BIG SPRING, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – State Senator Royce West made a stop in Big Spring, Tuesday night, for a chance to speak with constituents at the Howard County Democratic Headquarters.
As a Texas State Senator, this democratic politician has represented the 23rd Senatorial District on behalf of the citizens of Dallas County. He announced his bid for United States Senate in July 2019.
“I am interviewing for a job, the job of the United States Senate. I am bringing to you my resume of experience and also my references.”
West is headed to D.C. with 26 years of expertise in the Texas Senate. Over the years, he has also grown as a businessman and a lawyer.
He says the people currently in charge, President Trump as well as U.S. Senator John Cornyn, have turned their backs on issues that need immediate attention.
“We have a divided government. We have a divided government, and it starts at the top,” explained West. “John Cornyn, I think, has been complicit with the President on a number of issues. The most important ones are healthcare and gun issues. We’ve got to make certain that we have a President that can bring people together – that can restore our credibility across this world.”
While West identifies as a Democrat, he says his philosophy transcends party lines. During his years in the Texas Senate, he has dealt with a variety of issues such as gun laws, women’s rights, immigration and healthcare. Texas leads the country in the number of people uninsured.
“The fact of the matter is we send millions of billions, realistically, of dollars to Washington, but for some strange reason, won’t accept those dollars back in order to expand medicare in this state to cover more persons. That’s not the Texas that I know.”
West promises to devote his efforts on affordable healthcare, minimum wage of $15 and gun-sense laws.