TEXAS FIRST COALITION ENDORSED CANDIDATESACHIEVE VICTORY IN NINE RACES FOR STATE SENATE AND HOUSE
Just one year after its formation, the Texas First Coalition (TFC) supported a slate of pro-public education, pro-business candidates that went undefeated in nine races for Texas Senate and House – including upsetting well-funded incumbents like Senator Konni Burton and Representative Matt Rinaldi.
TFC was formed after business leaders statewide voiced concern over State Senators and Representatives that too often took orders from extremist campaign contributors at the expense of their constituents. In eight of the nine endorsements, TFC went head-to-head against candidates funded with hundreds of thousands of dollars from Empower Texans.
“The voters of Texas gave a clear directive to our state legislature – it’s time to stop taking orders from wealthy, anti-public school, anti-business extremists from outside of your district,” said Robert Seward, President of Texas First Coalition. “We hope these election results will spur the Texas Senate and House to focus more on making public education a priority because an educated workforce is the best way to attract new business and high paying jobs to Texas.”
“The success of the Texas First Coalition should give hope to our teachers, small business owners and anyone else tired of the angry dogma promoted by special interests that seek to harm our public schools,” added Seward. “Voters took a stand on November 6 after being presented with honest information – instead of tired political rhetoric – about the damage imposed on our schools and economy by extreme policies financed by Empower Texans.”
Detailed below are the Texas First Coalition endorsements for the general election:
Texas Senate District 10Beverly Powell
Texas Senate District 16Nathan Johnson
Texas House District 4Keith Bell
Texas House District 8Cody Harris
Texas House District 62Reggie Smith
Texas House District 99Charlie Geren
Texas House District 107Victoria Neave
Texas House District 114John Turner
Texas House District 115Julie Johnson
About Texas First Coalition. Texas First Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to fueling business growth and encouraging renewed, sustained support of public education – the foundation of a vibrant, inspired workforce.