In Norwegian, the word 'Texas' means 'crazy,' and the phrase 'helt texas!' means something is 'completely crazy.'

Like most Texans, I take that as a tremendous compliment.

While the rest of the country settles in to a certain way of doing things, down here we like to choose to do things a little differently. A litte more unpredictable. A little more... crazy.

After watching the depths to which our country sank during the 2016 election, I decided that I wouldn't stay on the sidelines any more. No, the people running our country into the ground had to be replaced. America had to be shown a different way to do things. A different way to govern. A different way to get elected.

And if it took a guy without millions of dollars, without the sleazy DC insider connections, without the baggage of a lifetime of corrupt deals... well, that would be helt texas.

I'm Todd Maternowski, running for U.S. House in Texas' 32nd District. And together with you and your support, we're going to show the rest of the country how it's done.

I want to represent you, in Texas' 32nd Congressional District. I want you to have a decent, dependable job. I want you to have high-quality and affordable healthcare. I want you to earn a livable wage, with benefits. I want you to have access to child care when you need it. I want you to feel safe in your home, in the streets, at your place of employment.

But for that to happen, I need your support!

I an not a career politican. I am not a lawyer, or CEO, or party yes-man. I'm just a dad, a neighbor, a guy who saw what was going on and decided it was time to get off the sidelines and act.

It won't be a walk in the park. I'm going up against the political machine backed by millions of dollars in money from special interests. This is why your support is the only way to make this happen. Donate $5 or $25 or $100 today, knowing that every dime will go to help move this country in the right direction again. I will not spend one penny on slick DC-based media consultants, expensive pollsters, or focus groups. Every dollar raised will go to grassroots efforts to get this movement up and running! Join the movement today!

To send a paper check, please mail to:

Todd for Texas

P.O. Box 741732

Dallas, TX 75374-1732