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HD 101: Rep.
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State Representative Robert Miklos represents the eastern parts of Dallas County, including Mesquite.
A former Chief Prosecutor for the City of Dallas
and a past President of the Mesquite Bar Association
Miklos joined the State House in 2009, after defeating Republican Mike Anderson in 2008.
Rep. Miklos is running this time with the support of firefighters, police, and teachers.
A Democrat who represents the needs of his
district, Miklos' campaign has knocked on over 14,000 doors already this cycle, before the Labor Day field plan kicks in.
The district is one of the many in suburban areas of Texas that has turned to Democrats on the State House
level in recent years -- predominantly because of the focus on pocketbook issues in areas undergoing demographic change.
emphasis on issues like utility and insurance rates, as well as jobs and the economy, Rep.
has turned most of his
legislative attention into reducing the rising costs associated with Republican rule in Texas.
Miklos' legislative agenda has earned him support from numerous community leaders and organizations, and as an incumbent he's
shown a propensity to pro-actively get engaged with the people he
life working with.
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Endorsed by CLEAT, Gets Challenger
State Representative Robert Miklos received an encorsement from the Combined Law Enforcement Associaitions of Texas (CLEAT) today, in honor of the work he did as a Freshman Demcorat on behalf of law enforcement in the 2009 Legislative Session.
From the press release:
"Robert had a successful session and proved that he is a great friend to law enforcement," Charley Wilkison, CLEAT's Director of Public Affairs said.
Representative Miklos served on the Criminal Jurisprudence and Urban Affairs Committees.
These two committees were responsible for bills pertaining to law enforcement.
Because of this, Miklos
worked closely with CLEAT to ensure their concerns were raised and addressed in committee.
In addition to committee work, Representative Miklos authored two bills that directly affected Texas Law Enforcement officers and their families.
HB 1545, involved a police officer's ability to return back to work during the appeal of a mediators ruling.
HB 2145, allowed for one family member of certain deceased peace officers to make an oral statement regarding the terms of a plea agreement.
Both bills were passed out of committee.
Representative Miklos was also the House sponsor of SB 11, the omnibus anti-gang bill.
Rep. Miklos also received word this week that he'd be getting an official challenger in his
general election campain.
The Mayor Pro Temp of Mesquite, Texas, has resigned to challenge Rep.
From the Plano Star Courier
Mesquite Mayor Pro Tem Greg Noschese resigned from his seat on the city council on Monday as he announced intentions to run for the Republican nomination for Texas House District 101.
Robert Miklos, a freshman House member from Mesquite and another TexBlog PAC endorsed candidate, raised $18,340 and has $20,656 on hand.
Democrats like Kristi Thibaut, Robert Miklos
, Chris Turner and others will do incredible work in smaller committees.
HD-101: Robert Miklos (D) vs.
Candidate Page: Robert Miklos
is a strong progressive, running well on the issues that resonate best with new Democratic voters -- lower utility rates, affordable college tuition, and no new toll roads.
is facing a small uphill battle in fundraising, as well.
All those factors considered -- Miklos
, along with Democrat Carol Kent, is running in Dallas County, where Democrats performed exceptionally well in 2006.
is also expected to get strong support from traditional Democratic donors, which should help him catch up in fundraising.
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