I was going to hold my tongue about Sam Brannon because I’m a preacher, not a politician.
Before he was asked by me personally to leave, Sam attended Christ the Redeemer Church where I have been pastor since 2005. So I am bound by the law and traditions of pastor-layman confidentiality not to tell you what I know about Sam. I can tell you I am encouraging all my friends and family not to vote for him.
What changed my mind and pushed me to speak out about the dangers of SB is finding out that Sam apparently used our church email list to send out a lie-filled and desperate-for-votes political email yesterday. I know he used our list because my brother in Ohio and many other people I know around the country, through my decades in the church and in the U.S. Air Force, told me they received it.
The heart of what I believe about Sam Brannon is this: You can’t trust him. In my opinion, he is an arrogant and dangerous man.
I don’t know how people can even consider voting for a guy who does not have a steady job in this county and never has; who pays no county property taxes and never has; who lives with his daddy; who doesn’t even have the courtesy to salute the U.S. flag.
All I can tell you is that Sam is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and I feel obligated to warn people about taking him at face value. He is smart and smooth-talking — and I believe a danger to everyone in our county if he is elected to the Hays County Commissioners Court.
Lt. Col. Chaplain GARY SMITH