Candidate Profile
Valoree Swanson

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Valoree Swanson
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 150
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Cathie Adams, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Values Action

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas Right to Life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans, Dr. Steve Hotze, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Cathie Adams, President, Texas Eagle Forum, Concerned Women for America (CWA), state & nat'l, Texas Home School Coalition; Kingwood Tea Party

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
9
Cathie Adams, Conservative Coalition of Harris County, Debbie Riddle, Don Willett, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations and 3 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.

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.

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?

Each of us is born with a sinful nature. People tend to become greedy and power-hungry, especially when given authority. Our Founding Fathers established checks and balances and limited powers to try to avoid giving too much power to any one person.

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?

Abortion is always the taking of innocent human life and should not be allowed. In the extremely rare case that the mother's life is truly in danger, doctors should make every effort to save both lives. In cases of rape and incest, the innocent baby should not be punished for the sins of the perpetrator. Instead, the victim of rape or incest should be given emotional and physical support from churches and pro-life organizations, and the mother should be given the option of giving the baby up to a loving home for adoption. The Declaration of Independence says "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." The right to life begins at conception.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe God sent his only son Jesus to die on the cross for us to save us from our sins. I have accepted the Lord as my Savior and believe it is through faith, not by works, that we are saved. God is the decider of right and wrong, and we must set our moral compass accordingly. The Bible is the Word of God. All human life is created by God and precious. It is our duty to protect innocent life from conception to natural death. Marriage is set up by God and only includes a union between a natural man and a natural woman. God designed marriage as the ideal setting to raise up children in the way of the Lord. God also calls us, as the Church, to take care of the widows and orphans. Our belief in the value of life and in sharing the love of God with others led my husband and me to adopt two teenagers from CPS after having two biological children.

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 consistently voted very conservatively in my 8 years on the State Republican Executive Committee, in my 22 years as a Republican Precinct Chair, as a Delegate at Republican Conventions, and on committees since 1984. I have publicly endorsed, worked to elect, and contributed to pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, fiscally and socially conservative candidates since the early 80's. I have not supported moderate or liberal candidates. I have given time and/or money to multitudes of conservative organizations over many years and not supported moderate or liberal organizations. Some organizations I support: Liberty Institute Texas Right to Life Vision America Focus on the Family KSBJ Churches Capitol Commission Concerned Women for America American Center for Law and Justice Eagle Forum Pregnancy assistance ministries Republican clubs Many others

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

Campaign@ValoreeSwanson.com (832)510-4520

Additional comment from candidate:

I am running so my conservative district can have conservative representation. Many conservative groups and individuals asked me to run after the incumbent's voting record turned from conservative to liberal alignment with the Speaker of the House. My opponent was the swing vote on Calendars Committee who voted with the Democrats to kill the American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) Bill and a pro-life insurance bill. In Calendars Committee, she also voted for the Democrats' $15 per hour minimum wage bill. She also voted wrong on Governor Abbott's landmark ethics bill, SB19. The incumbent kills good bills behind the scenes so that legislators never even vote on them in order to make her record appear "conservative," but the voters deserve transparency.


Background

Education
  • El Campo High School, El Campo, TX, High School Diploma, 1976
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX, BBA, 1980
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Texas Values, Supporter
  • Conservative Coalition of Harris County, Board Member
  • WoodsEdge Community Church, Active member involved in various ministries
  • Texas Right to Life, supporter & activist
  • Texas Tea Party Republican Women, Board Member for many years
  • Concerned Women for America, Supporter & activist
  • Bluesheet (vetting & electing conservatives), Founder & leader
  • Liberty Institute & Vision America, supporter & contributor
Offices
  • State Republican Exec. Committeewoman (SREC) SD 7, Held 8
  • Republican Precinct Chair, Held 22
  • none
  • none
 

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