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TYD Voter's Guide

Texas Legislature

Whom we've endorsed for a seat in the Texas Legislature. 

Kendall Scudder

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas Senate District 2

Would serve Delta, Fannin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Rockwall, Van Zandt, and parts of Dallas County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Fight to fully fund public schools and the teacher retirement system

  • Access to high speed internet in rural communities

  • Ethics reform, a cap on political contributions, nonpartisan redistricting, online voter registration

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Mark Phariss

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas Senate District 8

Would serve parts of Dallas and Collin County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Invest in public education for our children

  • Reduce property taxes by increasing the state's share of public education spending from 38% to 50%

  • Focus on real issues facing Texas like education, healthcare, and good paying jobs

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Steven Kling

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas Senate District 25  

Would serve Comal, Kendall, and parts of Bexar, Hays, and Travis County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Reinventing our public education system

  • Expanding access to healthcare

  • Returning city government to working for the people of Texas

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Bill Brannon

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 2

Would serve Hopkins, Hunt, and Van Zandt County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Expand rural internet access

  • Expand Medicaid in Texas

  • Fund our schools, cap class sizes, eliminate school vouchers

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Josh Wilkinson

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 14

Would serve parts of Brazos County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Stop underfunding public schools

  • Ensure viable and affordable energy sources, replace dangerous fossil fuels

  • Improve worker's rights by increasing the minimum wage

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Erin Zwiener

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 45

Would serve Blanco and Hays County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • All children should go to a great neighborhood school

  • No one should have to choose between paying for medicine and paying for rent

  • Guarantee equal treatment for all

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Gina Hinojosa

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 49

Would serve parts of Travis County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Change how we fund public education and end outdated funding formulas

  • End the epidemic of gun violence in Texas

  • Maintain access to women's healthcare facilities by stopping the Republican assault on women's reproductive rights and restoring funding to Planned Parenthood

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Andrew Morris

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 64

Would serve parts of Denton County.

Key Platform Points

  • Public education with increased funding and more vocational programs

  • Diversifying the green energy sector

  • Investment in infrastructure

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Stephanie Phillips

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 73

Would serve parts of Comal, Gillespie, and Kendall County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Place teachers and students at the center of all education planning and legislation

  • Prepare for the effects of climate change

  • Healthcare as a human right

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Mary Gonzalez

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 75

Would serve parts of El Paso County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Fully fund classrooms

  • Guarantee access to basic healthcare

  • Ensure fairness for all

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Samantha Carrillo Fields

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 84
 

Would serve parts of Lubbock County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • End the war on education

  • End divisive legislation

  • End the cycle of poverty  

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Steve Riddell

TYD endorsed candidate for House District 92

Would serve parts of Tarrant County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Investing in public schools is a top priority

  • Discover ways to economically leverage rules of the future by investing in renewable energy

  • Improve how the country deals with immigration and undocumented immigrants

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Nancy Bean

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 93

Would serve parts of Tarrant County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Fight for full funding of public education

  • Fight for a living minimum wage of at least $15 an hour

  • Fight for expanded and improved Medicare-for-all

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Beth Llewellyn McLaughlin

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 97

Would serve parts of Tarrant County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Better funding for public education, infrastructure, and healthcare

  • Women's health rights

  • Decreased focused on standardized testing

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Eric Johnson​

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 100

Would serve parts of Dallas County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Expanding early childhood education

  • Closing the school-to-prison pipeline

  • Increasing financial security 

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Rafael Anchia

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 103

Would serve parts of Dallas County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Protect and expand Texans' right to vote

  • Improve the Texas public education system

  • Promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative technologies to protect our environment and save businesses, government, and residential consumers money

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Terry Meza

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 105

Would serve parts of Dallas County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Reduce the number of unfair standardized tests

  • Promote tax fairness to decrease the burden on homeowners

  • Increase access to job training and college education

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Brandy K. Chambers

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 112

Would serve parts of Dallas County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Increase education funding by closing corporate tax loopholes

  • Prioritize healthcare for women, promote women's choice

  • Remove the criminal background checks until given offer by employer

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Rhetta Andrews Bowers

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 113

Would serve parts of Dallas County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Fully fund public schools

  • Grant access to affordable healthcare for all 

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Julie Johnson

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 115

Would serve parts of Dallas County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Education shouldn't be determined by where one is born or how much one's parents make

  • Criminal justice reform should be focused on accountability for police, citizens, defendants, prisoners, and families of prisoners

  • Cities should be allowed to have open debate about rising the minimum wage, restore local control

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Claire Barnett

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 122

Would serve parts of Bexar County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Expand resources for women's health

  • Sensible gun laws involving safe gun storage and education

  • Election security and integrity

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John Bucy III

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 136

Would serve parts of Williamson County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Public education is the foundation of our communities

  • Push back against the entrenched status quo

  • Breakthrough partisan gridlock and tired thinking that fails to expand the horizon of what is possible

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Gene Wu

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 137

Would serve parts of Harris County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Expand access to Pre-K and early childhood programs for all families

  • Guarantee safer neighborhoods

  • Encourage companies to move into our community by making sure they have the tools forsuccesss

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Ana Hernandez

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 143

Would serve parts of Harris County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Free community college

  • Protect DREAMers and their families

  • Living wage for all Texas

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Mary Ann Perez

TYD endorsed candidate for Texas House District 144

Would serve parts of Harris County.

 

Key Platform Points

  • Increase funding for public schools

  • More investment for universities and community colleges

  • Protect DREAMers

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