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Texas Parent PAC Announces Primary Election Endorsements

Texas Parent PAC is proud to announce its endorsements in select 2020 primary elections.

These men and women of integrity will support public education and the 5.4 million children educated in our Texas schools.

 

Endorsed candidates

Democratic Primary: March 3, 2020

SD 27: Ruben Cortez, D-Brownsville (Challenging Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. and one more opponent)
HD 41: Rep. Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen (Facing one primary challenger)
HD 76: Elisa Tamayo, D-El Paso (Facing one opponent in open seat - was Cesar Blanco)
HD 100: Rep. Lorraine Birabil,D-Dallas (Facing five primary challengers)
HD 119: Jennifer Ramos, D-San Antonio (Facing two opponents in open seat–was Roland  Gutierrez)

Republican Primary: March 3, 2020

HD 9: Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall (Facing two primary challengers)
HD 59: Rep. J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville (Facing two primary challenger)
HD 60: Dr. Glenn Rogers, R-Graford (Facing three opponents in open seat–was Mike Lang)
HD 72: Rep. Drew Darby, R-San Angelo (Facing one primary challenger)
HD 127: Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Humble (Facing one primary challenger)
HD 128: Robert Hoskins, R-Baytown(Challenging Rep. Briscoe Cain)


“It’s critical the incumbents we are endorsing today stay in the Texas House,” said Dinah Miller, co-chair of the PAC. “They are respected leaders among their peers and know the importance of keeping Texas’ school system strong for their local communities and the entire state. We especially congratulate Rep. Lorraine Birabil who was recently sworn in to office to serve the citizens of HD 100.”

“Candidates like Rogers, Hoskins, Ramos, and Cortez have deep roots in their communities and have previously demonstrated loyalty and commitment to the citizens they wish to represent in Austin. We are impressed by this group who has collectively served in elected offices such as school board trustee, city council member, community college trustee, and as a member of the State Board of Education,” added Miller.

The PAC strategically selects endorsed candidates only after a panel of Texas Parent PAC leaders has interviewed candidates to ensure they will be advocates for public education. Organized campaigns and strong get-out-the-vote plans are also requirements of an endorsement.

Voting by mail in the primary election is already under way for eligible voters. Early voting is Feb. 18-28 and Election Day is Tuesday, March 3.

Listen to part I of the “Anette on Education” podcast featuring a conversation with Carolyn Boyle that focuses on how YOUR support of Texas Parent PAC has made a positive difference in the Texas Legislature over the last 14 years! Link: Anette on Education.

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