Election Q&A: Texas Senate District 13

Learn more about the candidates running for Texas Senate District 13. (Community Impact staff)
Learn more about the candidates running for Texas Senate District 13. (Community Impact staff)

Learn more about the candidates running for Texas Senate District 13. (Community Impact staff)



HOUSTON



Texas Senate District 13










Borris L. Miles* (D)




Occupation: state senator, District 13


Experience: I have been a state representative and state senator since 2007 fighting for the families of my districts. I have a demonstrated record of progressive leadership fighting for improving public education, increasing access to health care, protecting the right to vote and passing criminal justice reforms. As a senator, I have brought more than $9 billion in state dollars back to Senate District 13, including more than $1 billion for indigent care for local hospitals.






What are your highest-priority agenda items?



BM: I have been a state representative and state senator since 2007 fighting for the families of my districts. I have a demonstrated record of progressive leadership fighting for improving public education, increasing access to health care, protecting the right to vote and passing criminal justice reforms. As a senator, I have brought more than $9 billion in state dollars back to Senate District 13, including more than $1 billion for indigent care for local hospitals.



How will you work to build productive relationships across districts and party lines?



BM: In my years of service in the Legislature, I have worked across party lines for policies that help the Houston region and the state as a whole. I have never let another legislator's party affect my ability to work with them on good legislation. I like to say that we often have different paths to common goals.









Milinda Morris (R)




Occupation: Retired physician


Experience: 35 years of medical experience caring for everyone; former major in the United States Air Force for leadership skills and accomplishing goals.






What are your highest-priority agenda items?



MM: Maintaining a strong economy, safer neighborhoods, school choice, increased access to medical care and supporting pro-life legislation.



How will you work to build productive relationships across districts and party lines?



MM: Listening, caring and finding common ground.


By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.