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Old 11-14-2022, 12:18 PM
 
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I don’t see how this is embarrassing. If anything, it shows how embarrassing the incumbent was.
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Old 11-14-2022, 12:56 PM
 
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More or less embarrassing than re-electing a crooked AG who's been awaiting trial on a multi-count felony indictment for 7 years twice? Asking for a friend...
I'll put it here just to make sure that the sheeps see it
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Old 11-14-2022, 03:56 PM
 
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I am not sure what the article is more mad at, the kids age or party affiliation.

We vote-in lots of old folks with zero experience. Couple years ago we let let a TV clown run the whole country.

You said it yourself, he will have a staff of 20. I bet that's at least 20 years experience right there.

Also, the kid won a whole race and didn't even spend a penny. He went out and spoke to potential voters; listened to their concerns. He may not have direct experience, but at least he showed that he is attentive to his constituents needs and that he has the leadership skills to run a campaign. I believe that his drive, his connection to the people and hopefully his staff will make him successful at the job.


New ideas are good. Youth and determination is good. And he is the new district clerk, not the new leader of the free world. They will figure things out.



$87k according to the article. It said he graduated high school let year and had been working at a gas station and living with his mom.
True....
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Old 11-14-2022, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Also, the kid won a whole race and didn't even spend a penny. He went out and spoke to potential voters; listened to their concerns. He may not have direct experience, but at least he showed that he is attentive to his constituents needs and that he has the leadership skills to run a campaign. I believe that his drive, his connection to the people and hopefully his staff will make him successful at the job.


New ideas are good. Youth and determination is good. And he is the new district clerk, not the new leader of the free world. They will figure things out.



$87k according to the article. It said he graduated high school let year and had been working at a gas station and living with his mom.
He didn’t campaign, he did absolutely nothing except stand around the courthouse a couple times. No candidate questionnaires he didn’t “connect” anything with the voters other than the party affiliation next to his name.

Some clown in federal office has little impact on my daily life. But these local elections can have direct impacts. The district clerk performs the duties assigned by the Texas Constitution as registrar, recorder and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments and papers that are part of any legal cause of action in the district courts. Indexes and secures all court records, collects filing fees, and handles funds held in litigation and money awarded to minors.

Yeah, sure am glad we got someone that can just figure it out as they go. I’m sure no one will care if their court records are mismanaged, jury duty isn’t coordinated properly, or children’s money awarded in court isn’t properly handled. Seems like a great job for a kid to lead.
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Old 11-14-2022, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Any idea yet if he really is an R or was doing this as some sort of social experiment?
I know in the DFW area a couple judges run as Rs even though they are truly liberal. They know they'll get votes in certain counties/areas as an R vs a D.

As an aside, is this common outside of Texas where judges have to run with a political party? I just believe a judge should be an impartial judge and not have to side with any political party.
Completely agree on nonpartisan judicial elections.

In this hyper-partisan environment, we should really consider some of these positions for nonpartisan elections. I don’t care what party affiliation the district clerk or county clerk, or judicial positions have. Are they qualified for the job? That’s it. There is nothing political about these positions.
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Old 11-14-2022, 09:52 PM
 
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I’m sure the typical thing is going to happen
Everybody is going to say that the kid is not qualified for the job

But nobody has a problem with the fact that God knows how many “unqualified people” have been elected to office in Texas.

Don’t blame him, blame the system.

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Old 11-14-2022, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I don’t see how this is embarrassing. If anything, it shows how embarrassing the incumbent was.
How so? The incumbent didn’t do anything wrong, didn’t run a toxic department (never seen anything reported about her or her office). Ran an efficient/smooth operation for years. This isn’t a political position. It is a person that checks all the qualifications for the job with 30 years experience versus a kid right out of high school with no qualifications or leadership experience. Which one are you choosing to run your business for you?

I’m embarrassed by the voters in Hays County and the hyper-partisan environment we now live in, not at this kid. He’s got a job that pays $92k (FY23) for at least the next 4 years.

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Old 11-15-2022, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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People are tired of the corrupt republicans running this state
The corrupt democrats ran the state for more than a century, so the corrupt republicans still have about 70 more years to even it up.
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Old 11-15-2022, 11:31 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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He’s got a job that pays $92k (FY23) for at least the next 4 years.
And Gen Z'ers and younger millenials are complaining there are no good paying jobs. Just follow this kid's lead and throw your hat in the race to campaign for local government offices. Probably got a much better chance at this then becoming a Youtube star like so many of them want to be.
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Old 11-15-2022, 11:45 AM
 
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There is another 19 year old (somewhere around that age) that won a mayoral race. It happened in Louisiana I believe.
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