Texas Education Board Incumbent’s Campaign Video Focuses on the Culture Wars

Nearly all of the candidates for Districts 4, 6, 7 and 8 on the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) have accepted offers to post videos touting their qualifications and campaigns on Houston television station KHOU’s website. Most of the Southeast Texas candidates focused their appeals on education, such as issues involving the quality of curriculum standards and standardized testing. But in yet another shot in the culture wars that have dominated the state board’s work in recent years, District 8 incumbent (and current board chair) Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands, seems to think voters are particularly interested in knowing that she’s against gays, Muslims and abortion. (Scroll down for links to other SBOE candidate videos.)

Click here for KHOU’s page with links to all of the Southeast Texas SBOE candidate videos. Specific links for each candidate are also below:

District 4:
Lawrence Allen, D-Fresno
Dorothy Olmos, R-Houston (no video yet)

District 6:
Donna Bahorich, R-Houston
Gene Clark, L-Harris County
Traci Jensen, D-Houston
Patty Quintana-Nilsson, D-Houston
David Scott, D-Houston

District 7:
Rita Ashley, R-Beaumont
David Bradley, R-Beaumont Buna (no video yet)
Matthew Petre, L (information on hometown unavailable)

District 8:
Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands
Linda Ellis, R-The Woodlands
Dexter Smith, D-Friendswood
Rick Soliz, D-Humble (no video yet)

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4 thoughts on “Texas Education Board Incumbent’s Campaign Video Focuses on the Culture Wars

  1. I’m sure she meant “academic rigor,” but it came out as “academic rigger.”

    Am I the only one who noticed that?

    1. Charles: I suspect that you are one of few who noticed the “rigor/rigger.” I did not. Perhaps she’s from family of independent loggers ??

  2. Clearly, Cargill is an academic rigger. She want’s to rig education to promote her personal sociopathic beliefs.

    I think she is very dangerous because she represents herself and not the citizens of Texas, much less the school children.

  3. Wish us luck up here in SBOE Dist. 10. There are a couple of good candidates (J. Jenkens & R. Osborne) and several “riggers.”