I’m a Texas native who has lived in Bedford for the past ten years. I’ve only participated in politics as an eager observer until recently, when the antics from the 85th Legislature convinced me that I could no longer sit idly by. My issue of primary concern is funding for public school education in Texas – for my two kids, for all their classmates, and for our future. An investment in public schools is an investment in Texas’ continuing growth and prosperity; it should be the top priority in our state’s budget. From my perspective, it looks like we’re not going to get what we need from Austin this session, so now it’s time to take things into our own hands.