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What other issues do you consider most important and how would you address it?

Gina Hinojosa

Representative, District 49


Full participation in our democracy is important to me and I plan on filing legislation next session requiring universities of a certain size to have a polling place on campus. Also, removing barriers for elected office so that more people can step up to lead. Currently, House members are not paid a salary which is a barrier for most Texans to serve.  My bill would provide a salary for all future members of the TX House (not current legislators) pegged at that of the average teachers’ salary. This compensation would include tying a legislator’s retirement to the Teacher’s Retirement System.