Editorial note: This is the fourth in our series of electronic interviews with candidates in contested primaries at both the Statewide level and throughout Harris County. We have sent eight open-ended questions to each of the candidates. The following are verbatim copies of the questions sent out and the answers received.
Carol Alvarado, State Representative District 145
Texpatriate: What is your name?
CA: Carol Alvarado
T: What office are you running for?
CA: State Representative, District 145.
T: What is your profession/occupation?
CA: State Representative and principal of CA Consulting.
T: In just a few words, what does the office you are running for do and what are its responsibilities?
CA: Member of the Texas House of Representative set state policy through legislation and vote on a budget.
T: If you are running against an incumbent (primary or general), do you think the incumbent has failed? If so, why specifically?
T: What would be your three biggest priorities if elected?
CA: Create economic opportunities, make college affordable, and promote a healthy Texas.
T: What distinguishes you from your opponent(s)? Why should people specifically vote for you?
CA: I have a record of being an effective elected official.
T: What is the most important thing you have learned thus far in the campaign?
CA: Campaigns continue to be a learning experience.