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‘Run for the Right Reasons’: David Lowe’s TX House Run

David Lowe | Image by David Lowe - For State Representative District 91

When David Lowe was asked why he was running for Texas House District 91, he told The Dallas Express, “It’s not about me. It’s about the cause.”

Lowe is in a fight for the Republican nomination against incumbent Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth). The two are headed for a runoff election in May after Lowe earned 46% of the primary vote to Klick’s 48%.

He described the March 5 primary election results as a “huge success for the State of Texas and for the grassroots [Republican activists]” who opened the eyes of voters with regard to their sitting representatives. He said more work needs to be done to impact the next House speakership vote.

“We need as many as we can get,” Lowe told DX.

He said he got inspired to run for HD 91 when Klick failed to advance a number of legislative items he felt were important.

“I actually reached out to Stephanie Klick because I wanted to work together and try and get gender modification [recognized] as child abuse,” he said.

“She [also] killed the election integrity priority SB 9 in 2019. That was the moment that I started to look at [her] record,” Lowe told The Dallas Express. “Pisses me off. Everything that comes out of her mouth is crap. Her job in the legislature is to kill bills.”

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Lowe was deployed multiple times, spending 43 months in combat zones and earning a Combat Action Badge. After retiring from the Army, Lowe volunteered for the Dallas Republican Party in 2017. After graduating from the police academy in 2018, he served as an officer at adult and juvenile detention facilities. During the 2020 election cycle, he was asked to be the Republican Party of Texas North Texas regional director.

Lowe said that he did not expect to win the primary contest and that his ultimate goal was to spread awareness about Klick’s voting record and background.

“I knocked on 18,000 doors,” he added, explaining how he tried his best to educate voters.

“For two primaries in a row, more than 50% of voters rejected Stephanie Klick,” he said.

Lowe told DX that the Texas House was in dire need of a leadership change that reflects Republican voters’ beliefs.

“We have the majority, but we don’t act like it. Why are we not going for the gold all the time? It took us eight sessions to ban vaccine mandates,” he said.

“We are all in The Truman Show, and all of the actors are the politicians,” Lowe said, referring to the 1998 comedy starring Jim Carrey in which a man’s entire life was set up as a reality television show without him knowing it.

He is running on a platform of election integrity, border security, eliminating property taxes, stopping “corporate welfare,” and ending the sexualization of children.

“I want voter registrations to expire after every presidential cycle,” he told DX.

He also said the appraisal system is unfair and needs reform.

When talking about the border, he said, “The amount of human trafficking and sex trafficking is atrocious. It’s political terrorism. How come we didn’t care about the border wall?”

Lowe also said he would focus on stopping the sexualization of kids.

“If you are teaching kids how to get a b**w j*b, I want you to go to jail. The number of sex offenders living in our community is way too much. I want them locked away forever,” he said.

He advises anyone who wants to make a difference to “knock [on] doors and volunteer for candidates,” as well as to “run if you want to run for the right reasons.”

“We are in a fight to save the state. If we lose this fight, it will turn blue,” Lowe said.

Faith has played a major role in his activism and his run for office.

“Everything I do, I ask myself: would Jesus approve?” Lowe said.

Lowe emphasized the importance of checking an elected official’s background and not relying solely on their voting record.

“Someone’s vote record only tells a portion of the story. The system is designed to fool the voter. Don’t just look at their voting history,” Lowe told DX.

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