For at least the past two decades, our Rio Grande Valley has consistently been one of the fastest
growing areas in the country. Although we welcome the growth year after year, our local governments
and districts are continuously strained when attempting to satisfy the needs of our growing community.
Historically, we have not received the same public investment as other parts of the state. Still, we
have managed to create a home in which we can be proud. We need more, but we are threatened with
receiving less. This looming threat of reducing what little we receive is why it is imperative that
we elect representatives that are steadfast in their views and diligent in their efforts to truly
bring about the change we need to give our area the recognition it deserves.
Receiving more investment from our state will better train our workforce to improve our employment rate
and to increase the availability of jobs with higher paying wages. Since all of our issues are
interconnected, more funds for education will help us learn and earn more.
Our students do not receive the same amount of funding as students from other parts of our state. As we
have in the past, we must continue to challenge this inequity by using our court system, but, more
importantly, we should first and foremost have representatives who make this issue their priority. The
need for a well-funded educational system is the most important issue since it will give our students
the best programs. This issue is essential since a more prepared and educated student will better meet
the challenges created by our growing population.
As our troops return home from fighting over seas, we must remember that they have served our country
and our area in the most honorable way possible. For this reason, it is essential that we welcome them
back home with open arms, and seek to provide them the greatest benefits that our state can offer;
more educational opportunities, increased access and training for jobs, better health services, as well as
any other issues that most prominently affect our war heroes.
Infrastructure and Drainage
As urban sprawl continues, more residences will be located in lower planes of our area. More levies and
canals are needed to ensure we have proper drainage. Additionally, the continued population growth has
put more traffic on our highways and roads, making it absolutely necessary to obtain more funding to
improve our current road systems. Acquiring funds to satisfy our strained infrastructure is imperative
to sustain the growth of our area.
We must address the fact that Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured children; especially since
our population’s average age is the youngest in the state. Knowing a safety net is available for our
health will give us the time we need to focus on other, most important issues in our lives.
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Our area needs passionate, persistent representation. I firmly believe my experience in practicing law
and construction, my knowledge of business, policy, and law, and my unrivaled passion for my home make me
the right person to represent us in Austin.