On March 21st, members of the community attended the Galveston Republican Women's Candidate Forum at Fisherman's Wharf. The voters who were given the opportunity to assess the candidates for HD-23, HD-24, and SD-11 as they spoke on issues such as education reform, TWIA, tort reform, and public housing. In an overwhelming show of support, the voters who attended the forum voted for Heidi Thiess as the best representative for HD-24. Jeannie Koenig, President of the Galveston Republican Women's Club wrote to Thiess, "Your command of the issues, your energy and enthusiasm, and your willingness to work for Texas earned you the lion's share of the votes cast in the straw poll!"
This is Heidi Thiess' third straight win in straw polling among likely voters. She won both the Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll and the Galveston County Tea Party Candidate Forum Straw Poll in January. "These polls confirm that informed voters truly want change from the old boy club politics that has gotten us into such a mess to begin with," stated Thiess. "Voters are looking for a new breed of citizen leader that is committed to serving them and not the special interest groups."
Lianne Russell, Thiess' campaign manager added, "I appreciate every opportunity I can get to put Heidi on a stage with her two opponents because the choice becomes crystal clear when voters get to compare. Heidi's strength on all the issues, her long-term commitment to Conservative ideals, and her authenticity always seal the deal for voters, and the straw polls confirm that. The citizens of District 24 deserve to have Heidi working full-time for them."
For more information about the Heidi For Texas Campaign, visit www.HeidiForTexas.com.
Heidi Thiess, candidate for Texas House of Representatives District 24 has launched a new social networking campaign site. In today’s political environment, the use of technology to support and evolve the effectiveness of campaigns has become paramount to success. Beginning with the Internet and the use of websites to support political message, Thiess' campaign messaging has evolved to use web-based and database technologies to help target her interaction with voters of District 24. "I realize that many voters are working hard and don't have the time to research and learn about all the issues they instinctively know are affecting their lives. With the use of our social networking platform, we can expand on those issues in a medium they are already using and, more importantly, present the solutions that they want to know about."
When Heidi Thiess approached her staff to create a campaign introducing some of the newest technologies, she never even considered the “bullet list” approach. Instead, Thiess looked beyond the obvious and created a campaign centered on how her message could best utilize new technologies that would touch and educate voters. Thiess' campaign manager, Lianne Russell, offered this observation, "It is really rare for a candidate to stick his neck out and take strong stands on issues. That's why Heidi is so different - she's offering clear insight into who she is, what she stands for, and what her solutions are. She intends to work side-by side with citizens in the government process; they will never be excluded again."
According to Thiess, "Often, the voter gets treated as a number and that is not what I am about. Each voter is a neighbor that struggles to pay their bills, keep their jobs, and provide for their families in a struggling economy. They deserve the truth and the best representation possible. When elected to office, I will continue to utilize cutting edge technologies like social networking to keep the dialogue open in our community and maintain accountability at all times. It is important to me to be a representative of the people, and not the political class."
To experience Heidi Thiess' newest social networking site, visit www.heidifortexas.com. You can start to interact with the site immediately by clicking on the Facebook or Twitter links in the top right sidebar.
RagingElephants.org is convinced that Heidi will be committed to bringing an unrelenting attitude of protecting life, defending liberty, and expanding opportunities of prosperity for all Texans. Heidi understands the critical nature of our state’s challenges and will not compromise, nor surrender, to the temptations of the moderate political culture.
RagingElephants.org is convinced that Heidi Thiess will elevate the level of conservative representation and legislation that the citizens of Southeast Texas desire and deserve. Heidi Thiess is by far the best candidate to become the next public servant in the Texas State House of Representatives representing House District 24.
Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani
Chairman & Executive Director
(GALVESTON COUNTY) – League City resident Heidi Thiess announced her candidacy today for the Texas House of Representatives in District 24. When elected, Thiess will fill the seat of current Rep. Larry Taylor, who has opted to run for the State Senate.
After graduating from high school at the age of 16, Thiess enlisted in the United States Army at age 17, where she served simultaneously in the Reserves and ROTC at Marquette University. She graduated from college cum laude at the age of 20 with a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, a specialty in Soviet Politics, and a minor in Military Science. Upon being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army, Thiess completed her Officer Basic Course and Airborne School, before being stationed overseas.
Conservative Heidi Thiess Dominates Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll
Posted by Lianne Russell · January 17, 2012 7:29 PM · 2 reactions
League City, TX - Galveston County Tea Party has announced Heidi Thiess, candidate for Texas House District 24, the winner in the GCTP Straw Poll held Tuesday at the Kemah Civic Center.
GCTP hosted a public candidate job interview for local residents in which all three candidates vying for the seat vacated by Larry Taylor were invited and confirmed. Greg Bonnen failed to attend, leaving stronger candidates Ryan Sitton and Heidi Thiess to share the platform answering a wide range of questions about illegal immigration, tax policy, education, budget issues and much more. Each voter was given a scorecard to record their scores on a scale of 1-5 for each candidate on the questions asked.
Heidi Thiess was declared the official winner with a tally of 1105 points to Ryan Sitton's 734. Thiess also received the majority of votes for who the voters would elect if the primary were held that day.
For more information about how you can get involved with Heidi's grassroots campaign, visit www.HeidiForTexas.com.