Why I'm Running
When I was at Alvin High, I learned about government and civics. And while I understood how the government was supposed to work, I never felt like those politicians were working for me. They always seemed to be talking about someone else’s problems. I did my civic duty and voted, but I can’t say I paid too much attention to the folks that weren’t looking out for me.
In 2016, I started hearing politicians talk about the problems I saw in my life and in my family’s life. They described the same broken health care system that failed my sister. They talked about communities that lost their Ziegler’s to multinational corporations that had their own set of rules. And they acknowledged what I knew to be true, that too many people in our prisons, even if they deserve to be there, aren’t being treated right. All in the service of a corrupt system supporting global elites over people like me.
Now I don’t agree with everything they say, but I know common sense when I hear it. My Dad and his brothers were in the Navy and my Papaw, Mom and I worked for TDCJ. We are no strangers to public service, but what’s the point if those services don’t actually serve the community?
I’m running to be the Brazoria County Tax Assessor-Collector because our tax dollars should be used to actually serve the community. The taxpayers in this County deserve an advocate someone who will do more than use their office to rubber stamp tax increases for a government that doesn’t work for us.