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U.S. House, District 8

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  • Kevin Brady
    (Rep)

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    Steven David
    (Dem)

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    Chris Duncan
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Identify what you think are the 2 most important issues that affect the people in your district and give specific examples of measurable actions you will take to address these issues.

What do you think are the most important issues in the current immigration policy debate and what would you propose as the way forward?

What role should Congress play in ensuring that the American healthcare system is accessible and affordable across all demographic groups?

What is the appropriate role of the Federal government in protecting the integrity of American elections?

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Education B.S. Political Science Arizona State University
Experience 5 years Database management. 10 years working on candidate or issues campaigns. 7 years working for the City of Houston as a financial and performance auditor.
Community Volunteer for regional county political parties, Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters, SPCA. Sat for 5 years on a MUD Board focusing subsidence and drainage improvements.
Phone (832) 304-4558
Twitter @stevedavid
I believe that healthcare is the most important issue. Whether it is access, affordability, or coverage, residents are worried and suffering. I believe that the solution to this problem is to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, and I commit to ensuring that our focus will be on the patient, and not the profit of companies. I also believe that we must address the cost of education in America. Collectively, Americans hold $1.2 trillion dollars in debt, and tuition keeps rising.
I believe that the most important thing that must be addressed is the inability of the Republican Party to talk about immigration without conflating it with criminality. We have seen a perverse demonization of immigrants and it has to stop. We need to immediately, and permanently, renew DACA. Second, there must be a complete cessation of the policy to separate children from their parents, while simultaneously altering the policy of asylum to allow for asylum claims with illegal crossings.
Congress has one of the most important roles in ensuring a viable, affordable healthcare system for Americans. Not only do they create the laws that govern the industry, they are checks and balances to the regulators. We have seen an unprecedented amount of healthcare companies exploiting loopholes with no consequences, and Americans are suffering for it.
I believe that the appropriate role of the Federal government is to fund the modernization of voting machines and processes to ensure data security, assess and address the vulnerabilities of systems around the nation, and to prosecute the attempted, or successful, breach of our voting systems.
Education Texas A&M University - Bachelor of Science in Economics, minors in Mathematics and Physics, magna cum laude University of Houston Law Center - Juris Doctor Candidate
Experience Operations Analyst, Oil Field Sales Managers
Community Interned at Montgomery County DA's Office
Taxation - overburdening taxation takes money out of the pockets of citizens that could be better spent to improve the quality of life. Americans pay more taxes than food, clothing, and housing combined. I will support any measure to decrease the tax burden on all Americans and put money back into constituents' pockets.

Decriminalize marijuana - America is the incarceration capital of the world because we lock away people who choose to ingest a natural substance. I support legalization.
As a Libertarian, I believe in the freedom for people to move wherever they like. I do not believe in separating families or submitting people to inhumane conditions. I do not believe in giving away taxpayer money to those who do not pay taxes, however, and I do not believe in government enabling poor behavior. As long as immigrants are productive and law-abiding, I believe that they have just as much right to be here as we do. We are all immigrants, in fact.
As a Libertarian, I do not believe in socialized medicine. I believe that a private system, completely free from government intervention and meddling, will provide the best outcomes overall. I believe that philanthropic doctors would service those of lower income, and charities will help low-income families get care they need. Government intervention causes a misallocation of healthcare, which is the reason costs are out of control. Without government meddling, medical costs would decrease.
The power to regulate elections was delegated to the states. This was done purposefully in order to keep federal bias out of federal elections and to maintain the system of federalism the founders held so dear. I believe this is best left to the states, and the people themselves have to stand up for integrity and elections and ensure that their respective states follow proper procedures.