We have to work with the local schools to continue providing a long-term educational plan for our children. This includes providing activities to enhance learning after normal school hours. It also means finding ways to provide skills to help the next generation transition from high school and skills to help when they enter the workforce. But it’s not just the children, it’s also the teachers. Making sure our teachers are paid fairly and are given the necessary resources from the State.
District 27 is rapidly changing, and as data shows, many new people are moving to our District. With the influx of people, the District needs to continue to promote business and provide a pro-business growth environment. Local businesses that provide jobs must become a priority. To attract businesses to our community, infrastructure planning must happen at the State level. From my experience working with start-ups to large companies, I believe I have the skills of a “Business Acumen” to take this to the State Legislature to advocate on behalf of our District.
As someone who deals with several different healthcare clients, and through my work with AccessHealth, I have seen first-hand the need for healthcare services in our District. I also have experience in working to make sure it comes at a cost-efficient manner. We must look at ways to make sure our State is taking care of Texans, all Texans. Whether it’s our children, the elderly, or our veterans, we must ensure healthcare is accessible to all.
I will always support the individual’s right to keep and bear arms. We have a fundamental constitutional right to protect our families in the way we deem necessary. I am committed to to strengthening our current background checks through increased cooperation between local, state and federal agencies in sharing records to keep firearms out of the hands of violent felons. We encourage and promote gun safety and responsible gun ownership for anyone who chooses to exercise their 2nd amendment right.
Human trafficking is an active plague that affects Texas. Texas ranks 2nd in the nation for the most number of cases. I am fully committed to work with law enforcement at all levels to severely punish those who prey on innocent life. We also need to educate families on the warning signs of susceptibility and educate our youth on alternatives to running away as well as appropriate internet and real world behavior.
We live in a very desirable District. As the demand for property in our area increases, so does our property taxes. Property tax laws have changed, and I will monitor to make certain the changes are positive for District 27.