Clayton Not Running

Texas State Board of Education District 12 member George Clayton has changed course and decided against a write-in bid to retain his seat on the board, he told TFN.

Clayton, R-Richardson, finished third in his party’s primary on May 29. Last month, in an email to far-right activist Donna Garner, Clayton said he planned to run as a write-in candidate.

But in a subsequent email received by TFN Thursday, Clayton says he has made a “pragmatic” decision, and he “will not be a write in candidate for the district 12 spot.”

Clayton’s decision means we will see at least seven new faces on the 15-member board following the November general elections.

Clayton was first elected in 2010 but was up for re-election along with all of his colleagues this year because of redistricting. Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, whom Clayton ousted in 2010, is trying to return to the board after winning the July 31 runoff election against Gail Spurlock.

Miller will face Democrat Lois Parrott in November.

One thought on “Clayton Not Running

  1. Well, that’s a real shame. I had hoped that he might be successful, but write-in candidates get elected only rarely. That was a matter of concern to me from the start, and he apparently bought into that concern too. There is always a next election Mr. Clayton, and you can bet your bottom dollar that some of these wingnut conservative “hoodie-doodies” that may get elected this fall are going to wear out their welcome like a 100-year-old fruitcake.

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