Sunday, June 18, 2006

Texas House District 94 Is Wide Open

Texas House District 94 is one of the few races in the state without an incumbent. This district is currently represented by republican Kent Grusendorf. Grusendorf was one of the far-right candidates supported by rich right-wing nutjob, James Leininger, who pumped enormous sums of money into several races to elect right-wing candidates. The money did not help Grusendorf, and he lost in the republican primary to an Arlington schoolteacher.

It is clear that the citizens of HD 94 were not happy with being represented by republican Grusendorf. What is not yet clear is whether the dissatisfaction was with Grusendorf in particular or with the republican party in general. If it was just Grusendorf the voters didn't like, then the republican may have a slight edge. However, it looks like there is a general distrust of republicans developing in this country, even in Texas. This general feeling that democrats would do better than republicans, would make the most difference in districts that do not have an incumbent. This is the situation in HD 94.

The most exciting candidate in HD 94 is Arlington businessman, David Pillow . David was born in Waco in 1959, but moved to the metroplex in 1965. He graduated from Haltom High School in Haltom City, and later received a BS in Business Management from LeTorneau University. David is also a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America. He is married and has two children. David is a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and is on the Board of Directors of the Tarrant Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

I had the opportunity to meet David when he dropped by the Blogger's Caucus at the state Democratic Convention. David is a really nice person and a great listener. David cares about the needs of the citizens in HD 94, and when elected, will be very accessible to those citizens. He is a tireless community worker and a Democrat whose ideals and values are impeccable. I think David Pillow would make a great representative for the people of HD 94.

House District 94 has been saved from the twisted values of the right-wing nutjobs. Now it must be saved from the aberrant beliefs of republicanism.

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