Candidate Profile
Paul Bettencourt

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Paul Bettencourt
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  96%
Empower Texans, 2015:  87%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  76%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  75%

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Equality Texas, 2015:  F-

37%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

6
Cathie Adams, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Conservative Review, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Right to Life, Young Conservatives of Texas

Others

2
Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Texas Association of Business and Commerce

Reported by Candidate

1
Conservative Republicans of Texas Texas Right to Life Texans for Lawsuit Reform Pastor Rick Scarbough - Vision America Texas Association of Business Over 100 Republican elected officials

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
7
Cathie Adams, Donna Campbell, Greg Abbott, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Right to Life Committee, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
14
Associated Builders and Contractors, Conservative Coalition of Harris County, Empower Texans, Heritage Alliance, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Federation of Independent Business and 8 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Firefighters

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

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.

Neutral

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 am a practicing Catholic.


Background

Education
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, BS ID, 1982
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree
  • Republican Party of Texas, Treasurer
  • Harris County Republican Party, Vice Chairman
  • Harris County Republican Party, Treasurer
  • Spring Branch Baseball Assoc, Summer Commissioner, coach
  • Kingdom Basketball, Coach
  • KSEV Radio Houston Texas, Contribuitor, Talk Show Host
  • PBS Red White and Blue, Advisory Board and sub Host
Offices
  • Harris County Tax Assessor Collector, Held 1998-2008
  • Republican Pct 309 Chair, Held 1996-1998
  • Harris County Tax Assessor Collector
 

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