Job descriptionThere are 150 representatives in the state House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Texas state legislature. Term is two years.
Duties
  • Writes and votes on state laws.

  • Proposes state constitutional amendments that are voted on by statewide ballot.

  • Votes to uphold or overturn a Governor’s veto.

  • All bills to increase taxes, appropriate funds, or raise revenue must start in the House.

  • The House can bring impeachment charges against statewide office holders (charges are tried in the Senate).
Annual salary$7,200/yr; $211/day when legislature in session

Who’s Running?

Joe F. Livingston
Website: http://joelivingstonforhd92.com (not active yet)
Email: joe@joelivingston.com, joe@joelivingstonforhd92.com
Phone: 469-261-4533
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoeForTexasHouse
Republican
Salman Bhojani
Website: https://www.bhojanifortexas.com
Email: info@bhojanifortexas.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BhojaniForTexas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bhojanifortexas
Instagram: https://instagram.com/bhojanifortexas
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@salman.bhojani
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/salman-bhojani-2a24b8a
Phone: 469-774-0469
Democrat

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Candidate Q&A

Note: Answers are from primary election.

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Salman Bhojani
I have had the distinct honor of already serving many HD-92 residents as an Euless City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem. My experiences on council have shaped me for the job ahead of us, and I am uniquely fit to hit the ground running on day one. As the only Democrat on the seven-member council, I was able to build consensus for numerous commonsense solutions and initiatives for my constituents, which is a trait that will be key to passing legislation in our Republican-controlled legislature. Additionally, I am someone who has lived through years as a paycheck-to-paycheck, minimum wage worker, working three jobs at a time during young adult life. I was able to climb out of that situation with the help of a supportive community and family, but many Texans find themselves unable to attain the American Dream we are taught to seek. I will be a fighter for the underserved and marginalized, and I will ensure they have a leader in their corner in the state legislature. I am distinctively positioned to both build a working relationship with other legislators, and accomplish real progress for the hardworking people of our district.
Joe F. Livingston
2. HOW DO YOU PLAN TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH AND REPRESENT YOUR CONSTITUENTS, INCLUDING THOSE WHO MAY NOT SHARE YOUR VIEWS?
Salman Bhojani
We need a state representative who will be attentive to the constituents of the district. I have an open door policy for constituents, and implore them to reach out. I also intend to host regularly scheduled town halls, virtually and in-person
Joe F. Livingston
3. HOW WELL DO TEXAS’S CURRENT ELECTION LAWS PROTECT ALL CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO VOTE IN FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS? WHAT CHANGES WOULD YOU MAKE TO THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE?
Salman Bhojani
The draconian reforms passed in the past session must be repealed. We should make voting easier, not harder, for all Texans- regardless of presumed political ideology. I will push for universal, no-excuse mail-in voting for those that want it, automatic voter registration for all citizens after their 18th birthday, and extend voting times, including longer early voting periods and night voting.
Additionally, I would push to ensure that all poll watchers are trained and vetted, and that they are prevented from intimidating voters or interfering in the counting of ballots.
Voter suppression legislation and rampant gerrymandering are un-American and anti-democratic. We must fight to stop those who would take us backwards into a dark past of civil injustice and disparities based on race, gender or creed. I respect facts, human decency, the constitution, and the rule of law.
Joe F. Livingston
4. HOW EFFECTIVE ARE CURRENT STATE LAWS AND POLICIES IN ENSURING THAT THE TEXAS POWER GRID CAN WITHSTAND WEATHER EMERGENCIES AND PERIODS OF HIGH DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY? HOW SHOULD THE COST OF IMPROVEMENTS BE COVERED WHILE BALANCING CONSUMERS’ NEEDS FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY?
Salman Bhojani
believe we must upgrade and expand the Texas energy infrastructure, ensure safety and stability, incentivize investment and innovation, provide sufficient dispatchable generation and equitable delivery, and continue the trend of lowering carbon pollution. We need policies that don't leave the burdens of being unprepared onto the everyday ratepayers. We need practical but aggressive plans to reduce our emissions and transition to clean energy if we want to have a planet that is hospitable for human life. It's time to improve our energy infrastructure and incentivize the development of new technologies and energy solutions. Our environment will thank us. Our children will thank us. And our economy will benefit from new industries, careers and jobs.
Joe F. Livingston
5. WHAT CAN THE STATE DO TO LESSEN HOMEOWNERS’ PROPERTY TAX BURDEN WHILE ALSO ENSURING THAT LOCAL COMMUNITIES HAVE APPROPRIATE FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS, ROADS, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND OTHER VITAL SERVICES?
Salman Bhojani
I will advocate for further expansion of homestead exemptions for property tax relief for homeowners, I oppose sales tax increases, and as your next Texas State Representative, I will ensure that we do not enact a state income tax.
Joe F. Livingston
6. OVER 18% OF TEXANS DO NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE AND MANY OTHERS ARE UNDERINSURED. WHAT SPECIFIC POLICIES SHOULD THE STATE PURSUE TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE?
Salman Bhojani
Texas has the largest uninsured population of any state in the country, including as a percentage of our population. Insurance premiums go up for everyone when doctors and hospitals treat large numbers of uninsured patients. I believe that Texans should get their share of federal tax dollars back that they pay to the federal government. Those lost federal dollars would help reduce the level of the uninsured in Texas and would help lower the local property taxes we pay for uncompensated care. This is part of why the expansion of Medicaid is so important for Texans. Millions of Texans will get access to healthcare they can't currently qualify for because Texas Republicans refuse to expand Medicaid. Working Texans should be able to get the benefits they need for their families to gain stronger financial footing, generate new jobs and continue to improve our economy. I also believe that Texans will benefit from public health policies that align with the best research from our medical community. I want to invest more in ensuring mental health services and foster care services are widely available.
Joe F. Livingston
7. DO YOU CONSIDER CLIMATE CHANGE TO BE A PROBLEM THAT REQUIRES SERIOUS PUBLIC ACTION? WHAT MEASURES, IF ANY, SHOULD THE STATE TAKE TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS? WHAT STRATEGIES SHOULD THE STATE PURSUE TO DEAL WITH THE IMPACT OF “NEW NORMAL” WEATHER CONDITIONS?
Salman Bhojani
I believe that we have the ability to power homes and businesses with clean, reliable, and affordable energy.
This is an issue that my children have deemed one of the most important for their future. Not only do I believe we can protect the environment from further damage but we can also repair and improve it.
Winter Storm Uri, in February of 2021, was a stark reminder that climate change is here and it is real. That storm overwhelmed the Texas energy system causing the deaths of 700 Texans, many to suffer in the cold without heat or water from down pumps or busted pipes. The storm created economic devastation and demonstrated how vulnerable our economy is to climate change.
Joe F. Livingston
8. WHAT DOES “LOCAL CONTROL” MEAN TO YOU? HOW DO YOU BALANCE THE DIFFERENT NEEDS AND VIEWS OF DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES AND THEIR ELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, WITH THE INTERESTS OF THE STATE ON ISSUES SUCH AS PUBLIC HEALTH, EDUCATION, TAXATION, AND PUBLIC SAFETY?
Salman Bhojani
My experience as an elected city council member has given me insight on what it takes for cities to run and the freedom they need to quickly respond to the needs of their citizens.
Whether the issues relate to housing, roads, parks, infrastructure, public safety or public health - - our cities need to feel like they are partners with our State officials not at odds with them.
Many of our representatives in Austin espouse values of individual responsibility and personal freedom, but they have also overreached with legislation meant to take decision-making power away from local Texas governments such as counties, cities and school boards. This goes against the grain of Texas values. Instead conservative state legislators want to investigate and ban books from the classroom meant to teach about pivotal moments in history or deny a child's right to be who they are and participate in sports.
If people in a city want to pass an ordinance protecting employees' civil rights, or decide to improve working conditions, or make voting easier, then they should have that right to do so. We need a working balance between state authority and local control and the willingness for people to come to the table to create solutions for a better quality of life, not more restrictions that go against our Texas values.
As your next Texas State representative, I recognize the need for local control and it is part of the reason why I am running. To ensure Texas creates world-class cities to attract businesses, people, and jobs we need to make sure the officials that know them best can enact laws and ordinances that best fit the profiles of their cities and towns.
Joe F. Livingston
9. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Salman Bhojani
Joe F. Livingston