There have been complaints that voters don't get to choose who runs. This August, Republican voters will have a chance to choose their candidate for Congressional District 1.

While both candidates are preferable to the current occupant of that seat, Mike Parry stands out.

Having served in the National Guard and in law enforcement, he brings years of experience in serving the people.

No stranger to handling a budget, he is a small business owner and entrepreneur with direct insight into what is needed to grow jobs.

We do not need perennial also rans, but real leaders in office. Please vote for Mike Parry in the primary on Aug. 14.

Patrick D. Boone

Houston