Yes, it’s true that the first independent elected in 60 years to the Texas House,
The Secretary of State says Thompson didn’t get the signatures she needs to be placed on the November ballot to compete against the Democratic nominee, Barbara Hawkins. If that’s true, it’s really too bad. Just know that the state of Texas continues to lock out independents with arcane and arduous petition requirements when they could easily charge a filing fee like they do major party candidates. More on this issue soon.