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I have written earlier about the victorious effort of the Texas State Board of Education to restore the Founders’ intent and take leftwing myths out of history texts; I also have written briefly about Regent grad Cynthia Dunbar.  Several of the board seats were up for election last November 2 and the results are cautiously favorable. No conservative was defeated this election cycle but most results were inconclusive:

The best result was in District 1, where a incumbent Democrat, Rene Nunez, was defeated by a strong conservative GOP challenger, Carlos Charlie Garza.  Garza cites Ronald Reagan on his web page:

“If you serve a child a rotten hamburger in America, federal, state and local agencies will investigate you, summon you, close you down, whatever.  But if you provide a child with a rotten education, nothing happens, except that you’re liable to be given more money to do it with.”

President Ronald W. Reagan

Garza also says this about Hispanic Republicans:

Equal opportunity is a right and privilege. Texans should be able to start a business, run for office or chase a dream without the threat that government will punish success. Hispanic Republicans are successful leaders in their communities and in Texas politics. The Republican Party of Texas is the political party that can best help all citizens achieve their hopes and dreams.

Garza did not get the Harry Reid memo.

In District 5, staunch conservative Ken Mercer was re-elected.

In Cynthia Dunbar’s district, where she did not seek reelection, the Republican, Dr. Marsha Farley, was elected over the campaign of her Democrat opponent, Judy Jennings, who criticized the conservative board majority as “religious extremists” and “ultra-conservatives.”

In the other districts, Republicans Thomas Ratliff (Dist 9), George M. Clayton (Dist 12) and incumbent Bob Craig (Dist 15) were easily elected over minor party opposition.

This is great news but all the board will be up in 2012.  I’ll try to keep you informed!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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