All candidates for U.S. House Texas District 31 Democratic primary complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

All three candidates running in the March 5, 2024, Democratic primary for Texas’ 31st Congressional District — Rick Von Pfeil (D), Brian Walbridge (D), and Stuart Whitlow (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?


  • “Fix Congress! Congress is a polarized, hyper-partisan, dysfunctional mess. I am proposing 3 key changes: 1) Change the leadership structure of Congress by adding a new role for the Majority Diplomat/Mediator and the Minority Diplomat/Mediator whose role and purpose it to build relationships across the aisle and find ways to pass for bi-partisan legislation.
  • 2) Term Limits: I would like to draft legislation to pass term limits of 18 years for both the House and the Senate. …
  • 3) Gerrymandering: one of my passion projects would be to pass legislation that requires all districts to be drawn utilizing county lines, state or federal highways, or natural barriers like rivers or mountain ridges.”


  • “Healthcare: We need to improve access and affordability in healthcare for all walks of life. Healthcare access includes every woman’s right to choose in all aspects of reproductive health.
  • Military: We need to improve resources for active-duty military, veterans, and their families.
  • Jobs/Wages: All participants deserve a fair shake in the success of our economy.”


  • “Democracy is on the ballot in 2024. … I’m running for Congress to stand up to John Carter and deliver real results for CD 31 so that Americans born in this century will live in a Democracy where they’ll thrive.
  • From the State House to the U.S. House, our leaders have attacked the fundamental rights we hold dear in this country. As your next Congressman, I will work tirelessly to collaborate with my constituents and colleagues and get back to work on the issues that matter most to our community. …
  • As a lifelong Democrat, voters can go to the polls knowing that I share their values and their priorities for our community. And as your congressman, I will fight for those values every single day.”

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