Chances are you have never voted in a local election in Texas even you are registered to vote. Most times students say they do not vote in local elections because they have not had a chance to research the candidates.

1) PLease write a paragraph about 300 words according to the following information. It must contains the information from the link below.

Chances are you have never voted in a local election in Texas even you are registered to vote.  Most times students say they do not vote in local elections because they have not had a chance to research the candidates.  Well, this is your lucky day!  Choose a contest in which to compare two candidates for office.  Choose from the following political contests:

  1. City Council
  2. School Board

 

Your post should:

  1. Name of post should be the contest and the candidates you are comparing (example–  Mesquite ISD Board:  Garcia vs Lopez)
  2.  Total at least three paragraphs, of at least four sentences each.

1st paragraph:  Introduce the first candidate.  Provide his/her name, educational background, political party and age.  If the person has experience as an elected official, include that information.   Identify two (2) key issues in this candidate’s campaign platform that you care about and describe his/her position on the issues.

2nd paragraph:  Introduce the second candidate.  Provide his/her name, educational background, political party and age.  If the person has experience as an elected official, include that information.   Identify two (2) key issues in this candidate’s campaign platform that you care about and describe his/her position on the issues.

 

3rd paragraph:  Indicate who you would vote for and why if the election were held today.  What is it about your favored candidate that appeals to you?  Is there a particular that helped you decide to put your support behind him/her?

Texas Tribune Elections 2014 Page:  http://www.texastribune.org/tribpedia/2014-statewide-elections/

Ballotpedia Texas Executive Elections:  http://ballotpedia.org/Texas_state_executive_official_elections,_2014#tab=Candidates_by_office

Texas League of Women Voters Primary Run-Off Election Guide: http://www.lwvtexas.org/Voters%20Guide/2014PEVG/2014PEVG_Runoff.pdf

Texas League of Women Voters Primary Election Guide: http://www.lwvtexas.org/Voters%20Guide/2014PEVG/2014PEVG_English.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) please write a comment about 40 words for this.You must read and comment on at least one (1) other classmate’s posts.  Reply only to posts in which the contest  is different or at least one of the candidates compared is different.  Read your classmate’s post and indicate which candidate you would support and why based on what your classmate wrote.

Rockwall ISD Board:  Bailey vs. Watts

Jon Bailey, Republican, is 41 years old and has lived in Rockwall all his life.  He attended RISD from kindergarten through 12th grade.  After graduating in 1992, he attended Texas A&M University in Commerce where he received a BBA in Marketing.  He is the Director for Sales and Marketing for Trend HR in Rockwall.  He has served as a board member of Rockwall ISD Education Foundation, Rockwall ISD Community Ambassador, and as a Rockwall ISD Mentor to at risk children.  His wife is a 4th grade teacher in RISD and he has two children who also attend RISD elementary.  He would like to focus on strengthening and improving the current curriculum in math, science, fine arts, and technology.  It is important to him to stay within a balanced budget and he would like to look for ways to increase revenue without going to the taxpayers with a proposed tax hike.

Bill Watts, Republican, is 74 years old and has lived in Rockwall since 2003.  He received a teaching degree from University of Texas at El Paso, a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in Garland.  He is the General Manager of a roofing company.  He has experience as a school board member for the El Paso ISD.  He would like to see a return to a more traditional curriculum that focuses on phonics, reading, spelling, and grammar.  He would also like to find a way to allow there to be a librarian at every Rockwall ISD campus.

If the elections were held today, I would vote for Jon Bailey.  I feel that he has a vested interest in Rockwall ISD because his wife is a school teacher there and he has two children that are currently attending RISD.  Having grown up in the community all his life, he has more connections to and personal history with Rockwall.  He cares about the city, as evidenced by his involvement in the community. I also like the fact that he feels the curriculum needs to be improved in math, science, fine arts and technology as those are the areas that America as a whole falls behind in as compared to other countries. I feel that it would be in his own best interest to make the school system the best that it can be.

 

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