Candidate Profile
Marilyn Loughray

Non-Partisan , Texas


Marilyn Loughray
Plano ISD School Board Place 6

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*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.


Collin County (Texas) Conservative Republicans, *Collin County Republican Party, Debbie Bonenberger, Ed Acklin, Pat Greer, *Plano Republican Women, *Shelby Williams


Plano Citizens Coalition PAC

Reported by Candidate

Plano Citizens’ PAC, CCCR, Collin County Conservative Republicans, Collin County Republican Party, Collin GOP, Shelby Williams, Plano City Council, place 5

Selected Financial Source Documents


Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Joyce Marilyn Loughray during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • 2018 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • 2016 Party Primary: Republican

**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not be a resource for instruction or services in the school.



Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

School districts should be able to use taxpayer money for lobbying the state legislature.


Religious Liberty

School districts should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.


At school, students should be able to speak freely and civilly about matters of conscience and faith, including Christianity.


Students should not be allowed to pray in school.



What is the function of the local school board?

They provide oversight that the district is following the policy set by the Board. They oversee the Superintendent. They hire and fire the superintendent They vote on whether to put a Bond up for election and determine the tax rate for those. They provide spending approvals. They should be transparent to parents. They should provide financial transparency and they should be accountable to issues that arise regarding the District, Superintendent, children snd themselves.

Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?

The Board of Trustees should work closely with parents, teachers, and their constituents. There should be work groups and advisory committees created to research and present recommendations.

Please rate in order the following priorities in relation to the role of a K-12 public school (omitting any that do not apply): Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, Political Activism, Personal Finances, Gender Identity, Physical Fitness, American History, Critical Race Theory, Language Arts, Art & Music, Vocational Learning, Sexuality, Foreign Language, Social Emotional Learning

These guidelines should be in sync with college entrance requirements and there should be an alternative curriculum if college is not the desired path. I am not ranking these in any particular order because parents will make their own decisions for their children. And I’m not stating whether these are mandatory. My lists is simply subjects I feel should be supported and offered: mathmatics, information technology, science, personal finances, physical Fitness, American History, Language Arts, Art and Music, Vocational Learning, Foreign Language,

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.


Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree   

Schools should use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resources to teach emotions, values, and relationships.

No Answer   

I support the teaching of the 1619 Project emphasizing slavery and racism as the foundation of American history.

Strongly Disagree   

When students are taught courses such as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) or Social Emotional Learning (SEL), they must opt-in with written parental permission.

Strongly Agree   

Parents are the ultimate authority in their child’s education and should be able to freely pursue whatever educational options they deem best for their child.

Strongly Agree   

No healthcare diagnosis or treatment, whether mental, reproductive, or otherwise, should be given to a child without first receiving written consent from the parent.

Strongly Agree   

Who is responsible for teaching sexual education to children, and what is the appropriate age when it should be taught?

A parent should sign an agreement allowing their child to participate otherwise the child should be excluded.

If you support the teaching of Sex Ed, please answer the following question: Sexual education should include these topics (list all that apply and add your own, if needed) -- Physical and emotional health outcomes; contraceptive methods; consent; abstinence; sexual orientation and gender identity; human anatomy/the reproductive system; abortion methods and side effects; stages of pregnancy and fetal development; sex acts and pleasures of sex

Abstinence, human/anatomy reproductive system, stages of pregnancy and fetal development,


No school official should be involved in the sexual transitioning of a student. All issues on this subject should be referred to the parents of the student.

Strongly Agree   

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.


Teachers should not use alternative names and pronouns without parental permission.


Therapy for children who have unwanted same-sex attraction should be banned.


I support allowing students to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms, and to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.



Why are you running for this office?

I’m running because I chose Face-To-Face (F2F) Learning for my grandchildren and I didn’t get it. Instead the schools opened with a hybrid model which allows high school students on campus 2 days a week. I also thought that my middle schooler was going into school 5 days a week to get live teacher instruction but all she received was 2 days of teacher instruction. The other 3 days all 3 kids were on their own for remote learning. The number of days was increased in January to 4 days of teacher instruction. I protested, wrote emails, spoke at a Board meeting and talked to news reporters to No Avail. I was ignored. The failure rate for children is unacceptable. The mental and physical suffering for our children is unacceptable. The inferior curriculum is unacceptable. Absences are high. I would like to be the parent’s voice. I also feel teachers are over worked and we need to understand what changes need to be made. The goal must be what is best for our children

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide to add: "I would like to add even though I am running because the pandemic was handled very differently than all the school districts surrounding us, I know the pandemic will end at some point and we will see a day where we can get back to some kind of normalcy. I want to be that Trustee that brings us back to making sure our decisions are for the good of the children. A Trustee that will listen to parents, teachers, and students. I want to be that Trustee that brings fresh ideas for our students, as I have many because I have raised 2 children in the Plano schools, and I am now raising my 3 orphaned grandchildren in Plano. Plano is my home and I believe in Plano public schools, but we must do better. We must make Plano schools excellent again. And make sure this kind of year is never repeated."

A candidate's personal moral values should not be relevant when considering a candidacy for elective office.


Which of the 11 objectives specified in the Texas Education Code is your highest priority?

Number 1 which says parents will be full partners in the education of their children.

What books have had the most profound impact on your view of life?

(Did not answer)

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Being a mother of 2 children that went through Plano schools who went on to graduate from college and start their own families has given me the knowledge that our school district did an excellent job preparing students for college. Now as a grandmother, my husband and I find ourselves raising our 3 orphaned grandchildren in the Plano schools. I bring a fresh conservative, common-sense approach to our district and what it’s goals are for our children, teachers and community.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?


Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

(Did not answer)

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am not a politician nor do I have plans to become a politician but it’s time to get involved and to bring common-sense back into decision making. Our schools need to fully open. I believe parents should be given choice between online classes at home or a traditional F2F (Face-2-Face) classroom experience. I support a superior curriculum focusing on practical skills, unity, and patriotic truth. I support promoting critical and independent thinking, free from a political agenda and propaganda. I support working with teachers and parents for the best learning environment for all children. I support establishing accountability and financial transparency. Vote for Marilyn Loughray.

2nd Amendment

Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

It’s a parent’s choice.


  • University of Texas @ Dallas, Richardson, BA
Work & Military
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