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TO KEEP TALARICO IN THE HOUSE

I'm a proud Progressive who works hard to put people over politics.

Texas Republicans have gerrymandered me out of my suburban Austin district by disenfranchising voters of color and dividing communities of interest.

 

It's clear that the GOP is targeting me and my district since I am one of the only Texas House Democrats to be drawn into a Republican district. Here's why:

 

As the youngest member of the Texas Legislature who's been recognized as one of the top lawmakers in the state by Texas Monthly, I have championed progressive causes like a minimum $70,000 teacher salary and marijuana legalization, while passing historic early childhood education legislation and lowering insulin prices.

Texas Republicans are attempting to eliminate me by using racist gerrymandering to divide our community. If they think they can keep me out of the House, they better think again.

I was born in Round Rock to a single mother and grew up just over the county line in House District 50’s Wells Branch neighborhood where I attended Wells Branch Elementary School and worshiped at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
 

I’m grateful to everyone who's urged me to move back to North Austin to run for the seat being vacated by my friend, Celia Israel. 

 

I am excited to announce my candidacy for Texas House District 50. The community that raised me deserves a Representative that is battle-tested and knows how to fight Republicans and win.

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James Talarico