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).

Dorothy Olmos, District 4, R-Houston (Current District 4 Board Member: Lawrence Allen, D-Fresno)

Dorothy Olmos is running as the Republican candidate for the SBOE in District 4. According to her website, Olmos owns a small business and is a native of Houston.

As a native Houstonian of 51 yrs. in the East End Magnolia Park, near the turning basin of the Ship Channel, a business owner, a mother… Read More

Chuck Lindell

Texas House gives final approval to SB 1978, known as the Chick-fil-A bill, on 79-64 vote. It returns to Senate to consider amendment that struck a section giving the AG power to sue to enforce the bill. #txlege Background: statesman.com/news/2…