Texas House of Representatives District 138

Lacey Hull

Lacey Hull is the Republican Candidate. A native Houstonian, Hull is a small business owner, the President of her Homeowners Association, a Republican Party Precinct chair, and a mother to one son. Hull’s top priorities include securing the Texas border, preserving a vibrant Texas economy, advancing pro-life values, increasing women’s healthcare, and developing our transportation infrastructure.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

  • “Lacey will fight to fully fund local police departments.”
  • “Lacey Hull will fight human trafficking. She will stop illicit massage parlors, enhance investigative tools, and protect girls and boys from criminals who seek to exploit and enslave them.”

Education Funding & Teacher Pay

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Texas Economy & Taxes

  • “Lacey Hull is fully against a state income tax and will fight effort to increase taxes.”

Government Transparency & Ethics

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Healthcare

  • “Lacey Hull will fight to increase funding for women’s health care, providing lower-income women increased access to cancer screenings and mammograms.”

Immigration

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Reproductive/Women's Health

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Infrastructure & Environment

  • “Lacey supports the 3 billion dollars invested for Hurricane Harvey relief and will work to develop a state flood prevention plan.”

Social Services

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Akilah Bacy

Akilah Bacy (ah-keel-uh bay-see), is the Democratic Candidate. A native Houstonian, Bacy is a community activist and pro-bono immigration attorney in Houston, and the former assistant district attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Bacy’s top priorities are increasing worker protections and employment benefits, investing more state funds in education, and expanding Medicaid to cover more Texans with health insurance.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

  • “Every courtroom across this Great State displays a symbol that reminds us justice is for all. While this is true, justice must be demanded by most. In 2020, Texas must demand this just by leading the way in decriminalizing victims of trafficking, addiction and those whose cases are disposed. Texas must restore access to the rights we all hold in the highest esteem: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Education

  • “Akilah looks forward to continuing that fight for Texas education as your next State Representative for Texas House District 138 by requiring the State to pay its Constitutionally mandated 50% share, and equitably distributing additional funding, so that all public school graduates leave our schools with same standard of education.”

Texas Economy & Taxes

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Government Transparency & Ethics

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Healthcare

  • “Texas has the highest overall uninsured rate in the country, the highest rate of uninsured kids, and the highest rate of uninsured women of childbearing age. More than a quarter of Texans, over 4.5 million, lack access to health-care coverage.”
  • “Even with the ACA Marketplace, many Texas residents live where there is minimal competition. Akilah will advocate for creating a commission to ascertain how best to structure a potential public option that would increase ACA Marketplace competition and allow Texas residents to always have an option for health-care coverage, regardless of their location.“

Immigration

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Reproductive/Women’s Health

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Infrastructure & Environment

  • “Climate change will have a massive effect on the economy and public health of Texas. In less than two decades, climate change will cause approximately 2,570 heat-related deaths, a 7% increase ($3.7 billion) increase in electricity costs, and a 22% decrease in crop production.”
  • “While Texas cannot single-handedly prevent climate change, it is important for each level of government to act. Akilah's legislative action will include support in increasing clean energy subsidies, economic incentives, and partnering with industry and agency leaders to preserve a world for future generations. “

Social Services

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