Capitol Comments December 5, 2017

December 5, 2017
VOLUME III, ISSUE 29
Dear Friend,

We have had much to be thankful for over the past month as we take stock of all that 2017 has brought. At the Capitol, the House Republican Caucus has approved rule changes on how the next Speaker will be elected. I am also thankful for the resilience of our state as we have weathered Hurricane Harvey and the worst mass shooting in Texas history. Lisa and I continue to pray for those victimized by these events.

Read on to learn about the goings-on in House District 65 and at the Capitol during the past month. You can also find information about events going on during the upcoming holiday season. My office will keep you informed on my House website, Facebook, or Twitter. It is an honor representing you.

In addition, in order to continue my work and keep standing for your conservative values down in Austin I must be re-elected. If you could assist my campaign by contributing $25, $50, $75, or even $100 by clicking here it would help immensely. Or you can always send a check made out to Ron Simmons Campaign and sent to P.O. Box 117567, Carrollton, TX 75011.

Best regards,
Ron Simmons
State Representative
House District 65

CAPITOL NEWS

Christmas 2017

This past week the Christmas season officially came to the capitol with the arrival of both the House and Senate Christmas trees! The spouses of the members decorated the tree this past weekend with 150 ornaments from each state representative highlighting their district. It is a beautiful sight to behold once it is complete!

Speaker’s Race
Since the end of the special session I have been at the forefront in urging that changes be made to the House Republican Caucus bylaws in order for us to nominate a conservative Republican Speaker candidate from our caucus that all the members will support. I am happy to report that our caucus unanimously adopted just such a rule this past week in our caucus meeting. This is how the process should work, and how it already works in many other states and at the national level in the US House of Representatives. Each party caucus will nominate their candidate for Speaker and a vote will take place on the floor of the House immediately after we are sworn in to elect one of these individuals as our next Speaker in accordance with the Constitution of Texas.

DISTRICT NEWS

Campaign Interns Needed

We are seeking highly motivated young people to intern for our campaign for any length of time between now and the primary in March. Interns will get to experience the inner workings of a campaign and have the opportunity to interact with campaign professionals and local leaders. Please send resumes to andy@ronsimmons.com or call Andy at 202-253-7288.

Lewisville Christmas Parade

Simmons for State Representative volunteers walked in the Lewisville Christmas Parade sponsored by Huffines Auto Dealerships this past weekend having fun and giving out Simmons swag while officially kicking off the Christmas season!

Campaign Yard Signs

Yet again campaign season is rolling around. My campaign will be putting out yard signs the end of December through early January, so please let us know if you’d like one in your yard! Also if you have a property or business that would like to host a large sign you may email my political director at andy@ronsimmons.com. We have a new logo, so even if you’ve saved one from previous years, let us know so we can bring you the new and improved version!
Year End Donations
As the year draws to a close, many choose to make donations to lower their tax burden and help those less fortunate out. As the parents of an autistic son, Lisa and I have benefited from the work of the Autism Society, and would urge you to donate to them.

Holiday Events in HD 65

The holiday season is here once again! Many exciting events are happening to celebrate in House District 65, and we have compiled a few of them below.

Carrollton Snow Globe – December 9, 2017, 11:00 AM
Brookhaven Bell Choir – December 9, 2017, 3:00 PM
Lewisville Christmas at the Cabin – December 16, 2017, 10:00 AM
Harry Potter Yule Ball – December 29, 2017, 6:30 PM

Lady Hawks State Champions Once Again

Since the UIL began crowning state volleyball champions in 1967, only 14 programs have ever completed a three-peat. Lewisville Hebron joined that exclusive club this past month at the Curtis Culwell Center, capturing a 25-17, 25-14, 25-15 victory over Katy Seven Lakes. It marked the fifth state title for the Lady Hawks (41-7) in six trips to the tournament and secured the first three-peat for any program since Lucas Lovejoy won four straight in Class 3A from 2008 to 2011. Congratulations to all the young ladies for their accomplishment!