Issues

Hello, I’m Cameron ‘Coach Cam’ Campbell, your Democratic candidate for HD132. Using my #GridironGrit, I will pursue a game plan of expanded STEM Education, Going Big for Business & Advocating for Access to empower our communities. Join me in “Going to State.”

STEM 2.0

STEM – the acronym used in education to encompass the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – must be re-envisioned and updated to STEM 2.0.

Developing Entrepreneurs

Enhancing our educational systems will better develop our students into entrepreneurs, business owners, and workers with even higher value. The goal is to intently conceptualize STEM to focus our students on being life-long learners who create their own visions and have the skill set to build upon them.

Collective Prosperity in HD132

Investing in our students is investing in Katy and Cypress. Students who are not simply “taught to the test,” but who are prepared for career paths that meet their passion, thrive in school and in life. They grow into adults who contribute to the economy, driving individual and collective prosperity in HD 132.

Go BIG

In the true Texas spirit of doing things bigger and better than everywhere else, we will implement our BIG (Business Innovation Grants) program. 

Centered on Small Business

Our vision for accelerating the economy in HD 132 centers on the small businesses that we love. Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 will apply exclusively to innovations.

Smart and Efficient

Saving money is making money for small business owners. Supporting green practices – such as digital conversion for paper-heavy businesses, or helping laundromats switch to eco-friendly products – will help enterprise continue to be the beating heart of Texas. Not only can we benefit Texans, but we can also improve efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint.

Advocate for Access

Too many Katy and Cypress residents have been left behind, due to marginalization of people on the basis of race, gender identity, cognitive differences, physical handicaps, and other non-normative traits.

Opportunity, not Handouts

Creating access to opportunity recognizes their human dignity, which in turn strengthens the moral standing of the dominant/mainstream culture. Creating an equal playing field is simply the right thing to do. 

Katy/Cypress is a Community

In addition, expanding social and economic opportunities to all groups and individuals benefits HD 132 as a whole by creating a stronger social fabric and attractiveness to businesses that further fuel our prosperity.

Comments on Issues of Concern

Gun Control

Access to guns in Texas is out of control. We can solve that with a common-sense framework and parameters around responsible gun ownership. We should be as careful in licensing gun owners as we are in licensing drivers, including background checks and proof of insurance.

Gun Control

Access to guns in Texas is out of control. We can solve that with a common-sense framework and parameters around responsible gun ownership. We should be as careful in licensing gun owners as we are in licensing drivers, including background checks and proof of insurance.

Immigration/Border Security

This topic angers me, because I do not like when people are weaponized for the sake of a political point. We have to be honest and take a step back and evaluate our country’s historic relationship with immigration, which essentially amounts to mistreatment of every group that has immigrated from the great waves of Jewish, Irish, and Italian immigrants, to the Chinese who built our railroads, the Japanese who were interned during World War II, the other AAPI communities, and the Mexicans and Central Americans now seeking asylum.

Speaking as a Texan who has hired significant significantly from the Hispanic labor pool, if we are the land of the free and the home of the brave, we have a moral responsibility to support folks from other countries fleeing oppression. We must be intentional about how we bring folks in. If we truly are who we say we are, if we are the greatest country in the world, then we have a responsibility to lend our hands to brothers and sisters who need our help. And that’s where it starts and that’s where it stops

Education

We are in crisis in Texas when it comes to book bans. I’ve been on the leading front in Katy ISD, advocating for the expansion of libraries. I’m working with a band of students and teachers and parents to fight to get each and every one of those banned books back on the shelves in Katy ISD, and we’re winning that fight. Every single school board meeting, there’s at least one book that we’re able to advocate for to get back on the shelves.

Cy-Fair ISD and Katy ISD are very blessed to be some of the best school districts in Texas. They rank about 44th in the nation for K-12 education. Texas also has a pretty healthy and robust charter schools base, and I am 1,000% against school vouchers, which is one of the big pushes for Republicans in Texas. Essentially, Republicans are trying to defund public education.

Education

We are in crisis in Texas when it comes to book bans. I’ve been on the leading front in Katy ISD, advocating for the expansion of libraries. I’m working with a band of students and teachers and parents to fight to get each and every one of those banned books back on the shelves in Katy ISD, and we’re winning that fight. Every single school board meeting, there’s at least one book that we’re able to advocate for to get back on the shelves.

Cy-Fair ISD and Katy ISD are very blessed to be some of the best school districts in Texas. They rank about 44th in the nation for K-12 education. Texas also has a pretty healthy and robust charter schools base, and I am 1,000% against school vouchers, which is one of the big pushes for Republicans in Texas. Essentially, Republicans are trying to defund public education.

LGBTQIA+ Rights

I am an advocate for access. My football career has given me deep, intimate understanding of what it means to have the back of others who need you to have their back. The LGBTQIA+ community is suffering and struggling to be seen, heard, validated, and appreciated as equitable shareholders in the broader community.

It’s important that we double down and advocate for those who need us. This is even more important to me on a personal level, because so much of the damage that has been done to the LGBTQIA+ community has been done by people who look like me. Too many Black men, athletes, and ex-athletes have imposed ideals and behaviors that reek of toxic masculinity. They have been inconsiderate and heartless. I also take particular interest in the effort to advocate because the younger brother I grew up recently underwent transformation and is now my sister.

Reproductive Rights

I am 100% pro-choice. An individuals’s ability to make decisions for themselves and their family’s health belong exclusively to that individual.

Reproductive Rights

I am 100% pro-choice. An individuals’s ability to make decisions for themselves and their family’s health belong exclusively to that individual.

Voter Suppression

SB1 has suppressed the vote. Serving as an election judge in Fall 2021, I saw firsthand how election judges and staff ask questions to vet, validate, and in some cases deter voters.

I’ve seen poll watchers intimidate voters and dissuade them from voting when I went to canvass to get to my primary. Many have told me that they didn’t want to go to the polls and be embarrassed, retaliated against or attacked so they just chose not to vote. SB1 bans volunteer organizations from providing water while voters are in line, even while the flow of the polling places is much slower, which again, is strategic and intentional, to deter people from voting.

It’s crazy that in Texas, you can vote with your gun license as a form of ID but not your student ID. SB1 requires people who want to vote by mail to put the last four digits of their social security number on the outside of the envelope. That recipe for identity theft deters potentially tens of thousands of eligible voters from voting.

HD 132 has four of the 30 fastest-growing zip codes in the country. That tells you that our community is flourishing and is a great place that folks want to move into. But when folks get ready to vote for the first time they are going to be faced with a complete shock because of how different our voting laws are. We have to aggressively message in advance, starting now, to help new arrivals to our community understand what it will take for them to vote.