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by Rafe
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:07 am
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Topic: Houston Members! Votes matter!
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Re: Houston Members! Votes matter!

From KTRK in Houston: "GOP candidate Gary Gates declares victory in Texas House Dist. 28 race against Eliz Markowitz"

https://abc13.com/politics/special-elec ... s/5886785/
by Rafe
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:56 am
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Topic: Houston Members! Votes matter!
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Views: 1753

Re: Houston Members! Votes matter!

If I could vote for Gates, I would. HD 28 is in Ft. Bend County, west of the city, south of I-10. It kind of starts at a point in Katy, then angles south to Sugarland, Rosenberg, East Bernard, heads north toward Brookshire, then angles back to Katy. The Democratic contender, Dr. Elizabeth "Eliz" Markowitz, has been spending on commercials the past couple of days. She's trying to come off as a moderate, middle-of-the-roader. Meanwhile, the Dems are chomping at the bit to pick up the district because it's been Republican for ages, and two factors make them think they can: that the area has seen a lot of diverse influx in recent years (and they think that means they'll all vote Dem), and because with no incumbent the Republicans have six candidates running to the Dems one, Markowitz. They think that's going to dilute the Republican vote so much that the Dems have this one in the bag.

And what is the moderate Eliz Markowitz's stance on firearms and the 2nd Amendment?
Texas should immediately institute universal background checks when an individual goes to purchase a gun, and close the gun-show loophole, in order to ensure that such weapons are not acquired by violent criminals, abusers, or terrorists. We must institute red-flag laws that will allow action to be taken to remove weapons from the hands of individuals who have exhibited behavior that could be dangerous to themselves or others.

Our state should eliminate campus carry, abandon the idea of arming educators, and invest more money in providing mental health services to our students in order to reduce the possibility of another school shooting. Furthermore, we must address gun violence as a public health crisis and invest in understanding the causes of, and stemming, further gun violence.
Yep, Ft. Bend County voters, please vote Gates!

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