Who is running for CCISD Trustee in 2023?

January 23, 2023

You can check who is running for CCISD Trustee by visiting the Elections page on the CCISD website. This site includes campaign finance reports and other required documentation.

In 2023 two seats are up for election, District 2 held by Trustee Michelle Davis, and District 3 held by Trustee Arturo Sanchez. Both have filed for reelection.

I do not know much about Michelle Davis except for the fact that she nominated Scott Bowen for President, Vice President, and Secretary after the election of 2021. He lost all three. I think that speaks volumes. Arturo Sanchez is one of those elected officials who does the work of the district for the parents, teachers, and students without a lot of fanfare. He is a good choice.

I am waiting for the Qanon candidate to surface. This person will be heavily financed by the Republican Party with tens of thousands of dollars in advertisements, signs, and mailers. Look for the title of “Conservative” in their literature. That is a telltale sign of being part of the Scot Bowen Klan. I expect our State Senator Money Mayes Middleton to put some of his own money into this race. Over the last few elections we had two unqualified candidates run for CCISD, Christine Parizo who lost by 25 points, and Misty Dawson who lost by just 40 votes. That race required a recount which she lost and then sued the winner in a frivolous lawsuit that was eventually withdrawn.

Until then check the CCISD website to see who is running!

Secret speaker list in favor of the book banning resolution at League City Council Meeting

December 12, 2022

This is some great gum shoe-ing! (I can’t take credit for it)

Last weeks League City City Council meeting spent almost 2 hours taking comments from 53 individuals against their book banning resolution. These individuals were required to sign in prior to the meeting and the video of the lobby shows them signing in.

There were 11 individuals who spoke in favor of the resolution but none of them are on the list to speak. None of them are in the video of the lobby prior to the meeting starting. So….how did Mayor Nick Long know who to call if their names were not on the list? Also the first to voice her oppositions knew beforehand what the others were going to say. It was clearly a coordinated event.

I would bet one of the Council members, after getting hammered by those who were against the resolution, sent a text to someone (Possibly Scott Bowen?) to round up the troops and voice some support of what they were doing. An Open Records request has been made for the list of the missing names yet League City has yet to respond. It’s easy to find the names since they were announced on the video of the meeting. That secret list was probably provided to the Mayor by Justin Hicks who sponsored the resolution. It really didn’t matter. Council was going to pass the resolution regardless of the outcry. It passed only by 4-3.

The list contains some extreme far right individuals including Scott Bowen, CCISD Trustee, Jeff Foxworth who leads the “I hate CCISD” group (or something like that). Also included at the end is Council Member Justin Hick’s wife. Was this illegal? Against City rules? Who knows. The missing 11 are below. I’m surprised that Christine Parizo didn’t shown up!

Demree Jennings
Joshua Foxworth
Rhonda Dohr
Rachel Judd
Justin Russell
Chuck McWirther
Richard Lewis
TC Judd
Tiffany Chapa
Scott Bowen
Sherrie Russell
Deborah Hicks

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League City women [did NOT] celebrate the retirement of CCISD Superintendent

July 13, 2022

So in a previous post, which has since been deleted, I referred to a picture from a tweet. The Twit claimed these women were celebrating the retirement of the CCISD Superintendent due to an illness in the family and setting their sights on Trustee Jay Cunningham. It seems that this is NOT an accurate description of those in the picture.

This pic has since been removed from this Twit’s account probably because someone in the picture requested it. I received the following comment:
“Hi, John.  I’m kindly alerting you that your words do not match the context of this picture just FYI.  This photo was misrepresented on another post as well. You might want to consider removing this.  I know for a fact they were under the premise that they were taking a picture to send to a friend who was unable to be in attendance.  I also know at least three of these women have/had zero issues with Williams specifically and would never knowingly take a photo celebrating his departure.  Just giving you full context.”

The Twit seems to be taking credit for the Superintendent leaving and have set their sights on CCISD Trustee Jay Cunningham. Jay beat Christine Parizo by 25% points in 2021. Parizo cost the district at least $45,000 due to repeated requests for public information and requests by the Texas Attorney Generals office. In the end she still lost and was eventually escorted out of a board meeting after Jay read a letter from the Attorney General emphasizing “This investigation is CU-LOSED!”. Jay has performed very well for the district and should be able to hold the seat by another large margin.

So I would bet this Twit will probably get behind Parizo in 2023. If elected the Republican Party will be able to finally take over the CCISD board joining Davis, Larson, and Bowen and bring real family values to the district, like targeting teachers and parents who are divorced, coaches having affairs,  those who have remarried and others who are violating the sanctity of marriage. 

So I’m glad that this picture was incorrectly captioned and removed by the Twit. 

Failed candidate Misty Dawson files suit against CCISD

July 7, 2022

Misty Dawson, probably the worst candidate to ever run for the Clear Creek Independent School District, lost the recent election by 43 votes. She has now filed a lawsuit calling for the election to be voided and a new election to be held. 

According to the petition which can be found here:

She seeks monetary relief of $100,000
Seeks to have the 2022 election voided
Seeks to have a new election
Claims there were illegal votes and some voters prevented from voting
Claims these votes total more than the difference in her loss

She is being represented by Eric Opiela. Opiela was the former Executive Director of the Texas Republican Party and their Associate General Council. I would bet the Texas Republican Party is funding this stupidity, maybe even Mike Lindell, as well as Scott Bowen.
Bowen had hoped for a 4th vote for CCISD President, or Vice President, or Secretary. He lost all three votes without Misty. Misty spent about $6000 on her losing effort not including the support she received from the Harris County Republican Party which as of today has not been reported. 
This is going to cost the CCISD taxpayers a lot of money as did the multiple whining sessions by Christine Parizo. Hopefully the district will escort Dawson out as they did Parizo.

Raising Campaign Cash: Citizens for CCISD

December 28, 2021

If you are wondering who maybe sponsoring the disruptions at the CCISD board meetings look at who is donating to the Citizens for CCISD PAC.

According to the Texas Ethics Commission Citizens for CCISD was created  back in 2017 and raised $4800 mostly coming from one donor State Representative “Money” Mayes Middleton. Money Mayes is one of the few candidates who is wealthy enough to completely finance his entire campaign for State Representative spending millions of his own money to win. From a previous post:

According to his latest report Middleton has raised over $1.7 Million (not 1.5) with $1.5 coming from his own pocket, 87% of his entire fundraising efforts. He has $45,099 COH. $1.7Million to win a primary.

$1800 was contributed to the PAC by a few individuals such as Philip Ratisseau, $660, Michael Lee, $400 and others.

Citizens for CCISD donated to Christine Parizo $400 and Kevin Oditt $400. The other expenditures were for various expenses.

Qanon republicans fizzle at CCISD board meeting

December 14, 2021

It’s just so f*cking embarrassing.

The Qanon republicans that have abused the CCISD School Board over the last few months met strong resistance from the community and pretty much just fizzled out. The entire meeting can be viewed below with public comments starting at 1:37:00.

The usual speakers included Christine Parizo whining, once again, about voter fraud with unsubstantiated claims of votes being changed. Parizo lost her race for CCISD School Board by 25 points. Not 2. Not 5. 25. She paid for a recount and lost by 25 points, again. The total vote count was 841 vs 1406 for her opponent. Her website claims she has filed a complaint with the Texas Attorney General but the AG had this to say:

Other speakers continued their attack on “CRT” which many could not even spell and once again the Board had to remind them that CRT was not taught in CCISD, was never taught, and will never be taught mainly because CRT is a graduate class and not suitable for undergraduate classes, high school, middle school, elementary school, or kindergarten. The “Fire the Superintendent” crowd seemed to have lost it’s steam and was subdued in their Qanon-ness.

Many speakers thanked the Board for what they are doing and praised the Superintendent for a job well done. (not perfect, but well done). Overall the Qanon’s were not as embarrassing as they have been in the past. Still embarrassing, but not as bad.

December 13, 2021 – Regular Meeting – CCISD Board of Trustees from CCISD Video on Vimeo.

Questions we should ask CCISD candidates.

March 8, 2023

Maybe the moderators of the various debates would consider asking these questions to the candidates.

The parents, students, and teachers are lucky to have a very impressive School Board to represent them in educational matters. Most of them are truly dedicated to making CCISD a shining example of how a school board can maintain and improve education for those entering the workforce or moving on to a college degree.

Unfortunately over the last coupe of elections special interest, partisan politics, and unlimited outside campaign funds have been introduced into our elections resulting in electing UFOs (Unqualified For Office) and bringing chaos into the board. Our district has survived this attack so far and has rejected extreme candidates in the last two elections but it continues in the election of 2023. With that in mind I think these are very valid questions to ask candidates running for the CCISD School Board:

Will you accept the results of the election after certification? The only answer should be YES or NO not YES or NO (unless I win) In the last two elections the losing candidates requested recounts, demanded investigations, and one actually sued the winning candidate to force a new election. (it was eventually withdrawn) There hasn’t been one single credible bit of evidence of voting irregularities in any local election, so will you accept the results of the election or should we expect you to whine like a little bitch if you lose?

Why are you running? If you are running against an incumbent tell us what drove you to challenge him/her. What is the School Board lacking that made you wake up one morning and say “I’m running for the school board!”. All candidates should make it very clear why they are running for an unpaid job that will take time and effort.

Will you accept out of district money? In the last election thousands of dollars came from a partisan organization into a losing effort to win a seat on the board. In one race $8000 was spent. In another $20,000 plus the partisan organization’s contribution in mailers. Will you be accepting support in money or resources from partisan organizations, PACs, out of district donors, or special interests?

Have you ever been a member of a political organization. If so what positions did you hold and how will that help you in school board matters? Participation in a political organization should not be a disqualifying attribute but it should be made clear to the voters. Many former board members have been associated with political organizations but they did not wear it on their shoulders and they have successfully represented the district and not party politics.

If you win and serve your term what will you want to have accomplished? Looking ahead, and looking back, what would be your shining achievement serving on the school board. What would you consider as your specific major accomplish?

What educational qualifications do you bring to the board? Have you participated in school board committee? Do you have an education background as a teacher, administrator, or employee of the school district. Have you participated in school activities with your kids?

We have a couple of good races coming up in May. Contact info, websites, etc will be provided soon. If you have other questions that should be asked please send them and I will update this post.

Why do you have to be a dick about everything? CCISD Trustee Scott Bowen

November 10, 2021

CCISD Trustee, Scott Bowen, is a Qanon republican. He won a seat on the CCISD school board and has served his party well by disrupting, disrespecting, and being a dick about everything. His latest childish dickishness was on full display, and on camera, at the last public comment session of the committee monthly meeting. Video below.

The public comment period of the CCISD meetings has become a Qanon free for all with conspiracy theorists, unqualified individuals giving medical advice, and former candidates like Christine Parizo who lost by 25 points whining about losing by 25 points. Those in the audience clap and cheer even though clapping and cheering is against the rules committee, and against common sense decency of civilization. It’s what we call in Texas a shitshow.

Bowen showed his dickness when a parent was distributing a document to each of the Trustees. She wore a mask because I believe she was being careful about COVID. As she passed by Bowen he played coughed on her then turned to Trustee Cottrell who joined him for a good laugh. It was all quite funny poking fun at a parent concerned about bringing a deadly virus back to her kids at home. Bowen just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a dick about everything. He did a great job.

I wonder if Bowen coughed on Scott Apley’s wife and infant child during his funeral. Apley was another Qanon, COVID denier, Dickinson City Councilman, and member of the Republican Party Executive Committee. He died of COVID.

Bowen jumps into the Bag of Dicks with Mark Henry, Randy Weber, Steve Stockman, the Galveston Young Republicans, Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert, and many many more.

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