Support Erin Zwiener, Who’s Running For a State-Level House Rep Seat in Texas (Good Update November 2020)

Update, November 2020: Zwiener won re-election to her Texas state representative seat.

Update, March 2019: Zwiener won her 2018 state-level race with 51.6 percent of the vote to her Republican opponent’s 48.4 percent. She faces re-election in 2020.

This OTYCD entry originally posted in January 2018.

Update: Zwiener advanced to the Democratic primary runoff, which will take place on May 22, 2018. She came second to Rebecca Bell-Metereau, who pulled in 45.41 percent of the vote to Zwiener’s 30.66 percent.

Support Erin Zwiener, who’s running for a state representative seat in House District 45 in Texas. The Democratic primary election takes place on March 6, 2018. 

Zwiener might have the best campaign slogan of any Texas state-level candidate: “Let’s put the ALL back in Y’ALL!” She’s a fifth-generation Texan, a children’s book author, and a three-time Jeopardy! champion.

She favors expanding Medicaid in her state, as well as fully funding its public school system. She supports LGBTQ rights, immigrants, and taking sexual assault and domestic violence as seriously as other crimes. She would encourage investment in renewable energy sources, promote conservation, legalize and regulate marijuana, and fight gerrymandering and vote-suppressing tactics.

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Support Allison Campolo, 2018 Candidate for Texas State Senate District 10 (Update May 22, 2018)

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.”



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