WHATS AT STAKE
TEXAS GOP SHAMEFUL TRACK RECORD
Meet Raul Camacho
Texas Peace Officer | Business Entrepreneur | Community Servant & Leader
Raul is a native Texan, a small business owner, a Texas Peace Officer, and a lifelong community servant.
Raul has a history of connecting with people of all races on a personal level to learn about the issues and concerns that they may have. He also has a long history of helping others in need. Raul's work ethic and tenacity to stand up for what is right earned him an outstanding reputation among the community. Raul is running for State Representative House District 20 because he knows TEXANS DESERVE BETTER!!!
Education & Professional Development
Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA Courses IS-100 LE, IS-200, IS-700, IS 701, IS-702, IS-703, IS 704, IS-800
Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Police Academy through Williamson County Sheriff's Dept.
Texas Peace Officer
Houston County Community College District
Associate of Sciences in Marketing
Barclay Career School
Professional Development in Private Security & Private Investigations
Alief Independent School District
ARE YOU TIRED OF THE BULLSH#T AT THE TEXAS CAPITAL?
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Texans Deserve Better!
WHAT I WILL BE FIGHTING FOR
Texans already pay both federal and state taxes (vehicle registration), fuel tax, and other taxes to build and maintain our highways. Texans cannot afford to pay tolls on a daily basis. We must keep an affordable, freely accessible public road system in place. Many places like Liberty Hill, Leander, Cedar Park are flipping the bill on a toll road running through their city. 183 Toll should be FREE, just like it is for residents in Georgetown and Round Rock using I-35 going to Austin.
Inventory tax is an additional property tax against the value of your business’s inventory. It’s often included with such taxes as furniture & equipment. Businesses already paid taxes for these items, and it doesn't make sense to tax them again for their inventory! We don't need our State act like the Mafia shaking down businesses for more money. Texas has among the highest business property taxes of any state in the nation—5th highest on manufacturers. Let's end over-taxation for businesses!
Health care is a human right for all Texans & not a privilege reserved for those able to afford it. Texas ranked 42nd overall in health system performance. Texas ranked 50th for the highest un-insured. Health insurance costs take a bigger share of people’s incomes in Texas than in almost any other state. If Texas was a country, it would have the highest maternal mortality in the developed world. Texas is also one of 14 states that still hasn't expanded Medicaid, hurting many Texans.
Texas is at the bottom when it comes to quality education. We need to learn from the best education systems abroad and apply that here. We also need to remove SBOE members with extreme ideology. Every child should be provided the opportunity to succeed. I will fight to preserve our public education system, and to ensure that it is well-funded. The last thing we need is for our kids to grow up dumb and ignorant like our current GOP Legislatures.
No man, no religion, no corporation, no court, and no government have authority over a woman's reproductive rights. Women have the right to control their own bodies, and thus they have a Human Right to be in charge of their own reproductive decisions. For bible zealots, please read Numbers 5:11-31 referring God authorizing abortions for jealous and insecure husbands. It is pure bigotry! And shame on those imposing their beliefs onto others. I will also fight for equal pay for equal work!
Excessive Licensing requirement fees impose enormous costs on the Texas economy, a little over 12 billion to be exact, including costing the state 140,000 jobs each year. The Institute for Justice shows that these barriers restrict fair competition, which also limits economic opportunity, and hurts consumers. Most licensing schemes arise from aggressive monopoly organizations not letting the little guy to compete. This is unfair and it needs to end!
Our right to vote is sacred. For years the GOP has been complaining about voter fraud and not once have they been right. The few occasions when there was fraud it was one of their own constituents. I oppose any unnecessary barriers to voting. I support online secure voter registration. I will fight to end unfair gerrymandering.
Texas renters are struggling to find affordable housing, and buying a house is becoming harder for thousands of native Texans. We need to pump the brakes with our Appraisal Districts, and we need property tax reform. Close corporate property tax loopholes so the tax burden doesn't only fall on home owners.
Seniors are struggling to make ends meet. Most Seniors are in poverty. Their Social Security income and retirement benefits can't cover their living expenses. Let's make insulin free for seniors who are diabetic, lets provide them free transportation for their medical appointments since most can't drive anymore. Seniors need more resources. Let's make nursing homes and home health care more affordable! Families that take care of their elderly parents should receive a tax credit!
As a gun owner and a certified Firearm Instructor, I believe in a "Well Regulated Militia." I support the 2nd Amendment. I also believe in Universal Background Checks. Closing of loopholes that allow guns to be sold or traded to the wrong hands. I believe in mandatory training if you are going to carry in public. I will fight for sensible gun laws to curtail the gun violence in our state.
A grateful nation must support those who are willing to risk their lives for our safety and freedom. Our veterans are still lacking resources for quality health care, transportation, education benefits, affordable housing, and opportunities to start businesses. We need to improve efficiencies and resources for them.
As a former Police Officer who still holds a Peace Officer License, I will support strategies to achieve more effective & efficient ways to prevent crime, terrorism, targeted violence, & officer safety. I will never support defunding the police. I also believe that black lives matter, and to be quite frank, we all matter! I will always choose right from wrong, and I will always choose good over evil.
Texas is one of 13 states that have not yet legalized marijuana. Texas is missing out on a new tax revenue in the millions that can help fund much needed social programs without raising property taxes, and thousands of jobs can be created.
Climate Change is real, and we must do whatever we can to address it. Our state needs to be prepared to respond to natural disasters including extreme heat. Texas is behind on waste and recycling practices. We need to invest in 21st century recycling programs. And we to learn how to produce energy from waste.
I support the increase of the minimum wage in our state. I will support Texas sports betting. Texas also needs more foreign trade agreements to secure a stronger economy for the 21st century. / Our infrastructure is ranked 13th compared to other modern countries. We need reliable broadband, electric grid that can keep up with harsh weather and population growth. Let's fix the damn grid! We need to do better!
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