I AM PRO SCHOOL! 

The general election is tomorrow and if you haven’t already, I implore you to go vote. As regular readers know, though I have always abhorred the use of candidate litmus tests, this year I adopted one. For now and the immediate future, a candidate’s stance and actions as they relate to public education and public education funding are the critical factors in determining who receives my vote.  At the request of a number of readers, I will again share my PRO SCHOOL formula:

  • Cut education funds – I vote for your opponent
  • Don’t fund education – I vote for your opponent
  • Unfunded education mandate – I vote for your opponent
  • Increase school accountability without increasing education support – I vote for your opponent
  • Devalue educators – I vote for your opponent

With this being the case, I submit to you the list of candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives, Texas Senate and Texas House, who as members of the Texas Legislature orchestrated and supported the gutting of public education funding in 2011.

Whether this information enters into your decision-making or not, as a reasonable, thinking LYSer, make sure you get out and VOTE. 

Running for the Texas Senate – Voted For Slashed Education Budgets (as either a State Senator or State Representative)

Name Party Running For
Brian Birdwell Republican Texas Senate
John Carona Republican Texas Senate
Bob Deuell Republican Texas Senate
Robert L. Duncan Republican Texas Senate
Kevin Eltife Republican Texas Senate
Craig Estes Republican Texas Senate
Troy Fraser Republican Texas Senate
Kelly Hancock  Republican Texas Senate
Glenn Hegar Republican Texas Senate
Joan Huffman Republican Texas Senate
Jane Nelson Republican Texas Senate
Robert Nichols Republican Texas Senate
Dan Patrick Republican Texas Senate
Ken Paxton  Jr. Republican Texas Senate
Charles Schwertner Republican Texas Senate
Keli Seliger Republican Texas Senate
Mark M. Shelton  Republican Texas Senate
Larry Taylor  Republican Texas Senate
Raul Torres  Republican Texas Senate
Tommy Williams Republican Texas Senate
Juan Hinojosa Democrat Texas Senate
Royce West Democrat Texas Senate

Running for the Texas House – Voted for Slashed Education Budgets (as a Texas House Member)

Name Party Running For
Allan  B.  Ritter  Republican Texas House
Allen  Fletcher                      Republican Texas House
Angie Chen  Button  Republican Texas House
Brandon  Creighton  Republican Texas House
Bryan  Hughes  Republican Texas House
Byron  Cook  Republican Texas House
Charles  ‘Doc’  Anderson  Republican Texas House
Charles  Lee  Perry  Republican Texas House
Charlie  L.  Geren  Republican Texas House
Connie  Scott  Republican Texas House
Dan  Flynn  Republican Texas House
Daniel  G.  ‘Dan’  Huberty  Republican Texas House
Daniel  H.  ‘Dan’  Branch  Republican Texas House
Diane  Patrick  Republican Texas House
Doug  Miller  Republican Texas House
Drew  Darby  Republican Texas House
Gary  Elkins  Republican Texas House
George Edward  Lavender  Republican Texas House
Harvey  Hilderbran  Republican Texas House
Jason  Isaac  Republican Texas House
Jim  Murphy                        Republican Texas House
Jim  Pitts  Republican Texas House
Jimmie Don  ‘JD’  Aycock  Republican Texas House
Jodie  Anne  Laubenberg  Republican Texas House
John  C.  Otto  Republican Texas House
John  E.  Davis  Republican Texas House
John  L.  Kuempel  Republican Texas House
John  M.  Frullo  Republican Texas House
John  T.  Smithee  Republican Texas House
John  V.  Garza  Republican Texas House
John  Zerwas  Republican Texas House
Kenneth  Sheets  Republican Texas House
Lance  Gooden  Republican Texas House
Larry  Gonzales  Republican Texas House
Larry  Phillips  Republican Texas House
Linda  Harper-Brown  Republican Texas House
Lois  W.  Kolkhorst  Republican Texas House
Lyle  T.  Larson                   Republican Texas House
Myra  Crownover  Republican Texas House
Paul  D.  Workman  Republican Texas House
Phil  S.  King  Republican Texas House
Ralph  Sheffield  Republican Texas House
Rob  Orr  Republican Texas House
Sarah  Davis                         Republican Texas House
Tan  Parker  Republican Texas House
Thomas  R.  ‘Tom’  Craddick  Republican Texas House
Tim  Kleinschmidt  Republican Texas House
Tryon  D.  Lewis  Republican Texas House
Walter T. “Four” Price  IV Republican Texas House
Wayne  Smith                       Republican Texas House
William  ‘Bill’  Zedler  Republican Texas House
William  A.  ‘Bill’  Callegari  Republican Texas House

Running for U.S. Congress – Voted for Slashed Education Budgets (as a member of the Texas House)

Name Party Running For
Randy Weber  Republican US Congress

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