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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Why do you feel you are the best candidate for the office you are seeking?
Because I am not a career politician, I want what is best for our entire district. I will be a representative to all, not just my friends or who I owe favors to. I will be fair and be held accountable to “We The People”. This seat belongs to you, not me.
What three issues do you feel are most important to voters in your district?
Our district is vast, and what is important to Bexar isn’t the same that is important to Zapata. In Bexar County we hear a lot about our veterans and military. Although veteran care has gotten much better under Trump’s administration, there is still work that needs to be done, still too many Veterans and Military that need our help. Border security is something we hear all over the district. Many feel like not enough is being done, our agents don’t get the support that they need, and sex and human trafficking is a hot topic that isn’t being addressed enough. In the southern part of our district, the Rio Grande and Falcon Lake are huge issues. Our river and lake are in bad health and need to be revitalized.
If elected, what would be your top priorities after taking office?
I addressed some of them in the last question. I would also like to add that we have a WWII veteran, Mr. Gilbert Meyer, that has a team of dedicated veterans reaching out to get him a Navy Cross and Purple Heart; that is something that will be a priority. Honoring our veterans is always a priority. Our veterans should never be ignored.
How has the coronavirus pandemic shaped your priorities?
I never thought that “re-opening Texas” would have ever been words I would have had to say. We are seeing the true nature of our elected officials on every level, and what they really believe in. We have also seen where politicians, especially the career ones, feel like it is their duty to strip you of your rights. I have been an advocate for your rights and will continue to do so.
For incumbents: What do you consider your most significant accomplishments in office? What would you change?
For non-incumbents: What, if anything, would you do differently from the current officeholder?
On the whole, I won’t be much like the incumbent. I will always be honest on how I feel about issues. I won’t flip flop. If I have a change in opinion, I will give a full explanation for it. I am not looking for personal gain or to have some false sense of control. This seat isn’t mine; it is yours. I want to be YOUR voice; I will speak honestly on the issues and involve YOU in the process. Government works for those who show up … however, we have never been given the opportunity to, that will end with me. You will be involved in this process because you will always have a seat at the table. I’m not seeking big business, or the typical “who’s who”, I am only seeking the people, since you are the ones that matter. I believe in clean bills and transparent government. That is what makes me different.