Cy-Fair Edition | October 2020

CANDIDATE Q&A

2020 Voter Guide

Get to know the candidates running in the general election

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Texas House District 126

SAM HARLESS

NATALI HURTADO

Occupation: deputy executive director, Hawes Hill & Associates Relevant experience: former legislative staer 281-826-4157 www.natalifortexas.com

Occupation: state representative for District 126 Relevant experience: Served the district for the last two years; spent the last 44 years living in the district; involved in many charities in the district. 713-899-4219 www.samharless126.com

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What is the top issue you would address if elected?

We must continue to tackle COVID-19 so that we can get our ... economy back on track. As a local small-business owner, I am ghting to eliminate regulations so we can create jobs. I am also very concerned about public safety in light of rioting across the country.

COVID-19 has aected our society in so many ways, from health care to the economy, we face an entirely dierent world. Our leaders must be ready to meet these new challenges. I [will] work with local leaders to expand access to aordable health care.

If elected, what will you do to address chronic ooding in your district, specically along Cypress Creek?

This was my top priority during my rst session, and I am proud [that we] worked with our local, state and federal partners to deliver $2 billion in disaster relief funding.

I will work to increase projects that reduce ood risk [through] updating ood maps, aggressive buyouts and taking a stand against development along the watershed.

Texas House District 132

GINA CALANNI

MIKE SCHOFIELD

Occupation: comptroller at a tech company Relevant experience: Bachelor of Arts in political science from St. Edward’s University; paralegal certicate from University of North Texas

Candidate did not submit responses by press time.

info@ginacalanni.com www.ginacalanni.com

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Why are you running to represent District 132?

I’m running for re-election to be a voice for everyday Texans and continue ghting [to] guarantee access to aordable health care, address rising property taxes, provide all kids with a high-quality public education and defeat ... human tracking.

Candidate did not submit responses by press time.

How would you address COVID-19 response and economic recovery eorts during the 87th Legislature?

I will work to ... get our state ready for future disasters, help small businesses and working families recover from the COVID-19 disaster, and expand broadband access.

Candidate did not submit responses by press time.

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