Candidate Profile
Pat Hardy

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Pat Hardy
Party
Republican
Race
State Bd. of Educ., Dist. 11
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Betsy Price Fort Worth Mayor Dennis Hooks Weatherford Mayor Barbara Cargill Chair of the SBOE Jeff Hanks Weatherford ISD Superintendent Michael Dean pastor Travis Ave Baptist Bobby Rigues Aledo ISD School Board

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Diane Patrick

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Texas Parent PAC

Summary

50%

LIBERAL

50%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

1. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure children are properly educated.

Strongly Agree

2. Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

4. Biology textbooks which do not teach both the scientific strengths and weaknesses of the theory of evolution should be rejected.

Disagree

5. It is the government’s responsibility to properly distribute income and wealth.

Strongly Disagree

6. The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

8. 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

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

Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

12. Students should not be taught about intelligent design.

Disagree

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

Neutral

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

Strongly Disagree

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

I am pro-life

16. 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

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and have been an active member of Travis Ave Baptist Church for many years. It is true that one of the biggest problems for the education system is that as a nation we have lost our moral compass. For example the large number of out of wedlock births resulting in numerous single parent homes puts greater and greater responsibility and strain on the education system and society in general. I hold to very traditional values.


Background

Education
  • Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX, B.A., 1970
  • U. of North Texas, Denton, TX, M.S., 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Travis Ave. Baptist Church, Finance Committee
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • World Affairs Council
  • TX Council for the Social Studies
  • TX SS Supervisors Assoc, Ex. Board
  • TX Alliance for Geographic Ed, State Advisory Council
  • Fort Worth Rep Women Club
  • Bush Legacy Rep Party
Offices
  • Texas State Board of Ed, Held 11 yrs
 

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