Mike Collier Unveils Major Education Reform Proposal

September 28th, 2017 Contact: Chaille Jolink, [email protected]

Mike Collier Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas Unveils Major Education Reform Proposal

Grapevine, TX -- Today, September 28th, 2017, Mike Collier released a major education reform proposal in Grapevine, Texas.

“I decided to run for office because my property tax bill kept going up yet the quality of our public schools remained flat. I knew something was terribly wrong, and I discovered that our political leaders were allowing large property owners to cheat the system.

“We absolutely can have excellent public schools, and we don’t have to pay such high property taxes to get them. We just need leaders who are independent, devoted to public education, and who have the financial and business acumen to make things happen.

“We can deliver meaningful education reform that puts more dollars in the classroom, while reducing property taxes for homeowners and small businesses. We can do it by closing a massive corporate tax loophole that only benefits large corporations.

“I look forward to discussing these reforms with Texans all around the state, and working with stakeholders to bring a workable, public school reform plan to the job of Lt Governor, the job I hope to earn come November 2018. Together we're going to make Texas proud.”

Read the full policy proposal here.

The campaign also debuted a new digital ad this week on the topic of property taxes and corporate accountability, which can be seen here.

Mike Collier is a proven business leader with an unblemished record of integrity and service. He is committed to excellent public education, reforming school funding, making property taxes fair again, and genuine fiscal responsibility. Mike went to high school in Georgetown, Texas and was first chair trumpet in the 1979 Texas All-State Symphony Orchestra. He went to UT, marched in the Longhorn Band, and started his career at Exxon Corporation. He later earned an MBA from UT before joining Price Waterhouse (now PwC) where he became a senior partner. Mike and his wife Suzanne met at UT and have been married almost 29 years. They have two sons (and a wonderful daughter-in- law), both of whom attended public schools, graduated from UT, and moved back to the Houston area and are close to Mom and Dad. Mike ran for Texas Comptroller in 2014 on the Democratic Ticket and served as Finance Chair for the Texas Democratic Party until March, 2017. For more information please visit CollierforTexas.com.

Press Release | Posted on September 28, 2017