Issues

Secure Our Border
End Vaccine Mandates
Secure Elections
Education – Empower Parents & Fight Leftist Indoctrination
Prosperity – Reduce Property Taxes & Limit Spending
Life – Protect The Rights Of The Pre-Born And Our Most Vulnerable
Liberty – Support The 2nd Amendment
Taxpayer Fairness – Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying
Prosperity – Energy Supremacy

Secure Our Border

Border security is a matter of both national security and national sovereignty – a nation without borders is no nation at all. Our federal government has completely failed to secure our southern border and Texans have had to pay the price. Enough is enough. We Texans need to step up and not ask permission from Joe Biden to do the job he is refusing to do, especially when the Biden administration is actively enabling the current disaster on our border.  I will fight every day for border security and support using every resource or tool available to the state of Texas to protect our border and our sovereignty.

End Vaccine Mandates

As a conservative, I stand firmly for less Government interference in the private sector. Unfortunately, Biden has upended the playing field with a ridiculous overreach mandating that all large employers require their employees receive a vaccine against COVID-19. This is a dual assault on the private sector and on personal liberties, and it sets a dangerous precedent. If it’s vaccine mandates today, what will the next Democrat President do by executive order to undermine our rights? Texas must act to end these mandates and free our businesses and their employees from the grip of Biden’s mandates. I’ll fight for real freedom, both for Texas businesses and Texas workers.

Secure Elections

A strong Constitutional Republic that is governed by the people requires a well-established democratic process of free, fair and secure elections. If the people lose faith in the integrity of their elections, our entire system of government is threatened. I will be an unapologetic voice for secure elections and I will fight to make sure that every Texan has confidence in our system, by working to maintain and strengthen our election integrity laws. I fully support voter ID requirements, protections against mail-in ballot fraud, strengthened penalties against illegal voting, and more. Furthermore, I will defend the right and duty of Texas to run its own elections under our laws and rules against any scheme by the Democrats in Congress.

Education – Empower Parents & Fight Leftist Indoctrination

I strongly support parental rights in education. Parents are the primary teachers of their children. They know and love their children more than anyone. Parents deserve to be empowered and informed in all matters regarding the education of their children and their children’s health and well-being. I will always be a voice for Texas parents and push to make sure their place as the primary guides and caretakers of their children is never undermined or threatened.

For decades, leftist ideology has continued to gain influence in our institutions of learning, to the point where it is now undermining our nation’s culture and identity and rewriting our history in our children’s schools. Dangerous ideological “curriculum” based on Critical Race Theory is being brought into K-12, dividing students by race, imposing guilt upon guiltless children, and pitting students against one another.  I believe wholeheartedly that America is an exceptional and good nation. I reject identity politics, and I believe in equal opportunity for all.

I will root out leftist indoctrination in our schools that poisons minds against our nation and our foundational beliefs. We instead need to restore patriotic civics to our classrooms, a civics that teaches individualism, not collectivism, is the basis of equality and liberty; that children are neither oppressors nor victims but are privileged to live in this land of opportunity; and that America has, can and must always aspire to liberty and justice for all.

Prosperity – Reduce Property Taxes & Limit Spending

Despite significant efforts by state leaders recently to provide relief to home- and business-owners, property taxes continue to strangle Texans. No one should ever be priced out of their property due to rising taxes. I will fight to reform the process by which property taxes are levied and reduce the burden of these taxes as much as possible on hardworking Texans and their families. We can do more and I will continue to push for real results.

Additionally, I will view every spending bill before me for what it truly is: a tax bill. Since government spending drives taxation levels and I support lower taxes on Texans, I will be a strong proponent of fiscal restraint and lower spending. I will not vote for any budget or spending bill that exceeds strict spending limits, and I will demand that any revenue surpluses be returned to Texas taxpayers and not used to grow government programs.

Life – Protect the Rights of the Pre-Born and our Most Vulnerable

I am unequivaocally pro-life. The fundamental right to life is the foundational right from which all other rights derive—without it, all other rights are meaningless. Because the preborn in the womb are living human beings, we have a responsibility to be the voice of these voiceless people and protect their right to life.  I support the Heartbeat Bill and will support maintaining and strengthening this and similar protections for the rights of the preborn.

Liberty – Support the 2nd Amendment

Texas has seen our Second Amendment rights championed in recent years with the passage of open and constitutional carry. I fully support these laws and Second Amendment rights as a part of our inherent right of self-defense, and I will not allow any government—local, state, or federal—to infringe upon them. I will fight against any legislation that would diminish a law-abiding citizen’s right to carry a firearm and protect themselves and their property. I oppose red-flag laws, magazine limits, AR bans, and any other limitation on your Second Amendment. Our founders got it right: Our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Taxpayer Fairness – Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying

The interests of Texas taxpayers are being undermined at the State Capitol by their very own local governments. Cities and school districts use their tax revenues to hire lobbyists to descend upon the state legislature and work against critical issues like property tax relief, individual rights, transparency and ethics, and more. This must be stopped. Because the hard-earned money of tax-paying citizens should never be used against them, I will fight to ban local governments from using your tax dollars to lobby the state legislature.

Prosperity – Energy Supremacy

God has blessed Texas with abundant energy resources, and utilizing these energy sources has been a great source of our prosperity and economic strength. But our prosperity and our liberty is being threatened by a Biden administration hell-bent on destroying our energy industries with Green New Deal regulations, restrictions, taxes, and mandates. Their policies threaten grave economic damage and a future energy crisis. Already we see energy production down and gas prices up. I will defend Texas energy from this assault.

The winter storm reminded us of the human cost of unreliable energy and the need in Texas for a reliable grid based on robust and predictable energy sources. I support an all-of-the-above market-based approach to energy; I oppose tax abatements and subsidies for unreliable solar and wind energy; and I support improving the grid for more consistent and reliable energy.  Let’s put Texas first and achieve energy supremacy.