There are a couple of races that this blogger will keep an eye on and both are in the ‘burbs. Educator Amy Perez is running for Texas House District 150 with the intent to end the political career of Debbie Riddle, while Luis Lopez is running for the open seat for Texas House District 132.
Amy Perez, a highly recognized educator, has assembled quite a campaign team for her race for HD 150 and has earned some media attention during the last couple of weeks, including in the paper that probably lands on Debbie Riddle’s yard. She has begun to make the rounds all over District 150 and is getting even more attention on Facebook.
Equally active is the candidate for HD-132, Luis Lopez, who has quickly amassed over 700 “likes” on Facebook, outdoing three of the Tea Party candidates, and on the heels of another. The accountant from Katy has also assembled a campaign team which has hit the ground running and has been making the rounds.
Both teams are running impressive grassroots campaigns and need all the help they can get from inside and outside of the district. Debbie Riddle is quickly wearing out her welcome in her district as she continues to attack poor children and public education, while HD-132 provides an opportunity for change as an open seat. As the suburbs become more diverse, there is a need for representatives who recognize that diversity and will be representative of that diversity, especially on issues of education, public safety, and economic development.
Follow their campaigns on Facebook for the latest. Best of luck to Amy and Luis.