During 2010's primary, Throckmorton only had a Democratic Primary, but this year all locally elected officials have switched camps. Many in the area had already followed a more conservative view and felt the Republican party best fit their viewpoints.
"I think it's a sign throughout Texas and hopefully throughout America how people recognize through big spending and big government policy are a thing of the past," said Todd Staples,Texas Commissioner of Agriculture.
"In a lot of big cities it's shifting the other way. Most are going from Republican to Democrat. So being in West Texas and being a conservative and a Republican. I think it's great when people step up and proclaim what they are and aren't doing in regards to party affiliation," said Representative Susan King, District 71.
Those in attendance Monday night say they are glad their representatives will soon reflect their conservative views.
That primary election will be held May 29th, and this Saturday will be municipal elections. Be sure to stay with KFDX for your complete election coverage this Saturday night at 10.
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