Candidate Profile
Ken Paxton

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Ken Paxton
Party
Republican
Race
Attorney General
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2013:  111%
Eagle Forum TX, 2013:  100%
Empower Texans, 2013:  100%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2013:  93%

101%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2013:  0%

40%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

9
Cathie Adams, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Family Research Council Action PAC, Montgomery County TEA Party, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition and 3 more

Reported by Candidate

1
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility Texas Right to Life Texas Homeschool Coalition Young Conservatives of Texas Kelly Shackelford Cathie Adams

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
9
GOPAC, Jim Landtroop, Jodie Laubenberg, Linda Harper-Brown, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Ralph Hall and 3 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
57
Accountability First, Associated Builders and Contractors, Barry 'Kip' Averitt, Bass Family PACs, Bryan Hughes, Cathie Adams and 51 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
American Association for Justice, International Union of Police Associations

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

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.

My faith in Jesus Christ guides my life and my desire to pursue God’s will each day through my family and my work. My desire is to mirror Christ in each task I set out to accomplish so that others will know I am a follower of Christ. I seek God’s wisdom and guidance each day to fulfill my elected duties.


Background

Education
  • Baylor University, Waco, B.A., 1985
  • Baylor University, Waco, M.B.A., 1986
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, J.D., 1991
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Prestonwood Pregnancy Center, Board Member
  • Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Board Member
  • Texas Health Resources Hospitals, Advisory Board
  • Lifesavers Foundation, Advisory Board
  • Prestonwood Church, Member
  • Marketplace Ministries, Board Member
  • NRA, Member
  • Liberty Institute, Longtime Contributor
Offices
  • State Senate, Held 2013-current
  • State Representative, Held 2003-2013
  • State Senate, Sought 2012 (won)
  • State Representative, Sought 2002 (won)
 

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