Candidate Profile
Dewayne Burns

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Dewayne Burns
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 58
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Empower Texans, 2015:  81%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  76%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  74%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  72%

83%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Liberals

1
Texas Parent PAC

Others

1
Texas Farm Bureau Friends of Agriculture Fund

Reported by Candidate

1
TX Hospital Association HOSPAC TX Association of Realtors TREPAC Vocational Ag Teachers Association of TX PAC Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND TX & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assoc. PAC TX Bankers Association BANKPAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Brian Birdwell, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, Rob Orr
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
11
Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated Republicans of Texas, Charlie Geren, Drew Darby, Joe Straus, National Rifle Association and 5 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
American Federation of Teachers, Association of Texas Professional Educators, International Association of Firefighters, Texas Parent PAC

Summary

22%

LIBERAL

78%

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.

Neutral

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

As a Christian, I believe that God’s plan for my life has prepared me for this moment. I believe that we need more local leaders in Austin to stand up for local communities and families against the big government mentality that is far too prevalent today. I am not a politician. My roots and my heart are with my family and my neighbors. Texans have always taken control of their own destiny. That is why I have decided to step forward as a candidate for State Representative. I want to go to Austin to free hard-working Texas families from the burdens of Washington mandates so that the future is bright and full of promise for the next generation.


Background

Education
  • Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Agriculture, 1994
  • Texas A&M, College Station, Agricutlure, NA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Cleburne Education Foundation, Charter Member
  • Johnson Co Economic Develpment Commission, Board Member
  • Johnson Co Emergency Services District, Fire Commissioner
  • Johnson Co Farm Bureau, President
  • First Baptist Church of Cleburne, Deacon
  • Cleburne Lions Club
  • Chisholm Trail 100
  • Ted Cruz Statewide Leadership Team, Charter Member
Offices
  • Cleburne ISD Board of Trustees, Held 3
  • Texas State Representative, Held 2
 

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