Issues

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Climate Impacts on Senate District 17 and Local Solutions

We can act sensibly to combat the sources of these threats to our environment and our wellbeing here on the Gulf Coast...


Guns Sense or Nonsense?

In this day and age we really don’t need to cite statistics to realize the fear and destruction unfettered gun ownership has caused in Texas and the nation. Like most people I am almost speechless with anger and sorrow each time I hear about another mass shooting and I know we must do something...


Education – the funding fiasco

As the grandchild of immigrants and the first member of my immediate family to graduate from college, the need for quality education for all Texas school children is an issue that is close to my heart and heritage...


SD17 After Harvey

When the flood waters finally stopped my husband and I felt relieved that our home had been spared. Why was so much of SE Texas under water and our street was high and dry? We were just incredibly lucky. That relief turned to shock when we finally got out and drove around some nearby neighborhoods...


Health Care

Texas has the highest rate of uninsured residents in the United States, and the rate only dropped to under 20% when the Affordable Care Act went into effect. The problem is even worse in Harris County with almost a third of all residents uninsured. Investing in human capital by ensuring a healthy workforce is good for Texas' economy. Children cannot learn and adults cannot work when they are in poor health. It makes sense to promote the health and well-being of all Texans...


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