It is with great pleasure that I give my endorsement to Rep. Jason Isaac for re-election to the District 45 seat of the Texas House of Representatives. Rep. Isaac has shown tremendous commitment and willingness to work with his communities to learn the issues and move toward resolutions.
He is a lifetime Texas resident who has extensive knowledge of the Hays County area. He is aware of the concerns his constituency deems most important and in need of addressing immediately.
During Jason’s first term, several veterans approached him concerning the need to streamline the process by which they prove their status as a veteran, which is necessary for them to receive well deserved benefits. To rectify this problem, Jason immediately drafted and worked hard to get legislation passed, resulting in an endorsement placed on their Drivers Licenses. This is an excellent example of efficient and effective leadership.
One of the biggest issues facing our state legislature this session is education. Education is one of the founding principles of this nation as defined by our forefathers when they landed on Plymouth Rock. Throughout the previous two Legislative Sessions, our state government has failed the education system in some very important areas.
Since taking office, Representative Isaac has been devoted to learning the concerns of local school administrators and teachers at Wimberley ISD. He is passionate about the flaws in our current funding system, and shows perseverance and innovation when addressing possible solutions. Rep. Isaac is exactly the type of leader we need to take on the many funding issues and make education the focus in the 83rd Regular Legislative Session. These problems cannot be solved over night, nor can they be addressed with a single approach.
Rep. Isaac is a common sense thinker who will investigate and implement sound/equitable solutions, moving our public education system forward to meet the needs of all Texas children. He is currently working on legislative initiatives to eliminate and/or limit unfunded mandates, and is addressing the many issues/concerns and cost associated with state assessment. Addressing these two issues alone will allow districts to reallocate funds back into the classroom and to adequately compensate teachers who are instrumental in preparing our children to become successful and productive citizens.
Rep. Jason Isaac is a true conservative leader. He has acknowledged that the Texas Legislature has spent 43 percent of the total budget on education, and the fact that this system isn’t working proves that we are not currently exercising fiscal responsibility in this area.
I believe with a strong presence like Jason Isaac, the existing weaknesses we currently find in the House will cease to exist. If you want to see a representative in office that will listen to the needs of the people and stand strong against the things he believes are not in our best interests, Jason Isaac is your man.
Wimberley ISD board president