Inside Texas Politics: Congressional District 30 candidate Jane Hope Hamilton says she will focus on creating jobs and resources in the district
Candidates in Congressional District 30 are making their last push two weeks before a runoff election.
TEXAS, USA — Jane Hope Hamilton said if she wins the Congressional District 30 (CD 30) runoff, she will focus on job creation and economic development in the district.
“I would work on the manufacturing side, making sure I’m working with my colleagues, making sure I’m working with administration,” Hamilton said on Inside Texas Politics. “Biden has a plan to bring those manufacturing jobs back to the United States, and I’ll be on the front lines of making sure those jobs get to 30 Congressional District.”
Although Hamilton has never held public office, she has extensive experience in public policy. She served as chief of staff to Congressman Marc Veasey and worked for the House Rules Committee. She has also held various positions in the Texas Legislative Assembly.
She decided to run for Congress after veteran politician Eddie Bernice Johnson announced she would not run again after 30 years. Hamilton now finds herself in a runoff for CD 30 with State Representative Jasmine Crockett.
As for the lack of economic progress in CD 30, Hamilton said a lot of that is because economic mobility is so hard to come by in the district. She said the billions of dollars going to Texas for infrastructure would help, in particular, create jobs and attract businesses. But she said it is essential that the money goes where it is needed.
“We need to make sure federal and legislative elected officials and state officials work together to make sure that those federal dollars, those federal resources when we talk about those infrastructure dollars, actually get to communities like Oak Cliff. , such as South Dallas. We are not only job seekers, but we are also job creators,” said Hamilton.
While Hamilton received endorsements from several North Texas politicians, including Sen. Royce West and State Rep. Rafael Anchia, one of his endorsements raised a few eyebrows.
The Democratic Majority for Israel, DMFI, argues that supporting a strong US-Israel relationship is best for the country. But the group has been branded racist and criticized for being anti-Muslim.
Hamilton said she didn’t call the band to get an endorsement.
“Actually, I didn’t seek that approval. They called me. We had a conversation and I said listen, I’m for a two-state solution. And I think right now in this country we need to talk more about a two-state solution,” she said.
The second round of elections for CD 30 will take place on May 24.
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