Just The Facts: Cline vs. Thimesch

Voters in HD65 have a choice between two candidates who currently serve their respective school districts, but with distinctly different approaches. These are the unvarnished facts that voters need to know before casting their ballots.

The best measure of predicting the future is to look at the past. So when thinking about who can best return conservative representation to our part of Denton County in the Texas House, it’s worth a little time to first consider who has delivered conservative results here at home.

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TOTAL OUTSTANDING DEBT

Kronda Thimesch leads a school district with $1,270,000,000.00 in total outstanding debt. That is $1.27 BILLION.

If you break that down per resident, it comes out to $3,692 for every man, woman, and child who resides in the district. Alternately, it is $24,320 for every student enrolled in school.

It is the 9th most indebted district in the state out of over 1,000 school districts, and it has the smallest enrollment of any of the others in the Top 10.

Nancy Cline leads a school district with $231,000,000.00 in total outstanding debt. That is $231 million.

If you break that down per resident, it comes out to $1,190 for every man, woman, and child who resides in the district. Alternately, it is $9,023 for every student enrolled in school.

If you live in Kronda Thimesch's district you owe your school district three times more money than if you live in Nancy Cline's district. For a family of four, that translates into over $10,000.00 in additional debt to your school district.

All of these statistics are sourced and verified and have not been disputed by Kronda Thimesch or her supporters. They are, of course, upset that they have been brought to light, but they are not disputing their accuracy.

If you would like to verify them for yourself, simply do a google search for Texas Education Agency – PEIMS, The Municipal Advisory Council of Texas, and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts – Property Tax Assistance Division and Debt at a Glance 2018.

TAX CUTS

In 15 years on the school board, Nancy Cline has cut taxes 12 times. That translates into a 31% overall decrease in the district's tax rate since she took office. She's done this by challenging the status quo, investing wisely, and focusing tax dollars into the classroom. The result has been increased student achievement.

Nancy Cline is the true conservative in this race. She is doing more with less in her school district. As our state representative, she will do the same thing in Austin when tackling the state budget.