Who am I?

Michael Cole is a 38 year old educator at LCM Alternative center in Orange Texas. He is a type one diabetic that has lost his right foot. He understands the need for affordable health care. As an educator he sees the importance of a funding for education.

His father was a Vietnam Veteran that died from the effects of Agent Orange. This gives Michael the understanding of how necessary it is to provide funding for the VA.

At LCM Michael sponsors the Chess and Robotics teams. He is an avid follower of NASA and enjoys science and history.

Why am I running?

Michael has this to say..

"The 36th District of Texas is an amazing district. In it is arguably the home of the largest collection of petrochemical plants and refineries in the nation if not the world. It is the hone of NASA; the Port of Houston handles more tonnage per day that most ports in the world."

"The this district we have incredible resources, oil, natural gas, fertile land and water. Unfortunately we squander our most import resource: the people."

"In this district of 650,000 people 1 in 6, 125,000 of our neighbors live in poverty. 43,000 of them are children. That is unacceptable. It is for them that I am running, to make the riches and opportunities available in this slice of Texas available to all."

My Goals

Michael wants to increase NASA funding to 1 percent of the budget. This would increase spending for 17 billion to 50 billion allowing the agency to reach even further into the stars and unlock the secrets of this planet and the cosmos

He is also big on infrastructure development in his district. He wants to secure funding to ensure that the Port of Houston remains open for business and competitive. He also has plans to work on allocating money to the Ports of Orange and Liberty to allow them to increase their barge traffic and allow Houston to take on even more cargo in and out of the Gulf coast. Investing in high speed rail, communications, roads and bridges as well, creates jobs, secures domestic security and gives good paying jobs to people allowing them to not only survive but thrive.

Michael wants to make the Ike Dike a reality. By building a system of levees and dikes, it protects not only industry but lives.

My DFA Values

Community, security and liberty are all cornerstones of a health and strong American Republic. Unless the community is healthy, there is no security; and no liberty if a person is forced to work multiple jobs, jobs without a future or with low wages just to for benefits. Unless the community is well educated, the community is susceptible to the designs of the less than honest persons in our society; a person that is not educated is not free.

The strength of our community relies on how we come together as a people to provide for our common defense and general welfare.

My Campaign is People Powered!

We are making as many positions volunteer positions as possible. We are appointing precinct captains, hosting house parties and encouraging as many people as possible to become part of the process.

Having so many former students, Michael is able to call on energetic and motivated young adults to get involved.

From here we plan on holding county events such as cook-offs, walks, family days and other events that show the dedication of this campaign to the people that live in the district.

Voice support


  • Clinton Anderson, NM
  • Jacqueline Hays
  • Sue Little
  • franchesca Cole
  • Jacqueline Hays
  • Camilla Appelquest, TX
  • Aron Duhon
  • Janet Price
  • donnie barnes
  • Kris Williams
...and 6 more.

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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