BRYAN, Tex (KBTX)- Trent Sutton is one of 11 Republicans running to replace Representative Bill Flores as District 17’s Congressional Representative.
Sutton served in the Marine Corps for 21 years. After his service, he moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University. He received an undergraduate and graduate degree.
Sutton 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. Sutton has not responded at this time.
On the Issues:
Economy: Sutton would like to reduce unnecessary interference and oversight of the free market. He believes that would provide wider employment opportunities and possibly reduce the need for expensive social problems.
Healthcare: Sutton would like to allow the free market to resolve Medicaid issues. He advocates for a Direct Primary Care System.
"The short answer [to healthcare] is free-market solutions," said Sutton at the Candidate Forum on Jan. 25.
Immigration: Sutton wants to build the wall. He wants to find a balance between granting clemency and ensuring others are not rewarded for their transgressions.
"As it is a national security issue, we absolutely have to secure our southern border," said Sutton.
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