Volume XXXI, Number 3
March 2016

THCA Endorsed Candidates Sweep Primary Contests

The party primaries held in Texas on Tuesday yielded positive results for candidates endorsed by the THCA PAC. All nine candidates endorsed by the PAC who had primary opponents won without a runoff. Most of these candidates are unopposed or face minimal opposition in the general election this November.

These candidates are:

  • Sen. Eddie Lucio, D- Harlingen
  • Sen. Carlos Uresti D-San Antonio
  • Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio
  • Rep. Cindy Burkett, R- Sunnyvale
  • Rep. Travis Clardy, R-Nacogdoches
  • Rep. Sarah Davis, R-West University Place
  • Rep. J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville
  • Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas
  • Tomas Uresti, D-San Antonio

The most important of these victories was the reelection by his constituents of House Speaker Joe Straus. Combined with results from around the state, Straus’ win makes it a virtual certainty that he will again serve as Speaker during the 2017 Legislative Session.

While long term care faces many challenges in the Legislature, Speaker Straus and his team have been supportive on our issues and worked well with THCA. We look forward to working with them in the years to come.

Thanks to THCA members who were volunteered for and supported candidates during this election season. Thanks also to our Candidates Committee, who examined these races and made recommendations for the first endorsements THCA has ever made.

THCA PAC will monitor other races through primary run offs in May and the general election in November and look for opportunities for our members to help candidates who will be supportive of our issues. We encourage everyone to communicate and build relationships with your legislators and legislative candidates and assist in campaigns this election year.

President’s Report


 Legislative Update

  • THCA Endorsed Candidates Sweep Primary Contests

 Commitment to Care

If you have any questions about the THCA Commitment to Care Initiative or would like to share your facilities successes please contact Gloria Bean-Williams by email or call (512) 458-1257.


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Announcements & Recognition

2016 THCA Membership Directory and Resource Guide COMING SOON!

Hard copies scheduled to be mailed out later this month, with a digital copy to be posted on our website mid-April!

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