David And Goliath In Texas - Matt Beebe Challenges Joe Straus For HD 121
by Sonja Harris on December 13, 2011 at 11:32 AM
But Saul answered David, “you cannot go up against this Philistine and fight with him, for you are only a youth, while he has been a warrior from his youth.”
1 Samuel 17:33
This could very well be the story of David and Goliath in Texas. Matt Beebe, an entrepreneur who relocated to San Antonio about 10 years ago, has decided to take on Joe Straus of HD 121. He is challenging Straus, known to the conservatives as the infamous Texas House Speaker. Beebe officially announced his intentions on December 12th at the Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. He was welcomed by supporters and family. Beebe spoke about the shell game Straus played with the Rainy Day Fund and about how the budget maneuvering was going to come back to bite Texans in the next legislative session. He brought up the gambling situation that is waiting just around the corner for Texans. Beebe cautioned that the unions that will provide workers for the casinos will not enter a Right to Work state and are demanding an exemption. This alone signals a bad precedence to our state and will promote economic problems. He also said that gambling was not good for Texas communities as a whole.
He promised that he would be anti sanctuary city and that he would work hard to secure our Texas border and request employer restrictions on hiring illegals. He spoke of the human trafficking problem that exists on IH35 that moves 18,000 to 20,000 illegals into our cities. He believes that Texas jobs are for Texas citizens.
I sat down and spoke with Beebe and asked him some of the same questions I ask all candidates, “Have you ever run for public office?” his answer, “No.” “Why do you feel you can beat Joe Straus”? He answered, “The redistricting presents an interesting opportunity where nearly 1/3 of the 121 District voters will be new to the district.” He further commented that “Straus’ constituents are experiencing tremendous dissatisfaction with Joe personally and voters have not had a choice. I believe it’s winnable. We are going to get a solid grassroots going to get out the vote ground game.”
Matt and his wife Nicole have two adopted children, Hannah 5 and Joshua 3, so he very well understands pro life issues and is committed to taking a stand for family values. He and his family are members of the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church and Hannah is enrolled at the hybrid Summit Christian Academy, a university model homeschooling system. Matt is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and served in the Air Force as a communications officer and counter measures engineer working on cyber security. He is the owner and founder of Digitactics and has 13 full and part time employees.
VOTE MATT BEEBE