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Why Bill ("Sarge") is exploring a run for Congress?

Bill is a determined and dedicated leader who is about getting things done. He did so in Galveston County, improving their election process and also in Austin, passing all of Galveston's election-related legislation in the last session.

There are numerous federal issues that need addressing in our Congressional District for which bipartisan support can be developed. Sarge has twenty five years of legislative experience. He has a track record of bringing people together to get things accomplished.

On this Website you will find a wealth of information about Sarge and where he stands on various issues. We encourage you to do your research and then we ask for your vote for Bill in the March 2018 Republican Primary.


What one person says about Sarge

Galveston Daily News Columns Sarge has authored or coauthored

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Here are a few of the things Bill plans on
addressing as your Congressman:


  • The Ike Dike: Get legislation passed that authorizes funds for, and requires the Army Corps of Engineers to build a coastal barrier system that protects Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel. 
    [Bill laid out exactly how to do this in a column in the Galveston County Daily News in August 2014.  This road map has been out there for all to see, but Congress has failed to act upon it.]

  • Red Snapper Fishing: Get relief for recreational fishermen so they can fish for red snapper for more than just three days a year.  [In March of this year Sarge wrote a series of columns on this issue and offered some solutions.

    In June he wrote about the 3 Day red snapper fishing season and about the follow up Texas Parks and Wildlife meeting. Sarge believes the long term answer is in finding common ground where the commercial, charter boat, and recreational fishermen can all thrive and get a fair shake. Increasing the length of the fishing season is a start but getting accurate data, improving the management of the fishery, and increasing the bag limit needs to be part of the longer term solution.]


  • Term Limits: Enact legislation that establishes term limits for the next freshman Congressional class, no more than six two-year terms for a member of the House of Representatives and two-six year terms for members of the U.S. Senate.

  • Passing Appropriation Bills: Introduce legislation that would change the rules of the House of Representatives requiring the Appropriation Committee to report out all twelve appropriation bills by the July 4th recess each year. If they are unable to do so, the House would not take a recess until that committee completes its work.

    There are more items on Sarge's "to do" list but these can serve as a primer!

Why I Support Sarge for Congress?

In short, it is about Leadership; it is about Integrity. Bill’s experience is broad. It includes a couple of decades of service in Washington, working on the staffs of several key members of Congress in both the House and Senate, and working on legislation for the Department of Commerce. He learned the absolute necessity of fostering working relationships within both the House and Senate in passing legislation. He has operated a small business. Most recently, he successfully took on the challenge of improving the election process in Galveston County and the State of Texas. 

Experience, though important, only expresses a portion of the essential characteristics. Bill finishes tirelessly what he begins. HE is DRIVEN. He listens to all views, seeking complete understanding. He lives by his promises. His successes speak loudly. During the Texas 2015 Legislative session, he championed several important pieces of election legislation and, by garnering help and support from both parties, successfully fostered and watched half of the proposals pass. During the 2017 session, 100% of his proposed changes in law passed, again because he worked tirelessly in finding support from both sides. He did so without compromising his strong conservative values. This is Leadership: Leadership with Integrity.  

Our Nation is at a crossroad. Because of our district’s location on the Gulf, it naturally has many Constitutionally-authorized Federal issues. We need Leadership: proven Leadership with ingenuity, and Integrity. BILL SARGENT’s unique blend of character with experience equals the kind of Leadership we need in Washington.  

Join me in voting for, supporting, and sending Bill Sargent to Congress.

Respectfully,

Signatuure of Mark Mansius
Mark Mansius
West Columbia, Texas

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