Defending our Coast
The only wall that Texas needs to build is the sea wall--which is a set of measures that will restore our coastal areas, prevent storm surges, and protect valuable human and natural environments. We must do better to prepare our coastal cities and regions from the impacts of future Hurricanes, rising seas, and coastal erosion. As commissioner, not only will that job begin on day one, it will be my primary focus each day I am in office. We must be proactive and not just reactive. I have experience working with the state and federal agencies undertaking this task, including the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the leadership skills to build the coalition necessary to defend our coast.