Suzanne Blackstone: “Golden” Example of Leadership

Suzanne Blackstone’s resume as a community volunteer is too long to list.

A past president of the venerable Golden Corridor Republican Women – an organization covering Dallas, Collin and Denton Counties – she now serves as the group’s VP of Legislation. But perhaps her most admirable quality is her humility.

“I am privileged to work with the Golden Corridor Republican Women,” Blackstone said. “We promote and support Biblical values and principles in local, state, and national government.”

Leadership is about serving the needs of others, and Blackstone is servant leadership personified. Her motivation is not to seek notoriety or credit, but simply to educate and motivate her organization’s members to become actively involved in policy issues and political campaigns affecting their communities.

“Locally we are building a team of common sense Biblically based conservatives who are passionate about their families, their cities, schools, state, and our country.”

Blackstone practices what she preaches, and is a mentor to many. She has phone banked, block-walked, and poll greeted for countless candidates at all levels—federal, state, and local.

All her hours working as a campaign volunteer are in addition to time spent leading and organizing conservative groups like GCRW.

Blackstone is a teacher, a mom, and a volunteer at her church, working full time for many years at the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center in adoption and recovery counseling. She also volunteered at Plano ISD and Trinity Christian Academy in the PTA and PTF.

In recognition for her dedication and personal sacrifice, she received the Conservative Leader Award in 2014 from Empower Texans.

Blackstone wants to change the direction of our nation’s culture by educating and motivating Texans to become actively involved in the political arena. She says conservative policy changes will come only when we hold elected officials accountable – including Republicans – and replace those failing to represent the values on which they campaigned, and were elected.

“It’s now time to ‘drain the swamp’ with congressmen who are reckless and passive,” Blackstone said. “Republicans own the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. We need men and women who truly serve beyond clocked hours and are aggressively challenging the status quo, questioning the long-term results of the path we are on.”

Blackstone reiterated that elected officials must be held accountable by Texas taxpayers to protect, defend, and advance America’s founding principles.

“Elected officials needs to show up, speak up, and stand up against the liberal agenda. They must return to limited government, fiscal responsibility, and to our Constitutional freedoms.”

Blackstone says the most important issues to her are those that relate to the principles of her organization. These include defending Judeo-Christian values, her faith, and the sanctity of the family; promoting personal responsibility, limited government, and American Exceptionalism; honoring the military and their families; and restoring the integrity of the U.S. and Texas State Constitutions.

In all she does, Suzanne sets a “golden” example of conservative leadership.

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Ross Kecseg

Ross Kecseg is the President of Empower Texans. A native North Texan, he was raised in Denton County. Ross studied Economics at Arizona State University with an emphasis on Public Policy and U.S. Constitutional history. Since 2008, Ross has been active in the Republican Party, grassroots organizing, in journalism, and as a volunteer for state and local political campaigns. He enjoys speaking to liberty-minded Texans regarding property tax reform and the importance of civic engagement. Ross is an avid golfer, automotive enthusiast, and movie/music junkie.

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