Anita has partnered with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on their mission to Macedonia as an election observer.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions is the U.S. Representative for the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.

A conservative community leader, United States Congressman Pete Sessions has combined hard work, innovative thinking, and common-sense principles to build a successful congressional career.

Congressman Sessions was born on March 22, 1955 and grew up in Waco, Texas. He graduated from Southwestern University in 1978 and went on to work for then-Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 16 years, retiring as District Manager for Marketing in Dallas.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: David Simpson

Republican Nominee for State Representative
David Simpson became the Republican nominee for State Representative of House District 7 after defeating Rep. Tommy Merritt, a seven term incumbent, in the March Republican primary. District 7 is comprised of Gregg County and northern Smith County and includes the cities of Longview, Kilgore, White Oak, Gladewater, Liberty City, Lindale, Hideaway and Winona. In the general election David faced a Libertarian opponent, but no Democrat.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Barbara Nash

Barbara Nash is the newly elected State Representative for House District 93, ousting Democratic incumbent Paula Pierson.

Barbara Nash grew up in Fort Worth and has resided in Arlington for nearly forty years. Presently, she is self-employed in Real Estate investing. Barbara became a Certified Paralegal in 2001. Formerly, Ms. Nash was elected to the Arlington City Council and Arlington ISD Board of Trustees, and she served as President, Vice President, and as a member for 25 years in the Arlington PTA.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Cindy Burkett

Cindy Burkett is the newly elected State Representative for House District 101, ousting Democratic incumbent Robert Miklos.

Cindy and her husband, Air Force veteran and software developer Mike Burkett, were high school sweethearts. Thirty-four years of marriage, three children and now three grandchildren later, they still love and “like” each other. Their family is just like yours. They’ve lived through the same ups and downs. And Cindy believes it’s time for average folks like us to stand up and take control of our government once again.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Paul Workman

Paul Workman is the newly elected State Representative for House District 47, ousting Democratic incumbent Valinda Bolton.

For over thirty five years Paul Workman has been engaged in the construction of commercial buildings. The projects over the years have included retail centers, office buildings, schools, banks, parks and churches.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is the newly elected State Representative for House District 134, ousting Democratic incumbent Ellen Cohen.

Sarah graduated from John Foster Dulles High School in Sugar Land in 1994. In college, she was a member of the Baylor University debate team. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Baylor in 1998, she went on to earn her Law Degree from the University of Houston in 2001.

Sarah is an accomplished and successful attorney devoting her career to defending against personal injury lawsuits. She is a partner with the national law firm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP. Sarah's clients include individuals, local businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Stefani Carter

Stefani Cater is the newly elected State Representative for House District 102, ousting Democratic incumbent Carol Kent.

Stefani came from a little house on Bernardin Circle in Dallas and has been doing great things for our community her entire life. But things were not always easy. Her parents let her know at an early age that if she wanted to go to college, then she’d need to work to pay for it.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Erwin Cain

Erwin Cain is the new State Representative for House District 3, beating out Democrat incumbent Mark Homer.

A traditional conservative, Erwin is committed to serving as a leader in the fight to preserve the values of faith and family. In announcing his candidacy, he said, “As a husband and a father of three I have learned the importance of strong family values, teaching by example, and personal responsibility.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Larry Gonzales

Larry Gonzales is the new State Representative for Texas house District 52, beating out Democratic incumbent Diana Maldonado.

Larry Gonzales has dedicated his entire professional career to making Texas a better place to live, work and raise a family. A strong conservative, his extensive legislative experience and knowledge of the issues facing our state will make him an effective leader for the citizens of Williamson County.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Bill Flores

Bill Flores is the incoming Representative for the 17th Congressional District of Texas, beating out Democrat incumbent Chet Edwards.

Growing Up In the Panhandle

Bill Flores was born at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, while his father was serving in the military.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Blake Farenthold

Blake Farenthold is the newly elected U.S. Representative for the 27th Congressional District of Texas, kicking out longtime Democratic Representative Solomon Ortiz by fewer than 800 votes. Solomon Ortiz had been Congressman since 1983. 

Due to the close vote count, Solomon Ortiz has still not conceded to Blake Farenthold and is calling for a recount. However, if the recount is carried forward, Blake Farenthold is confident he will remain the winner. 

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Paul Bettencourt

Paul Bettencourt is Treasurer of the No Rain Tax PAC and has been working to stop the proposed Proposition 1, a massive new property tax that will tax even our churches, schools, and charities! Learn more about the special interest, big government proposal at StopProp1.com.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Elizabeth Perez

Elizabeth C. Pérez is the daughter of Gerardo and Carolina Pérez, two naturalized citizens who immigrated from Mexico with immigrant visas to the US in 1969 and who are two of the original trail blazers in Houston’s Hispanic community. Elizabeth was raised in a very disciplined home in which faith, family, education and strong work ethic were the core values.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Stephen Broden

Candidate Stephen Broden is in a very close race with liberal incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson. If you live in Dallas, please vote for Stephen Broden. If you do not live in Dallas, please still help spread the information about his campaign!

Conservative Featured Voice: Raul Torres

Raul Torres is the Republican nominee for House District 33, located in the heart of Corpus Christi, Texas. Torres grew up in Nueces County, where he attended Ray High School and later Del Mar College.

It was at Del Mar that Raul met his wife, Gina, and they have been happily married for 35 years. Together, they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Raul wanted a better life for his family, so he enrolled in the MBA program at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, where he graduated in 1994.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Apostle Claver

Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani, is the founder and chairman of RagingElephants. org - a non-profit issues-oriented organization dedicated to growing the conservative voting base primarily through racial diversity. Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani is a dynamic speaker who has traveled the country giving workshops on voter education and citizen activism. His work with the Tea Parties as well as other conservative groups has enabled them to confront the racial stereotypes being charged against conservatives.

Conservative Featured Voice: Marco Rubio

Highly regarded for his principled, energetic and idea-driven leadership, Marco Rubio is a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010.

Conservative Featured Voice: Gary Elkins

Gary Elkins was elected in 1995 to represent District 135, a portion of Harris County that includes Jersey Village. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Business and Industry Committee and also sits on the Human Services Committee.

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