LIST OF ISSUES
"I come from proud a family that has a history of working hard, living within our means, and keeping our word. As your Texas State Representative, I work for you. We need to shrink the size and scope of government, improve our schools, and make public safety a top priority. I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done."
Our Declaration of Independence states we have the right to secure Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. We should protect these rights by following limited government principles with open transparency. As your representative, my office represents you, the taxpayer. Therefore, my office is your resource for providing accurate information on important topics and keeping you up to date on pending legislation.
State representatives are the first line of defense for your pocketbook.
State funding needs to be prioritized for the core functions of government. I will support legislation that maintains and limits spending growth linked to the rate of population growth and inflation.
House District 60 encompasses eight rural counties, reflecting Texas’ ranching heritage. We must preserve that heritage and productivity by lifting regulatory burdens on farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers.
There are numerous examples of overreaching government taking private property away from hard working landowners. I will work to restrict the expansion of eminent domain authority.
I will support legislation repealing the State’s franchise tax.
Our children's education is important to the future of Texas. Our children need the best educational system possible to prepare them for higher education, trade schools, and/or for the workplace. The choice of education needs to be in the hands of the parents to ensure each child is provided the best educational opportunity available. I will support and protect local control of our public schools. During the latest legislative session, I fought for a reduction of standardized testing, classroom teacher pay increases, and a reduction in unfunded mandates to our local public schools with the goal of complete elimination. Our public schools are the backbone of our communities and should be treated as such.
The federal government has failed to provide the leadership, resources, or resolve to adequately protect our borders. As a consequence, the task falls to Texas. We must provide law enforcement with the staffing and technology necessary to stop crime and the illegal trafficking of drugs and human beings crossing our southern border. The financial cost to Texans from illegal immigration is enormous. I will work to help ensure that our laws protect American citizens.
The federal government’s powers should be limited to what is stated clearly in the United States Constitution. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Texas needs to protect itself from federal government overreach and regulations. I will represent your interests.
The most fundamental right in the Constitution is the Right to Life. Life begins at conception and ends at natural death. It is our duty to protect and defend the lives of the innocent. In addition, Article 1 section 32 of the Texas Constitution states; Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. This state or political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian values and the belief in God. My office will reflect these District 60 principles in Austin.
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution clearly states, “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” The people have the right to defend themselves and their family. I will support and defend the Second Amendment against all who may wish to abolish this constitutional right.