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Category Archives for Rita Ashley
One of the most divisive members of the Texas State Board of Education‘s far-right faction survived a tough re-election fight in his Republican primary on Tuesday. Candidates in the two other contested primary races for seats on state board are headed to May 27 runoffs. Incumbent David Bradley, R-Beaumont Buna, defeated challenger Rita Ashley of […]
You might think that all of the candidates seeking election to the body that oversees the public education system in Texas would actually support public education. But candidate answers in a religious-right groupâ€™s voter guide this month suggest you would be wrong. At least three Republican candidates — including one incumbent — in this yearâ€™s […]
With just a month go before the March 4 primary elections, challenger Rita Ashley is outspending — by far — incumbent David Bradley in the Republican primary race for the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) District 7 seat in Southeast Texas. Ashley lost to Bradley in the 2012 GOP primary. She is a former […]
New campaign finance reports show that one of the most prominent members of the Texas State Board of Education‘s far-right faction is being heavily outspent in his bid for re-election to the board seat he has held since 1996. District 7 incumbent David Bradley, R-Beaumont Buna, reported spending just under $15,000 in the period from […]
In the 1990s, San Antonio businessman James Leininger — the religious rightâ€™s sugar daddy in Texas — poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into State Board of Education (SBOE) races. That money helped hard-right social conservatives build a multi-year campaign to take control of the board — and turned subsequent board debates over textbooks and […]
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 rightâ€™s corrosive influence over public education will weaken or grow as the board considers what the next generation of public school students […]