Candidate Profile
Jay Misenheimer

Republican , Texas


Jay Misenheimer
State Rep., Dist. 5

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations



Selected Contributions


Greg Abbott, Kevin Eltife, Leo Berman







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.

Strongly Agree

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.


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

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?

Imperfection. No human is perfect and they all sin. The Constitution keeping separate and limited powers within the government is a preventable measure from men who are greedy and corrupt to abuse or hold an unequal amount of power over the people.

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 Supreme Court and Congress are two separate but equal entities

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape, incest, life of the mother. Through my work with the Children's Advocacy Center, I have spoken to a young lady who was raped by her biological father at the age of 14. Her doctors explained the baby would be stillborn and she carried until the baby was born. The baby was in fact stillborn and the child left with emotional scars for life. This is my reasoning behind the answer to the question.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God. I believe that his only son, Jesus Christ gave his life on the cross for all men and for our salvation. My values directly reflect this belief.

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 public school board member, I've always voted to lower taxes. As a businessman, I know that the only way to provide a good business climate and free enterprise is for the government to be small, live within its' means and stay out of the way of business owners. I am a member of both the Texas State Rifle Association, the NRA and I am pro-life. I believe these credentials prove that I am very conservative.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you., 903-521-7129

Additional comment from candidate:

No Answer


  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, BA Business Management, 1985
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Children's Advocacy Center, Executive Director, Board President
  • East Texas Food Bank, Board Member
  • United Way Allocation Committee, Committee Member
  • Food Fast Children's Charities, Board President
  • First United Methodist Church of Lindale, Finance Chair
  • Society of St. Steven's, Board President
  • Lindale I.S.D School Board Member, Held 2010-Present
  • None

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