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U.S. House, District 12

Democrat Vanessa Adia and Libertarian Jacob Leddy are attempting to unseat Republican incumbent Kay Granger of Fort Worth in the 12th Congressional District. Granger was first elected in 1996. Granger is the only female Republican serving in Congress from Texas. She’s also thelast freshman woman elected to a full term in Congress from the state, according to The Texas Tribune. Adia is a middle school teacher. Leddy works in logistics and trucking.U.S. House District 12 covers the western part of Tarrant County, including parts of Fort Worth and suburbs, as well as Parker County and the southeast corner of Wise County.

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  • Vanessa Adia
    (Dem)

  • Kay Granger
    (Rep)

  • Jacob Leddy
    (L)

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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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