Parent PAC Stands up to 'piece of furniture' Dwayne Bohac
- It is so nice not to have to worry about Studmuffin Bohac attempting to represent my interests any longer. I'll trade my new representative, Jessica Farrar, for that worthless piece of furniture any day of the week. Good luck to the voters of 138 and the children of Texas on your attempt to rid the State of Texas of Studmuffin - a representative no one can compare to when it comes to dishonoring the salutation Honorable.----- Original Message -----From: Shawtrek@...To: shawtrek@...Sent: Friday, May 18, 2012 7:28 AMSubject: Parent PAC Stands up to 'piece of furniture' Dwayne Bohac
Dwayne Bohac - Still a piece of furniture
In the last session of the Texas Legislature, my State Representative, Dwayne Bohac, District 138, voted to gut education and children and seriously harmed in three of his school districts, Cypress-Fairbanks, Spring Branch and Katy ISDs. Dwayne is a real piece of work. He actually asked me in one of the races for Labor's endorsement. I sent him a questionnaire and never heard from him again. There must have been too many questions on it relating to public school funding.
District 138 is a tough one for Democrats. However, there are some who support public education and are getting tired of the likes of Bohac and other Republicans who threw it under the bus in the last session. It is nice to see that there are Republicans who will stand up for public schools. Dwayne's obnoxious signs litter my Spring Branch neighborhood (but not in my yard) and bear his motto, 'works hard, get results'. I am not sure for whom he is working; it certainly is not for the children in these school districts.
Thank you, Whet Smith, for standing up to this piece of furniture.
Richard C. Shaw
Harris County AFL-CIO Council
For Release on May 11, 2012
Contact: Carolyn Boyle, 512-470-1215
TEXAS PARENT PAC ENDORSES REPUBLICAN WHET SMITH
FOR ELECTION TO TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 138Parent organization says voters should elect a trusted leaderto stand up for children and support high-quality public schools
AUSTIN--Today Texas Parent PAC announced its endorsement of attorney and small business owner Whet Smith for the Republican nomination as state representative in west Harris County’s House District 138."It’s time for a change, and families deserve to have an effective state representative with the intellect, abilities, and integrity of Whet Smith,” said Darci Hubbard of Houston, a Texas Parent PAC board of directors member. “Whet will be a part of the new generation of state lawmakers committed to solving the state’s problems rather than kicking them down the road.”House District 138 includes parts of three independent school districts: Cypress-Fairbanks, Spring Branch, and Katy ISDs. Public schools are a source of pride in every neighborhood of the legislative district.Smith grew up in Houston and attended Georgetown University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned a law degree from Harvard University and a masters degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.While studying in Austin, Smith was employed by the Texas House of Representatives as a legal clerk for the Public Health Committee. Following graduation, he worked as general counsel for a financial firm before opening a Houston law office that focuses on helping senior citizens plan for retirement.Smith met his wife, Lyanna, while they were both working at the State Capitol in Austin. She currently is pursuing a masters of divinity at the Perkins School of Theology and is a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. The Smiths are foster parents, opening their home and hearts to abused and neglected children. They are active members of Terrace United Methodist Church in Houston, where they are involved in many helping ministries.“Over six months Texas Parent PAC leaders interviewed more than 40 candidates, and Whet Smith stood out as one of the very top contenders from throughout the state,” said Texas Parent PAC chair Carolyn Boyle of Austin. “He is intelligent, articulate, educated in the nuances of public policy, compassionate, and grounded in faith—the whole package of gifts needed in a state legislator.”Our state’s public school moms and dads are angry about the actions of state legislators in 2011 that harmed the state’s 5 million schoolchildren, and Texas Parent PAC believes some of the responsible legislators should be defeated at the polls and replaced with more capable and dedicated leaders. House District 138 incumbent Dwayne Bohac was one of the legislators who:● Voted FOR cutting $5.4 billion from the public education budget in House Bill 1, which resulted in teacher layoffs, increased class sizes, elimination of course offerings and programs for pre-kindergarten and dropout prevention, and more.● Voted AGAINST using up to $2 billion of the state's "Rainy Day Fund" for public education if the fund grew at a greater than expected rate and contained additional dollars above and beyond the Comptroller's projection.In 2005 Texas Monthly rated Bohac as one of the “10 Worst” legislators, and in 2003
Texas Monthly included Bohac among the eight lawmakers on its “Furniture” list, which they describe as “members who, by virtue of their indifference or inactivity, were indistinguishable from their desks, chairs, and spittoons.”Texas Parent PAC was created by parents in 2005 with the goal of electing more state leaders who will consistently stand up for public education. The political action committee has helped elect 23 new members of the Texas Legislature. More than 1,100 families, business leaders, and public school supporters have contributed to support the PAC’s grassroots campaign efforts. The parent organization describes its endorsed candidates as “men and women of integrity, open and responsive to parents, actively involved in their communities, and committed to investing in public education to achieve economic prosperity in Texas.”Public school supporters are encouraged to visit www.whetsmith.com to learn more about Smith’s candidacy. Early Voting is May 14-25 and Election Day is May 29.Political Advertising, Texas Parent PAC P.O. Box 303010, Austin, Texas 78703-0051 www.txparentpac.com