Democratic Candidate for Texas House District 16

Many of you know me, but for those that I haven’t met yet, I’m Mike Midler and I’m running as a Democrat for the District 16 seat in the Texas State Legislature against Will Metcalf. Our challenges are great. Confidence in incumbents, in fact, in our government as a whole, is at an all-time low. Liberals are sometimes accused of wanting change for the sake of change. Conservatives often think things would be better if we could return to the past. Labels are broad with varied meanings, so I am careful in using them en masse, but, as a Democrat, as a Progressive, and as a student of History I believe we can find much greatness in our past…Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and others were all great statesmen in their time. But their time is in the past. We do not have to return to their time to “make America great again.” America is already great. And we have it in our power, through our vote, to make a greater future for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren. I’m not going to tell you that if you vote for me I’ll make you wealthier or happier or better looking. I’m not going to tell you I’m going to change the world overnight. But what I will commit to is working hard for EVERYONE, giving an honest effort, and being held accountable for my actions. Change is gradual, but it is constantly happening. In the past year, I would argue that change has taken a step or two backward. But as human beings, we get to make mistakes AND we get the opportunity to correct those mistakes. I hope you’ll consider giving me your vote in November and together we can all return to making a positive change in our politics, our community, and our lives. We owe it to our future and to future generations.

About me: I am a lifelong Democrat and ran for the legislature in Wyoming back in the 1980’s. I graduated from Indiana University with degrees in political science and forensic studies in 1976. Prior to college, I served for two years in the US Marine Corps in Vietnam. I taught AP Government and Politics, Economics, and Criminal Justice before retiring after 40 years in education. I continue to do substitute teaching in Conroe ISD. My wife, Jill, and I live in Graystone Hills in Conroe. I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting as many people as possible, and sharing ideas about the future of our area and the state. There is a lot of work to be done!

If you’d like to contribute to the cause, you can visit my DONATIONS page. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated.