109ers concerned with a variety of issues in Tuesday primaries

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The Texas primary election voters at the 109’s Congregation Ahavath Sholom synagogue on South Hulen Street were primarily concerned with the races for governor, district attorney and attorney general on Tuesday.

The main issues affecting those races spanned a wide range, from gay rights to transportation.

One voter said that voting for the referendum on expanding the rights of citizens with gender differences was important to her.

“The very last question on the ballot about expanding the rights of citizens with gender discrimination problems, I’m very much in favor of that,” Tanglewood resident Ricki Klos said. “I think [another referendum] was for helping immigrants who were on their way to becoming citizens and so that’s an absolute ‘yes,’ if they’re contributing to our society.”

Other voters skewed more to Texas’s red state reputation.

When asked which issue was the most pressing in this election, Overton Park resident Dena Wright simply responded, “Conservatism.”

Another voter said she voted to keep Texas conservative.

“The biggest issue to me is keeping our state conservative, especially in regards to the abortion issue and gay rights issues and transportation,” Overton resident Kristin Henderson said.

One voter wanted to know where the money for all of the referendums would come from.

“My biggest thing is, how are we going to pay for it all?” Ranchview resident R. Kirkpatrick asked. “You have to figure out how you’re going to pay for it before you go ahead and commit the taxpayers’ dollars.”

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