Candidate Profile
Francisco Canseco

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Francisco Canseco
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.23
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Center for Security Policy, 2011-12:  100%
FRC Action, 2013:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2012:  100%
National Right to Life, 2012:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2012:  88%
Eagle Forum, 2012:  53%

90%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2012:  0%

0%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Texas Alliance for Life PAC, Texas Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
Texas alliance for Life CatholicVote.com Texas Right to Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
14
Elizabeth Ames Jones, Joe Straus, John Carter, John Cornyn, Lamar Smith, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 8 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
158
60 Plus Association, A Better America Now, Acton PAC, Alamo PAC, American Action Network, American Conservative Union and 152 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Judith Zaffirini

Summary

1%

LIBERAL

99%

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. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

12. 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

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

Strongly Disagree

14. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

1. Health Care, and the repeal of ObamaCare. Government has no business in controlling our health care. The ACA threatens to bring down the quantity and the quality of American Healthcare. Any system must be market-patient based where government's role is but that of a night watchman. 2. The Economy, and the repeal of Dodd Frank. Again, government has severely over reached with a plethora of laws and regulations that are chocking our economy, preventing economic growth and job creation and hurting the consumer. This law was passed to shift blame for the 2008 financial crisis and must be repealed. 3. Life is very sacred! Who is looking to protect the life, the liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of the child in gestation! Not only is this a crime against humanity and the will of God, but governmental laws and now policies degrade the value of human life!

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

Maybe if the life of the Mother is in eminent threat of death. Otherwise NO!

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, voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court,

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God, and in his risen son, Jesus Christ our savior. I am a practicing Catholic and live my life in accordance with Christian principles. I have been married for 35 years and my wife and I have raised three children into adulthood of whom we are very proud.


Background

Education
  • St Louis University, St Louis, MO, BA, 1972
  • St Louis University, St Louis, MO, JD, 1975
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • United Day School, Board member
  • St Augustine School, Board Member
  • Oldfeilds School, Board Member
  • Doctor's Hospital, Laredo, Board Member, Chairman
  • Republican Party of Texas, Associate General Counsel
  • The Canseco Foundation, Trustee
  • Voces Action, Advisory bd Chair
  • San Antonio CASA, Board member
Offices
  • US Rep, 23 Congressional District Texas, Held 2
 

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