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Texas House District 124

2-year term. Must be 25 years or older, a US citizen and a resident of Texas. Responsible for representing the citizens of his/her district in the US House of Representatives.

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    Johnny S. Arredondo
    (Rep)

  • Ina Minjarez
    (Dem)

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Biographical Information

What do you consider the most critical issue Texas will face over the next five years? If elected, how would you approach this issue?

School finance in Texas has generated lots of talk but little legislation in recent years. What is your philosophy on the future of public school funding?

Do you believe America has a problem with gun violence? If so, how do you plan tackle it?

Congress and the President want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and have taken steps to dismantle it. What role should the government have when it comes to health insurance?

Texas adds about a thousand people a day. This rapid growth has caused several problems. What are the top three issues the government should address because of this growth?

As a Texan, what do you believe is missing from the conversation about immigration and border security? How would your beliefs influence your approach to those policies?

Describe a unique experience from your childhood that shaped who you are today.

Age 63
Education BA Criminal Justice University of Texas @ San Antonio
Campaign Phone (210) 370-7001
Website WWW.VOTEJOHNNY.ORG
contact Delia Arredondo 210-788-4042
Immigration, Safe Guarding our Schools, Taxes. Securing our border by vetting and having an idenification system in place. Have training so Administrators, teachers, staff personnel and students have a working idea how to react to the occassion, should it arise. Also, hiring law enforcement, both current and retired, to guard our schools. Reforming the tax system to safeguard Taxpayers against out of control increases in property tax and inflated appraisals.
Funding schools should be tied into accountability to how the school district is spending their funds. As businesses are accountable to it's customers and shareholders so should the school system. Review programs to see which are nesscessary and those which are wasteful. Hold Administrators accountable to the performance of their District. Give performance review to teachers to retain the best ones, teachers which performance poorly give them an opportunity to improve. As waste and continuous poor performance is eliminated funding will go farther.
I believe America has a problem with people committing acts of violence. If guns were to be made illegal across America the bad people would still get the guns. Fatherless homes, social media and the overall absentee parent's leads to far greater breakdown of people committing acts of violence which seems to be rising in America. Promoting programs in the community and at school which encourage families to participate together. People with violence acts, take the guns out of their hands.
Government should make insurance affordable to Americans.
Securely, Heathcare, Housing
What is missings is the fact we are not against immigration but instead we want legal immigration. There should be no way people enter this country without knowing us knowing who they are. The border must be secured, as one wouldn't allow anyone to enter through a wide open door at your home, neither should Texas allow anyone to enter through a wide open door. Many in my family came across the border back in the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's but they came over the legal way and became productive members of society.
I was raised by my grandmother who didn't know how to read, write or speak English. My grandfather a POW in Korea was a soft spoken man and looking back at my childhood we didn't have much material things. But I ate everday, grew up a happy kid and learned to save what little money I had. I remember as a young boy 6-10 yrs old, my grandparents going dancing regularly on Friday or Saturday night and they always took me along. They would order me fries and a coke; as I ate I can still see them dancing. I appreciate the smallest things in life and still eat the meals I ate as a kid. I still save to this day and teach my kids and grandchildren to appreciate life, family and serve a good God.
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