Latinos For Texas Endorses Rep. Glen Maxey
for Tx Democratic Party State Chair
LFT's Austin May meetup was a well-attended rousing success with all three candidates for state party chair in attendance and openly and enthusiastically answering questions from LFT members. It really is gratifying to see regular folks engaging in politics, and for State Leaders to give of their time and energy over tacos and beer. So, thank you to Glen Maxey (site | Fundraiser), Boyd Richie and Charlie Urbina-Jones.
There were quite a few great questions ('what would you do if money was not a problem?', 'how would you connect and include the Hispanic communities?','who have you mentored and how?'), and the answers were telling.
The long version will be on the blog shortly, the very short version:
I will go with Charlie's general framing, which is not so far off i think: Boyd is the establishment candidate, as Boyd's mailer's endorsement list and the very fact he was appointed by the SDEC as interim chair seem to confirm, and that Charlie and Glen are the candidates for change in the system.
I think this is a reasonable assessment, from which follows: If you think things are going good with the TX Dem party, stay the course and elect the establishment candidate. The party would be in caring hands, but will it move to where we need to move to win elections, and improve Texas?
Or, if you desire deep structural change, which of the change candidates has communicated a vision of what things can be, and can show more leadership experience as both an elected official and a campaign, candidate and community organizer to get the Texas Democratic Party there? That answer is clearly Glen Maxey.
Read the full review and join the discussion on the LFT Blog.