Candidate Profile
Kevin Yeary

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Kevin Yeary
Party
Republican
Race
Judge, Court of Crim. Appeals, Place 4
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Cathie Adams, Texas Alliance for Life PAC, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Patriots PAC

Reported by Candidate

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Roy Barrera Jr./Curt Nelson- Fmr Bexar GOP chairs Senator Donna Campbell - SD 25 Cathie Adams - Texas Eagle Forum Bill Crocker - Fmr GOP National Committee Man Houston Police Officers Association 17 members of the SREC and many others...

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
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Donna Campbell, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Conservative Coalition of Harris County, DFW Conservative Voters, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Texas Alliance for Life

Summary

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Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Neutral

2. The U.S. Constitution is a living document and should be interpreted according to the circumstances of each generation.

Strongly Disagree

3. Foreign laws should be used in American courts even where those laws conflict with constitutional rights.

Strongly Disagree

4. 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

5. Which current Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court best reflects your judicial philosophy?

Justice Scalia

6. Which U.S. president elected to that office in 1960 or thereafter best reflects your political philosophy?

Ronald Reagan

7. Which U.S. Supreme Court decision do you think has most impacted society? Please explain your answer.

Probably Grizwold v. Conneticut, which was decided in 1965. Grizwold is the case in which the U.S. Supreme Court found that the Constitution provided a right to privacy. The Court found this right within what it described as "penumbras" within the Constitution. This opinion has been at the core of a number of decisions that have dramatically impacted the culture.

8. 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, Industry, Academia, Media

9. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

The tendency to pursue self-interest.

10. Please give an example of a judicial decision where strict constructionist policy was violated. Explain.

Again, Grizwold is a decision not based upon strict constructionist principles. It was rooted not in the words found in the Constitution, but in "penumbras."

11. What is the proper use of legislative history in interpreting statutory law?

It is important to understand what the Legislature who passed a law understood to be the meaning of the words it chose to use in drafting the law.

12. What specific text in the Declaration of Independence provides the critical basis for individual rights and the form of government guaranteed in the United States Constitution?

"all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...."

13. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Roman Catholic. I study and strive to fully understand and follow the teachings of the Catholic Church.


Background

Education
  • St. Augustine High School, Laredo, Diploma, 1984
  • St. Mary's University, San Antonio, BA, 1988
  • St. Mary's University, San Antonio, JD, 1991
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • St. Padre Pio Catholic Church, Lector, Eucharistic Minister
  • St. Padre Pio Catholic Church, Director of 2013 Men's ACTS Retreat
  • St. Padre Pio Catholic Church, Former Director of High School Confirmation
  • Knights of Columbus, Member
  • Catholic Lawyer's Guild, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Appellate Section, Secretary
  • Encino Park Swim Team, Board Member, Head Referee, Stroke and Turn Judge
  • Encino Park Elementary School, Watch DOGS Volunteer
Offices
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