Staying in House: Representative Matt Shaheen not expected to run for State Senate


Former County Commissioner and current Texas State Rep. Matt Shaheen won’t be running for State Senate, our sources tell us.

The Senate post is currently held by Van Taylor, who is expected to run for retiring Sam Johnson’s seat in the U.S. Congress.

With Shaheen staying in the House, Dallas County GOP Chair Phillip Huffines has a clear path for the Republican nomination in the District 8 race for State Senate.

Expect an announcement later this week.

Shaheen lives in Plano and represents District 66.

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Final Collin County election results


Collin County Election results: Who won?

The final election results for Collin County voting are in …

Who won?

Check it out. Please click on link to official results


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President United States of America

Donald Trump-Mike Pence, Republican 200395 votes, 55.22%

Clinton/Kaine, Democrat 139837 38.53%

Johnson/Weld LIB 13790 3.80%

Stein/Baraka GRN 2523 0.70%
Write-in Votes 6357 1.75%


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For the sake of our children and our grandchildren, we must rekindle respect for the Constitution. As a constitutional conservative, I feel outraged at the President’s lawlessness. America is a nation of laws. It is the President’s duty to enforce all of our laws – not just the ones he happens to approve. The Constitution must be respected and upheld in its entirety. Texans want, need, and deserve a smaller, limited government that respects personal liberties and fundamental

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My record speaks for itself. As a fiscal conservative I have voted time after time to get Washington’s fiscal house in order, most recently voting AGAINST the bloated Omnibus budget in December. Not only have I voted for balanced budgets and tough but necessary spending cuts, I’ve stood up against the Administration’s wasteful spending agenda. I’ve also not been afraid to stand up against Republican leadership when it was the right thing to do. That’s why I also made tough but necessary votes

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Many have felt the negative impacts of this President’s bad health care law personally or know someone who has. President Obama has given his bureaucrat buddies – including his close friends at the IRS – power over your health care. Sadly, millions of Americans have lost their health plans they liked and were promised they could keep. As a result, countless Americans also must pay higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. On top of these terrible facts, employers have acknowledged

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Today, Social Security pays out more in benefits than it collects in taxes. This is a bright red warning flag that we must take action NOW while there is still time. Members of the so-called Baby Boomer generation retire at a rate of 10,000 a day. Failure to bolster Social Security now will not only shortchange Americans who are currently receiving Social Security, but younger generations as well. We MUST AND WE WILL fairly and responsibly fix Social Security now. We must act not only for those

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If given the chance, Democrats in Washington want to raise your taxes. I will continue to fight to stop that. Americans are struggling under this President’s so-called “economic recovery,” and the last thing our nation can handle are additional tax hikes.


America is blessed with vast resources, it’s time we tap into America’s resources that will create American jobs and American energy. America must maintain an “all of the above” energy policy with the ultimate goal of energy independence. Our energy policy should support increased energy production right here at home, on U.S. soil, from a variety of sources without creating new barriers or increasing our reliance on foreign energy – often times from unreliable dictators who

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As a 29-year Air Force veteran and a Prisoner of War (POW) in Vietnam for nearly seven years, I know what it’s like to serve your country far away from home and feel like some of your fellow Americans don’t care about you. I will not let that happen again as new generations of men and women serve in harm’s way. Time and again, I have stood up for our brave and selfless men and women in uniform to ensure they have the support and resources they need – both while they actively serve and

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Radical Islamists and home-grown terrorists aim to destroy the American way of life and core values we hold dear – like faith, family, and freedom. These terrorists feed on fear. We must not stand down and we cannot send mixed messages with our efforts. We must use every tool and weapon in our arsenal with the goal to win. We cannot live in fear in our own homes, schools, and churches. That is why I am committed to keeping this country safe and doing all we can to ensure America will

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Having been to the border numerous times, I’ve seen firsthand how porous our southern borders are. Enough is enough! The border must be secured once and for all. Simply put, we need more boots on the ground to stop the flow of illegal immigrants. While we are a nation of immigrants, we are also a nation of laws. That means NO AMNESTY. It also means the President FINALLY must get tough about the enforcement of our immigration laws. That means NO government benefits for illegal immigrants.

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We must secure our border, enforce current immigration laws, and responsibly repatriate the recent influx of migrants. There is no chance that the House will pass the Senate “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill as is – not on my watch anyway. In addition, I highly recommend attending a Citizenship Ceremony, sometimes called a Naturalization Ceremony. (Contact the local USCIS office to learn more.) You will feel immense pride in the glorious melting pot that is America and utmost respect for

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With an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association, I am a firm believer in our Right to Bear Arms. I also strongly believe it is our responsibility to guard this personal freedom.


I believe that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman.


With a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee, I stand firm in the fundamental belief that life begins at conception.

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Congressman Sam Johnson wins Collin County vote in four-man Republican Primary race

Congressman Sam Johnson won the Collin County vote in the 2016 Texas Republican Primary with 74.62 percent.

The Congressman received 65,288 votes on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

In the Democrat Primary, Adam Bell drew 14,223 votes to win locally with 60.36 percent in District 3.



Congress approves final hurdle to help North Texas water supply

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, with the support of Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), including a provision to secure the water supply for North Texas.  The House’s passage represents the last hurdle for the bill to become law.
Congressman Johnson said: “This is great news for North Texas. This bill will ensure a full water supply for more than 1.5 million Texans who have had to endure drought conditions for several summers.  I’m pleased that Congress acted quickly to move this important legislation forward.”

The provision would exempt the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) and the Greater Texoma Utility Authority (GTUA) from being held in violation of the Lacey Act for transporting water from Lake Texoma to treatment plants servicing North Texas. 
For more than three years, the presence of zebra mussels, an invasive species, in the lake has prevented the transporting of water via pipeline to the treatment facility in Wylie, Texas.  Under the Lacey Act, transporting water over state lines with an invasive species is considered a criminal offense with penalties up to $500,00 for each violation.  The mussels do not harm water quality, but they clog water intake pipes by attaching to anything underwater.  The water can be cleaned in Wylie without violating the Lacy Act.
The bill (S.6387) contained provisions from H.R. 6007 sponsored by Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) and passed by unanimous consent.

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Congressman encouraging ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’

Sam Johnson encourages Texans to send “Holiday Mail for Heroes” by Dec. 7th
U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) participated in the sixth annual “Holiday Mail for Heroes” by sending words of encouragement and gratitude to American military troops and encouraged Texans to join in by the Dec. 7thdeadline.

Created by the Red Cross, Holiday Mail for Heroes allows people to mail Christmas cards and personal greetings to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines overseas and at home as well as veterans and family members of deployed active-duty military members.  The Red Cross will work with Pitney Bowes to screen all mail for security purposes and then deliver the greetings to over 300 locations worldwide.
“Our troops are willing to sacrifice everything while protecting our freedom, and we owe them our full support and deepest gratitude,” said Johnson, a 29-year Air Force veteran and former Prisoner of War in Vietnam for nearly seven years.  “What better way to lift their spirits this holiday season than by sending Christmas greetings letting our troops knows we are praying for them and their families?”
People may send cards to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.  Greetings must have adequate postage.   Cards received after December 7th will be returned.
In December 2007, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. approached the Red Cross to distribute thousands of holiday cards coming to the facility for wounded troops.  The Red Cross reached out to Pitney Bowes to turn the project into a larger opportunity that could reach members of the military at other facilities.  Now in its third year, the Holiday Mail for Heroes program provides Americans with the opportunity to extend holiday greetings and thanks to service members, veterans and their families worldwide.  Last year the program received more than 1.4 million cards for service members, their families, and veterans, in communities around the world. 
The Red Cross asks that people follow several guidelines while preparing holiday greetings:
Do: sign all cards; entitle cards “Dear Service Member, Family or Veteran;” limit cards to 15 per person or 50 for school class or business group; and bundle groups of cards in single, large envelopes.  Do not: send letters; include personal information such as home or email addresses to request contact or reciprocity; use glitter as excessive amounts can aggravate health issues of wounded recipients; or include inserts of any kind as they must be removed in the screening process. 

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Sam Johnson’s view: Cut spending – and starting in the U.S. House

By U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson

The American people made it abundantly clear in November; they were fed up with out-of-control government spending and voted for change. Cutting back on wasteful federal government programs is critical to protecting freedom and ensuring national prosperity.

In the last two years with Democrats at the helm of the House, Senate and White House, the 111th Congress spent more in its short tenure than the first 100 Congresses combined, adding $10,429 in new debt for every man, woman and child. It’s no wonder that the national debt recently hit $14 trillion and continues to grow at an alarming rate – and will soon eclipse the size of our entire economy.

To get our fiscal house in order, we must balance budget, pay down the debt and shrink the deficit. Each week the U.S. House will cast a vote to slash government spending in some form or fashion. In the coming year, the Congress will drastically cut government spending with the goal of returning to 2008 spending levels — before the bailout culture took hold in Washington. Before the Wall Street rescue. Before the housing bailout. Before Government Motors. Before the so-called stimulus enacted to keep unemployment below 8% …and before budget-busting Obamacare became law. It’s no wonder Americans have what’s been dubbed, “bailout fatigue.”

Republicans pledged to cut spending and get our fiscal house in order and we are leading by example. The House has cut the operating budgets of House committees, leadership offices, and lawmakers’ offices by five percent. To resurrect financial sanity, sacrifices will be required throughout the federal government, and the House is leading the charge.

While only a first step, these cuts provide real savings for the American people and demonstrate our commitment to ending the culture of spending in Washington. This $35 million serves as just the first installment of savings produced by the new majority, and our work to provide oversight and ferret out waste here in the House will continue throughout the 112th Congress.

House Republicans also adopted a “Cut-As-You-Go” plan. Under “Cut-As-You-Go,” if a Member of Congress creates a new government program or advocates new spending, he or she must also terminate or reduce spending on an existing government program of equal or greater size – in the very same bill. Combined with other ideas to break up massive spending bills into smaller, more manageable parts and limit spending on an annual basis, “Cut-As-You-Go” will play an important role in forcing the federal government to cut costs.

These are strong first steps – but only first steps – toward making difficult decisions to balance the budget, pay down the debt and shrink the deficit. Together we can get our economy back on track and create the smaller, smarter government that Americans want, need and deserve.

Make no mistake – Republicans are sharpening the budget knives and vow to make a cut a week to balance the budget, pay down the debt and reduce the deficit. Everyone knows that when you’re in a hole, stop digging!

Free information sessions on Medicare for seniors

On Tuesday, the office of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) announced free information sessions on Medicare for seniors on Wednesday, Nov. 17th in Richardson and Friday, Dec. 3rd in Rowlett. The programs are free and open to the public.

The seminars, featuring the Dallas Area Agency on Aging, the Social Security Administration, and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, will provide an overview of the 2011 Medicare program. These meetings coincide with the annual enrollment period of the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, which runs between Nov. 15th and Dec. 31st.
During this annual enrollment period, seniors may switch their current Part D prescription plan to another plan if they so choose.

Benefits counselors with the Dallas Area Agency on Aging will be on hand to discuss the 2011 Medicare program and the annual enrollment period. These experts will be able to provide one-on-one assistance to help individuals sign up or change their Medicare prescription drug plans before the enrollment period ends.

Those with questions about the event should contact Johnson’s office at 972-470-0892.

Wednesday, November 17th

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Richardson Senior Center

820 W. Arapaho Road


Friday, December 3rd

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rowlett Community Centre

5300 Main Street


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