Collin County, TX – August 30, 2020
I’ve decided to run for Texas State Senate in District 30’s special election being held September 29, 2020.
It’s been a busy few days with the election only having been announced this past Sunday, but we’re up and running to accept donations.I’m looking to bring civility back to politics.
The world of revenge politics we’re steering ourselves towards isn’t getting us anywhere. Trying to undo what the last candidate did, and spending all day trash talking other candidates is great for votes, but it isn’t pushing us forward as a country.
I started as a Democrat and through talking and debating with many of you, I’ve learned the ways of the Conservative; but I still hold core values of the Democratic party at heart: making healthcare available to more people, especially in District 30’s rural areas.
Twenty and 30-minute rides to a hospital are a normalcy outside of the Metroplex. Making hospitals and medical centers more available to rural areas would help here.
Better funding is needed for education and getting raises for our teachers. They’re building our future generations. They should get paid like it. A strong education system and support for it can help lessen many of the challenges we see in our communities while also creating jobs.
Pushing to make Texas’ unions more widely known, and showing that apprenticeships are an alternative to piling on student debt.
Conservatives, on paper, look to reduce government and reduce tax rates. Well, I can get behind some of that. Especially, and foremost, reducing property taxes. Owning a home is part of the American dream. We should be helping people achieve that dream, not taking it from their hands once they earn it.
We need people who can sit in the same room as one another without walking out. We need people who can listen, and change accordingly when they’re in the wrong. I love a good debate. I love hearing from you and brainstorming plausible solutions with you. I plan to bring this attitude with me to Austin!
Thank you all for your support!