Gary Grassia

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Candidate for
Board member, Crowley Independent School District, Place 6
Elections and appointments
Next generalMay 9, 2015
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Gary Grassia is a candidate for the Place 6 seat on the Crowley Board of Trustees in Texas. He is running unopposed for the unexpired two-year term in the general election on May 9, 2015.

Grassia was also a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 97 of the Texas House of Representatives.



See also: Crowley Independent School District elections (2015)


The general election on May 9, 2015, in the Crowley Independent School District features three seats up for election. In the Place 3 race, incumbent P.K. Chowdhury will face two challengers: Mia Hall and Rusty Norton. Place 4 incumbent June Davis is unopposed. There is also a special election for an unexpired term in Place 6. Gary Grassia, a 2012 Democratic candidate for the Texas House of Representatives, will run unopposed.


Gary Grassia won election without opposition.


Grassia received no official endorsements as of April 28, 2015.


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012


Grassia ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 97. Grassia ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Craig Goldman (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]


Texas House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Goldman 59.4% 38,139
     Democratic Gary Grassia 37.6% 24,159
     Libertarian Rod Wingo 2.9% 1,873
Total Votes 64,171

Campaign themes


On women's issues, Grassia said, "I feel it only right to defer to women on matters that are specific to their gender...I support any individual’s right to honor God as they believe is right, but not to play God to their constituents. I can’t believe that God granted us with free will so that we can impose our will upon others." Additionally, he supports well-funded law enforcement, as well as adequate industry oversight "so that we have clean, safe and healthy air and water for generations of families to come."[2]

About the district

See also: Crowley Independent School District, Texas
Crowley Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas.
Crowley Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas. The county seat of Tarrant County is Fort Worth. Tarrant County was home to an estimated 1,911,541 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] Crowley Independent School District is the 74th-largest school district in Texas, serving 15,101 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[4]


Tarrant County outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.5 percent of Tarrant County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.7 percent for the state as a whole. The median household income in Tarrant County was $56,853 compared to $51,900 statewide. The poverty rate in Tarrant County was 15.2 percent compared to 17.6 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Tarrant County (%) Texas (%)
White 75.7 80.3
Black or African American 15.9 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.0
Asian 5.0 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 27.6 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern,
Tarrant County[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 41.4 57.1 1.5
2008 43.7 55.4 0.8
2004 37.0 62.4 0.6
2000 36.8 60.7 2.5

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[6]

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