Texas is holding elections, including for state legislative offices, on March 5, 2024. 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 Nov. 28. To read each candidate’s full responses, click his or her name at the bottom of the article.
Kyle Biedermann (R) is running for Texas House of Representatives District 19, and the Republican primary is on March 5. Here’s how Biedermann responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“During my tenure, I prioritized concerns such as rising property taxes, responsible water conservation, and the challenges stemming from rapid regional growth. I defended Second Amendment rights, protected the unborn, and opposed unfunded state mandates on schools. Additionally, I worked towards reducing overregulation, lowering taxes on businesses, and safeguarding our God-given private property rights. … We need PROVEN conservative leadership, not a rubber stamp in our Capitol, and this is why I’ve made the decision to run for office again.”
Click here to read the rest of Biedermann’s answers.
Dewey Collier (R) is running for Texas House of Representatives District 5, and the Republican primary is on March 5. Here’s how Collier responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Freezing the budget and reducing spending and the shrinking the government.
Protecting children from all manner of threats (border security, indoctrination at school, gender fiction, etc.) they face in our current society.
Passing effective, whole, GOP priority legislation every session.”
Click here to read the rest of Collier’s answers.
Cassandra Garcia Hernandez (D) is running for Texas House of Representatives District 115, and the Democratic primary is on March 5. Here’s how Garcia Hernandez responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Public safety, public education, and reproductive rights. We must restore the rights that the Texas Legislature and the Supreme Court have taken away from Texas women. I am committed to restoring Roe. I am a proud product of public education – and as such, I am vehemently opposed to the privatization of public schools – instead, we should work to increase the basic allotment and funding for schools and provide pay raises to teachers/staff as well as take care of our hardworking retired teachers/staff. Public safety is a top priority for me and the residents of House District 115. We need to tackle the fentanyl crisis by legalizing test strips – and pass common sense gun legislation to stop the violence.”
Click here to read the rest of Garcia Hernandez’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.