May 07, 2008
Please support Diana Maldonado and TexBlog PAC

I am a member of the TexBlog PAC board. The following email was sent to our supporters list yesterday. Please donate to Diana Maldonado and TexBlog PAC!

Goal Thermometer
Last week, TexBlog PAC made its inaugural endorsement. After a lengthy discussion about all of our great Democratic challengers, the TexBlog PAC board unanimously endorsed Diana Maldonado and donated $5,000 to her campaign to enable her to have the early money necessary for victory. Diana is running in Williamson County in House District 52, a seat once held by Republican incumbent Mike Krusee, but now completely open.

Diana has been elected here before. In 2003 she was elected President of the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees with 60.12% of the vote.

She is running for State Representative in District 52 because she understands we need leadership that represents people, not special interests. After twenty-two years as an award winning government efficiency expert in the Texas Comptroller's Office and a track record of success in building diverse coalitions and achieving specific goals, she is ready to represent the people of Texas and bring balance and common sense back to the people's house.

Please donate to Diana Maldonado and TexBlog PAC!

The Numbers

In 2006, incumbent Republican Mike Krusee barely won reelection. Under-funded Democrat Karen Felthauser spent a mere $16,000 and held Krusee to an unimpressive 50.4% of the vote.

In the 2004 Presidential election an impressive 43,903 Texans voted in House District 52. In the 2008 Democratic Primary Maldonado earned 16,870 votes, identifying more than enough Democrats to be competitive during this historic election.

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The Vision

As a Trustee and former President of the Round Rock School Board, Diana has the hands-on experience needed to represent the people of Williamson County. Her campaign is focused on making sure our classrooms are fully funded and staffed with terrific, professional teachers. Diana will look for equitable solutions to funding Texas schools.

Diana knows that making healthcare accessible and affordable is fundamental to all Texas children and families. She has pledged to pursue federal matching funds that will ease the price of healthcare to Texas taxpayers and to restore the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and enroll all eligible children.

As a single mother who worked her way through college, Diana understands first-hand how tough it is for Texas families to afford higher education. That's why she wants to increase access to public universities, technical schools, and community colleges for working families and young people. As a full-time manager at the Texas Comptroller's Office, Diana has a wealth of experience that will make her a great State Representative for House District 52.

We proudly join, Annie's List, Education Round Rock, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, Texas State Teachers Association, and many more in endorsing Diana Maldonado for House District 52.

We hope you will join us in supporting Diana Maldonado with a donation of $10, $25, $50, or $100 today. TexBlog PAC is committed to ensuring Diana Maldonado wins this November, and we have already donated $5,000 to help elect a fair-minded leader to the Texas House. Join us today!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 07, 2008 to Election 2008