Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Blue Wave Didn’t Make Landfall


Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Blue Wave Didn’t Make Landfall

“My property tax proposal has the overwhelming support of the conservative majority”

HOUSTON, TX – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick issued the following statement today after reviewing statewide election returns:

“The 2018 Republican Primary was a huge win for conservatives and the people of Texas. As I noted last night, voters made it clear that when it comes to liberty and freedom, border security, property tax relief, protection of the second amendment, protecting life and religious liberties, Texans won’t back down.

“My property tax proposal requiring that local entities put any property tax increase over 4 percent to a vote of the people garnered more support last night than any other policy proposal on the ballot. This issue has been a top priority for me and voters made it crystal clear that it is also a priority for them.

“We passed property tax reform in the Texas Senate twice last session, but the Texas House killed it both times. That won’t happen again. The liberal Republican era in the Texas House is over.

“Finally, we have been hearing for weeks in Texas and across the country that a great “blue wave” was coming to Texas. We were assaulted with predictions that our great state is trending Democrat. But the votes have been counted and we know that so-called “blue wave” never made landfall. 1.5 million Republicans voted and barely a million Democrats turned out. Texas is a bright red state with an engaged conservative majority who are committed to keeping Texas on a conservative path.

“I remain grateful to the people of Texas for their support.”

“Whomever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.” -Matthew 20:26 (NLT)

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