Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Two Trans Texans Running For The Texas Lege!
That would be huge as we go into a 2021 legislative session that will have redistricting on the agenda.
One of the things that would also be huge is if that new class of 2021 legislators had trans Texans as part of it.
Unfortunately, even in a great election year for Texas Democrats, we couldn't get that electoral breakthrough we needed. Tinderholt was one of the few North Texas House Republicans to survive the Blue Tsunami and win reelection
So while we trans Texans are still looking for someone to make that Lone Star State history and get elected, history was made on March 3 when two trans feminine Texans won their Democratic primary races to make it to the November 2020 ballot.
Perry-Franks will take on incumbent Rep Dustin Barrows (R) in the fall and attempt to flip the Lubbock area seat blue. . .
Meanwhile in Central Texas' House District 17, Madeline Eden was advancing to the general election against incumbent Rep. Jon Cyrier (R), who was also unopposed in the GOP primary. Cyrier has held this Austin metro area seat since 2015.
So here;'s hoping that Eden flips that Centex seat.
This was the seat that former Rep Dwayne Bohac (R) won by a razor thin 47 votes over Adam Milasincic in 2018, and Bohac retired when the 2019 session concluded. This seat is seen as a prime pickup opportunity for Texas Democrats, and its a must get.
The winner in that May 22 runoff will take on Republican candidate Lacey Hull in the general.
So will 2020 finally be the year that Texas trans people get a trans person elected to The Lege?
We'll find out in November