All Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) seats are up for election this year, but so far there’s not a lot of money flowing into those campaigns. Nearly all SBOE candidates have now filed their July 1, 2011-December 31, 2011, campaign finance reports with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Some non-surprises:… Read More
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).
David Scott, District 6, D-Houston (Current District 6 Board Member: Terri Leo, R-Spring)
David Scott is seeking the SBOE District 6 seat that is currently held by Terri Leo, R-Spring. Leo is not seeking re-election. The following is from Scott’s campaign website. You can see an updated list of SBOE candidates here.
My name is David Scott, and I’m running to be your District 6 representative… Read More
We’ve seen a flurry of additional candidate filings for Texas State Board of Education races over the last few days. We don’t yet have announcements or campaign websites for all of these candidates, but we wanted to list their names here. We have included other candidates who filed earlier but for whom we also don’t yet have formal announcements. You can find posts about those other SBOE candidates here.
TFN’s SBOE election watch page includes a full listing of candidates who have filed, including (when available) links to their campaign websites: tfn.org/SBOE2012. (If you have information about a candidate’s announcement and/or campaign website, please click here to let us know.)
The candidate filing period ends on Monday.
SBOE District 1 Carlos “Charlie” Garza, R-El Paso (incumbent) Andres Muro, D-El Paso
SBOE District 2 (Current board member: Mary Helen Berlanga, D-Corpus Christi; not seeking re-election) Veronica Anzaldua, R-McAllen Trinita Graham Coretta, D-Corpus Christi Ruben Cortez Jr., D-Brownsville Celeste Zepeda Sanchez, D-San Benito
SBOE District 4 Lawrence Allen Jr., D-Fresno (incumbent)
SBOE District 5 (Current board member: Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio) Rebecca Bell-Metereau, D-San Marcos
SBOE District… Read More