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Texas House of Representatives District 26

Jacey Jetton

Jacey Jetton is the Republican candidate. A seventh-generation Texan, Jetton is an Army veteran and small business owner, and father of two boys. Jetton’s top priorities are securing the border, supporting small businesses, and lowering property taxes.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

  • “As an Asian American, Jacey Jetton supports reforming police departments to ensure officers look more like the communities they serve, to provide new de-escalation training, and to require body cameras on all officers.”
  • “Jetton will fight against attempts to defund the police.”
  • “Jacey Jetton will fight human trafficking. Jetton 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

  • “Jacey Jetton is committed to providing every child a good education and fighting to increase public education funding.”
  • “Jacey Jetton will pass school safety laws, including suicide prevention measures, increasing the number of security personnel, and building renovations to make schools more secure.”
  • “With experience in governance and oversight, Kronda remains devoted to achieving meaningful education reform to improve transparency, oversight, and accountability in our school systems.”

Texas Economy & Taxes

  • “Jacey Jetton will fight to reform our property tax system and cut property taxes for seniors and families.”

Government Transparency & Ethics

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Healthcare

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Immigration

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Reproductive Health

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Infrastructure & Environment

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Social Services

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Sarah DeMerchant

Sarah DeMerchant is the Democratic Candidate. A Fort Bend native, DeMerchant is a software executive, a mother of two children in Fort Bend ISD schools. DeMerchant’s top priorities are expanding Medicaid to cover more Texans, investing more state funds in education, and resolving inequality in our legal system.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

  • “We must end the disproportionate number of Blacks and Latinos in the prison system. This has led to overcrowding and unjust treatment. Sarah will fight in Austin for us to invest more in prevention, rehabilitation, and fairness in the judicial system.”
  • “Sarah believes jail is no place for mental-health treatment. Our jail system should be able to proactively identify those with mental-health challenges and redirect them to receive proper diagnosis and treatment by trained professionals in appropriate facilities. ​”
  • “No one should be at risk of being stopped and asked personal questions simply because they are a person of color.”

Education Funding & Teacher Pay

  • “We must expand funding for public education, taking into consideration our current population and projected population growth.”
  • “Expanded funding for Universal Pre-K, K-12 programs, and low-interest-rate college loans”

Texas Economy & Taxes

  • “I will bring more high-tech investment and jobs to this area by showcasing easy access to:
  • An educated workforce (current levels of education, the pipeline of skilled technology workers coming out of our schools)
  • The cultural openness and diversity to support industry on a world stage
  • A higher quality of life due to our lower cost of living.”
  • “I will promote businesses owned by women and minorities by ensuring that Texas complies with the Historically Underutilized Business Opportunities Program.”
  • “While our cost of living is lower on a national scale, we can increase personal resources by lowering property taxes. One method of achieving that is to change the formula for funding public schools.”

Government Transparency & Ethics

  • Nothing listed on Campaign website for this issue

Healthcare

  • “I will work to expand the Affordable Care Act to make sure health insurance is within reach for every Texan.”
  • “In addition, I’ll advocate for using state-level purchasing infrastructure and methodology to make prescription medications more affordable.”
  • “Texas has one of the most concerning maternal mortality rates in the country, estimated at 14.6 per 100,000 live births. For black women, it’s even worse: 27.8 per 100,000. One important step toward reducing this awful statistic is to require conscious- and unconscious-bias training for all healthcare personnel.”

Immigration

  • Nothing listed on Campaign website for this issue

Reproductive Health

  • Nothing listed on Campaign website for this issue

Infrastructure & Environment

  • Nothing listed on Campaign website for this issue

Social Services

  • “To round out economic opportunity, we need affordable healthcare that includes sensible family-leave options.”
  • “I will fight for equal pay for equal work.”