Essay on Special Election of Texas House District

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With Mark Strama stepping down from his seat in Texas’ House District 50, it called for a special election this past November. With a seat now open in the House and a Democratic incumbent, three different Democrats and a Republican campaigned long and hard for the seat. Almost a century later, we can still assess Max Weber’s Politics as a Vocation and find connections in his analysis to contemporary politics. Working as a campaign intern during the three months before the election for Jade Chang Sheppard, a successful businesswoman and mother of two, the connections to leadership, an appeal to followers, and challenging power instincts still remain prevalent characteristics of a modern-day politician. Looking to Jade’s own successful and …show more content…
With Mark Strama stepping down from his seat in Texas’ House District 50, it called for a special election this past November. With a seat now open in the House and a Democratic incumbent, three different Democrats and a Republican campaigned long and hard for the seat. Almost a century later, we can still assess Max Weber’s Politics as a Vocation and find connections in his analysis to contemporary politics. Working as a campaign intern during the three months before the election for Jade Chang Sheppard, a successful businesswoman and mother of two, the connections to leadership, an appeal to followers, and challenging power instincts still remain prevalent characteristics of a modern-day politician. Looking to Jade’s own successful and poor campaign strategy decisions compared to her opponents Celia Israel and Rico Reyes, we can find examples of Weber’s implications in each candidate. Though Jade fought hard in her campaign, she was no match for Celia Israel, a well-known local political figure who has served on numerous executive boards, and has been endorsed by multiple credited institutions such as The Austin Chronicle. Her long time devotion to supporting higher education and expanding health care has shown in her credentials and résumé of work. Jade lacked a political background and her experience on these issues was not as apparent as Celia’s. The ideal politician who lives for politics should be a prominent leader. Celia’s campaign staff was also much larger and
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