For rural South Texas, agriculture is more than just a proud part of our past -- it's a driving force for our state's economy. From cattle, to sugar, to peanuts, to citrus, to an expanding hunting and wildlife ecotourism, South Texas farmers and ranchers not only make sure we have food on our table, but they're contributing products that drive all sectors of our economy.
As State Representative, I'll fight to:
* Increase funding to eradicate tick fever that has threatened the livelihood of cattle raisers throughout South Texas.
* Strengthen the Texas Department of Agriculture's GO TEXAN program, a proven marketing program that promotes Texas products and helps them compete with imports.
* Support rural economic development to help ensure that family farms and ranches can be passed down from one generation to the next.
* Protect the 2nd Amendment Rights of law abiding Texans