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Texas House of Representatives District 132

Mike Schofield

Mike Schofield is the Republican Candidate. A former state Representative for this district, Schofield is an experienced attorney and was a Policy Advisor to former Governor Rick Perry. Schofield’s top priorities include cutting government spending, reducing Texans’ tax burdens, providing for cost-effective education, and boosting the Texas economy by supporting small-businesses.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

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Education Funding & Teacher Pay

  • “For our children to benefit fully from our spending on education, more of those dollars need to be kept in the classroom. Schools must be held accountable for the tax money they spend, and must be given the flexibility to meet our state’s educational goals in a way that best fits their students’ needs.”

Texas Economy & Taxes

  • “The legislature must spend less of your money. Before any new spending is considered, the legislature must make the tough choices to cut spending in other programs.”
  • “Not only will Mike Schofield not support tax increases, but also he will lead the fight to cut your taxes wherever possible.”
  • “Texas government should help create jobs and economic growth by avoiding excessive regulation to provide the infrastructure that business needs to thrive and expand. We need a regulatory climate that is fair and predictable, and we must continue to work to reduce unnecessary lawsuits. Then, government should get out of the way and let Texas small business continue to lead in job creation and growth.”

Healthcare

  • Nothing listed on Campaign website for this issue

Immigration

  • “Our state government needs to push the federal government to stop illegal immigration and to ensure that the people who enter our country do so legally.”

Reproductive/Women’s Health

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Infrastructure & Environment

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Social Services

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Gina Calanni

Gina Calanni is the current Representative, and the Democratic Candidate. A native-Texan, Calanni is a finance director for a small business in Katy, Texas, a cancer survivor and multi-published author, and a mother of three boys. Calanni’s top priorities include investing more state funds in public education and disaster management, defeating the plague of human trafficking, and expanding Medicaid to cover more Texas families.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

  • Guns
  • “As a mom of three boys in public schools and a member of the House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee, I support common-sense solutions to prevent gun violence.”
  • “While respecting Second Amendment rights, we can take meaningful and responsible steps like implementing red flag laws and effective background checks.”
  • “For the safety of victims, we can prevent convicted stalkers and abusers from having access to firearms.”
  • Human Trafficking
  • “We need to create stricter laws that empower victims and punish [human] traffickers.”
  • “Law enforcement must be able to identify victims of these crimes so that survivors can get the care they need. That’s why I joint-authored a bill that requires training curriculum on the signs of human trafficking for all Texas peace officers.”
  • “I voted for a bill to tackle the state’s backlog of untested rape kits, which are collected by police through intense examinations of sexual assault victims. As part of these reforms, I filed and passed a bill that lets forensic analysts testify via videoconferencing in court so they can spend more time in the lab reducing the backlog. In addition, this bill also cuts down on taxpayer-funded travel to courthouses across the state."

Education Funding & Teacher Pay

  • “We need to address the growing cost of healthcare to our teachers and find a better solution for them.”
  • “Texas should increase its funding for TRS-Care and TRS-ActiveCare. Our educators can’t focus on teaching if they’re worrying about how to pay for their families’ healthcare. During the next Session, I will push for an increase in the state’s TRS healthcare contribution.”
  • “During the last legislative session, we took care of our retired teachers by shoring up their pension fund and sending retirees a one-time, thirteenth check.”
  • “I was proud to co-author House Bill 3 because it transformed our school finance system, gave our teachers and support staff a much-needed pay raise, and provided property tax relief to Texas families. After passing that bill, the state’s share of public education funding increased from 38% to 45%.”
  • “I will keep fighting to bring more resources to our classrooms, teachers, and school staff.”
  • “I co-authored House Bill 3, which increased the amount of money that the state of Texas contributes to public education.”

Texas Economy & Taxes

  • “We can keep property taxes low by closing corporate loopholes that let big businesses and special interests off the hook. We need corporations to pay their fair share instead of putting that burden on the shoulders of working families.”
  • “When there was a proposal to raise sales taxes on Texans, I fought it tooth and nail, joining my colleagues in rejecting another tax increase.”
  • “I also voted to ban an income tax from being imposed on Texans and supported a bill to double the homestead exemption.”
  • “I co-authored House Bill 3, which [...] gave significant property tax relief to hardworking Texas families struggling to keep up with tax increases.”

Healthcare

  • “Expanding Medicaid would provide access to healthcare for more than one million Texans. Medicaid expansion would also allow us to use $10 billion of our federal tax dollars that we’re losing out on right now. We need to bring our federal tax money back to Texas. With that $10 billion, we can create healthcare jobs and save money since more Texans will be able to get preventative care and avoid expensive trips to the emergency room.”
  • “I will work towards lowering prescription drug costs so Texans aren’t forced to choose between life-saving medicine and paying an electric bill.”
  • “I’m proud to have brought Texans one step closer towards lowering their overall healthcare costs by voting for a new law that bans surprise medical billing by removing patients from the billing disputes between health plans and doctors.”

Immigration

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Reproductive/Women’s Health

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Infrastructure & Environment

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Government Transparency & Ethics

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Social Services

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