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?

Jana Lynne Sanchez


https://sanchezforcongress2018.com
FB: JanaLynneSanchezforUSCongress
Twitter: @janasanchez
Democrat
Ron Wright

https://www.wright4congress.com
FB: wright4congress/
Twitter: @ron4congress
Republican
Jason Allen Harber

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Jason-Allen-Harber-for-Congress-district-6-343750396137571/
Email: libertyandhope1776@gmail.com
Libertarian

 

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?
Jana Lynne Sanchez Answer:
Currently, I am a communications consultant. I attended Waxahachie High School and was able to attend Rice University thanks to my wonderful public school teachers there and a combination of federal financial aid and scholarships. I grew up extremely poor right here in the district and so I am familiar with the challenges our local working families face. Beyond that, my experiences as a small business owner have helped me understand what our local economy truly needs to thrive. The people of District 6 deserve a representative who will fight for them in Congress, and I am the right candidate to do so.
Ron Wright Answer:
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2. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR CAMPAIGN DONATIONS COMES FROM INDIVIDUALS? WHAT PERCENTAGE COMES FROM PACs?
Jana Lynne Sanchez Answer:
95% of our campaign donations have come from individuals (4% from PACs; the Hispanic Caucus’s BOLD PAC and the New Democratic Coalition PAC).
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3. IF ELECTED, WHAT IS THE FIRST PIECE OF LEGISLATION YOU WOULD PROPOSE?
Jana Lynne Sanchez Answer:
If elected, the first piece of legislation I would propose would be my health care plan. We face many serious problems here in District 6, but the most pressing is access to quality and reasonably-priced health care. Adequate medical care is a basic human right, and no one deserves to suffer because they cannot afford treatment. My comprehensive plan for universal and affordable health care is supported by medical professionals and politicians alike, because it would stabilize and reduce the cost of procedures and medications while decreasing overall cost for hospitals and doctors. If elected, I promise to fight for a solution that will solve the health care crisis, not penalize the poorest and sickest among us.
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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.
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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.
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6. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON FEDERAL IMMIGRATION REFORM, INCLUDING THE TREATMENT OF THE EXISTING POPULATION OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.
Jana Lynne Sanchez Answer:
I support immigration reform that is humane and that offers a path to legal status. We simply have no idea who the majority of people who are here ‘illegally’ are. Under my plan, immigrants could come forward safely, so we know who they are and how to find them. They will pay taxes at the same rate as other Americans, and would be contributing members of society. After one year of living and working in the U.S., visa holders should have the right to apply for citizenship following the normal procedure. I also believe Dreamers should be fast-tracked to citizenship and never again face the terror of being deported back to a country they are unfamiliar with and that they do not call home. Dreamers are tax-paying contributing members of society who have faced thorough screening and who came forward voluntarily with their information. It is time to welcome them as American citizens.
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7. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO JUDICIAL DISCRETION AND THE SENTENCING OF NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS.
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8. DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, INCLUDING THE ROLE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.
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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?
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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.
Jana Lynne Sanchez Answer:
Universal affordable healthcare is a basic human right. We can do better for patients and for all taxpayers by building on what works in the US system and expanding it to cover everyone. Republicans have threatened the life and health of all Americans by rushing to repeal the ACA with no viable replacement.

My experience living in two countries with universal healthcare (Britain and the Netherlands) gives me first-hand insight into what would work and what would not work in the U.S. My priority is to make health care more affordable, effective and universal for all. Taking health insurance away from millions of Americans makes no sense. Making it more accessible and affordable for more people makes perfect sense.
I will push legislation that creates universal healthcare but that will work to control prices by creating a Healthcare Cost Review Commission that would decide and standardize the cost of all medical procedures and medications. This has already been successfully implemented in Maryland. Under this system, insurance companies would compete for clients but the amount of the premium that could cover administrative costs and profit would be strictly regulated on a federal level. I also believe in the expansion of Medicaid to anyone below the poverty line, and subsidies for health insurance to make sure all lower-income workers can afford healthcare. This should be funded increased taxes on the very highest income earners. We should also allow the voluntary expansion of Medicare at cost or anyone of any age as an option to private insurance (and to increase competition with for-profit insurers).
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11. WHAT LEGAL RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE REQUIRED ON ABORTIONS?
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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.
Jana Lynne Sanchez Answer:
Marijuana should be legal, taxed, and regulated. We need to stop sending people to prison for non-violent offenses like recreational drug use. The use of medical marijuana can have substantial benefits and can be an effective part of a pain management and wellness plan. Texas should join the other states that deal with marijuana through regulation rather than criminalization. This would free up law enforcement resources and provide additional revenues for schools and infrastructure.
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RECENT NEWS ARTICLES“Replacing Joe Barton in Congress: Will this Texas district stay red or turn blue?” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Oct 17, 2018)
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/election/article220115865.html

“Waxahatchie Chamber of Commerce hosts candidate forum” Daily Light (Oct 17, 2018)
http://www.waxahachietx.com/news/20181017/waxahachie-chamber-of-commerce-hosts-candidate-forum?start=13

“Republicans rally to get out the vote” Corsicana Daily Sun (Oct 8 2018)
http://www.corsicanadailysun.com/news/republicans-rally-to-get-out-the-vote/article_8021c694-cb48-11e8-8208-4338c18876dd.html

“Texas prepares to cast final straight-ticket ballots,” Weatherford Democrat (Oct 4, 2018)
http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/news/local_news/texas-prepares-to-cast-final-straight-ticket-ballots/article_63797408-9cdb-52c2-ae64-fe6f05d74219.html

“Jana Lynne Sanchez speaks to NARFE,” The Times Freestone County (Aug 24, 2018)
http://freestonecountytimesonline.com/jana-lynne-sanchez-speaks-to-narfe/

“This judge read a claim of voter fraud….” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Aug 21, 2018)
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/election/article217011330.html

“Democrat has more cash than Republican opponent…,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Jul 16, 2018)
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article214954990.html

'I am not more of the same': Former Joe Barton aide Ron Wright faces Sanchez call for change,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (May 23, 2018)
https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/bud-kennedy/article211703054.html

“Former Barton chief Ron Wright vows to join Capitol Hill’s outsiders club,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 28, 2018)
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article202727894.html