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Release: Independents Switch Horses, Endorse Cyrier!

For Immediate Release Independent Texans PAC Endorses John Cyrier for Texas House District 17

It Doesn’t Take a Trick To Switch Horses 

Independent Texans PAC proudly endorses John Cyrier for reelection for State Representative in House District 17 – Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales and Karnes counties.

Independent Texans released this statement to its supporters and voters in HD 17.

It is rare for freshman legislators to pass legislation. John did so with great skill by passing House Bill 3163. HB 3163 is legislation that now protects groundwater district board members – here in the Lost Pines and across the state — from being pressured with individual lawsuits by water marketers while simply performing their duties.

John Cyrier has the capacity to take things further because he has opened his door to all our citizens — especially the growing numbers of us who are driven by the issues more than party affiliation – the independent voter.

Linda Curtis of Bastrop County and former independent candidate for this seat said, “You really get to know people when you work with them. John Cyrier has been a pleasant surprise. As we head into more complex battles over the Simsboro aquifer formation in Lee and Bastrop counties, we need to batten down the hatches and give John his first full term in office.” Curtis serves as the chair of Independent Texans PAC, which endorsed Cyrier’s opponent in a heated runoff last February in a special election, who lost by just 2%.

Del Faske, a Lexington landowner who has been very involved in the Lost Pines “water wars” said, “Switching horses doesn’t mean you’re putting down the other horse. You’re just changing your bet based on new information. Cyrier has simply outperformed his opponent. We need to keep working with John to achieve even more to protect our land and water resources.”

Rose Fritsche of Giddings, former Lee County Treasurer and Auditor, “It takes time for newly elected officials to learn the skill of working with insiders and winning something for our community. Cyrier has shown himself to be quite capable of doing so, which is why I support him.”

Herb Goldsmith, City of Bastrop fiscal watchdog who tracks transparency in local government said, “I believe John is a straight shooter and a person of his word.  You know where he stands and he gets the mandate of representation is to work in the best interest of the people of his district – even if it puts him at odds with the higher ups.”

The people of Bastrop also deeply appreciate John’s diligent help during two historic fires. We saw him there working hard and caring.

This postcard will be seen by Lee County voters in the next few days. A similar piece will go out in other counties soon. They are paid for by the Cyrier campaign and are an in-kind donation to Independent Texans PAC.



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