Three Republican candidates are vying for the Texas House District 63 seat in the March primary election. Incumbent Ben Bumgarner is being challenged by Carlos Andino Jr. and Vincent Gallo.

Located in Denton County, House District 63 touches the cities of Coppell, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Roanoke, Southlake and Trophy Club.

Candidates were asked to keep responses under 50 words, answer the questions provided and avoid attacking opponents. Answers may have been edited or cut to adhere to those guidelines, or for style and clarity.

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Note: Candidates Ben Bumgarner and Carlos Andino Jr. did not respond to Community Impact's questionnaire before press time.

Vincent Gallo

Experience: Financial services consultant, Carrollton police officer, small-business owner

Occupation: Self employed, small-business owner

Why are you running for office?

The country is not well represented by most current elected officials. Evidenced by open borders, unsecured elections, and weaponized government. This cannot continue. The political class must be replaced by citizen servants. Most elected officials owe their allegiance to large donors, not voters. They need to be fired.

What are the biggest challenges facing the county?

The unsecured southern border, election integrity, and social indoctrination. Layered over with out-of-control government spending, and a hostile attitude among government and social elites toward much of the populace.

How do you plan to address these issues?

A border protection force authorized to stop entry at the border and immediately deport. No social welfare support for noncitizens. Remove wireless connectivity to voting machines, forensic audits, statewide voter fraud jurisdiction of the Texas A. G. Large fines for individuals who implement D.E.I. or social scoring programs.

What would your top priorities be if you are elected?

Securing the border, securing elections, ending social indoctrination programs, and educating the public as to the reality of what the government is doing to them. Increase voter participation in primaries to improve the quality of Republican candidates.