Texas House of Representatives District 134

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is the current Representative for State House District 134, and the Republican Candidate. A Native-Houstonian, Davis is a practicing personal injury attorney and five-term member of the State Legislature. Davis’ top priorities are advocating for expanded access to cancer screenings, investing in early childhood and public education, and property tax relief and reform.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

  • “Sarah Davis was an author of legislation to provide new grant funds to more quickly process the backlog of untested rape kits.”
  • “Sarah Davis has consistently helped to pass legislation to keep the Human Trafficking Task Force alive, and to increase public awareness through public health and education initiatives.”
  • “She authored a new law, now in effect, that protects the privacy of a [human trafficking] victim’s identity. She also supported legislation that established a juvenile board to provide assistance, treatment, and rehabilitation to victimized children.”
  • “Sarah Davis helped to pass legislation that increased penalties for those involved in human trafficking or who commit sexual offenses against children.”

Education Funding & Teacher Pay

  • “Sarah is fighting to reduce the burdensome standardized testing regime that forces our teachers to “teach to a test.” Sarah also supports customized education paths to maximize positive outcomes for our students.”
  • “she supports local control for school districts, as well as improved local and state accountability systems.”
  • “Sarah helped to pass the high quality pre-kindergarten grant program that allows Pre-K expansion throughout our state.”
  • “Sarah fought to allow qualifying community colleges to offer four-year degrees in nursing, applied science, applied technology, and early childhood development.”

Texas Economy & Taxes

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Government Transparency & Ethics

  • “[Sarah] has fought to end sweetheart deals and conflicts of interest. She has also worked to make the government contracting process more open and transparent.”
  • “Sarah has consistently lead the charge to hold accountable the state agency and contractors responsible within the Medicaid managed care system, she exposed both abuse and neglect.”
  • “Sarah has used her position as Chair of the General Investigating and Ethics Committee expose government abuse and corruption.”

Healthcare

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Immigration

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Women's Health

  • Sarah Davis passed new legislation to provide postpartum depression care to low-income women who otherwise would have no access to this care.
  • As the state’s lead budget writer for health care, Sarah Davis fought to increase funding for women’s health programs in Texas, providing a higher level of basic care, preventative medicine, and access to birth control.
  • Sarah Davis led efforts to increase funding and expand access to health care for low-income women, including better access to breast exams and other cancer screenings.
  • “A passionate advocate for maternal and fetal health, Sarah Davis passed “Healthy Mommies, Healthy Babies” legislation to develop Centers of Excellence for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy”

Infrastructure & Environment

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Social Services

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Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson is the Democratic Candidate for State House District 134. A Native-Houstonian, Johnson is a practicing attorney and former Chief Human Trafficking Prosecutor, a teacher, and a small-business owner. Johnson’s top priorities are investing more state funds in education, expanding Medicaid to cover more working Texans with health insurance, and common sense gun safety reform.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

  • “Ann Johnson will pass common-sense gun safety reforms. Ann stands with Moms Demand Action in supporting basic protections such as universal background checks, extreme risk protection orders, and safe gun storage requirements.”
  • “As your State Representative, Ann will:
  • Combat over-incarceration
  • Strengthen accountability for police
  • Build holistic solutions to crime, not just jail”

Education Funding & Teacher Pay

  • “As your representative, Ann will:
  • Restore Republican cuts to public education
  • Reverse sending Houston money to other districts”
  • “Ann will reverse the Republicans’ flawed “Robin Hood” system that costs Houston public schools $300 million even though three-quarters of its students qualify for free or reduced-price meals.”

Texas Economy & Taxes

  • “As your Representative, Democrat Ann Johnson, a small-business owner herself, will:
  • Support investments in flood mitigation and renewable energy to create good jobs, get Texans back to work, diversify our energy economy, and protect our community from the impacts of climate change”
  • “Provide funding to small-business owners getting back on their feet”

Government Transparency & Ethics

  • “End Republican gerrymandering
  • Vote for fair redistricting”

Healthcare

  • “As your Representative, Ann will listen to the public health experts and follow the science. She will expand Medicaid, providing access to health care for over one million currently uninsured Texans. She also will dedicate state funding to ensure that all Texans, regardless of their insurance status, can access a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Immigration

  • “Repeal racist SB 4
  • Honor Texas immigrants in a state of immigrants
  • Support immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship”
  • Or:
  • “Ann Johnson supports comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. She will work to repeal racist SB 4, the “show me your papers” law that her opponent sponsored. She will also work to reverse the hateful and inhuman policies of the Trump administration, such as family separation.”

Women's Health

  • “On women’s health, pro-choice Ann Johnson will strengthen reproductive rights and increase access to necessary care by:
  • Increasing funding for health clinics so women and families can access affordable providers nearby
  • Overturning restrictions that make it harder for women to access abortion services
  • Codifying women’s health rights into law.”

Infrastructure & Environment

  • “Clean air, clean water, less flooding and investments in clean energy. These are basic things every Texan deserves. Ann Johnson will fight to:
  • Mitigate flooding
  • Counter climate change
  • Invest in clean energy
  • Protect us from hurricanes”

Social Services

  • “Protect our workforce by supplying critical PPE and Covid-19 testing capacity so they can safely return to work”
  • “Shore up state unemployment benefits, which are dangerously low in funding despite their essential role in easing the pain of this economic crisis”
  • “Ann Johnson will fight to ensure that all Texans can work in a safe environment, receive fair wages and benefits, and make their voices heard. As your state representative, Democrat Ann Johnson will:
  • Raise the minimum wage
  • Prevent abuse of workers on the job
  • Defend workers’ right to organize
  • Support Texans who lost their jobs during the pandemic”
  • “Ann Johnson will fight to:
  • Prevent the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, an illegal practice that allows employers to avoid overtime pay, employment taxes and benefits”