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Businessman Scott Milder Challenges Lt. Governor
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Scott Milder for Texas Lieutenant Governor portraitROCKWALL, TEXAS—Texas businessman and civic leader Scott Milder announces his intent to seek the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor in the primary election on March 6, 2018.

“Texans are fed up with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's antics and deserve a choice on the Republican Primary ballot," Milder said. "Voters want to support a rational conservative leader who will govern with common sense and focus on the critical challenges facing Texas.”

“There are 28 million people in Texas, and we do not have the infrastructure in place to adequately serve them today, let alone in year 2050, when our population will reach 50 million. Highways are gridlocked, the water supply is insufficient, and our public schools and hospitals are stretched too thin. Despite all these critical challenges, the Lieutenant Governor spent much of the 2017 Legislative Session focused on bathrooms.

“Dan Patrick chooses to serve a few billionaires who happen to be his top campaign contributors,” Milder added. “Dan Patrick has failed to address our property tax crisis, alienated the business community, insulted our local community leaders, and turned his back on 5.3 million public school children. Texans deserve better. If elected, I would serve all Texans and would govern with civility and respect for everyone whether our beliefs and politics align or not.”

Milder was drafted to run for Lieutenant Governor by business and education leaders who said Dan Patrick's priorities are not in sync with what Texans want their government to address. "The current Lt. Governor has spent his entire career dreaming up ways to get behind a microphone or in front of a camera. I’m running to turn the state’s focus back on critical state business, such as public education, border security, real property tax relief, and our infrastructure crisis.”

Milder is an executive with Stantec Architecture, an international engineering and design firm. He and his wife Leslie, married 20 years, are also the founders of Friends of Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit organization committed to educating Texans about the strengths and achievements of Texas public schools.

Scott served two terms on the Rockwall City Council, where he focused on protecting local business from local government overreach, strengthening investment in fire and police, and road improvements, all of which he accomplished with no tax increases.

He became a Christian in 2009 when he was baptized in the Red Sea while serving on a mission trip in Egypt. The Milders are members of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, and their children are proudly enrolled in the public schools of Rockwall.

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