Vote for public education

Let's elect state legislators who consistently vote in the interest of children and neighborhood schools!

EARLY VOTING in the Primary Runoff is Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18
Hours vary by county
ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, May 22
7 am - 7 pm

Texas Parent PAC is a bipartisan committee, but for this runoff all the endorsed candidates are Republicans. Any registered voter may vote in the Republican runoff if:

 

Candidates Endorsed by Texas Parent PAC in the
Republican Primary Runoff

HD=Texas House District

To find your Texas House and Senate District number, look on your voter registration card or visit: www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us

Texas House of Representatives

HD 4: Keith Bell, R-Forney Web Site
H.D. 8: Cody Harris, R-Palestine Web Site
HD 54: Representative Scott Cosper,R-Killeen Web Site
HD 62: Reggie Smith, R-Van Alstyne Web Site
HD 121: Steve Allison, R-San Antonio Web Site

Does one vote matter? YES. The turnout is expected to be small in the May 22 runoff, and each voter who shows up has significant CLOUT and POWER!

 

Steve AllisonHD 121: Steve Allison, R-San Antonio

HD 121 is an open seat in San Antonio created by the retirement of Speaker Joe Straus, who supports Steve Allison as his successor. Steve was a member of the Alamo Heights ISD school board for 12 years, serving as president for three terms. He also was on the board of directors of the Texas Association of School Boards for three years, where he was a member of the Special Committee on Revenue and Funding.

In San Antonio, Steve is a highly regarded business attorney who primarily represents large and small companies, doctors, and religious organizations. HD 121 is wholly within Bexar County and includes parts of North East and Alamo Heights ISDs. Learn more about Steve here.


Keith BellHD 4: Keith Bell, R-Forney

Keith Bell has served for 20 years on the school board and is the current president. In addition, Keith is a founder and past president of the Forney Education Leadership Foundation.

He founded an electrical contracting business in 1983 and has grown the company to 225 employees. Keith also owns and operates a cattle ranch.

HD 4 will be an open seat, as incumbent Rep. Lance Gooden is running for Congress (U.S. Representative District 5) and is in a May 22 runoff. The largest cities in the Texas House district are Athens, Forney, Kaufman, and Terrell. Learn more about Keith here.


Scott CosperHD 54: Representative Scott Cosper, R-Killeen

Rep. Scott Cosper is the only incumbent legislator endorsed by Texas Parent PAC in the March 6 primary who faces a runoff. He was first elected in 2016 with the PAC's support, and he succeeded Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock upon his retirement.

Scott had a terrific freshman year in the Texas House and is well-respected by his peers and constituents. He served with distinction on the budget-writing House Appropriations Committee, where he fought for increased funding for public education. He was named a "Friend of Education" by the Texas Retired Teacher Association.

Professionally, Scott is a custom homebuilder and residential land developer. Earlier when he was Killeen mayor and a member of the city council, Scott worked to support his area public schools and Texas A&M University Central Texas. His wife, Christy, is a teacher at the Killeen ISD Career Center.

The largest cities in HD 54 are Harker Heights, Killeen, and Lampasas. Learn more about Scott here.


Cody HarrisHD 8: Cody Harris, R-Palestine

HD 8 is the Texas House seat currently held by retiring Rep. Byron Cook of Corsicana. The largest cities in the district are Palestine, Corsicana, and Hillsboro.

Cody Harris has served as a volunteer for Palestine ISD's Business Mentor Program and Youth and Government Program. In addition, he has sponsored FFA students and attended FFA fundraisers.

´╗┐He owns a successful business, Liberty Land and Ranch, specializing in farm and ranch real estate, management, and development. Learn more about Cody here.


Reggie SmithHD 62: Reggie Smith, R-Van Alstyne

HD 62 is the open seat being created by the retirement of Rep. Larry Phillips, who supports Reggie as his successor. The largest cities in the district are Denison, Sherman, and Bonham.

Reggie is the founder and owner of a general practice law firm located in Sherman. He is well-known throughout the region having served as chairman of the Grayson County Republican Party and the Northern Regional Director of the Texas Republican County Chairman's Association. Learn more about Reggie here.

 

Let's win for the kids!

Texas Parent PAC is a political action committee for parents, grandparents, parents-to-be, and anyone who supports high quality public education. Endorsed candidates reflect traditional mainstream American values that honor and support children and their families, quality public education, strong communities, unlimited opportunities, and maximum citizen participation in our democracy. All endorsed candidates support the Texas Parent PAC Guiding Principles. Texas Parent PAC has a track record of success, helping to elect 51 legislators who are currently serving.

Please make a contribution today so we can help our endorsed candidates with mailers, social media promotion, and targeted get-out-the-vote efforts.

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