Candidate Profile
Paul Workman

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Paul Workman
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 47
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  76%
Empower Texans, 2015:  63%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  55%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  53%

74%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2013:  0%

43%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Texas Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Associated Republicans of Texas, Cindy Burkett, Greg Abbott, Jerry Patterson, John Cyrier, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
25
Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated Republicans of Texas, Barry 'Kip' Averitt, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Dan Patrick, Dawn Buckingham and 19 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Dawnna Dukes, Kirk Watson, League of United Latin American Citizens, Sergio Munoz
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Association of Texas Professional Educators, International Association of Firefighters, Sergio Munoz, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Summary

17%

LIBERAL

83%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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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.

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.

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, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the Christ, the first born of God, born of a virgin, who was persecuted, crucified and rose from the dead three days later and who sits at the right hand of God at this moment interceding for the saints (you and I).


Background

Education
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, BS, 1973
Work & Military
  • US Army Reserves, Captain, 1973-1983
Affiliations
  • Rotary Club of Austin, Past President
  • Assoicated General Contractors-Texas Building Bran, Past Chairman
Offices
  • State Representative D47, Held 2011-2014
 

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