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State Representative District 42

What Do They Do? A short video explanation of state elected offices:https://youtu.be/uqd9IWpSqXI2-year term. The House is one of two chambers that make up the Texas Legislature. The representative is one of 150 representatives. They make and vote on laws, decide where the money goes within the state government, serve on committees such as agriculture and livestock, business and industry, elections, higher education, energy resources, etc. Bills for raising money must originate in the House. Only the House can impeach a statewide officer. Current salary: $7,200 plus $190 per diem when in session.Plazo de 2 años. La Cámara de Representantes es una de las dos cámaras que conforman la Legislatura de Texas. El representante es uno de 150 representantes. Hacen y votan por leyes, deciden a dónde va el dinero dentro del gobierno estatal, sirven en comités como los de agricultura y ganadería, negocios e industria, elecciones, educación superior, recursos energéticos, etc. Los proyectos de ley para recaudar dinero deben originarse en la Cámara. Sólo la Cámara puede impugnar a un oficial estatal. Salario actual: $7,200 más $190 por día cuando esté en sesión.

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    Luis De La Garza
    (Rep)

  • Richard Pena Raymond
    (Dem)

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Background: What training, experience, and background qualify you for this position?

Education: What specific changes should be made to public school financing and why?

Economy: What state legislation would you support to help Texas residents improve their economic positions?

Health care: What state legislation is needed to increase availability of affordable health care for Texas residents? If none, please explain.

Other Issues: What other issues do you believe will be most pressing in the next session of the Texas Legislature, and what is your position on these issues?

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Transportation (International trucking) - 20 years; Laredo College - 10 years - Director of Tech Prep, a program to help students earn college credit through articulation agreements; Real Estate Broker - 20 years; Certified Real Estate Appraiser 18 years; M.B.A in International Trade; Bilingual
The State House & Senate created a Commission to study school financing. Until recommendation from the Commission are reviewed it would be difficult to comment. Outdated formulas would be an area to look at.
I believe Apprenticeship programs is one of the way to improve the economic position of the state. By have an apprenticeship programs throughout the state in different demand occupation will enhance the economic position of the State. Another is manufacturing. We need to add more manufacturing type jobs to the State.
Along the southern border there are numerous area that cannot afford health care. Satellite type clinics would help address the need.
There are numerous issues that need to be addressed, but I believe infrastructure along the border to assist the transportation industry move freight in & out of Mexico would be big assistance with economic development for the State. The implementation of a 3rd lane on IH 35 from Laredo to San Antonio and the additional international bridge which is much needed are the pressing issues the Legislature should address.
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