Texas House, District 112
2 year term. Must be 21 or older, a US citizen, resident of Texas and the district represented. Responsible for representing the citizens of the district in the Texas House of Representatives.
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Brandy K Chambers (Dem)
EDUCATION: What changes, if any, should be made to public education and its funding in Texas?
RAINY DAY FUND: What uses are appropriate, in your opinion, for the Rainy Day fund?
LOCAL CONTROL: Are you in favor or opposed to additional restrictions on cities’ ability to raise property taxes? If in favor, how would you implement? Last session saw restrictions placed on cities’ ability to regulate fracking, gun sales, etc. Are you in favor of these restrictions and would you favor additional restrictions?
HIGHWAY FUNDS: How would you address the growing need for funding for highway maintenance and construction? What is your position on allowing tolled lanes to reduce congestion on crowded highways?
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?
B.A. in Sociology
J.D. in Law
Both from University of Oklahoma
We need to restore the $5 billion that was previously cut from the budget for public education. We need to close corporate tax loopholes to make sure we adequately fund public education. We must stop trying to divert resources from the public schools with vouchers. Additionally, we need to restore the goal of education, support our teachers’ salaries, secure their pensions, and stop focusing on high stakes standardized testing.
The Rainy Fund should be reserved for disaster relief and emergency situations which affect the actual life of Texans.
I believe the state and federal government should provide the base law of the land. Certain protections like protection from discrimination and retaliation should be mandated state wide. However, localities should have the ability to govern their community if those ordinances do not conflict or impinge on state or federal law.
The gas tax has not been raised since 1991. We need to raise it by .05 cents. I support toll lanes as an express option to existing roadways (635 Express in Dallas for example). I do not support toll only roadways.
Human trafficking victims have a common history of early CPS incidents combined with truancy and runaway incidents. Yet currently there is no system that allows any of the agencies involved to see each other's information to potentially identify a high-risk victim. If elected as State Representative for District 112, I want to mandate a statewide system to allow each organization to retrieve data available to identify high-risk victims, allowing for intervention not possible today.
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