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Issues

Secure Texas: Immigration and the Crisis at the Border 

The border crisis is not a “myth”, it is a REAL THREAT which calls for action now.  American families along the border live in constant duress from illegal aliens traversing their land.  Migrating families and children face extreme danger, such as rape, extortion, sickness and sex-trafficking.  Our border ports of entry are being adversely affected by the rerouting of US Customs and Border Protection officers to assist Border Patrol Agents with processing duties. Interior checkpoints have been shut down to send agents to processing duties leaving our roadways open to drug and human smugglers. Detention facilities have been saturated and non-government organizations are being overwhelmed by these caravans. Over 400,000 men, women and children have been released into our cities due to the inability to detain them. Most will not show up to asylum hearings.  It’s time to STOP this egregious violation of our national sovereignty.

I will LEAD in reforming immigration laws and work on passing legislation in Congress to remove loopholes and to secure funds needed to “Build and Finish the Wall”.  I’ll stop the flow of caravans by asking for measures that restrict “asylum seekers” to present their claims at US embassies in their country of origin.

I will PROTECT labor and wages here in District 23 by ensuring safe, legal immigration into this country.  

I will WORK to ensure our Border Patrol Agents have the training, equipment and compensation (overtime pay reform) for all they do in defense of our nation’s borders.  We must address the abuse of our system of benefits which was intended for law-abiding citizens.  We will demagnetize the border and make coming to this country illegally an unappealing prospect.  We are a nation of laws that must be followed and enforced.

We need leadership CHANGE in District 23.  The incumbent has ignored this issue during his tenure and has repeatedly opposed President Trump’s administration by voting against measures to secure the border.  I will be a champion for our district, state and country focusing on securing our Nation’s borders from day one.

Building Prosperity in District 23: JOBs, JOBS, and MORE JOBS!

District 23 is the largest geographical district in the United States.  Its vastness has led to neglect of numerous parts of our district, left out of federal and state job creation plans.  Because of this, District 23 has some of the highest impoverished areas in the nation. We need to capitalize on the opportunities and direct our efforts to get the Trump administration and Texas leaders to focus on our rich resources. In this booming economy, the lowest unemployment levels, everyone should thrive and improve their quality of life.  

I will BRING jobs and job creating energy to District 23 that benefits all of us.  As a business owner, I know how to what it takes to build and bring jobs to our communities.  I bring a fresh perspective to building an environment whereby we can attract industry and manufacturing jobs back to the border region that is our district.  We will identify the “economic engines” to help develop and coordinate jobs growth. 

I will BUILD the infrastructure needed for future jobs.  I will coordinate congressional (local, state) efforts to develop the human resources needed to provide a work force ready to tackle higher paying jobs to our communities.  

I will LEAD an aggressive “sales” effort to display the attractiveness that is District 23 and ensure we bring jobs back.  We will synergize all efforts to capitalize on the current economy and build on it here in District 23.  Our children do not have to grow up and go away to bigger cities to find jobs, we can create jobs right here in District 23.

GUN RIGHTS: Protect our Constitutional 2nd Amendment rights

Our  2nd Amendment rights are constantly being attacked by those who want to infringe on our liberty and right to legally protect/defend ourselves.  Everyday there are organizations, legislators and media creating false narratives about gun-control.  We cannot stand idly by and let this continue.  

I will DEFEND the 2nd Amendment against any bill or law that would infringe on your right to keep your guns.  An informed and armed citizenry is the last great defender of freedom and the most dreaded enemy of tyranny.  Samuel Adams stated, “The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” As the representative for District 23 I will work hard to prevent any legislation or attempt that goes against your 2nd Amendment rights. 

Pro-Life and Women’s Health

I am PRO-LIFE.  I believe life begins at conception.  We know abortion has negative consequences for both woman and child. I will be a leader that offers and seeks alternatives to abortion.  

I will WORK continuously to overturn Roe Vs Wade and give the people at the state level the right to decide on this issue. I will work with our adoption and crisis pregnancy centers to give women the support and resources they need. We must prevent the traumatic emotional, mental and physical effects of abortion.  We will work with congress to pass legislation that protects the unborn child and gives women the appropriate medical care they need.  

Veterans

As a retired Air Force Veteran, I fully understand the need to provide those heroes that served our nation with the best care.  Suicide, depression and PTSD rates among veterans have spiked in the last 10 years.   Our VA System has been bogged down by inefficiencies, bureaucratic red tape and subpar services to our Veterans.  We cannot continue ignoring the needs of our military Veterans. 

I will KEEP our Nations promise to provide adequate, timely care for our Veterans during and after their service to the nation. We will continue reforming the VA system to ensure it provides the reliable service and care options our heroes deserve.  I will work with Congress to eliminate bureaucratic red tape, inefficiencies and long wait times to get appropriate support when needed.

Healthcare 

Obamacare has been a disaster for individuals and families.  Premiums have skyrocketed, leaving you less options for providers and making healthcare unaffordable for some.  

I will SEEK to repeal Obamacare.  We will work to pass legislation that gives you the freedom to buy the best healthcare insurance to meet your needs.  A free market healthcare system with competition is key to driving cost down.  

I will FIGHT to ensure healthcare protects those with preexisting conditions.  Persons with preexisting conditions must not lose their healthcare coverage. 

Israel

Israel is being attacked daily by those bent on destroying them with a barrage of missiles and anti-Semitic rhetoric.  Every nation has a right to be self-governing and able to protect its citizens. All nations on the face of the Earth must maintain control of their borders and fiercely defend their sovereignty to provide the best quality of life for its families.

I BELIEVE in the God of the Bible and I believe Israel is a sovereign nation.   I will work with Congress to ensure Israel remains our strong ally.