While not a member of the Tea Party, I like some of its conservative values. I am a conservative, but I am also a moderate, depending on the subject. I think it is important to focus as much on local politics as on the national level. For example: The Collin County District Clerk's office here in Texas is the subject of considerable scandal, with the winner of the Spring primary for that position under indictment. I have taken action in this matter as a force of one by entering my name on the ballot for that office. I believe the District Clerk's office should be a conservative one, with old-fashioned integrity and straight arrow operation. As the founder of several past corporations that employed hundreds of people, I can manage the staff of just 65 people in that office. I definitely want it to reflect conservative values and make sure it serves its full
potential to the public.