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US Representative District 3

Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Richardson, is retiring after 26 years in Congress. Democrat Lorie Burch, an attorney, and Republican Van Taylor are competing for the seat. Taylor stepped down from his state Senate seat to run. IT manager Christopher Claytor is running as a Libertarian. Texas’ 3rd Congressional District covers much of Collin County, including McKinney, Plano and Frisco. The seat remains a Republican stronghold. Voters in the district haven’t elected a Democrat to the U.S. House since 1967 and haven’t favored a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, according to The Texas Tribune. Taylor earned more votes in the March primary than all four Democratic candidates combined. However, Democrats hope the shifting demographics in the booming county will play to their advantage if not in the 2018 midterms, then in the election cycles to come.

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    Christopher Claytor
    (L)

  • Jeff Simmons (Write-In)

  • Van Taylor
    (Rep)

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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 49
Education United States Military Academy
Campaign Phone 972-679-7302
Website http://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherclaytor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cl84lib/
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