May 2014 runoff primary election and the impact on education in San Antonio

The results are in from the May 2014 runoff primary election. How will these results impact education in San Antonio, Bexar County, and Texas? What can we expect at the general election on November 4, 2014? U.S. Congress Will Hurd defeated Francisco “Quico”… Continue Reading

March 2014 primary election: How will it affect education in San Antonio?

The results are (mostly) in from the March 2014 primary election. Here is a summary of races that may impact education policy in Texas, Bexar County, and San Antonio. Several races are headed for a runoff election on May 27, 2014.… Continue Reading

Talking about education with Will Hurd, candidate for US Congress District 23

Last month, Will Hurd, who is running for Congress in District 23 (which includes western Bexar County and miles and miles of West Texas), met students from BASIS San Antonio at Choose to Succeed‘s quarterly convening of charter school leaders and community members. He was… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: Judson ISD

Four seats on the Judson ISD School Board are on the May 11 ballot; three races are contested. UPDATE: “Judson voters to decide board, bond elections”, Lindsay Kastner, San Antonio Express-News, April 7, 2013; “Quality of school board candidates lacking in Judson”, San… Continue Reading

Selected runoff primary election results

The results are in from yesterday’s runoff primary election. Here are the races we’ve been following: Texas Senate District 25:  Donna Campbell defeated incumbent Jeff Wentworth in the Republican runoff. “Campbell upsets Wentworth for Texas Senate”, John W. Gonzalez, San Antonio Express-News,… Continue Reading

State Board of Education primary runoffs (election tomorrow — July 31)

What effect will the 2012 elections have on the textbook wars? The size of the social conservative block will probably be decided during tomorrow’s runoff primary. “3 runoffs set in Texas Board of Education races”, Jamie Stengle, Austin American-Statesman, July 25,… Continue Reading

Runoff primary election early voting starts Monday, July 23

The runoff primary election is July 31, but early voting starts Monday, July 23. Here are some races that may impact education: Texas Senate District 25: Republican runoff between Jeff Wentworth (the incumbent) and Donna Campbell Texas House District 117:… Continue Reading

Potential Texas Education Commissioner appointees

Time for even more rumors about the next Texas Education Commissioner. “Speculation rises about next Texas education commissioner”, Shirley Jinkins, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 6, 2012. The latest short list: Rob Eissler, recently Texas State Representative for District 15 (The Woodlands) and chair… Continue Reading

Early results for primary election 2012 — State Board of Education races

Early returns for the primary election are posted on the Bexar County website: State Board of Education, District 3, Democratic primary: Marisa B. Perez (8,908) is leading incumbent Michael Soto (5,702) State Board of Education, District 5, Republican primary: incumbent Ken Mercer (13,829) is… Continue Reading