Republican Texas State Representative Scott Turner is a small businessman and former NFL player. After receiving his degree in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois, he began his 9-year NFL career, playing for the Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers, and the Denver Broncos. After retiring from the NFL, Turner returned to the Dallas area to pursue his business career. Turner is currently the Director of Business Development and Corporate Chaplain at Systemware, Inc.
borris miles/District 146, is a successful businessman and entrepreneur.He currently owns and operates the number one African american independent insurance agency in texas and third largest american independent agency in the united states.
Born prematurely (2 lb., 13 oz) and the child of divorced parents at an early age, Angela Tucker overcame adversity to become the 199th District Court's (Collin County, Texas) first black judge in its 170-year history. "My grandmother was my rock, she was my moral compass," Judge Tucker said. "My grandparents took me to church every Sunday, taught me right from wrong." She is a conservative Republican.
Lonnie E. Smith, black dentist and civil-rights activist. On July 27, 1940, he attempted to vote in the Democratic primary. He was denied a ballot under the white primary rules of the time. Smith, filed suit, in 1942. The court's decided in Smith favor. Since that time, all eligible Texans have had the right to vote in the primary election of their choice.
Marine biologist and college administrator, Samuel Milton Nabrit graduated from Walker Baptist Institute valedictorian in 1921, Morehouse College in 1925, and Brown University receiving the ScM and PhD 1928 and 1932. He became the 2nd President of Texas Southern University, the 1st African American to receive a doctorate from Brown University, the first Morehouse graduate to receive the PhD., and the 1st African American appointed to the Atomic Energy Commission.
James White is the Texas House Member for District 19. After graduating from college, he served in the US Army and then began a career as an educator, teaching American Government and Free Enterprise Economics. White has been a Republican since 1986 and has chaired Republican state senate district and US Congressional caucuses. He serves on the board for the Texas Federation of Republican Outreach, maintains a small cattle ranch, and has completed doctoral studies in Political Science.