To inform readers about the candidates seeking their votes on the November ballot, the San Antonio Report asked all candidates to answer the following questions. We edited answers for clarity, not substance or grammar, and we did not fact-check responses. We restricted responses to 200 words for each question.

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Party:

Democrat

Incumbent?

No

Link to campaign website:

www.claire4texas.com

Age:

40

Education background/degrees earned:

Master’s in Education, BA

Current occupation, employer, or job title:

Education consultant

Previous elected offices held and/or sought:

Candidate for State House District 122 (2018)

Why do you feel you are the best candidate for the office you are seeking?

As State Representative for District 122, I will be an advocate for families and a positive voice to improve our state’s health care system, respond to the climate crisis, protect our environment, reverse gerrymandering, and safeguard our democratic institutions.

What three issues do you feel are most important to voters in your district?

Education and property taxes, COVID-19 and economic crisis, protecting our environment and our democracy

If elected, what would be your top priorities after taking office?

Expand Medicaid to reduce number of uninsured Texans, enact policy to effectively deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated fallout, provide public schools the resources they require to keep staff and students healthy while delivering the education and other services that our so vital to our state and communities.

How has the coronavirus pandemic shaped your priorities?

It has made questions of investments in public health, affordable health care, and education even more urgent. The continued underfunding of these areas at the state and federal levels has resulted in a chaotic response and thousands of preventable deaths in Texas. Once again, individuals are being forced to shoulder more than their fair share and do more with less.

For incumbents: What do you consider your most significant accomplishments in office? What would you change?

N/A

For non-incumbents: What, if anything, would you do differently from the current officeholder?

I would prioritize steady state funding of public schools, expanding Medicaid and ensuring affordable and high quality health care to all Texans, and reversing gerrymandering so voters can pick their leaders rather than politicians picking their voters.

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San Antonio Report Staff

San Antonio Report Staff

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.