The Linda Curtis campaign ended on November 8, 2022, when Republican Stan Gerdes became the State Representative for House District 17, Bastrop, Burleson, Caldwell, Lee, and Milam counties. We wish him well, no pun intended!
This website remains online to provide one example of what Texas independents -- candidates and voters -- can do with the additional tools we need to be competitive.
Linda issued this statement:
"I deeply appreciate the 2388 folks who voted for me, especially knowing that I was a longshot. I hope my campaign's strengths and weaknesses can be used to move the independent voting ball forward in future elections. I invite you to join me in the development of the non-profit, non-partisan League of Independent Voters (LIVTX.org) and Independent Texans PAC (IndyTexans.org). Thank you all!"
See HD17 results here:
THE FOLLOWING TEXT BELOW IS FROM THE ORIGINAL SITE:
"Both parties insist on making Central Texas one big real estate play, using our tax dollars, water, and land to subsidize unbridled growth. Our choices are this simple. Let the Big Growth, Big Problems two-party political machines ruin our lives OR join the independent electoral revolt." Linda Curtis, independent for Texas House District 17.
Linda wants to:
Make growth pay for itself and harness property appraisals gone wild.
Keep our water local -- audit and cut back Vista Ridge, the San Antone Hose.
End giveaways to corporate interests as they destroy our land and water future.
Secure an independent review of how growth challenges our electric grid.
Open up Texas elections to electoral competition -- to more than two choices!
Visit her Solutions Page for details
on each bullet point above.
Remember Rich Strike, the 80-1 shot that just won the Kentucky Derby? Linda's odds are better, with 43% of Americans identifying as independents.
In November, whoever gets the most votes wins. That means with as little as 34% of the vote, Linda can win HD17, leaving her Republican and Democratic opponents in the dust.
Linda wrote this about her Republican opponent,
Linda Curtis riding "Whistle" owned by Bill and Jean Rhodes, Lexington, Texas. See more videos on her Solutions pages.
Former Governor Rick Perry loaded up his longtime employee, Stan Gerdes, with $600,000 from DC and Austin lobbyists to buy Stan the Republican nomination for HD17. Don't let them get away with it. Share this, donate & volunteer!
Let's send the water hustlers packin'!
<== House District 17:
Bastrop, Burleson, Caldwell,
Lee, and Milam counties