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Texas Parent PAC helps elect 8 new state representatives!

 

In the 2014 primary, general, and special elections, Texas Parent PAC helped to elect 8 new members of the Texas Legislature. With these victories, there will be 39 state legislators serving in 2015 who were elected—and re-elected—with the endorsement and financial support of Texas Parent PAC. The PAC was formed in 2005 and has been involved in five election cycles.

These election victories will make a big difference for Texas schoolchildren and their families, as the winning candidates are strong supporters of public education.

Texas Parent PAC helped candidates in many ways, including campaign coaching, endorsement news releases, promotion via email and social media, volunteer recruitment, mailings, signs, phone call services, and financial contributions. Thanks to generous Texas Parent PAC donors who made this possible!

A summary of the results is below, and complete election returns are at the Texas Tribune and Secretary of State web site.

2014 General Election Winners Endorsed by Texas Parent PAC

New Legislators

H.D. 1: Gary VanDeaver, R-New Boston, winning the primary with 54.34% of the vote and was unopposed in the general election. Web Site 

HD 10: John Wray, R-Waxahachie, winning the primary with 52.9% of the vote and was unopposed in the general election. Web Site

HD 16: Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, winning the primary with 62.08% of the vote and the general election with 83.79%. Web Site

H.D. 21: Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, winning the primary with 59.9% of the vote and the general election with 74.38%. Web Site

H.D. 50: Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, winning the special election runoff with 59.64% of the vote and the general election with 58.67%. Web Site

HD 58: DeWayne Burns, R-Cleburne, winning the primary with 52.67% of the vote and the general election with 80.44%. Web Site

HD 76: César Blanco, D-El Paso, winning the primary with 68.07% of the vote and the general election with 87.08%. Web Site

HD 102: Linda Koop, R-Dallas, winning the primary with 59.83% of the vote and the general election with 62.49%. Web Site

Incumbents in Contested Races Who Texas Parent PAC Helped Elect as First-Time Candidates 2006-2014

H.D. 3: Rep. Cecil Bell, R-Magnolia, winning the general election with 90.99% of the vote. Web Site

H.D. 41:  Rep. Bobby Guerra, D-Mission, winning the general election with 57.46% of the vote. Web Site

H.D. 48:  Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, winning the general election with 78.09% of the vote. Web Site

H.D. 87:  Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo, winning the general election with 84.34% of the vote. Web Site

H.D. 88:  Rep. Ken King, R-Canadian, winning the general election with 93.18% of the vote. Web Site

H.D. 95:  Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth, winning the general election with 75.77% of the vote. Web Site

H.D. 101: Rep. Chris Turner, D-Arlington, winning the general election with 84.57% of the vote. Web Site

H.D. 122: Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, winning the general election with 85.01% of the vote. Web Site

H.D. 125: Rep. Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, winning the general election with 76.91% of the vote. Web Site

H.D. 137: Rep. Gene Wu, D-Houston, winning the general election with 57.87% of the vote. Web Site

H.D. 149: Rep. Hubert Vo, D-Houston, winning the general election with 54.88% of the vote. Web Site

State Board of Education

SBOE 11: Pat Hardy, R-Fort Worth, winning the primary runoff with 58.7% of the vote and the general election with 65.1%. Web Site

Thanks to the other endorsed legislative candidates who campaigned very hard in the general election but unfortunately did not win. They were seeking political office to make a positive difference. Cole Ballweg, Susan Criss, Susan Motley, Libby Willis and their teams put forth great effort in their campaigns for open legislative seats. 

Heartfelt thanks to State Representatives Philip Cortez and Mary Ann Perez, who each served one term and made many contributions that make Texas a better state.

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