To the editor:

Come with us to the polls on Nov. 6 to vote for Prop. 6! Not heard of it?

Proposition 6 is an amendment to the Texas constitution that, when passed, will prevent an unfair tax on small business owners and self-employed salespeople. It guarantees these entrepreneurs protection from a tax on their personal vehicles that could cost $600 or more per year.

We believe independent business people should be able to retain that money for their own families and that we must act to stop county appraisers from targeting this group. Voting for Prop 6 on Nov. 6 will protect independent business people who use their personal vehicles for business purposes, such as:

Contract nurses who drive their car to patients’ homes Independent landscapers who transport equipment in their personal truck Independent cosmetics salespeople Independent insurance agents Farmers and ranchers Independent real estate agents Independent providers of on-site technical assistance Independent plumbers, electricians, carpenters, handymen and others in home repair Pizza-delivery people and couriers who work as independent contractors Music teachers who drive their car to students’ homes Small-business owners who use their personal cars in the course of their business

The Texas Legislature and Texas attorney general agree these Texans need protection, but a constitutional amendment is required to make it law. So we’ll be at the polls on Nov. 6 to vote for Prop 6 and we urge you to join us! To learn more, visit

Elvin Hutchins, President

Brownwood Board of Realtors