What John Stands For

Here’s a summary of John’s positions on important issues facing Texas.

John Supports

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Better funding for our Texas public schools

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Reining in rising local property taxes by properly funding public education at the state level

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Traditional principles of local control for cities and counties

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Accepting the billions of our own federal tax dollars that are available under the Affordable Care Act to expand health coverage in Texas

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Improving Texas’s mental health and foster care systems

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Investing in good roads and transportation infrastructure — like expanding LBJ East

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Better state support for higher education, to maintain world-class colleges and universities and to help keep tuition costs down

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Better protections for clean air and water and for Texas’s parks and natural spaces

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Fiscal responsibility and living within our means at all levels of government

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Our police officers, firefighters, and other first responders

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Our military and our veterans

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Public health policies that align with the best research from our medical community

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Working together across the political aisle to find solutions to complex problems

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Protecting the integrity of our electoral system

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The Constitution, the rule of law, and judicial independence

John Opposes

The increasing lack of decency and civility in politics, from the White House on down

Having over $10 billion in our state’s Rainy Day Fund, when several billion of those dollars could be used for public schools, infrastructure, and other important priorities

The “bathroom bill”

The Legislature artificially limiting the City of Dallas’s ability to set its own budget priorities for police, fire, streets, libraries, parks, and other city services

Using taxpayer dollars to fund private school vouchers

Efforts to deport those covered under the DREAM Act

Loopholes in our screening system that still allow convicted felons and domestic abusers to obtain guns without background checks

Efforts to eliminate our licensing and permitting system for carrying handguns

Political gerrymandering

Discrimination in any form, based on race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation or identity, or disability

Extremist politics that divide our nation and our state

On Friday, October 5, 2018, John debated the issues that are important to House District 114 and to Texas. You can find the video of the forum here.