Candidate Profile
Ken Petty

Libertarian , Texas


Ken Petty
U.S. Rep., Dist.8

Panel Rating

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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.


2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.


4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.


6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


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


8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.


11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. 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.


13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.


14. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

Restore our Liberties Place Our Government Under Fiscal Control (lower taxes, justify any spending increases from a "zero" budget base.) Secure Our Borders

15. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Yes, only in the event that only one life can be saved,

16. 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/Natural Rights Voters Constitution Supreme Court/Congress/White House Industry/Media/Academia Professional Sports

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I trust in Jesus Christ for everything and in everything. I do not believe in using the government to force others to follow my religion. We are all free agents to decide how we will live. However, I also value the moral precepts established in the Constitution. Live Free.


  • Southeast Missouri State, Cape Girardeau, 1982
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1986
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 2003
Work & Military
  • Public News, Publisher/Senior Media Consultant, 2007-Present
  • The Petty Group, President/Business Consultant/Public Speaker, 2004-Present
  • Harris County Libertarian Party, Vice Chairman
  • Bailey Middle School PTO, President
  • Successfully Speaking Toastmasters, President
  • Successfully Speaking Toastmasters, Vice President/Public Relations
  • Jesus Solid Rock, President/Board Member
  • Harris County, Election Judge
  • State Representative, Sought 1996
  • State Representative, Sought 2008

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