By David Wilfong
NDG Contributing Author
Simply as Jasmine Crockett is leaving her place in District 100 of the Texas Home of Representatives to enter a really heated race for Eddie Bernice Johnson’s seat in Washington, D.C., her emptiness has created one other hotly-contested race on the state stage. There are 4 candidates coming into the Democratic Main hoping to switch her.
Daniel Davis Clayton was within the operating for the seat again in 2020, when he completed fourth amongst six candidates within the first spherical of voting. This adopted a 3rd place end within the particular election of 2019. His political expertise consists of seven years of working within the workplace of Texas Senator Royce West and 5 years with State Consultant Toni Rose. He’s a 17-year resident of the district, with a heavy background in volunteerism and neighborhood organizing.
Sandra Crenshaw has additionally been a daily contender for the workplace, operating in a number of earlier primaries (together with a bid for District 110). Censhaw involves the desk with expertise on the Dallas Metropolis Council. She final ran for that place in 2019 however didn’t make the runoff.Crenshaw has confronted some authorized troubles alongside the way in which. Marketing campaign materials for Crenshaw’s present marketing campaign is tough to return by on-line.
Marquis Hawkins involves the race with a background in schooling with Educate for America, he has held a number of skilled positions and is at the moment a State & Native Authorities Affairs Advisor for Southwest Airways. He has a historical past of activism for progessive causes in South Dallas. Hawkins made an unsuccessful bid for a spot on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees in 2016. He additionally has an internship for U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson on his resume.
Venton Jones is a local of District 100, and comes into the race with expertise because the CEO of Southern Black Coverage and Advocacy Community (SBPAN), a non-profit with the mission of bettering well being, social, and financial situations impacting Black communities within the U.S. South. He has served as a guide to officers, organizations and authorities entities and obtained a White Home commendation for his work in HIV advocacy.
Texas Home District 113
One other race of curiosity within the African American neighborhood is the competition for Texas Home District 113. In that race, incumbent Rhetta Andrews Bowers is going through a problem from Uduak Nkanga.
Bowers took workplace after defeating Republican Jonathan Boos within the 2018 election. She flipped the district within the course of, having misplaced to Republican Cindy Burkett solely two years prior. She started her profession in broadcast journalism in public tv Washington D.C., shifting to the industrial aspect of the business upon her return to Texas.
Nkanga is a local of the district. A standout athlete, she went to varsity on a observe scholarship earlier than altering faculties and pursuing a regulation diploma. She has been lively in quite a few civic causes and is at the moment the President of the Dallas chapter of the Nationwide Congress of Black Ladies