Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Gubernatorial Election Part 2 of 4: Carole Keeton Strayhorn
No matter how you know her, Carole Strayhorn, Carole Keeton Rylander, Carole Keeton Strayhorn, one thing that she wants you to remember is that she is 'One Tough Grandma'. Strayhorn, our State Comptroller, is running for the governors office. She is going about things a little differently, as State Comptroller, she was elected as a Republican. For Governor, she is running as an Independent candidate. Being that Rick Perry is running for re-election, she cannot run as a Republican, because things just don't work that way. One of her biggest soapbox issues deal with education, which as Comptroller, she has seen many of the in and outs of education funding. Here is how she stands on key issues per her site www.carolestrayhorn.com :
Experience: First woman elected as State Comptroller (1998-current), Austin ISD Board of Trustees, Mayor of Austin (1977-1983), State Board of Insurance, Texas Railroad Commission
Public Education: Improve public schools and ensure students knowledge retention, Recruit/Retain quality teachers, Provide long-term reliable funds for schools, Make Higher Ed more affordable and accessible.
Transportation: Stop TTC(TransTexas Corridor), Increase capacity on IH 35, improve state rail system, against new toll roads.
Health Care: Fully restore CHIP (Childrens Health Insurance Plan), creation of "Affordable Health Care for Texans" plan.
Miscellaneous Issues: No Income Tax and repeal of New Business Income Tax, end of wasteful spending, fully fund and expand the State Parks System, property tax relief, stop fast tracked 'dirty' coal plants
There is the information about Carole Strayhorn. For more details about specifics please check her website : Carole Strayhorn.. Also feel free to use the comments section to post any thoughts about Carole.