Texas State Rep District 103

Jerry Fortenberry
Brief Biography
  • Army veteran who served in Afghanistan 

  • Served as a Registered Nurse in the Open Heart Recovery Critical Care

  • Owns a cybersecurity company

  • Tutor in Dallas ISD

Education
  • Supports school choice

  • Believes in removing reliance on testing for student and teacher evaluation

  • Believes in offering Vocational training in high schools and community colleges

Healthcare
  • Supports more choices in healthcare insurance

  • Believes healthcare is an obligation, not a right

  • Believes in pay-after care

Justice Reform
  • Believes our prison system needs an overhaul that..

    • Reduces excessive sentencing

    • Focuses on rehabilitation

    • Provides in-person vocational training

Rafael Anchia
Brief Biography
  • Serving his 8th term in Texas Legislature

  • Has served twice as a DISD board trustee

  • Chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus

  • Chairman of the Committee on International Relations & Economic Development

  • Practicing attorney in Dallas

Education
  • Has authored several Texas public education finance bills to increase funding for DISD

  • Has voted to support teacher pay increase

  • Supported historical legislation to help students graduate despite failing STAAR test

Healthcare
  • Co-authored a bill to restore cuts to Texas Children’s Health Insurance Plan

  • Supports school-based health centers

LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Advocates for abortion care and access

  • Opposed the “Bathroom Bill” 

  • Fought against the amendment banning same-sex marriage in Texas