“I came to Texas in 1992 for the same reason a lot of people come to Texas – opportunity. My husband and I saw the growth the state was experiencing and knew it was the ideal step for us. Thankfully we were right and my husband actually opened his own business a few years after we moved to the DFW area.

We’re your typical Texas family, church-going Aggie grads with three kids scattered across the U.S. making their own way. We have a core group of friends that we like spending time with and we’re heavily involved with political organizations in our area. As a conservative, I believe we have the ideas that provide the best framework for personal success and happiness. Ideas like personal responsibility, fiscal responsibility for ourselves and our government are held up by the cornerstones of our Constitution and our religious freedom.

I’ve watched friends and family struggle with the ability to purchase a home and fulfill that portion of their American Dream because the taxes are just too high.

Texas is supposed to be the land of opportunity, but that opportunity is melting away because of government spending and we have to do something about it.

While I’m not a native Texan like my husband, I got here as fast as I could and I’d like to stay as long as I can – but with the threat of rising taxes I’m not sure that will be as long as I’d like it to be.”

— Yvette DeOtte
Southlake, Texas