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Scott Wilder for Texas Lieutenant Governor
News Release
Friday, December 08, 2017

Scott Milder Files for Lieutenant Governor

— Texas businessman and civic leader Scott Milder made his campaign official today by filing with the Republican Party of Texas as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

“Texas residents are fed up with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's antics and want a choice on the Republican primary ballot," Milder said. "Voters want to support a rational conservative leader who will govern with common sense and focus on the critical challenges facing Texas.”

Milder was drafted to run for Lieutenant Governor by business and education leaders who said Dan Patrick's priorities are not in sync with what Texans want their government to address. "The current Lt. Governor has spent his entire career dreaming up ways to get behind a microphone or in front of a camera. I’m running to turn the state’s focus back on critical state business, such as public education, border security, real property tax relief, and our infrastructure crisis.”

“As a Rockwall City Council member during Dan Patrick’s tenure, I have seen first-hand how he has threatened local control of cities and counties. He has failed to address our property tax crisis, alienated the business community, insulted our local community leaders, and turned his back on 5.3 million public school children. Texans deserve better. If elected, I would serve all Texans and would govern with civility and respect for everyone whether our beliefs and politics align or not.”

“Rather than focusing on bathrooms as my opponent has, I will focus on the needs of all 28 million people in Texas. We do not have the infrastructure in place to adequately serve them today, let alone in year 2050, when our population will reach 50 million. Highways are gridlocked, the water supply is insufficient, and our public schools and hospitals are stretched too thin. I look forward to working with our Senate and House to address the issues important to all Texans.”

Milder is a senior associate with Stantec Architecture, an international engineering and design firm. He and his wife Leslie, a school teacher, have been married 20 years and are the founders of Friends of Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit organization committed to educating Texans about the strengths and achievements of Texas public schools.

Scott served two terms on the Rockwall City Council, where he focused on protecting local business from local government overreach, strengthening investment in fire and police, and road improvements, all of which he accomplished with no tax increases.

He became a Christian in 2009 when he was baptized in the Red Sea while serving on a mission trip in Egypt. The Milders are members of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, and their children are proudly enrolled in the public schools of Rockwall.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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