Meet the Candidate: Tanner Do (Texas)

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Candidate Name: Tanner Do

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What office are you running for?
U.S. House of Representatives / TX-CD-3

With which party are you running for office?
Democratic Party

Election Date
Democratic Primary: March 3rd, 2020/Run-off, if needed: May 26th, 2020/ General Election: November 3rd, 2020

Why are you running for office? 
This election is not about me, it’s about the future generations, it’s about our planet, and it’s about having a fair representation in Congress. In these difficult times, and as divided as our country is, there is not a single problem that cannot be met with common sense and unity when we come together. That is why I, Tanner Do, am running for the 3rd Congressional District of Texas as your Democratic candidate.

I once wore an Army uniform to fight for my country. Today I wear a suit and tie, but, I’m again called to fight for this nation that we all love.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
There is not just one, but four big issues. The biggest issues facing my community is national security, public safety, health care and helping our veterans.

As the next Congressman from Texas’ 3rd District I will work hard to end gun violence. I strongly support background checks and safety training.

I was born in a war zone so our nation’s national security will also be a top priority. I served our country in the U.S. Army as a combat soldier. I know the importance of our nation’s national security. I was born in a war zone, I fought in a war zone, and I will not let our future generation growing up fear for their lives. ​

Making sure affordable health care is available for our district, as we don’t have a county hospital and cost of living is going up but wages remain the same.

Helping our veterans getting the help and health care that they deserve and help to lower the rate of suicides with professional outreach to the men and women who proudly served the United States of America.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
In order to fix the partisan divide, we must start locally. Building local bi-partisan relationships is key to moving our country forward. I will bring local leaders together to discuss the important issues and find solutions to progress our local communities forward.

Who is your hero?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, because of his courage, I am able to enjoy the freedom that I have as a minority and now running for the U.S. Congress.

What are your hobbies?
Walking my dogs, gardening, exploring the local cities, and trying out local restaurants.

What is the most recent book you read?
The most recent book I read was “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” by Timothy Snyder.

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
Yes, two German Shephards, named Ace and Cash dogs. My dogs are amazing!

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
Interested readers can visit our website to sign up to be a volunteer or readers can go to to make a donation.

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
What is the biggest problem that you see in Congress today?
We have too many lawyers in Congress that are there to better themselves and not the American people. Seem like we have more and more lawbreakers than lawmakers. Pablo Picasso said it best ”Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Truly embodies our current Congress.

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