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U.S. Representative, District 19

A West Texas history professor, Democrat Miguel Levario, aims to unseat incumbent Republican Jodey Arrington, who was first elected to Congress for the 19th District in 2016. Arrington was a member of both the gubernatorial and presidential administrations of George W. Bush. Levario, an El Paso native, is an associate professor at Texas Tech University. Arrington, who was born in Plainview, Texas, too has ties to Texas Tech, having held several positions within the university's system. The district serves the upper midwestern portion of Texas, including areas from Lubbock to Abilene.

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  • Jodey Arrington
    (Rep)

  • Miguel Levario
    (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.

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