Dr. Davey Edwards Announces Candidacy for Texas Land Commissioner
Texans, let’s join Davey Edwards in fighting for Texas heritage. He stands for Texas conservative values and passionately wants to serve Texas!
Dr. Davey Edwards, professional land surveyor, business co-owner, and 6th generation Texan, filed at the Republican Party of Texas headquarters in Austin today (November 29, 2017) to be a candidate for Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office on the Republican primaries ballot for March 6th, 2018.
Davey Edwards has spent the last 15 years expanding his expertise on land administration systems through education and credentials. He has a Masters Degree in Geospatial Surveying Engineering where he studied cadastral systems around the world and a Doctorate Degree in Geoscience concentrating on river movements and the legal implication on interstate and international borders. He has a license to practice land surveying in Texas on private and public state lands. He also has a license to survey in Oklahoma as well as U.S. Federal lands. He is the only one in the nation with the combination of licensure and education in land administration systems. He has volunteered his expertise to defend the property rights of private individuals and the State of Texas against claims of title ownership by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management along the Red River. This race has not been taken lightly for Dr. Edwards. He wants to bring integrity back into the General Land Office by making its primary focus the generation of revenue for the permanent school fund through proper stewardship of Texas’ sovereign lands once again and not as an experiment for building a political portfolio. It has been over a century since a land surveyor held the position of the Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, and it is time for land surveyors to restore the original uses of the General Land Office.
Davey is also a proud 6th generation Texan who wants to protect and preserve our State’s heritage from being politically abused for self-promotion. Texas’ “Shrine of Liberty,” the Alamo, has been politicized under the current administration. The want to change the architectural and historical context of this sacred place in the Heart of Texas that means so much to Texans has disheartened many throughout this great State and even numerous places in the world. Davey has been traveling to all corners of the State of Texas and the resounding message is to leave the Alamo alone. The Alamo is too important to Texans to use for a political springboard. Dr. Edwards wants to follow the 2011 statutes and preserve, maintain, and protect the Alamo and its contents for all Texans today and into the future– not to “reimagine” the Alamo, but “Remember the Alamo!”
On November 29th, 2017, Dr. Davey Edwards made a commitment to the State of Texas to be the steward of Texas’ sovereignty by filing to be on the ballot for all Texans to decide the future of the Texas General Land Office. He was accompanied by many that are affected by decisions made through the office of the Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office in show of solidarity to his candidacy.
Those in attendance were Bill O’Hara, land surveyor, former Chief Surveyor for the Texas General Land Office (2006-2015), owner of O’Hara Land Surveying, veteran of the U.S. Air Force (1975-1981), member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors, former member of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying; Garey Gilley, land surveyor, former owner of Brooks-Bakers Surveying, former mayor pro-tempore of Fort Worth, former member, interim executive director and investigator of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying, Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Navy Fighting Seabees (1966-1969); Don P. Dixon, former student of Texas A&M University class of 1957, Alamo enthusiast; Tommy T. Edwards, land surveyor, owner of Edwards Surveying, father of Davey Edwards; Jerry Lehew, land surveyor, past president of the Texas Society of Professional Land Surveyors; Maggie Clopton Wright, member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, conservative grassroots activist, past precinct chair in Johnson County, Alamo enthusiast; Carroll L. Wright, conservative grassroots activist, Alamo enthusiast; Lee Spencer White, member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, member of the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association (direct bloodline of the Alamo defenders), Alamo enthusiast.
Learn more about Dr. Edwards and his campaign to be the next Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office at www.daveyfortexas.com.