A review of University of Texas Regent Janiece Longoria’s campaign donations reveals a large amount of money given to liberal Democrats.
The memorandum, published by the American Accountability Foundation, discloses what they call a “potential misalignment between Regent Longoria’s priorities and the values held by Texas voters.”
Longoria’s donation record shows at least $73,357 given to Democrats, including former Houston mayor Anise Parker and current Houston mayor Sylvester Turner; State Sens. Carol Alvarado (Houston), John Whitmire (Houston), and Judith Zaffirini (Laredo); State Reps. Trey Martinez Fischer (San Antonio) and Jessica Ferrar (Houston); as well as U.S. Reps. Sylvia Garcia (Houston) and Sheila Jackson Lee (Houston).
The amount given to Democrats by Longoria is larger than the total amount she has donated to Gov. Greg Abbott, $61,100.
In fact, if her donations to Abbott and former Gov. Rick Perry ($28,500) are excluded, her record is a 2:1 Democrat donor.
“Regent Longoria’s donation history is, at best, ideologically incoherent. While she has donated large sums to Governor Abbott, her other donations point in a different direction. Senators might want to probe this discrepancy during the confirmation process,” the memorandum reads.
Longoria was reappointed to the board of regents by Abbott last month, alongside Austin businessman Rob Gauntt and San Antonio businessman James Weaver.
Abbott’s appointments to the board of regents are subject to approval by the Texas Senate, where State Sen. Donna Campbell (R–New Braunfels) chairs the Nominations Committee.