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2012 Texas SBOE Election Results

TEA LogoWell, it's been a week since election day. I meant to get to this post sooner, but real life got in the way.

As I've said before, it's really no secret which political direction this part of Texas leans. If you're interested, here are the 2012 Election Results for Wichita County, Texas. In every race but one where a Republican ran, the Republican got the majority of the votes. The sole exception was Democratic incumbent, Barry Mahler, winning reelection for County Commissioner Precinct 3.

I wasn't particularly surprised by these results, but I was especially disappointed in the school board race. I wrote about the school board race before the election in the entry, 2012 Texas SBOE Elections, so you can see exactly why I'm so disappointed that Marty Rowley won. But what about the rest of the state? What does the makeup of the board look like now? Are we in for more shenanigans?

You can follow links from that previous entry to get more information on each of the new school board members, but here's a quick summary.

District Board Member Position
1 Martha Dominguez, D-El Paso Reasonable
2 Ruben Cortez, D-Brownsville Reasonable
3 Marisa Perez, D-San Antonio Reasonable
4 Lawrence Allen, D-Fresno Reasonable
5 Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio Extremist
6 Donna Bahorich, R-Houston Probably Extremist
7 David Bradley, R-Beaumont Extremist
8 Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands Extremist
9 Thomas Ratliff, R-Mount Pleasant Reasonable
10 Tom Maynard, R-Florence Probably Extremist
11 Pat Hardy, R-Fort Worth Reasonable
12 Geraldine "Tincy" Miller, R-Dallas Reasonable
13 Mavis Knight, D-Dallas Reasonable
14 Sue Melton, R-Waco Reasonable
15 Marty Rowley, R-Amarillo Extremist

So, we have 9 reasonable members out of 15. That's enough to keep the extremist bloc from pulling the types of stunts they've pulled before. It's better than what it was a few years ago, but still disheartening that so many extremists can get elected.

More info: TFN Insider - Another Big Setback for the Far Right on Texas State Board of Education


I did my part, but it wasn't enough. I talked to everyone I knew that was voting, that isn't crazy.

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