Candidate Profile
Tony Tinderholt

Republican , Texas


Tony Tinderholt
State Rep., Dist. 94

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

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





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

Reported by Candidate

Texans For Fiscal Responsibility, Young Conservative of Texas, Texas Right To Life, State Representatives Zeddler, Krause, Stickland, Cathie Adams former Republican Party of Texas Chai, Senator Konni Burton and DFW Conservative Voters

Selected Contributions


College Republican National Committee, Jonathan Stickland, Republican Women's Organizations
Accountability First, David Simpson, Empower Texans, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Rifle Association, National Right to Life Committee and 3 more







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?

Our founders knew of mankind's natural desire for power and control. Defining, separating and limiting powers decreased the potential for absolute power which our President is currently defying and acting as a dictator or a King and bypassing the legislative branches of government. The real intent was Of the People, By the People and For the People, meaning that the government serves the people, not he other way around.

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.


Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Never, life starts at conception. My wife is currently pregnant and we were fortunate enough to see sonograms of our child only weeks old. It's the most beautiful thing given to us, Life! It's interesting that pro-choice people never discuss the fact when a pregnant woman is killed that the individual convicted of doing so is charged with two murders. How can we as a society continue to pretend that killing unborn children is acceptable in any way? One of the roles of government is to protect life and I will continue to support legislation to bans abortion.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was always a very passive Christian until 2010 when I found Christ and began to walk through life with him in it. I have made my fair share of mistakes in life, the military took a heavy toll on me and my Family but I now walk with the Lord and know that I am forgiven of my sins and I try to share my experiences with other and spread the word of faith in God.

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 was ranked number 3 most conservative by rice university in a non partisan study of votes taken during the 84th legislative session. I was also ranked #3 most fiscally conservative by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. I received and A+ rating by Texas Right To Life and was ranked in the top 5 most conservative legislators by Young Conservatives of Texas. I stand by my Christian Conservative voting record. There were a few instances where the establishment purposely pushed legislation that they knew would get NO votes from a handful of true conservatives in hopes of using those votes against us during the election cycle. I stand strong in my convictions and promises to the Lord and the people in the district, I had the intestinal fortitude to vote right regardless of the potential issues that vote might cause later during an election cycle. I did exactly what I promised and I pledge to do the same again during the next legislative session.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 817-478-5000

Additional comment from candidate:

I look forward to earning your endorsement and winning this election! Rest assured that I will do exactly as I promise, just as I did during the last legislative session.


  • Regents, New York, BS, 1996
  • Touro Masters Education, Los Angeles, ME, 2005
Work & Military
  • U.S. Air Force, STAFF SERGEANT, 10
  • U.S. Army, MAJOR, 11
  • Spirit of Hope, Volunteer and Contributor
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Volunteer and Contributor
  • St. Jude Research, Volunteer and Contributor
  • Catholic Charities, ESL Instructor
  • Columbia College, Adjunct Spanish Professor 2006-2013
  • State Representative HD 94, Held 1

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