I am a native Houstonian and Texan. I believe Texas is a great state -- but we can do better. In many areas, such as education, infrastructure and healthcare, we lag far behind other states. I believe we can and should do better. For this reason I am running as a Democrat to represent District 133 in the Texas House of Representatives.
My first priority is to increase state funding for public education. Our public education system is ranked among the worst in the country, primarily because our Republican leaders have steadily reduced state spending on public education. Meanwhile those same legislators hand out large tax breaks to corporations and big business interests, forcing us, as local property taxpayers, to make up the difference. As your Representative, I will advocate for restoring state funding for our schools and closing corporate tax loopholes so that our property taxes will stop rising, and our students and teachers have the resources they need.
I will also vote to increase funding for flood control and other infrastructure improvement. District 133 is particularly at risk for flooding due to the Buffalo Bayou watershed. However, our current Representative has done little to advocate for increased funding for flood control in our district. We also need forward-thinking solutions for mass transit and relief of traffic congestion in our District. I will make resolving these issues my utmost priority.
I will also advocate for expanding Medicaid and improving access to healthcare. Over 1 million Texans are uninsured, which is unacceptable. Not only is access to healthcare a moral imperative, it is good for our economy (the Texas Association of Business supports expanding Medicaid because it creates jobs and reduces the burden on hospitals and medical facilities who must incur the cost of uninsured healthcare).
Lastly, I will support common sense gun laws to protect our children and citizens, and resist legislation that seeks to discriminate against any Texan, regardless of race, citizenship status, sexual preference or gender. As your Representative, I will put the concerns of my constituents and Texans first, and make Texas the great state it deserves to be. Help me make this happen and support my campaign today!
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