Sondra Ziegler is a long-time Lubbock grassroots activist in the Republican Party, and former West Texas Regional Director and campaign staffer for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm in the mid to late-1990s. Ziegler is currently the Executive Director of Nathan Ziegler & Associates, the
She cites her independence as one of the top reasons to select her for the seat. “I do not have professional considerations that would keep me from saying hard things, and casting hard votes.”
“I have now met with all the Republican County Chairmen of District 83 who will have a vote in this selection. I can tell you they are all independent thinkers. My message to all of them has been, ‘A district as red as ours can send a fighter – so let’s do it. This is a two-front battle. We’ve got to go on offense for the causes of life and liberty -- both legislatively in
Ziegler went on to say, “I’m a straight shooter. I’ve told them all that I don’t think going to
Addressing the race for Speaker of the House, Sondra Ziegler said, “In a state that has elected 95 Republicans and only 55 Democrats to the State House, we ought to be able to pick a Speaker who isn’t beholden to every Democrat in the chamber. It shouldn’t be easier for Democrats to get legislation to the floor for consideration than it is for many Republicans. But that’s the situation we’re in. We’re a red state passing purple legislation. I don’t think it’s in the interest of the cause of liberty, the future of District 83, or
“Whether I win or lose, I’ll do everything in my power to help elect Scott Turner as Speaker of the House.”
Speaking of Turner’s prospects for winning the Speaker’s race, Ziegler said, “After my meeting with Representative Turner, I came away knowing that he is someone Republicans from across our state can unite behind because they’ll know their bills will get a fair hearing. And I tell you something else, anyone who thinks Scott Turner won’t carry his race for Speaker all the way to a vote on the House floor, hasn’t met Scott Turner.”
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