Compare the Candidates
Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 2006 General Election

Candidates for U.S. Representative District 27, Texas

Solomon P. Ortiz, Jr. - D
Wm. "Willie" Vaden - R
Robert E. Powell - L
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Solomon P. Ortiz, Jr.
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Securing Our Borders
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget & Debt
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Military & Defense
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Federal Funding of Private Schools
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Special Education
National Parks
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Mental Health
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Medical Research
Association Health Plans (AHP)
Children's Health
Veterans, a General Statement
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Medicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug Coverage
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Food & Agriculture
Farm Bill
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