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Meet Valerie Hefner

Valerie Hefner is a Sherman native, a daughter of immigrants, and an incredible example of the American Dream in action. Her concern over the futures of her two children who both suffer from pre-existing medical conditions, as well as the future of her husband, a disabled veteran, motivated her to run for office to represent the concerns of other working middle-class citizens.

“As a mother and a wife, I know the struggle of working families. We need a strong voice in Austin. As a representative I will protect your right to buy insurance, even if you have a preexisting condition. We need to focus on people first. Focus on our schools, our healthcare, and our neighbors.”

Hefner’s children attend Sherman public schools, and she plans to refocus the legislature’s attention away from scapegoating vulnerable children, and onto funding classroom teachers. “We need to strengthen, not abandon, the promise of public education. Our students deserve a safe place to learn.”

Hefner’s focus is also on rights for marginalized groups including the LGBTQ community and immigrants. “My family experiences have taught me that inclusion makes us stronger. We need to welcome, not attack, new members of our communities.”

Valerie is convinced that Grayson, Fannin, and Delta counties can have a bright future. “I believe in people first. Help me turn District 62 blue!”

The Democratic primary election is March 6, 2018

4 days ago

Valerie Hefner For a Blue 62

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Thank you Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for hosting such a great Candidate Forum. You guys were a great crowd!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Enjoyed the forum tonight! You did a great job.

Thank you very much Kellie!

Awesome Valerie!

Why do I support Medicare for all?

Because I still work an 8am-5pm and I watch the struggle daily.

Good hardworking people that can not afford to insure themselves through their Employer's policy. Forget about the Spouse and Kids. The premiums are high and so are the deductibles...they just get higher every year.

They are working at great companies that pay well over a living wage. That knocks them out of qualifying for any State run Insurance Programs for their children or theirselves.

Here's where the real devastation happeneds.
The family remains uninsured.

I have watched an employee come to work, day after day, so very sick with no way to go to the Doctor. They ended up admitted through the ER. They had pneumonia at this point. It almost killed them. They were so very sick.
I have watched Moms fret over life saving medications for their Children. Others, insulin for their diabetes.

Here's the thing, it's not at the fault of the Employer.

I'm not talking about the Wal-marts in the world. I'm talking about great local companies that are paying well over a living wage.
The ever raising Premiums are absolutely killing these type of businesses! I have headed up this project NUMEROUS times for Employers.
I have seen the numbers! They are doing the best they can.

When we talk about diverting dollars away from programs like Medicare and Medicaid, we make that gap larger and larger.

We rank dead last in our nation. We have to realize at this point something is broken.

We need to lead here and think outside the box. Sometimes you need to do something that might seem radical and give it a try.

We can only stand to GAIN by having a healthy workforce and community. Employees would perform better without carrying this burden in their heads and bodies every day. STRESS is a HUGH killer in our Country. Our Families would benefit, our communities could thrive.

The EMPLOYER would gets some much needed relief as well! They would have the option to divert those funds back into growing and investing in their businesses. Without this heavy burden on their backs.

#wecanlead #votevaleriehefnerforablue62
#goodforpeople #goodforbusiness
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Why do I support Medicare for all? 

Because I still work an 8am-5pm and I watch the struggle daily. 

Good hardworking people that can not afford to insure themselves through their Employers policy. Forget about the Spouse and Kids. The premiums are high and so are the deductibles...they just get higher every year. 

They are working at great companies that pay well over a living wage. That knocks them out of qualifying for any State run Insurance Programs for their children or theirselves. 

Heres where the real devastation happeneds.
The family remains uninsured. 

I have watched an employee come to work, day after day, so very sick with no way to go to the Doctor. They ended up admitted through the ER. They had pneumonia at this point. It almost killed them. They were so very sick. 
I have watched Moms fret over life saving medications for their Children. Others, insulin for their diabetes. 

Heres the thing, its not at the fault of the Employer. 

Im not talking about the Wal-marts in the world. Im talking about great local companies that are paying well over a living wage. 
The ever raising Premiums are absolutely killing these type of businesses! I have headed up this project NUMEROUS times for Employers. 
I have seen the numbers! They are doing the best they can.

When we talk about diverting dollars away from programs like Medicare and Medicaid, we make that gap larger and larger. 

We rank dead last in our nation. We have to realize at this point something is broken. 

We need to lead here and think outside the box. Sometimes you need to do something that might seem radical and give it a try. 

We can only stand to GAIN by having a healthy workforce and community. Employees would perform better without carrying this burden in their heads and bodies every day. STRESS is a HUGH killer in our Country. Our Families would benefit, our communities could thrive. 

The EMPLOYER would gets some much needed relief as well! They would have the option to divert those funds back into growing and investing in their businesses. Without this heavy burden on their backs. 

#wecanlead #votevaleriehefnerforablue62
#goodforpeople #goodforbusiness

 

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The problem with free medical care is that Americans will not be happy with the level of care that you get for free.

It is bad...it was going up fast back in early 2000....

People need to look at what happened In Britain when the baby last year had an incurable disease and the government refused to treat this baby and refused to let the baby come out of the country to get treatment and once the parents tried to take the baby out of the country they took the baby from them and they let it die. Welcome to universal heath care!!! Wake the F$#@ up people. Stop falling for the control they want us under. Think with your brains and not your emotions!

People that want socialist/single payer should be taxed 75% of their gross income

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My objective is to focus on the BIG things. The things that EVERYONE I have talked to has mentioned.
1. Healthcare- Texas ranks DEAD LAST? Why?
2. Classrooms- Trash the test and give our Educators some breathing room and FUNDING.
3. Vets- Let's update Sam Rayburn Memorial and address WHY we have so many homeless vets.
I'm just a working Mom that wants to leave something better for OUR kids. I don't do the play on words. That is just not my style and I don't have the time.
If elected, these are the things that will have my focus.
#forourkids #forourvets #foroureducators #valeriehefnerforablue62
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My objective is to focus on the BIG things. The things that EVERYONE I have talked to has mentioned. 
1. Healthcare- Texas ranks DEAD LAST? Why? 
2. Classrooms- Trash the test and give our Educators some breathing room and FUNDING. 
3. Vets- Lets update Sam Rayburn Memorial and address WHY we have so many homeless vets. 
Im just a working Mom that wants to leave something better for OUR kids. I dont do the play on words. That is just not my style and I dont have the time. 
If elected, these are the things that will have my focus.
#forourkids #forourvets #foroureducators #valeriehefnerforablue62

 

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Shared. Sounds like a Winner to me!

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Out #blockwalking for Beto ORourke, Pamela McGraw, and myself.

 

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Coordinated campaigning makes me happy. ✊

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