Candidate Profile
Paul Workman

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Paul Workman
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 47
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  76%
Empower Texans, 2015:  63%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  55%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  53%

74%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Values Action

Others

1
Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Associated Republicans of Texas, Cindy Burkett, Greg Abbott, Jerry Patterson, John Cyrier, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
24
Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated Republicans of Texas, Barry 'Kip' Averitt, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Dan Patrick, GOPAC and 18 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Dawnna Dukes, Kirk Watson, Sergio Munoz
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Association of Texas Professional Educators, International Association of Firefighters, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Summary

14%

LIBERAL

86%

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.

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 Disagree

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

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.

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?

The belief that man's rights are endowed by God, not man. The impulse to engage in greed and corruption when power is obtained.

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.

1. God 2. Constitution 3. Voters

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should never be allowed except when the mother's life is in imminent danger. There is no other justification for abortion.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the inerrant word of God. I believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived on earth among men, was crucified and after three days was raised from the dead and sits at the right hand of God interceding for believers. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for the forgiveness of sin. I believe that one day Christ will return and restore earth to the way He intended man to live.

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.

During my three terms in the Texas House, I have demonstrated my conservative values by voting for multiple measures strengthening Texas’ abortion laws (my campaign has been endorsed by Texas Right to Life, Texas Alliance for Life and Life PAC), defunding Planned Parenthood, protecting traditional marriage, protecting our elections with Voter ID, rejecting the expansion of Medicaid under ObamaCare, increasing funding for border security by over $1 billion dollars and balancing every state budget while providing over $5 billion in tax cuts for homeowners and small businesses.

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

info@workmanfortexas.com, 512-748-5599

Additional comment from candidate:

N/A


Background

Education
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, BS, 1973
Work & Military
  • US Army Reserves, Captain, 1973-1983
Affiliations
  • Rotary Club of Austin, Past President
  • Assoicated General Contractors-Texas Building Bran, Past Chairman
Offices
  • State Representative D47, Held 2011-2014
 

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