People who know Tony Pompa personally will tell you that he’s a tremendous person and a strong fiscal conservative, who’s worked for over twenty years to build a great business and an even greater reputation for giving back to our community.
They’ll also tell you that he’s been great on the school board and built a strong, conservative voting record, while there.
In the past three years, Tony’s voted to cut tax rates twice. He’s voted to cut wasteful spending and turn the district’s finances from annual deficits to a $10 million surplus, which they’re using to build schools – instead of funding them through more debt.
He’s supported in-district school choice, which has been great for families, and a Superintendent’s contract that includes incentives for improved student performance – one of very few in the country like that. Tony’s brought modern, conservative business principles to public education – and it’s worked.
Tony’s also a loving husband and father. He and Julie met in college, married in their junior year, and now have five beautiful daughters.
Tony’s not your typical Republican candidate. In fact, he may be one of the few, if not the only conservative Republican candidate to have started off in this country as an undocumented immigrant. At age 11, his mother, brought him across the border from Mexico. Tony and his family have truly lived the American Dream. Coming from modest means, with no electricity or running water in their home, to building a great life, with the help of family, friends and neighbors.
Tony is clearly a unique Republican, and it’s going to take a unique Republican candidate to win this State Senate seat in November.
Here’s what we know: Despite the fact that our district has voted for the Republican candidate for President two elections in a row, the Republican candidates for State Senate have failed to defeat Wendy Davis.