State Board of Ed., District 5: Mercer Expels Montgomery
"Dr. Leininger bought the State Board of Education back in the Nineties and now he's doing it again," Montgomery told the San Antonio Express-News. "I took the lead in helping to clean up the Permanent School Fund and these people don't like me for it. All this talk of who's conservative enough is just a smokescreen. It's all about getting control of that money."
As has become too typical of SBOE races, no Democrat filed to run for District 5; Mercer will face Libertarian Bill Oliver of Temple in the fall.