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U.S. Representative District 25

The 25th Congressional district in Texas runs from Johnson County, just south of Fort Worth, all the way to Hays County south of Austin. It includes all or parts of 13 counties.Republican Congressman Roger Williams is seeking his 4th term in Congress. He is currently on the House Financial Services Committee and has in the past worked on the House Budget Committee. Williams is a former Texas Secretary of State and was a major fundraiser and campaign coordinator of the GOP in Texas.His campaign focuses on traditional Republican issues including, a strong 2nd Amendment, stopping illegal immigrations, ending abortion rights and is opposed to same-sex marriage. Democrat Julie Oliver has an accounting and law degree. She works for St. David's Healthcare and is currently on the Central Health board of directors. Oliver is pushing for Medicare-for-all system to provide that health insurance option to the entire country. She also advocates for immigration reform, women's reproductive rights and criminal justice reform

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  • Desarae Lindsey
    (L)

  • Roger Williams
    (Rep)

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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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