In this interview, Senior Editor Drew White sits down with Jennifer Fleck, one of several Republicans seeking to reclaim House District 47 from Democrat incumbent Vikki Goodwin. Fleck discusses her life as a mother and lawyer, why she decided to run, and what she plans to prioritize if elected to office.
“I’m going to focus on the Republican party platform priorities,” said Fleck when asked what she would have done as a legislator this past session. “I don’t appreciate it when a legislator tells me that they voted in accordance with their conscience because I think that should be left to their own private ballot. I think an elected official’s job is to represent the people.”
“I would file one bill for every legislative priority… and then vote that way,” Fleck concluded.
In 2018, Democrat Vikki Goodwin defeated incumbent Republican Paul Workman, who had held the seat since 2011. That year, it was one of twelve seats that flipped from Republican to Democrat control. As Republicans across Texas seek to reclaim ground in the House, five Republicans have announced they will be seeking the nomination to run against Goodwin in 2020.
Watch the full interview with Jennifer Fleck below.
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