Candidate Profile
Tim Kleinschmidt

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Tim Kleinschmidt
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 17
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2013:  92%
Eagle Forum TX, 2013:  85%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2013:  69%, 74%
Empower Texans, 2013:  66%

79%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2013:  0%

32%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Texas Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
Texas Right to Life PAC Texas Conservative Coalition Texans for Lawsuit Reform Business&Commerce PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
9
Associated Republicans of Texas, Kenneth Sheets, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Rifle Association, Randy Weber, Republican Women's Organizations and 3 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
25
Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated Republicans of Texas, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Craig Estes, Empower Texans, Exotic Wildlife Association PAC and 19 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Firefighters

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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.

No Answer

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,Constitution,Voters,Congress,Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Christian who believes Jesus Christ is the Son of God, sent to us through God's grace to die on the cross to save us from our sins, and that God gives the Holy Spirit to each Christian to guide and direct our lives. I believe in following biblical principles to guide our lives. I have and live by conservative values.


Background

Education
  • Baylor Law School, Waco, J.D., 1981
  • Texas A&M Univ, College Station, B.S., 1978
  • Lexington High School, Lexington, HS Diploma, 1975
Work & Military
  • Texas State Guard, Lieutenant Commander, 3
Affiliations
  • Texas Farm Bureau, Member
  • National Rifle Assoc, Life Member
  • Lions Club, Member/Past Pres/Past Sec
  • First Baptist Church, Lexington Tx, Member/Past Committee Chairman
  • Texas Conservative Coalition Instit, Member
  • Teaparty Caucus, Member
  • Texas and SW Cattle Raisers Assoc, Member
  • Texas Wildlife Association, Member
Offices
  • State Representative-Tx House, Held 2009-Present
 

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