MSGT Trent Sutton (Ret.) salutes his son at his commissioning ceremony.

Leading with purpose & vision

Trent Sutton is ready to defend our values and bring more opportunity to TX-17. Sutton served over 2 decades as United States Marine and completed several tours of duty in combat zones abroad. His devoted service inspired his Aggie son to serve as an officer in the United States Navy. Trent Sutton has dedicated his life to fighting for our great country and our way of life. His dedication would prove no different for Texas’ 17th Congressional District. 

Four Pillars of National Security

Border

I will stand with President Trump and vote to fund the building of the wall. I view border security and national defense as the same. To secure our country, we must provide the entities charged with its protection the tools necessary to do so. Providing that is one of the principal functions of the federal government. We need more technology, infrastructure, and agents at our nation’s border.

Food

Proud American farmers and ranchers produce approximately 80 percent of the food we consume. However, the populations in our rural areas are rapidly on the decline, and we are at risk of losing a vital component of our way of life. I will work to ensure that we strengthen our rural communities by protecting them from unforeseen disasters by providing subsidies for crop insurance, developing critical infrastructure, and repealing the provisions of Obamacare, which are decimating the rural healthcare system.

Economy

The United States was built on the principles of hard work and free enterprise. The federal government should facilitate economic growth rather than stifle it with burdensome regulation and interference. Doing so would provide for wider employment opportunities across multiple sectors, potentially reducing the need for expensive social programs. It’s also imperative that we reign in our national debt, cut spending, and balance our national budget.

Energy

Under President Trump, America is finally on the path to energy independence. Eliminating our reliance on foreign oil has stimulated our economy, and permits us to reduce our military commitments in the volatile Middle East. We need to continue down this path by exploring additional methods of energy production, such as advanced nuclear technologies that are safe, reliable, and generate a fraction of the hazardous materials.

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION

We must focus on opportunities to develop our future entrepreneurs, civic leaders, engineers, doctors, farmers, and skilled workers.

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WORKFORCE

WORKFORCE

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has opened opportunities across our district. Our next step must be to implement programs that help train workers seeking skilled labor jobs.

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HEALTHCARE

HEALTHCARE

The most important thing about healthcare is access; not insurance. Can you get it? Is it affordable? Tackling those issues is the cornerstone of my campaign.

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Why Join Team Trent?

The voters of TX-17 will have the opportunity to elect a new Republican nominee on March 3rd, 2020. My campaign for U.S. Congress is about more than just a person running for office – it’s an opportunity for the citizens of TX-17 to continue to have a strong voice in the United States House of Representatives. As a United States Marine, I have spent over two decades living, struggling, and fighting for this country. When Congressman Flores made his announcement, I was planning to return to public service with the mission of strengthening the nexus of domestic and international policy. With the overwhelming support of my family, friends, peers, and mentors at The Bush School of Government and Public Service, I made the decision to ask TX-17 for the opportunity to serve as its representative in our nation’s capital. I believe citizen legislators must take the reins to focus on the issues within the community. I want the entire district to prosper, regardless of political ideology, race, creed, or religion.

  • Breathe life into our jobs market
  • Bolster diverse educational options
  • Ensure everyone has access to the health care they need, without government intervention