Monday, April 19, 2010

Republicans to Host David Sibley Meet and Greet

Voters will get a chance to meet and ask questions of ex-
State Senator David Sibley on Friday at the Olive Branch on
Austin Avenue.

Mr. Sibley is a candidate for the unexpired term of Senator
Kip Averitt, who resigned his position recently due to ill
health. Calling himself "a walking heart attack," the
Senator formerly chaired the Natural Resources Committee.
He was the honcho behind the reauthorization of the massive
new State Water Plan.

Though he received the Republican Party's nomination for the
general election, his demurrer forced Governor Rick Perry to
declare a special election for the unexpired term on May 8.
He is opposed by Burleson insurance and real estate broker
Darren Yancy, Col. Brian Birdwell of Granbury and Baylor
Political Science Professor Gayle Avant.

He has 11 years of seniority in the post and lost a secret
ballot election to Senator Ratliff for Lt. Governor when
Rick Perry vacated his seat to become the Governor 16-15.

Should Governor Perry vacate his position for any reason,
the current Lt. Governor would move up to the Governor's
post and Mr. Sibley would be in line to become the next Lt.
Governor in the same way he nearly did before.

The office of Lt. Governor is said to be the most powerful
legislative in the Texas state government.

Since that time, he has been a lobbyist for such concerns as
the Brazos River Authority, numerous electrical power
providers, phone companies and insurance carriers.

Time: April 23, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Olive Branch
Street: 330 Austin Avenue Waco,TX
Organized By: Ryan Meredith

1 comment:

  1. To clarify, every Senator is eligible to be voted by his or her colleagues to move into the lieutenant governor's seat, should a vacancy occur.