Candidate Profile
Matt Shaheen

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Matt Shaheen
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 66
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Empower Texans, 2015:  100%
Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  97%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  92%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  92%

96%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Adams, Cathie, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition

Reported by Candidate

1
Empower Texans THSC Young Conservatives of Texas North Texas Tea Party Approved Cathie Adams Kelly Shackelford

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
7
Greg Abbott, Heritage Alliance, John Keating, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Huckabee, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
24
Accountability First, Bryan Hughes, Cathie Adams, David Simpson, DFW Conservative Voters, Eagle Forum and 18 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Strongly 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. 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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I came to Christ as a young boy led by my mom and dad. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and He is the firm foundation on which I stand.


Background

Education
  • Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, BA, 1987
  • SMU, Dallas, TX, MA, 2003
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Prestonwood Baptist Church, Deacon
  • Prestonwood Pregnancy Center, Board Member
  • Ronald Reagan Conservative Society, Founding Chairman
  • Collin County Republican Men's Club, Board Member
  • Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Advisory Committee Member
  • Golden Corridor Republican Women, Associate Member
  • Colonial PGA Golf Tournament, Finance Committee Member
Offices
  • Collin County Commissioner, Held 5
 

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