In the Texas Legislature, Tommy Merritt opposed school choice (Record Vote #178 – 81R).
Too, Merritt was part of the gang of 11 Republicans that sided with the Democrats to install Joe Straus as Speaker.
Take it from an East Texan, Merritt does not walk the heartbeat of Texas.
Merritt’s own district has repeatedly refused to re-elect him. Why should Texas elect him for Agriculture Commissioner?