TEXAS
PRIORITIES

Working for you

Here is my solemn promise to you: I will wake up every day committed to honestly solving problems, as I have done all my life. No matter where you live or who you are, I will fight to be a Lt. Governor you can be proud of with every fiber of my being.

I will do right and risk the consequences. Here are my priorities:

Fund our public schools

Fund our public schools and pay our educators so that every child can have aspirations as big as Texas. And that means fully funding our public schools—not vouchers and charters.

I will put an end to the budget cuts that rob our children of an education and be a champion for teachers, retired teachers, and all educators, including a cost of living adjustment.

Fix the Damn Grid

Fix the damn grid by finally investing in our critical infrastructure and redesigning our grid to serve Texas families—not massive corporations.

As an energy expert, I know we need more energy, not less. We need more renewable energy and we need to prepare our grid for the challenges of climate change as storms get more frequent and more severe.

Hold the line on property/sales tax increases

Hold the line on property tax and sales tax increases by finally making corporations pay their fair share of taxes. By paying off elected officials, corporations have abused loophole after loophole and have avoided paying their fair share of taxes. This has shifted the tax burden onto the backs of Texas families, and I will finally put an end to the skullduggery.

Defend our Constitutional rights

Defend our constitutional rights so that women will be masters of their own health and their own destinies, so that democracy thrives, and so that Texans can live and love as they were created.

I will put an end to the constant culture wars that have consumed our state government and pit Texan against Texan.

Lead the fight against Climate Change

Position Texas as THE leader in the fight against climate change through technological innovation and investment in renewables, smart grid technology, electricity storage, low carbon processes and materials, and reduction in methane releases and flaring.

Create good paying jobs and benefits

Create a business climate that creates good paying Union jobs with benefits right here in Texas, and work to build an economy that serves everyone, not just the privileged few.

I will fight to support, not defeat, the labor movement in Texas, and fight for a living wage, safe working conditions, retirement security, and healthcare for all Texans.

Reform our criminal justice system

Reform our criminal justice system and legalize marijuana so that more Texans can work rather than spend years in prison for minor, non-violent offenses. And I will work to bring local officials, law enforcement, and community leaders together to make sure our officers are well trained, accountable to, and trusted by, the communities they serve.

I will also fight to enact into law red flag laws and end permitless carry which does nothing more than make our communities less safe.

Return competence to the office of Lt. Governor

Return competence to the office of Lt. Governor so that we can actually solve problems.

Solving complex problems is what I have done for decades in business and what I will do as Lt. Governor.