Texas House of Representatives District 93

Matt Krause

Matt Krause is the current Representative for State House District 93, and the Republican Candidate. A fourth-generation Texan, Krause is a licensed attorney and Business Development Officer for Vista Bank, and a father to five children. Krause’s top priorities include reducing property taxes for Texas homeowners, investing more state funds in education and transportation, strengthening Texas border security, and reducing the cost of healthcare services for low-income Texas families.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

  • “Matt defended the right of law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm to protect their homes and businesses during a state of emergency. He believes the right for each individual Texan to keep and bear arms is an inalienable and undeniable right. A well-armed citizenry is a good check and balance against an overzealous government. The 2nd Amendment is the catalyst for a society of freedom and liberty.”

Education Funding & Teacher Pay

  • “Matt has stood up for our retired teachers by adding over $500 million to the teacher retirement fund and protecting the fund for future retirees.”
  • “Funding for public education should go to those who need it most – teachers and students in the classroom.”
  • “Matt also believes that we should continue to pursue alternate means of educating our children such as charter schools and online learning.”

Texas Economy & Taxes

  • “Matt has passed balanced budgets that meet the needs of our growing state without raising taxes. He believes we need to put Texas on sound fiscal footing by requiring a zero-based budget so that each department and program has to justify its use every biennium.”
  • “Matt opposes all efforts to implement an income tax here in the Lone Star State. He passed $5 billion in property tax relief and reformed the property appraisal process so we are not priced out of our homes and businesses.”

Government Transparency & Ethics

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Healthcare

  • “The rapidly rising cost of healthcare is a crushing burden on Texas families. Matt believes healthcare pricing should be more transparent for the consumer and that health insurance should be more comprehensive and affordable.”
  • “Matt has increased funding for women’s healthcare, providing lower-income women increased access to cancer screenings and mammograms.”

Immigration

  • Matt increased funding for border security to record levels to put more Texas Rangers, state troopers and better technology on our border to protect our communities from gangs, human traffickers and drug cartels.
  • Matt passed a bill that protects girls and boys from criminals seeking to exploit and enslave them and institutes mandatory jail time for human and sex trafficking.

Reproductive/Women's Health

  • “Matt believes that life begins at conception and that life should be protected with the full force of law. We must respect life from conception to natural death.”

Infrastructure & Environment

  • The citizens of District 93 understand better than most that transportation issues can affect quality of life. Matt is committed to prioritizing transportation needs and infrastructure in Texas’ budget. He will fight to invest transportation funding in the most congested areas, such as I-35W and 820.
  • The oil and gas industry in Texas continues to provide jobs and income to our great state, including providing over a billion dollars for public education. We should continue to utilize this vibrant sector of our economy and not allow the federal government or state regulations keep the industry from maximizing its full potential. Texas should continue to develop other means of energy, but not at the expense of energy independence and Texas jobs.

Social Services

  • Nothing listed on Campaign website for this issue

Lydia Bean

Lydia Bean is the Democratic Candidate. An Arlington-Native, Bean is the founder of a nonprofit organization committed to bringing faith communities together to work for justice, and a Faculty Research Associate at University of Texas at Arlington, with a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. Bean’s top priorities are expanding Medicaid to cover more Texans, investing more state funds in education and providing quality Pre-K for all Texas children, reducing property taxes, and resolving inequality in our legal system.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety

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Education Funding & Teacher Pay

  • “Underfunding our public schools hurts our children, teachers and our community.”
  • “We need to invest in the future of our student’s education. Every child should have a good, quality education no matter their upbringing, zip code or family income. Send me to Austin to champion for fully funded public schools and quality Pre-K.”

Texas Economy & Taxes

  • “I prioritize smart public policy that helps working families and spurs economic growth and entrepreneurship. Texans need good, safe jobs that help families thrive.”

Government Transparency & Ethics

  • Nothing listed on Campaign website for this issue

Healthcare

  • Too many Texans still do not have access to health care. [...] I believe that all Texans should be able to earn paid sick time at their job so that they can stay home to care for themselves or a sick child. I helped found Working Texans for Paid Sick Time, a campaign that earned paid sick time for all workers in Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin.

Immigration

  • Nothing listed on Campaign website for this issue

Reproductive/Women’s Health

  • “Lydia will work for policies that reduce maternal and infant mortality. Texas has the highest rate of death due to childbirth in the country, and that needs to change.”
  • “She will work to ensure that all women have access to quality reproductive healthcare, including cancer screenings, birth control, and prenatal and postnatal care. “
  • “Lydia believes that the decision of whether and how to become a parent is a deeply personal one, and she trusts Texas women to make these decisions in consultation with their family, healthcare provider, and faith.”

Infrastructure & Environment

  • Nothing listed on Campaign website for this issue

Social Services

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