2018 Campaign Blog

The Poverty Conference

Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Brent attended the 2017 Poverty Conference at LeTourneau University's Belcher Center. The keynote speaker was Liz Murray, known for her "Homeless to Harvard" biography. The event included a community panel of key organizations and community leaders with insight into poverty in East Texas. 


Marshall Town Hall

Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Brent attended a town hall in Marshall, TX planned by Dr. Stephanie Gorski of Wiley College. Shirley McKellar also attended the event. The Marshall News Messenger covered it (shout out to Caleb Brabham for a great write-up): https://www.marshallnewsmessenger.com/news/2017/aug/24/democratic-congressional-hopefuls-visit-with-resid/.


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Harrison County Texas Democratic Women

Thursday, August 17, 2017. Brent was invited by the Harrison County chapter of the Texas Democratic Women to speak about his campaign. It was a great group and a great discussion.


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Beto O'Rourke Lufkin Meet & Greet

Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Brent and the campaign team attended Beto O'Rourke's Lufkin Meet & Greet at Casa Ole. It was great getting to support Beto and meet local supporters!


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Beto O'Rourke Town Hall

Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Brent attended Beto O'Rourke's Town Hall in Nacogdoches, TX. It was an amazing event with a fantastic turnout!


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Walker County Democrat Club

Monday, August 14, 2017. Brent was invited to speak at the Walker County Democrat Club monthly meeting in Huntsville, TX. Thank you for such a great event!


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Indivisible Nacogdoches Meeting

Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Heather and I had a great time at the Indivisible Nacogdoches Meeting.


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Nacogdoches County Texas Democratic Women

Thursday, August 3, 2017. The Nacogdoches County Texas Democratic Women invited me to tell them a little about myself and our campaign (http://tdw.org/NacogdochesCounty/).


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Longview Metro Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, August 1, 2017. It was a privilege to be given a few minutes to introduce myself to the Longview Metro Chamber of Commerce (http://longviewmetrochamber.com/).


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Democratic Women of East Texas

Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Jara Butler, Texas Young Democrats National Committeewoman, spoke at the Democratic Women of East Texas's July Meeting. Skye Todd represented the campaign at this event.


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Pride of East Texas Rally in Lufkin

Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Skye Todd from the campaign attended the Pride of East Texas rally to protest the proposed "bathroom" bill being considered in special session (in the Texas legislature).


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LSVAP (em) Power Hour

Sunday, July 16, 2017. Skye Todd from the campaign attended this event at Maklemore's in Nacogdoches on July 16, 2017. It was put on by the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project, a group that provides advocacy, education, and free legal services for immigrant victims of abuse (https://www.lsvap.org/).



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NAACP Annual Scholarship Gala

Friday, July 14, 2017. Heather and I were honored to be able to attend the Longview NAACP Annual Scholarship Gala & Image Awards. Thanks to Steve Crane for the invitation. Thanks to everyone involved for such an inspiring event.


Longview Education Rally

Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Brent attended a teacher rally in Longview at the Gregg County courthouse. Educators from all over East Texas gathered to protest rising insurance costs and a lack of support for public education. Brent asked a few teachers for pictures with their signs. He was also interviewed for a short news segment about the rally by Longview's KLTV (link to video).


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Gregg County Democratic Party Meeting

Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Thanks to James Cogar and the Gregg County Democratic Party for giving me few minutes to speak at their meeting.


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Nacogdoches County Democratic Party Meeting

Monday, July 10, 2017. Skye Todd and Ben Warden represented the campaign at the Nacogdoches Country Democratic Party meeting. Thanks to Mike Strong, County Democratic Party Chair, for making us feel welcome.

VOET Luncheon in Tyler

Monday, July 24, 2017. Brent and his wife, heather (and their kids: Kennedy, Marin and Stuart) attended a luncheon put on by Mary Linehan and Voices of East Texas (V.O.E.T) in Tyler at the Athena Greek & American Family Restaurant. It was a great event.


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Tyler Meet & Greet

Saturday, June 22, 2017. Brent Beal held a meet & greet on at The Foundry Coffee House in Tyler. The event was set up by the campaign's Skye Todd.


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Nacogdoches Juneteenth

Saturday, June 17, 2017. Brent and the Nacogdoches County Democrats marched in the Nacogdoches Juneteenth parade. Thanks to Drew and Sue Wenner for arranging the campaign's participation.


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Lufkin Juneteenth

Saturday, June 17, 2017. Skye Todd, from our campaign organization, and Laura Bowman, Angier Peavy, and other folks from Indivisible Deep East Texas and the Angelina County Democratic Party attended the Lufkin Juneteenth celebration.


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