Candidate Profile
John Cook

Democrat , Texas

Biography

Name
John Cook
Party
Democrat
Race
Land Commissioner
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

3
Stonewall Democrats of Denton County, Stonewall Democrats San Antonio, Texas AFL-CIO COPE

Reported by Candidate

1
El Paso Municipal Police Officers Assoc Stonewall Democrats

Selected Contributions

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
International Association of Firefighters, Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations, Marisa Marquez, Stonewall Democrats, Tejano Democrats

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

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.

Disagree

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

Agree

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

Disagree

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

Agree

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

Agree

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

Neutral

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

Neutral

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Disagree

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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • University of Texas, El Paso, BA, 0977
  • University of Texas, El Paso, N?A
Work & Military
  • Soutwestern Bell, Manager, 25
  • United States Army, SP5, 6
Affiliations
  • Feeding hte Nation'sHomeless, President
  • US Mexico Border Mayors Assoc, Founder/CEO
  • El Paso Country Day School, Board member
  • El Paso Charities Community Chest, Founder/CEO
Offices
  • Mayor of El Paso, Held 8
  • City Council Rep, Held 6
  • State Representative, Sought 1998
 

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