Thomas Ratliff

Mount Pleasant Republican Thomas Ratliff
State of Texas

Thomas Ratliff, who has represented Northeast Texas on the Texas State Board of Education since 2011, chose not to run for re-election in this year's Republican Party primary election. The top two finishers in that contest - Mary Lou Bruner and Keven M. Ellis - will face one another in a May 24 runoff election, as neither candidate won a majority of the March 1 vote. Ratliff is candid in his concerns about Bruner, who he sees as someone who would be a "distraction" on the 15-member body that manages the state's Permanent School Funs and sets textbook standards for the state's public schools.

Ratliff: AYP and What It Really Means to Texas

Aug 22, 2012

MT. PLEASANT - State Board of Education Member Thomas Ratliff is speaking out on the recent Adequate Yearly Progress report and the “distorted view it is providing to Texans about our schools.”

Education at the forefront of Friday breakfast

Oct 11, 2011

GREENVILLE - District 2 State Senator Bob Deuell will be recognized with the Champion for Children Award at this Friday’s Wake Up to the Issues breakfast, presented by the Greenville Chamber.