Candidate Profile
Bryan Hughes

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Bryan Hughes
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  96%
Empower Texans, 2015:  91%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  88%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  86%

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

11
Cathie Adams, David Barton, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Carol Everett, Kelly Shackelford, Ken Paxton and 5 more

Others

1
Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas Right to Life, Texas Values, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Lt. Governor Dan Partick, Former Governor Rick Perry, Grassroots America - We the People

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
21
Charles Lee Perry, Daniel Webster, David Simpson, Don Willett, Jim Landtroop, Joan Huffman and 15 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
38
Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated Republicans of Texas, Bass Family PACs, Campaign for Republican Leadership, Cathie Adams, Chris Paddie and 32 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
American Association for Justice, American Federation of Teachers, Association of Texas Professional Educators, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, International Association of Firefighters, United Transportation Union

Summary

11%

LIBERAL

89%

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 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 Agree

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?

Our Founders recognized the truth expressed in Scripture and borne out by our experience, that man has a sinful nature and because of his fallen state he cannot be trusted with unchecked power.

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?

None. Thanks to advances in medicine, doctors tell us that an abortion is never necessary to save the life of the Mother.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a sinner, and my sin separated me from God, dooming me to a lost eternity. The Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, came to Earth as a man and lived a perfect, sinless life, and then gave His life on the Cross to pay the penalty for our sins. He rose again on the third day and today He is in Heaven at the Father's right hand. Because I have confessed my sins and turned to Him and trusted Him for salvation, I have been born again. I now have a relationship with Him and a home in Heaven waiting for me when I leave this Earth.

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.

Since being elected to the Texas House in 2002, I have established a very conservative voting record. I have been awarded Taxpayer Champion from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Freshman of the Year by Young Conservatives of Texas, Pro-Life Whip by Texas Right to Life, Defender of the American Dream by Americans for Prosperity, Courageous Conservative by the Texas Conservative Coalition; in various reelection races I have been endorsed by these groups as well as Texas Values, Concerned Women for America, Eagle Forum, and many other conservative groups.

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

info@bryanhughs.com

Additional comment from candidate:

None.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, BBA - Economics, 1992
  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Law Degree, 1995
Work & Military
  • Bryan Hughes Law Firm
  • US District Judge William Steger, Clerk, 1995-1997
Affiliations
  • Golden Bible Chapel, Elder
  • Texas Right to Life, Pro-Life Whip of Texas House
  • NRA, Life-Member
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2002-Present
 

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