Because of redistricting, all 15 seats on the Texas State Board of Education will be up for grabs in the November 2012 elections. The results of those elections will determine whether the religious right’s corrosive influence over public education will weaken or grow as the board considers what the next generation of public school students in Texas will learn about sex education, social studies, science and other subjects. We plan to publish on TFN Insider candidate announcements for a seat on the SBOE. We will publish announcements in no particular order, and their publication does not constitute any sort of endorsement by TFN. We will redact requests for contributions or mentions of fundraising events from the announcements, but we will provide links to the candidates’ websites (if available).
Dorothy Olmos, District 4, R-Houston
(Current District 4 Board Member: Lawrence Allen, D-Fresno)
Dorothy Olmos is running as the Republican candidate for the SBOE in District 4. According to her website, Olmos owns a small business and is a native of Houston.
As a native Houstonian of 51 yrs. in the East End Magnolia Park, near the turning basin of the Ship Channel, a business owner, a mother and a grandmother, I have shared vision, complied with commitments, and have upheld family values to my children and community. My dedication to my children, has led them to be successful individuals within society. Abel Bryan Salazar, succeeded in his military career as Chief Warrant Commissioner II. Meanwhile my other three children are pursuing College degrees in other fields of study.
Through years of Service and commitment to the community where I was raised, my family and I established leadership roles in the community. Let me begin with my mother, the late Mrs. Amalia G. Olmos; a park director, educator and community activist for women issues. My father, the late Adalberto B. Olmos, a dedicated grass root political strategist and former Pct chair for over 30 years, founder of many organizations and a retired City of Houston employee and business owner, led the community in political awareness, supported and empowered individuals into political offices. Both parents instilled their community service, their advocacy to their four daughters who have continued their parent’s efforts maintaining integrity and strong family values in the community.
Dorothy Olmos commits to high quality educational reforms and a common vision for SBOE that supports:
- Essential effective student learning through new innovative curriculum
- Meaningful engagement of parental and community stakeholders
- Access to resources of vocational and high technology that enhances student achievement
- Supports school vouchure program for all Texas students
Dorothy is a change agent who will diligently serve on the SBOE for our children’s education and to make Texas schools a choice school system.
We appreciate your vote. You will not be disappointed.