El Paso Matters sent questionnaires to every candidate in a contested primary race to help you decide who you want to represent you. Candidates were asked to limit their responses to 100 words. Responses have been lightly edited for grammar and to fit the word count.
State Board of Education District 1: Republican Primary
The 15 members of the State Board of Education set statewide curriculum and standards, review and adopt instructional materials and review proposed awards of new charter schools. District 1 encompasses El Paso and 29 other counties, mostly in West Texas and along the Mexican border.