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SBOE Member Clayton Not Seeking Re-election

February 28, 2012

Yesterday Texas State Board of Education member George Clayton, R-Richardson, unexpectedly announced that he will not seek re-election to his seat. Clayton said he will instead seek election to the Texas House of Representatives.

Clayton won a surprise victory over longtime incumbent Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, R-Dallas, in the 2010 Republican primary for the District 12 state board seat. Religious-righters on and off the board have been critical of Clayton, who has generally voted with the board’s mainstream Republican bloc. Clayton publicly acknowledged last fall that he is gay after far-right groups like Golden Corridor Republican Women promoted a whisper campaign targeting his private life.

Clayton’s decision not to seek re-election leaves three Republicans — Miller, Pam Little of Fairview, and Gail Spurlock of Richardson — and Democrat Lois Parrott of Dallas in the race for the District 12 board seat.

Check out TFN’s SBOE election watch page for more information on candidates and board districts in the 2012 elections.

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More Texas SBOE Candidate Filings

December 16, 2011

We’ve seen a flurry of additional candidate filings for Texas State Board of Education races over the last few days. We don’t yet have announcements or campaign websites for all of these candidates, but we wanted to list their names here. We have included other candidates who filed earlier but for whom we also don’t yet have formal announcements. You can find posts about those other SBOE candidates here.

TFN’s SBOE election watch page includes a full listing of candidates who have filed, including (when available) links to their campaign websites: tfn.org/SBOE2012. (If you have information about a candidate’s announcement and/or campaign website, please click here to let us know.)

The candidate filing period ends on Monday.

SBOE District 1
Carlos “Charlie” Garza, R-El Paso (incumbent)
Andres Muro, D-El Paso

SBOE District 2 (Current board member: Mary Helen Berlanga, D-Corpus Christi; not seeking re-election)
Veronica Anzaldua, R-McAllen
Trinita Graham Coretta, D-Corpus Christi
Ruben Cortez Jr., D-Brownsville
Celeste Zepeda Sanchez, D-San Benito

SBOE District 4
Lawrence Allen Jr., D-Fresno (incumbent)

SBOE District 5 (Current board member: Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio)
Rebecca Bell-Metereau, D-San Marcos

SBOE District 6 (Current board member: Terri Leo, R-Spring; not seeking re-election)
David Scott, D-Houston
Traci Jensen, D-Houston

SBOE District 7 (Current board member: David Bradley, R-BeaumontBuna)
Dexter Smith, D-Friendswood [Update: Smith is now filed as a candidate in District 8; that seat is held by Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands.)

SBOE District 10 (Current board member: Marsha Farney, R-Georgetown; not seeking re-election)
Tom Maynard, R-Florence

SBOE District 12 (Current board member: George Clayton, R-Richardson)
Lois Parrott, D-Richardson

SBOE District 13
Mavis Knight, D-Dallas (incumbent)

SBOE District 14
Gail Lowe, R-Lampasas (incumbent)