Your Vote Counts Candidate Forum: David Jaramillo
David Jaramillo is one of three Democrats running to replace Representative Bill Flores as District 17’s Congressional Representative.
Jaramillo is a former Marine who has been awarded the Presidential Service Badge. He is married with two kids living in Waco, Texas.
In 2018, he received a bachelor's degree from Tarleton State University. He has worked for the Waco Veteran Affairs Regional Office.
Jaramillo participated in the Congressional Candidate Forum hosted by KBTX and KWTX on Jan. 25 held at Texas A&M University’s Rudder Theatre.
KBTX has reached out with additional questions from viewers. Jaramillo has not responded at this time.
On the Issues:
Healthcare: Jaramillo wants affordable healthcare for all.
"We need to have safety nets such as low standardized prices across the board, protection for pre-existing conditions and then pass Medicare-For-All," said Jaramillo at the Candidate Forum on Jan. 25.
Immigration: Wants to invest in technology to keep track of who is coming into the U.S. as well as make it easier to for people to come into this country legally.
"Right now we have a limited amount of immigration judges. We have less than 500 judges for the United States," said Jaramillo. "For fiscal year 19, we had over 2.2 million online applications. How can less than 500 judges go through 2.2 million, plus the hard copies?"
VA Benefits Reform: Believes the VA system needs a complete reform.
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