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Texas parent group announces support for general election candidates

Teach the Vote
Teach the Vote

Date Posted: 10/24/2016 | Author: Monty Exter

ThinkstockPhotos-78479954The bipartisan political action committee Texas Parent PAC, which supports high-quality public education, has released its 2016 general election endorsement list. Each election cycle, the group engages in a rigorous endorsement process that results in support for candidates whose campaign platforms match the values embraced by Texas Parent PAC. The group supports using public tax dollars only to fund public schools, local control, sufficient and equitable funding of schools, and accountability, among other pro-public education positions.

To learn more about Texas Parent PAC, its endorsement process, and ATPE's collaboration with the group, read our blog post from earlier this year when the group announced its support for pro-public education candidates running in the March primary election. 

The following announcement on the group's support for 2016 general election candidates is republished with permission from Texas Parent PAC. In related news, early voting in the general election begins today! Voters can vote early through Friday, Nov. 4, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8! Find your polling locations here.  

Yay! It's Time for Our Parents and Grandparents To Vote

Early Voting: Monday, October 24 - Friday, Nov. 4 Election Day:  Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 am - 7 pm

Texas Parent PAC is delighted to endorse 12 first-time candidates running for state representative and 9 incumbent legislators who are being challenged in the general election. They are men and women of integrity, open and responsive to parents, actively involved in their communities, and committed to investing in public education to achieve economic prosperity in Texas. The PAC also endorses two State Board of Education candidates. Please vote for the endorsed candidates listed below and encourage your friends and family to vote as well. Texas Parent PAC is a bipartisan political action committee. In the 2016 Texas primary and general elections, the PAC has endorsed 23 Republicans and 18 Democrats. We do not have a political agenda. We have an education agenda. Texas Parent PAC endorses only a select number of candidates in each election cycle. Read about our endorsement process here.

Candidates Endorsed by Texas Parent PAC

Texas House of Representatives: First-Time Candidates

HD 18  Ernest Bailes, R-Shepherd   Web Site HD 23  Lloyd Criss, D-La Marque  Web Site HD 26  Sarah DeMerchant, D-Sugar Land  Web Site HD 33  Justin Holland, R-Heath   Web Site HD 49  Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin  Web Site HD 54  Scott Cosper, R-Killeen Web Site HD 64  Lynn Stucky, R-Sanger   Web Site HD 71  Stan Lambert, R-Abilene   Web Site HD 105  Terry Meza, D-Irving   Web Site HD 118  Tomás Uresti, D-San Antonio   Web Site HD 144  Mary Ann Perez, D-Houston    Web Site HD 150  Michael Shawn Kelly, D-Spring   Web Site

Texas House of Representatives: Incumbents With Challengers

HD 41  Rep. Bobby Guerra*, D-Mission   Web Site HD 48  Rep. Donna Howard*, D-Austin   Web Site HD 50  Rep. Celia Israel*, D-Austin   Web Site HD 78  Rep. Joe Moody*, D-El Paso  Web Site HD 95  Rep. Nicole Collier*, D-Fort Worth   Web Site HD 101  Rep. Chris Turner*, D-Arlington   Web Site HD 102  Rep. Linda Koop*, R-Dallas   Web Site HD 137  Rep. Gene Wu*, D-Houston   Web Site HD 149  Rep. Hubert Vo, D-Houston   Web Site *  These incumbents were endorsed by Texas Parent PAC when they first ran for office in 2006-2014. We are very proud of them and their accomplishments. They deserve re-election

State Board of Education

SBOE 5  Rebecca Bell-Meterau, D-San Marcos   Web Site SBOE 9  Keven Ellis, R-Lufkin   Web Site


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