AUSTIN, TX – West Hansen, an Austin explorer who led a National Geographic expedition in 2012 as the first to kayak the entire Amazon River from its newly discovered source, is running for U.S. House of Representatives in the 25th Congressional District.
“Our elected officials in Washington are refusing to work together more so than any other time in our nation’s history. We don’t have to agree on the issues to work together. Texans are wary of the behavior portrayed by the very people who are supposed to be setting a good example for our state and country. It’s time we demand people over party and get busy doing the hard work.”
The 12th District Weatherford resident, Roger Williams, currently holds the 25th District which extends from Burleson in the north down to Wimberley, Texas in the south.
West’s priorities are saving and preserving Medicare benefits, streamlining and improving care for veterans, and eliminating policies like mandatory arbitration protecting sexual predators in Congress using millions of tax dollars as hush money.
“I believe in reducing our nation’s debt, developing a fiscally responsible budget and maintaining individual freedoms. I know each side of the political divide wants citizens to have healthcare. Let’s work with the systems we have on hand and develop a financially feasible path forward. The first thing is allowing veterans, eligible for VA benefits, the option to sign up for Medicare instead if they so choose. The funding is already appropriated for their care, and simple billing procedures would transfer the funds to this more flexible and efficient system.”
West was born in Pasadena, Texas and grew up in League City. He graduated from Southwest Texas State University, then met his wife, Lizet, when working together at a regional out-patient mental health authority in Galveston County. They moved to Austin where West worked in the administration at the Austin State Hospital. He then worked at the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, where he monitored how public mental health clinics spent tax dollars. After the birth of their daughter Isabella, West started his custom barn-building business so he could spend more time being a dad. He’s now a social worker in his family business, helping senior Texans negotiate the complex Medicare, Veterans Administration, and private health insurance systems.
Follow West For Texas
Get In Touch
Have a question? Use the form below to contact West For Texas.
Paid for by West For Texas
© 2017 West For Texas. All rights reserved.