Let the record speak

05/21/2014 5:22 PM

05/21/2014 5:23 PM

Regarding the April 2 article, “Cecilia Abbott has chance to make history in Texas: If her husband wins, she will be first Latina to become state’s first lady.”

When I read the Star-Telegram headline, I had to check the date.

This is 2014, when women make history on their own, not the 1950s when women could only achieve acclaim through their husband’s accomplishments.

Greg Abbott does not have Hispanic interests at heart just because he married a Latina.

As attorney general, he has not done what is good for Texas or for women or for Hispanics. Remember that Abbott used taxpayer money to defend the 2011 Legislature’s $5 billion cuts in public education.

If having a Hispanic wife didn’t influence him when he was attorney general, why would it if he becomes governor?

Of course, a Latina is running for office. Leticia Van de Putte is the woman poised to make history in Texas. Her record speaks for itself.

— Barbara Chiarello, Arlington

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