San Angelo Tea Party, Inc.

West Texans for Constitutionally-Limited Government

Next Meeting Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

West Texas Training Center (Howard College)

3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905

Speakers:  Michelle Wittenburg - Texans for Lawsuit Reform                      

                    Charles Perry - Candidate for the SD 28 State Senate

                                                Seat being vacated by the resignation

                                                of incumbent Robert Duncan.  (See


Note:  Charles Perry will be at  the Tom Green County Republican Headquarters (215 South Koenigheim) for a meet and greet at 5:00 pm prior to the above meeting.  

Please join us.  Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held starting at 6:30 PM on

the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the West Texas Training Center (Howard College),  

3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905

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State Rep. Scott Turner Wins Big in Straw Poll for Speaker of the Texas House - Straus the Big Loser!

At the June 5-7 Texas Republican Convention, Empower Texans and the Life, Liberty & Property Coalition hosted a straw poll asking the thousands of delegates, alternates and attendees who they would select as the next speaker of the Texas House.  Here are the results:

Joe Straus (Incumbent)  -   6.6%

Scott Turner (Challenger)  -  91.5%

Others -  1.9%

Source:  Michael Quinn Sullivan, Empower Texans, 6/9/14


Texas Republicans must complete the transformation of Texas legislative leadership by making sure every state representative votes for Scott Turner to become the next Speaker of the Texas House.  Call or email Representative Drew Darby and ask him to support and vote for Scott Turner in the next legislative session.   Click here for contact information.

Charles Perry, Grassroots Candidate for SD28 Senate

 Seat Vacated by Robert Duncan

State Senator Robert Duncan’s resignation provides an excellent opportunity for the election of a conservative successor in SD 28.  Duncan had a dismal record and was one of the most liberal members in the senate.

 Charles Perry may well be that candidate.  Perry has very good conservative record as a state representative and has demonstrated courage and principle over political advantage.

 Opposed Liberal Speaker Joe Straus

Chad Hasty, CFYO Talk Radio stated that “There is no arguing that [Perry] is conservative and he sticks to his guns. Perry didn’t support Rep. Joe Straus even when he knew that Straus was going to survive as Speaker.”

 Perry was supported by Accountability First PAC, a political action committee targeting Joe Straus and his inner circle. 

 Powerful Endorsements

 Perry was endorsed by both Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and Young Conservatives of Texas in the recent Republican Primary for state representative.   Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, stated that “Charles Perry proved himself to be a strong, commonsense conservative who put the needs of his constituents ahead of the special interests in Austin.  Vote after vote, issue after issue, Charles Perry could be counted on to do what was best for his constituents, the people of Texas, and future of the state’s economy.”  Perry earned the “Taxpayer Champion Award” for his rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index, which examines legislators recorded votes during the legislative session.  Jeff Morris, Young Conservatives of Texas State Chairman, added: “Charles Perry kept his campaign promises, including fighting waste and fraud in Medicaid and helping to pass a Voter ID law.”

 Perry’s Defeat of Long Term Establishment RINO Delwin Jones

 Perry ran a grassroots campaign for state representative as a tea party conservative in 2010 to soundly defeat the long term establishment RINO Delwin Jones.  Jones largely relied on Joe Straus and the Austin lobby for his campaign.  Rep. Jones was one of the 11 Republicans who joined with 65 Democrats in 2009 to topple the previous speaker and install Joe Straus. (Source:  Empower Texans)

Perry’s Background

 Perry was born in Abilene.   In 1984, he completed his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas Tech University and has since worked in that field. Perry is affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and the National Association of Securities Dealers.

 Competing Candidates for the SD 28 Senate Seat

 Two other candidates have also announced that they will be entering the race for the SD 28 open senate seat:  Greg Wortham, founder of the West Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse and former Bush advisor, Jodey Arrington.

 Greg Wortham

 Wortham has the praise of the Sierra Club for standing up to tea party conservatives.  They call Wortham “The Mayor of Wind.” They state on their website that “The Tea Party and the Koch brothers are trying to end Texas's wind energy boom. They didn't reckon with Greg Wortham.”    Included in the article is that “Wortham is not done with Tea Party politicians: 'We have a state comptroller, Susan Combs, who said wind produced only 500 to 800 jobs in Texas and that wind jobs are like unicorns,' Wortham says. 'They can't tell the truth.'"

Jodey Arrington

 Jodey Arrington stated in a news release that “I have the utmost respect for Sen. Duncan and feel it’s important that the people of District 28 continue to be represented by someone who shares their West Texas roots. . .”  (Amarillo Globe News 7/9/14)  This statement is disturbing!   Considering the following by Michael Quinn Sullivan, President of  Empower Texas:

 “During his time in Austin, Sen. Duncan amassed a truly RINO-like legislative rating according to the Young Conservatives of Texas, earning a lifetime rating of 54 on their scorecard.” “His recent grades on the Fiscal Responsibility Index have not been any better. Sen. Duncan has failed every Index since its inception in 2007, with the exception of 2011 when he earned a C-. In 2013, Duncan scored a 48.8 out of 100, the lowest of any Senate Republican, putting him lower than three Democrats and only five points higher than Democratic Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.”

 Does Arrington’s statement indicate that he will emulate Duncan if elected????

If you missed the Life, Liberty & Property Town Hall hosted by the San Angelo Tea Party on July 8th, here is the link to the video of the meeting: Life Liberty & Property Town Hall

Thank you Kat Rowoldt, Christian Reporter News for recording the meeting and making it available. 

Resolution to Not House Illegal Alien

Minors in Tom Green County

 Thank you to all that attended and spoke at the  Tom Green County Commissioners' Meeting last Tuesday, July 15, to support a resolution for the county to not provide facilities to house and care for minors that are here illegally.   The meeting room was full with the overwhelming majority of attendees supporting the resolution. 

Be sure to thank Judge Stephen C. Floyd, Commissioners Ralph Hoelscher, Pct. 1 and Rick Bacon, Pct. 3 for voting for the resolution leading to its passage.  Commissioner Bill Ford, Pct. 4 voted against the resolution and Commissioner Aubrey de Cordova, Pct. 2 abstained.  

To view or download a pdf copy of the resolution, click here.