Candidate Profile
Michael Cole

Democrat , Texas

Biography

Name
Michael Cole
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.36
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

1
Texas AFL-CIO COPE

Reported by Candidate

1
Texas AFL-CIO Area 5 Democrats Bay Area New Democrats Bay Area Association of Democratic Women Stonewall Democrats Democracy for Houston

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Democratic Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, State Democratic Party Organizations

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Does not oppose amnesty - https://www.numbersusa.com/content/elections/races/congressional/house-election/2014-texas-36th-congressional-district-runoff.html

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.

Agree

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

Agree

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

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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

Neutral

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

Neutral

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.

Neutral

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

Neutral

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

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.

reinvestment in infrastructure; our nation's economy and defense can more readily grow and serve the nation if our lines of transportation, communication and trade are top notch reform of government bureaucracy and spending. There needs to be a honest look at how our Federal government is run and how we spend money. tax reform. we are still working from the same tax code written in 1916. it is time we look at reforming the Internal Revenue Code

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

Roe V Wade makes is allowable for the first trimester; beyond that I would contend that no amount of laws will end abortion. making it illegal will only end safe abortions for the woman. Even before Roe v Wade there were abortions, they were done in back room Doctor's Offices and other horrid conditions that in many cases killed the woman as well. You want to end abortion? Invest in sex education, tell young people the dangers of unsafe sex. allow for contraceptives and birth control to be more readily available. Colorado which does this has seen a 40 percent drop in teen pregnancy and a 35 percent drop in abortions; Texas has the 5th highest teen pregnancy rate and the highest repeat teen pregnancy rate.

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.

I would state that the voters are number one, with the Constitution as number 2. this followed by the Congress, The Executive Branch and Supreme Court equally under the Constitution

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

roman catholic, and beyond that using my constitutional right of religion really none of your business


Background

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Work & Military
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Affiliations
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Offices
  • US Congress District 36TX, Sought 2012
  • WOC-CISD School board, Sought 1994
 

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