I am T.G. Caraway. I’m running for Lubbock County Commissioner Pct. 4.
For over 38 years I have been a community activist involved in issues that I am passionate about. Family farmers, the arts and music community, veterans, state employees, home healthcare workers, and teachers have been my focus, working to ensure they have a seat at the table when the powers that be meet to decide their fate.
I am ready to step forward and be a leader at the courthouse, Austin and Washington D.C. for all the citizens of Lubbock County.
We are at a crossroads in our nation where new leadership is needed and wanted. I have worked in public service from lobbying Congress and State Legislatures, serving our country in the U.S. Air Force for seven years, working as a state employee at Texas Tech and at the Capitol in Austin. I have helped state employees, home healthcare workers, and teachers to organize for better pay and benefits. And as a federal employee to ensure our local farmers commodities are graded fairly.
I will be honest and trustworthy with our county resources. I will be an advocate for improved mobility, smart economic development, and a groundbreaker for renewable energy in Lubbock County.
2018 will be a watershed year for the direction of our county, state and nation. I believe that we need people that believe government works for everyone!
I ask for your support and vote for Lubbock County Commission Pct. 4 on November 6, 2018.
TG Caraway is a West Texas native, born in Lubbock, Texas. He was raised on a cotton and grain farm in Crosby County and attended school in Lorenzo, a class of ’81 graduate. During high school he managed the family gas station on weekday afternoons. His life long love of music started at Cone Baptist Church where he was baptized in 1971. After high school he attended Western Texas College and West Texas State University.
TG’s interest in history and public service began with trips back to his mother’s childhood home of Fannin County Texas, home of Sam Rayburn, the longest serving Speaker of the House of Representatives in American history. He regularly visited Mr. Sam’s library in Bonham through the years which inspired him to make public service a priority in his life that continues today. He was also the youngest member of the Crosby Co. Historical Commission in the 1970’s. Being raised on a farm and working in the family business instilled his work ethic and independence early.
TG started his political activism in 1977 in high school. At age 14, the American Agriculture Movement (AAM) was formed to lobby Congress for Parity prices for farmers, he flew to Washington D.C. in 1978 to help lobby. He helped drive a tractor on the AAM Tractorcade in 1979. TG again drove to Washington in 1980 for more lobbying efforts, while still in high school.
By 1982 TG was working in Lubbock and spent his weekends working as a roadie for The Maines Brothers Band, popular Lubbock entertainers. His interest in the music and arts of West Texas led to him helping to form the West Texas Music Association in the mid 80’s where he served on the board of directors.
In 1987 TG joined the U.S. Air Force, serving seven years in Montana, Germany, England and Korea. He ended his service at Reese AFB in 1994. TG was awarded five Air Force Achievement Medals and was honorably discharged.
In 1995 TG started work at Texas Tech University at the Physical Plant where he joined the Texas State Employee’s Union in 1996. He wanted to get back into politics and became a delegate to the Texas Democratic Party State Convention in Dallas in 1996. He went on to start a Young Democrats group in Lubbock and became very active in the statewide Texas Young Democrats serving as Executive Vice-President. During his time in Austin, Texas House Speaker Pete Laney met TG and hired him at the Texas Capitol, fulfilling a childhood dream. After working in the House Business Office for several years, TG worked at the General Land Office in Austin from 2003 to 2006.
TG continues his activism for home care workers, teachers and state employee’s rights. He has been a full time organizer for SEIU, SEIU775NW in Montana, and Texas AFT. He returned to Lubbock in 2011 to care for his mother, working for Lubbock County as an Election Clerk and as a Cotton Grader at the USDA here in Lubbock.
TG is ready to use his extensive experience in elective politics. He is ready to take the next step for his own campaign for County Commissioner, to bring a fresh perspective to Lubbock County government.
T.G. Caraway Campaign
P.O. Box 98572
Lubbock, Texas 79499
Pol.Adv. Paid for by the T.G. Caraway Campaign
Samantha Fields, Treasurer