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Why should voters choose you over your opponent?

What are the state's greatest challenges that government can address?

The current two-year budget restored billions of dollars from previous cuts. Are there places where you advocate more spending and, if so, how would you pay for it? Are there areas where you would spend less?

The state’s business climate is considered a jobs magnet. How would you improve on today’s business conditions, regulation or promotion?

Please assess the safety net for Texas' poor and working poor. What changes, if any, would you make?

The 2013 Legislature broke with the recent past and boosted spending on mental health care. What other reforms should lawmakers pursue to address mental health in Texas?

What would you advocate to prevent another disaster like what happened in West?

Texas' "Closing the Gaps in Higher Education" master plan is due for a 2015 update. Are there new directions or initiatives you advocate for the state's colleges and universities?

How will you judge whether the state’s new accountability system is working for public education?

The Legislature may have to contend with another court order to overhaul the system of financing public schools. What is your idea of a better way to support public education in Texas?

If voters approve an extra $1.2 billion a year in highway spending in November, that’s only a fraction of what TxDOT says is needed. How would you bridge that gap to meet the needs of the growing population: taxes, fees, tolls, borrowing, some combination, or none of the above? Please be specific.

An ABA-sponsored, bipartisan review of Texas’ death penalty recommended numerous reforms. What weaknesses or needed improvements would you cite in the administration of the death penalty?

Do you favor open carry for handgun owners in Texas?

Gov. Rick Perry has advocated "decriminalization" of marijuana possession. What changes would you support in prosecution of drug laws in Texas?

Would you vote to place a medical marijuana amendment before Texas voters?

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

Should the Legislature pass laws that supersede local control over oil and gas drilling?

What, if anything, should the state do to reform laws that govern payday lending?

City/Town Dallas
Age 31
Campaign Phone Number (817) 323-7996
I've lived in District 100 since September 2010.
I am a security guard with Universal Protection Service.
I graduated from Bethany College (KS) with a BA in Criminal Justice in 2009.
I am in the process of becoming a speaker for L.E.A.P (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition). I've been a member of LEAP since March 2013.
I was a Probation Officer with the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department from July 2010 to February 2014.
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None. I am funding my campaign without donations.
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It would be at my job going the extra mile to help my coworkers with different tasks that are given to us. I often work 50-60 hours a week to make sure we complete all our duties.
It would probably be former Texas congressman Ron Paul. I love Dr. Paul's views on foreign policy, the Federal Reserve and civil liberties.
I am a former Probation Officer with the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department and I am now an advocate for the legalization of marijuana. Drug prohibition has had a negative impact on District 100 and I believe anyone serving jail time or on probation or parole should be exonerated for any nonviolent drug offenses. I am also in favor of school choice and allowing parents the opportunity to send their children to the school of their choosing.
I am trying to shed light on issues that would help improve my district and issues that I think should be discussed.
Immigration has been a major issue. Another reason I am advocating for legalizing marijuana is due to the drug cartels that drug prohibition has created in Central and South America. In a Time Magazine article in July, Honduras President Juan Hernandez said that United States drug policy is the main reason Hondurans were leaving the country.
Our state should balance the budget each session. I believe we should end corporate subsidies. I don't believe our state should not spend more money than it takes in from taxes. We should not be borrowing money with interest and putting our state into more debt.
Get rid of regulations that favor big business and corporations and allow the free market to create new jobs.
The safety net for Texas' poor and working class has many holes in it which put our poor and working class at disadvantages. I would also say that the devaluation of our curency puts the poor and working poor at a disadvantage and widens the gap between the wealthy and the poor.
I think substance abuse treatment should be a priority. Right now, citizens with real substance abuse issues don't get the real substance abuse treatment they need.
Try to make regulations simpler and more easy to understand so there is not as much bureaucracy and business is not stifled.
No
I'm in favor of school choice. So I would be in favor of parents pulling their children out of schools that they felt were inadequate.
I'm in favor of linking public education funding to the student so where ever the student chooses to go to school, the tax dollars will follow the student. I am a fan of Dr. Steve Perry, the Principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Connecticut.
I would probably go with tolls and fees so the people using the highways are the ones paying for it.
I do not believe in the death penalty.
Yes
I would advocate legalizing marijuana and exonerate anyone in jail or serving probation or parole. I believe hard drugs like cocaine, methamphetamines and heroin should be treated with harm reduction strategies. Substance abuse is a public health and medical issue and NOT a criminal justice issue.
Yes, absolutely!
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I understand money gets tight, but help people realize what they are signing. Those payday loans are scams with high interest rates and fees.
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