We are breaking a longstanding family rule that we do not endorse Republican candidates in primary elections or runoffs. We have not endorsed before at this stage of Republican races because we are both officers in the Somervell County Republican Club.

Now we feel so strongly about the state representative race incumbent – Sid Miller – we believe that we should say so publicly.

We strongly endorse Sid Miller in this runoff though we believe his opponent is well-meaning and intelligent. Yet the opponent lacks any significant experience in dealing with politics at the statewide level.

Sid Miller is experienced in dealing with the rush and hubbub of a legislative session and is representing us well by supporting (and opposing when necessary) legislation that affects us.

Sid Miller is endorsed by many organizations, including the Texas Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Texas Right to Life, Empower Texas, Texas Quarter Horse Association and the list goes on and on.

We strongly believe Sid Miller’s experience and his strong record of supporting Texas and Somervell County should be known by and appeal to our legislative district voters.

We strongly urge you to vote for and support Sid Miller for state legislature in the runoff election on July 31.

Charley and Fran Thomas