From the Edward Ziegler for CD7 LinkedIn page:
Why I Am Running for Congress:
I am the only March 6 Republican Primary opponent of 18-year incumbent John Culberson in Texas Congressional District 7. Congress is ineffective and we need new representation in District 7. I live in the District and my neighbors flooded. I will represent everyone in the District. I am a veteran (Air and Army National Guard six years). I am an engineer who solves problems. The House of Representatives is made up of 435 members and just like in an organization or business new personnel are needed at times to make things work. The incumbent has been there 18 years and issues that affect Houston get pushed down the road term after term. There is no indication that things will change or improve with the incumbent in office for another term. I will solve our problems and bring our tax dollars back here to help the District.
A Summary of My Positions:
I have set forth a flood plan (see below), I support term limits for Congress (8 years for the House, 12 years for the Senate), cut spending (1% to 3% a year with no indexed or automatic increases), a better tax plan (the recent changes in corporate tax rates will add jobs, but the changes in taxation will not help workers and families very much—instead of touted thousands of dollars a year savings, I think actual paycheck analysis will show only a part of those tax savings will be realized by workers and families—with the $ 10,000 deduction cap on real estate/local taxes a real problem in Houston that has high property taxes). We need to fix Houston’s streets and potholes (as part of infrastructure overall), public transportation, to preserve net neutrality or not slower service for people who do not want to pay more, to have a high quality healthcare system with lower drug costs, and people who earned Social Security will keep it.
Specifically for flooding, fix what we can control. We cannot control the rain, but when the water hits the ground we can control where it goes and when. These issues include: (a) de-bottleneck the bayous; (b) more retention (3rd reservoir and/or deepen areas behind the dams, dams upstream in other counties); (c) upgrade flood insurance for adequate coverage and require flood insurance or no more public funds for future losses (folks need to be encouraged to protect themselves where they can); (d) FEMA procedures, speed, and fairness need improvement; and (e) on local level rethink and continue to improve building, location, and permit issues.
I am not commenting much on immigration issues as of today. I am waiting and watching as the White House and Congress are working on a plan now—maybe. I will comment as this goes on. Basically, countries have borders and countries have laws.
Thank you, and please vote in the March 6, 2018 Republican Primary for TX CD 07.