2022 Midterm Elections Page: What you need to know
The goal of this page is to be a one stop shop for all necessary information needed to prepare voters for the upcoming midterm election. Below are descriptions of candidates running for different races in [...] The post 2022 Midterm Elections Page: What you need to know appeared first on Dallas Examiner.
The goal of this page is to be a one stop shop for all necessary information needed to prepare voters for the upcoming midterm election. Below are descriptions of candidates running for different races in Dallas County area as well as state and national congressional offices.
U.S. Representative District 30
Jasmine Crockett (D)
Rep. Jasmine Crockett is a civil rights attorney elected to the Texas House in 2020. She made her mark in the legislature focusing on civil right and criminal justice reform issues and was one of the founding members of the Texas Progressive Caucus.
Crockett earned her BA in Business Administration from Rhodes College, and her JD from University of Houston. She is licensed to practice law in Texas, Arkansas and Federal Courts. She is the past Bowie County Democratic Party Chair, holds various leadership positions within the legal community, former board member of the Dallas County Metrocare Services and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
James Rodgers (R)
Dr. James Rodgers earned degrees from Baylor University. His career experience includes owning a business and working as a recruiter for a Christian nonprofit and as a consultant.
Rodgers is running on a platform that champions competition with an education marketplace, economic equality with Opportunity Zones, a Second Step Act for the GOP to transform approaches to law and drug enforcement, and by fiercely defending the civil liberties protected in the Constitution.
Phil Gray (L)
Phil Gray’s career experience includes owning a business and working as a property manager. Gray has been affiliated with the AARP, LULAC, and the Urban League.
Zachariah Manning (I)
Debbie Walker (I) (Write-in)
U.S. Representative District 32
Colin Allred (D)
Rep. Colin Allred represented Texas’ 32nd Congressional District since 2018 and is running for re-election to the U.S. House seat.
Allred graduated from Hillcrest High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a J.D. from the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
Before being elected to Congress, Allred played football in the National Football League for the Tennessee Titans. After leaving the NFL, he earned a law degree and began practicing law as an attorney at Perkins Coie law firm. He then worked in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration.
Antonio Swad (R)
Antonio Swad was born in Canton, Ohio. His career experience includes founding Pizza Patron and Wingstop Restaurants Inc. and working as their CEO, and as the CEO of Latin Life Inc.
Swad lists the three key messages of his campaign as preserving the American Dream, reducing government overreach and taking power way from the federal government and returning it to the states.
Texas Attorney General
Ken Paxton (R)
Ken Paxton is the Attorney General of Texas and is running for re-election. He assumed office in 2015 and his current term ends on Jan. 17, 2023.
Paxton has also served in the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 70 from 2003 to 2013. He was a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 8 from 2013 to 2015. Paxton did not seek re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2014, instead opting to run for attorney general of Texas.
Paxton was an at-large delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention from Texas. Paxton was one of 104 delegates from Texas bound by state party rules to support Ted Cruz at the convention.
Paxton’s professional experience includes working as an attorney. He has worked for Strasburger and Price, L.L.P. He has also been a management consultant with Arthur Andersen and in-house legal counsel for J.C. Penney Company Inc. He earned a B.A. and M.B.A. from Baylor University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School
Paxton has been a member of the Allen Chamber of Commerce, Centennial Medical Center Board, Collin County Bar Association, Dallas Estate Planning Council, Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Marketplace Ministries Board of Directors, McKinney Chamber of Commerce, McKinney Rotary and Stonebriar Community Church.
Rochelle Garza (D)
Rochelle Garza earned a bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies from Brown University in 2007, a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2013, and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2015.
Her career experience includes working as a staff attorney with ACLU of Texas and a managing attorney with Garza and Garza Law PLLC. Garza is active on county and state-wide boards, including Jane’s Due Process, the State Bar of Texas’ Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality Committee and the Cameron County Bar Association.
At the local level, she served as a board member of the Moody Clinic, a rehabilitation services provider for children with disabilities, was a member of the Sombrero Festival’s Marketing Committee, an organization that hosts a celebration of the binational relationship between Brownsville and Matamoros during Charro Days and was the Chair of the Ethics Advisory Commission for the City of Brownsville. Garza also ran for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas’ 34th Congressional District.
Mark Ash (L)
Mark Ash’s career experience includes working as an attorney with Mark Ash & Associates, PC.
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