Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade has launched a new statewide voter education program titled “Make Your Mark on Texas.” At a news conference in Austin on Wednesday, Andrade said the program will answer questions about voting and the voting process for Texans in the 2012 election cycle as well as debunk some myths about voting in Texas elections.
Hundreds of Harlingen High School seniors pledged Monday to vote as soon as they are 18 and able to do so. They attended a voter registration drive held in the school canteen that was hosted jointly by Harlingen CISD and the Advocacy Alliance Center of Texas (AACT).
Patricia Hayes, the former president of St. Edward’s University, and Max Sherman, the former dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, have officially endorsed Harlingen attorney Salomon Torres for Congress. Torres, a former district director to U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, filed at the State Democratic Party offices in Austin on Monday to run for the new Congressional District 34, which is anchored in Cameron County.
State Rep. J.M. Lozano says he does not fear being defeated in the Republican primary due to racially polarized voting. The Kingsville Republican is facing two Anglos in the GOP primary for the new-look Texas House District 43. They are businessmen Bill T. Wilson, II, of Portland, and Willie Vaden, of Ingleside.
With Tuesday, May 29 now set for the 2012 Primary Elections, I am urging Texans to register and vote in this important election year.