Candidate Profile
Tom Hurst

Republican , Missouri

Biography

Name
Tom Hurst
Party
Republican
Race
State Representative, Dist. 62
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, 2013:  11%

11%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Missouri Right to Life, National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

1
Missouri Right to Life Missouri Chamber of Commerce Missouri State Teachers Association National Rifle Association Missouri Federation of Animal Owners Missouri Cattlemens Association and others

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

NRA AQ Rating. Sponsor of Birthright of Rolla’s Sanctity of Human Life banquet - 2014.

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Agree

3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

17. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

18. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

They knew what could happen when a governing body acquired too much power. To protect us from our government if it does not work to protect freedom. To create a government that puts the power in the hands of the people with a system of checks and balances to control the power of the government. They understood the nature of man to sine and mankind's flawed nature.

19. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

GOD, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

20. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

I do not believe in taking anyone's life.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Briefly: My spiritual beliefs and values are based on God and his teachings.


Background

Education
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, B.S.Accounting, 1988
  • Fatima High School, Westphalia, Mo, Diploma, 1984
Work & Military
  • Hurst Accounting and Meta Seed Co., Owner, 26
  • Hurst Auction Co and Hurst Cattle Farms, Owner, 26
  • Meta Mini Mart, Owner, 20
  • Volunteer Auctioneer, First Responder, Fire Fighte, Volunteer
Affiliations
  • Nation Association of Tax Professionals, Member
  • Knights of Columbus & MO Prof. Auctioneers Assoc, Member
  • Fraternal Order of the Elks & Eagles, Member
  • Who's Who, Missouri Professional Accountants Assoc, Member
  • Charter Member National Cattlemen's Beef Associati, Member
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, Member
  • National Leadership Award, Honorary Co-Chairman, Member
  • St. Cecilia Church and other organizations, Member
Offices
  • City of Meta Treasurer, MFA Local President
  • Meta Fire and Rescue Department, Vice-President
 

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