Issues

Jobs, Opportunity, The American Promise

In a city as great as Houston, it's difficult to know that our district is 30th in household income in the state and one of the poorest in the country.

It’s our responsibility to provide for the welfare of the people in our community.

It’s critical that we provide increased and equitable wages that allow Americans to provide for their most fundamental needs and live a life without having to struggle to make ends meet. Our families shouldn’t have to spend all their income on housing and healthcare. Our families should not have to choose between necessities like food, healthcare and transportation. We Can Do Better!

Education

Our children are our priceless future and education is the key to all opportunity.

It’s hard to see some schools in our community struggle to provide an education that all children in all communities deserve.

The work we do to strengthen our public education school system and provide the funds our educators and administrators need to do this work will impact our community for decades to come. The children of District 18 deserve a great education and we have to keep this promise to our children.

Healthcare

How can we achieve our fullest potential if we don’t have our physical and mental health? Providing access to affordable healthcare to all in our community is vital to the success of our city.

Millions of Americans and tens of thousands in our district go on living without full and proper healthcare. It’s our obligation to provide healthcare to all Americans so that we can truly obtain a prosperous country.

Flood Mitigation Infrastructure

We all know well about flooding in our community. I’m ready to build a stronger community so that everyone can live without fear of their homes being flooded during every rainstorm.

In 2001 Tropical Storm Allison flooded our community. We had the 2016 Tax Day Flood, the 2015 Memorial Day Flood and Hurricane Harvey in 2017 shut down our city and forced people from their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a bag full of the belongings they could gather. We've passed a bond and have some money slowly coming to our community, but that’s only a fraction of what’s needed and I am prepared to work tirelessly with members of congress to bring the real money our region needs for long term flood mitigation infrastructure.