Early voting for the Texas State Senate District 10 primary race is already underway and one of the Democratic candidates, Allison Campolo stopped by the PolitiFrog newsroom to talk about her campaign and the issues that define it.
Campolo said she decided to run this election after nearly 16 years of working on other people’s campaigns and because she said she doesn’t belive the current state senator for District 10, Republican Konni Burton, represents the people of the district.
“Since she’s up for election this year it’s time to jump in,” Campolo said. “It’s time to put my name on the ballot.”
She said three of her main goals are to extend public healthcare, public transportaion and public education while cutting state funding for a border wall, which she added the federal government has already allocated money for.
“I thought that was a really innapproriate use of money,” Campolo said. “We absoluelty could have used that extra money in our public education budget.”
To hear more from Campolo about her thoughts on gun control, voter turnout and her plans for Texas, watch the extended interview below.