J.J. KOCH'S PRIORITIES

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Stand with Law Enforcement

I back our police and I am so proud that they support me.  I’m honored to have earned the endorsements of Dallas County’s top law enforcement organizations. Together we will ensure the safety of our families and we will fight radical attempts to defund police. 

 
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Voice for Taxpayers

Your government owes you an accounting for every cent it spends. That’s why I championed our transparency software that allows you to see what every department is spending on our website with just a couple clicks. More importantly your elected officials have a duty to be frugal with your hard-earned dollars. True to that duty - I have voted to cut our tax rate every year since being elected and saved Dallas County taxpayers 54 million dollars by adopting an effective tax rate.  You can count on me to be your taxpayer watch dog and fight any attempt to raise your taxes.  

 
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Root out Corruption

Government should serve all its citizens, not just the friends of the elite. As your County Commissioner I have fought to increase transparency, root out corruption, and eliminate “political rewards” in our County Government.  You elected me to ensure our government is honest, efficient and transparent.  And I’ll continue to do just that.

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Stop Human/ Sex Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern day slavery, I support all efforts by our police to work with state and federal law enforcement to stop illicit businesses and protect our girls and boys from criminals engaged in human trafficking. 

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Maternal Healthcare

Healthcare should never feel out of reach and more can be done to enhance maternal healthcare.  Healthcare experts agree – infant and maternal mortality rates are correlated to the care the mother and child receive before and after birth. Dallas County must redouble our efforts to support expectant mothers and precious babies and ensure that all families have access to quality health services.

 
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No Pay Increases

In the midst of the pandemic, when my colleagues proposed giving themselves a raise, I voted no. When the vote passed, I refused to take the raise. You elected me to serve, not enrich myself on your hard-earned tax dollars.  I will always stand up for accountability and transparency on the commissioner’s court.

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Criminal Justice Reform

I fought for common-sense reforms to our criminal justice system that reduce racial bias and support rehabilitation efforts. Smart reforms and increased training ensure all citizens of Dallas County are kept safe and free up police resources to handle major crimes.