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. Read More

Melissa Al-Ahmadi

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