A TRUE PUBLIC SERVANT.
Hello! My name is Eric Holguin. I remember growing up in a South Texas working-class community where family was everything. My public servant parents raised their children to be public servants. My two brothers are veterans who now serve as Texas State Troopers, my sister is studying Criminal Justice — and myself, working in both federal and local levels of government to improve the lives of those who live in the same communities that we grew up in. And my late abuelo, who was a Justice of the Peace for 35 years in Jim Hogg County (Hebbronville). I guess you can say public service literally runs in our DNA.
I understand and live by the values of public service — not self service. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work.
WE HAVE REAL-LIFE ISSUES THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS.
From truly reforming TWIA to protecting decisions made at the local level to investing in our infrastructure and coastal resiliency all the way to protecting our beaches and tourism industries, and expanding Medicaid — let’s get actual work done in our community.
- KEY ISSUES -
SAFEGUARDING OUR COMMUNITY: COASTAL RESILIENCY INVESTMENTS
Protecting and building resilient coastal communities is not just moral necessity, but an economic one. We saw what happens (and still see it) when a major storm hits our coast. There needs to be significant investments in coastal resiliency so that we aren’t playing catch-up when we are faced with another disaster. We can work with the state and federal governments to make that happen.
PROTECTING OUR PROPERTY OWNERS & PRODUCING MORE HOME OWNERS
The tax burden on our property owners needs to stop. It’s important that we start looking at closing corporate tax loopholes that are being used by major corporations that are avoiding paying their fair share of investing in our schools and communities. We also need to address the serious affordable housing issue that we are facing in this moment — let’s start lifting up those that choose to invest in our community and own a home.
STRENGTHENING OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS & INVESTING IN OUR TEACHERS
Education is the key to opportunity and growth in our state. Due to public pressure, the 86th Texas Legislature FINALLY made significant investments in our public education system, and we need to ensure we remain consistent and build off of those investments.
REDUCING OUR UNINSURED RATE BY EXPANDING MEDICAID — GUESS WHAT: IT’S ALREADY FUNDED.
Healthcare is a right and not a privilege — we should be using already allocated federal funds under the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid to ensure those that are struggling to obtain private insure are covered — otherwise, everyone else will pay the costs in premiums & deductibles when the uninsured go to the emergency room for any type of treat ment.