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Guadalupe County Commissioner, Precinct 4

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  • Judy Cope
    (Rep)

  • Rebecca Tucker
    (Dem)

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Biographical Information

1 – What motivates you to run?

2 - How has your education and experience prepared you for this position?

3 – In your view, what is most important issue that the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court needs to address today? How would you address the issue?

4 - What is your view of the role of compromise in politics?

5 - If elected, what is your message to those who did not vote for you?

6 - Would you support county funding for preservation of natural areas and watersheds?

7 - Given recent pressures on water resources, transportation and infrastructure, would you support asking the Texas State Legislature for limited additional authority for growing counties to preserve the quality of life?

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Education B.A. English, Virginia Commonwealth University; B.S. Operational Meteorology, Mississippi State University
Experience Although this is the first time I've run for public office, I have extensive experience volunteering with county services, primarily emergency services, both as a Community Emergency Response Team here in Guadalupe Co, and previously as a volunteer EMT in Virginia. I also volunteer in an educational capacity (for children and workplaces) as a meteorologist.
Twitter @bectuckerdem
Candidate Email becca@voterebeccatucker.com
I am running to bring a fresh perspective and forward-thinking ideas about living-wage jobs, vocational training advocacy, and fiscal responsibility that would benefit Guadalupe County. I will also advocate for more investment in local communities by companies, whether through apprenticeship programs, or setting up formal partnerships with local high schools and adult employment services to establish vocational training programs, in addition to pushing for accountability when companies receive tax incentives but fail to deliver the jobs and wages promised.
As a former volunteer EMT and current long-time volunteer with the Guadalupe County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), I am familiar with the challenges facing rural volunteer and paid emergency medical services (EMS) departments. In addition, I hold a BA in operational meteorology and brings her scientific knowledge, combined with knowledge of emergency management protocol, to the public safety arena, with particular expertise in flash flooding and tropical weather concerns.
Guadalupe County has seen an explosion of growth over the last two decades. However, with that expansion comes the growing pains of greater financial and public safety challenges. The question is—are we going to be proactive to overcome these challenges and prepare for future ones, or continue with the status quo, which could stifle our community’s economic progress?

I want to advocate for more investment in local communities by companies, whether through apprenticeship programs, or setting up formal partnerships with local high schools and adult employment services to establish vocational training programs. She will also push for accountability when companies receive tax incentives but fail to deliver the jobs and wages promised
There's enough division in politics on our state and federal level. We have to do what's best for our communities and our neighbors. It's important that everyone have a voice in our local government, not just those from dominant local party. I'm willing to compromise when it comes to budget discussions, growth initiatives, and other economic policy discussions. Over the decades, like many others, I've worked with a number of people different from myself and believe strongly in making the effort to find common ground.
My office door will open to every person in precinct 4, regardless of how they voted.
Yes.
I would consider offering support, depending on the exact nature of the county request. In general, I would much prefer to see authority in the hands of local governments over it being with the state.