I DECIDED TO RUN FOR OFFICE BECAUSE THERE WERE MANY MISSED OPPORTUNITIES THAT COULD HAVE BENEFITED OUR COMMUNITIES.

 

I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN THIS DISTRICT,

THIS IS HOME...AND THE TIME IS NOW.

EDUCATION

PROVIDING A QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR ALL, REQUIRES FULLY FUNDED SCHOOLS AND AN END TO HIGH-STAKES TESTING

  • SCHOOLS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO RAISE TAXES ON LOCAL PROPERTY OWNERS TO FUND THE NEEDS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.  

  • WE HAVE HIGH-STAKES TESTING BECAUSE IT IS A MONEY-MAKING BUSINESS, NOT BECAUSE IT IS INDICATIVE OF A CHILD'S ABILITY

TAX RELIEF

REAL TAX RELIEF MUST LIMIT BOTH APPRAISAL GROWTH AND TAX RATES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN EFFECTIVE TAX PROTEST SYSTEM.

  • THE WAY OUR TAXES CURRENTLY BREAKDOWN, THE STATE KEEPS MORE THAN HALF AND VERY LITTLE COMES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. A PRIME EXAMPLE IS SCHOOL FUNDING, THE STATE USED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR 60% OF THE FUNDING AND OVER THE YEARS THAT HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 38%

  • LOWER TAX / APPRAISAL GROWTH - WHEN TAXES ARE LOWERED, APPRAISAL GROWTH IS NOT. THE ONLY WAY TO DISPUTE THAT IS THROUGH THE A.R.B. (APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARD.) I BELIEVE THOSE THAT SIT ON THE BOARD SHOULD BE ELECTED, NOT APPOINTED.

RURAL 

DEVELOPMENT

RURAL COMMUNITIES NEED INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE READINESS AND COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • ROADS / BRIDGES - THE CONDITION OF FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS IS CRUCIAL FOR FARMERS AND BEING ABLE TO GET IN AND OUT OF THE FIELDS. 

  • MEDICAL DESERTS SHOULD NOT BE THE NORM IN RURAL AREAS

  • WE NEED TO PROTECT FARMLANDS FROM EMINENT DOMAIN SCHEMES

  • I BELIEVE IN SUPPORTING PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE REAL WORLD SKILLS, WHICH COULD THEN DEVELOP INTO STARTUP BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

AGRICULTURAL

INNOVATION

ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS REQUIRE DEVELOPING THE JOBS OF TOMORROW THROUGH AGRICULTURE INNOVATION

  • OUR FARMING REGION, WHICH INCLUDES: FORT BEND, WHARTON AND JACKSON COUNTIES, NEEDS HEALTHIER GREEN METHODS AVAILABLE TO THEM. LOOKING AT BETTER SOLUTIONS TO TRADITIONAL FARMING IN ORDER TO REDUCE LONG-TERM HEALTH ISSUES.

  • WE NEED TO SEEK WAYS TO PRESERVE OUR FARMLANDS AND ALSO CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION  BY INVESTING IN ALTERNATIVE FARMING SYSTEMS SUCH AS: INDOOR FARMING, VERTICAL FARMING AND AQUAPONICS.