Well, it looks like 64-year-old cross-dressing Johnson County businessman, Sam Walls, has lost his bid for a seat in the Texas House to real estate broker Rob Orr, despite the support of many in his district. Pictures of Walls in women’s clothing surfaced late last week, causing some party leaders to urge Walls to withdraw from the race. But he refused to cave.
In a statement, Walls accused Orr’s campaign of using the photos to force him out of the race. “I knew for years that some very old personal information was out there,” he said. “These are personal family issues we have dealt with. What I never dreamed was that my opponent would use it to attempt to get me out of the campaign.”
A photo supplied to the Star-Telegram shows Walls sporting a wig, dress and women’s jewelry. The photo and others came from a mobile home, registered in Walls’ name, that was repossessed in 2002. The paper reports Walls’ campaign consultant Craig Murphy said he could not confirm nor deny that Sam Walls is the “Samantha Walls” who was described as treasurer — from Texas — of the Alpha Omega Society in a June 2000 newsletter. The Alpha Omega Society is “committed to the cause of the heterosexual crossdresser, family and friends,” its website says.