Candidate Profile
Ben Sanders

Libertarian , Texas


Ben Sanders
Comptroller of Public Accounts

Panel Rating

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Texas Tea Party Texas Independence Now Libertarian Party of Texas Outreach Strategists Open Carry Texas The Fathers' Rights Movement of Texas


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.


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


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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.


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.


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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth that God Governs in the affairs of all men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that a country such as American can rise without his aid? Man's Liberties and rights come from God, not from the Government, and that ordinary men can govern themselves. A man's life is not cast, but through merit, education, and ability he can rise to greatness. That a country can depend on the goodness of its people and their willingness to give back and to help others through the grace of God, not through false charity of taxation. For it is not the Government's to give.


  • Indiana State University, Terre Haute, BS, 1997
  • Almeda University, Boise, MS, 2005
  • Almeda University, Boise, DBA, 2011
Work & Military
  • Defense Acquisition University, Contracting Officer Rep, 2013
  • National Archives and Records Administration, Certified Records Managers, 2011
  • Project Management Institute, PMI Member, 2010
  • NASA, SATERN certified, 2008
  • Freemason, Master Mason
  • Universal Life Church, Ordained Minister
  • White House, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Seated Member
  • NASA Astronaut Class of 2013, Candidate
  • NASA JSC Information Technology Working Group, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • IEEE, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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