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Tarrant County Commissioner, Precinct No. 2

4 year term. Must be 18 years or older, a U.S. citizen, a resident of Texas, and a resident of the district represented. Responsible for representing the citizens of the district in which he/she is elected in the Collin County Commissioners Court, which conducts the general business of the county and oversees financial matters.
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    Andy Nguyen (Rep) County Commissioner

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    Devan Allen (Dem) Candidate for Tarrant County Commissioner, Precinct 2

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    Syed Hassan (Dem) Data Scientist

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JUSTICE SYSTEM - What are the main challenges in providing a justice system for the county and how would you address them?

HEALTH CARE - What would you think should be the priority focus for healthcare in the next few years?

ELECTIONS - What would you do, if anything, to encourage greater voter turnout in Tarrant County?

OTHER ISSUES - What other issues do you believe will be most pressing in the county, and what is your position on these issues?

Phone (817) 614-8733
Occupation Public Service and Business
Education B.A. in Business Management and Minor in Military Science from the University of Kentucky
Experience 7 successful years as County Commissioner, US Army veteran, former owner and President of AIT Technologies, Co-Founder of Southeast Tarrant Transporation Partnership, currently serve on the BoDs of Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, RTC, TRTC, etc.
Twitter @AndyNguyenNow
Provide more support to law enforcement to divert prospective patients to behavioral health clinics, rather than booking these individuals into jail.

Bond Release: Create a way to more consistently evaluate bond release based on risk and income.
More focus on collaborative wellness & preventative care; provide more opportunities for education & good-paying jobs with insurance benefits; medical care service pricing should be more transparent & itemized where possible; JPS to build more community medical homes for primary care, geriatric care, and behavioral health intervention; more doctors and medical specialists.
I have been encouraging Tarrant County Election to be more proactive and aggressive on voter education and mobilization. Also, I have been conducting talk shows and delivering speeches to community groups to educate listeners about the importance of civic involvement and voting.
Soaring property tax & traffic congestion are big obstacles. TX Legislature has to allocate more transportation $ &/or permit limited public/private funding options. Allow private tech companies to drive solutions to transportation issues. Manage local gov growth, state to provide more $ to ISD, &/or combo property/sales tax are possible solutions to property tax burden.
Phone (817) 262-1478
Occupation Realtor
Education B.A., University of Texas at Arlington; Coursework - University of Colorado at Denver; Tarrant County College; The Cooper Institute; Kaplan Real Estate
Experience Certified Emergency Medical Technician; Staffer: Council Aide, Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem; District Director, Texas Senate and House; Campaign Manager for State Rep. Chris; Senior Director of External Affairs, UT Arlington; Small Business Owner
Twitter @devanjallen
They include pre-trail services, additional resources for diversion programs, and reducing recidivism. I would evaluate current delivery of resources and follow best practices to ensure effective governance while maintaining public safety.
In order to meet the needs of our county - one of the fastest-growing in the nation, we need additional neighborhood medical centers, psychiatric and behavioral health resources, and other recommended services. We have not had a bond election since 1985 and need to pass one to invest in infrastructure while ensuring affordable and accessible healthcare for all residents.
Participating in the electoral process is critical to our democracy. I would establish partnerships with organizations that seek to provide information-based voter education and in a cost-effective manner, include voter registration and other voter information in as many methods that the county communicates with residents about other county-related matters.
Residents of Southeast Tarrant County need better transportation options to get to school, work and to medical services – these are quality of life issues for hard-working families. We must have a long-term solutions approach to include increased state funding, reducing our reliance on toll roads, and investment in regional transportation.
Phone (817) 500-5223
Occupation Senior Data Scientist
Education 1, Master of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University - Public Finance, Statistical Inference 2. Master of Applied Science - Applied Economics - Urban Economics 3. Master of Science - Economics - Development Econ., Econ. 4. BSc Econ,
Experience 1. GameStop Inc. - Senior Data Scientist - 2010 - Now 2. Continental Airlines - Senior Analyst Planning 2006 - 2010 3. United Airlines - Senior Staff Analyst Planning 2004 - 2006 4. American Airlines - Senior Analyst Planning 1994 - 2004
Twitter @votehassan2
Jail system is inefficient, which is a burden on tax payers and often results in unfair treatment of minorities and poor. Pretrial inmates on non violent offences should not be treated as criminals until proven Bail bond system should be overhauled
Infant Maternal Mortality rate is extremely high in Tarrant County specially in African Americans. Women health should be a prime focus. Expand Mental health facilities to target into homeless community, prison inmates and schools in drugs prevention JPS facility should be more accessible to people living in Precinct2 district.. Non profit hospitals should work with JPS
Voter education (How to vote) should be County job and should not be left on political parties and candidates A hotline and a simple text line to confirm registration and polling location Voter registration boxes at every school, college and university plus every public office Additional polling places Pay poll workers better

Economic development should stay focused on quality of life 1, An integrated modern public transportation system 2. County wide Public WiFi system (Est. 759 Metropolitan areas around the world have) 3. Technology Training Centers to train workforce for future 4. Cut wasteful spending 5. Promote women and minority businesses in county contracts 6. Review County Hiring