I am a fierce advocate for teachers and everyone who keeps our public schools running smoothly and safely: bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and all school employees. They need a true advocate representing them in Austin. My daughters are proud products of our great public schools, and I have been a public school educator most of my adult life. As such, I am deeply committed to strong public schools in every community.(Read More)
Last session, Governor Abbott and our republican dominated legislature failed us by not properly addressing the challenges with our electrical grid and not holding ERCOT accountable for their actions. Because of this negligence, millions of Texans were without power, and over 200 Texans lost their lives. As Texas suffered, career politicians in Austin did nothing. We need results. We need to invest in public safety and our power grid properly. We need someone who cares and who will deliver.
Texas Democrats took a triumphant stand in 2021. They walked out on the Texas Legislature's special session, protesting a GOP-backed bill that would create barriers to voting - especially for the poor and people of color. Our democracy is under attack when our right to vote is put in jeopardy. Americans of all races, creeds, and genders have fought and died for this sacred right. I will stand firmly for my community and ensure that they always have a voice and a safe and convenient means to exercise their fundamental right to vote.
Women’s Reproductive Rights
Texas’s population is over 50% women, yet Texas is home to some of the strictest and oppressive women’s reproductive rights laws. We must ensure women have a voice and autonomy over their bodies. And to do that, we should invest in those who will raise their voices against anyone creating barriers to human rights by representing all the women who nurture our communities and families and contribute significantly to this great state.
Candis is a proud supporter of LGBTQ+ rights. She is dedicated to eliminating prejudice, violence, and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people through education, and by enacting laws that protect all individuals including members of the LGBTQ+ community.