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 stand up to both parties to work to lower property taxes to help Texas families keep up with rising costs, improve your public schools, protect our rights, and fix the damn grid.
Fund our public schools
Mike will fully 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 private charters.
He will fight for Texas to have the best schools in the nation by investing in smaller class sizes, more special education support, and great teachers.
Mike 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. He will also put an end to high-stakes testing.
Fix the Damn Grid
Mike is a businessman and energy expert who will fix our vulnerable power grid by increasing energy production and transmission across the board, investing in battery storage and smart-grid technology, and creating tie-ins to the national grid.
While Dan Patrick appointed wealthy campaign donors to the ERCOT board, Mike will hold the corporations that made billions of dollars while Texans froze accountable in order to bring energy costs down for Texas families.
Mike support an all-of-the-above approach to energy so that Texas remains the energy capital of the world and in order to bring down energy bills for Texans.
REIN IN PROPERTY TAXES
Property taxes have risen more under Dan Patrick than under any Lt. Governor in memory.
Mike will work ardently to ensure taxes are fair for Texas families and rein in exploding property taxes.
He will start by closing tax loopholes for out-of-state corporations that cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year and use the money to lower property taxes for Texans and invest in local schools and public safety.
PROTECT women's RIGHTS
Mike will fight to ensure that women and their doctors—not politicians—make decisions about their own healthcare.
As Lt. Governor, he will work to codify the protections of Roe v. Wade into state law and repeal the current laws that leave no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
He will put an end to the constant culture wars that have consumed our state government and pit Texan against Texan.
INVEST IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
Mike will be a partner with rural communities across the state by ensuring the state no longer neglects rural schools, hospitals, and broadband.
He will prioritize expanding Medicaid in order to stem the closure of rural hospitals as well as creating incentives for rural broadband programs so that every community can access the digital economy. He will oppose all efforts to pull money out of rural schools for private school voucher programs.
Create good paying jobs and benefits
As a lifelong businessman, Mike will work to create a business climate that creates thousands of good paying jobs with benefits right here in Texas, and work to build an economy that serves everyone, not just out-of-state corporations.
He will champion Texas workers and fight for a living wage, safe working conditions, retirement security, and healthcare for all Texans.
KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE
Mike will champion reforming 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 he will call on the Legislature invest in keeping our communities safe in order to reduce crime across the state. Mike will work hand-in-hand with local officials, law enforcement, and community leaders to ensure we invest in well-trained and accountable law enforcements officers.
He will also fight to enact into law red flag laws, raise the age to purchase a firearm to 21, and end permitless carry which puts our law enforcement officers and communities in harms way.
Return competence to the office of Lt. Governor
Mike will return competence to the office of Lt. Governor so that the Legislature can return to finding real solutions to real problems.
Solving complex problems is what Mike has done for decades in business and what he will do as Lt. Governor.
Fight for a Better Texas