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Sulphur Springs Native Will Challenge Bob Hall for Texas Senate District 2 Seat

Dallas, Texas – February 16, 2017 – In the middle of a raucous legislative session, Kendall Scudder, the Manager of Community Services for a Dallas nonprofit affordable housing organization, announced his intentions to challenge Bob Hall in 2018 to represent Texas Senate District 2.

Scudder, a Democrat from Sulphur Springs, believes the Texas legislature hasn’t focused on vital issues important to you, and most Texans.

“Every session, folks like Bob Hall come back from Austin bragging about all of the money they cut from our budget. Meanwhile, our schools are significantly underfunded, children are being abused under state custody, our infrastructure is crumbling, and our taxes keep going up every year.” Scudder asks, “For years, Republicans like Bob Hall have allowed your local taxes to go up while reducing funds to help our children. Why would anyone send a man like Bob Hall back to the legislature?”

Scudder continued, “We deserve better than the failed priorities of the Texas Legislature; it’s time to fight for the honest, responsible, and accountable government that northeast Texas deserves.”

As a product of Texas public schools in Greenville and Sulphur Springs, Scudder states that his number one priority will be to restore funds for Texas teachers to educate today’s students and our future workforce.

“Bob Hall should be ashamed to have his name attached to the type of financial dismantlement that is proposed in the 2017 Senate budget,” Kendall said. “This legislation guts $150 million, or 36% of all funding, for pre-school education programs. Your children deserve better.”

Election Day for midterm elections falls on November 6th, 2018. To learn more about Scudder’s positions on vital issues such as inadequate funding for veterans affairs and our crumbling infrastructure, as well as resources for families visit Find him on Facebook at

Author: Staff Reporter

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