Isaac M. Castro, the first declared candidate for State Representative in District 71 that includes
Jones, Nolan and Taylor Counties, has formally filed his application for a place on the ballot in the
Republican Primary to be held on March 1, 2016. The first day to file was Saturday, November 14,
and Castro personally delivered his application and filing fee to the headquarters of the Republican
Party of Texas in Austin. Castro and his daughter, Ingrid, also visited with their longtime friend,
Tom Mechler, who is now the State Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.
“The decision to run for this office again was made the night of the last primary,” Castro said. “I
didn’t know then whether I would be running against the incumbent again, but I was committed to
the citizens of this district to make every effort regardless of the opposition.” The incumbent
announced two months ago that she would not seek reelection.
“My decision to run for this office has never been about trying to be important or to feel important,”
Castro said. “This is about doing important things, such as protecting the life of the unborn,
protecting our constitutional rights, including our religious freedom and right to bear arms, making
government more efficient with our tax dollars, including education funding, fighting for term limits
for state officials, and fighting for traditional marriage,” he added.
In his prior run, Castro received endorsements from conservative organizations in Texas, including
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Texas
Eagle Forum PAC, Young Conservatives of Texas, among others. “These organizations endorsed
me because of my conservative core principles,” Castro said.
“Ultimately, this race is not about me; it’s about all of the people of this district. It’s about the
thousands of citizens who trusted me with their vote in the last primary. It’s about all of those babies
who never have a chance to live.”
Isaac M. Castro