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

The 2014 primary election: How will affect education in San Antonio? | San Antonio Charter MomsThe 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.

U.S. Senate

Senator Cornyn at KIPP University Prep | San Antonio Charter Moms

U.S. Congress

Will Hurd #TX23 with BASIS San Antonio students | San Antonio Charter Moms

  • The winner of the runoff will face Democrat Pete Gallego (Alpine) in November. Here is Gallego’s official site and his campaign site.

Governor

Lieutenant Governor

Texas Senator Dan Patrick at IDEA Carver Academy to discuss charter school bill SB2 | San Antonio Charter Moms

  • David Dewhurst earned about 28 percent of the Republican vote. Here is Dewhurst’s official site as Lieutenant Governor, and his campaign site.
  • Leticia Van de Putte secured the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor. Here is her official site as State Senator for District 26 in San Antonio, and her campaign site. Van de Putte has bipartisan support in her home city: “Barrios breaks with party by backing Van de Putte”, Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, February 22, 2014 (Louis Barrios brought the food for the grand opening of Senator Donna Campbell’s San Antonio district office, as mentioned in this earlier post).

State Board of Education

  • District 2: Ruben Cortez Jr., from Brownsville, ran unopposed and has secured the Democratic nomination. Here is Cortez’s official page, his campaign site, and his Facebook page. No Republican is running in District 2.
  • District 3: Marisa B. Perez, from San Antonio, ran unopposed and will be the Democratic nominee. Here is Perez’s official site, her campaign site, and her Facebook page. Perez has worked hard to visit many schools in her district, including charter schools like Great Hearts Monte Vista, as seen in this earlier post. Perez will face Republican Dave Mundy (Gonzales) in November; here is Mundy’s campaign site and his Facebook page.

Marisa B. Perez, State Board of Education, District 3, at Great Hearts Monte Vista | San Antonio Charter Moms

For more information about the State Board of Education races, see “2014 Elections: Three Contested Primaries in Texas SBOE Elections”, Dan Quinn, TFN Insider, December 11, 2013, and “Candidates in Two Texas State Board of Education Primary Contests Head to Runoffs”, Dan Quinn, TFN Insider, March 5, 2013.

Texas Senate

Inga Cotton, blogger at San Antonio Charter moms, with Texas Senator Donna Campbell at the grand opening of her district office in San Antonio | San Antonio Charter Moms

  • Daniel C. Boone (Canyon Lake) is the Democratic nominee in District 25; here is Boone’s campaign site.

Texas House

  • District 31: Democrat Ryan Guillen (Atascosa) is running unopposed; here is his official site and his campaign site.
  • District 44: Republican John Kuempel (Seguin) will face Democrat Robert Bohmfalk in November. Here is Kuempel’s official site and his campaign site.
  • District 53: Republicans Andrew Murr (Junction) and Rob Hennecke (Kerrville) will compete in the May runoff for the seat vacated when Harvey Hilderbran ran for Texas Comptroller. (Hilderbran earned 26 percent to Glenn Hegar‘s nearly 50 percent; Hilderbran withdrew from the race rather than force a runoff. “Hilderbran Drops Out of Comptroller Runoff”, John Reynolds, Texas Tribune, March 7, 2014.) No Democrat is running in District 53.
  • District 73: Republican Doug Miller (New Braunfels) is running unopposed; here is his official site and his campaign site.
  • District 116: Democrat Trey Martinez Fischer (San Antonio) is running unopposed; here is his official site and his campaign site. Fischer spoke at the dedication ceremony for BASIS San Antonio, as described in this earlier post.

Trey Martinez Fischer, State Representative, District 116 | San Antonio Charter Moms

  • District 117: Philip Cortez (San Antonio) is the Democratic nominee; here is his official site and his campaign site. In November, he will face Republican Rick Galindo (San Antonio), who won the primary with a large margin over John V. Garza.
  • District 118: Democrat Joe Farias D (San Antonio) is running unopposed; here is his official site and his campaign site.
  • District 119: Democrat Roland Gutierrez (San Antonio) is running unopposed; here is his official site and campaign site. Here is an earlier post about Gutierrez’s proposal for a study of school district consolidation.
  • District 120: Democrat Ruth Jones McClendon (San Antonio) is running unopposed; here is her official site and campaign site.
  • District 121: Republican Joe Straus (San Antonio) won the primary with a large margin over Matt Beebe. Here is Straus’s official site and his campaign site. No Democrat is running in District 121.
  • District 122: Republican Lyle Larson (San Antonio) is running unopposed; here is his official site and his campaign site.
  • District 123: Democrat Mike Villarreal (San Antonio) is running unopposed; here is his official site and his campaign site.
  • District 124: Democrat José Menéndez (San Antonio) is running unopposed; here is his official site. Menéndez attended the dedication ceremony for BASIS San Antonio (earlier post).
  • District 125: Democrat Justin Rodriguez (San Antonio) is running unopposed; here is his official site and his campaign site.

Bexar County Judge

Bexar County Commissioner

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