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May 27th, 2022

KLICK & ROGERS WIN MAY 24 RUN-OFF ELECTIONS – AATC/TAA PAC endorsed, incumbent state representatives Stephanie Klick (R – HD 91) and Glenn Rogers (R – HD 60) won their hard-fought Republican primary run-off contests.  Long-time AATC member Klick (54%) defeated challenger David Lowe (46%) in the north Tarrant County House District 91 contest.  Rogers (52%) overcame a challenge from Mike Olcott (48%) to win the redrawn House District 60 seat that includes Parker, Palo Pinto, and Stephens counties. Unfortunately, AATC/TAA-supported state representative candidate Laura Hill (35%) lost in the open House District 93 race to Nate Schatzline (65%).  In other Tarrant County contests, Phil Sorrells (59%) defeated former HD 93 state representative Matt Krause (41%) for the Republican nomination for Tarrant County District Attorney. AATC PAC was not involved in this contest. Statewide, incumbent Ken Paxton (68%) defeated George P. Bush for the Republican nomination for Texas Attorney General and TAA PAC-supported candidate Dawn Buckingham (69%) won the Republican nomination for Land Commissioner.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE REGISTRATION IS OPEN– Owner/operator and supplier partner registration is open for the 2022 Business Exchange presented by Perma Pier NAA PAC fundraiser set for 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on August 9that the Irving Convention Center.  To register, go to:  https://www.aatcnet.org/events/2022-aatc-business-exchange

FORT WORTH SHORT-TERM RENTALS – AATC is closely monitoring recent proposals to regulate the short-term rentals in Fort Worth to ensure that any new ordinances or zoning requirements do not adversely impact AATC members.  AATC is working with senior city staff and elected officials to   

FORT WORTH CODE AND CRIME – AATC is working with Fort Worth council members and staff to seek solutions to address substandard and high-crime multifamily properties within the city. AATC recently met with city code officials to discuss updates to the city’s apartment inspection program.

FWISD STUDENT MOBILITY – AATC is working closely with the school, state, and local officials as well as community leaders to explore ways to reduce student mobility for those FWISD students that live in multifamily properties.  An FWISD study shows that the average elementary student in East Fort Worth moves more than four times in five years.    


May 10th, 2022

2022 MAY 7th MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS –AATC PAC-supported candidates Bowie Hogg (Arlington) and Ron Jensen (Grand Prairie) won their contests in the May 7th municipal elections. Hogg got 55% in his race for the open Arlington city-wide, council district 7 seat, and Jensen (88%) easily won reelection as Grand Prairie mayor. AATC looks forward to working with councilman Hogg and Mayor Jensen. In other significant local elections, Alan Blaylock (52%) defeated three other candidates to win the district 4 seat on the Fort Worth City Council vacated by Cary Moon who ran unsuccessfully for state representative. Long Pham (46%) and Albert Parra (36%) are in a run-off for the open Arlington city-wide, council district 6 seat. AATC friends Helen Moise and Raul Gonzalez were unopposed in their Arlington city council races.

MAY 24 RUN-OFF ELECTIONS AATC SUPPORTED CANDIDATES – AATC and TAA are supporting incumbents Stephanie Klick (R – HD91) and Glenn Rogers (R – HD61) as well as candidate Laura Hill (R – HD93) in the May 24thprimary run-off elections. 

FORT WORTH CODE AND CRIME – AATC is working with Fort Worth councilmember and staff to seek solutions to address substandard and high-crime multifamily properties within the city. AATC recently met with city code officials to discuss updates to the city’s apartment inspection program.

FWISD STUDENT MOBILITY – AATC is working closely with the school, state, and local officials as well as community leaders to explore ways to reduce student mobility for those FWISD students that live in multifamily properties.  An FWISD study shows that the average elementary student in East Fort Worth moves more than four times in five years.  

For additional information on AATCs advocacy initiatives, go to www.aatcnet.org/advocacy or reach out to the association’s director of government affairs, Perry Pillow at ppillow@aatcnet.org