Texas is holding elections, including for city council and state legislative offices, on Nov. 7, 2023, and March 5, 2024, respectively. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out the survey as of Oct. 9. To read each candidate’s full responses, click his or her name at the bottom of the article.
Tsion Amare (D) is running for Texas House of Representatives District 113, and the Democratic primary is on March 5. Here’s how Amare responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“… I know the importance and value of quality education. I will always be an advocate for fair compensation for teachers and comprehensive support for students.
… I understand the urgency of addressing our climate crisis. Our State needs to invest in energy efficiency, weatherization for our homes, and clean, renewable energy …
… Our classrooms are not war zones. Our grocery stores and our churches are not battlefields. We need to ensure that Texans are not subjected to death in and outside their homes …
… Women and individuals have inherent autonomy over their own bodies. … Access to safe abortion care represents a critical component of comprehensive reproductive healthcare that must transcend partisan boundaries.”
Click here to read the rest of Amare’s answers.
Alicia Davis (R) is running for Texas House of Representatives District 21, and the Republican primary is on March 5. Here’s how Davis responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“There’s so many issues that are in desperate need of attention and a complete overhaul, but to name just a few:
Budgets, spending and Equal Taxation
Local government and political subdivisions
Family Court System
Veteran Services for our underserved rural veterans
Agriculture and Wildlife.”
Click here to read the rest of Davis’ answers.
Ivan Sanchez (nonpartisan) is running for Houston City Council District J, and the general election is on Nov. 7. Here’s how Sanchez responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Public safety, economic development, environment.”
Click here to read the rest of Sanchez’s answers.
If you’re a Texas candidate or incumbent, click here to take the survey. The survey contains over 30 questions, and you can choose the ones you feel will best represent your views to voters. If you complete the survey, a box with your answers will display on your Ballotpedia profile. Your responses will also populate the information that appears in our mobile app, My Vote Ballotpedia.