In 2012 because of redistricting, all seats on the Texas State Board of Education will be on the ballot. Even though many of us just ran in 2010, we will be required to run again in 2012 if we intend to retain our seats.
I am humbled to request your financial help for my re-election campaign. Your gift today of $5, $10, $25, $50, or more will help to ensure my conservative representation on the State Board of Education (SBOE).
As you know, because of my conservative leadership, I am again a target of the far left. I need your support to defend my seat.
Many supporters do not realize that as an elected State Board of Education member representing 1.8 million constituents in twelve counties, I receive no salary or benefits.
For example, a State Representative, who represents 150,000 constituents, is blessed with an officeholder allowance from the State of Texas of about $160,000 per year. That funding supports an office in Austin, an office in the Representative's home district, three or more professional staffers, mailers to constituents, several computers, cell phones, furniture, and other equipment.
A State Representative also receives a small monthly salary, health insurance, and is enrolled in the pension plan.
Again, as a Member of the State Board of Education, I do not receive any allowance or salary.
This is not a complaint -- just a fact. My intention is to help my constituents to understand why I need your financial help to defend our values.
There are three ways you can financially help our campaign. All information is found at:
First, you can go online to www.VoteKenMercer.com and contribute using the "DONATE" button. Your contribution is secured using PayPal.
Second, some have expressed a desire to give a "reoccurring" amount of $9.95 or more a month. The "Recurring Donation" button is also found at: www.VoteKenMercer.com.
Finally, you can use the regular U.S. mail and send your gift to:
Friends of Ken Mercer
P.O. Box 781301
San Antonio, Texas 78278-1301
Please make your checks out to: Friends of Ken Mercer
Thank you for allowing me to represent you on the Texas State Board of Education. As always, please remember our 12- year theme of "Family, Faith and Freedom." We want to strengthen the family, respect our faith, and defend our freedom!
Ken Mercer (R - Bexar) is a current Member of the State Board of Education and a former State Representative. Mercer now represents 1.85 million constituents in twelve counties including Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Llano and parts of Bell, Bexar and Travis.