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Texas Senate District 27

The Texas State Senate's responsibilities include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.

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  • Eddie Lucio Jr
    (Dem)

  • Vanessa Tijerina
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

Qualifications: What training, experience, and background qualify you for this position?

Healthcare: What state legislation, if any, is needed to increase access to affordable healthcare for Texas residents?

Local Control: How would you balance the interest of the state versus the rights of local communities to self govern?

Immigration: What role should the state and local governments have in enforcing federal immigration policy?

Gun Violence: What are your recommendations to protect students from gun violence?

COVID-19: What actions do you believe are needed at the state level to address the health and economic impact caused by COVID-19?

Voting Rights: What actions, if any, would you take to ensure that all eligible voters have equal access to safe and fair elections?

Open Government: How will you ensure government transparency (open records, open meetings) is maintained during a state of emergency?

Budget: How will you address the state budget deficit caused by COVID-19?

Vouchers: What is your position on using public funds for school vouchers for private schools and why?

Public Education: What are your top priorities for public education?

Standardized Testing: What role should state standardized testing play in the public school system?

Other Issues: What other issues do you believe will be most pressing in the next session of the Texas legislature, and what are your positions on these issues

Two Minute Video Option: Comment on the recent civil rights demonstrations.

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