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Yeah grownups—Thanks for voting for great candidates!

Texas Parent PAC has its best General Election!

Forty-two candidates endorsed by Texas Parent PAC won their general elections on November 6. It was a very good night for public education in Texas! Congratulations to these candidates and their campaign teams.

Texas Parent PAC helped the winning candidates in many ways, including campaign coaching, mailers, calling services, promotion via email and digital advertising, and funding to pay for TV and radio advertising, signs, canvassing, campaign staff,  and more.

Thanks to all the generous Texas Parent PAC donors who made this possible!

Every election has unique drama, and the November 6 general election was no exception. For example:

Endorsed First-Time Candidate Winners

SD 10—Beverly Powell, D-Burleson Web Site 
SD 16—Nathan Johnson, D-Dallas Web Site 
HD 4—Keith Bell, R-Forney Web Site 
HD 8—Cody Harris, R-Palestine Web Site 
HD 46—Sheryl Cole, D-Austin Web Site 
HD 47—Vikki Goodwin, D-Austin Web Site 
HD 52—James Talarico, D-Round Rock Web Site 
HD 62—Reggie Smith, R-Van Alstyne Web Site
HD 105—Terry Meza, D-Irving Web Site 
HD 113—Rhetta Bowers, D-Garland Web Site 
HD 114—John Turner, D-Dallas Web Site 
HD 115—Julie Johnson, D-Addison Web Site 
HD 118—Leo Pacheco, D-San Antonio Web Site 
HD 121—Steve Allison, R-San Antonio Web Site 
HD 126—Sam Harless, R-Houston Web Site 
HD 136—John H Bucy III, D-Round Rock Web Site 

Endorsed Incumbents Re-Elected in the General Election

SD 31—Senator Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo Web Site
HD 3—Representative Cecil Bell, Jr., R-Magnolia Web Site
HD 10—Representative John Wray, R-Waxahachie Web Site 
HD 14—Representative John Raney, R-Bryan Web Site 
HD 16—Representative Will Metcalf, R-Conroe Web Site 
HD 17—Representative John Cyrier, R-Lockhart Web Site 
HD 18—Representative Ernest Bailes, R-Shepherd Web Site 
HD 24—Representative Greg Bonnen, R-Friendswood Web Site 
HD 33—Representative Justin Holland, R-Rockwall Web Site 
HD 34—Representative Abel Herrero, D-Robstown Web Site 
HD 41—Representative Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen Web Site 
HD 49—Representative Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin Web Site 
HD 57—Representative Trent Ashby, R-Lufkin Web Site 
HD 64—Representative Lynn Stucky, R-Denton Web Site 
HD 71—Representative Stan Lambert, R-Abilene Web Site 
HD 78—Representative Joe Moody, D-El Paso Web Site 
HD 88—Representative Ken King, R-Canadian Web Site 
HD 95—Representative Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth Web Site 
HD 99—Representative Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth Web Site 
HD 101—Representative Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie Web Site 
HD 117—Representative Philip Cortez, D-San Antonio Web Site 
HD 125—Representative Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio Web Site 
HD 127—Representative Dan Huberty, R-Houston Web Site 
HD 137—Representative Gene Wu, D-Houston Web Site
HD 144—Representative Mary Ann Perez, D-Houston Web Site 
HD 149—Representative Hubert Vo, D-Houston Web Site 

Heartfelt thanks to the other endorsed candidates who campaigned very hard but unfortunately did not win. All were seeking political office to make a positive difference. They are Texas House candidates Joanna Cattanach, Alex Karjeker, Neal Katz, Michael Shawn Kelly, Adam Milasincic, Lorena Perez McGill, Steve Riddell and Texas Senate candidates Steven Kling, Rita Lucido, Mark Phariss, Kendall Scudder, and Meg Walsh.

We are grateful to State Representative Linda Koop for her two terms serving in the Texas House. Her many contributions made Texas a better state, and she will be greatly missed.

This was the first election cycle that Texas Parent PAC endorsed candidates running for statewide office. While Mike Collier and Scott Milder (Republican primary) did not win their races for Lieutenant Governor and Justin Nelson for Attorney General, they made public education an important issue in the election and helped down-ballot candidates to win.

With Texas parents, grandparents, and public school supporters working together on campaigns, we can elect even more advocates for Texas children. Let's do it. It's the American way.