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United States Representative, District 26

"No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen."— U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 2, clause 2Texas Congressional District 26 includes portions of Dallas (Precincts 2910 and 2911), Denton and Tarrant Counties.Maphttps://fyi.capitol.texas.gov/fyiwebdocs/PDF/congress/dist26/m1.pdfDallas County Maphttps://www.dallascountyvotes.org/wp-content/uploads/2013_map_USCongressionalDist34x44.pdfDenton County - noneTarrant County Maphttps://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/elections/interactive-maps/us-congressional-district-maps/US-Rep-26.htmlPopulation by countyhttps://fyi.capitol.texas.gov/fyiwebdocs/PDF/congress/dist26/r4.pdfDallas County ElectionsDenton County ElectionsTarrant County Elections

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  • Mark Boler
    (L)

  • Michael C. Burgess
    (Rep)

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    Carol H. Iannuzzi
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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

2. Immigration: What are your priorities regarding the immigration system?

3. Healthcare: How would you address access to and the cost of healthcare?

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

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

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

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Campaign Phone (469) 630-1288
Education B.S. Accounting - Rutgers University Texas Women’s University Various courses (Anatomy, Texas Government,Business Statistics) Collin County Community College Various courses (Biology, Anatomy, Psychology)
Experience I received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Rutgers University and completed additional biology/anatomy college courses. I was promoted early in my career from Corporate Accounting into working on contractual agreements with engineers and lawyers. My professional career encompassed the energy, electric utility and information technology industries. I retired from HP Enterprise Services (a division of Hewlett-Packard Company) as a Sr. Contracts Negotiator in the Legal Dept.
Other Address 712 Red Oak Dr Lewisville TX 75067
I received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Rutgers University and completed additional biology/anatomy college courses. I was promoted early in my career from Corporate Accounting into working on contractual agreements with engineers and lawyers. My professional career encompassed the energy, electric utility and information technology industries. I retired from HP Enterprise Services (a division of Hewlett-Packard Company) as a Sr. Contracts Negotiator in the Legal Dept. I volunteered as follows: Keep Lewisville Beautiful, assisting at food bank, teaching Sunday School, as an election clerk, as a precinct chair, assisted political campaigns and humanitarian trips for relief/aid at Texas/Mexico border.
In Congress, I will: Support the reversal of policies that separate parents from their children at the border as this is still ongoing. Support the end of “metering” or the limiting of number of asylum applications. (I visited the Texas/Mexico border on humanitarian trips last year and many families are seeking safety from violent cartels/gangs in other countries.) Support legislation to work toward modernization of Immigration system with a priority of keeping families together. Support the protection of “Dreamers” that were brought to the U.S. as children. Support legislation that treats spouse and children of green card holders as immediate relatives. Support increasing number of visas offered for permanent work-based immigration. Support a program to allow any county or city to petition for additional immigrant visas to support the region’s economic development strategy if there are no workers to fill them. Support increasing visas for domestic violence survivors.

The Affordable Care Act or ACA provides access to healthcare for those with pre-existing conditions and  allows young adults to stay on a parent’s health insurance plan until they are 26 years old.  The ACA provides a framework that we can build on by protecting and expanding our healthcare markets. I will support expansion of healthcare markets through an option that allows Americans to buy in to Medicare. This would lower costs by allowing competition with the private insurers. Those that want to keep existing employer health insurance plans can do so. I will support legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies to lower prescription drug prices and therefore lower the prescription costs for Americans. Additionally, I will support legislation to protect and expand Medicaid. Many Texans, particularly the elderly, children and the disabled depend on Medicaid for their healthcare coverage.
School facilities should be updated with structural and technological foundations. Efforts by schools to provide structure for educators and students to address bullying with mental and behavioral health, peer mediation programs, and diversity/inclusion programs. We need to invest in school counselors, psychologists and nurses. Close loopholes that allow state and local governments to opt out of providing mental healthcare as stipulated by the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996. I support background checks for everyone when seeking purchase of firearms regardless of where they are purchasing the weapon. In Congress, I will support legislation banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines for those that do not serve in the military or law enforcement officers.
In Congress, I will: (1) Support restoring the Voting Rights Act to prevent states and localities from passing discriminatory voting laws. (2) Work to make the voter registration process convenient, fair, and secure for all eligible Americans including same day and automatic voter registration. (3) Work to ensure all eligible Americans can have safe and accessible voting options, such as vote-by-mail, no-excuse absentee voting, and early voting. (4) Support safeguarding elections from cyberattacks by requiring paper ballots for all voters.
I oppose using public funds for private school vouchers for the following reasons: Funds for vouchers compete with funds for overall improvements in America's public schools such as to reduce class size, enhance teacher quality, provide every student with books, computers, and structurally safe schools. Vouchers encourage economic, racial, ethnic, and religious divisions in our society. America’s success has been built on our ability to unify our diverse populations. Americans want consistent standards for students.
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