Past & Current Civic Involvement

Highlights of current civic involvement/accomplishment: Highlights of past civic involvement/accomplishment: Continue reading

Why & A Note

Why are you running for this office? Continue reading

Leadership

What is an example of how you led a team or group toward achieving an important goal? Continue reading

Media

Why should voters choose you over your opponent? Continue reading

Favorite Political Leader

What political leader do you most admire and why? Continue reading

School Funding

State lawmakers left the 2017 session without creating a new school funding system. Is the state now spending enough money on schools? In what ways could the finance system be improved? Continue reading

Rising Tuition

Lawmakers have tried unsuccessfully to impose limits on rising tuition at state universities. Is this the best way to ensure that the cost of college does not get out of reach? Continue reading

Transportation

Even after voters approved two state constitutional amendments to raise highway funds, officials say North Texas is still billions short of money needed for its to-do list. What is your assessment, and how should the Legislature respond? Continue reading

Dallas-Houston Bullet Train

An urban-rural divide has developed over a private bullet-train project that would serve Dallas and Houston. Do you support or oppose this venture, and why? Continue reading

Criminal-Justice Reform

In recent sessions, state lawmakers have enacted important criminal-justice reforms in response to DNA exonerations. What further justice reforms should the Legislature put on its to-do list? Continue reading

Jobs vs. Poverty

Texas is great at creating jobs. But many workers in the Dallas area work full time and are still in poverty. What changes, if any, should Texas lawmakers consider to address this? Continue reading

Foster Care

Do you believe federal oversight would help improve Texas foster care or should the state handle that entirely on its own? Continue reading

Open Records

What changes, if any, would you make in Texas’ open records and open meetings laws? Continue reading

Bathroom Bill

The 2017 legislative session was dominated by the “bathroom bill” debate. Do you believe the state should require people to use the bathroom designated for the biological sex listed on their birth certificate? Continue reading

Voter ID

Federal courts have now ruled that Texas lawmakers acted with racial animus when they passed the Texas voter ID laws. Efforts to soften the law have so far not allowed it to pass constitutional muster. Should the voter ID law be changed? And if so, how? Continue reading

Gun Laws

What changes, if any, should be made to the state’s gun laws? Continue reading

Sanctuary Cities

In 2017, Texas passed one of the nation’s strongest sanctuary city bans. Do you believe local police should be able to check the immigration status of the people they stop? Do you believe the state should punish local officials who don’t cooperate with requests from federal immigration authorities? Continue reading

Bipartisanship

What will you do to instill a greater sense of bipartisanship in the state Capitol? Continue reading