Candidate Profile
Jay Wiley

Republican , Texas


Jay Wiley
State Rep., Dist. 47

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations





Cathie Adams, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Young Conservatives of Texas

Reported by Candidate

Empower Texans, Concerned Women for America, Cathie Adams, Pres of Texas Eagle Forum

Selected Contributions


Don Willett, Greg Abbott, Jason Isaac, Jobs Growth and Freedom Fund, Ken Paxton, Lamar Smith and 6 more
Paul Workman







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.


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.


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 Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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?

Man is fallen from the grace of God. We are inherently flawed. The Founders understood Man's instinct to accrue and centralize the power of government at the expense of others. The Constitution takes into account Man's nature by limiting and separating powers to prevent the abuse of the authority of government. Strict adherence to the letter and spirit of these limits are absolutely necessary for a free 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 Congress Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior on December 15, 1991. My faith was strengthened in 2006/07 when our unborn son Anders was diagnosed with a heart defect that he might not survive. We prayed about what to do and traveled to Boston where he underwent in utero heart surgery. He then went on to have 5 open heart surgeries over the years. He is almost 9 now and our faith has sustained us through some very tough times over the years. My faith has informed my decisions my whole life and is the fuel for my activity in public policy.

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.

I have been a foot soldier in the Conservative Movement since 1992 when I became politically engaged. I first volunteered on local campaigns, then did an internship in Washington, D.C. for former U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond. While a student at The Citadel, I volunteered on local campaigns, organized the Republican Club at our school, and went to work for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm after graduation. Over the years I have done policy work for members of Congress, members of the Texas Legislature, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. As a candidate for Austin City Council in 2014, I became known as a very active and articulate spokesperson for free markets, individual liberty, and smaller government.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

I am a candidate for Texas House in the Republican Primary against a 3 term incumbent Republican because we need a strong, bold conservative with energy and passion. My incumbent has donated thousands to Democrats, introduced a bill that would give guest worker status to illegal aliens in Texas, and consistently ranks as one of the most liberal Republicans in the Texas House.


  • The Citadel, Charleston, SC, BA, 1998
  • St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, TX, JD, 2010
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Ethan M. Lindberg Foundation, Board member, donor
  • American Heart Association, volunteer, donor
  • Four Points Chamber of Commerce, member
  • Any Baby Can, donor
  • Travis County Republican Party, donor, volunteer, staffer
  • South Carolina Republican Party, volunteer, staffer, donor, organizer
  • The Citadel Republican Club, organizer
  • Precinct Chair, Held 2009-13
  • Austin City Council, Sought 2014

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