The Show Must Go On…

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the voters in District 71.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to me and my pitch for why I’d be the best person to represent you for House District 71. Though I lost, and lost by a large margin, I still greatly respect the decision that was made by the voters of District 71 by electing Stan Lambert. State Representative-Elect Lambert is a decent man that I trust will make the right decisions for our community.

I wish State Rep-Elect Lambert all the best in his efforts to work on our behalf in The Texas House of Representatives.

The show must go on, as we say in the theatre world. I took my curtain call, for this race, on November 8th, 2016, but it was not my final curtain call. We Millennials have a lot of work ahead of us. That’s why I look forward to placing my name on the ballot, again. See you all back on the campaign trail soon.

Happy Veterans Day,
Pierce

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Dear Friend,

When it comes to our children’s education, The Texas Legislature turned their back on our most innocent population and cut funding for our schools in 2011 and never re-allocated that money back to restore funding for public schools. It gets worse: according to The Dallas-Morning News, the most recent STAAR Exam (which is our Standardized Testing Program in Texas) was found to have multiple errors. For instance, there was a “test question with no right answer.” That’s unacceptable to me. I will end these tests if elected.

Agencies for those in need are being dissolved due to the Sunset Commission, our crumbling Farm-to-Market roads need attention, our Rainy Day Fund is dwindling due to the drop in oil prices, college students are being “priced” out of a college education or have outrageous sums of debt awaiting them after they graduate, and so much more that we cannot wait! We need new leadership, not establishment leadership, and it’s time that we joined to raise funds so I can be your next State Representative for Jones, Taylor, and Nolan Counties.

If oil prices do not stabilize we need to think about alternative commodity resources so our Rainy Day Fund does not run dry. I am the only person in this race advocating marijuana legalization for the purposes of supplementing the Rainy Day Fund when oil prices are in the tank.

In 2015, taxes from the sale of cannabis, in Colorado, rocketed to $60 million. Just in June of 2015, Colorado raked in over $8 million in tax revenue from the sale of marijuana. Texas is several times larger than Colorado, and if taxed appropriately, it can help to prevent all the deleterious shortfalls that plague our Rainy Day Fund.

I will fight to repeal Standardized Tests. I will fight to expand Medicaid. I will fight to make college more affordable than ever. I will fight to legalize marijuana to increase our revenue for state and local infrastructure to create new jobs. And finally, I will listen to and respect all people in this District. Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, Tea Partiers, and any other party affiliation: I will represent You in the Texas House.

This isn’t going to be easy, but I’m ready for the hard work. The easy part is where you come in: donate anything you can. And I mean anything you can. $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100 at pierce2016.com or you can mail donations to me at: 70 Ponderosa Cir. Abilene, TX 79605.

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Voting

This is interesting. My generation is not hung up on issues like this. If you have an up-to-date voter’s registration card, you can vote. Let John explain it.

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My Remarks about ACA at The Hispanic Leadership Council Forum on February 4th, 2016

At this year’s Hispanic Leadership Council Candidate Forum in Abilene, TX, the question: “According to the U.S. Census Bureau Texas is the uninsured capital of the United States. More than 5.04 Million Texans – including 784,000 children – lack health insurance. Since Texas has chosen not to expand Medicaid or participate in the setting up a state network for providing coverage with the Affordable Care Act, what can the State Legislature do to help more Texans become insured?” The above audio, w/ picture, is the response Pierce LoPachin (D-Abilene), running for State House District 71, explained to the audience.