Amy Perez

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Amy Perez
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 150
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAbilene Christian University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Amy Perez is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 150 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]

Biography

Perez grew up in Houston, Texas, raised by a single mother. She attended Aldine ISD public schools.[2]

Following high school, Perez attended Abilene Christian University, funding her education through a scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, student loans and wages from part-time jobs.[2] In 2007, she earned her B.S. in interdisciplinary studies.[3]

Perez began her teaching career soon after graduating college, taking a position teaching middle school history and social studies at a Title 1 School.[3][4] In 2009, she began teaching high school.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Perez listed the following issues on her campaign website:[5]

  • Budget: "Amy will fight to make smart, targeted cuts while ensuring that valuable investments for the future are continued to be made. We must expand on energy research which will bring more jobs to our community, and we must keep our public schools fully funded."
  • Immigration: "Those who knowingly break our laws ought to be held accountable for their decisions and face consequences. We must make certain that we enforce existing laws against recruiting undocumented workers and protect human rights. We must create fair regulations that encourage public service (i.e. military service, etc), paying taxes, and going to the back of the line. Children who were brought by their parents ought to be given the opportunity to succeed and become a part of our community if they are law abiding, public serving, and tax paying people of good moral character."
  • Education: "The only way to recruit these professionals is to treat them and pay them as the professionals that they are. Representative Debbie Riddle voted against pay raises for public school employees. Amy will never make that mistake...This year, Representative Debbie Riddle voted against establishing a breakfast program for students. As a teacher, Amy has seen the effects of hunger on our children, and she is determined to fight this growing problem. To her, this is a human rights issue. She will never vote to keep food away from hungry kids."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Debbie Riddle defeated Tony Noun in the Republican primary. Amy Perez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Perez will face Riddle in the general election.[1][6][7]

Personal

Awards

  • Parker Intermediate School Teacher of the Year (2009)
  • Aldine ISD District Teacher of the Year (2009)
  • Texas Region IV Teacher of the Year (2010)
  • Caney Creek High School Teacher of the Year (2012)
  • Conroe ISD District Teacher of the Year (2013)

Perez has also been recognized and awarded for excellence and dedication by The Woodlands Rotary Club and the Montgomery County Community Rotary Club.[2]

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