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July 11-13, 2018 | Sheraton Dallas


March 15 was the deadline for candidates to pre-file to run for ATPE state office. Candidates may also run from the floor at this year’s HOD.

Here are your 2017-18 state officer candidates.


State President

Candidate Profile: Carl Garner

Carl’s Election Video


Carl Garner (Region 10 Mesquite ATPE)

State Vice President

Candidate Profile: Michael Sweet

Michael’s Election Video







Michael Sweet (Region 1 Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ATPE)


Candidate Profile: Byron Hildebrand

Byron’s Election Video


Byron Hildebrand (Region 20 San Antonio ATPE)


State Secretary

Candidate Profile: Cesarea Germain







Cesarea “Cesar” Germain (Region 2 Corpus Christi ATPE)


Candidate Profile: Tonja Gray

Tonja’s Election Video


Tonja Gray (Region 14 Abilene ATPE)

State Treasurer

Candidate Profile: Stacey Ward

Stacey’s Election Video







 Stacey Ward (Region 4 Humble ATPE)


Candidate Profile: Jimmy Lee

Jimmy’s Candidate Video







Jimmy Lee (Region 8 Paris ATPE)