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.

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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). Steve Salyer, District 5, R-Universal City (Current District 5 Board Member: Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio) Judson Independent School District trustee Steve Salyer, R-Universal City, on Sept. 6 announced  on his website — — his intention to run for the SBOE out of District 5. Four Key Campaign Promises 1. Produce a plan to develop a technologically educated work force for Texas and a global marketplace. 2.…… Read More