Voice of the Conservative Vote

Voice of the Conservative Vote

Every week, TexasGOPVote features a Voice of the Conservative Vote. Those recognized include citizens, bloggers, activists, authors, radio show hosts, members of ministry, thought leaders, legislators and others who exemplify principles of Republican exceptionalism. They demonstrate clear thinking, leadership, initiative, and values that are vital for the future of Texas and the United States. They are the Voice of the Conservative Vote.

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Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Marva Beck

Marva Beck represents the 57th House District of Texas. Marva Beck is a freshman legislator, ousting Democrat incumbent Jim Dunnam in the 2010 Elections.

Marva Beck grew up in the tough neighborhoods of the fifth ward of Houston, Texas where she attended San Jacinto High School. Her career has included working for AT&T, ranching and being a full-time wife and mother.

Marva married Mel Beck in 1970. Mel was a water treatment plant contractor. Marva spent many years working with Mel in their business and then on their ranch. They bought their ranch in Leon County near Centerville in 1979, and made it their permanent home in 1991.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Rene Diaz

Former District Judge Rene Diaz is a national speaker for WallBuilders, a pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage. WallBuilders has been nationally recognized for its work in education, history, law, and public policy, integrating the elements of Biblical faith and morality throughout all aspects of American life and culture.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: David Simpson

Republican State Representative for East Texas David Simpson was grateful to be elected State Representative of House District 7 in 2010 after defeating a seven term incumbent in the March Republican primary and then a general election challenge that November. District 7 is comprised of Gregg County and northern Smith County and includes the cities of Longview, Kilgore, White Oak, Gladewater, Liberty City, Lindale, Hideaway and Winona.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Jason Isaac

Jason Isaac represents the 45th House District of Texas. Jason Isaac, a fourth generation Texan, resides in Hays County with his wife; the former Carrie Crain, an accomplished tri-athlete, housewife, and community volunteer from Humble, Texas. They have two boys who attend Dripping Springs public schools. They attend Westover Hills church and work tirelessly in support of the community, the state and the nation alongside their close family and many loyal friends and supporters.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Barbara Nash

Representative Barbara Nash represents the 93rd District of Texas. Representative Barbara Nash is serving her first term in the State Legislature after a career of public service with the Trinity River Authority, the Arlington City Council and the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees. She sits on both the House Committee on Insurance and on Pensions, Investments and Financial Services.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Ken Mercer

Ken Mercer
Member: Texas State Board of Education
Former Member: Texas State House


Ken Mercer is a Project Manager and Senior Software Engineer from San Antonio, Texas. A conservative Republican elected in 2006 to the Texas State Board of Education, Mercer serves 1.5 million Texans in twelve counties (Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Llano, and parts of Bell, Bexar, and Travis).

As a former Texas State Representative, Ken Mercer served as a Member of the State House Committees on Higher Education,

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Bill Callegari

Bill Callegari represents the 132nd House District of Texas.

Bill Callegari has resided in the Katy area and been a businessman in the Houston area for more than 30 years. A Licensed Professional Engineer for over four decades, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston. Bill and his wife, Ann, have been happily married for more than 50 years. They have four children and 10 grandchildren.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Charlie Garza

Carlos “Charlie” Garza was elected in 2010 to represent the citizens of District 1 of the State Board of Education. He currently serves as vice chair of the board's Committee on School Initiatives.

Garza is an assistant principal in the Clint Independent School District in El Paso. He has served as an education administrator in college, high school, middle and elementary school. Garza earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, a Master’s Degree from Old Dominion University,

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Ken Legler

Ken Legler represents House District 144 in the Texas Legislature. As a third generation Texan and Pasadena native, Representative Legler is active in the local business community and has served as a board member for the Chamber of Commerce and economic development organizations in the area.

Representative Legler began working at Houston Wire Works in South Houston after graduating from high school and later became president.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Jose Aliseda

Jose Aliseda is the State Representative for the 35th District of Texas.

Raised in a tradition of faith, family and service to country, Jose Aliseda has answered the call to service many times. While attending the University of Texas School of Law, he chose to serve his country in the U.S. Navy, where he gained valuable leadership experience as an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Sonja Harris

Sonja Harris is a native Texan and established photographer of over twenty years. She began her career as a public relations photographer for the city of San Antonio and continued working for other major companies until she managed her own studio. Her photographs have appeared in local, national and international media and literature. She is currently working on her latest series entitled ‘The Reality of Life’ which deals with the Pro Life Movement.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Rodney Anderson

Rodney Anderson is the State Representative for the 106th House District of Texas.

Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Rodney Anderson has always worked hard, not only to take care of his family, but also to give back to his community. He attended Bowie Elementary School, Lee Middle School and Grand Prairie High School, all within the GPISD. He is committed to public education and serving others, and he has volunteered countless hours to various organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, PTA, the YMCA, and Rotary International.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Ivan Andarza

Ivan A. Andarza is currently Chairman of the Board of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, being appointed to the board by Governor Rick Perry in 2007 and confirmed by the Texas Senate that same year.

Mr. Andarza’s Republican political activism started in his hometown of Brownsville, Texas. He was President of the Brownsville Republican Club in 2001, legal counsel to the Cameron County Republican Party 1998-2000, served on the Organizational Committee to the Texas Republican State Convention

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Stephanie Klick

Stephanie Klick was elected Chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party September 17, 2005, after having served as Vice Chair for over 5 years.

She is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She first became involved in the Republican Party while a student at TCU as a member of the Tarrant County Young Republicans.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Joe Pojman

Joe Pojman, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, an independent, nonpartisan, nonsectarian, pro-life organization whose goals are to protect innocent human life from conception through natural death through peaceful, legal means.

He has served as the executive director for 15 years. He is frequently asked to write and speak on right-to-life issues and has done numerous interviews for print, radio, and TV media, including the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Dallas Morning News, New Republic, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express News, and most Austin broadcast news outlets.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Angie Chen Button

Angie Chen Button is currently serving her second term as State Representative. She currently serves on the House Appropriations committee and is the Vice Chair of the Technology Committee. She represents District 112 which includes parts of Richardson and Garland in Dallas County.

Representative Button has worked for Texas Instruments (TI) since 1981 where she promotes American products internationally as a Marketing Manager. She is also a CPA with Masters’ degrees in Public Finance and Management Sciences.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Kenneth Sheets

Kenneth Sheets is a fresman Republican State Representative representing the 107th House District of Texas.

Raised in a Family of Modest Means

Kenneth’s father was honorably discharged from the National Guard in 1969. After a series of manufacturing related positions, he started a career with Vought Aircraft, working at the Grand Prairie facility on the C-5, B-1, and B-2 stealth bomber programs.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: David Bellow

David Bellow is an Army National Guardsman and a State Republican Executive Committeeman from Lumberton, Texas (Hardin County). Like most residents in east Texas, Bellow has had to endure watching the good old boy Democrat controlled county’s officials do nothing as public money has been wasted and misused. Bellow is taking this fight for Conservative Values head-on in his county. He has a passion for showing fellow conservatives all accross Texas

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Brian Birdwell

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell is a native Texan, decorated military veteran and lifelong conservative Republican currently representing Texas Senate District 22.

Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Tommy Williams

Tommy Williams is Texas State Senator for the 4th Seantorial District of Texas.

Senator Tommy Williams brings a strong record of business achievements, community involvement and public service to the people of Southeast Texas. Williams served in the Texas House of Representatives for three terms, and in November 2002 Texans showed their confidence once again by electing him to the Texas Senate, and re-electing him to the Texas Senate in 2004 and 2008. He is a member of the Texas Society of CPA's, an outspoken advocate for Texas taxpayers, and a recognized and respected leader in budgetary issues.



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