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Profile: District 26 State Representative Jacey Jetton

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

(FORT BEND COUNTY) – District 26 State Representative Jacey Jetton, who was first elected in 2020, says he thinks the biggest issues for voters in his district are the things that are “most important to Texas families.”

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“Government that works and gets out of the way,” he said.


Those things include infrastructure, safe communities, funding for law enforcement, border safety and education.


“They want their roads to move, clean water, electricity to work,” he said. “They expect all those basics that should come from the government.”


He also emphasizes “parental empowerment” for education. He says parents have the right to know that their children are being taught in the classroom and says parents should have the opportunity to place their children where they can get the best education.


The border has increasingly become a bigger concern for Texas, he says.


“There is a lot of concern about the drugs and crime coming over the border,” he said. “I think when it comes to the border, because this is such a hot-button problem, I think it is important to realize how much Texas has stood up as the federal government has refused to take action. Where the federal government has failed, the State of Texas has picked it up. We will continue to take action to protect our border even as the federal government continues to not take action. It is the federal government’s job to protect our borders and they have failed to do so.”


Jetton also said that voters have power at the polls to affect local elections that control their overall tax rates.


“Right now, property taxes are big on people’s minds,” he said. “There is no state property tax [in Texas]. It’s all local - your commissioners, boards of trustees, school board, they are the ones who set your tax rates, which ultimately impact what you pay. Local government continues to look at expanding their tax revenue, it may be warranted, but this is where local offices and local voters are important in that process. The idea isn’t that all bonds and tax rate increases aren’t warranted, but as voters we should be looking at if it is needed.”


Jetton faces Democrat Daniel Lee in the Nov. 8 Election. Early voting begins Oct. 24 and runs through Nov. 4.



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