And only three: Jane Nelson, Dan Patrick and Brian Birdwell, received an 80 or higher.
One of the worst offenders is 11-year incumbent Craigin SD 30. His composite rating, after combining legislative scorecard ratings from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Heritage Alliance (fiscal), Young Conservatives of , and Eagle Forum, is a dismal 57%.
Average Conservative Rating for State Senator Craig Estes, 11-year Incumbent for Senate District 30
Texans for Fiscal
of Texas (YCT)
*Ranked 15th out of 19 Republican State Senators
**Refused to sign the Texans for Fiscal Responsibility “Taxpayer Pledge.”
It is primary season, and we have an opportunity to elect a conservative in SD 30. Jim Herblin, an old friend who was on the front lines in the '90's on the Richardson School Board (advocating for abstinence-based curriculum), is now a resident of. He is running to replace Craig Estes. Jim is the total package: both a social and a fiscal conservative. As a CPA and forensic accountant who specializes in attest and tax services, Jim would be a wonderful asset for conservatives in the Texas Senate.
Although Jim is a great candidate, he is running against an entrenched incumbent with support from lobbyists and the establishment. He needs the help of conservatives and the grassroots to beat Estes.
The good news is that district lines have changed, and the population center for SD 30 is now centered in Denton/Collin rather than, hometown of Estes. This is a huge advantage for Jim.
Jim has already been interviewed by the Young Conservatives of Texas, and he is anxious to earn the endorsement of like-minded social and fiscal conservatives across the state.
Please visit Jim's web site at www.JimHerblin.com.