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State Representative Candidates

Note to the Voter: Remember that you are the HR person choosing who is best qualified to be a Texas State House Representative. Check out their educational background, their work history, and Community Service. If they are an Incumbents (IN) who Candidates up for re-election what I their voting record. Make sure it matches up with your core beliefs and what they are saying from the campaign trail they support. Which candidate is best qualified over all and lines up best with your beliefs? That is who you should vote for.

About the Office: 

The Texas House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Texas State Legislature. Alongside the Texas State Senate, it forms the legislative branch of the Texas state government and works alongside the governor of Texas to create laws and establish a state budget. Legislative authority and responsibilities of the Texas House of Representatives include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes. Members serve two year terms and are not subject to term limits. They assume office at the beginning of the legislative session in January. Look up Incumbents who are current members to see their bills they wrote or cowrote plus their voting record and more by going to: https://house.texas.gov/members/. It is very telling how they voted. See if it lines up with their campaign promises and your personal beliefs. As of the 2020 Census, Texas state representatives represented an average of 194,555 residents. 

Qualifications

To be eligible to seek office a candidate must be:

A U.S. citizen

21 years old before the general election

A two-year resident of Texas before the general election

A district resident for 1 year prior to the general election

Salaries

$7,200/year $221/day. Set by the ethics commission.

Pension

The highest a legislature can earn for retirement is $125,000, with an average of $17,526 annually. 

Sources: Ballotpedia https://ballotpedia.org/; Texas_House_of_Representatives, https://house.texas.gov/about-us/

Texas House of Representatives Candidates and Members by District 

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District 1 

Jurisdiction:  Bowie (100%), Cass (100%), Lama (100%), Morris (100%), and Red River (100%)

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District 2 Kristen Washington Minister, most recently served her hometown as Councilwoman for District 3.  She became the 2nd Daughter in Ministry at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, in Greenville, Tx. She now leads the church's Faith Evangelism Digital Media Ministry also known as F.E.D Media and serves as Minister of Communications. Kristen has a true servant’s heart and as a member of the Ancient Free Accepted Masons Dallas, Tx Queen of Sheba Grand Chapter Divine Light #32 where she served as Secretary and Associate Matron, and previous member M.W Mount Carmel Grand Lodge of Texas A.F.A.M & Deborah Grand Chapter O.E.S Lily of the Valley Chapter #55 Dallas, Tx. Additionally, she is a member of Zeta Amicae Dallas which is an auxiliary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.- Kappa Zeta Chapter, The Corporation for Cultural Diversity Greenville, Tx Inc. and the NAACP Greenville, Tx. She has represented District 3 and all citizens of Greenville by serving on the Greenville Downtown Steering Committee, Transportation Committee, Chair of the Neighborhood and Facilities Development Committee as well as Public Safety and Community Development.

Source: https://kristenwashington.com

Jurisdiction:  Hopkins (100%), Hunt (100%), and Van Zandt (100%)

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