Candidate Profile
Kevin Brady

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Kevin Brady
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.8
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  87%, 95%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  92%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 87%
Club for Growth, 2015:  64%, 81%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  80%, 80%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  63%, 67%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  57%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  57%

86%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  24%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  13%, 6%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 1%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

9%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Americans for Legal Immigration, Texas Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
Texas Right to Life Conservative Republicans of Texas Texas Association of Business Texas Farm Bureau

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
109
Alex Mooney, Allen West, Barbara Comstock, Ben Quayle, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Bob Gibbs and 103 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
42
Associated Builders and Contractors, Black Hills Corporation, Brandon Creighton, Brian Babin, Citizens Against Government Waste, Committee for the Preservation of Capitalism and 36 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Carl DeMaio, Jeff Gorell
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
16
Airline Pilots Association, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, American Wind Energy Association, Communication Workers of America, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Association of Firefighters and 10 more

Summary

11%

LIBERAL

89%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Recommended by Texas Patriots PAC.

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. 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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

1) As government grows, individual freedoms shrink. We must change the direction America is headed, to limit the size and power of the federal government while increasing economic and religious freedoms of the people. 2) Debt. As our second president John Adams stated "there are two ways to enslave a people. One is by the sword. The other is by debt." Washington is living far beyond its means and passing to the next generation the debt generated by excessive spending today. We House Republicans have passed legislation cutting $20 trillion in spending - almost all blocked in the Democratically-controlled Senate. 3)We must defund, delay, repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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

I am the proud parent of adoptive boys. We have a family only because two women in difficult situations chose life. I am 100% pro-life. The only exceptions can be rape, incest and life of the mother.

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, the people, the Constitution, Congress and the Supreme Court - in that order.

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a Christian I live my life by Luke 10:27 and work hard to instill in my children: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."


Background

Education
  • U of South Dakota, Vermillion, BS, 1991
Work & Military
  • S. Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, President, 1985-96
  • Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Executive VP, 1982-85
  • Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce, VP, 1979-1982
Affiliations
  • Rotary Club - The Woodlands, Paul Harris Fellow
  • U of South Dakota, Distinguished Alumni
  • The Woodlands Texas, Hometown Hero
  • Texas Jaycees, 5 Outstanding Young Texans
  • John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute, Outstanding Texas Leader
Offices
  • U.S. Congressman - Texas, Held 1997-present
  • Texas House of Representatives, Held 1991-96
 

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