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State Representative District 10

What Do They Do? A short video explanation of state elected offices:https://youtu.be/uqd9IWpSqXI2-year term. The House is one of two chambers that make up the Texas Legislature. The representative is one of 150 representatives. They make and vote on laws, decide where the money goes within the state government, serve on committees such as agriculture and livestock, business and industry, elections, higher education, energy resources, etc. Bills for raising money must originate in the House. Only the House can impeach a statewide officer. Current salary: $7,200 plus $190 per diem when in session.Plazo de 2 años. La Cámara de Representantes es una de las dos cámaras que conforman la Legislatura de Texas. El representante es uno de 150 representantes. Hacen y votan por leyes, deciden a dónde va el dinero dentro del gobierno estatal, sirven en comités como los de agricultura y ganadería, negocios e industria, elecciones, educación superior, recursos energéticos, etc. Los proyectos de ley para recaudar dinero deben originarse en la Cámara. Sólo la Cámara puede impugnar a un oficial estatal. Salario actual: $7,200 más $190 por día cuando esté en sesión.

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  • Kimberly Emery
    (Dem)

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    Matt Savino
    (L)

  • John Wray
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

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

Education: What specific changes should be made to public school financing and why?

Economy: What state legislation would you support to help Texas residents improve their economic positions?

Health care: What state legislation is 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?

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Campaign Phone (903) 347-8499
Twitter @savino4tx
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The requirements to run for Texas state representative are 1) must be at least 21 years of age 2) a citizen of Texas for two years prior to election 3) a resident of the district from which elected one year prior to election. I exceed all the requirement set by the state. In essence I am over qualified.
Our state constitution says that the state is to provide free public education to Texas. We need to put that responsibility back on the state which will reduce property taxes drastically. A large portion of the funding currently is held up in higher administration. Many ISD superintendents are making more than the governor of the state. People and government need to be held responsible and work within their means. Stop spending money on non-necessities, like congressional pensions.
Reducing and/or repealing some of our taxes that have proven unnecessary or ones that the state cannot account for. I will propose and support massive reductions in spending. Texas is almost $300 BILLION in debt!! We can not continue the way we are. We need change and we need it now. Voting in the same people into congress is only getting us the same results of more spending, more taxes, more debt, etc.
We don't need more legislation in health care. That is what is killing our health care system now. Health care is between medical providers and their patients. Keep politics out of it and the cost will go down drastically, people will get more effective service. Patients and doctors/nurses should be making medical decisions. My opinion and your opinion should not be forced on someone else.
Legalization of Marijuana - Marijuana has been proven very effective against many ailments and medical conditions. It has not been legalized because the pharmaceutical companies will lose billions of dollars and they are currently paying money to politicians to vote against legalizing it. I will refuse any money or payoffs from lobbyist and corporations to vote for them. As a representative my job is to only represent the PEOPLE of my district and of Texas.
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