ISSUES

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STRAIGHT TALK

These days, too many politicians hide behind cleverly crafted statements and political double-speak. You shouldn’t need a translator to understand what your state representative believes or where they stand on an issue. I’ll speak honestly with you about the challenges facing Texas, and I won’t pick my position based on what’s politically popular. You deserve a public servant fighting for you at the Texas Capitol, not a self-serving politician who only tells you what you want to hear. Even if we don’t see eye-to-eye on every issue, you’ll always know where I stand.

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KEEPING OUR ECONOMY STRONG

Texas thrives on the industrious and entrepreneurial spirit of its citizens, but our strong economy was not built by accident – it requires thoughtful leadership to enact appropriate, market-based tax and regulatory policies at all levels of government. As your state representative, I’ll keep taxes low and fight for the kind of pro-job, pro-growth policies that allow businesses to grow, prosper, and create an environment of opportunity for the people of House District 52. I’ll also work to improve our infrastructure and electric grid to ensure that Texas remains the best state in the nation for job creation and capital investment.

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QUALITY EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN

As the parent of a daughter in Round Rock ISD, I want to ensure our schools are preparing the next generation of Texans for success. I’ll fight to give teachers the resources they need to help every student realize their full potential and ensure our schools focus on providing a real education, not pushing the latest political agenda like Critical Race Theory. I’ll also work on targeted interventions to address COVID learning loss, so we don’t allow the pandemic to permanently derail our kids’ future.

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SUPPORTING LAW ENFORCEMENT

Our brave police officers and first responders put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. But with cities like Austin actively working to defund the police, officers and their families need our support more than ever before. As your state representative, you can always count on me to “Back the Blue” and ensure that our law enforcement agencies have the resources, training, and support they need to protect and serve our communities.

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SECURING OUR BORDER

America is a proud nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws. When my father and grandparents immigrated to the United States from Ecuador, they did so legally, and made certain to teach me the importance of respecting our laws and using your talents to contribute to the greatness of this incredible country.

Thanks to the failed policies of the Biden Administration, illegal border crossings are now at a 21-year high. Drug cartels and transnational gangs are exploiting the ongoing border crisis to engage in human trafficking and flood our streets with deadly drugs like fentanyl. A safe and secure border is essential to our national sovereignty – that’s why securing the border and ending the ongoing immigration crisis must be a top priority.

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SECURING OUR ELECTIONS

Voters deserve to have confidence in the integrity of our elections. That’s why I support efforts to make it easier to vote through expanded early voting, while securing the ballot box to make it harder to cheat.

As a proud, first-generation Hispanic-American, I reject claims that election integrity is designed to disenfranchise minority voters in any way. Americans of all backgrounds should feel confident that they are participating in an election process that is free, fair, and secure.

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PROTECTING LIFE

Like many couples, my wife and I struggled with fertility issues for years before being blessed with our beautiful daughter, Noelle. We suffered a total of six heartbreaking miscarriages early in our marriage. With each new pregnancy, we were filled with the joy that comes from hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time, only to feel the devastation that accompanies that unwelcome silence at a later sonogram appointment.

I know what an immeasurable blessing life is, which is why I’m committed to protecting life from conception until natural death. It’s also why I’m dedicated to protecting vulnerable children in our foster care system, children with special needs, and our parents and grandparents trying to live out their final years in peace and comfort. Texas should have no tolerance for those who abuse, neglect, or exploit the vulnerable.

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LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS

The Texas Constitution requires the state to write a balanced budget that spends no more than we receive in taxes, but nothing says we’re required to spend it all! Our state budget should use your taxpayer dollars judiciously, prioritize the essential needs of the state, and return what’s left back to you, the taxpayer. After all, your household is expected to live within its means; your government should be no different.