Candidate Profile
Andrew Piel

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Andrew Piel
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 94
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

6
Fmr. State Senator Chris Harris, Fmr. State Senator Kim Brimer, Fmr. State Rep. Toby Goodman, Fmr. State Rep. Barbara Nash, Fmr. Arlington Mayor Richard Greene, AISD School Board Pres. Jamie Sullins

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
10
Barbara Nash, James Keffer, Joe Barton, John Cornyn, Kenneth "Kim" Brimer, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 4 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.

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.

Neutral

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.

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?

Man is fallen, sinful, and has be held accountable, by God and his fellow man. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When the death of the mother is imminent, and inevitable. Said condition needs to be certified to and sworn to by a licensed medical professional under the penalty of purgery.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Jesus Christ is my Savior, my Strength, and my Guiding Light. There is but one Christian God, embodied by the Holy Trinity.

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 conservative activist since my college years in the early 1990s. I have worked on multiple campaigns for conservative candidates.

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

andrew@andrewpielfortexas.com

Additional comment from candidate:

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this survey.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas School of Law, Austin, JD, 1997
  • Univeristy of Texas at Austin, Austin, BA, 1994
  • James W. Martin High School, Arlington, High School, 1990
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Arlington Republican Club, President 2003, member since 1997
  • Tarrant County Republican Assembly, President 2005
  • Texas GOP State Convention, Six-time delegate
  • First United Methodist Church, Member since 1997, Sun. Sch. Class Pres. 2xs
  • Tarrant County Bar Construction Law Section, Chair 2015-16, Vice-Chair 2014-2015
  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2008-2009
  • AGC/TEXO Govt. Relations Cmte., 2005 to present
  • Arlington Chmb. Public Policy Council, 2003 to present
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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