Zachary Glendon Snyder
122 McGlothlin Campus Center
ACU Box 28198
Abilene, TX 79699-0001
To be completely frank, I am not sure it’s proper etiquette for me to
provide a public endorsement. However, I feel so compelled about the
need to support our teachers as they help our children achieve that I
cannot be silent. I am publicly endorsing the candidacy of Billy Enriquez.
A native Abilenian, Billy has served this community for over 40 years. I’ve
watched him serve on the school board after trustees appointed him
replacing State Representative Stan Lambert’s unexpired term. I’ve
observed first-hand the way he deliberately brings people together, how
he talks about “us,” instead of “them.” Billy is a uniter.
The Abilene independent School District is in a time of transition, and
like most of the state, we must address shifting demographics and the
implications for our teachers. Furthermore, our community faces
financial challenges as we seek to fund the instruction of our children.
Finally, we are not insulated from the national narrative; we must be
intentional and proactive about ways to work together for the common
For all these reasons, I am supporting Billy Enriquez. He is the type of
leader who can help us address the obstacles in front of us. He can do it
in a way that brings us to the table together: focused on collaboration
that puts our kids first. I respectfully ask you to join me and others in
support of our friend, Billy Enriquez.
April 19, 2018