Job descriptionRepresents his/her district in the US House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the legislative branch of the United States. Term is two years.
Duties
  • Writes and votes on federal laws.

  • The House has the power to vote on impeachment (the Senate holds the trial).

  • If there is a tie between Presidential candidates in the Electoral College, the House has the power to choose the President.

Annual salary$174,000

Who’s Running?

Linsey Fagan

https://www.linseyfagan.com
FB: LinseyFaganTx/
Twitter: @LinseyFaganTX
Democrat
Michael Burgess (incumbent)

http://burgessforcongress.org
FB: michaelcburgess/
Twitter: @michaelcburgess
Republican
Mark Boler

https://www.markboler4congress.org
Email: mark@markboler.com
Libertarian

 

Candidate Q&A

Note: Answers to questions will appear as they are received from the candidates.

1. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND? WHAT EXPERIENCES DO YOU HAVE THAT MAKE YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE?
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler Answer:
2. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR CAMPAIGN DONATIONS COMES FROM INDIVIDUALS? WHAT PERCENTAGE COMES FROM PACs?
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler Answer:
3. IF ELECTED, WHAT IS THE FIRST PIECE OF LEGISLATION YOU WOULD PROPOSE?
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler 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.
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler Answer:
5. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION. ADDRESS ISSUES SUCH AS ACCESS TO FEDERAL FUNDS BY PUBLIC, PRIVATE, AND CHARTER SCHOOLS, THE ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND WHETHER FEDERAL FUNDS SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO ADHERENCE TO FEDERAL EDUCATION GUIDELINES.
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler Answer:
6. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON FEDERAL IMMIGRATION REFORM, INCLUDING THE TREATMENT OF THE EXISTING POPULATION OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler Answer:
7. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO JUDICIAL DISCRETION AND THE SENTENCING OF NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS.
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler Answer:
8. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, INCLUDING THE ROLE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler 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?
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler Answer:
10. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALTHCARE PROVISION; PLEASE ADDRESS ISSUES SUCH AS UNIVERSAL COVERAGE, THE ROLE OF PRIVATE INSURERS, AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler Answer:
11. WHAT LEGAL RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE REQUIRED ON ABORTIONS?
Linsey Fagan Answer:
Michael Burgess Answer:
Mark Boler Answer:
12. DO YOU BELIEVE MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGAL UNDER FEDERAL LAW? ADDRESS ISSUES SUCH AS MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL USE, THE STATUS OF MARIJUANA AS A SCHEDULE 1 DRUG, FEDERAL VS STATE RESPONSIBILITY, ETC.
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