Candidate Profile
Lorne Liechty

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Lorne Liechty
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 33
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

5
Concerned Women of America LAC, Life PAC, Mayors of Celina & Farmersville, TX, Mayors of Royse City, Fate & McLendon Chisholm, Numerous other current & former public officials

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
10
Dan Patrick, Greg Abbott, Jodie Laubenberg, Ken Paxton, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Ralph Hall and 4 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

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.

Neutral

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

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

Free-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Neutral

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.

Agree

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

This system of government was established to limit the tendency of government (and people in government) to assume and exercise excessive power. The Constitution defines powers of government to specify the proper role of government; it separates those powers among three branches to provide checks and balances so that any one branch does not become too powerful; and it limits those powers to protect individual freedoms.

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, who gives mankind certain inalienable rights. Voters: Governments derive their powers from the consent of the governed. Constitution: The framework of our government. Congress and the Supreme Court (and the Executive Branch).

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only in the extremely rare case in which it is medically necessary to save the life of the mother.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian who believes in the infallibility of the Holy Bible. My priorities are first to serve God, then to love and care and provide for my family, and then to serve others. I believe that our government and society functions best (and in the manner it was originally intended) if we promote Biblical, Judeo-Christian values. These beliefs and values have been instrumental in me obtaining the endorsement of Life PAC (the political arm of Texans for Life) and Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

As a member of the City Council, and as Mayor of Heath, Texas, I have worked to have our City focus on the fundamental and basic functions of government, like roads, water supply and public safety, as well as encouraging economic development and job growth within our City. We have done this and still kept our tax rate among the lowest in our District.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

Lorne@LiechtyforTexas.com 214-288-2854

Additional comment from candidate:

Note to Q12: Our nation technically may not be a "pure democracy", but I answered the question as if it was. As a State Representative, I will make decisions based upon my traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs. Our former President, Theodore Roosevelt, said that “…the teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally - I do not mean figuratively, I mean literally - impossible for us to figure to ourselves what that life would be if these teachings were removed.” In the early 1960's, the Supreme Court removed the Bible and Prayer from schools, which began the process of removing the Bible and Prayer from all facets of public life. Consequently, can now see what President Roosevelt said was literally impossible for us to figure. We must return to our Judeo-Christian, Biblical foundation in this Country.


Background

Education
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, JD, 1981
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, MBA, 1981
  • Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, BA, 1977
Work & Military
  • Liechty, McGinnis, Berryman & Bowen, Partner, 26
  • Federal Asset Disposition Association, Regional Manager, Attorney, 2
  • Southmark Corporation, Attorney, 2
  • Johnson & Swanson, Attorney, 4
Affiliations
  • Rockwall County Helping Hands, Board of Directors (Chairman for 3 years)
  • Lakeshore Church, Member (almost 20 years), Former Elder (12 years)
  • Rockwall Noon Rotary, Member
  • Heritage Christian Academy, Member of Board of Directors (3 years)
  • Rockwall Christian Academy, Member of School Board (6 years)
  • Pregnancy Resource Center, Contributor
  • Global Advance, Contributor; Volunteer
  • Biblical Life Ministries, Contributor
Offices
  • Mayor of Heath, TX, Held 2012 - 2016
  • Heath City Council, Held 2004 - 2012
 

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