American historian and pro-family leader, David Barton, has endorsed Scott Sanford’s campaign for the Texas House of Representatives. In a written statement, Barton said, “We need balanced conservatives in Austin–we need those who will fight for economic issues, as well as, preserve our traditional values. Both our pocketbook and our beliefs are under attack, and Scott Sanford will defend both.”
Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage. He is author of numerous best-selling books, with subjects drawn largely from his massive library of original writings from the Founding Era. A national news organization described him as “America’s historian”, and Time Magazine called him “a hero to millions–including some powerful politicians”. In 2005, Time named him as one of America’s 25 Most Influential Evangelicals. Barton resides in Jacksboro.
Sanford welcomes Barton’s endorsement. “I take the Legistlature’s moral and constitutional duty very seriously, and David Barton’s conservative view of history and govenment has influenced my view of government.” Sanford frequently refers to the role of Connecticut ministers in authoring the first state constitution, and the Black Robe Regiment, a term coined by British soldiers in the American Revolution for activist protestant ministers. Scott is executive pastor at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen. He encourages ministers and their congregations to actively engage in our representative form of government.