WHERE DAVID STANDS
As our State Representative, David Spiller works to advance and defend the conservative principles, values, and beliefs of the people of House District 68 by providing knowledgeable, experience, and accessible representation to all of his constituents.
This session, David was named a Faith & Family Champion by Texas Values and a Courageous Conservative by the Texas Conservative Coalition. David fights to protect and secure our border, prohibit vaccine mandates, lower taxes, protects the right to life, defends the 2nd amendment, protects religious freedom, supports rural schools and rural hospitals, defends property and water rights for Texans, and supports all law enforcement, our military and first responders.
The federal government has failed to fulfill their constitutional obligation to secure the southern border. During the 87th Legislature, David supported the passage of more than $3 billion to our border - the highest amount of funding appropriated for border security in Texas history.
David's border security bill (House Bill 141 filed in the Third Special Session) relates to the prosecution and punishment of certain criminal offenses committed in the course of, or for the purpose of, avoiding a U.S. point of entry or law enforcement checkpoint, and increases the penalties for such offenses. David has been working closely with the offices of the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), as well as elected officials, prosecutors, law enforcement, and judicial personnel in border specific counties. This legislation is a vitally needed tool for law enforcement to combat the invasion of our state and nation on our Texas border.
As a firm believer in the principles of limited government and individual liberty, David believes COVID-19 vaccines should be a voluntary decision made by individuals and families - not the government or employers. David has been involved in working directly with the Texas Office of Attorney General (OAG) on behalf of rural hospitals, health care providers and long-term care facilities in his district in the vaccine lawsuit against Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Property taxes are too high. David supports lowering taxes, including ad valorem property taxes. Taxes should be fair, limited and uniform, and not paid by only half of the population. David co-authored a bill to completely eliminate school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes in Texas and replace it with a consumption tax.
PROTECTING INNOCENT LIFE
The sanctity of life is sacred. As a devout Christian, David will always protect and defend the unborn. David was a co-sponsor to the Heartbeat Act, which prohibits an abortion after a heartbeat is detected. In addition, David also co-authored the abortion trigger bill, which abolishes abortion upon the overturn of Roe v. Wade. David is endorsed by two prominent pro-life organizations, the Texas Alliance for Life and the LifePAC.
DEFENDING THE 2ND AMENDMENT
Our constitutional right to bear arms is critically important. As a National Rifle Association (NRA) member and Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) member, David strongly supports the 2nd Amendment. David was a co-author to the landmark Constitutional Carry bill, legislation preventing federal overreach by making Texas a 2nd Amendment sanctuary state, and several other 2nd Amendment measures ensuring our right to bear arms was fully protected.
Religious freedom is one of the founding principles of our country's beliefs. David has co-authored and supported legislation ensuring religious freedom, including making religious organizations and their worship activities essential business at all time, prohibiting government from closing places of worship, and a constitutional amendment prohibiting the state from limiting or prohibiting religious services.
As a former School Board Trustee for 26 years, David understands the importance of providing our rural schools with the resources they need to succeed. An investment in public education is an investment in our children and in our future workforce. That's why David supported allocating $46.5 billion to our public education system and fully committed putting money back in our classrooms.
RURAL HEALTH CARE
As General Counsel to his local hospital district for over 30 years, David understands firsthand the challenges facing rural health care and rural hospitals. This session, David was instrumental in fighting for rural health care by supporting legislation providing funding specifically to rural hospitals.
PROTECTING RURAL VALUES
A long time community servant, David has helped expand regional medical care, build new rural schools, and constructed a local reservoir to provide a lasting source of drinking water in his community. His knowledge and understanding of rural values has played a key role as our voice in Austin.