It is time to let the facts out about Democrat John Adams, and this may counter the false narrative he and his surrogates are trying to build. The truth is that John Adams is a typical tax and spend Democrat the kind that the voters of this county will reject in 2012. How do I arrive at this conclusion? Study the record of Democrat John Adams and you will find the answer.
Democrat John Adams is running because of the perceived slight of the 82nd Legislature toward Education, and the strong stand Jason Isaac took against a local school board tax increase. Adams is from the Liberal Democrat school of improving education is done by throwing massive amounts of cash at the problem. Despite the rhetoric of our Democrat friends in Hays County they claim to be standing strong for schools, but here is what John Adams stood for as a member of the Dripping Springs ISD Board.
John Adams voted three times to increase property taxes. He voted to spend $1 million dollars for new artificial turf, not for more needed improvements in classrooms. John Adams voted $1.3 million for new baseball and softball fields when schools needed more money for teachers. John Adams, testified in support of allowing school districts to fire teachers, a provision which was part of the Senate Bill 8 that local teachers unions opposed, and yet those same unions are backing John Adams?
John Adams wants to build narrative that Jason Isaac is against school funding, while he is a champion of our children. I ask voters to be smarter than that. Republicans also want quality education for our children in the schools. My children, Jason’s children attend these schools. The Republican position is not that we need to spend more money, but need to spend it more wisely.
Softball, baseball, and artificial turf fields are nice when schools are not in need of classroom supplies, money for teachers, or improvements to existing school buildings. John Adams has a record of misplaced priorities on school spending. He has a record of being a tax hike proponent at a time when we cannot afford tax hikes. If Adams will not spend our money wisely on the school board can we risk sending him to the State Legislature? Tax and spend is a tired old 20th century political philosophy.
I urge the voters of Hays County to reject Democrat John Adams and his tax and spend habits. I urge the voters of Hays County to return a true representative of the people back to the State Legislature in House District 45, send Jason Isaac back in 2012.
SHAWN K. BLAKELEY
Hays County Republican Party Chairman