One of the reasons I decided to run for Texas House of Representative is that my republican opponent sponsored House Bill 1774 which favors the interests of insurance companies over that of property owners in Texas when trying to recover from storm damages. He was on the Texas House of Representatives Insurance Committee and received campaign funds from insurance related political action committees. I believe his position and actions as a Texas State Representative are more in line with representing the interests of large insurance carriers over that of individual citizens of Texas. He also voted against equal pay for women and against taxpayer funded breakfast programs in public schools. Historically while in office he has voted against measures to increase education funding and improve quality in the public schools. His voting his is typically in contrast to the positions supported by the Texas Association of Professional Educators. 

If elected I promise my positions will be in line of protecting the citizens of Texas over that of large cooperate interests. I believe in equality and will support measures to decrease disparity. I will support measure to improve funding of our public schools in Texas. I would like to make community college tuition free for those students who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and are enrolled in a curriculum leading to a profession that will benefit our community such as healthcare, education and business.

I also want to make the costs of healthcare more understandable and transparent for patients receiving care in Texas.

Opponent Greg Bonnen’s Education Voting Record

Voted against taxpayer-funded breakfast program for public schools
House Vote #7 - 2017: PRIVATE SCHOOL VOUCHERS
Supported vouchers. Voted against an amendment that would prevent the state budget bill from being used to fund or support any form of private school voucher. Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) supported this amendment.
House Vote #8 - 2017: PRIVATE SCHOOL VOUCHERS
Supported vouchers. Voted against a budget amendment to clarify that no public funds should be used to pay for or support any type of private school voucher. ATPE requested the amendment.
House Vote #9 - 2017: PRIVATE SCHOOL VOUCHERS
Supported vouchers. Supported a budget amendment that would allow for the possibility of state-funded private school vouchers for certain students. Voted against a motion to table (kill) the amendment. ATPE opposed the amendment and backed the motion to table it.
House Vote #10 - 2017: PRIVATE SCHOOL VOUCHERS
Supported vouchers. Voted against a motion aimed at keeping private school voucher language out of a school finance bill. ATPE supported the motion.
House Vote #11 - 2017: PRIVATE SCHOOL VOUCHERS
Supported vouchers. Voted for a motion that would have preserved the possibility of state-funded private school vouchers for students with special needs. ATPE opposed the motion.
House Vote #12 - 2017: EDUCATOR QUALITY
Opposed measures to improve educator quality. Voted against a bill to establish a mentoring program for inexperienced teachers and state funding for mentor stipends, scheduled release time, and training. ATPE supported the bill, which later died in the Senate.
House Bill 816 by Rep. Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio), 85th Legislature, Regular Session. The House approved the bill on third reading on May 11, 2017. The bill did not pass     the Senate. (Record vote  #1162.)
House Vote #13 - 2017: EDUCATOR QUALITY
Opposed measures to improve educator quality. Voted against a bill that would prohibit school districts from assigning elementary school students in core subject classes to inexperienced or uncertified teachers for two consecutive years. ATPE supported the bill.
(Historical) House Vote #2 - 2015: TESTING & GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Voted against a bill to give some high school students who've failed certain STAAR tests a pathway to graduate. The bill allows individual graduation committees to decide, based on the student's academic record and other measures, if the student is college- and career-ready. ATPE supported the bill, which passed and was signed into law.
(Historical) House Vote #5 - 2015: PRE-KINDERGARTEN & CLASS SIZES
Opposed an amendment to a pre-kindergarten bill that would have limited class sizes to no more than 18 students per educator. (Voted for a motion to table the amendment.) ATPE supported the amendment, which was tabled and did not get added to the bill.
(Historical) House Vote #6 - 2015: PRIVATIZATION & HOME RULE
Voted for a bill to make it easier for public school districts to be converted to deregulated home rule charter districts that would not be required to maintain salary and employment protections for educators, comply with regulations such as class-size limits, or be held accountable to local voters. ATPE opposed the bill, which failed to pass.
(Historical) House Vote #1 - 2013: EDUCATION FUNDING
Voted against a budget bill providing increased funding for public education and a partial restoration of the education budget cuts made in 2011.
(Historical) House Vote #2 - 2013: PRIVATE SCHOOL VOUCHERS
Voted for an amendment to prohibit public education funds from being spent on private school vouchers.
Historical) House Vote #4 - 2013: EDUCATOR QUALITY
Voted against a teacher quality bill to raise the standards for entering the education profession; require districts to provide appraisal results to teachers in a timely manner and consider multiple years' appraisal results in making personnel decisions; and require the state to conduct a survey of teacher working conditions and salaries.
(Historical) House Vote #5 - 2013: EDUCATOR QUALITY
Voted against creating the Texas Teacher Residency Program, a high-quality university program through which new teachers would receive stipends and employment at a school district or charter school while earning a master's degree.
(Historical) House Vote #6 - 2013: PRIVATIZATION & SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY
Opposed an amendment to the Achievement School District bill to require ASD schools to be subject to laws pertaining to teacher rights and benefits, discipline and class-size limits. (Voted for the motion to table the amendment.)
(Historical) House Vote #7 - 2013: SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY & CLASS SIZES
Opposed an amendment to impose a maximum 15:1 student-to-certified teacher average ratio within the proposed Achievement School District for certain low-performing schools. (Voted to table the amendment.)
(Historical) House Vote #8 - 2013: SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Voted against a bill to require schools to notify the public if a full-time school counselor is not assigned to the campus.
(Historical) House Vote #9 - 2013: CHARTER SCHOOLS
Voted against an amendment that would have delayed the expansion of charter schools.

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