Candidate Profile
Dan Patrick

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Dan Patrick
Party
Republican
Race
Lt. Governor
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2013:  111%
Empower Texans, 2013:  94%
Eagle Forum TX, 2013:  86%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2013:  79%, 84%

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2013:  0%

43%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

8
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Family Research Council Action PAC, Huck PAC, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Conservative Review, Texas Home School Coalition and 2 more

Reported by Candidate

1
Family Research Council PAC Pastor John Hagee Concerned Women of America LAC Governor Mike Huckabee Texas Homeschool Coalition Young Conservatives of Texas

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
45
Allen Fletcher, Brian Birdwell, Bryan Hughes, Charles Lee Perry, Charles Schwertner, Christi Craddick and 39 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
48
Allen Fletcher, Associated Builders and Contractors, Barry 'Kip' Averitt, Bass Family PACs, Brian Birdwell, Charles Lee Perry and 42 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
International Union of Police Associations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Eddie Lucio III, International Association of Firefighters, International Union of Police Associations, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Summary

6%

LIBERAL

94%

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.

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that our country is based upon Judeo-Christian values. That is why I passed legislation to place "In God we Trust" permanently in the Senate chamber and the words "under God" in the Texas pledge. I believe in Jesus Christ and I wrote a best-selling book titled "The Second Most Important Book You Will Ever Read" challenging people to read the Bible daily. I believe in the sanctity of life beginning with conception. That is why I fought to pass the Sonogram bill for six years until it finally passed in 2011 (SB 16, HB 15, 82R). I believe we are a nation of laws that must be enforced and that is why I have pushed legislation to secure our border (Twenty-two bills authored or sponsored). I have fought for religious liberties (SJR 49, 82R), extending the divorce waiting period (SB 583, 80R), and strengthening our spending limit by tying it to population plus inflation (SB 1350, 80R; SB 928, 81R; SB 828, 82R; SB 101, 83R). These efforts have languished under current leadership.


Background

Education
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore, Baltimore, BA, ?
Work & Military
  • KSEV am 700, Owner/Broadcaster, 35
Affiliations
  • Second Baptist Church, Pastor's Prayer Council
  • Be An Angel, Board Member 26 years helped raise 16 million
  • Heart of Texas Foundation, Major contributor
  • Patriot Academy, Contributor
  • Pregnancy Crisis Centers, Contributor
  • Brookwood Community, Financially Support adult disabled resident
  • Reach Unlimited, Contributor
  • Lone Star Cowboy Church, Supporter
Offices
  • State Senator SD-7, Held 7
  • None
 

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