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All candidates for Texas House of Representatives District 108 Democratic primary complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the March 5, 2024, Democratic primary for Texas House of Representatives District 108 — Elizabeth Ginsberg (D) and Yasmin Simon (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?


  • “Elizabeth Ginsberg is running against incumbent Morgan Meyer. Meyer voted for extremist legislation to deny Texans access to reproductive care and abortion, even in extreme circumstances such as rape and incest. After Roe v. Wade was overturned, he said he would advocate for exceptions, but failed to deliver. Across Texas, women and parents are suffering from emotional and physical pain created by this barbaric legislation. Elizabeth believes that the state government has overreached into our healthcare and is interfering with personal decisions that should be made between Texans and their doctors.
  • Most Texans believe in the 2nd Amendment and the right to own firearms. Texans also agree that we must do something to curb the mass shootings that have led to tragedy after tragedy. Elizabeth will support rational measures such as red flag laws, responsible gun storage, background checks, better enforcement of existing laws, and perhaps even limiting or eliminating the sale of military weaponry so our police aren’t outgunned in our neighborhoods. Texans have the right to live free from the fear of gun violence in our schools, shopping malls, movie theaters, places of worship and festivals.
  • Quality public education is a core value in Texas House District 108 and constitutionally mandated in Texas, but Republican Morgan Meyer has voted FOR vouchers and AGAINST teacher raises. Parents and taxpayers expect a State Representative who will defend our public schools, not defund them. We need to provide local districts with the needed resources in schools, and work together towards a long-term solution that reduces the burden on homeowners who have covered the bill left by the state reducing its contribution to public school funding. We also need to support special education programs and invest in trade programs, community colleges, adult education and other ways to prepare our workforce to be job ready.”


  • “Like so many Texans, Yasmin is outraged by the inhumane forced birth laws in Texas. She finds it intolerable that MAGA Republicans in Austin like her opponent, Morgan Meyer, support these extreme policies that hurt families and embarrass our state. Yasmin believes that abortion is a personal decision between a woman, her family, her faith, and her doctor. Morgan Meyer’s extreme votes that allow doctors to be prosecuted, bounties to be placed on women and allow no exceptions for rape and incest are just plain wrong. These abortion bans don’t just hurt families in House District 108 but also drive business and doctors away from Texas. Enough is enough.
  • Yasmin Simon is a proud public school kid. She knows the importance of our public school teachers and the benefits of a public school education. Yasmin supports fully and fairly funding Texas public schools to ensure that every Texas child has an opportunity to succeed and thrive. Our economy and our future in House District 108 depend on a well educated workforce that can compete and lead in the global economy. Unlike Republican Morgan Meyer, Yasmin strongly opposes vouchers and voucher schemes that pull money out of our public schools to pay for unregulated private schools that fail Texas families.
  • As both a mom of three and a survivor of gun violence, Yasmin is ready to fight for common sense gun safety measures that reduce violence and keep our children and community here in House District 108 safe. She is a supporter of 2nd Amendment rights, but the status quo of mass gun violence is not acceptable. Protecting the 2nd Amendment does not require us to keep living in fear of sending our kids to school, going to the mall, or attending religious services. Our laws can both save lives and preserve personal freedoms but right now, they fall short. Lawmakers can do better. This means supporting background checks and extreme risk protection orders that keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”

Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

We ask all federal, state, and local candidates with profiles on Ballotpedia to complete a survey and share what motivates them on political and personal levels. Ask the candidates in your area to fill out the survey.

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