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www.DosCentavos.net: October 2005
We're like on the third generation of this person's protÃ©gÃ©e running against a third generation of this other person's protÃ©gÃ©e," said candidate Rick Molina, 39, a lawyer.
"There are so many people that want to get involved in the political process but don't because they don't have any hope anymore and think you're just another crooked politician," said Molina
, who has been walking the district since June.
That can be changed.People are tired of candidates being with this camp or the other.I have always been independent.
In this case, Molina
really came out looking like the candidate that will truly represent the people of the district, and not special interests.
So, I'll pile on and give everyone my pick-- RICK MOLINA
. Rick Molina is a seasoned local attorney and former county-wide candidate for district judge.Molina is a graduate of Rice University and UH-Law and offers a variety of experiences, including serving as an attorney in the DA's office and as a corporate trial lawyer.His
years of experience give him the edge needed for a newly elected official to become a direct participant in the legislative process from Day 1--the ability to craft public policy, the ability to be a strong voice for his
constituents in an adversarial arena (the Texas House), and the ability to be persuasive without having to compromise his
beliefs for special interests.As is evident by his
truly grassroots campaign, he
has not collected the astronomical amounts of special interest cash that his
opponents have, but he
has personally reached out to his
prospective constituents through good old-fashioned shoe leather, handshaking, and most of all, through listening.Voters can count on him to represent them without being beholden to any group or special interest, and that is what is refreshing about his
candidacy.Vote for Molina
and he'll get District 143 "moving forward."
Nonetheless, I have to give the thumbs up to Rick Molina
who hit on some good issues that he
developed through actually speaking to the voters (education toward economic development; homeowners insurance rate control).He's
been block-walking since the summer and has been under the radar, while the other campaigns fight over residency issues (at least in the media and blog-world).He
remained calm, collected, and delivered his
remarks effectively and unrushed.Quite impressive and he
didn't make it all about him.