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Percent of Empower Texans’ local Metroplex-area endorsed candidates who have won in the last three years.

Many of the statewide associations, PACs and grassroots groups that we follow typically do not expend much energy or resources on local politics. One exception is Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, which has endorsed more than five dozen candidates for municipal, school board, higher education and water district offices in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex since 2014.

2016 Local Endorsements

Victoria Farrar-Myers for Arlington council– won (73% of the vote)
Randy Schackmann for Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD trustee* – won (30%)
Richard Newton for Colleyville Mayor – won (62%)
Tammy Nakamura for Colleyville council – won (62%)
Bobby Lindamood for Colleyville council – won (62%)
Dorothy Zimmermann for Dallas Co. CCD trustee – won runoff (57%)
Dustin Marshall for Dallas ISD trustee – won runoff (50%)
Sara Bagheri for Denton council – won (51%)
Steve Noskin for Frisco ISD trustee – won (39%)

Kelly Canon for Arlington council – lost (31%)
Pankaj Jain for Coppell ISD trustee – lost (23%)
Richard Morgan for Dallas Co. CCD trustee – lost (30%)
Brad Underwood for Dallas Co. CCD trustee – lost (29%)
Marikay Dewberry for DeSoto council – lost (45%)
Eric Hall for Frisco council – lost (16%)
Cindy Asche for Frisco council – lost runoff (44%)
Daniel Jaworski for Highland Village council – lost (35%)
Loren Byers for Irving council – lost (41%)
Tom Spink for Irving council – lost (38%)
Lee Mosty for Irving ISD trustee – lost (36%)
Kristi Kittle for Keller ISD trustee – lost (40%)
Doug Phillips for Rowlett council – lost (41%)
Russell Clements for Watauga council – lost (36%)

* Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD elects trustees by giving each voter as many votes as there are open positions. In this election, each voter had three votes, which he or she could give to any one, two or three candidates on the ballot. The top three vote-getters won places on the board of trustees.

2015 Local Endorsements

William Heidemann for Corinth Mayor – won (55% of the vote)
Itamar Gelbman for Flower Mound council – won (58%)
Armin Mizani for Keller council – won (52%)
Chuck Branch for McKinney council – won runoff (52%)
Rainey Rogers for McKinney council – won (51%)
Tracy Rath for McKinney council – won runoff (60%)
Ron Kelley for Plano council – won (52%)
Tom Harrison for Plano council – won (57%)
Yoram Solomon for Plano ISD trustee – won (41%)
Diane Culver for Wylie council – won (68%)

Bobby Lindamood for Colleyville council – lost (48%)
Elizabeth Zeitlin for Colleyville council – lost (42%)
Don McDaniel for Flower Mound council – lost (46%)
Carlos Gallardo for Frisco ISD trustee – lost (24%)
Bryan Powell for Frisco ISD trustee – lost (32%)
Marc Blum for Grapevine council – lost (33%)
Mark Assad for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD trustee – lost runoff (45%)
Joel Downs for Hurst council – lost (40%)
Curtis Rath for McKinney ISD trustee – lost (36%)
Craig Bickley for Tarrant Regional Water Board director – lost (14%)
Michelle Vonluckner for Tarrant Regional Water Board director – lost (15%)

2014 Local Endorsements

Anthony Wilder for Carrollton council – won (60% of the vote)
Chris Putnam for Colleyville council – won (60%)
Oscar Ward for Irving council – won (52%)
Jo Lynn Haussman for Keller ISD trustee – won (50%)

Misty Whitley for Crowley ISD trustee – lost (37%)
Rusty Norton for Crowley ISD trustee – lost (38%)
Dari Easton for Euless Mayor – lost (35%)
David Koch for Farmers Branch Mayor – lost runoff (46%)
Lawrence Jones III for Garland ISD trustee – lost (36%)
Deverick Jordan for Grapevine council – lost (20%)
Troy Greisen for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD trustee – lost (46%)
Mark Assad for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD trustee – lost (48%)
Joel Downs for Hurst council – lost (48%)
Ed Allen for Keller ISD trustee – lost (36%)
Tom Redman for Lovejoy ISD trustee – lost (34%)
Axel de la Soujeole for Lovejoy ISD trustee – lost (25%)
Chad Higbee for Rockwall ISD trustee – lost (30%)
Craig Bickley for Tarrant Regional Water Board director – lost (14%)

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