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Andrew White Runs For Texas Governor; Says He Wants To Grow Economy, Health Care And Raise Teachers’ Salaries

Watch how the son of former Democratic governor Mark White announced his candidacy for the position currently held by Greg Abbott

Andrew White declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor on Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Houston.
Andrew White declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor on Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Houston.

Houston investor Andrew White announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor on Thursday.

Quoting Sam Houston, White –who is the son of former Texas Democratic Governor Mark White— said at a press conference held in west Houston that he is running “to do right and risk the consequences.”

White stressed he is an entrepreneur who has “never spent a day” as a politician and assured he can beat Governor Greg Abbott in November 2018.

His political platform includes growing Texas’ economy, providing more health care –by expanding Medicaid— and giving teachers a $5,000 raise by closing what he referred to as the $5 billion ‘Equal and Uniform’ property tax “loophole.”

Andrew White poses with his family moments before announcing his candidacy during a press event held in Houston on December 7, 2017.
Andrew White (first from the left) poses with his family moments before announcing his candidacy during a press event held in Houston on December 7, 2017.

Vowing to listen to every Texan, instead of having a political agenda tailored for every single demographic, White noted: “I won’t act like I know everything.”

White also expressed his concern about “extreme politics” being “rampant in Austin” and, in terms of immigration, he assured he would not support that the federal government builds a wall on the southern border, as President Donald Trump wants to do.

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