Young Conservatives of Texas Endorse Candidates for State Board of Education

Press Releases / April 4, 2012


April 4, 2012

Contact: Tony McDonald, Senior Vice Chairman
Mobile: (512) 923-6893
Email: [email protected]

Austin, TX—Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) announced today their endorsements of candidates in contested primary races for the Texas State Board of Education.

“The State Board of Education is a small but powerful elected body that controls how our schools are run and what students are expected to learn,” said Tony McDonald, YCT Senior Vice Chairman.  “These candidates—both conservative incumbents and principled challengers—can be trusted to ensure that schools are run more efficiently and that the curriculum reflects the common sense and traditional values of our state.”

YCT State Chairman Jeff Morris further emphasized the importance of vocal conservative members: “With the Texas Education Agency up for sunset review, we need members who will stand up for elected control of education. A lot of school administrators want unlimited access to the public purse, but, despite running so-called ‘public schools,’ they don’t want pesky voters insisting that their values be reflected in the curriculum.”

YCT’s endorsements in contested SBOE Republican Primaries are:

Member, District 2 – Veronica Anzaldua
Member, District 5 – Ken Mercer
Member, District 7 – David Bradley
Member, District 8 – Barbara Cargill
Member, District 9 – Randy Stevenson
Member, District 10 – Jeff Fleece
Member, District 12 – Gail Spurlock
Member, District 14 – Gail Lowe
Member, District 15 – Marty Rowley

Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) has been promoting conservatism at universities across the Lone Star State for over three decades. The state’s most active political youth organization, YCT is composed of hundreds of members and alumni who participate in the full spectrum of politics. YCT issues the most respected ratings of the Texas legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so without interruption over the past 19 legislative sessions. For an up-to-date list of all of YCT’s endorsements, please visit


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