SBOE Candidate: Anette Carlisle

Because of redistricting, all 15 seats on the Texas State Board of Education will be up for grabs in the November 2012 elections. The results of those elections will determine whether the religious right’s corrosive influence over public education will weaken or grow as the board considers what the next generation of public school students in Texas will learn about sex education, social studies, science and other subjects. We plan to publish on TFN Insider candidate announcements for a seat on the SBOE. We will publish announcements in no particular order, and their publication does not constitute any sort of endorsement by TFN. We will redact requests for contributions or mentions of fundraising events from the announcements, but we will provide links to the candidates’ websites (if available).

Anette Carlisle, District 15, R-Amarillo
(Current District 15 Board Member: Bob Craig, R-Lubbock; not seeking re-election)

Amarillo Independent School District board of trustees President Anette Carlisle on Nov.9 announced her intention to seek the SBOE Dist. 15 seat being vacated by Bob Craig, R-Lubbock, who has announced his retirement from the board when his current term ends.

Dear Fellow West Texan,

Welcome to my campaign website!

Texas needs stronger schools to build a stronger economy.

We all care about our local schools and we want to be sure our kids are educated, prepared and competitive for the future.

We need an experienced leader to represent West Texas on the State Board of Education. I want to be that person.

I need your help to win the open seat for the State Board of Education, District 15, in the March 6th, 2012 Republican Primary.

It’s about our kids. It’s about our communities. It’s about our economy.


Kids: Texas students need a great education to be competitive in the job market of the future.

Community: Schools belong to the communities they serve; not to some distant government bureaucracy. Strong partnerships between schools and communities ensure an educated workforce.

Economy: Education is our number one economic development tool for a stronger Texas. Stronger schools lead to a stronger economy for our great state.

When you put all of that together, you’ve got Texas.
It needs to be a Texas we are proud to live in, proud to leave to our children and grandchildren.

That is why i need your vote on March 6, 2012.

Anette Carlisle

8 thoughts on “SBOE Candidate: Anette Carlisle

  1. I bet she’s for ice cream, apple pie and the American flag too. That “R” behind her name makes her especially well qualified for the post.

  2. This statement is almost totally devoid of content. It has nothing about the candidate’s stance on any of the issues that face the SBOE.
    “Vote for me because I want you to!”

  3. Looking deeper, Mrs. Carlisle would be a good addition to the SBOE.
    Anette Carlisle serves as director for Panhandle Twenty/20 and is also the founder.

    Activities: 2010
    Rising poverty levels in our area persuaded Panhandle Twenty/20 to add the State of the Family to its focus, with a particular emphasis on helping low-income families get out of poverty.
    Carlisle, a scientist with a penchant for research, embarked on a mission to make sure the Panhandle would have a prosperous future. “The root cause of a majority of our social ills is low levels of education, low levels of expectation,” said Carlisle, a founding member for Panhandle Twenty/20. She is a member and past president of the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees.
    Carlisle, who is running as a Republican, would figure to continue to pursue Craig’s more moderate approach to setting public education policy in Texas. She pledges a more team-oriented approach to policy setting.

  4. She sounds like a potentially good addition, but Mercer, Lowe, Cargill, Leo, Bradley, and Garza would all seem to be more urgent “Sensible Party” targets than Craig; as would helping Clayton with his primary challenge from Miller.

  5. If Craig’s retiring, then yes, this is an important addition; the GOP are likely to field a candidate to contest the seat, and it’s more than likely to be someone rather more Silly Party than Craig was.