VOTE 2016 Tomball/Magnolia


Michael McCaulMichael McCaul


Hometown: Dallas
Experience: Congressman McCaul has served six terms as the U.S. Representative for District 10. In 2013, he became chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. He also serves as the chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group. He co-founded and served as co-chairman for the Congressional High Tech Caucus and the Cybersecurity Caucus.
202-225-2401
www.mccaul.house.gov



What are the most significant challenges facing U.S. District 10 today?


We have to do a better job of knowing who is coming into our country both illegally through our Southern border and through the refugee program from terrorist hotspots. This can only be done through increased operational control as well as effective screening procedures. Failing to do so presents security concerns that could be exploited by those who seek to harm us. On the economy, Congress must do more to promote small-business growth and fight back against excessive spending and overregulation. Texans do a great job of standing on their own and simply need government to get out of the way.



If elected or re-elected, how do you plan to address these issues?


As chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, I have the responsibility of ensuring our nation’s borders are secure and Americans everywhere are safe from the threat of Islamic extremism. I have introduced legislation aimed at accomplishing both of these things and recently released a comprehensive strategy to defeat and destroy ISIS and following groups. I have [also] introduced legislation to provide regulatory relief to small-business owners spending money, time and energy complying with paperwork rather than figuring out how to grow their business.













Tawana CadienTawana Cadien


Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
Experience: Cadien is active in her local community’s Democratic executive committee. She has been elected twice to precinct chairwoman of Jefferson County Precinct 26 and has worked in the health care industry as a registered nurse, MMA surgery supervisor and medical caseworker. She is an alumna of Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University.
409-553-9381
www.tawanacadienforcongress.com



What are the most significant challenges facing U.S. District 10 today?


Throughout the 10th Congressional District, there are overwhelming concerns from parents as it relates to their children. Whether it is safety on schools, the community or protections for their disabled children, safety is a great concern. Also, security for seniors is a major concern.



If elected or re-elected, how do you plan to address these issues?


I will champion and support bills that implement additional protections for children within the school system, including—but not limited to—enhanced safeguards within every school in the country and a revamping of policies designed to protect disabled children. Our children are exposed to much more than we were at their age. Their level of concern often mirrors those of adults. This is quite disturbing to know that children are now bearing the same emotional burdens as adults. As a mother of two daughters, and [as] your congressional representative, I will advocate and fight for protections for all children.