Meet my cousin, John Cullar (the (D) Bush hater of McLennan)

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Meet my cousin, John Cullar (the (D) Bush hater of McLennan)

Postby lost_shaman » Mon May 19, 2008 2:50 am

Meet my first cousin, John Cullar (the Democrat).

http://www.thetexasblue.com/record-john-cullar


For this episode of On The Record, we speak with John Cullar, County Chair for the McLennan County Democratic Party.

What was your personal progression from the role of activist to the role of county chair?

I began as a precinct chair and served as an election judge for several years in the mid-1980s. In 1988, I was elected to the SDEC and served until 1996.

In 1995, our county chair resigned, and the Executive Committee appointed me to serve his unexpired term. I have been elected every two years since 1996 to continue as county chair.

What would you say are the primary issues concerning McLennan County?

The Trans Texas Corridor and the coal plants proposed for and being built in Central Texas are immediate problems for the residents of McLennan County. There is considerable opposition to both the TTC and the coal plants, with no visible or identifiable local supporters.

Like many other areas, the war in Iraq, the economy, education and health care are major issues, too.

Do you have any ambition for higher office? Do you have plans to run for any other party
office, or possibly even public office?


The thought is there if the right opportunity presented itself. But there are certain times, when I see the sausage of politics being made, and I have second thoughts.

I do not have specific plans to run, but I would never rule it out, either.

What are you looking forward to in the coming cycle?

I am looking forward to harnessing the enthusiasm generated across the county with the presidential race.

The number of enthusiastic and active Democrats now is such that the real goal for me is to use effectively that enthusiasm and energy to turn out the vote for Democrats in November.

What has been your most challenging moment as county chair, so far?

The biggest challenge was having then-Governor Bush move into the county shortly before he ran for president. When Bush decided to build his ranch house here and become a McLennan County resident, a good number of otherwise reasonable people decided they were for their neighbor, George W, and his party, right or wrong.

Prior to 2000, we never had a Republican elected to a countywide office in McLennan County. But, beginning in 2000, we had candidates who previously had been Democrats -- and would have won as Democrats -- run on the Republican ticket to catch a ride on Bush’s coattails.

I’m not sure the same candidates would make the same decision today, and I’m certain the coattails are gone. I couldn’t be any happier now that we know the Bush library and the post-presidential residence will be in Dallas. I just hope he can find a buyer for the ranch.


Yeah, that's my cousin and I totally disagree with him about most things. I'm a conservative at heart and in the polling booth. He's also taken an active role as a lawyer to completely distroy my mothers side of the family after my Gradfathers death two years ago.

My Grandmother is in her last years of life and I wasn't even able to wish her a Happy Mothers Day this year or even last year, nor Christmas, nothing. Our Families have been to both the Texas and Oklahoma Supreme Courts in the last two years with my cousin John Cullar leading every step of the way.

If my own cousin John Cullar is a role model as a Democrat in Texas, then I feel really good about being a Republican voter in Texas.

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Re: Meet my cousin, John Cullar (the (D) Bush hater of McLennan)

Postby lost_shaman » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:37 am

Update: Case w/My grandmother sets precedent in Oklahoma.

'The Journal' of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Vol. 79 - No. 6 - Feb. 23, 2008: ref. 104,828 - pp. 472 - 473 Linda S. Jones v. Alvin Edward Parker, Jr.

http://www.okbar.org/obj/courtissues/2008/feb%2023.pdf (Scroll roughly 3/4 of the way down.)

Yet I still haven't seen my Grandma and the situation still isn't resolved.
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Re: Meet my cousin, John Cullar (the (D) Bush hater of McLennan)

Postby Access Denied » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:02 am

This seems to be the heart of the matter...

Although Mother resided in Oklahoma virtually her entire life, after her husband died, she lived in an assisted-living facility in Vernon, Texas for a period of approximately six months while awaiting a vacancy at a residential facility in Duncan, Oklahoma. It was during Mother’s temporary stay that Daughter, who lives in Texas, applied to serve as Mother’s guardian there. After moving Mother to the Duncan, Oklahoma facility, per Mother’s repeated requests, Son initiated parallel proceedings in Oklahoma to serve as Mother’s special and general guardian.

I remember when you were visiting her often. Did your grandfather die in Texas? Is that why she was there? Will he not let you visit her in Oklahoma now?
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Re: Meet my cousin, John Cullar (the (D) Bush hater of McLennan)

Postby lost_shaman » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:07 pm

Access Denied wrote:I remember when you were visiting her often. Did your grandfather die in Texas? Is that why she was there? Will he not let you visit her in Oklahoma now?


No, my grandfather died in Oklahoma. My grandmother was just temporarily staying in Vernon, Tx while awaiting a vacancy in the Duncan, Ok facility. After the vacancy came open she went to Duncan, but then my Aunt went and took her back across state lines to my Aunt's residence in Vernon. It is my Aunt who won't let the rest of the Family visit my grandmother.
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Re: Meet my cousin, John Cullar (the (D) Bush hater of McLennan)

Postby Access Denied » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:01 am

lost_shaman wrote:It is my Aunt who won't let the rest of the Family visit my grandmother.

Nice... sorry to hear that. So what's her problem?

Sounds like maybe this will need to be resolved at the federal level and who knows how long that will take?
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