Candidate Profile
Kenny Marchant

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Kenny Marchant
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.24
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very 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:  96%, 95%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 91%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  88%
Club for Growth, 2015:  95%, 87%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  86%, 85%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  89%, 85%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  83%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  71%

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  18%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  4%, 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%

8%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Americans for Legal Immigration, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
Texans for Life Coalition National Right to Life National Rifle Association Texas Association of Business Farm Bureau Texas Hospital Association (partial list)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
71
Angie Chen Button, Associated Republicans of Texas, Bill Shuster, Blake Farenthold, Bob Beauprez, Bob Latta and 65 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
28
60 Plus Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, Cathie Adams, CMR, Committee for the Preservation of Capitalism, Continuing a Majority Party and 22 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Kirk T. England
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
Airline Pilots Association, American Federation of Government Employees, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, National Postal Mail Handlers Union, National Rural Letter Carriers Association

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. 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 Agree

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) Balance the budget 2) Repeal Obamacare 3) Reduce the size of government

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

Only if the mother's life is at stake.

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.

Constitution God Voters

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Raised evangelical. Born-again Christian.


Background

Education
  • Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK, Hon. Dr., 1999
  • Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK, BA, 1974
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Marchant Family Foundation, Founder
  • Southern Nazarene University, Board Member
  • Rotary, Paul Harris Award
  • Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce, Citizen of the Year
  • Republican Clubs
  • Chambers of Commerce (all in dist)
Offices
  • Texas State Representative, Held '87 - '04
  • Carrollton City Council / Mayor, Held '80 - '86
 

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