For years Tarrant County was called “Big Red” because it was a giant Republican County in Texas. But, for years, Tarrant County inched closer and closer to blue. Finally, in 2020, Tarrant County turned blue!
Right now, America needs progressive ideas to help this country move forward from this rut we have been stuck in due to the pandemic. I know that Trey Hunt is the best candidate for this district, including Tarrant and Parker Counties after restricting.
Equity and racial justice.
Several years ago, I never would have imagined that there would be an entire group of people in Parker County that I would fall in love with, but Parker County Progressives became those people. That’s why this endorsement is important to me.
Regular Living Blue in Texas readers knows that I have extensively covered some of the racial issues that residents in Parker County have faced. Between the ongoing battle with the Confederacy, the lynched slaves still buried under Parker County Courthouse, and the slave auctions that happened last year in Aledo; Black and brown Parker County residents have been through a lot. This is why Trey Hunt is the perfect candidate for this district.
Many of Trey’s positions are aligned with the justice that Parker County so desperately needs. Criminal justice reform, access to healthcare, and decriminalization of cannabis, just to name a few.
Even though Republicans put Parker County in TX12, to make it more red, they discounted the hundreds of Democrats and Progressives living in Parker county, who are ready for change. While Trey can win District 12 without winning Parker County, if everyone in the Weatherford area, who has been fighting for racial justice showed up for him, it would make a big impact on his race.
He needs Tarrant County voters, too. As a lifelong Fort Worth resident, he’s done more directly for the community than all of his Republican opposition, combined (and he’s just a fraction of most of their ages).
Trey has real-world, hands-on experience that shows he knows what District 12 needs most.
Trey has a background in community work and activism and has worked with the homeless population in Fort Worth. He knows that access to transportation and a living wage would transform people’s lives.
Not only are his solutions backed by data, but also real-world experience. Trey founded the non-profit Another Hand, which helps feed hungry families in Tarrant County.
Everything that he has done, Trey has shown the community and potential voters that he cares and leads with empathy and humanity.
Trey is driven by a passion of wanting to make the world a better place for everyone, not just those at the top.
Last year I interviewed Trey as one of my first candidates on my Meet the Candidate series. I asked him about his positions and found that his ideals closely align with mine and many of the Democrats I know in Tarrant and Parker Counties.
Why District 12 needs a progressive candidate now more than ever.
On the off chance that you haven’t been paying attention to the news lately, I’ll give you a quick recap. The Republicans are taking away our rights to vote, our rights to choose our own healthcare decisions, and burning books in our local schools. One of the GOP candidates for governor has staff members openly using white supremacist language, yet keeps his job. Several Congresspeople, including Texans, took active steps to overthrow Democracy but have not faced consequences. And all of that is just the tip of the iceberg.
What’s the opposite of progress? Regress.
Considering there are actors intentionally trying to regress our country back to 1950, the only way to stop them is to push forward. America wants to progress.
Progress is access to healthcare and a fair wage, progress is fighting the climate crisis with clean energy, and I am confident that Trey can bring that progress to District 12, the towns, and the people I love.
I believe in Trey Hunt, and that’s why I’m endorsing him for Congress.
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