I’m proud to have once again been endorsed by the Austin American-Statesman for my record of fighting for progressive values and leading on voting rights and healthcare! You can read the full endorsement below.
John Bucy fights for progressive values, leads on voting rights, health care
When Texas Republicans introduced a package of voting restriction bills in the 87th Legislature, Democratic Rep. John Bucy III fought back.
Bucy even convinced the GOP to approve some of his own amendments and bills, ultimately passing legislation that helped make it easier for disabled people to vote, allows voters to track their registration status, and improves voting data transparency.
We were heartened to hear Bucy say he’ll bring a similar effort to bear on abortion rights, Medicaid and health care expansion, gun safety measures that will protect Texans and improve their quality of life. We recommend voters in District 136 based in North Austin and Round Rock re-elect Bucy to a third term.
A small businessman and father of two young girls, Bucy says the state is not paying its fair share for public education and he would support increasing it to give local property taxpayers much needed relief. He criticized Gov. Greg Abbott’s failed $4 billion Operation Lone Star border initiative for treading on a federal responsibility, saying the money would be much better spent elsewhere, such as education.
“The governor plays politics to kind of look tough and to spend money,” Bucy told our editorial board. “Unfortunately while he’s playing political games, it’s having tragic impacts on lives. This is money that can be used for our public schools, for school safety or therapists, or health care.”
Bucy does his homework and sticks up for democratic values and principles. Republican Michelle Evans and Libertarian Burton Culley are challenging Bucy, but neither can match his legislative experience. Texas Monthly reported that Evans spread false rumors about Round Rock schools and co-founded the anti-vaccine political action committee Texans for Vaccine Choice. This kind of behavior has no place in state government.
Bucy is an effective and evenhanded advocate for District 136. We recommend voters re-elect him.