IN Y O U.
IN Y O U.
My name is Sandragrace Martinez and I am running to be your next Democratic Nominee as Commissioner to the General Land Office (GLO). The General Land Office is one of a narrow amount of government executive positions in Texas. The duty of this office holder is determined by statute which the Texas Legislature delineates and not necessarily oil and gas as some may believe. See Below:
Texas Administrative Code
Texas Natural Resources Code
Texas Natural Resources Code Sec. 31.051 General Duties
The commissioner shall:
(1 )superintend, control, and direct the official conduct of subordinate officers of the land office;
(2) execute and perform all acts and other things relating to public real property of the state or rights of individuals in public real property which is required by law;
(3) make and enforce suitable rules consistent with the law; and
(4) give information when required to the governor and the legislature relating to public real property and the land office.
The Texas General Land Office primarily serves school children, veterans, and the environment of Texas, EXAMPLES BELOW:
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I am a strong believer in the Democratic Process. For over 20 years I have participated in the legislative process at certain levels or capacity. Assisting organizations, specifically nonprofits, in strategizing, promoting, promulgating, and providing expert testimony. I have done so at no cost. What I witnessed many times over is our legislature strikes down bills mainly due to FISCAL NOTES or attached cost, even if the bill was necessary or in the best interest of Texans. My reasoning for running for this specific office became more and more clear as years went by. This office has the privilege of providing monies within its mandates yet in recent years it has failed to do so and Texans are suffering. Under my administration I shall not withhold funds due to Texans under GLO statutes. There shall not be a compelling human need that is struck down because it has a FISCAL NOTE at the GLO. I have seen to much of this nonsense at the legislative level mainly due to partisan politics.
I am a strong believer in practicing the act of giving to society's vulnerable. As a Mental Health Clinician I understand how trauma effects children, veterans, and those effected by climate crisis. In several cases it is not just trauma but Complex Trauma defined as a a type of trauma that occurs repeatedly and cumulatively, usually over a period of time and within specific relationships and contexts. My personal approach to serving the community is to promote meeting the basic needs of individual as to lessen the contribute to trauma. Three basic rights are paramount to have at all times not just for society's vulnerable population BUT ALL TEXANS:
Stay informed with how the campaign is going. It has been the most amazing journey and we are thankful and humbled by the generosity we've found along the way from all of the wonderful people we've met. Vote Sandragrace Martinez for the Commission of the General Land Office!
We may not have it altogether, but together we have it all
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