I will support significant increases in border security, with new border wall in high traffic areas, and work to shut down sanctuary cities, and modernize our entry/exit system to limit fraud.
After 20 years in the Navy, I understand what it takes to protect our country. I believe in ‘peace through strength’ and will always support our military and veterans.
I am a strong 2nd amendment supporter and received a perfect grade on my NRA questionnaire.
I will advocate for pro-family policies including school choice, expanding the child tax credit and supporting advanced skills to adult learners.
I am 100% pro life and I believe all life is sacred, with life beginning at conception.
Tony is 100% pro-life and believes all life is sacred, starting at conception.
Human rights are fundamental to the core of American principles and our laws must protect its citizens as such. The U.S. government should not play an active role in funding abortions but instead focus on reforming the adoption process. For over 45 years, the Supreme Court’s flawed decision in Roe v. Wade has resulted in the death of over 60 million innocent babies. Tony strongly supports the nuclear family and prays for the day when unborn babies are protected.
Tony believes the family is the most important component in American society and advocates for pro-family legislative policies such as school choice, expanding the child tax credit, and supporting advanced skills to adult learners.
The family unit is at the heart of American society and thus must be supported with opportunities, not hand-outs. The U.S. government should focus on its future generation of citizens by improving access for adult learners to earn a livable wage through reduction of unnecessary regulations and streamlining the trade skill certification process.
Tony supports all forms of educational opportunities to include, but not limited to, charter schools, public schools, private schools, religious schools, and home schooling. He understands that education is primarily a state and local issue but encourages federal involvement when appropriate.
Tony’s five children, Christina, Jesus, Emmanuel, Daniel, and Gabriel have attended all different types of schools during his 20 years in military service, and he believes “choice” should be left up to the parents. Education is the ultimate equalizer and we all benefit when a child reaches their full potential in life.
Tony supports a strong national defense and foreign policy based on the principles of American military strength, active protection of our economy, and constant advocacy for our core values around the globe.
The world looks to America for leadership and guidance as we fight a rise in terrorism, intellectual theft, human rights violations, and dictatorship. America has the most formidable military in the world, and we must maintain constant support to our warriors in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Intelligence community to ensure they successfully combat our adversaries. Improving military strength stems from increasing troop levels, increasing the size of the Navy (to 350 ships), and providing state of the art technology to our support elements.
Protecting the global economic environment is imperative to travel and trade as Americans depend on the ability to transit freely in the international marketplace. Chaos across the globe weakens American economic power by making it unsafe for Americans who live and work abroad. Tony believes the American dream is our greatest asset as a nation and must be supported through policies based on democratic principles, defense of human rights, and protection of the sovereignty of our allies. As the leader of the free world, we must advocate for peace and prosperity for all those seeking a better life.
Tony unequivocally supports the right to keep and bear arms. He will always support our 2nd Amendment rights and advocate in any forum when they are infringed upon.
Our immigration system is broken. There’s no doubt in my mind that immigration reform starts with southern border security. Tony supports the construction of a border wall where appropriate, enhanced use of technology to cover vast rural areas, increasing manpower along the border, and a modern entry/exit program. Ultimately, we MUST adopt an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach to secure the border and keep our families safe.
Washington has been talking about it for years, but Congress failed to make it a reality. As your Congressman, Tony will fight for increased border security and make our national security a top priority.
Tony is focused on reducing regulations to support the dignity of work for blue collar Americans who are fighting to better the lives of themselves and their families.
Economic opportunities and free enterprise are at the center of a thriving community. The individual knows how to best spend their money, not government, and Tony supports cutting taxes along with unnecessary regulations which increases the cost of doing business for small business owners.
The American dream is what makes our nation special and part of that dream is having employment which can provide a livable wage. Attending higher learning institutions is important when obtaining new skills but equally as important are earning these skills through trade programs.
Tony will fight for hard working men and women who have been long forgotten in the 21st economy by improving access to high wage-earning skill sets.
Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) play an ever-increasing role with improving stability in our nation and across the world. Advocating for NGOs who fill the voids left by government and free enterprise is an important measure when creating a strong foundation for the next generation of leaders in America.
Tony is an active neighbor in his community. Recently, he founded the Tony Gonzales Foundation, a non-profit focused on empowering and encouraging growth and development in impoverished areas of San Antonio by uniting local businesses, schools, and families. Additionally, he serves on the Central and South Texas Board of Trustees for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to granting wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.