Presentation on theme: "You Have a Voice Texas Gubernatorial Race 2010. TEXAS IS # Texas ranks number 1 in high school dropout rateTexas ranks number 1 in uninsured childrenTexas."— Presentation transcript:
TEXAS IS # Texas ranks number 1 in high school dropout rateTexas ranks number 1 in uninsured childrenTexas ranks number 1 in adult illiteracy1 in 5 of all Texans are uninsured The rate of Teen Pregnancy per 1,000 girls age 15-19 was greater than 50% More than 25% of Texans are considered obese Data compiled from measureofamerica.com and texastribune.org
RICK Perry In 2003 Rick Perry introduced tuition deregulation as a way for Texas Public Universities to combat budget cuts from the Governor’s office. Since, tuition has risen more than 92% for the Texas resident student.
Rick perry In 2008, the Texas Governor’s Mansion was set ablaze Luckily no one was hurt…..Except the Texas Taxpayers, who will have forked over more than $360,000 in ‘rent for Rick’ while the Mansion is in repair. For his trouble, the Governor must endure the hardship while living in his taxpayer funded rent-mansion. Rent for Rick’s mansion you ask? Only $9,000 a month. Yes, Thousand. Not only rent, but taxpayers have to pay to keep the lights on for good ole’ Rick. That and the costs to get the digs “livable” for the Perry’s have totaled more than $197,000 since April 2008. Yes, Thousand. Information compiled from politifact.com
BILL WHITE Son of two San Antonio Public School Teachers Attended Harvard on an American Legion scholarship and law school at the University of Texas Entrepreneur and Civic Leader Former Deputy Secretary of Energy 3 Term Mayor of Houston
As a 3 term Mayor of Houston Bill White was re-elected with 91% and 86% of the popular vote Under Mayor Bill White, Houston led all American cities in job growth, creating more employment opportunities than 37 other states combined. Under Mayor Bill White, Houston became the model in municipal pension funds for the Nation. Bill and his wife Andrea created Expectation Graduation, a program that walks Houston neighborhoods to bring kids back into the public education system. A program that has seen more than 19,000 Houston drop-outs return to school and earn a High School diploma, and counting. Transformed Houston, the largest electricity user in the region, into the #1 public purchaser of renewable energy in the Nation. With Bill White as mayor, Houston became #1 in total parkland acreage among the nation’s largest 10 cities.
B I L L W H I T E In response to Houston’s crime level dropping to 25 year lows, Mayor Bill White received the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Director’s Community Leadership Award Bill White’s compassion and rapid response to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans resident earned him the John F. Kennedy Foundation’s Profiles In Courage Award As Deputy Secretary of Energy, Bill White spearheaded initiatives that saved American Taxpayers more than $1 billion in management reforms. Due in part to Mayor White’s Returning Veterans Initiative, the Department of the Army recognized Houston as one of the most military friendly cities to live and work in.
"Mayor White has deftly steered Houston through both fiscal and tropical storms. His successor will have a tough act to follow.“ –Houston Chronicle "In time of both crisis and calm, White, a former business executive...is a cool pragmatist who wants results rather than excuses." –Governing Magazine naming Bill White a 2007 Public Official of the Year
Texas Deserves a governor who values family, education, and holds a vision for texas as an american leader.
You Have a Voice On November 2, 2010 use your vote to take back the Governor’s Mansion for Texas. Take back Texas’ public universities from the strangling economy. Take back your state from someone who demands luxury and hand it over to someone who will work for you and every other Texan. Vote for bill white