My Priorities

Restore honest leadership to Congress

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Our elected officials seem to have forgotten they took an oath to represent their constituents to the best of their ability. We need real change in Washington, and I’m running to lead that change. I’ve spent my entire career serving my country and serving others -- and now, I want to serve you.

Make quality healthcare affordable

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I believe that in the richest, most prosperous nation in the world, everyone (and I mean everyone) should have access to quality healthcare. I'm hopeful that with new leadership in the White House we will be able to expand on the progress made by the ACA and make quality, affordable health insurance available to everyone. 

Take urgent action on climate change

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 I'm a farmer. I know first hand how climate change is affecting nearly all aspects of our lives. Climate change is the most immediate threat facing our nation right now.  Among other efforts, we must promote job-creating renewable energy, uphold emissions standards, and end corporate welfare for polluters.

Invest in world-class education

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  As a former school board member, I am passionate about our public schools and the value of quality education. The federal government must act on ending the student loan debt crisis and take steps to make higher education more affordable. 

Strengthen jobs in Texas

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  No one should be forced to work multiple full-time jobs in order to pay their bills or feed their families. We must support working families and ensure the one job for every Texan is enough to live with dignity. 

Reduce the influence of money in our campaigns

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It's past time to end Citizen's United and stop politicians from giving unfair advantages to billionaires and big corporations. Congress should be run for the people and by the people. I'm proud that my campaign does not accept any coporate PAC contributions. 

Honor veterans and military families

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When I was CEO of Grace After Fire, a non-profit dedicated to helping women veterans, we made significant strides towards ending veteran homelessness and decreasing suicide rates. But, there’s more work to be done. Moreover, we must put a stop to endless wars. Great nations should not perpetuate endless violence, they should broker peace. 

Comprehensive and compassionate immigration reform

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  We are a nation of immigrants and their contributions to our society are not just valuable but imperative to our economy and cultural fabric. I oppose the construction of Trump's border wall and this administration's inhumane response to the humanitarian crisis on our border.  Congress must act fast to grant citizenship to Dreamers. We can’t kick the can down the road any longer. We need comprehensive and compassionate immigration reform now. 

We want to hear from you

Being your representative means listening to what is most important to you and your family. Tell me what keeps you up at night so I know how to best represent your values in Congress.