Beto O’Rourke

Texas Governor

The challenging Democrat in the running for Governor is former US representative Robert “Beto” O’ Rourke. O’ Rourke was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2013 in the 16th congressional district. He served until

2019 while running for president in 2016, US senator against Ted Cruz in 2019, as well as running for president in 2020. During his time in office, O’Rourke sponsored bills that went into effect such as the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act, Preventing Maternal Deaths Act and Eliminate, Neutralize and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act. These acts improved veteran conditions, added a national suicide hotline, provided more funding to natal care and cracked down on poaching respectively. On his website, O’Rourke’s policy is considerably liberal for Texas. Some of his social policies include expanding Medicaid to help more people see a doctor, banning assault weapons, closing the private sale background check loophole, legalizing marijuana and deterring illegal migration by guaranteeing legal pathways. Akin to these sentiments is O’Rourke’s economic policy such as bringing down costs for small businesses by keeping Texas a no-income-tax state, lowering their property taxes and lowering their monthly energy bills. As a big proponent of energy, O’Rourke also plans on creating over one million high-skill, high-wage union jobs in geothermal energy, offshore wind and hydrogen, as well as raising the minimum wage. These ideas are what O’Rourke claims to be the backbone of his campaign.

Jrmar Jefferson

U.S. District 1 House Seat

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The Democratic candidate for the district seat, Jrmar Jefferson. Jefferson has run for a Sacramento County board position but hasn’t won any official elected race. Despite this, Jefferson was a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. As sourced from Jefferson’s website, he would like to introduce a rural affordability package that will lessen the effect of inflation, increase funding for rural hospitals and allow more pathways to small business loans. He also strongly supports prison reform, as Jefferson would like to advocate for all counted in the census. Jefferson also believes in modernizing and strengthening the education area in our district. Finally, he would like to propose ethics reform to curb corruption, bribery and deprivation.