Honored Candidates

Thank you for standing proud in 2020

Gary Thomas

Gary Don Thomas ran for State Representative, District 62, against Reggie Smith, because “I want a better quality life for all of us in District 62. I believe rural counties like Grayson, Fannin and Delta deserve to get some of their tax money returned. In meaningful things like healthcare and education. Unlike our current representative, I’m not restricted by party ideology or agenda. I will work with everyone, and I’m free to help fix what matters most to you…”

District 62 covers Grayson, Fannin, and Delta counties.

Thomas for Texas House website

Brenda Davis

We honor Brenda Davis for running for State Board of Education, District 9. Brenda is a retired journalism and English teacher, a graduate of UTA with a degree in communications, a wife and mother of two and grandmother of four.

“I am a product of Texas public schools as are my children and grandchildren. My goal as a representative is to give teachers a voice in Austin and to advocate for rural districts.”

District 9 includes 31 northeast Texas counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood.

Website: Davis 4 Education

Mailing address for donations:
Brenda Davis for State Board of Education
PO Box 132
Honey Grove, TX 75446

Gwen Braxton

Gwen Braxton

Gwen Braxton for Grayson County Constable Precinct 2, Representing Grayson County.

Fairness, Firmness and Consistency in Grayson County

Gwen (Tiki) Braxton is a lifelong community advocate and Denison resident. She will bring fairness, firmness and consistency to the office of Grayson County Constable Precinct 2.

Constables are the bailiffs of the Justice Court, they serve papers for small claims court. They serve eviction papers. Additionally, the Constable may serve papers that come in from out of town, including bank garnishment cases and child support suits. Constables may also work traffic and property seizures.

Ms. Braxton believes it is time for a change, time to build relationships and eliminate barriers: “One of the biggest barriers facing Precinct 2 right now is evictions. This is a problem in our community that is only worsening as we battle the COVID pandemic. We need fairness and consistency and we need people who will work to make our community better for EVERYONE.”

Incredibly active in the community, Ms. Braxton is a member of the Greater Coffey Memorial Church where she is the Director of Education and a Sunday School teacher.

She has an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences, a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, and a Master’s of Organizational Management, and she is eager to begin the training required for the Constable position. Constables are required to attain 40 hours of continuing education biannually, 20 hours of which must be in civil process.

Ms. Braxton is the Co-Founder and a Board member of HEAT, Homeless Empowerment Action Team, the Founder of Youths in Action and Organizer of the Leo Cameron Golf Classic Annual Tournament. She is a Denison Leadership Institute Alumna, class of 2016, Grayson County Community Resource Coordination Group – Organization 2015, a Stratmore’s Who’s Who in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Ms. Braxton is also a Certified Professional Life Coach with numerous years of activity in Toastmasters International where she won many distinctions, including Club President of the Year, and Toastmaster of the Year. She is also Founder of Itsutiki LLC.

Gwen Braxton
Gwen Braxton in meeting

Gwen (Tiki) Braxton is a lifelong Grayson County resident, and a dedicated and active community leader who wants to serve the residents of Grayson County as Constable Precinct 2.*

*JP 2 consists of voting precincts 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405 and 407.

Russell Foster

Russel Foster, born in Sherman, Texas, ran as a Democrat for U.S. House Texas District 4 against who Republican funders selected to replace John Ratcliffe on the ticket, Pat Fallon.

“It’s time Texas has someone who puts our country over political parties. Someone who doesn’t listen to the lobbyists and doesn’t take orders or bark talking points like my opponent. We have to finally ask, WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH? What kind of criminality does it take for Republicans to put country over party? Let’s show them WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!”

Foster 4 Texas website

Russell Foster

Special Election, Sept 29, 2020

Jacob Minter comes in 3rd
Jacob Minter, Democrat, beat 3 out of 5 Republicans in the Special Election for Texas Senate, SD30.

Jacob Minter

There was a Special Election for State Senate District 30.  Five Republicans and one Democrat were on the SAME ballot.

Democrat Jacob Minter, a licensed electrician and board member for IBEW Local 20, was the Democratic candidate committed to “bringing together the best from every side”

The Sept 29 special election determined two Republican candidates for the runoff election set for Dec 19, to insure a low voter turnout.

Jacob Minter
Jacob Minter, Democratic candidate for State Senate

It is imperative that we vote on Sept 29.

SD 30 includes Archer, Clay, Cooke, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise and Young counties, and portions of Collin and Denton counties.

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