Residents of House District 66 are immensely proud of their public schools - so is Sharon. Sharon believes that public schools are the foundation of our neighborhoods, our communities, and our democracy, and that how we treat our children and how we teach our children is critical to our future.
We know that education provides both a private benefit to the individual student and a public benefit to society. Sharon will defend and strengthen our public schools by working to provide staff, students, and parents the resources they need to be successful. Investing in public education is good for Texans and good for business.
Sharon believes that all Texans who are willing to work hard should have the economic opportunity and a fair shot at earning a living wage in a safe environment. Everyone should have a chance to benefit from the explosive growth our district is experiencing.
While House District 66 is home to an educated, dedicated workforce, some of our neighbors still find themselves unemployed, underemployed, or otherwise struggling. Sharon will work hard to improve economic outcomes for everyone in our community.
Health & Well-being
It is important to support and enact policies that enhance our health and well-being. As with education, good health provides both a private benefit to an individual and a public benefit to society. There are numerous areas of concern where legislative efforts could affect positive outcomes for Texans.
Healthcare is essential; ignoring its challenges will be catastrophic. Our goal should be to have healthy citizens able to live productive lives.
Narrow, singularly focused statewide policies and laws cannot serve all of the almost 28 million Texans equally or effectively. Our current statewide governing bodies have been too focused on the perceived needs and desires of only certain constituencies at the expense of others.
Sharon’s goal is to bring a more wide-angle and accommodating perspective to the role of governing by our state legislature. Local elected officials often have a closer understanding of their communities than those legislating from Austin. By respecting local control, the state legislature can help school districts, city councils, and other governing bodies more effectively lead.