Across the state of Texas, multiple candidates who enjoyed strong support from conservative political action committees (PACs) received multiple victories in school board elections, which were held over the weekend.
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One of the biggest winners in the school board elections includes the 1776 Project PAC, which is an organization that defines itself as one representative of individuals who have the desire “to reform our public education system by promoting patriotism and pride in American history.”
In total, fifteen different candidates endorsed by the 1776 Project PAC won against their competitors in races across six different school districts, which encompass Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
According to Ryan Girdusky, who is the founder of 1776 Project, the widespread victories serve as “evidence parents are still motivated to transform public education,”
“For decades, conservatives sat out of these important election,” Girdusky continued, “and we’re happy that the 1776 Project PAC could play a small part in these victories.”
In addition to the 1776 Project PAC, Patriot Mobile, which is based in Grapevine, also dedicated $500,000 to a PAC that would support various candidates in the Tarrant County School District, per a report from the Texas Tribune.
According to Texas GOP chair Matt Rinaldi, the victories are “a sign that the issues we’re prioritizing are the ones that win elections.”
“You’re gonna see us broaden the scope of the number of races … in the future,” Rinaldi added in remarks to Dallas Morning News.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott praised the victories in the school board elections via Twitter.
“Parents are more involved … in school elections and school policies than ever before,” Abbott declared.
“No one cares more about children than their parents,” the Republican governor added, “the power of parents will continue to expand in Texas.”