Elizabeth Hernandez announces candidacy for U.S. House of Representatives, District 8

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Elizabeth Hernandez is running for U.S. House of Representatives, District 8.

“I’m a mother of 3 children, and I have 19 years experience in a variety of accounting roles. I also have an Accounting Degree from Sam Houston State University,” said Hernandez. “Notably, there are now only 11 members of Congress with accounting backgrounds. I want to take my Accounting experience to Washington, fight for a Balanced Budget, and invest in our country again.”

“Republicans, such as current TX-8 Representative, Kevin Brady, are asking for your vote based on a promise to “make America great again.” The problem with their position is two-fold,” said Hernandez. “First, they have been making this very same argument for four years now. If they haven’t been able to return America to greatness in four years, isn’t it time for a change in leadership? But second, and far more importantly, Republicans simply don’t understand what made America great in the first place. Which is why after 4 years of Trump, they are still trying to make America great again, and why they will perpetually fail in the future.”

“The United States has literally been built by everyday Americans. Ordinary people who are more than happy put in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, raise a family and live the American dream,” said Hernandez. “That honest work turned into some extraordinary accomplishments for our country: pioneering the industrial revolution, successfully navigating two world wars, building an unparalleled system of infrastructure and universal public K-12 education, completing such marvels as the Hoover Dam, and even putting a man on the moon.”

“Over time, Republicans have forgotten who and what made this country great. For example, after Trump was elected, Rep. Brady’s first order of business was to continue the pattern of misguided “trickle-down” economic policy, and cut taxes for his wealthy donors,” said Hernandez. “Those tax cuts are now starving the country of needed revenue and needlessly running up our debt, which is now over $26,000,000,000,000, and rising by nearly $1 trillion per year. As the debt rises, the interest alone on the debt is beginning to consume resources that could otherwise be used to run the country.”

“For example, there are 23 bridges in TX-8, collectively crossed over 30,000 times daily, that are classified as structurally deficient. In addition, high-speed internet access in rural Texas is abysmal,” said Hernandez. “This makes it more difficult for rural residents to compete in education and commerce. It also makes it nearly impossible to attract new industry to TX-8. We must also protect funding for Social Security and Medicare and must also make healthcare affordable for all. Too many Americans struggle due to healthcare and prescription drug costs. Others are unable to even use their private insurance due to the budget-crushing deductibles.”

“Once again, I’m Elizabeth Hernandez. If you choose me as your next Congressional Representative, I will relentlessly serve the residents of TX-8. I will be transparent and accessible, and will regularly report to you on the progress and results of my work,” said Hernandez.

Editor’s note: The above announcement was provided by the candidate. Bluebonnet News of Montgomery County is offering one free announcement to candidates in all local races in the November 3rd election. Announcements should be no longer than 500 words. Announcements, along with a picture of yourself, should be submitted to newsdesk@bluebonnetnews.com.

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