Alex Donkervoet

Candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives Texas 3rd Congressional District

Bipartisanship
Transparency
Limited Gov't
Personal Freedoms
Free Market
2nd Amendment
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Bipartisanship is the key to move America forward and fix the immediate as well as future issues Congress faces. Congress has set new records for polarization and must end the back and forth legislation that leaves America in a state of confusion and turmoil. Regardless of what elected officials say, their actions have proven that bipartisanship doesn’t exist in Washington. If Democrats and Republicans are unable to come together to work for the American people as a whole, then our current polarized, unproductive Congress will continue. We, the American people, only have ourselves to blame for this as we continue to elect and reelect individuals that draw a line in the sand when it comes to party issues and these politicians only serve the agenda of their party instead of the interest of all Americans.

Transparency and individuality from those we elect is needed to start the bipartisanship process. Elected officials do not always fit into only one of two groups on every issue. Therefore, open dialog and an understanding of not only one side’s opinion is needed to approach topics and reach permanent resolutions. I promise to be transparent so all individuals know not only where I stand on important issues, but why. I promise to vote as an individual and represent my district based on discussions, diverse opinions, and research rather than party-line voting.

My Facebook and Twitter page have daily updates on issues so the public knows my views and opinions on current, future and past issues. I post questions and answers on my website that individuals ask me in person or over email. Having all of this information available is not the norm for politicians and I have had some people tell me doing so is not good politics. However, I believe this is something that elected officials should do before and after being elected into office.

My opponents might state major positions but rarely do I see them post ideas and opinions on current issues. Voters need to be informed, and if candidates and officials are vague then we need to ask more from them or not vote for them.

Government has it’s place and purpose (roads, military, utilities, etc…) but, if the government inserts its power and authority into too many areas of the economy and its citizen’s personal life the red tape and restrictions will hamper innovation, reduce free market, and limit our personal choices and freedoms. This is why I believe government has a place but should not be the first and only solution to the problems we face.

Limited Government/Personal Freedom/Free Market are extremely intermingled and a balance must be made to maximize each principle to its fullest.

Free speech, the right to feel safe and secure, the right to be able to start a business and compete in the free market, and the right to have an opinion and not fear persecution is what America was built on. Freedom of speech may be considered offensive at times but we should never limit non-violent and peaceful protest and speech…EVER! Personal beliefs should not be forced on one another. Communities and individuals should be able to live without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

Limited Government/Personal Freedom/Free Market are extremely intermingled and a balance must be made to maximize each principle to its fullest.

Free Market drives innovation, allocates resources, reduces the price for consumers, maximizes output and productivity, and moves America and the world forward. Without the free market many of the ideas and tools we use in everyday life today would probably not be here. We should rely on free market solutions when possible before we rely on government red tape and oversight.

Limited Government/Personal Freedom/Free Market are extremely intermingled and a balance must be made to maximize each principle to its fullest.

With the recent tragedy, the gun debate has been brought front and center in the news, social media, and every other outlet over the last week. I have received a barrage of inquires concerning gun control and the 2nd Amendment so I want to address this and be transparent on my positions.

I am pro-2nd Amendment, and a gun owner myself. I enjoy sport shooting, hunting, and have no qualms about using a firearm to defend my family and home. However, that not does mean I believe firearms should be unregulated and we should be allowed unlimited rights and freedoms. I am completely comfortable with my ‘D’ rating from the NRA’s political action committee because I am pro-gun but I believe in common sense controls when it comes to firearms. I don’t see any logical reason for some of the firearm related accessories and resistance to background checks and permits that the NRA and so many of it’s staunch supporters stand firm on. I am against armor piercing rounds, silencers, and believe there should be restrictions on who and how guns should be purchased. The fact I have a ‘D’ rating (although I support the 2nd Amendment) shows me how far right and irresponsible the NRA and therefore my two opponents that have received an “A” and an “AQ” rating can be. As a society we have come to accept  limits and controls in other aspects of our daily life (i.e. driver’s license, alcohol regulations) but our politicians cannot come to an agreement on some common sense gun control measures. Call me a liberal, call me an anti-2nd amendment rhino (actual comment I received)…that does not change the fact that we have had enough tragedies and it is time to say enough is enough and take action.  For a more in depth look into my views on gun control, please read my statement following the Parkland school shooting.

Vote in the Republican Primary!! Collin County is a heavily Republican district and the winners of the Republican Primary have an extremely high chance of winning the general election. Vote as if it is the general November election and select the best candidate to represent you, not the party.

In the last non-Presidential Primary only 38,700 people in District 3 voted. Today there are 400,000+ registered voters in District 3. Vote!

80% of Collin County Republican Precinct Chairs, Gov Abbott, and numerous other endorsements my opponent received were given before the candidacy filing deadline. This means they chose their candidate without considering if any other candidates were potentially running and without thought to whether any potential candidate might be better suited for the seat. How do you know if you are endorsing the best candidate for your constituents if you do not know who all the candidates are?

You can’t buy a Tesla in Texas! Elected officials say they are free market but in reality they are free market only for industries they choose to protect by both action and lack of action.

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30% - The probability of a policy change regardless of whether a small minority or a large majority of American citizens support the policy.
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97% - Win rate for a 2016 incumbent member of the U.S. House of Representatives running for reelection.
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Only 5% of developed countries (Canada and the United States) grant birthright citizenship to tourists and illegal aliens.

Get In Touch

Transparency is key. Do not hesitate to ask anything.

Alex@NeedANewVoice.com

P.O. Box 797272
Dallas, TX 75379
 

972-940-2394

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