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Jennifer Fleck: Confident and Ready to Restore Conservative Values to Texas HD 47

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by MELINDA RIVERA

 

The race to defeat Democrat Incumbent Vikki Goodwin and regain the Texas House District 47 coveted by the Republican Party will have to take a pit stop in the run-off as leading vote-getter Jennifer Fleck fell short of the fifty percent needed to win outright, and Justin Berry bested the third place finisher by one vote. Goodwin was the beneficiary of a strong influx of voters that were encouraged by the spending spree of Robert Frances O’Rourke, (aka “Beto”) during his run at Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas U.S. Senate Race. Cruz won that race but “Beto’s” strong showing created casualties in many races across the state including HD 47.
Fleck, the charismatic attorney with a heart for the children in the community, has built a strong following in the Republican Party because of her unapologetic adherence to the conservative and biblical values that are embraced by the majority of voters in the state of Texas.

Based on her background and community involvement, she is capable of not only winning the race, but making an immediate impact in the State Legislature and most likely landing on some impactful committees in her freshman year. If Fleck wins the Republican Party run-off election – with this being a Presidential Election year and Donald J. Trump being on the ballot, she has a very good shot at regaining the seat from Goodwin.

“The question is who can beat Vikki Goodwin? and who cares about the people of Texas? I am best suited to beat Vikki Goodwin, because I best represent HD 47,” said Fleck, who fully understands the importance of retaking this seat to prevent the majority in the Texas House of Representatives to retain a Republican majority. “I am the only candidate with a child in public school. I am for public schools, which we have several of the best in HD 47. I have owned a home in HD 47 since 2005. I am a member and teen Bible study teacher at Austin Ridge Bible Church, that has 3 campuses in the district. I am very involved in the battle against AISD sex ed, which comprises the south part of the district. We have been members of UT Golf Club in Steiner since 2007.”

“The point is, I know this district and they know me,” Fleck added. “But most of all, I care deeply about Texas and restoring conservative values. I’m running because I don’t see much strength and conviction in our state leadership and I’m not willingly going to follow to my own destruction and demise. I’m coming to fight for what’s good, right and true.”

With the decay of the morality and biblical values in the country and being prevalent among the liberals who control much of Austin, in particular, a warrior for the causes of the youth in Texas is a welcome sight, and this has been Fleck’s passion.

Fleck, who is a realist, does not hide behind rhetoric, if you want to understand what the obstacles are, she will tell you, she skips the political rhetoric and gets to the point.

“I think the biggest challenges of this upcoming session are three-fold, said Fleck; “one, the legislature will need to cut costs to accommodate a revenue shortfall due to Covid-19; two, redistricting will be a huge challenge, of course; and last, resolving the expectations of the people who have wants and needs that won’t be met this session as it will likely be swallowed by these first 2 hurdles.” Fleck continued, “I wish it weren’t true, but we need more turnover in the Legislature to really get things done.”

District 47 encompasses Spicewood, Bee Caves, Lakeway, Lago Vista, Manchaca, Jonestown, Briarcliff, The Hills, Pointe Venture; part of Austin; and the Travis County part of Cedar Park, Dripping Springs, Leander and Marble Falls. Goodwin began serving District 47 in 2018 after defeating incumbent Republican Paul D. Workman, who had held the seat since 2011.

Another hot button item in Texas and the rest of the country is abortion. Many states have passed laws allowing abortion all the way to the point of conception while others have passed heartbeat laws which make it illegal to perform an abortion once a heartbeat is detectable in the unborn infant. Fleck, true to form is very clear on her position on abortion. “I am pro-life,” Fleck stated.

“I believe in incremental and radical change toward Texas establishing itself as a pro-life state,” she added. “I am for the heartbeat bill. I am for including fetal development in the classroom. The point is to make abortion unthinkable more so than illegal.”

“My background is in fighting against graphic sex education in the school,” Fleck continued. “Planned Parenthood is the largest sex education curriculum providers in the nation. Sex education is part of the abortion business model. I am for interrupting the business model on the front end at sex education and give students better information and tools to avoid risk for an abortion decision.”

The coronavirus has had a huge impact in every state in the country. She supports President Trump’s position on trying the experimental drugs which have been having success throughout the world but has been highly criticized by the democrats and the liberal media.

“I am for reopening the economy and everyone taking personal responsibility for their own safety and health. We have to get people back to work. I am for hydroxychloroquine and the z-pak. I have heard of positive results and it is affordable. I don’t see the drawback,” said Fleck.

Political pundits list HD 47 and HD 45 as the two most important Districts to flip this election cycle, both are winnable with the right candidate, and both were won by Democrats in 2018 riding the momentum of the “Beto” wave. With this being an election year and Trump being on the ballot, the turnout on this race should be substantial. The dynamic of HD 47 and the longstanding involvement of Fleck as a member of the District should make her the odds-on favorite to win in the July run-off and eventually in November in the General Election.

 

 

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Anna Paulina Luna: Discipline, Duty, and a Commitment to Country Before Politics

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by EMMA JIMENEZ

 

Anna Paulina Luna, a conservative political activist and Air Force veteran, is running for US Congress in 2020 for Florida’s 13th Congressional district against incumbent Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist, whose current term ends on January 3, 2021. Luna is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. She advanced from the Republican primary on August 18, 2020.

Raised by a single mother of three in the low-income neighborhoods of Southern California, Luna grew up in a life of poverty as the daughter of an absentee father who struggled with drug addiction. The challenges Luna faced during her childhood did not stop her from wanting to aim high, fight, and win. At just nineteen years of age, she made the bold decision to enlist in the United States Air Force. Serving in the military helped Luna develop strength and courage. It also provided the structure she lacked in her early family life, and it enabled her to earn a steady income to support her family financially and to seek professional help for her father. Luna has spoken of the humility she gained while in the Air Force from working closely with people from all walks of life toward a common goal. She thanks her military experience for her success in life today.

Additionally, Luna was able to attend college through her military service and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of West Florida. She had always dreamed about becoming a doctor so she could help support her family and accomplish her ultimate goal of opening a clinic for low-income patients. When she was accepted into medical school, a doctor and mentor told Luna she could help more people in politics than as a doctor because she would have a bigger impact on people’s health care through legislation. As a result, Luna turned down the opportunity to attend medical school because she feared the direction the country was headed. She decided at that moment to put aside ten years of effort in becoming a doctor to instead serve her country by entering the ring in what could be the fight of her life—defeating an incumbent, entrenched democrat in the world of politics.

Sought out by PragerU and Turning Point USA, Anna Paulina Luna is a fast learner who has soaked in facts, statistics, and policies while quickly developing public speaking skills and amassing a large number of contacts, supporters, and channels to create her path to Washington.

 

If elected, Luna will do the following:

  • Solidify and expand conservative outreach to Hispanics and or/Latinos nationally
  • Advocate for the national reciprocity of concealed carry gun permits
  • Bring back school choice and return control of education to the states
  • Advocate for completing the border wall and securing America’s border

 

Luna’s commitment to her country is represented by the oath she took to defend the United States Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. She believes there is no greater honor than to serve your country- in fact, she shared with Politifix News that serving her country was an honor, not an obligation. She further stated that by serving her country, she was also serving humanity as a whole.

Luna is concerned that our country’s freedoms are slowly being dismantled by left-wing politicians who wish to strip Americans of their individual freedoms in their ultimate quest for greater power and control. She believes that government should be limited—not expanded. To Luna, limiting the power of government prevents excessive control over people’s freedoms, actions, and lives.

In Luna’s own words, “Our constitutional rights as Americans aren’t secure if they are continuously being violated by politicians who only wish to extend their political power over Americans’ individual freedoms.”

Luna sees herself as a non-politician—one not controlled by special interests but who cherishes the opportunity to serve her district as well as her country once more. She’s ready to fight for our “God-given rights,” as she boldly expressed. Overcoming significant obstacles during her early years made her want to keep fighting, not just for herself but also for others.

Luna is a fighter. She’s focused, committed, and resilient. She will not give up and will always fight for what is right.

 

For more information on Anna Paulina Luna and to support her run for Congress, please visit her official webpage.

 

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Meet TX Congressional Candidate: Fabian Cordova Vasquez

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by EMMA JIMENEZ

Fabian Cordova Vasquez is a Texas native and third generation Hispanic American. He is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas’ 33rd Congressional District. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020 and is running against incumbent Democrat Marc Veasey. Veasey’s current term ends on January 3, 2021. Vasquez identifies himself as a God fearing, conservative Christian not controlled by special interests, compelled by a higher calling to serve. He is running on a conservative platform of faith, family and freedom.

Vasquez has gained recognition for his charitable work with his local community through actively serving the homeless through his local church, Refuge Church Fort Worth, TX. The Vasquez campaign committee stands by their campaign motto, “We Get To Serve!”

Vasquez shared with Politifix news how government dependency is currently an issue plaguing Americans today. To him government dependency programs take away from an individual’s potential to thrive on their own merits.

“It is our responsibility as Christians to be generous and to want to help others. It is not the government’s responsibility to force us to be generous to help others. This is what liberals get wrong,” stated Vasquez.

Vasquez expressed with Politifix News how Christianity is currently under attack and that the very survival of Christianity today will depend on the spiritual strength of “true-believers.”

“We live in a hostile and chaotic culture that glorifies sin. Christians should fight as hard for religious liberty as they do for political expression” expressed Vasquez.

Abortion is a controversial topic amongst Republicans and Democrats. Vasquez stated that abortion itself is “diabolical,” and should not be encouraged.

 

“It’s murder! Plain and simple.” exclaimed Vasquez.

 

To Vasquez the life of an innocent child should be protected at all costs. Although, Vazquez is sympathetic to cases in which rape and incest are involved, he stated they make up approximately 1% of reasons listed for getting an abortion in the U.S. and should not be the to go argument to justify the “slaughter,” of the other 99% of abortion cases.

“Abortion is not the pathway to the healing process and it should not be encouraged. Rape survivors need compassion and support not abortion” stated Vasquez.

“As a country that stands for freedom for all, Christians should not have to continue to be told to keep their personal convictions silent. If you’re not willing to stand up and fight for what you believe in then you’re only inviting more persecution and amplifying evil,” expressed Vasquez.

Vasquez shared the following bible verse with Politifix News:

 

1 Timothy 6:12 ESV

 

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

 

For more information on Fabian Cordova Vasquez visit his webpage

 

www.fcv2020.com

 

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Meet Luke Negron: The Young Wolf of Politics Discusses BLM and Police Brutality

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 by EMMA JIMENEZ

 

Luke Negron is a conservative political activist and Air Force veteran, running for election to the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District against incumbent Democrat Michael Doyle. He is on the ballot for the general election on November 3, 2020. Negron identifies himself as a non-politician, one not controlled by special interests and who seeks to restore law and order if elected to congress.

Politifix News interviewed Negron on the latest riots in the wake of the death of George Floyd and how they have caused tensions amongst the black community and law enforcement. Negron expressed that he is sympathetic towards the emotions of the black community in regards to police brutality but he condemns the riots and looting being perpetrated by BLM supporters.

Negron stated the following with Politifix News:

“It is important to distinguish against the idea of “black lives matter,” and the black lives matter organization. The organization itself is a Marxist organization, who manipulate the emotions of minorities to advance their own politically motivated agenda. Of course black lives matter, no one is saying that they don’t.”

Negron argued how defunding law enforcement will only embolden criminals to target the most vulnerable. He mentioned how the most recent Gallup poll concluded that 81% of Black Americans & 83% of Hispanic Americans don’t want less police presence despite protesters, but instead want more police.

Negron expressed with Politifix News how police brutality is abhorrent and those that dishonor their oath to protect and serve should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. However, defunding police departments in cities with the highest crime rates will only hurt black and brown lives – not improve them. He proposes innovative police training which entails three policy ideas:

1) Universal body cams: The public is protected against abuses of power and the police are protected against false claims that could hurt their career. Negron wants universal body cams in every department.

2) Police chiefs should be elected not appointed: Negron claims that unlike a sheriff, a chief is appointed by a mayor and thus when their officers do wrong, the chief doesn’t suffer an immediate consequence from the public. If elected, the chief would have to answer to the public and if they aren’t doing a good job serving the public, they stand to lose their job.

Negron further added that many of the chiefs in cities with the highest crime rates are appointed by democrat mayors and tend to run the department with the mayor’s agenda. An elected chief would have to answer directly to the voting public instead of just the mayor that hired them.

3) Nationwide registry of police disciplinary records: Negron stated a data base should be established so that a law enforcement officer fired or forced to leave one city can’t simply move to another city and be back on the streets. Citizens and police departments would be made aware of a police officer’s disciplinary record regardless of new location.

Negron expressed how school choice can reduce the criminality issue that currently exists within most inner cities where minorities tend to reside the most.

“Parents should have the option of what school they wish their children to attend,” argued Negron. According to Negron school choice will not only increase parental satisfaction but it will ultimately benefit the child. Research has shown that school choice has been proven to lead to higher graduation rates which in return helps a child advance in life.

Politifix News questioned Negron on how politicians can strengthen the relationship with law enforcement and minority communities.

“Having police officers chosen who are specifically equipped to work with communities they are familiar with can help with building and strengthening relationships. Having police officers that are familiar with the community and having that same community familiar with the police officers patrolling their area is key. A police officer no longer becomes just a man or woman in a blue uniform but rather a trusted and known individual within the community,” expressed Negron. 

Negron agrees with the sentiment that black lives matter, those lives including unborn black children, black lives taken by other black lives, and black lives in blue uniforms. However, a movement that is selective on which black lives they choose to be outraged over is a movement he can’t and won’t support.

 

For more information on Luke Negron visit his webpage:

www.negron2020.com

 

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