As State Representative, Glenn Rogers will fight for...
Rural Way of Life
The rural versus urban divide is growing rapidly and is the greatest we have seen in this country. Our rural way of life is under assault by the urban and suburban areas of our state that continue to grow at enormous speed. With legislative redistricting on the horizon, and the urban areas seeking to gain more representation, it is critical that we have a true rural representative who understands our values. As a product of rural Texas, Glenn understands firsthand both the challenges and opportunities that rural Texans face.
As a business owner and rancher, Glenn understands firsthand that small business is the backbone of our economy. The Texas economy is number one for a reason, and that is because of our pro-growth, pro-business policies. Texas businesses are the innovators of our time, and Glenn will continue to fight for policies that allow our businesses to flourish.
Texas leads the national in rural hospital closures. When a rural hospital closes it creates a barrier for many to access quality care and delays the arrival of emergency services in times of life-threatening crisis. Glenn will make it a top priority in the Legislature to address this urgent challenge, and invest in our rural hospitals. He will make certain that rural Texans have the same access to quality healthcare that our urban and suburban neighbors have already.
Texas must have a strong southern border. If the federal government continues to fail to protect our border, Glenn believes that Texas must contribute the necessary resources to protect Texans from illegal immigration, gangs, and drug cartels, and defend the innocent from begin victims of human-trafficking. The situation at the border is a crisis, and we must have leaders in Austin who have the political fortitude to fix a broken system.
Reducing Property Taxes
The Legislature has consistently failed to address the problem of skyrocketing property tax bills. Property taxes continue to rise, and the same politicians continue to provide lip service without addressing the problem. Glenn will fight for meaningful and lasting property tax relief for property owners. Glenn believes that the state must increase its share of funding to public education and stop putting so much of the burden on local taxpayers. Additionally, unfunded mandates handed down by the Legislature on our local governments need to be eliminated and prohibited by an amendment to the state constitution.
The constitutional right to keep and bear arms must be protected at all costs. The recent calls to restrict our 2nd Amendment rights in response to the murderous acts of a few may be well-intentioned, but they are misguided. No legislation will remove hate in the hearts of some or force others to respect human life. Gun ownership is important to safeguard against both individual threats and potential governmental tyranny.
As a devout Christian, Glenn believes that all life is created in the image of God. Glenn is a staunch believer in the precious sanctity of human life, is vehemently opposed to abortion, and believes that adoption is an option that needs to be strongly considered. Glenn supports visualizing an ultrasound image prior to any decision being made.
As a proud, successful product of public schools, Glenn is a strong supporter of our rural public schools. A graduate of Graham schools and former member of the Graford ISD school board, Glenn knows firsthand that our kids and teachers deserve access to the best public education system we can provide. A strong public education system leads to a competent, talented workforce, which keeps the Texas economy number one in the nation and a driving force throughout the world.