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Texas House, District 75

Two year term. A member of the house must be a citizen of the United States, must be a qualified elector of the state, and must be at least 21 years old. He or she must have been a resident of the state for two years immediately preceding election, and for one year immediately preceding election must have been a resident of the district from which he or she was chosen.

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    Mary E Gonzalez

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Identify what you think are the three most important issues directly affecting the people in your district and explain how you will address these issues, if elected?

Is the current tax policy sufficient to finance state government needs such as public education, public safety, health care and bridge and road maintenance? If not, what measures would you support to pay for these services?

What measures, if any, should the state government take to stimulate job growth?

What other issues do you consider important, why and what would you do to improve them?

Campaign Phone (915) 801-4396
Education/Degrees Representative González received her Bachelor's Degree in History and Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and her Master's Degree in Social Justice from St. Edward's University. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction-Cultural Studies in Education at UT Austin.
Community Involvement Allgo –Texas’ Queer People of Color Organization National Association of Latina/o Fraternal Organizations, Board of Directors- Communications Director URGE (United for Reproductive and Gender Equity)- Board of Directors Young Elected Officials - Secretary of Agriculture Tejano Democrats
For East El Paso County, quality public schools, access to quality healthcare and good-paying jobs are critical priorities. If re-elected as State Representative for District 75, I will continue to work to address these issues by advocating for a long-overdue update to public school finance funding formulas, fight to preserve and expand existing healthcare infrastructure in El Paso County as well as push for Medicaid expansion, and work to strengthen workforce pipelines at our local colleges while also reducing burdensome student debt.

Despite our meteoric growth, Texas remains a low-tax, low services state. While this model may have been considered sufficient a century ago, it leaves us poorly positioned to meet the needs of a Twenty-First Century workforce and economy. Public school finance formulas have not been updated in more than a generation. This is especially problematic with regards to the fun
The state government has an important role to play in both long and short-term job growth. Besides the long-term responsibility of providing a quality public education that trains the next generation of leaders in our workforce, the state can also take initiative in to support small business development through increased state-level support of Small Business Development Ce
As we continue to diversify and grow our local economy, it is critical that we support and address the needs of our existing economic infrastructure. In East El paso county, this means providing for and supporting our farmers and the broader agricultural industry. Last session, I worked to provide direct support for efforts to protect local cattle. Moving forward, our state needs to continue to ensure that access-to-market, insurance, and comprehensive water planning needs are met in order to preserve and grow local agriculture.