Burnt Orange Report unanimously endorses Susan Motley as the strongest candidate to face a serious Republican opponent this November.
In Dallas County's House District 105, based in Irving and Grand Prairie, a serious contest is likely to unfold this November. As one of the mostly closely divided House Districts in the state, it is important Democrats nominate the strongest candidate possible.
That candidate is Susan Motley.
Motley, a disability lawyer, has built a reputation as a community activist; improving the lives of others in the East Dallas County. Motley has shown she can work with others and build the coalitions needed to provide the best results possible for the common Texan. If elected, Motley promises to focus on economic development that focuses on workers, public education, and health care. Further, Motley has shown the greatest commitment to running a campaign that can win in the competitive District 105.
Incumbent Linda Harper-Brown has served in the Texas House since 2002. Since being elected, she has been the subject of an ethics complaint and was fined $2,000 by the Texas Ethics Commission. She faces a primary from former one-term State Representative Rodney Anderson. Both candidates have self-funded their campaign over $50,000 to date and may give more if they feel the need.
Susan Motley is building a coalition that can beat either Republican and, as a Representative, would make all of District 105 proud.
Burnt Orange Report unanimously endorses Susan Motley for Texas House, District 105.
Early Voting: February 18-February 28, 2014 | Election Day: Tuesday March 4
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Endorsements are made based on a weighted consensus of the staff, which guides the type and tone of endorsement. Members of the Burnt Orange Report staff with any conflict of interest in a given race abstain from voting on that race.