Texas Democratic Party Chairman Hinojosa Endorses Local Candidates

Austin, TX-- Today, Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa will issue personal endorsements for the May 6th elections.

Meet Chairman Hinojosa’s endorsed candidates:

Lori Kirkpatrick, Dallas ISD District 2
Lori works as a physician assistant at Parkland Hospital and provides care to Dallas County underserved, including DISD-served special needs children through the Youth & Family Campus Clinics. As a staunch advocate for neighborhood schools, she cannot sit by and watch the push to disintegrate the public school system, so she’s taking a stand to fight for her family and yours.

Marvin Sutton, Arlington City Council District 3
Marvin earned a B.S. Degree in Accounting with honors from UT Arlington, and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. He served our country honorably for eight years in the U.S. Air Force. Marvin wants to bring community-focused leadership to the Arlington City Council. He’s ready to serve and ready to lead with a focus that aggressively embraces solutions in public safety, transportation, economic, and environmental wellbeing.

Nancy Wurzman, Collin County Community College Place 2
Nancy has lived in Collin County for over 30 years, and has built her reputation in the community as a businesswoman, risk manager, attorney and mother of three kids. She supports using cutting-edge technologies as a way to cost-effectively stretch resources without sacrificing the quality of programs or faculty.

Patricia Anthony, Garland City Council District 3
Patricia’s educational achievements include a Master’s in Counseling & Guidance from Texas A&M University, Commerce; and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from UT Tyler. She believes in the philosophy of “Servant Leadership,” directing her energy primarily towards the growth and well-being of others and the communities to which they belong.

Heather Jefts, Cedar Park City Council Place 5
Heather is a long-time Cedar Park resident, athlete, mom, wife, swim coach, and PTA volunteer. She stays involved because she cares deeply about the city she calls home. She wants to work to keep her city great now and even better in the future.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Your vote for city council or school board is just as important as your vote for the President of the United States. Progressives community leaders all across the state are are stepping up and fighting for the fair shot each Texan deserves. It’s clear that Trump Republicans are failing Texans; they have gutted funding for neighborhood schools, refused to face their constituents, put up barriers to vote, and made it harder to get a job in Texas’ declining economy.

“Now more than ever, we need people in elected office who will fight for middle-income and working families. That’s why we’re so proud of all of our Democrats running locally and pushing real solutions to the everyday challenges facing working Texans and their children, and fighting back against the Trump agenda.”


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