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Valinda Bolton Works for Common Good
Postmarks  October 25, 2008
"...Dear Editor, Valinda Bolton is a proven bipartisan state representative that works for the common good of all of her constituents and will not be a puppet for Tom Craddick and his right-hand minion Terry Keel ["Great Works of Political Fiction,” News, Oct. 17]..."

Talking Travis: Valinda Bolton
District 47 rep fights the tax war for fire fighters
DAILY News  May 14, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...It takes a brave politician to tackle taxes or property rights in Texas: Being on the County Affairs and Land & Resource Management committees, Rep. Valinda Bolton deals with both...."

Bolton Gives Dems a Clean Travis Sweep
DAILY News  November 8, 2006, by Michael King
"...The Travis County Republican Party's "No Blue Dot" campaign (referring to Travis County's tendency to appear as a blue Democratic Dot on Republican red Texas election maps) has failed miserably. It took until nearly midnight, but with all 46 precincts reporting, Democrat Valinda Bolton has defeated Republican Bill Welch in state House Dist..."

Bolton Gets a Challenger
Ex-RECA board member Paul Workman running in HD-47 as Republican
DAILY News  November 2, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...Getting called the "RECA candidate" can be tough in Austin elections, but Paul Workman is probably hoping that his connection to the Real Estate Council of Austin will be a plus. The former building firm CEO announced Friday that he plans to run for the Republican nomination for House District 47 Democrat – Valinda Bolton's seat...."

NARAL Supports Bolton, Maldonado
NARAL Pro-Choice Texas PAC throws its support to the candidates it believes will fight for women's rights
News Story  October 10, 2008, by Jordan Smith
"...3 the NARAL Pro-Choice Texas political action committee announced its endorsements of two Central Texas Dem women, District 47 Rep. Valinda Bolton and Williamson Co..."

Bolton's Thick Blue Line
Bolton wins law enforcement endorsements, despite opponent's law-and-order ties
News Story  September 19, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...In picking up a slew of local law-enforcement and emergency-service union endorsements, Rep. Valinda Bolton, D-Austin, has scored a pre-election coup in her effort to defend her House seat against Republican challenger Donna Keel..."

Republicans Vie for Bolton's Seat
Workman and Turner go head to head for chance to wrest HD 47 from Dems
News Story  April 2, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...Republicans have eyed House District 47 as a winnable seat since they lost it in 2006. Yet they must endure a possibly bruising April 13 primary run-off to see who will challenge Democratic incumbent Valinda Bolton in November...."

Redrawing History in HD47
Workman campaign breaks out the Photoshop
DAILY News  October 14, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...In the case of Republican candidate for House District 47 Paul Workman, it seems that if you can't find a picture of Rep. Valinda Bolton, D-Austin, standing near a photo of Pres..."

More Austin Politicos Choose Sides on President
The mayor sides with Obama, three state reps choose Clinton
DAILY News  February 15, 2008, by Lee Nichols
"...Two days ago, state Reps. Valinda Bolton, Eddie Rodriguez, and Donna Howard endorsed Sen..."

Workman Diagnosed With Cancer
HD-47 GOPer to undergo surgery in November
DAILY News  October 22, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...Full statements from the Workman campaign and his opponent, Rep. Valinda Bolton, D-Austin, after the break...."

Weekend Election Update
Filings still trickle in, but now there's a real primary
DAILY News  December 11, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...Could election filings in Travis County get any slower? So far, there's a grand total of one actual primary next year: ex-Real Estate Council of Austin board member Paul Workman has filed in the Republican primary in House District 47, so it's him versus Holly White Turner to face presumed Democratic nominee Rep. Valinda Bolton next November...."

House Dems Happy
Early voting looks good for Travis County reps
DAILY News  November 4, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...The ony close result is House District 47, where Donna Keel (and all that Craddick-friendly money) has pulled in 47% to Rep. Valinda Bolton's 53%: A comfy margin for the incumbent, but there's still all of today's votes to be counted..."

Final Filers Flurry for State Rep
GOPers to challenge Naishtat, Bolton, Howard, and Strama
DAILY News  January 3, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...Were they keeping their powder dry, or did it take to the last minute to find some candidates? Either way, in the last two days of filings for the March 4 primary, five GOPers have filed with Travis County Republican Party to take on the local incumbent Democratic state reps. Donna Keel, who hopes to run against Valinda Bolton in District 47, now has some company in the pack. Business consultant Jim Hasik has filed to challenge Elliott Naishtat, while financial adviser and former failed Lloyd Doggett opponent Jerry J..."

Run-off Roundup
District 47: Welch vs. Bolton
News Story  April 14, 2006, by Amy Smith
"...He's been down this road before, without much luck. Welch handily beat GOP run-off rival Alex Castano Tuesday with 55% of the vote, while his new opponent – Democrat Valinda Bolton – emerged the clear victor over run-off hopeful Jason Earle..."

A Very Special Sine Die
Governor gets all of what he needed, none of what he wanted from special session
DAILY News  July 3, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...So was it worth coming back? "You mean driving all of the 17 minutes from my house to the Capitol?" said Rep. Valinda Bolton, D-Austin...."

Turnaround Tale
Annie's List jumps out of the red and into the blue
News Story  December 8, 2006, by Amy Smith
"...The gathering upstairs was supposed to have been a small, private affair, where Valinda Bolton would hole up with campaign staff, friends, family, and political number crunchers to wait out the election returns. It was a long evening..."

Taking Back the House
Texas Democrats say this could be their November
News Story  October 10, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...Instead, the Republican-run gerrymandering of the House, intended to build a permanent GOP majority in Texas and Washington, has apparently lasted but two full electoral cycles. In November 2006, the Dems recaptured five House seats: Allen Vaught in Dallas County's House District 107, Paula Pierson (Tarrant County, HD 93), Juan Garcia (Cal­houn County, HD 32), Ellen Cohen (Harris County, HD 134), and Valinda Bolton (Travis County, HD 47)..."

On the Lege
Rose, Dukes rewarded for standing with Craddick
News Column  February 2, 2007, by Amy Smith
"...Gattis is also the only CenTex rep to secure a seat on the Natural Resources Committee, which will consider important water-related issues this session. Austin Democrats Eddie Rodriguez and Valinda Bolton had unsuccessfully sought appointments to Natural Resources because of critical water quality and water supply issues facing the region...."

GOP Takes Travis Seat in House Rout
Bolton loses while Howard squeaks by
News Story  November 5, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...The most shocking result in Travis County was the defeat of two-term House District 47 incumbent Valinda Bolton by Paul Work­man. The former Real Estate Council of Austin board member ran a smear campaign against the incumbent as soft on violent sex offenders – a particularly vile claim considering Bolton's decades of service for multiple charities and agencies providing support to the victims of sexual assault...."

House Districts 47 and 48: Suburbs Flex Muscle
Anti-Obama sentiment motivated Republican voters
News Story  November 12, 2010, by Lee Nichols and Nick Barbaro
"...suburban/rural, with Reps. Valinda Bolton and Donna Howard's boxes hugging close to the city, with the exception of one Bolton precinct...."

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