Press Release: No Medicaid Expansion — No Travis Clardy / Candidates Alec Johnson, Shirley Layton & Sandy McCorvey Call for Clardy to Step Down or Be Removed from Memorial Hospital.

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Contact: Alec Johnson
Telephone: 936-371-2672
Email: Alec@AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX
All three candidates will be appearing at this Press Conference.
What: No Medicaid Expansion — No Travis Clardy Press Event
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 11 AM.
Where: Nacogdoches County Democratic Party Headquarters, 901 E Main Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
In his public statement published today, the Democratic Candidate for State House District 11, Alec Johnson writes, “At the recent Candidate Forum that took place in Nacogdoches, Travis Clardy made clear his opposition to Medicaid Expansion. His opposition is at odds with the clear needs of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, which employs him as their attorney.” Johnson adds:
“Memorial Hospital serves a large number of uninsured, working poor patients. Medicaid Expansion would cover 41-cents on the dollar of those expenses that Memorial must now shoulder without assistance. This would likely bring in millions of dollars and go far towards reversing the budget crisis the hospital is now struggling with.”
Alec Johnson’s full statement can be found here. A summary of the highlights includes:
  • Not accepting Medicaid Expansion is killing Texans: between 30,000 and over 50,000 may have died prematurely since 2012.
  • Medicaid Expansion would create jobs and expand our economy, while improving the health of Texans and lowering our State’s mortality rate. We could expect tens of billions in economic growth and hundreds of thousands of new, well-paying jobs.
  • Medicaid services are intricately tied into our lives and community. Medicaid empowers communities to manage their well-being locally.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation reports that Texans approve Medicaid Expansion by an overwhelming 64%.
  • Clardy’s insistence that a Block Grant alternative would work fails to account for serious known block grant limitations, according to this report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
  • Travis Clardy’s contract with Memorial Hospital is gouging the community. $10,000/month or $120,000/year retainer, plus $575+ per hour is a poor bargain given his opposition to the Medicaid Expansion lifeline Memorial Hospital desperately needs.

Clardy should Resign or be Removed.

Alec Johnson demands, “For all these reasons, If Travis Clardy will not resign, I call on the Memorial Hospital Board to terminate his contract with the utmost speed. He clearly has conflicts of interest that adversely impact Memorial Hospital and the County of Nacogdoches that it serves. Better representation for far less cost is freely available by other competent attorneys. Memorial Hospital and the citizens of Nacogdoches can do better and deserve better representation than Travis Clardy provides.”
Democratic Candidate, Shirley Layton, running for State Senate District 3 and Sandy McCorvey, Democratic Candidate for Nacogdoches County Commissioner Pct 2, join Alec Johnson, endorsing his statement and calling for Travis Clardy to resign or have his contract terminated by the Hospital Board.

Online Petition Launched

Layton, McCorvey, and Johnson launch online petition so District 11 citizens can join others calling for Clardy to resign or be removed from his post at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.
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Press Release: Johnson-Clardy Debate Forum Set for Thursday Morning, October 4th

Press Advisory

For Immediate Release
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Contact: Michael Cole
Telephone: 903-483-4253
Email: MichaelCole@mail.com
Website: www.AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX

Nacogdoches Chamber Hosts Candidate Forum with Alec Johnson & Travis Clardy

What: Chamber of Commerce Sponsors Johnson-Clardy Forum at Fredonia Hotel.

When: Thursday, October 4th. Breakfast at 7:30 AM. Forum from 8 to 9 AM.

Where: Fredonia Hotel, 200 N Fredonia St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

This will be the first time Travis Clardy has ever debated an opponent in the lead up to a General Election. Campaign Manager, Mike Wicker said, “The fact that Travis Clardy accepted Alec Johnson’s debate challenge reflects the tremendous momentum this campaign is experiencing. We think District 11 voters are ready for a big change in leadership.”

Democratic Party County Chair Mike Strong said that this debate “Is a huge step forward. Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce, voters in Nacogdoches will finally get to hear Travis Clardy try to address the problems that really concern the people in this county, and to hear how Alec Johnson has real solutions to their problems.”

Alec Johnson will be available for media interviews immediately after the Forum concludes at 9 AM. Direct media queries to Michael Cole (MichaelCole@mail.com).

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Press Release: Alec Johnson Launches District-wide 1st Responders Tour

Press Release: Alec Johnson Launches District-wide 1st Responders Tour

Press Release
For Immediate Release
Date: Monday, October 1, 2018

Contact: Michael Cole
Telephone: 903-483-4253
Email: MichaelCole@mail.com
Website: www.AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX

Alec Johnson Launches District-wide 1st Responders Tour

 

What: Alec Johnson visiting Chireno and Melrose Volunteer Fire Department
When: Today, Monday, October 1st at 7 PM.
Where: 2009 County Road 111, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
This is the first stop on Alec Johnson’s First Responders Tour. Alec wants to learn the concerns of these front line public servants to understand how we might better support them to do their very important jobs. Alec is also inviting area residents to join him at the Chireno and Melrose Volunteer Fire Department so he can learn about their concerns too.

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Press Release: Alec Johnson Leading A Press Conference Re: “Justice for Janice Wilhelm.”

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Contact: Michael Cole
Telephone: 903-483-4253
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX

Alec Johnson Leading A Press Conference Re: “Justice for Janice Wilhelm.”

What: Press Conference.
When: Today, Wednesday, September 19th at 11 AM.
Where: 901 E. Main Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.
September 19, 2018 — Alec Johnson, who is running for State House District 11, will be leading a press conference to discuss an alarming instance of public corruption and neglect involving the murder of Janice Wilhelm and ongoing cover-up.
Louie Gohmert, Trent Ashby, Travis Clardy, and many others have refused to investigate or ignored pleas for help from Janice Wilhelm’s surviving children. The cover-up continues to this day.
Summary: Janice Wilhelm’s murder was falsely reported as a suicide. A forged will was probated swiftly. Months after her death, oil drilling commenced in her front yard. A Leading State Pathologist believes she was most likely murdered. Epidemic of “suicides” involving oil leases suggest Wilhelm’s murder part of a larger pattern of public corruption.
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Press Release: Alec Johnson to Hold A Press Conference About Public Corruption Involving Louie Gohmert, Trent Ashby, Travis Clardy, and others

Press Release

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Contact: Michael Cole
Telephone: 903-483-4253
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX

Alec Johnson to Hold A Press Conference About Public Corruption Involving Louie Gohmert, Trent Ashby, Travis Clardy, and others

What: Press Conference.
When: Wednesday, September 19th at 11 AM.
Where: 901 E. Main Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.
September 19, 2018 — Alec Johnson, who is running for State House District 11, will be holding a press conference to discuss an alarming instance of public corruption and neglect involving Louie Gohmert, Trent Ashby, Travis Clardy, and others.
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Press Release: Alec Johnson Receives National Recognition, Named a Bold Progressive Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Press Release
For Immediate Release
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Contact: Michael Cole
Telephone: 903-483-4253
Twitter: @AlecJohnson4TX

Alec Johnson Receives National Recognition, Named a Bold Progressive Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee

September 12, 2018 — Alec Johnson, who is running for State House District 11, was named a 2018 Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which recognizes candidates from around the country who are fighting for progressive priorities and looking out for the needs of everyday families. Three hundred sixty-four candidates have been named 2018 Champions nationally.
“Our 2018 Champions across the country are committed to solving big problems affecting their communities,” said Marissa Barrow, a spokesperson for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Selected for their bold vision, these candidates are highly capable leaders ready to make change.”
“The candidates on our Champions List are running great campaigns powered by the grassroots, not corporate interests,” said Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “We’re proud to support them as they take power back for their communities and turn big ideas into action for working families.”
Communications Director, Michael Cole adds,”In our campaign receiving Champion status, one thing has been confirmed. Clardy’s victory is in no way a given. This status shows that the experts see him on path to a resounding loss in November.”
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels, and advocating for economic populist priorities like expanding Social Security, debt-free college, Wall Street reform, and the public option. The PCCC has raised over $25 million to support progressive candidates and committees from small-dollar, grassroots donations, including $1.1 million to support Elizabeth Warren’s Senate run in 2012. In 2017, 50
PCCC-supported candidates won across the country, flipping 26 seats from red to blue. Find out more at BoldProgressives.org.
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