This OTYCD entry originally posted in December 2017.
Update, May 26, 2018: Campolo lost the May 22 Democratic primary to Beverly Powell. We at OTYCD encourage Campolo to run again in the future.
Update: Campolo was defeated in the March 6, 2018 Democratic primary. Democrat Beverly Powell will face incumbent Republican Konni Burton in November. We at OTYC hope Campolo will run for another office in the future.
Support Allison Campolo, who will run as a Democrat for Texas State Senate, District 10, in 2018.
District 10 is Wendy Davis’s old district. It is now held by Republican Konni Burton, who won the seat in 2014. (Davis chose to run for governor of Texas in that year, and lost.) Ballotpedia reflects the district’s electorate as being 47.6 percent white, 47.5 percent black and hispanic, and 4.9 percent other.
As of September 2017–more than a year before the election–Campolo had a solid and complete campaign web site up, including a merch page.
She is PISSED that Texas has one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and intends to do something about it. She is pro-choice and wants to raise the minimum wage. She believes health care is a right. She supports state-funded programs that would retrain workers in the carbon-based fuel industries for jobs in sustainable energy, such as wind. She wants campaign reform, and that means public campaign and election financing. She’s specifically against for-profit prisons. She supports voting rights and public schools. She wants to tweak gun laws to improve safety overall.
And, and, and! Her About page is a hoot. She reveals herself as having been a teenage live-action role play gamer and “a bona fide nerd!”, and admits she let her husband, Alex, talk her into running the 2016 Honolulu marathon, noting that she “did not die or divorce afterwards.”
See Campolo’s campaign web site for the Texas state senate seat:
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See the Ballotpedia page on Texas State Senate District 10: