ON THE ISSUES
Campaigning across the district has given me the opportunity to listen to the citizens of CD33. They are concerned with the fact that CD33’s unemployment, average income, and High School dropout rate are among the highest in Texas. I am running because I know the citizens, of this district, have been underserved. As Congressman of CD33, I will make the success of this district as my priority because I will always put PEOPLE ABOVE POLITICS!
Criminal Justice Reform
My father is an ex-convict, so this issue is personal for me. The majority of inmates are high school dropouts, are addicted to substances, and/or have no job skill. They serve their time, only to be released to a world that has advanced, try to find employment, and now has a record. I want to work to reform with a five step process through: Education, Rehabilitation, Training a Skill or Trade, Future Success Plan, Repay Investment.
After the tax cuts, under President Trump, our GDP has reached 4.1%. My opponent and the Democrats in DC have said they would end the tax cuts that small businesses, like mine, have used to create jobs. These cuts have allowed millions of employers to provide bonuses and hire additional workers. In CD33, we have record unemployment. One of my priorities will be to create a positive business climate fostering much needed economic growth for our district.
Government and the cost of healthcare only became larger, while care decreased, when the private sector took a backseat to reforming healthcare. Texans healthcare costs increased 62% once ACA was implemented. Many Americans are skipping preventative care to avoid the expense. As a cancer survivor, preventative care is critical to survival! Also as a veteran, I have seen government-run universal healthcare; it leads to inefficiencies, long waiting periods, and can cost lives. My focus will be to create a cost effective, patient-centered and market based plan.
As a veteran, it was my greatest honor to have been entrusted with the care of America’s sons and daughters. I was honored to work alongside America’s finest every day. You can tell the character of a nation by how it cares for it’s veterans and law enforcement. Sadly, twenty-two of our finest are committing suicide every day. In Congress, I will work with the VA and DOD to find ways to better serve these brave men and women.
Twelve years ago our debt was $12 Trillion. Government spending has escalated at such a rapid pace that we are now at $21 Trillion in debt! The money to feed this beast comes from us, the people. In our own homes and businesses we save, make cuts, and/or we stop spending when our spending exceeds our income. It’s about time we had a government that operated the same way!
In six years, my opponent has done nothing to improve record high High School dropout rate in CD33. Lack of education is not only detrimental to our children but also our nation. My mother also dropped out and I know the hardships these young people will face. We also know the majority of inmates don’t have a diploma. This will be my top priority! I will work with educators, parents, mentors, and respected experts to improve this issue.
I am 100% pro-life. Life is a gift from God and should be protected.
I helped my wife legally immigrate to the United States. I know firsthand how badly our system needs reform. While we work on these reforms, we must always defend our laws and secure our broken borders.
The right to keep and bear arms is a God-given right enshrined in the Constitution. I will always protect it. We must also work together to prevent bad people from using weapons against innocent civilians.