After Democrats endorsed candidates in a North Texas school board race, Republican Party of Texas Chairman Allen West announced his endorsement of candidate Tommy Snyder for Grapevine-Colleyville school board trustee.

True Texas Project released a list of recommendations—not endorsements—for local elections in three counties this election. The recommendations came from TPP supporters living in those counties, not TTP board members. For the GCISD trustee election, they recommended Tommy Snyder, Casey Ford, and Cacy Tischer.

Democrats in Tarrant endorsed incumbents Jorge Rodriguez and Doug Noell, as well as newcomer Coley Canter.

West has since joined the fray, endorsing Snyder.

“The most important elected position in the United States of America is school board,” West said. “If we want to make sure we shape our future generations of young Americans, we’ve got to get people on school boards that understand we’ve got to get back to a system of education, not a system of indoctrination.”

“That’s why I’m so proud to endorse my friend, former soldier Tommy [Snyder],” he added.

West said Snyder informed him of a Marxist student club at Grapevine High School. An image of a flyer from the club has shared on social media by concerned GCISD citizens.

The club’s social media account confirmed the flyer’s authenticity but accused those sharing it of “covering up” the portion of the flyer that says, “GCISD is not responsible for or affiliated with the content of this flyer.” They say the First Amendment protects students’ rights to form such a club and that they are “an entirely student-led/organized group” and “receive no support, outside [of] approval to use school facilities.”

“I did not serve 22 years so we could have Marxist clubs in our schools,” West said in his announcement.

“We want to make a shift from the liberal indoctrination and the Marxist and communist social indoctrination,” Snyder commented.

This year, Texas parents have been exposed to the pervasiveness of Democrat agendas in public schools, with radical Marxist documents shared in Plano ISD, a Wylie school assignment comparing police to Ku Klux Klansmen, images of same-sex couples in a Keller ISD book about families meant for 3-year-olds, and Carroll ISD’s board trying to ram through a pro-LGBTQ “Cultural Competence Action Plan.”

School board and other local elections usually held in May were moved to November due to concerns about the Chinese coronavirus, and the nominally nonpartisan races are at the bottom of the ballot.

“We must go from the White House down to the schoolhouse,” West said.

Early voting is underway through October 30 for the November 3 election.

Robert Montoya

A former filmmaker, University of North Texas graduate, and one-time assistant language teacher, Robert Montoya misses Japan and the 1980s. He is an investigative reporter for Texas Scorecard.

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