Weatherford Democrat


August 6, 2012

Letters to the editor, Sunday, Aug. 5

— Candidate thanks voters for constable election

Dear editor,

I wish to express my gratitude to the wonderful and encouraging Parker County neighbors and residents of Precinct 4 for your support and for the compliment of being elected as your next constable. We are more than just the southeast quadrant of Parker County. We are a community that tips their hats and waves hello. We are a courteous and faithful community that respects each other; and I want to thank all of you, no matter who you voted for in this election, for being true to the these qualities. They are qualities that set you apart. They are qualities of a people that bring out the best in a community and will bring out the best in me as your constable. They are qualities that make me want to serve you.

This campaign was the longest primary in the history of the State of Texas. We have all weathered this political storm and come through on the other end. I want to thank my opponents for running a spirited campaign and for their honest desire to serve you.

Again, I am flattered and grateful for the responsibilities you have entrusted to me. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work for you.

Scott Jones

Constable Elect,

Parker County Precinct 4

Area resident will challenge Rep. King in November race

Dear editor,

My name is Matthew Britt and I am running for State Representative for District 61 (Parker and Wise counties) against Rep. Phil King.

Having lived in District 61 my entire life, a product of both the community and schools of the area, I have a deep understanding of the values shared by local Texans. I have been a student of Decatur High School, Weatherford College, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas.

At this crucial time in our state’s history, we must fight even harder than before to maintain our integrity. Our education budget has been slashed, our legislators are often caught in unethical acts, and the well-being of our families is at risk.

Because of this, I believe it is time to take action and stand up to Austin. We must tell them that we care for our students, our families, and our state. My campaign is based upon the wants and needs of the communities of District 61.

On my website,, I will take your feedback and opinions and make sure that it will be expressed in Austin if I am elected. We can no longer have out of touch, career politicians representing us, it is time for the people to have a true say. I hope that you will join me in the fight to secure our children’s future, reclaim our government, and protect the well-being of our community and our families.

Matthew Britt,


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