So Many Pie Charts!--Chris Tackett

Anette On Education

Oct 18 2020 • 42 mins

In this episode, Anette visits with public ed advocate and follow-the-money pie-chart guru, Chris Tackett.

Chris' expertise is bringing complex public data from the Texas Ethics Commission to regular citizens through easy-to-understand graphics and clean language. Chris is respected by Republicans, Democrats, and Independents for his non-partisan approach to the truth of campaign finance in Texas. By understanding where the money comes from, people can understand who their legislator is really representing. Find his website at, and watch his introductory video, Charting Texas Politics. Take Anette's challenge and see what you can learn from the Texas Ethics Commission website.

Some key info on Chris:

- Granbury ISD school board trustee 2014-2017

- Co-founder of Project Educo, a Public Education Scorecard for the Texas Legislature

- Former executive board member of Texans for Public Education

- Source for Texas Monthly, Austin Statesman, and Texas Tribune

- Dad to two public school kids, one in college, one in High School, and Husband to Mendi

- Group Director of Human Resources for large beverage company in North Dallas

- Makes waaaaaay too many pie charts

Twitter for Chris and Mendi Tackett: @christackettnow & @mentack.

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