We always encourage SAGE Members to research candidates prior to voting. Below is a video clip of the question about Gifted Education that was asked during the “For the Future Candidates Forum – Northeast Tarrant County,” held on January 29, 2020, and hosted by the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Council of PTAs and Raise Your Hand Texas.

Citizens were invited to submit questions prior to this candidate forum, and candidates gave their prepared answers at the forum. All Candidates were invited to the forum. The questions were read by the moderator, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill.

The video clip shows the question about gifted education. The candidates are running to represent GCISD-area citizens.

“In 2019, our Texas lawmakers repealed an allotment for Gifted Education in House Bill 3. How do you envision the state’s role in helping school districts continue to strengthen their specialized gifted and talented programs?”

Candidates (in order of appearance on video):

  • Taylor Gillig
    Republican for House District 92
  • Debra Edmondson
    Democrat for House District 98
  • Jeff Whitfield
    Democrat for House District 92
  • Steve Riddell
    Democrat for House District 92
  • Jim Griffin
    Republican for House District 92
  • Rep. Giovanni Capriglione
    Republican – Incumbent – House District 98

The Primary Election will be held March 3; each party will elect its candidate to be on the ballot for the November election.

For further information, see our page: Why GT