August 9, 2017
Today, Bill Sargent of Galveston County announced his candidacy for U.S.
Congress (District TX-14). Sargent, who is a Republican, said he is
running because we need dedicated, driven, innovative, and determined
leadership in Congress. “What we are
seeing is lots of rhetoric with little effective action. We need people in Washington who will get the
job done,” Sargent said. “Introducing
bills that don’t go anywhere or fall short of accomplishing what we need won’t
cut it!” he concluded.
(or Sarge as he is known) has extensive experience in the area of legislative
leadership, both at the federal and state level. He worked for two Congressmen and a U.S.
Senator before spending twenty-one years handling legislation for the U.S.
Department of Commerce in Washington. He
has also been active in Austin, passing all of Galveston County’s
election-related legislation in the 2017 regular session and a substantial
number of bills in the 2015 session.
his announcement Sargent laid out a number of issues he wants to tackle.
was getting the coastal barrier system (or Ike Dike) funded and built. “We’ve studied this enough, it’s time to give
the Army Corps of Engineers the money to get the job done and then tell them to
go and do it,” Sargent said.
was helping the recreational red snapper fishermen. “We need to turn over the management of this
fishery to the five gulf coast states, expand the recreational fishing season,
and increase the bag limits,” Sargent said, “but all of this will depend on
getting accurate data, something the National Marine Fisheries Service seems
unable to do.”
are what others are saying about Sarge:
worked for me for many years at the Department of Commerce in Washington,
DC. During that time I never knew him to
walk away from a challenge. He is laser
focused on improving the things around him.
He has the ability to cut through superfluous details and get to the
heart of the matter. During the time we
worked together we had a saying in the office, “If you want something done just
mention it to Sarge.” He was our “go-to
guy,” that’s just who he is!
[Jack Floyd, Former Division
Director, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce]
is Bill a good choice? 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 in the
legislative process. 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.
[Mark Mansius, Former Congressional
candidate and columnist]