In Cleburne last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott honored Mel and I by serving as the special guest at my fall campaign fundraiser. With his presence and your help, we were able to record the most successful event campaign event we’ve ever had!
During the dinner portion of the event, the governor spoke to the energetic crowd for roughly 20 minutes about the major issues of the day, including our work together on the ever-present issue of border security. “With Senator Birdwell’s leadership, we passed the most comprehensive, toughest border security law of any state in the United States of America,” Governor Abbott noted.
The evening was packed with special guests and events, including musical performances from young fiddle prodigy Ridge Roberts and The Voice finalist Holly Tucker, both from Senate District 22; a wildly successful live auction run by Johnson County Commissioner Larry Woolley; and really special holiday toy-collection sponsored by Dallas Cowboy legend Jay Novacek and his wonderful wife Amy.
More important than any of our highlighted guests, however, were each of the nearly 500 longtime friends and supporters who turned out to help make this event the success that it was. I could not serve the citizens of Senate District 22 as their state senator without the support, encouragement and prayers, and this event was a special reminder of that very fact. Thank you again to all those who joined us!