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Four-year term. Must be at least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a Texas resident for the five years immediately preceding the election. Among duties: executes all laws and conducts all business with other states and the federal government; fills appointive offices; fills vacancies in state or district elected offices by appointment; calls special sessions of the Legislature and sets their agenda; signs or vetoes bills passed by the Legislature. Current annual salary: $150,000Plazo de cuatro años. Debe tener por lo menos 30 años de edad, ser ciudadano de Estados Unidos y residente de Texas durante cinco años inmediatamente antes de las elecciones. Deberes: ejecuta todas las leyes y dirige todos los negocios con los demás estados y con el gobierno federal; llena los puestos de nombramiento; nombra las vacantes del estado o distritos de los puestos electos; convoca las sesiones especiales de la Legislatura y establece los asuntos a tratar; apoya o no apoya las leyes aprobadas por la Legislatura. Salario anual actual: $150,000

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Background: What training, experience, and characteristics qualify you for this position?

Election laws & voting rights: What specific measures, if any, would you take to improve voter registration, access to voting, voter turnout and the redistricting process? Why?

Health Care: What specific reforms, if any, would you propose in state health care policy to address the cost and access to health care? Explain.

Infrastructure: Referring to water, energy, public education, transportation, what specific measures do you propose to meet the states growing infrastructure needs? Explain rationale.

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?