Job descriptionThere are 150 representatives in the state House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Texas state legislature. Term is two years.
DutiesWrites and votes on state laws.
Proposes state constitutional amendments that are voted on by statewide ballot.
Votes to uphold or overturn a Governor’s veto.
All bills to increase taxes, appropriate funds, or raise revenue must start in the House.
The House can bring impeachment charges against statewide office holders (charges are tried in the Senate).
Annual salary$7,200/yr; $190/day when legislature in session

Who’s Running?

Nancy Bean

https://www.nancybean4tx.org
FB: NancyBeanforTexasHD93/
Instagram: nancybean4tx
Phone: 817-688-7431
Email: campaign@nancybean4tx.org
Other Contact Info: Info@nancybean4tx.org
Twitter @nancybean4tx
Democrat
Matt Krause (incumbent)

https://www.mattkrause.org
FB: KrauseforTexas/
Twitter: @RepMattKrause
Republican

 

Candidate Q&A

Note: Answers to questions will appear as they are received from the candidates. (Also, some answers may be from questions asked during the primary races.)

1. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND? WHAT EXPERIENCES DO YOU HAVE THAT MAKE YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE?
Nancy Bean Answer:
Lifetime of community service with church, school, and neighborhood working for justice for ALL.
24 years as public educator, last 11 years as counselor for children with special needs with Arlington ISD.
Master of Arts in Counseling: West Texas A&M University
Masters of Divinity: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Science in Human Development/Family Relations/Early Childhood Education: University of KY
Matt Krause Answer:
2. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR CAMPAIGN DONATIONS COMES FROM INDIVIDUALS? WHAT PERCENTAGE COMES FROM PACs?
Nancy Bean Answer:
All campaign donations come from individuals with the exception of about $3500 from local Democratic Clubs No donations have been received from corporations or corporate PACS.
Matt Krause Answer:
3. IF ELECTED, WHAT IS THE FIRST PIECE OF LEGISLATION YOU WOULD PROPOSE?
Nancy Bean Answer:
1. Expansion of Medicaid.
2. Full funding of public education, including early childhood education and technical/vocational/college.
Matt Krause Answer:
4. WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON VOTING LAWS? PLEASE ADDRESS WHAT IDENTIFICATION SHOULD BE REQUIRED FOR REGISTERED VOTERS AT THEIR POLLING PLACES, WHETHER YOU SUPPORT ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION, AND WHAT TIME RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE PLACED ON VOTER REGISTRATION.
Nancy Bean Answer:
Vote by mail expanded to all Texans.
Immediately effective voting registration at the polls with identification rules the same as school registration rules (any official document with name and address, including utility bill).
Immediately effective voting registration at DMV.
Paper ballot record to counteract hacking of voting machines.
High School Voter registration requirements enforced.
Matt Krause Answer:
5. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON STATE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION. ADDRESS ISSUES SUCH AS THE PROPORTION OF STATE FUNDS TO LOCAL DISTRICT FUNDS AND WHETHER STATE FUNDS SHOULD BE USED TO SUPPORT CHARTER AND/OR PRIVATE SCHOOLS.
Nancy Bean Answer:
The State Legislature should fund at least 50% of public education.
All recaptured funds from property-wealthy districts should be designated for direct subsidy to property-poor school districts.
State funds should NOT be used to support private charters or private schools.
Matt Krause Answer:
6. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON WHAT ROLE STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES SHOULD PLAY IN FEDERAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT; ADDRESS ISSUES SUCH AS SB4, PASSED BY THE 2017 STATE LEGISLATURE.
Nancy Bean Answer:
State and local law enforcement should enforce state and local safety and peace-keeping laws and should NOT participate in immigration enforcement. Immigration enforcement makes our communities less safe and attacks the security of the family.
Matt Krause Answer:
7. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO JUDICIAL DISCRETION AND THE SENTENCING OF NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS.
Nancy Bean Answer:
Jail and bail should be replaced with court appointments and probation whenever community safety is not at issue.
Fees should reflect the ability of the convicted person to pay without creating danger for the person and their family. Punitive fees should not substitute for fair and equitable taxation.
Health issues such as drug addiction should be dealt with by healthcare rather than criminal justice.
Matt Krause Answer:
8. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON HOW THE STATE CAN BEST PROVIDE FOR FUTURE ENERGY NEEDS. PLEASE ADDRESS WHAT RESPONSIBILITY THE STATE HAS TO PROMOTE DIFFERENT TYPES/SOURCES OF ENERGY AND WHAT RELATIONSHIP THE STATE SHOULD HAVE WITH THE ENERGY INDUSTRY.
Nancy Bean Answer:
The state should encourage renewable and safe sources of energy and should create carbon taxation for non-renewable and unsafe sources of energy. The state should regulate and tax the energy industry with the interests of the common good for all Texans forefront, including the need to build and maintain insfrastrucrue and energy grid. The state should encourage local, community owned utilities.
Matt Krause Answer:
9. WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON THE FEDERAL REGULATION OF FIREARMS UNDER THE SECOND AMENDMENT? WHAT RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE SALE AND OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS, INCLUDING WHERE FIREARMS ARE PERMITTED?
Nancy Bean Answer:
All firearms and ammunition purchases should require background checks.
Firearm purchases should require licensing and liability insurance. (in the same manner as vehicle purchases).
Firearms should not be permitted in any public setting (except in locked storage).
Firearms should be restricted to hunting and practice areas.
Firearm ownership should require locked storage of arms and ammunition, including transport.
Matt Krause Answer:
10. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON THE STATE GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALTHCARE PROVISION, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND WHETHER TEXAS SHOULD ACCEPT FEDERAL FUNDS TO EXPAND ITS MEDICAID PROGRAMS.
Nancy Bean Answer:
Texas should participate in any expansion of Medicaid and that will be my first legislative priority. This would immediately provide more than a million Texans with health care in a state with over five million uninsured. However, my ultimate goal in Health Care Expansion is a universal, single-payer system accomplished most efficiently by expanding and improving Medicare as a universal health plan with infrastructure already intact and already operating at the low 3% overhead price.
Matt Krause Answer:
11. WHAT LEGAL RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE REQUIRED ON ABORTIONS?
Nancy Bean Answer:
Birth control should be freely available without prescription.
All healthcare should include education and access to free birth control.
All healthcare decisions should be made by families and their physicians and NOT by politicians and CEOs.
Matt Krause Answer:
12. DO YOU BELIEVE MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGAL UNDER STATE LAW? ADDRESS ISSUES SUCH AS MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL USE.
Nancy Bean Answer:
Marijuana should be legal under state law with related taxation and age restrictions similar to tobacco.
Medical marijuana should be available as treatment and favored over more costly and dangerous pharmaceutical alternatives.
Personal use herb gardens should be unregulated and legal.
Matt Krause Answer:
RECENT NEWS ARTICLES
“Leave Willie alone, Fort Worth Republican says. 'Texans should be better than this',” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Sep 18, 2018)
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article218537490.html

“Texas conservatives say bathroom, gay-marriage fight will continue,” Austin American-Statesman (Sep 7, 2018)
https://www.mystatesman.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/texas-conservatives-say-bathroom-gay-marriage-fight-will-continue/8hq6qZ3yPTATQZrvuA5ZrO/