Candidate Profile
Dade Phelan

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Dade Phelan
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 21
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  84%
Empower Texans, 2015:  77%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  71%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  67%

83%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Equality Texas, 2015:  F

40%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Texas Right to Life

Others

1
Texas Association of Business and Commerce

Reported by Candidate

1
Texas Right to Life Texas Civil Justice League Texas Association of Business NRA & TSRA - A Rated Texas Municipal Police Association Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
David Dewhurst
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Texas State Rifle Association, Tommy Williams

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Texas Parent PAC

Summary

20%

LIBERAL

80%

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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 am a Roman Catholic who puts God and Family above all else. I follow and believe in Christ because I know He would never lead me astray and in my darkest hour He will always be there with me. I am a proud father to three boys and a devoted husband to my wife of seven years, Kim. They are the most important part of my life. It is through their love for me and my love of them that makes me the principled man I am today.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas, Austin, BA, 1998
Work & Military
  • Phelan Investments, Partner, 9
  • State Senator Tommy Williams, Legislative Aide & Campaign Manager, 6
  • Texas District & County Attorney's Assoc., Staff Assistant & Sales Manager, 1
  • U.S. House Majority Leaders Office, Staff Assistant, 2
Affiliations
  • Lower Neches Valley Authority, President
  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, Board Secretary & Fundraising Chair
  • Southeast Texas CASA, Board member & Fundraising Chair
  • Golden Triangle CCA, Board Member
  • Jefferson Theatre, Board Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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