Help us elect 15 new state representatives!
Texas Parent PAC has an ambitious goal this election: Electing 15 new state representatives in 2016. With your help, we can do it!
We have made significant progress toward this goal. In the primary nominating elections, 11 of the PAC's endorsed candidates won (please read their profiles below). Of the 11, 4 candidates are unopposed in November and 7 have opponents in the general election. We must push these 7 over the top to win on November 8!
Plus, Texas Parent PAC will be endorsing an additional 4-6 legislative candidates who are in competitive general election races. Early Voting starts October 24, so it is critical that we start helping these candidates as soon as possible.
The PAC's campaign war chest is almost empty after a long, tough primary election season. Can you make a contribution today to help support our endorsed candidates?
- Online contributions with a credit card may be made here.
- Checks may be mailed to Texas Parent PAC, P.O. Box 303010, Austin, TX 78705-0051
Primary Election Winners Who Are Opposed Nov. 8
House District 18: Ernest Bailes, R-Shepherd
Businessman and rancher Ernest Bailes won the primary election to replace Rep. John Otto, who is retiring. Ernest serves on the Shepherd ISD Technology Advisory Board and volunteers in schools where his wife is a third grade teacher and his mother is a school board member.
He owns a regional company, Repro Select, which focuses on whitetail deer and cattle genetics. Ernest also manages a family cow and calf operation.
H.D. 18 encompasses three counties, and the largest cities are Liberty, Huntsville, Dayton, and Cleveland. He has a Libertarian opponent in the general election. Learn more here.
House District 33: Justin Holland, R-Heath
Realtor Justin Holland won the hotly-contested primary race seeking to replace Rep. Scott Turner, who is giving up his Texas House seat. Justin served three terms on the Heath City Council and was twice elected Mayor Pro Tem.
He is manager of the family business, Regal Realtors, which is the oldest independently-owned real estate firm serving the Rockwall and Lake Ray Hubbard areas.
The legislative district includes all of Rockwall County and part of Collin County, and the largest cities are Frisco, Rockwall, Royse City and Heath. He has Democratic and Libertarian opponents in the general election. Learn more here.
House District 49: Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin
Public school advocate Gina Hinojosa defeated six other candidates on March 1 in the primary race to succeed retiring Rep. Elliott Naishtat. Gina was elected to the Austin ISD school board in 2012 and served as board president in 2015.
She is an attorney who has worked defending workers' rights and representing employees who have been discriminated against based on race, gender, age, and disability.
District 49 is a narrow district in central Austin stretching from north Austin through the University of Texas to south Austin. In November, Gina faces one opponent, a Libertarian candidate. Learn more here.
House District 54: Scott Cosper, R-Killeen
Businessman Scott Cosper won the primary election to replace retiring Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock. He was Mayor of Killeen from 2014 to 2016 and previously served for nine years on the City Council.
Scott is owner of Cosper Custom Homes and Construction and is president of a local real estate development business.
H.D. 54 includes part of Bell County and all of Lampasas County, and the largest cities are Killeen, Harker Heights, and Lampasas. Scott has a Democratic opponent in the general election. Learn more here.
House District 64: Lynn Stucky, R-Sanger
Veterinarian Dr. Lynn Stucky won the primary nominating election to replace Rep. Myra Crownover, who is retiring. Lynn is the owner of Animal Hospital on Milam Road, and he provides care for animals small and large—from kittens and puppies to horses and llamas.
Lynn served on the Sanger ISD school board from 1997 to 2012, including four years as president of the board.
The district includes a portion of Denton County, and the largest cities are Denton, Corinth, and Lake Dallas. He has a Democratic opponent in the general election. Learn more here.
House District 71: Stan Lambert, R-Abilene
Banker Stan Lambert won the primary race for an open seat to succeed Rep. Susan King, who is retiring. Stan served on the Abilene ISD school board from 2006 to 2014, including six years as board president. He also has experience in higher education, having served as athletic director at Abilene Christian University.
Stan is executive vice president of Coleman Bank in Abilene. In 1990 when he was a banker in Ennis, Stan was elected Mayor.
The district includes all of Jones, Nolan, and Taylor Counties, and the largest cities are Abilene, Sweetwater, and Stamford. Stan has a Democratic opponent in November. Learn more here.
House District 144: Mary Ann Perez, D-Houston
Mary Ann Perez won the Democratic nomination for state representative in District 144, and she faces a rematch in November with Rep. Gilbert Pena to reclaim the legislative seat she held in 2013-2015.
When Mary Ann served in the Texas House, she was a member of Committees on Economic & Small Business Development, International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs, and Rules & Resolutions.
She is a former elected member of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. Mary Ann is the owner of Perez Insurance Company in southeast Harris County. District 144 includes parts of Pasadena, Houston, Baytown and Deer Park. Learn more here.
Primary Election Winners With No Opposition Nov. 8, So They Are Virtually Elected
Click here to see read profiles of these winning legislative candidates who will be sworn in to office in January 2017.
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