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Texas Parent PAC endorses Democrat Susan Motley of Irving for election as state representative in House District 105. This open seat includes parts of Irving and Grand Prairie, and public schools are a source of pride in every neighborhood in the district.

Motley is a public interest lawyer with Disability Rights Texas, a respected nonprofit organization that represents children and adults with disabilities, often at no cost to their clients.

"Susan Motley has a track record of strong legal representation for hardworking Texans from all walks of life, and as a legislator she will be an effective advocate for families, schoolchildren, and taxpayers," said Dinah Miller of Dallas, vice-chair of Texas Parent PAC. "Susan has spent her entire career fighting for underdogs and taking on the powerful, which is excellent preparation for public service in the Texas Legislature."

Motley grew up in Irving and graduated with honors from Nimitz High School. After graduating from college and the University of Texas School of Law, she returned to Grand Prairie and then Irving to begin a distinguished legal career and raise her four children.

Motley has served on the Irving Parks and Recreation Board and the Irving Advisory Committee on Disabilities. She also serves on the Dallas Bar Association’s Pro Bono Activities Committee and was the recipient of the 2013 Committee Chair of the Year award along with her co-chair. The Motley family lives near Northwest Park in Irving and attends Calvary Church.

School supporters are encouraged to visit Motley's web site to learn more about her candidacy. Early Voting is October 20-31, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 4.

Motley has two opponents in the election, Libertarian W. Carl Spiller and Republican Rodney Anderson. Anderson served one term in the Texas House, 2011-2012, and then he left the House and did not seek re-election. During his first and only session, Anderson voted to cut $5.4 billion from public school budgets. In the 2014 primary election in which he defeated incumbent Rep. Linda Harper Brown, two of Anderson's largest contributors were special interest PACs that seek to reduce funding for public schools and promote privatization of public education in Texas.

Texas Parent PAC was created by parents in 2005 with the goal of electing more state leaders who will consistently stand up for public education. The bipartisan organization has helped elect 39 members of the Texas Legislature who are currently serving, plus 7 more victors of the 2014 primary. More than 1,300 public school supporters have contributed to the PAC’s grassroots campaign efforts. The parent organization describes its endorsed candidates as “men and women of integrity, open and responsive to parents, actively involved in their communities, and committed to investing in public education to achieve economic prosperity in Texas.

Texas Parent PAC’s Endorsement Process

Texas Parent PAC has just completed a nine-month effort to evaluate General Election candidates, with about 50 PAC supporters involved in the research and interview process. The interviews with panelists were lengthy, with some lasting two hours and covering up to 60 questions. About 25 Republican and Democratic legislative candidates will be endorsed in the November 4 election, with endorsements announced individually around the state. The complete list will be posted on the PAC web site in October.

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We believe the men and women selected for endorsement by Texas Parent PAC are exceptional in their experience, wisdom, and leadership abilities. Some of the candidates are elected officials who are experienced in making decisions about public policy and budgeting, as well as sensitive to the needs of constituents. Candidates also include executives of small and large businesses, nonprofit executives, and recognized leaders in their communities, state, and nation. All will be strong advocates for public education in Austin.

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Texas Parent PAC is a bipartisan political action committee for parents, grandparents, parents-to-be, and anyone who supports high quality public education. Endorsed candidates reflect traditional American values that honor and support children and their families, quality public education, strong communities, unlimited opportunities, and maximum citizen participation in our democracy. All endorsed candidates support the Texas Parent PAC Guiding Principles. Texas Parent PAC has a track record of success, helping to elect 39 legislators who are currently serving.