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The following interview with Texas Representative Barbara Nash is one of a series of interviews conducted by VOCES Action and TexasGOPVote with members of the Hispanic Republican Conference in the 82nd session of the Texas Legislature. Ms. Nash is a freshman in the Texas State House of Representatives, representing House District 93 which is in Tarrant County and includes parts of the cities of Arlington, Mansfield and Grand Prairie. We are very glad she was elected into this office.
One issue that Representative Nash told me is that she is fighting for HB359, "relating to the corporal punishment of public schools" and she is very concerned about this issue. Addressing this issue has always been a passion of hers as she started having children in school in the 70's, she always said "don't hit my children" and she realized that those schools actually
The following interview with Texas State Representative Aaron Peña is one of a series of interviews conducted by VOCES Action and TexasGOPVote with members of the Hispanic Republican Conference in the 82nd session of the Texas Legislature. The Hispanic Republican Conference was originally created by State Rep. Aaron Peña, a member of the Texas House of Representatives from House District 40, located in Hidalgo. Peña served four terms as a Democrat before switching to the GOP on December 14, 2010. The topics we discussed included Rep. Peña's conservative values, why he left the Democrat party, the Obama administration's failure to take action on border security and immigration issues and the reasons he formed the Hispanic Republican Conference. Video and a transcript of the interview are included. Read more »