Activist urges taxpayer activism, engagement

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan, voted by Texas Monthly magazine in 2011 as one of the 25 most influential people in Texas politics, spoke at the Mexia Lions Club recently, and his advice to citizens on becoming more engaged in overseeing elected officials applies to those of any political viewpoint.

Before he spoke on that topic, he commended Texas on its thriving economy and attributed it to pro-business decisions. That could change, however, if the state does not continue to support a strong business climate, he said.

“Make no mistake, we have not exactly been paragons of policy virtue these past 20 years; we’ve just made fewer mistakes than the other states,” Sullivan said.