Candidate Profile
Thomas McNutt

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Thomas McNutt
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 8
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

6
Cathie Adams, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Right to Life, Texas Values Action, Young Conservatives of Texas

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas Right to Life, Texas Values, Texas Homeschool Coalition, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Cathie Adams, Concerned Women for America

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 Agree

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.

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 Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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?

I think it's Federalist 51 that contains the quote that "if men were angels, no government would be necessary" and it couldn't be more true. We have an inherently sinful nature that prevents us from being capable of anything on our own. Rather it is through God that we can do all things. The founding fathers knew that our inherently sinful nature both required government to exist in order to protect the rights of all, but it also required that government be limited and constrained.

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I believe that life begins at conception and that every life is sacred.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ who through dying has granted me eternal life. I was raised by strong, Christian parents and grandparents and attended religious school until college. I have been a summer camp counselor at Kanakuk Kamps, I led a small group in my Christian fraternity, BYX, and I lead a Bible study now at my home church of First Baptist Corsicana.

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.

My family and I have always been engaged activists in donors for conservative candidates and conservative organizations.

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

votethomasmcnutt@gmail.com 903-345-4086

Additional comment from candidate:

Thomas McNutt is a constitutional conservative from Corsicana, Texas. Like many fellow Texans, Thomas knows that our rights of life and liberty are granted by God. Thomas believes that government should exist to defend those rights, rather than whittle them away with heavy taxation and burdensome regulation. A day in the life of Thomas McNutt is that of a leader in a small town. In addition to his work at the Collin Street Bakery, Thomas is active in his community. He is a member of the Rotary Club, serves on the board of the Corsicana YMCA, chairs the Navarro County Aggie Muster, and teaches Sunday school at the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. When he isn’t working or volunteering in his community, Thomas can be found with his family; hunting, fishing, attending sporting events, or reading Scripture.


Background

Education
  • Texas A&M Universtiy, College Station, BA, 2013
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