Who am I?

I am a military veteran,a former officer in the U.S Marine corp and a person who believes that a woman has the right to choose and that her physician, not politicians, should choose what medical procedures are appropriate for her. I am an environmentalist who will protect the American people by finding ways for American to be energy self-sufficient without destroying the environment.

Why am I running?

I am Democratic Congressman who places Jobs, Jobs and more Jobs high on my "must do" list. Rebuilding America's manufacturing industries and supporting new innovative industries to lead this nation and the world through this century and the next must become realities instead of just visions. Education is a key to accomplishing this. Technical education is important but creativity and innovation is fostered through the arts and a well-rounded education is vital. David Cozad is a teacher who inspired his students by showing them how what they studied applied to their day-to-day lives.

My Goals

I am running to help Democrats reclaim Texas turf! Republican Joe Barton has held control of this seat for nearly 30 years in the process he has contributed to destroying the environment and not assisting the need for jobs in my district. If I am elected I am willing to be held accountable for the creation of jobs, assisting Americans of all ages in getting access to affordable education, as well as advocate for the rights of all women and citizens alike.

My DFA Values

If I am elected I will fight for all women to receive equal pay and equal work, I am
a military veteran, a former officer in the U.S. Marine Corp, who understands that American's military spending must be targeted to keeping America safe, it must not be wasteful, and it must be sufficient to supply our men and women serving at home and abroad. I understand the human cost of war and values peace. I know that America must "win the peace" not just the military conflict.I am determined that Americans of all ages have access to affordable education. With a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Physics and Math Double major and a Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science I am intelligent enough to research and analyze public policy I have already done so for years.

My Campaign is People Powered!

My campaign is directly on the ground in Texas congressional 6th district we have conducted several meeting and community gatherings in my district for the past 3 to 4 years. We plan on elaborating our agenda by creating a mass online PSA style campaign in the very near future.

Voice support


  • Wendell Dorsey
  • Janet Price
  • Nancy Bean
  • Gregory Perry
  • Jimmie Chatham, TX
  • Maria Luisa Alvarado
  • Donald Jaquess, TX
  • Nancy Bean
  • Michaelynn Hawkins, TX
  • Eric Britt, TX
...and 7 more.

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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