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