Candidate Profile
Ron Simmons

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Ron Simmons
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 65
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  89%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  78%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  72%
Empower Texans, 2015:  72%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  64%

79%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2013:  0%

25%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Cathie Adams, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility Texas Right to Life Texas Association of Business Texas Conservative Coalition Young Conservatives of Texas Texas Eagle Forum

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Charles Lee Perry, Donald Trump, Greg Abbott, Jane Nelson, Jonathan Stickland, Ken Paxton and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
21
Accountability First, American Majority Action, Associated Builders and Contractors, Conservative Republicans of Texas, David Simpson, Eagle Forum and 15 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Firefighters

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, the Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior at an early age at Markham Street Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. I grew up in a Christian home and as a family we were very involved in our church and faith related activities. I believe that the Bible is the infallible, inspired word of God and believe that the only pathway to heaven is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Lisa and I chose to invest in a Christian education for our children, not for the academic emphasis but because we wanted our Children to be educated in a Christian world view environment. My faith is the most important part of my being


Background

Education
  • Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Bachelors, 1987
Work & Military
  • Retirement Advisors of America, Chairman, 25
Affiliations
  • Autism Society of America, Vice Chairman, National Board
  • Equip, Trainer
  • Prestonwood Baptist Church, Associate Teacher
  • Texas Office Preventable Developmental Disabilitie, Committee Member
  • NRA, Life Member
  • Furman University, Parents Council
  • Dallas Baptist University, Landry Leadership Steering Committee
  • Denton County Child Advocacy, Advisory Board
Offices
  • State Representative HD 65, Held 3 yrs
 

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