FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH – Sep 20 Campaign Update

Thank you to so many friends and supporters who offered condolences to me on the recent death of my father.

Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you to so many friends and supporters who offered condolences to me on the recent death of my father. He passed away last week at the age of 72 in Virginia Beach, VA after an extended illness.

After enlisting in the Navy and serving two tours in Vietnam, my father got out of the military and became a salesman in men's clothing and then jewelry. He opened his own jewelry store and that was his passion for nearly the last half-century.

I was fortunate to grow up around a small business owner who imparted to me the values of professionalism, self-reliance, and community involvement. Because of my father, I have always admired business owners who have the fortitude to weather the storms of business. When times are great, everyone looks like a genius. But when times are tough, you have to know how to keep moving forward. It takes a special heart to be successful in that world.

I thank my father for teaching me love of country, love of community, a profound respect for the business community, and for exemplifying good business ethics. On behalf of my entire family, I thank you all for your condolences. May his memory be for a blessing.


Our campaign is moving strong in to late September with continued energy from the community. Many of you have you seen yard signs popping up all over town. People have been making donations to the campaign, friends have gone out block walking, volunteers have written postcards letters, and so much more.

I maybe an independent candidate, but our campaign is people-powered.

Let's keep this going. If you would like to be part of this volunteer effort – even if you can only offer one evening – we welcome your support. If you want to volunteer - or want a yard sign - please click here to let us know.

I hope to see you at these upcoming events:

Join us on

Thursday, September 27th
at the Holiday Inn on South Broadway from 7:30-9:30am
for a free come-and-go breakfast
and a chance to visit with Neal
Let us know you are coming
by clicking here

Make plans for Monday evening, October 8th - for the the League of Women Voters candidates forum. It will be held at 6:00pm at the Tyler Public Library. More information will be available soon.

This is not a campaign event, but I hope you will attend this pro-Public Education celebration on October 9th at First Christian Church - presented by the Pastors for Texas Children

Visit to register.

As we move forward together, please make a donation to build the campaign, offer an endorsement, and let us know if you want a yard sign or want to volunteer.

I look forward to seeing you around town.

To peace,

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