Babin and Trump tax bill are moving U.S. in the wrong direction

Jon Powell published an open letter to incumbent Representative Brian Babin in Sunday’s Polk County Enterprise. Here is the text in its entirety.

Mr. Babin:

You are wrong: we want affordable healthcare and good-paying jobs, not elected officials who reward the wealthiest Americans and big corporations with over $1 TRILLION in tax cuts.

Babin Tax Tweet 10 Jan 2018
Babin Tax Tweet 10 Jan 2018

You and Donald Trump are moving our country in the wrong direction. People are upset because you are rewarding big corporations over working families across Southeast Texas.

Adding $1.5 TRILLION to the debt our kids and grandkids will have to pay is inexcusable. Let’s use that money for our kids and veterans, NOT rewards for corporate CEOs and billionaires.


Jon Powell
Democratic candidate for Congress
Texas District 36


Why I Am Running for Congress

My name is Jon Powell, and I am a candidate for U.S. Congress in the 36th district here in southeast Texas.   

A little about me

I am a husband and father, a scientist and a geologist. I have my own environmental and management consulting business and I have worked with companies here and across the globe.

We moved to Taylor Lake Village in 1988 when Cindy Evans, my wife, got a job at NASA.  We spawned two native Texan sons, now grown up and on their own. We raised them surrounded by the friendship of our community.  Each of our family members is committed to public service and giving back to others in our community.  I have served as City Councilman and Mayor of Taylor Lake Village. Cindy has been on the police commission. Our boys have volunteered and worked to serve the public since they were little kids.

2018 is a pivotal election for this district and our country

We need to get the government back on track where it was intended—to serve the good of the people and provide opportunity for all.  This will take new leadership—here and in congressional races across the country—so we can put the country back on the path of investing in America so we can make a brighter future—for our kids and grandkids. 

Put real voices in Congress

I’m running for Congress to help put real voices in Congress so we can implement policies that help us build an economy that works for everyone—for people living in the more populated areas along the coast to those in the rural areas in the piney forests of East Texas. 

We need someone to build a positive and practical agenda that will help lift us up.
I am the person to do this. 

With your help, we can make this happen.  Will you donate $25, $50 or $100 TODAY so we can have the resources to talk to voters across the district?

With your help, we can make Texas and our country a better place for our kids and grandkids. 

Jon Powell Announces Candidacy for U.S. Representative, Texas Congressional District 36

“We need a representative who actually works for the people.”

Jon Powell for Congress, Texas Congressional District 36

With that observation, Jon Powell, former Mayor of Taylor Lake Village, announces his run for U.S. Congress to represent all of Congressional District 36 of Texas.

Jon, a geologist and small business owner, has a long career working with energy and chemical companies to improve their environmental and safety performance.

People tell Jon that the residents of Texas’ 36th Congressional District and the country need a representative who uses facts and reason to direct America’s resources and programs to benefit everyone. Jon will be that representative.

“My past public service and solid professional technical experience are proof that I’ll hit the ground running for voters across Southeast Texas, from our small towns all the way to Houston,” Jon stated.

Read the full press release: jon-powell-announces-candidacy-us-congress-texas-district-36.