Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when State Representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Mr. Britt is in his early 20s, but to be honest he looks like a 19-year-old dork (sorry, Matthew). But when he starts speaking you have to think about the old adage of a book and its cover.
Matthew Britt is intelligent and very articulate. His main issues are education and water, but he has a good understanding of all the issues facing the state. He commented on the fact that Parker County roads are in reasonably good shape – but that is not the case in many parts of the state, including Wise County.
State Representative District 61 is all of Parker and Wise Counties and the incumbent is Phil King, who was first elected in 1998. He has close ties to the utility and energy industries.
Usually when a public figure stays in one position that long, he or she has reached the highest level at which they are capable of operating.
Matthew Britt is young and capable of doing the job. Finally we have someone worthwhile to vote for instead of King. Britt stated he contacted King’s campaign several times trying to set up a debate. So far the only response is to acknowledge the contact.
If you ever have the opportunity to listen to Matthew Britt, you will not be disappointed. If you are tired of the way you are being represented then it is time to fire someone.
Remember your vote is one of the most precious things you own. And it is secret.