|Texas House of Representatives, District 50|
|February 12, 2014 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||January 28, 2014|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Israel's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Supporting Higher Education
- Excerpt:" Celia has been a vocal critic of political appointees who abuse their position to intimidate academics and universities.It’s time to stop the right wing campaign that is trying to undermine the value of a college education."
- Excerpt:"Celia has called out Governor Perry for his efforts to block the Affordable Care Act, robbing Texas of billions of federal dollars we need to expand our health care infrastructure and ensure no family has to go without insurance."
Ending Discriminatory Practices
- Excerpt:"A long time Democratic activist, Celia is a staunch defender of women’s health, opposes Greg Abbott’s voter ID bill and all efforts to suppress the vote, and has been a leader in advancing the issue of equality in Texas."
Expanding our Thinking on Environment and Energy
- Excerpt:"Celia is a vocal advocate for expanded public transportation options as a critical part in solving our transportation challenges. She also believes the time is now to redouble our efforts in making renewable energies cost efficient."
- Excerpt:"Celia understands that to compete in a global economy we need to invest in our children’s education today. That means we need to fully restore the cuts, keep up with growth, and give our children the education they need to compete."
Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Celia Israel was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mike VanDeWalle was unopposed in the Republican primary. Israel, VanDeWalle and David Dreesen (L) will face off in the general election.
A special election for the position of Texas House of Representatives District 50 was called for November 5, 2013, with a runoff if necessary on January 28, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was September 4, 2013. The seat was vacant following Mark Strama's (D) resignation to lead Google's fiber optics operation in Austin, Texas. Celia Israel (D) and Mike VanDeWalle (R) advanced past Rico Reyes (D) and Jade Chang Sheppard (D) in the special election. Israel defeated VanDeWalle in the runoff election.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 50, Runoff Election, 2014|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 50, Special Election, 2013|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Celia + Israel + Texas + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Celia Israel on the Texas House of Representatives website
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Celia Israel on Facebook
- celiaisrael.com, "Issues," accessed February 21, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- texastribune.org, "Special Election to Replace Strama Set for Nov. 5," July 11, 2013
- sos.state.tx.us, "Candidates for House of Representatives, District 50 Special Election," accessed September 6, 2013
- team1.sos.state.tx.us, "Unofficial election results," November 5, 2013
- Texas Tribune, "Israel Defeats VanDeWalle in HD-50 Runoff," January 28, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed February 21, 2014
Mark Strama (D)
|Texas House District 50
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