EDUCATION POLICY

Effective, comprehensive public education is a fundamental building block of our democracy and the key to our continued prosperity and opportunity. As a product of public education, I support it 100% and believe the best place for most children to be educated is in their local neighborhood public schools. We must make sure these schools are not threatened by ideologies and initiatives that seek to deprive schools of vital funding ....

Immigration Reform

My grandfather, Lonjino Rodriguez Sanchez came to the US without documentation from Mexico in 1912. He became a citizen in 1969, one year before he passed away. During his many years as an undocumented worker he fathered 27 US citizen children here. The family travelled as migrant farm workers, providing essential agricultural services across the US and living in harsh conditions, even facing starvation at times in winter. Most of his descendants became grandparents and great grandparents and the majority of my extended family lives in Ellis County today. Immigration is central to my story, my family is central to the American story, and I am a believer in the American Dream.