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).

Click here to go to TFN’s SBOE Election HQ, with in-depth information about state board districts, elections and candidates this year. Larry E. Garza, District 2, D-Kingsville (Current District 2 Board Member: Mary Helen Berlanga, D-Corpus Christi)

Larry Garza, a trustee in the Kingsville Independent School District, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for the District 2 SBOE seat. Current District 2 member Mary… Read More