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Texas House, District 98

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    Armin Mizani (Rep) Attorney and Small Business Owner

  • Giovanni Capriglione (Rep)

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EDUCATION: What changes, if any, should be made to public education and its funding in Texas? What is your rationale for the change(s)?

ECONOMY: What state policies/legislation would you support to help Texas residents improve their economic positions? Why?

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT: How would you balance the development of energy sources with environmental concerns?

HEALTH CARE: What changes in state policy/legislation, if any, are needed to increase availability of affordable health care for Texas residents? If none, please explain.

OTHER ISSUES: What other issues do you believe will be most pressing in the next session of the Texas Legislature, and what is your position on these issues?

Phone (682) 514-9691
Education Purdue University, B.A. Michigan State University, J.D.
Experience Keller City Councilman and appointee of Governor Greg Abbott to the Auto Burglary Theft Prevention Authority
Twitter @ArminMizaniTX
In Texas, our very best economic development tool is an educated workforce. That is why we must take every step possible to ensure that no matter the ZIP code--ALL children have the opportunity to receive a world-class education. We must begin by reforming a broken “Robin Hood” school funding system which pulls money away from our communities. Our over-reliance on property taxes is pricing people out of their own homes. That is why I believe we look at a consumption-based funding system so that everyone, including out-of-state tourists, help fund our schools.

We must make sure that local schools continue to have freedom to control curriculum. We must increase learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math for students to pursue high-wage, high-demand careers. We should let our students know how much they can expect to earn before they seek a college degree. And we must empower parents to make the best choices for their children.
Constituents should have a say on whether local governments can raise taxes. My opponent voted to make it easier for school districts to increase property tax rates without a vote from constituents. I disagree. We should implement stronger spending caps. While my opponent voted with Democrats to kill Governor Greg Abbott's proposal to enact a stronger cap on government spending, I would have voted for it. Enacting the Governor’s plan would limit government’s growth at the rate of population plus inflation.

We should overhaul our dependency on property taxes and look into a consumption based funding system. Studies have shown this could create over 200,000 jobs and provide a $28 billion dollar boost to the Texas economy - all within the first 5 years. We should implement a zero-based budgeting system - one that is fair, efficient, and accountable to taxpayers. And we should eliminate the Texas Franchise tax - which unnecessarily burdens our businesses and job creators.
One of the best parts of our great State is our parks, wildlife, and land. We already have regulations on the books to ensure that our natural resources remain in great supply. That is why we must continue to push back against unnecessary federal environmental regulations of business and industry. There is a growing appetite for liberal plans to overregulate

We must also find new ways to streamline the bureaucracy and permitting process for energy companies in Texas. In North Texas especially, we already have an exploding population and great demand on our energy grid. This is why we must do everything possible to enable energy providers to keep up with demand and deliver the highest quality service at the lowest possible cost.
First, we must urge and support federal lawmakers who continue to fight to repeal and replace Obamacare. As Texans, we must continue to reject the federal government’s overreach into our health care system. I applaud our state’s efforts thus far to fight for a waiver from many of the burdensome regulations in Obamacare. Obamacare has been a complete, and total failure. But we must do more.

We must open up competition in the healthcare marketplace and empower parents with more choices. Healthcare is best provided when it remains a relationship between the patient and doctor. Unnecessary regulations placed by government cause premiums to go up as a result of costs incurred on providers.
I am running because I believe Republicans deserve a conservative choice to be their next State Representative. Among many things, my primary focus is on cutting taxes, capping spending, securing our border, and protecting the unborn. Additionally, we must assist coastal Texas as they recover from the terrible damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, and step up our efforts on infrastructure improvements throughout our great State.
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