SBOE Candidate Gets Far-Right Endorsements


Five of the Texas State Board of Education‘s far-right bloc have endorsed Marty Rowley of Amarillo in the Republican primary for the District 15 state board seat. Rowley’s campaign blog says board Chair Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands; former chair Gail Lowe, R-Lampasas; Charlie Garza, R-El Paso; Terri Leo, R-Spring; and Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio have “unanimously” endorsed him. We don’t know what he means by “unanimous”: a sixth member of the board’s far-right bloc, David Bradley, R-Beaumont Buna, is not on the list of endorsers. (All of the board’s far-right members except Leo are seeking re-election this year.)

Rowley is seeking the board seat currently held by Bob Craig, R-Lubbock, who is not seeking re-election. Anette Carlisle, president of the Amarillo Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, is also running for the Republican nomination for that seat. Steven Schafersman of Midland is the lone Democrat running for the seat.

The Texas Freedom Network’s SBOE Election Watch page includes more information about the board elections and candidates.

(Thanks to TFN Insider reader abb3w for the heads-up.)

3 Responses to “SBOE Candidate Gets Far-Right Endorsements”

  1. Ben Says:

    The denialism going on over at Marty’s blog is painful to read.

  2. abb3w Says:

    The main “denialism” piece at the blog would be here. I haven’t had time to dissect the folly among the comments, but the main piece shows Marty Rowley is clearly in the “just a theory” and “teach the controversy” camps.

    Incidentally, this entry probably also ought to be filed in the “Marty Rowley” category also, as well as linked to it.

  3. Ben Says:

    Couple of people from here are refuting the nonsense over there. Good work.

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