Texas Parent PAC is delighted to endorse the following candidates 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.
Please vote for these endorsed candidates and encourage your friends and family to vote as well! Early Voting is October 22 – November 2 and Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.
Read about the endorsement process here. To find out your district number for State Senator and State Representative, look on your voter registration card or enter your address on the “Who Represents Me?” section at the Capitol web site.
Texas Parent PAC is a bipartisan political action committee. In the 2012 Texas primary and general elections, the PAC has endorsed 28 Republicans and 25 Democrats.
S.D. 10: Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth www.wendydavisforsenate.com
S.D. 25: John Courage, D-San Antonio www.couragefortexassenate.org
S.D. 29: Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso www.senatorjoserodriguez.com
Texas House of Representatives
H.D. 23: Rep. Craig Eiland, D-Galveston www.craigeiland.net
H.D. 24: Greg Bonnen, R-Friendswood www.drgregbonnen.com
H.D. 29: Ed Thompson, R-Pearland www.electedthompson.com
H.D. 34: Abel Herrero, D-Robstown www.abelherrero.com
H.D. 41: Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen www.voteguerra.com
H.D. 43: Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles, D-Alice www.voteyvonne.com
H.D. 45: John Adams, D-Dripping Springs www.votedonna.com
H.D. 54: Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen www.jdaycock.com
H.D. 59: J. D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville www.jdfortexas.com
H.D. 74: Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass www.ponchonevarez.com
H.D. 78: Joe Moody, D-El Paso www.moodyforelpaso.com
H.D. 85: Dora Olivo, D-Richmond www.doraolivo.com
H.D. 94: Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington www.dianepatrick.org
H.D. 95: Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth www.votenicolecollier.com
H.D. 101: Chris Turner, D-Arlington www.votechristurner.com
H.D. 102: Rich Hancock, D-Richardson www.hancockfortexas.com
H.D. 105: Dr. Rosemary Robbins, D-Irving www.voterosemaryrobbins.com
H.D. 107: Robert Miklos, D-Dallas www.robertmiklos.com
H.D. 115: Bennett Ratliff, R-Coppell www.bennettratliff.com
H.D. 117: Philip Cortez, D-San Antonio www.philipcortez.com
H.D. 118: Rep. Joe Farias, D-San Antonio www.joefarias.com
H.D. 125: Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio www.justin125.com
H.D. 134: Ann Johnson, D-Houston www.voteannjohnson.com, TV spot
H.D. 136: Matt Stillwell, D-Cedar Park www.mattstillwell.com
H.D. 137: Gene Wu, D-Houston www.genefortexas.com
H.D. 144: Mary Ann Perez, D-Pasadena www.votemaryannperez.com
H.D. 149: Rep. Hubert Vo, D-Houston www.hubertvo.com
Here was their slate from the primaries, and an accounting of who won among those candidates. You may notice that there are four candidates that were endorsed in the GOP primary that are not on this list – Cecil Bell (HD02), Chris Peddie (HD09), Trent Ashby (HD57), and Jason Villalba (HD114). The first three have no Democratic opponents and are therefore for all intents and purposes already elected. As for Villalba, I asked Carolyn Boyle about that race, and received this response:
From the beginning, Jason was a “primary only endorsement” because Texas Parent PAC had endorsed Carol Kent in the past and she is great. Jason agreed that once the primary was over he would delete any reference to the Parent PAC endorsement for the primary, and the PAC did as well. It was important to defeat Bill Keffer in the primary, and Jason is a supporter of public education. We are staying out of the general election with Jason vs. Carol…let the voters decide, as both will advocate for public education.
So there you have it. As I did with the primary, I’ll check the scoreboard for Parent PAC after the election is over.