Public safety is government's first responsibility. If we are not safe in our homes, little else matters. I worked in Austin to create tough new laws to combat our growing crime problem. I was a co author of HB 1887 that increased the criminal penalty for repeat offenders for motor vehicle burglary. I also authored and passed HB 3225 to reduce auto theft in Texas. I have continued to work with Operation Westside success and the West Houston Security Coalition to ensure I am ready to represent our needs in Austin.