HD83 challenger to Burrows, Wade Cowan interview | TxDOT pushing DEI on state employees – Pratt on Texas 10/18/2023

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day:  HD83’s Rep. Dustin Burrows gets a primary challenger: Wade Cowan of Brownfield. Cowan is a former Terry Co. Republican Party chairman and served as chairman of the American Soybean Association.

Wade Cowan

From Cowan’s press release about incumbent Burrows:

“I don’t like Austin, but someone has got to go up there and represent our interests. Our current representative is just another self-dealing lawyer pushing a personal agenda. Power has become more important to him than serving the people he represents. I’ve had enough of it. It’s about time to send a farmer to fight for our interests in the state capitol.”

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  1. I’m interested in knowing more about Wade Cowan for HD 83. I read Dustin Burrows filed a law suit against Wade Cowan a few years back and won. Can you address that? Thank you for what you do to keep us informed.

    • Pratt on Texas says

      That is a confusing issue without much knowledge of what happened. It all involved my sponsor West Texas Guar. Wade Cowan, and everyone else, was duped by professional NY “investors,” and parties here gathered together to force the firm into bankruptcy in West Texas court as the investors were going to do so in a “friendly” NY court (read “corrupt.”) As it progressed through bankruptcy Cowan made sure everyone was paid and took all the losses on himself. It’s the only time in my entire life that as an unsecured creditor I was paid anything in a bankruptcy and I was paid 100%. All growers were paid too.
      The entire episode was an example of Cowan’s integrity and Burrows did a good job too saving the assets so farmers would get paid – Cowan was an ally on this effort. Cowan’s name was on the company but he was as much a victim as anyone and such was openly known a the time – even Burrows knew such because we had private conversations about it at the time.
      Surely this issue will be used by those who are ignorant of the actual situation, or more likely those without integrity. Those who were involved know that as far as Cowan and Burrows involvement was concerned its a wash. Both performed well.

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