Return Galloway to Texas Senate

Return Galloway to Texas Senate

To the editor:

Character is when no one is looking and still doing the right thing.

In the fight over annexing communities against their wishes, there is only one candidate to vote for in the state Senate election – Michael Galloway.

As a former state senator, Galloway never went with the good ’ol boy network. If something struck him as morally and ethically incorrect, he had the courage of his convictions. Before the Tea Party, he introduced legislation that passed the Senate and effectively slowed down and provided a process for how annexations take place – giving neighborhoods a chance to fight. He believes annexing communities against their will is an abomination against property rights and, dare I say, the spirit of Texas.

I met him at Conroe High School during the hearings on Conroe’s annexation of April Sound and he was not even running in the district which represents my neighborhood. Instead, he was there on principle alone. He spoke to people in my neighborhood about the history of annexation, and people came away impressed when I invited him to speak to my neighbors.

Galloway is also an independent oil producer, which to me would serve the citizens of this county extremely well. Other qualities count as well, such as being able to recite Texas historical speeches without missing a word; being married to the same lady for most of his adult life is a plus also in my book; but mostly, as a former government teacher, he taught me about the processes of the Texas Senate in my fight against annexing my neighborhood. I respect his integrity, knowledge and judgment.

Galloway will rock the boat and still get things done.

Mr. Creighton and Mr. Toth are both good men. But I fear that they are not the rebels we need in our state Senate. We need people who understand that our state budget is bloated, not saying how well things are going economically. We are not immune to economic calamity and should be preparing ourselves for such eventualities. As an oil producer, Galloway knows this all too well – that things don’t necessarily always go up.

Michael Galloway would make this entire area proud with his being returned to the Texas Senate.

Robert W. Coats


April Sound


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