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Veteran journalist to seek SBOE seat
GONZALES -- Longtime small-town journalist Dave Mundy has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination for the District 3 seat on the State Board of Education.
District 3 includes Bee, Brooks, Duval, Gonzales, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Lavaca, Live Oak, McMullen, Starr, Wilson, and parts of Bexar and Hidalgo counties.
Mundy is the general manager and editor of the Gonzales Cannon newspaper and has nearly two decades experience in covering education issues. While managing editor of the Katy Times in the late 1990s, his reporting earned a Best Coverage of Education award from the National Newspaper Association and a Jim Lehrer Award for fairness in journalism, in addition to numerous regional and state awards. He reported extensively on the contentious re-write of the state’s education standards in 1995-98, and later published a book following that process called DUH! Texas: A Case Study in Educational Takeover.
“I am not a ‘good Republican,’” Mundy said. “Principle is more important than party. I am arguably taking on one of the toughest challenges in the state -- this district is designed to be a ‘Hispanic Democrat’ district. But we’re going to mobilize and enlist the legions of conservative Tejanos of South Texas -- people our opponents say don’t exist -- and prove that our shared Texas values are more powerful than their attempts to divide and conquer based on race and ethnicity.”
Mundy, 54, is a Marine Corps veteran of the Desert Storm era. He has worked for newspapers throughout Texas over the past 35 years, as well as military publications as a Marine Combat correspondent.
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