RELEASE: Democratic State Representatives John Bucy III and James Talarico Endorse Mike Collier for Texas Lt. Governor Against Dan Patrick

November 18, 2021

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RELEASE: Democratic State Representatives John Bucy III and James Talarico Endorse Mike Collier for Texas Lt. Governor Against Dan Patrick

AUSTIN, TX –Today, Democratic State Representatives John Bucy III and James Talarico announced their endorsements of Mike Collier in his run to unseat Dan Patrick. 

Both elected in 2018, having flipped seats held by Republicans, Representatives Bucy and Talarico have worked closely with Mike Collier to help elect Democrats for nearly a decade, all sharing a passion for Texas public schools and their commitments to Texas students, parents, and teachers. In 2018, Representative John Bucy was named Freshman of the Year by the House Democratic Caucus and in 2021 Representative James Talarico was named one of the Best Legislators by Texas Monthly, among other honors. 

Texas Democratic State Representative John Bucy III issued the following statement:

“We know Mike and Mike knows us. That is why I am proud to endorse Mike Collier for Lieutenant Governor. He has consistently been in the fight—working alongside us for years to bring much needed change to the leadership in Texas. Whether it’s expanding Medicaid to bring down the cost of health care, fixing our vulnerable power grid, or making sure students get a quality education, Mike Collier understands the issues facing the people of our state and he will bring real leadership to the office of Lieutenant Governor. 

“Whether or not he has been on the ballot, Mike Collier has always shown up for Democrats here in Williamson County and all across the state. I look forward to seeing him take the reins back from our current failed leadership, and showing us what a real Texas Lieutenant Governor can do. Texas will be well-served by a Lt. Governor Mike Collier, and that is why I am proud to endorse him today.”

Texas Democratic State Representative James Talarico issued the following statement:

“Mike Collier is the clear choice for Lieutenant Governor and a champion for the people of Texas. Mike understands the issues that Texans face and will work hard to give everyone a seat at the table. I know Mike is committed to a future where our state government protects the most vulnerable. It’s time to refocus the Texas Legislature on the real issues affecting Texans and stop the endless culture wars.  

“As a former teacher, I know that Mike is particularly focused on real improvements to our public school system. He will fight to fully fund our public schools, increase teacher pay, and improve educational outcomes. I am proud to endorse my friend, Mike Collier, and am excited to work with him for the people of Texas.” 

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