Victor Morales To Speak At Baylor Jan. 27Jan. 20, 1998
Congressional hopeful Victor Morales will discuss his campaign experiences in a lecture to Baylor University students at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center. His talk is free and open to the public.
Since his run for the U.S. Senate in 1995, Morales said he has been asked to speak to many students, explaining to them how to deal with different types of people, how to seek and make use of available resources and how to persevere against all odds.
Morales, who said his speech is focused "not as a politician but as a man who has touched many people," took an unpaid leave of absence from his job as a high school teacher to make his unsuccessful Senate run against incumbent Texas Senator Phil Gramm.
Morales made headlines with an upset victory in the Democratic primary and for the way he criss-crossed the state in his pickup truck, talking to voters. He was said to have logged more than 70,000 miles during the campaign. A resident of Crandall, he is now pursuing a Congressional seat in his home district.
Born Nov. 15, 1949, in Racine, Wis., his family moved to Pleasanton, Texas, where he was educated. After graduation, Morales attended San Antonio Junior College on a track scholarship. Later, he joined the Navy and saw service during the Vietnam War. Upon his release in 1972, he returned to San Antonio Junior College for a semester and transferred in 1973 to Texas A&I University at Kingsville. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in science in December 1976.
Morales spent several years teaching and coaching junior high and high school students. In 1992, he served as a Democratic precinct chair and served on the Crandall City Council from 1994-95. Morales is also active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the GI Forum and the American Legion.
For more information, contact Student Activities at 710-2371.