Thomas C West
District Judge (R)
$1,548Cash on Hand
$119,892Total Donations
$170,737Total Expenditures
Financial Activity
Top Donors
Total DonationsNameType
$10,989.13 Thomas West INDIVIDUAL
$2,500.00 Jeff Kearney JD INDIVIDUAL
$2,200.00 Vic Feazell JD INDIVIDUAL
$2,000.00 Andy Sheehy INDIVIDUAL
$2,000.00 Carey Hobbs INDIVIDUAL
$2,000.00 Dwight Krzywonski INDIVIDUAL
$2,000.00 Estrella Posey INDIVIDUAL
$2,000.00 James Meeks INDIVIDUAL
$2,000.00 James Pena INDIVIDUAL
$2,000.00 Jim Mathis INDIVIDUAL
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Total ExpendituresPayeeType
$116,303.86 KC Strategies LLC ENTITY
$13,043.19 Central National Bank ENTITY
$5,235.22 Texas Tape & Label ENTITY
$4,428.40 Texas Tape and Label ENTITY
$2,500.00 Thomas West ENTITY
$2,383.26 By Design ENTITY
$2,100.00 Eric Opiela PLLC ENTITY
$2,000.00 McLennan County Republican Party (P) ENTITY
$1,850.00 Henry Witt III INDIVIDUAL
$1,748.00 The Mcgregor Mirror ENTITY
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Top Loans
AmountLenderType
$27,000.00Central National BankENTITY
$12,500.00Thomas WestINDIVIDUAL
$5,000.00Thomas WestINDIVIDUAL
$2,500.00Thomas WestINDIVIDUAL
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Contributing Writer | 04/19/2017
One of the biggest differences distinguishing Empower Texans from other advocacy groups is the fact that they do not lobby elected officials. They do not write bills or meet with lawmakers to ensure passage or failure of particular legislation. Instead, Empower Texans focuses on reporting information to voters about what’s happening at the Capitol and then aiding citizens in holding legislators accountable for their actions. As the most outspoken opponent of current Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, the group is often at odds with Straus’ inner circle, Democrats, and other more moderate Republican legislators. Empower Texans is also known for its promotion of conservative policies and for their scorecard, The Fiscal Responsibility Index, which scores legislators based on votes and positions taken on liberty and self-governance issues. Texas Monthly has called them “one of the most influential advocacy groups in Austin” and has described their scorecard as having the power “to make or break careers.”