Supporters and Endorsements
Austin American-Statesman, 2008
Democratic incumbent Mark Strama, 41, is a candidate who has shown a remarkable ability to bring together diverse interests in the Texas House to get things done. There is simply no good reason to replace Strama, who has been a workhorse for his district and all Texans. ... To make government more transparent, Strama, a technology entrepreneur, authored legislation to create one-stop-shopping on the Internet to provide the public an accounting of government spending. ... Strama, who was elected to the House in 2004, has compiled an impressive record of accomplishments, passing complex legislation as well as bills aimed at making government more efficient.
Austin Chronicle, 2008
During the revolt against Speaker Craddick last session, Strama could have shrunk into the background like some other members of his caucus pegged as Craddick Ds. Instead, he delivered a clear legal argument that dismantled Craddick's claims that he who wields the gavel wields absolute authority. His package of proposals to create an independent redistricting committee, to expand campaign finance reform, and to improve ballot access could make him a major factor in political battles before the 2010 redistricting. In addition, his authoring of effective green legislation and creating funding that bridges the gap for veterans going to college are solid policy.
Mark has also been supported in past elections by...
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC
Texas Trial Lawyers Association PAC
Texas Civil Justice League PAC
Austin Police Association PAC
Texas Fraternal Order of Police
Travis County Law Enforcement Association
Austin Firefighters Association
Pflugerville Professional Firefighters Association
Texas Classroom Teachers Association
Texas State Teachers Association
National Federation of Independent Business/Texas SAFE
Texas Association of Realtors
Austin Lesbian/Gay Political Caucus
Austin Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus - Texas
Texas Hospital Association PAC
Texas Medical Association PAC