Dr. Merrie



  • Oppose vouchers and similar programs that use public education funds to subsidize private education

  • Support campus-based decision making

  • Oppose legislative micromanagement of the State Board of Education’s work in curriculum development

  • Support raising Texas' ranking for per student spending from the bottom 50% to the top 50% of states across the nation

  • Support flexibility in programming that allows districts and campuses to make decisions that are best for their students

Human Rights

  • Support defunding Operation Lone Star

  • Support requiring enhanced monitoring and prosecution of hate crimes and domestic terrorism

  • Support legislation that leads to sensible gun ownership


  • Oppose limiting privacy, bodily autonomy, or family autonomy of any Texan, including women seeking reproductive healthcare and transgender people seeking gender-affirming care

  • Oppose civil or criminal penalties for individuals or groups who provide counseling, facilitate travel, or otherwise provide non-medical assistance to people seeking health care, including people seeking abortions or people seeking gender-affirming care

  • Support affordable and accessible healthcare for all Texans

Separation of Church and State

  • Support the cornerstone of American Democracy

  • Oppose government establishment, promotion, or prohibition of any particular religious beliefs

  • Oppose legislation allowing public education programming that advances or inhibits particular religious beliefs

A democracy cannot thrive where power remains unchecked and justice is reserved for a select few.”

- Congressman and Civil Right Activist, John Lewis